Wednesday, August 28th 2019

Gearbox Reveals Minimum, Recommended Specs for Borderlands 3

Gearbox today revealed the minimum and recommended specs for their upcoming Borderlands 3, to be distributed digitally as an EPIC Games Store exclusive. Developed in close partnership with AMD, Borderlands 3 is being pitched by the company as playing best on AMD-based CPUs and GPUs. There's support for AMD's FidelityFX Sharpening, and graphics settings can be finely tuned for your desired level of performance and IQ, with plenty of options for users to play with - including resolution scale, where you can set your render resolution lower than your display resolution, or higher (with the resulting increase in IQ).

These are relatively standard requirements, as you can see in the image below. Nothing jumps to mind as being out of place: we've already seen 16 GB and a midrange RX 590 as the recommended specs before. Keep in mind Minimum Requirements are listed for 1080p resolution, whereas the Recommended specs are geared for a 1440p presentation. Borderlands 3 releases on September 13.
Source: Borderlands.com
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39 Comments on Gearbox Reveals Minimum, Recommended Specs for Borderlands 3

#1
Rahnak
Also, the minimum requirements are for 1080p and the recommended are for 1440p, as per the official blog post on the borderlands website (link here).

Seems pretty tame, if you're good with a RX 590/GTX 1060 6GB for 1440p.
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#2
diatribe
After 1,500+ hours in Borderlands 1 and 2, I'm skipping 3 until it moves to other distribution platforms. I can't and won't support PC exclusives regardless of the game.
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ZoneDymo
diatribe
After 1,500+ hours in Borderlands 1 and 2, I'm skipping 3 until it moves to other distribution platforms. I can't and won't support PC exclusives regardless of the game.
explain?
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#4
TheLostSwede
ZoneDymo
explain?
It's exclusive to Epic and their games store.

It's also crazy expensive, starting at $60, going up to $100 for digital only content, with a physical collectors edition going for $250...
PC games aren't affordable any more.
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#5
moob
ZoneDymo
explain?
Borderlands 3 is an Epic Games Store exclusive until April 2020.

Of course, since he says he won't play any PC exclusives, it's safe to assume he also doesn't play any modern Ubisoft, EA, Activision/Blizzard and now Bethesda games. But it's cool to hate on EGS because...reasons?

Edit: Also means he doesn't play games like Half-Life or any other games exclusively on Steam.
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#6
64K
Those are pretty mild requirements. Just about everyone should be able to play this game.
TheLostSwede
It's exclusive to Epic and their games store.

It's also crazy expensive, starting at $60, going up to $100 for digital only content, with a physical collectors edition going for $250...
PC games aren't affordable any more.
Wait a couple of years and pick up the basic game for $15. That's what I do.
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Rahnak
TheLostSwede
It's also crazy expensive, starting at $60
Isn't that the typical price? I'm used to seeing AAA games at 60€ on PC and 70€ for console this last generation.
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#8
djisas
Rahnak
Isn't that the typical price? I'm used to seeing AAA games at 60€ on PC and 70€ for console this last generation.
Plus another 40 or so for a season pass plus extras, etc...

Good thing the game only comes out on april, plenty time to upgrade...
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#9
TheLostSwede
Rahnak
Isn't that the typical price? I'm used to seeing AAA games at 60€ on PC and 70€ for console this last generation.
I got Control for $31 pre-order, but maybe that was just lucky?

I don't think I've paid that much for any recent game, although I didn't get BF V...
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#11
Rahnak
djisas
Plus another 40 or so for a season pass plus extras, etc...
Ah, yes.. if we count the infamous season passes/DLCs, they invariably go over the 60€ price point. I guess that's the workaround publishers found to raises prices without "raising prices".
TheLostSwede
I got Control for $31 pre-order, but maybe that was just lucky.
Some sort of deal? I see 59,99€ on Epic.

Me personally, I always wait for deals. I try to pay no more than 30€ for a game, but there are exceptions. But I don't really play the latest and greatest anymore. The most recent game in my library is Forza Horizon 4.
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#12
TheLostSwede
Rahnak
Some sort of deal? I see 59,99€ on Epic.

