Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is an amazing package which runs at 1080p 60 frames per second (FPS) on the base Xbox One. It contains the critically-acclaimed Borderlands 2 and the not-so-critically-acclaimed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While the games originally launched on the Xbox 360, this updated version is a blast to play because the shooting feels smooth and precise.
Today, Gearbox Software released a 4K patch for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on Xbox One X. Unfortunately, you have to download add-ons which total roughly 15 GB. This is the first time we've come across a game which doesn't automatically update the textures, but requires the user to manually download the assets.
Once the patch hits, the game is expected to run at 4K 60 FPS on Microsoft's latest console. Hopefully the performance will hold up because revisiting Borderlands 2 will be an amazing experience on a 4K display. While the current 1080p picture looks great, it's still blurry if you have a 4K device because it's being upscaled.
Borderlands 2 Ultra HD Texture Pack
This download is an add-on and requires 8 GB on Xbox One X.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Ultra HD Texture Pack
This download is an add-on and requires 7 GB on Xbox One X.
Keep in mind that this requires an Xbox One X to use because a normal Xbox One can't handle the memory requirements. Don't download the texture packs on a normal console.
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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the essential Borderlands compilation and includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for modern consoles. Xbox One customers will experience the absolute highest performance and highest fidelity graphics for any Borderlands game ever played on a video game console.
Xbox accessories you'll love
While you're checking out Borderlands 3, take a look at these awesome Xbox accessories to enhance your experience.
Talon Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)
This media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
Controller Gear controller stand ($13 at Amazon)
Display your Xbox One controller with this stand.
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