Best answer: Yes. Borderlands 3 will support local split-screen co-op so that you can game with your friends together in the same room.

Vast alien treasures: Borderlands 3 ($60 at Amazon)

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.

Welcome back

Borderlands 3

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.

Get ready for Borderlands 3 with these games and accessories

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition ($30 at GameStop)

Before hopping into Borderlands 3, you may want to play the game that started it all first. Enjoy it in all of its remastered goodness on Xbox One, complete with 4K resolution support and several quality of life changes to make the experience even better.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection ($40 at Amazon)

Borderlands just wouldn't be the series it is without Handsome Jack, its most notorious villain. You won't want to miss out on his rise to power and his eventual quest for the Vault and the powers that it contains within in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Funko Pop! Borderlands Lilith ($12 at Amazon)

Love them or hate them, Funko Pop! figures are popular. If you love them, you should consider adding to your collection with this Borderlands Lilith Pop! figure. It may not come with her Siren powers, but it's still pretty dope.

Borderlands Keychain ($11 at Amazon)

Show off your Borderlands pride more subtly than with a shirt with this keychain, featuring the iconic symbol we've come to associate with the role-playing shooter series.

Borderlands PopSockets Phone Grip ($15 at Amazon)

Need more Handsome Jack in your life? Pick up this PopSockets phone grip and you'll be able to take him with you wherever you go.

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