A new update for Borderlands 3 is out now on most platforms, with the biggest change enabling cross-play support.
Cross-play allows users on PC, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S play together through SHiFT matchmaking. In order to take part, players must create a display name that is unique. It has to be between 3–16 characters long with no specials symbols in order to use the feature. The display name can be changed at anytime on the SHiFT website or in the game’s menu. Gearbox stated back in May that cross-play would not launch on PlayStation consoles, and it’s still unknown if the feature will come to these systems.
The update also increases the level cap to 72, with 7 more skill points for players to pump into their Vault Hunter.
The Revengeance of Revenge of the Cartels, a rehash of the 2020 seasonal event Revenge of the Cartels, debuts in this update. Players must take down numerous Cartel Operatives throughout the world before taking down Joey Ultraviolet. For the second time. Completing these challenges can unlock cosmetics and weapons.
This update also gives seasonal events no “end dates,” so fan-favorite events are permanent. They can be found on the main menu, where players can replay them endlessly. However, players can only infinitely replay seasonal events; it doesn’t apply to previous mini-events like the Arms Race and True Trials.
Gearbox recently revealed Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands during this year’s E3, with a soft release date of early 2022.