Nov 9, 2020

Out Now! Borderlands 3 Next-Gen Upgrade, Ultimate Edition, Season Pass 2, and more

It's a big day for Borderlands 3, with the launch of Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Next-Level Edition, Season Pass 2, Designer's Cut, Multiverse Final Form cosmetics, and next-gen support!

Next-Level Mayhem has officially arrived! Borderlands 3 is now even bigger, as Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition, Season Pass 2, Designer's Cut, and the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics are all out now on Xbox Series X/Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam and Epic, and Stadia!

Borderlands 3 has been fully optimized to take advantage of the processing power of next-gen consoles, bringing a new level of graphical fidelity to the Borderlands universe. Now you can enjoy Borderlands 3 at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution during single-player and online co-op on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. All next-gen consoles also support three- and four-player split-screen local multiplayer.

In addition, vertical split-screen for two-player local co-op is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Existing Borderlands 3 digital players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One who purchase a next-generation console can upgrade the game for free within the same console family. Players who own a physical disc of Borderlands 3 will need the Xbox Series X or standard PlayStation 5 console models that include a disc drive to take advantage of this feature. Your add-on content and save files can also be ported over to next-gen consoles within the same family so you can easily jump back into the action.

If you're not up to speed on all the new Borderlands 3 editions or the exciting additions in Season Pass 2, here's a quick refresher on each. For more details, check out our comprehensive Borderlands 3 Next-Gen FAQ.

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition delivers the quintessential Borderlands 3 experience. It grants you access to all released Borderlands 3 content as of November 10, 2020, including the award-winning base game, four campaign add-ons via Season Pass 1, Designer's Cut (out now) and Director's Cut (coming Spring 2021) DLC in Season Pass 2, and multiple bonus cosmetic packs—including the new Multiverse Final Form cosmetics.

Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition

Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition celebrates the launch of the new Next-Gen platforms, offering the core game plus the all-new Multiverse Final Form cosmetic packs which contain all-new body models and matching heads for Moze, Amara, FL4K, and Zane. Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition is only available for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and can be purchased through either of their digital storefronts.

Season Pass 2 and Designer's Cut

Enhance your copy of Borderlands 3 with Season Pass 2, which includes both the all-new Designer's Cut and upcoming Director's Cut add-ons for a new year of mayhem! Experience new modes and missions, create deadly new builds, rock fresh styles with the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics, and more! Season Pass 2 requires Borderlands 3 to play and can either be purchased separately or as part of Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition.

Season Pass 2's first half, Designer's Cut, is available now, featuring a new skill tree for each Vault Hunter and Arms Race—an all new roguelike challenge where you and your friends drop in with nothing and have to battle to find and extract loot. Designer’s Cut can be purchased separately or as part of Season Pass 2.

For full Arms Race details, check out our recap of The Borderlands Show Episode 8's extensive coverage of Arms Race. If you want to know more about the new skill trees for Amara the SirenFL4K the BeastmasterMoze the Gunner, and Zane the Operative in the Designer's Cut, read the paired-up breakdowns in our Amara/FL4K and Moze/Zane articles, complete with developer commentary.

Then in Spring 2021, get ready for the Director's Cut, a gameplay focused add-on that includes additional missions, end-game content, and behind-the-scenes extras!

Multiverse Final Form cosmetics

The Multiverse Final Form cosmetics imagine what our heroes would've looked like if they never became Vault Hunters! Each eye-catching pack contains a Vault Hunter Body with a new Head to match. These cosmetics can be mixed and matched with other Body and Heads as desired and can also be paired with skins.

All four Multiverse Final Form cosmetic packs will be granted to owners of the original Season Pass or Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition, as well as owners of Season Pass 2, Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, or Borderlands 3 Next-Level Edition.

For a closer look at the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics, including their alt-history lore and how snazzy they look when paired with existing skins, check out our Multiverse Final Forms article.

Arms Race ECHOcast Update and Mayhem 11

As an added bonus, the Borderlands 3 November 9, 2020 update includes some extra features available to all Borderlands 3 players!

The Borderlands 3 Twitch ECHOcast Extension offers some mayhem-tastic ways for viewers to interact with Borderlands 3 streamers and adds brand-new functionality in support of Arms Race. When streamers are playing Arms Race, the existing Moxxtail Event, Badass Viewer Event, and Pinata Event all work the same way, but the Rare Chest Event is replaced by the new Extractor Breach Event. When the streamer successfully extracts precious gear during a run through the Stormblind Complex, the Extractor Breach Event gives viewers a chance to score a copy of that gear for their in-game bank! In addition, the ECHOcast Extension now displays critical Arms Race information, including player location, respawner points, extraction locations, and the movement of the encroaching Murdercane.

We're also pushing Mayhem Mode to 11! This update lets you experience Mayhem 10 difficulty and loot without any of the Mayhem Modifiers, with slightly lower drop rates as a tradeoff for the mildly reduced challenge.