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What is the Borderlands 3 Steam release date?

We all know that Borderlands 3 is coming to Steam eventually. Still, there’s been some confusion over the Borderlands 3 Steam release date. Considering that the game is currently in the middle of a six-month timed exclusivity period on the Epic Games Store, most players assume the latest Borderlands release will hit Steam as soon as the six-month period is over. Is that true? Here’s everything we know about when Borderlands 3 will release on Steam.

Borderlands 3 Steam release date | When does Borderlands 3 launch on Steam?

Borderlands 3 Steam release date

For now, there is no Borderlands 3 Steam release date. With that said, the game’s launch on the Epic Games Store is a timed-exclusive deal. Given that Gearbox stated the Epic Games exclusivity deal was for six full months, this means that Borderlands 3 could technically launch on Steam starting in March of 2020.

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Players shouldn’t expect Borderlands 3 to release for Steam in March, though. Instead, they should look one month ahead into April. In a press release for the game, a Gearbox representative stated that “Borderlands 3 will be available on additional PC digital storefronts in April 2020.”

With all that in mind, many players believe that the Borderlands 3 Steam release date will be April 13, 2020. That’s exactly seven months after the game launched for the Epic Games Store.

It’s not entirely clear why Borderlands 3 wouldn’t reach other platforms in March of 2020, considering the six-month timed exclusivity deal would be over. Still, the above statement more or less confirms that Borderlands 3 will release on Steam in April of 2020. Alongside the Borderlands 3 Steam release, it’s possible the game will also hit other PC game storefronts.

In any case, the wait is nearly over. The Borderlands 3 Epic Games Store exclusivity is only slated for six months, which means the game can technically release for other PC storefronts starting in March. Be on the lookout for the Borderlands 3 Steam release date sometime in April.