Will Borderlands 3 have split-screen co-op?
Why wouldn't Borderlands 3 have split-screen?
More and more games tend to forego split-screen co-op in favor of utilizing the necessary power that would have been needed in other categories. Halo 5: Guardians notably got rid of split-screen so that 343 Industries could focus on boosting its frame rate and resolution. Split-screen gameplay requires a lot of processing power nowadays with how the technology behind games has progressed and this makes it increasingly harder to support.
How many players does local co-op support?
If you were hoping for 4-player local co-op, you'll be disappointed. Gearbox has confirmed that Borderlands 3 will only feature up to 2-player split-screen co-op. Those wanting to play with a larger group of friends will need to play online.
Will all platforms feature split-screen co-op?
Only users on console (Xbox One and PS4) will be able to take advantage of 2-player split-screen co-op natively. PC does not appear to support local split-screen. This is in line with previous games in the series as Borderlands on PC historically didn't support split-screen, while its console counterparts have.
Can I still play online co-op with my friends?
Yes. You'll still be able to play cooperatively online with your friends. This will be limited to four players like in the past.
Prepare for the fight of the galaxy
Pick your new favorite Vault Hunter and get ready to save the worlds with your friends in local split-screen co-op once again. No pressure or anything. Just watch out for the native wildlife. The game is set to release on Sept. 13.
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