Crossplay with the Epic Games Store release will be enabled at launch.
Borderlands 3 launched on September 13 as an Epic Games Store exclusive, a move that didn’t go over super-well with the whole of the fan base. Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford defended the decision (and denied responsibility for it), and ultimately it didn’t seem to have too much of a negative impact on sales: It became the fastest-selling game in the history of publisher 2K Games, which said that its sales on the Epic Games Store were “incredibly strong.”
But like most other EGS exclusives, this one was timed, and Borderlands 3 is now listed on Steam. Crossplay between the Steam and Epic versions will be supported at launch, and Gearbox plans to add more cross-platform features such as the ability to mail weapons across platforms in subsequent weeks. Currently, only the Super Deluxe edition, which includes bonus content and the four-DLC season pass, is listed, but a 2K rep confirmed that all three editions currently available from Epic will be on Steam.
The Steam announcement comes alongside the reveal of the second Borderlands 3 expansion, Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright and Hammerlock. Sir Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs have invited you to take part in their wedding ceremony on the ice planet Xylourgos, but unfortunately a band of cultists have crashed the party and it falls to you to sort things out. The expansion will see the return of Gaige, the Mechromancer from Borderlands 2, and her robot pal Deathtrap, and add new cosmetics, Legendary gear, and “supremely powerful Class Mods.”