It’s good news this week as fans of the Borderlands series can play the latest game in the series, Borderlands 3, for free all this weekend, so recruit up to 3 other friends and get ready for some looting and shooting mayhem.
The free weekend is available on multiple platforms including Steam for PC and Mac, PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia. Thanks to the Crossplay update earlier this year, it’s possible for players across all platforms to enjoy this free weekend event together.
Opening time for the event is 6PM (BST) for Steam users with slight variations per platform; a full list detailing all of the start and end times can be found below.
The plot for Borderlands 3 is centered on four new Vault Hunters recruited by the Crimson Raiders of Pandora to stop twins Troy and Tyreen Calypso and their insane cult followers from harnessing the power of the alien Vaults spread across the galaxy.
Borderlands 3 is the fourth instalment of the games developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, released back in September 2019. It is also a sequel to the previous game, Borderlands 2. The first game in the series titled Borderlands was initially released back in October 2009.
The entire Borderlands game collection is heavily discounted at only a third of total retail price while the free weekend event plays out and carries over until October 28th. This means for now you can grab a copy of Borderlands 3 for just over £15 down from £50. In addition to the games themselves, Season Passes and DLCs are also currently available on the cheap.
All progress made and loot collected during the free weekend will be saved, meaning it is possible to drop back in right where you left off after purchasing the full game.
If this sounds interesting to you then head over to your platform’s store, then download and install Borderlands 3 – Standard Edition to start playing straight away.
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Borderlands 3 Free Play Weekend – Start / End Times for all platforms and timezones
STEAM FREE PLAY
Starts: October 14, 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST / October 15, 1:00 AM UTC+8 / 3:00 AM AEDT
Ends: October 18, 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST / October 19, 1:00 AM UTC+8 / 3:00 AM AEDT
PLAYSTATION FREE PLAY (PLAYSTATION®PLUS REQUIRED)
Starts: October 14, 9:00 AM PT (SIE America) / 5:00 PM BST (SIE Europe) / October 15, 1:00 AM JST (SIE Asia)
Ends: October 17, 9:00 AM PT (SIE America) / 5:00 PM BST (SIE Europe) / October 18, 1:00 AM JST (SIE Asia)
XBOX FREE PLAY
Starts: October 14, 12:00 AM PT / 3:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM BST / 3:00 PM UTC+8 / 5:00 PM AEDT
Ends: October 17, 11:59 PM PT / October 18, 2:59 AM ET / 7:59 AM BST / 2:59 PM UTC+8 / 4:59 PM AEDT
STADIA FREE PLAY
Starts: October 14, 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM BST / October 15, 12:00 AM UTC+8 / 2:00 AM AEDT
Ends: October 18, 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM BST / October 19, 12:00 AM UTC+8 / 2:00 AM AEDT