New Borderlands Game Of The Year Edition Out Now On PS4, Xbox One, PC

A re-re-release.

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Fans of the Borderlands series can rest easy, as developer Gearbox announced Borderlands 3 during its PAX East panel last week. Also during the panel, Gearbox confirmed the remaster of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. The remastered Borderlands: GotY released earlier this week, so you can pick it up now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you owned the existing Game of the Year Edition on Steam, you should have received a free update with the remastered version that you can find in your Steam library. It's possible to obtain physical copies of the game on consoles, but they're limited to US and Canada stores only.

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Additionally, Gearbox has shared a bunch of new information about Borderlands 3, including confirmation of its release date: September 13. We also got the first details on its playable characters.

When the Borderlands: GotY launched in October 2010, it gathered the original Borderlands with all four of its DLC packs--The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution--into one package. This remastered version will do the exact same, but will also bring about some new additions like gameplay tweaks (such as a new minimap, for example), a series of new guns, new character customization options, and more. Gearbox is also altering the campaign's final boss, making it "more engaging, challenging, and rewarding."

Further, an Ultra HD texture pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection also became available the same day Borderlands: GotY dropped. According to the official Borderlands website, the UHD texture pack will affect "characters, vehicles, weapons and environments." Gearbox didn't specify how the UHD texture pack will affect the game, so it's unclear if it's receiving more frames per second, higher graphical fidelity, or both. You can pick up the Ultra HD texture pack for free at the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam.

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these guys are assholes.. Too much talking, just play the dam game

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12 hours in and I must say the upgrade is bringing back not just some great memories but improved gameplay as well. I can't put my finger on it but it just feels tighter. Some odd floating dead enemies aside I think it is great!

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I tested out the Pre-Sequel yesterday, and it looks great. It also supports HDR.

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They should have put one on Switch as well

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And I have to miss out because these dicks closed the granting tool for redeeming the retail copy on Steam.

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Oh boy this is really phoning it in.

"Guys let's announce Borderlands 3"

"OK"

"Hey, so while everything is on the hype-train, want to make some easy money too and just re-release our old game in 4K? I think we have some interns that can do it for us"

"Sure I guess"

"OK"

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@mrbojangles25: 4K upgrade is not the only improvement/addition.

60FPS, HDR, Hi-res textures pack, mini map addition from BL2, auto pickup of money/ammo (nice QOL additions).

Do your homework next time.

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and the game is great...my x box is happy...man

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Was bored to borderland 1 once more, but they pull in nice move.

Hello, Lilith you only one left untouched ;p

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Silky-smooth at 4K w/HDR on my 75"... Imported chars from 2011 (just patch your previous version and Export chars from main menu).

OR... just start a fresh run on any char you didn't play BITD. Looks great, still plays great, still a laugh.

BTW, having BL2 controls is a massive improvement.

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@Pyrosa: Good to see something so right in the eyes of old schoolers like you and I. I cant wait to dive back in this weekend. Good times to you sir.

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@Pyrosa: This. So fun to replay this title with pretty much greater everything. Silky as hell.

They need to patch up the screen tearing though, which is widely known.

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And already it's getting Review Bombed by entitled children who are pissed at Gearbox for signing an exclusivity deal with Epic Games Store for Borderlands 3. Don't get me wrong, I dislike this anti-consumer practice of essentially trying to strongarm gamers into using their mediocre at best Digital Distribution platform, but spamming worthless rage reviews on previous games in the series won't accomplish anything. Like it or not, Gearbox already agreed to the deal and they couldn't back out now even if they wanted to.

Here's a novel concept, if you're displeased with Gearbox over making BL3 a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store, then just don't buy the game on the Epic Games Store. I know, that would require self-control, but it will work much better than spamming worthless reviews on Steam and then just buying it on the Epic Store.

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And forcing every game on steam isn't anti-consumer? I am not saying that Epic is any better but I was sick to death of publishers forcing steam down my throat for almost every game. These days I will only buy games from GoG because of their no DRM policy.

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@J_P-: grasping for straws much....

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: Of course it's getting reviewed bombed spoilt millennials think they run the comments section on YouTube. Also it wasn't gearbox's decision regarding the PC exclusivity deal wiyh epic launcher that was purely the fat cats at 2k (geatbox's boss/parent company) check Randy's Twitter.... Personally I'll be getting it for console's just to be able to play it on release. (BL3 will have cross-play also which is probably the reason for the epic games launcher decision.)

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borderlands is a terrible game, the art style is flat out ugly, the characters flat out annoying, cheezy campy cringe worthy dialogue, and endgame always consists of playing a level over and over and over, there's no dynamics, mechanics that require thought, nothing.. I honestly don't know why it sold so well.

And on pc the only reason anyone ever stuck about past killing the final boss and just dumping the game in the furthest reaches of their game list, I imagine was Steam and all the benefits it came with.

I'm just glad I spend most of my time on console nowadays, and This whole epic launcher shite ain't something I gotta mull over.

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@dynamotnt: plz so dont play it and gtfo

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@elusive_mg: lol ouch

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@dynamotnt: whaaaaaaa! Whaaaaaaa!

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@dynamotnt: A troll appeared!

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@Barighm: LMAO :)

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@Barighm: I bet his butt hurts a LOT.

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@Barighm: Prob not going to bother catching this one.

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@Pyrosa: OH COME ON Pyrosa! Youre quite the pro at catching trolls lol. Don't give up on us, we need you lol.

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@pongman1975: lol at you cunts calling me butthurt, what the **** is this the borderlands defense league, retards campaigning for shit games? why don't you make a sign for big publishers to read that says "keep making SHIT, we are retarded enough to buy it"

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@dynamotnt: I like the Borderlands games, so youre opinion is your opinion and not fact. Just look at the sales history and reviews instead of calling people names just because youre a triggered 9 year old.

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It's about 10 years late to be releasing a GOTY version. I'm so sick of how lazy the gaming industry has become.

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@masterfrankgrimes: By outsourcing a port & upconvert to current-gen platforms, so NEW fans who want to play the whole series can have a consistent experience?

The name is the only lazy part here, IMO.

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Hope console gamers who already own the Borderlads Goty,get the same treatment like pc gamers.

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@sladakrobot: Nope. I gladly bought 2 copies immediately. Only the Steam upg was free.

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@sladakrobot: Its a $30 release on xbox one and ps4

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@MRJ2012: I have to check my PS 4 and Xbox collections to see if I have it but I am glad I did buy the one for the PC some years ago. If I do not own it on console, I will get it when the price drops as I am in no hurry.

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PC steam GOTY edition is only $7.50 on amazon right now (NA only), buy that and get your remaster tomorrow.

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@hampton2003: Thanks for the heads-up!

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Great news!

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