Fans of the Borderlands series can rest easy, as developer Gearbox announced Borderlands 3 during its PAX East panel last week. Also during the panel, Gearbox confirmed the remaster of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. The remastered Borderlands: GotY released earlier this week, so you can pick it up now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you owned the existing Game of the Year Edition on Steam, you should have received a free update with the remastered version that you can find in your Steam library. It’s possible to obtain physical copies of the game on consoles, but they’re limited to US and Canada stores only.
Get Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
- GameStop — $30
- PlayStation Store (digital) — $30
- GameStop — $30
- Microsoft Store (digital) — $30
- Steam — $30
Additionally, Gearbox has shared a bunch of new information about Borderlands 3, including confirmation of its release date: September 13. We also got the first details on its playable characters.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition drops TOMORROW with new weapons, visual upgrades, character heads, gold chests and keys, all 4 add-on packs, and more!
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When the Borderlands: GotY launched in October 2010, it gathered the original Borderlands with all four of its DLC packs–The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution–into one package. This remastered version will do the exact same, but will also bring about some new additions like gameplay tweaks (such as a new minimap, for example), a series of new guns, new character customization options, and more. Gearbox is also altering the campaign’s final boss, making it “more engaging, challenging, and rewarding.”
Further, an Ultra HD texture pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection also became available the same day Borderlands: GotY dropped. According to the official Borderlands website, the UHD texture pack will affect “characters, vehicles, weapons and environments.” Gearbox didn’t specify how the UHD texture pack will affect the game, so it’s unclear if it’s receiving more frames per second, higher graphical fidelity, or both. You can pick up the Ultra HD texture pack for free at the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam.
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