Gearbox has confirmed that free PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrades for Borderlands 3 will be available to download on the day each console launches. That means Xbox players will get it on November 10th and PlayStation 5 players will be able to upgrade on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19th in UK and the rest of world.
The game will run at 60fps in 4K on the PS5 and Xbox Series X during single-player and online co-op, and the next-gen consoles will support three- and four-player split screen for local multiplayer. If you are going to be playing on an PlayStation 4 or Xbox One X then good news, you get split screen as well, but it will only support two players.
Additional DLC will also be ported over to next gen and your current save files will also work, so you can upload them to the cloud, download on your new console and pick up where you left off.
New paid add on content was confirmed for Borderlands 3 back in September but it will be different to the story DLCs that were previously released. The only real details we have so far is that a new game mode will be added. New skill trees for the Vault Hunters will also be introduced alongside new action skills. FL4K’s skill tree was highlighted and it is called Trapper. This skill tree favours shields and increasing survival odds. The new action skill is Gravity Snare. When deployed it throws all enemies near it into the air, which then causes them to slam into the ground. FL4K’s new pet will be a Hyperion Loaderbot.
In our review for Borderlands 3, Jason wrote: