Borderlands 3 Is Now On Stadia, But There's A Catch

Borderlands 3 isn't at its best on Stadia.

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Borderlands 3 has joined the games line-up for the Google Stadia, bringing its brand of online co-op mania to Google's streaming platform. But the version of Borderlands 3 that Stadia owners will get is not on par with the one currently playable on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

In a post on the official Borderlands 3 site, Gearbox has announced that they are hoping to reach parity in early 2020, but for now Borderlands 3 on Stadia is a few updates behind. It is at the point the other versions were at as of October 24, which means that it is missing a few features. The big November update, for instance, which increased the bank size and added the Mayhem 4 difficulty level, is not integrated yet.

It also means that the game's first major DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, won't arrive in the Stadia version until 2020. It's due on December 19 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One players.

Some players on Reddit are also finding that the game does not run at 60FPS, which was one of the promises of the system. However, later comments in the same thread are arguing that it actually does run at 60FPS in "balanced" mode.

The game is available at a discount on Stadia for a limited time. The standard edition is on sale for $39, while the Deluxe Edition costs $52. That deal ends on January 7 at 7:00am PDT.

Borderlands 3 is not the only game coming to Stadia today--Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 is also out now. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will release for Stadia on December 18.

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