Borderlands 3’s Stadia Launch Is an Old Version
Publisher 2K revealed Tuesday that Borderlands 3’s Stadia launch would only include updates and patches for the game released on or before October 24. That excludes content drops like the recent Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot and the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite, both of which 2K says it expects to arrive on Stadia sometime in early 2020.
That also means the Stadia version is missing some key quality of life improvements that have been made, including bosses now having dedicated loot pools, an expansion to player storage space in their bank, and the Mayhem 4 difficulty level.
That said, it’s not all bad news, as both the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 are currently discounted for its launch to $38.99 and $51.99, respectively. They’ll maintain that discount until January 7, and obviously only through Stadia.
We gave Borderlands 3 a 9 in our review, but only gave Google Stadia a 6, saying it “impresses with image quality and its flexibility across all platforms, but the service isn’t ready yet.”