Borderlands 3 is Free Right Now on Epic Store

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Epic Games Store new freebie was a big one, and this week is even more significant. The “mystery game” locked behind the vault in last week’s tease has been announced as Borderlands 3, Gearbox’s multi-million-selling off-world looter-shooter.

The Epic giveaway served as an awkward reminder for many of us here at that Borderlands 3 is actually three years old, having been released in 2019. It’s not a new game, but it is a major hit. It was the fastest-selling game in the history of publisher 2K Games, breaking five million sales in just five days, and has exceeded 15 million sales since then. It also started another major “new franchise” in the form of the Tiny Tiny’s Wonderlands, which actually outperformed 2K’s expectations following its release in March.

Borderlands 3 when it first came out: The shooting was good, but the humor, “stuck in the late ’00s, when surface level vulgarity was enough to qualify as “edgy” was not.

“It’s simultaneously repulsive and compulsive, an FPS RPG that excels when its weapon generation system spits out guns that feels great to shoot, adorned with broken attributes capable of turning hordes of goons, bugs, and soldiers into clouds of red mist, elemental particles, explosions, and big damage numbers,” we wrote in a 63% review. “Then it tells one of its many long, bad jokes and the cloud dissipates.”

Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Store until May 26.

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