Borderlands 3 Release Date Leaked Before Reveal Event
Get ready for a billion guns this fall.
Borderlands 3 had weeks of build-up for a PAX East announcement that put a proverbial ring on it, officially announcing the anticipated loot-shooter. But while we did get a trailer showcasing the game, there weren't many other details shared beyond that, leaving us to wait for additional information to be shared later. Before that could happen, though, Gearbox accidentally slipped one of the most crucial bits of information: the game's release date.
The official Borderlands account tweeted (and subsequently deleted) word that the game is coming on September 13, and teased a Gold Weapon Skins Pack for pre-orders. The tweet is still visible through Archive.org, so we can say with certainty that it did exist at one point. Another tweet made a second mention of a Gold Weapons Skins pack, and yet another contained a video ad that showed the Epic Store logo. Both the release date and the Epic Store exclusivity turned out to be legitimate, and the latter led to a wave of review bombing.
Previously, publisher Take Two had hinted at a highly anticipated sequel to a 2K franchise would be launching this fiscal year, which would have placed it between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Additionally, Gearbox called 2019 the "Year of Borderlands," which implied a release this year. Other announcements from its PAX East panel included a Game of the Year edition of the original Borderlands, an Ultra HD Texture Pack for the Handsome Collection, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 on PC, and the DLC for Borderlands 2 coming to PlayStation VR.
For better or worse, the initial reveal trailer left us a bit underwhelmed, so the May 1 reveal will give Gearbox a chance to show off the game in detail. So far we only know what we could glean from the initial trailers, so check out everything we know and details of the new Vault Hunters.