Borderlands 3 is one of the biggest co-op shooters around. It's not exactly hard to find other players with which to co-op loot-shoot, but more potential players is usually better, right? As of today's update, finding online co-op partners should be even easier; crossplay (cross-platform multiplayer) has finally come to most versions of Borderlands 3. The update also adds permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.
Crossplay, which was teased by Randy Pitchford before the game's release in 2019 and reconfirmed on May 27 of this year, is available on all platforms except for PlayStation. According to Pitchford, Gearbox was "required by the publisher to remove crossplay support for PlayStation consoles." This is likely due to the fees that Sony charges publishers of popular games that institute crossplay in PlayStation titles, as revealed during Epic's court case against Apple.
Crossplay is enabled through Borderlands 3's SHiFT Matchmaking system. After installing today's update, players must opt-in before they can play with gamers from other platforms. Whether players opt-in or not, everyone must choose a "Crossplay Display Name." To change your display name from within the game:
Click Social, switch to the SHiFT tab, and change your Crossplay Display Name in the Account Details section.
Today's update also includes the following features, which should be available on all platforms, including PlayStation.
- The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels - The fan-favorite seasonal event is back! Bring the fight into round two against Joey Ultraviolet and his gangs of underlings, tearing apart their scenic Villa Ultraviolet mansion in the process.
- Endless Season Events - With today's update, you'll be able to play any of Borderlands 3's themed seasonal events—Bloody Harvest, Broken Hearts Day, and Revenge of the Cartels—whenever you like, for as long as you like! A new option on the Main Menu will let you select which of these three events you'd like to toggle on or off. Note that this option only applies to the three seasonal events and not limited-time mini-events.
- Level Cap Increase - Get ready to push your power even further as the level cap increases by 7 levels to a max level of 72.
- True Trials Finale - You've all fought valiantly during the True Trials mini-events so far, and now it's time for an ultra-challenging finale! From June 24 at 9:00 AM PT to July 1 at 8:59 AM PT, the effects of all six True Trials mini-events will be active.
Borderlands 3 is available in multiple editions, with the standard edition selling for $59.99 and the Ultimate Edition selling for $99.99. It supports split-screen 2-player co-op on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, 4-player split-screen co-op on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, and 4-player online co-op on all platforms. You can get Borderlands 3 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and 5, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Stadia.
Did we mention the Xbox version of Borderlands 3: Ultimate Edition is on sale for $49.99 right now? There's still plenty of time to play this game before the fantasy-themed spin-off Tiny Tina's Wonderlands comes out in 2022.