Borderlands 3 Matchmaking: How to Matchmake and Add Friends

Borderlands 3 Matchmaking: How to Matchmake and Add Friends

You can squad up in Borderlands 3 by Matchmaking. Here’s how it works.

Borderlands 3 offers players multiple planets to explore, and thousands of guns to collect. As with previous games in the series, there’s a ton of multiplayer fun to enjoy also, as Borderlands 3 is best played with other people. There are multiple ways to get into a squad with others, but the easiest is to head into the in-game matchmaking menus. In this Borderlands 3 Matchmaking Guide, we’ll lead you through how everything works, and explain how you can change your region and the mode you’ll be playing

How to Matchmake in Borderlands 3

If you’re looking to head into a game of Borderlands online, you can use the matchmaking to squad you up with a team. To do so, head to the main menu and click on the icon in the top right hand corner, showing a group of people with a green plus sign over them. This will take you to the multiplayer hub, where you can scroll along to matchmake with others.

Borderlands 3 Multiplayer Modes

Before you start matchmaking, you’ll be asked to select a mode. There are currently 3 to choose from: Campaign, Circle of Slaughter and Proving Grounds. We’ve detailed each below:

  1. Campaign: The main campaign of Borderlands 3, take on missions as a team, or free-roam the Wasteland.
  2. Circle of Slaughter: Essentially horde mode. Defeat waves of enemies of increasing difficulty.
  3. Proving Grounds: A mini-dungeon with a boss at the end. A true test for aspiring Vault Hunters.

How to Change Matchmaking Region in Borderlands 3

Before you head into matchmaking, you’ll want to make sure you’re targeting the correct area. From the Matchmaking menu, hold R on PC/LS on Xbox One and PS4. This will switch your region, and the pool of players you’ll be matched with.

How to Invite Friends in Borderlands 3

If you’re looking to add friends in Borderlands 3, so that you can play the game together, head into the same menu as before. In the first ‘Roster’ screen, you’ll be able to see which of your friends are online and playing Borderlands 3.You can then invite them into your squad.

For more on Borderlands 3 why not check out our skill tree breakdowns for Zane, Moze, FL4K and Amara. Elsewhere there’s our Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide where we detail all of the weapon manufacturers in the game. For a loot at the best ways to make money, head here. There's also our guide on Eridium to look at. Finally, why not head over to our Borderlands 3 Steam Guide to see whether or not the game is making its way to Steam anytime soon.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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