Borderlands 3 has officially gone gold. Gearbox confirmed the game’s status on Twitter and thanked everyone who contributed to its completion.
For those not up to date on the lingo, a game that’s “gone gold” has been completed and is ready for manufacturing. So Borderlands 3 is in its final stage before release. Any additional changes to the game’s code that are made from now on will come in the form of a day one patch or post-release updates.
Borderlands 3 takes place shortly after the events of both Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary. The game launches with four new playable Vault Hunters–Zane, Amara, Moze, and FL4K–each of whom has some of the most uniquely designed skill trees seen in any previous Borderlands title.
We’ve already had a chance to play as the first three. Zane can sacrifice his grenades to equip two different active skills at once, Amara’s mastery of the elements allows her to mix and match the skills of every Siren that’s come before her, and Moze is able to change what her active skill does by putting different weapons and armor on her Iron Bear mech.
Launching on September 13 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, Borderlands 3 has a limited-time exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store. Once the deal is complete, the game will go to other PC platforms like Steam. Borderlands 3 is also releasing on Google Stadia once the cloud-based game streaming service launches. Though it won’t have cross-platform play at launch, Gearbox is “committed” to making it happen.
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