Borderlands 3, the latest game in Gearbox’s space western franchise, will be released on Friday, Sept. 13. The signature cartoony style is on full display in the new game. Though our reviewer found it to be too much of the same, he noted that “players who just want more Borderlands will likely be happy with Borderlands 3.” It has plenty of looting and shooting and irreverent jokes.
Like most AAA releases, several editions are available, with some perks for pre-ordering as well. Gearbox even released a helpful chart detailing what’s included in each edition of Borderlands 3. Below, we break down those editions, available pre-order bonuses, and of course where to buy Borderlands 3 on every platform.
BORDERLANDS 3 PRE-ORDER BONUSES
All Borderlands 3 pre-orders include some bonus DLC cosmetics: the Gold Weapon Skins pack. Amazon is offering Prime members a $10 store credit with pre-orders; Best Buy is doing the same for My Best Buy members.
BORDERLANDS 3 STANDARD EDITION
Borderlands 3 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. (As an Epic Games Store timed exclusive, the PC version will only be available on Epic’s platform until April 2020.) The standard edition costs $59.99 and includes just the base game and any applicable pre-order bonuses.
BORDERLANDS 3 DELUXE EDITION
The Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition costs $79.99 and includes a bunch of bonus DLC, listed below and in the graphic above.
- Retro Cosmetic Pack: Vault Hunter skin, Echo Device skin, weapon skin
- Neon Cosmetic Pack: Vault Hunter skin, Echo Device skin, trinket
- Gearbox Cosmetic Pack: weapon skin, trinket
- Toy Box Weapon Pack: 2 Toy guns, Toy grenade mod, trinket
- XP & Loot Drop boost mods
BORDERLANDS 3 SUPER DELUXE EDITION
The $99.99 Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition throws in the game’s Season Pass along with the cosmetics and boosts from the Deluxe Edition. The Season Pass will include four bonus campaign add-ons, as well as a Butt Stallion DLC pack.
BORDERLANDS 3 FORTNITE BUNDLE
Epic is offering another incentive for picking the game up on PC. Anyone who purchases any version of the game at the Epic Games Store will receive an exclusive Psycho Bundle Pack for Fortnite. That includes a Psycho Bandit Outfit, Claptrap Pet and Psycho Buzz Axes.