Me personally, I always wait for deals. I try to pay no more than 30€ for a game, but there are exceptions. But I don't really play the latest and greatest anymore. The most recent game in my library is Forza Horizon 4.
I don't know, it was the price for the pre-order, a few hours later I saw it for $54.99...
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#13
xtreemchaos
im going to wait until the new year to see if it comes down I carnt bring my self to pay morethan £50 for a game , it will be hard because I loved 1 & 2 and the dlcs but £60ish is too much to bare. am I a tight git ? I realise I might not like the reply :)
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#14
Xuper
natr0n
75GB :eek:
Perhaps 4K Texture.
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Not buying this game even if it was on steam. Not after they sent hired goons to go bully and intimidate a huge fan of their borderlands franchise

Unfortunately that fan feared for their life so much that they have shut down their YT channel over it. He claims they 'trespassed' onto his property but the way he was explaining things in one of his videos that was spread all over YT by games journalists, it was like he invited them in for tea and a biscuit. So the guy was a bit of a moron in that respect.

If they broke into his house then thats a criminal offense and he was under no obligation to talk to them but he did. I dont think they had to torture him to make him talk but he still sang like canary regardless

Whatever happened still doesnt make it right though.

This is not the first time Gearbox have sent hired goons to shake someone down or intimidate them. If Randy Pitchford ever resigns. i'll consider taking them off my shit list.



Oh and Colonial Marines. Lets not forget CM...
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#16
moob
Rahnak
Me personally, I always wait for deals. I try to pay no more than 30€ for a game, but there are exceptions. But I don't really play the latest and greatest anymore. The most recent game in my library is Forza Horizon 4.
I'm similar. My limit for new releases is usually around $35 (and yeah, $60 is normal for new releases). But I'll usually wait for sales too.

There are a few exceptions with titles/devs I want to support for making something different. Telling Lies came out last week and I'll pick that up at full price though, even at full price, it's $19.99.
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
Well if they drop dinging you for every bit of content i might get it, but cannot see that happening, anyways i will wait until reviews and such as i typically take box specs to heart.
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#18
Th3pwn3r
If you really like a game you'll buy the following one without much hesitation. I know I'm buying it on release.
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#19
jmcslob
natr0n
75GB :eek:
Black Ops 4 is 92gb..
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#20
moob
jmcslob
Black Ops 4 is 92gb..
I didn't even blink an eye when I saw 75GB. lol With all the DLCs the BF franchise can get up there too. I think a couple CoD games were over 100GB. Gears 4 was over 100GB as well. I have Division 2 currently installed and that's at 53GB. I think FFXV was the record at the time? With the hi-res textures it was almost 150GB. o_O
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#21
Chomiq
Is a physical Collector's Edition with Medieval Times USB autographed by Randy Pitchford available for preorder?
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#22
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
jmcslob
Black Ops 4 is 92gb..
i believe gear of war 4 with everything installed is over 200 gb
moob
I didn't even blink an eye when I saw 75GB. lol With all the DLCs the BF franchise can get up there too. I think a couple CoD games were over 100GB. Gears 4 was over 100GB as well. I have Division 2 currently installed and that's at 53GB. I think FFXV was the record at the time? With the hi-res textures it was almost 150GB. o_O
Destiny 2 with shadow keep expansions is 154 gb
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#23
Sithaer
Th3pwn3r
If you really like a game you'll buy the following one without much hesitation. I know I'm buying it on release.
I love the Borderlands serie so this was a no brainer for me.

Already have it pre ordered,idc about the EPIC store 'they are all the same to me' nor the drama I just want to play the game and have fun with it which I sure will.

Those system reqs looks quite friendly and if I can run it fine with my current system then I can also delay my GPU upgrade cause chances are I won't be playing any other game for a long time. :)
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#24
gamefoo21
Fury X still making do... though I know it tops out at 1080p maybe 2K for purposes like this. Only so much ram to make do with.
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#25
ironwolf
natr0n
75GB :eek:
My Elder Scrolls Online install is ~80+ GB. :eek:
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