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Borderlands 3 will support crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store when it releases in March

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Gearbox has revealed a March 13 release date for Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab) on Steam. The announcement was made during PAX East 2020, where the studio also revealed that crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store will be supported.

The news comes as a welcome surprise to Borderlands fans that decided to wait for a Steam release after Borderlands 3 was initially released (opens in new tab) on PC exclusively for the Epic Games Store. At the time, a press release from Gearbox indicated that a Steam release wouldn't be until April of 2020, but now we know that date to be a few weeks earlier than anticipated. You can check out the new Steam page for Borderlands 3, which lets you add the game to your wishlist, here (opens in new tab).

Further, it's now been confirmed that friends will be able to pair up in Borderlands 3 whether or not they purchased the game on Steam or through the Epic Games Store. That's a big relief for PC players, as for now they're limited to playing Borderlands 3 only with other PC players, despite Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford tweeting (opens in new tab) in July that "We are committed to crossplay on as many platforms as possible."

Gearbox also took the time during their panel at PAX East to unveil the latest DLC coming to Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab), called Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock. That DLC will be available on all platforms March 26.

Gear up for the big Steam release with our 10 essential Borderlands 3 tips (opens in new tab).

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.