Borderlands 3 looks set to be the best entry into the series yet, with over a billion weapons to play with and four new Vault Hunters to meet. The gaming landscape has changed a lot since the last entry in the series however, most notably in that Steam no longer has a monopoly on the PC gaming space. As a result, fans have been wondering whether Borderlands 3 is coming to Steam at all, and how an Epic Store exclusivity deal might affect this. To help set the record straight, we’ve put together this Borderlands 3 Steam Release Guide. We’ll take a look at the Borderlands 3 Epic exclusivity, and answer the question of whether or not Borderlands 3 will be coming to Steam and other PC platforms at any point in the near future.
Borderlands 3 Epic Exclusivity
Shortly after Borderlands 3 was announced, Gearbox revealed that it had struck a deal with Epic to make Borderlands 3 an Epic exclusive on PC. This means that at launch, Borderlands 3 will not be available via Steam. Though this could change, as we’ll cover below:
Will Borderlands 3 Come to Steam in the Future?
Despite Borderlands 3 currently being an Epic Store exclusive, it is likely that it will eventually release on Steam. This is because the exclusivity deal is timed, for six months in fact. This means that Borderlands 3 could make its way to Steam as early as April 2020. Epic explained as much in a recent press release, which reads as follows:
At launch on September 13, Borderlands 3 will be available for PC exclusively through the Epic Games store. Borderlands 3 will be available on additional PC digital storefronts in April 2020.
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.