The long wait for Borderlands 3 is finally coming to an end when the game launches a bit later this month, on 13 September 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Borderlands 3 is probably one of the most anticipated titles for most gamers out there and now, you can mark those calendars and set those alarm clocks as Gearbox has revealed the Borderlands 3 launch times and when you can preload if you purchased the game digitally, including when PC gamers can preload.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 End-Game Content and DLC Roadmap Revealed

The PC version preload gets a special mention here because last month, it looked like preloading wouldn’t be ready for the game on the Epic Games Store, where it is a timed PC exclusive. However, this seems to have now changed as PC gamers will be able to preload the game as well.

Gearbox announced the Borderlands 3 launch times as well as when you can preload the game in a new post and South African’s will be happy to know that they can start playing the game on 13 September at 00:00 SAST on consoles and at 01:00 SAST on PC. First, check out the two images featuring console and PC release times for the game.

Borderlands 3 launch times preload gearbox

Borderlands 3

Gearbox also explained that on all platforms, you will be able to preload the game roughly 48 hours before launch, which means South Africans should be able to preload Borderlands 3 on 11 September at 00:00 SAST on the platform of their choice.

No matter which platform you’re playing on, we’re happy to announce that Borderlands 3 will be available for download roughly 48 hours ahead of the launch date and time listed for your region.

At the time of writing, the exact file size for each platform is still unknown, as the PC system requirements point toward 75 GB HDD space (which might not be the same as download requirement) and the Xbox Store page points towards roughly 40 GB for consoles.

RELATED: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne to Reward Players for Helping Others Catch Up

Will you be playing Borderlands 3 as soon as it launches? Let us know in the comment section below.

  • Story - /10
  • Gameplay - /10
  • Presentation - /10
  • Value - /10


GLITCHED was created by taking everything we love and putting into one place. It contains a little something for everyone be it your favourite comic book, what to binge on Netflix this weekend, or your annual first-person shooter. The idea that one can love all the cool things is not hard to comprehend, you just need to find a place for it. That place is GLITCHED..

Hit enter to search or ESC to close
Share via
Send this to a friend