Borderlands 3 Has Delayed Its Guardian Breach Update In Support Of Black Lives Matter
Gearbox announces that the Takedown at the Guardian Breach update is delayed.
Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has joined the chorus in supporting Black Lives Matter following the murder of George Floyd and pushing back some of its scheduled plans for Borderlands 3 in solidarity with the movement. In a statement on Twitter, the developer said it's delaying the release of the Takedown at the Guardian Breach update.
Additionally, the studio is muting its Twitter channel--with the exception of this announcement--out of respect for "what's going on in the world right now." A new date has not been announced as of yet.
2K Games, which publishes the Borderlands series, said it's adding another $1 million USD to the 2K Foundations Program and expanding its scope to include fighting racial injustice and inequalities in black communities around the world.
"Black lives matter," the statement says.
Gearbox also confirmed that the ongoing Revenge of the Cartels event in Borderlands 3 will be extended until the Takedown at the Guardian Breach update arrives.
Gearbox isn't alone in delaying an update due to the unrest around racial inequality around the world. Infinity Ward has delayed the Season 4 update for Modern Warfare/Warzone, while Epic Games has pushed back the launch of Fortnite's next season. Sony, meanwhile, delayed its PlayStation 5 event. Sony has since set a new date for it, on June 11.
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