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Borderlands 3 Free Next-Gen Upgrade, Fourth Skill Tree and More Announced

Borderlands 3 has been out for a year already. It is hard to believe that this time last year we were celebrating the launch of the game with a cool Collector’s Edition unboxing and review. Over the weekend, 2K Games announced a load of new features coming to the series including a fancy, and best of all free, next-gen upgrade. Borderlands 3 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X and is free for current owners of the game.


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We don’t know much about the upgrade at the moment. However, Gearbox claims that Borderlands 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X will run at 4k 60FPS in single player. By the sounds of things, this may drop when joining multiplayer lobbies and the action gets a little crazy. It could be an adaptive frame rate or resolution which may go up and down depending on the intensity of the scene.

In addition to the Borderlands 3 PS5 and Xbox Series X versions, Gearbox announced that new skill trees are coming for each Vault Hunter. However, these won’t be free and users may have to purchase a new DLC pack to enjoy them. The developer revealed FL4K’s new “Trapper” tree that focuses on shields and survivability for FL4K and his pet.

The new tree also includes a Gravity Snare trap which lifts enemies into the air and slams them back down. In addition, there’s also a new Hyperion Loaderbot pet which can be upgraded to specialize in ranged attacks in an ION form, up-close melee as a BUL Loader or fiery explosions as a WAR Loader.

Gearbox also announced that cross-play, one of the most requested features, is coming to Borderlands 3 in early 2021. We can’t wait to see what other characters are going to pack in their skill trees and what DLC content is coming our way in the future.

You can watch the full showcase down below.

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