I still haven’t played Borderlands 3. It’s sitting there, installed, ready to go my PlayStation 4 Pro, but I haven’t so much as looked at the icon in weeks. I refuse to play it, mostly because it’s a game series that I play co-op with my wife. We could split-screen the thing, but I’m waiting on that promised cross-platform play that’ll let me play on PC while she plays on PS4. I also very much doubt this functionality will ever come, so it’s possible that I may just never play Borderlands 3.
Don’t be like me, because it’s apparently a heck of a lot of fun. While it doesn’t really do very much new, it’s still a whole lotta zany lootin-and-shootin.
“Borderlands 3 may be a braindead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it’s easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.”
Anyway, to help you not be like me, Borderlands 3 is free to play this whole weekend. If you’ve got nothing to do and a whole lot of bandwidth to spare (about 40GB), you can grab the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sorry PC gamers, but there’s no free weekend for you – probably because that sort of functionality isn’t built into Epic’s Launcher. On consoles, you will need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus if you plan to join your friends online
Last Updated: November 22, 2019