Box art - Borderlands 3

Will Borderlands 3 be on Xbox Game Pass?

Having Borderlands 3 on Xbox Game Pass would be a major coup for Microsoft. As one of the notable titles of the season, Borderlands 3 on Game Pass at launch would be a big draw for the service. However, the truth behind this topic is a little opaque, and the official response so far will leave fans scratching their heads.

Will Borderlands 3 be on Xbox Game Pass at launch?

Borderlands 3 will likely be coming to Xbox Game Pass eventually. Due to some rumors that you can play three days early if you have Game Pass, many players assumed that the game would be on the service at launch. Not only are the Borderlands 3 early access rumors false, but the game also won’t even be on Game Pass for the foreseeable future.

For PC players, the only place you’ll be able to get Borderlands 3 at launch is the Epic Game Store. The game is exclusive to Epic’s storefront until April 2020. What Gearbox will decide to do after that isn’t known. We’ll likely see the game come to Steam and other storefronts after the exclusivity period, but no official announcement has been made.

Given that the other Borderlands games have come to Xbox Game Pass, Gearbox must be amiable to the idea of Borderlands 3 eventually making it to the service as well. You can also find the older titles on Steam, so there’s no reason why BL3 won’t be available there after the Epic Games Store exclusivity period ends. For now, fans will just have to hang tight and see which direction the wind blows.

For more on Borderlands 3, see the official description below:

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

A mayhem-fueled thrill ride.

Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power.

Your vault hunter, your playstyle.

Become one of 4 new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization.

Lock, load, and loot.

With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear.

New borderlands.

Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each with unique environments and enemies.

Quick and seamless co-op action.

Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.