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Borderlands 3 Free Upgrade on PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Explained

Borderlands 3 Free Upgrade on PS5 & Xbox Series X details
Borderlands 3 Free Upgrade on PS5 & Xbox Series X details

Borderlands 3 Free Upgrade

Borderlands 3 is coming to the next-generation consoles and when you own a copy of the game on the current-gen consoles you will receive a free upgrade when you upgrade to the new hardware. Gearbox Software and 2K announced this news during PAX Online. The current catch is that you have to stay in the same console family. So if you own Borderlands 3 on PS4 you will receive a free upgrade on PS5. But if you own the game on Xbox One, you will receive a free upgrade on Xbox Series X/S.

What’s Included

The Free Borderlands 3 Upgrade includes all your content. This means that if you purchased any of the DLCs or Season Pass, those add-ons will also be available to you on your new system.

When will Borderlands 3 be available on the Next-Gen?

Borderlands 3 will be available on launch day for Xbox Series X/S and PS5. For the Xbox Series X / Series S on November 10 and the PlayStation 5 when it launches on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world.

Borderlands 3 Next Gen Launch Date

Borderlands 3 Next-Gen Launch Date

Will my Save Game transfer to PS5 or Xbox Series X?

“What about my Save Game?” you must be thinking. Yes, even your save file gets moved over to the new consoles. It is currently not explained how they will do this, however, we have had a similar case back in the day. When Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel upgraded from the PS3/Xbox 360 to PS4/Xbox One, you could upload your save file directly from the game to a special 2K server. This feature was made available through a patch update and was tied to your Gamertag/profile. I expect Gearbox to do the same in this case but it would also be great if your console’s cloud save functionality just carried over to the new system.

Do Physical Copies also get a free upgrade?

Yes, if you have a physical copy of Borderlands 3 you also get the free upgrade, however, you need to have the Xbox Series X or the Standard PS5 that includes a disc drive in order to use this feature. You need your disc to prove you own the game. If you purchased the game through your platform’s digital store you can also get the free upgrade on the Xbox Series S or Digital Only PS5.

Next-Gen Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 will be running at 60 frames per second at 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in single-player. The game will also contain 2 player (horizontally and vertically) and 4 player split-screen. In addition to that more DLC will be coming to the game as the Borderlands 3 roadmap continues.

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