What you need to know
- Borderlands 3 is an open-world shooter from Gearbox Software.
- The game launched on Xbox One and PC today.
- The game is Xbox One X Enhanced and features 4K and 60 FPS modes.
- You can preorder Borderlands 3 for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
A few months ago, Gearbox Software unveiled Borderlands 3 for Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia. The game takes place on multiple planets and features numerous alien vaults. It's by far the biggest Borderlands game yet, and it looks like the team has nailed it once again.
Luckily, that day has arrived and it's glorious. Our own Jennifer Locke is hard at work on the review, but she's loving the experience so far. We'll have plenty of guides and other features coming soon!
You can purchase Borderlands 3 for $60 through Amazon or the Microsoft Store. The game has a couple of different versions, but the $100 Super Deluxe Edition (opens in new tab) comes with the season pass and all the additional cosmetic packs.
Borderlands 3 features two modes on Xbox One X. There's a native 4K resolution mode that's locked to 30 frames per second (FPS), but there's also a 1080p 60 FPS option for those who prefer smooth gameplay. We've been playing the Xbox One X version for a day now and the performance is mostly stable on the console. It's unclear how the title fares on the base console though.
Prepare for the fight of the galaxy
Borderlands 3 promises a ton of action and mayhem. Pick your new favorite Vault Hunter and get ready to save the worlds. No pressure or anything. Oh, and watch out for the wildlife.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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