Borderlands the Handsome Collection is Getting a Free Upgrade

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Ultra HD - official trailer

Borderlands the Handsome Collection is getting a free visual upgrade which pushes the game’s graphical fidelity up to ULTRA. So you are going to be able to play Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, and all of the DLC’s in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

It doesn’t matter if you already own the games or going to buy them in 5 seconds from now. This Ultra HD Texture pack will be available on April 3, 2019.

On consoles, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players
  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Updated weapon meshes and textures
  • Re-encoded 4K Cinematics
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement

On PC, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Remastered 4K weapon meshes and textures
  • Re-encoded 4K Cinematics
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement
  • Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • An improved SSAO method for more realistic ambient lighting

Sidenote: Some of the above visual improvements are automatically enabled when the Texture Pack is installed. There is no need to manually enable them in the in-game Video settings menu.

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