Borderlands is an FPS role-playing looter shooter game. It marked its debut with a bang with Borderlands which came back in 2009 and since then the best first-person looter shooter games list has not been made without this game. The last main title of the franchise came back in 2019 (Borderlands 3) and now fans have been waiting for its sequel.
Many fans have been waiting for the announcement of the Borderlands 4 release date. Borderlands 4 will be the 5th main instalment of the popular Borderlands series. Borderlands series has enjoyed the success of its previous releases which included Borderlands (2009), Borderlands (2012), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014, developed by 2K Australia, with assistance from Gearbox Software), and Borderlands 3 (2019).
Borderlands 4 Release Date
So far, there has been no official announcement regarding the Borderlands 4 release date, but seeing the success of its predecessors, the release of Borderlands 4 is inevitable. Moreover, Randy Pitchford (CEO of Gearbox Software) has said that they are working on a “big one”. Now this “big one” seems to us nothing but Borderlands 4.
Also, the previous year, Gearbox announced on Twitter, that they have set up a new studio and are assembling a new development team to work on the Borderlands franchise.
So we can speculate that the studio is working on the next big title and it might not be that far away now.
Borderlands 3 was a huge hit, more than 5 million units were sold within 5 days of its release. Gearbox had sold a total of more than 15 million units of it, with this the total number of units of the Borderlands series exceeded 75 million units. Borderlands 3 took the net sales of the Borderlands franchise over $1 billion and a movie, with Elli Roth as the director, has also been announced based on the video game which could be released in late 2022. To know a little bit more about the upcoming Borderlands movie refer to this link – https://borderlands.movie/about
With all this, we can safely say that the game is under development, and the Borderlands 4 release date could be in Q1/Q2 of 2023.
Borderlands 4 Storyline
Borderlands 4 is most probably going to kick off from where Borderlands 3 ended. Now starting from here are the SPOILERS for the ending of Borderlands 3, so if you have not completed the main campaign, we suggest you first complete it. Borderlands 3 ended with Lilith, the deuteragonist character of Borderlands 3, successfully saving the planet of Pandora from getting destroyed. At the end of the game, we see Lilith flying high to Elpis (Pandora’s Moon) to stop it from colliding with Pandora by engulfing the moon in her fire and marking it with her Firehawk mark.
Although we do not see Lilith dying in the process, she just disappears and goes missing. So, this could be the main plot around which the Borderlands 4 storyline might revolve; uncovering Lilith’s mystery.
Lilith’s last words in Borderlands 3 were, “Sanctuary’s yours, Ava. Be Ready.” With Lilith gone, Ava is essentially going to be the new leader of the Crimson Raiders and we could see her leading the Raiders in the upcoming game. Ava is another character around whom the next story might revolve. We might be seeing a time leap in the new title, maybe Ava would have been trained better and grown to become a more mature and a new skilled leader of the Crimson Raiders.
The main storyline of the Borderlands game is related to saving the vaults containing alien tech and power from falling into the wrong hands. Surely, Pandora was not the last vault, there are many other vaults storing great powers and treasures which need to be protected. So, we could see the team of raiders on their quest to save some more vaults from the bad people.
The omission of the remaining vault hunters like Athena, Fiona, Loader Bot, Gaige, Salvador, Axton, and others from Borderlands 3 also opened ways for Gearbox to feature them in Borderlands 4.
What will be the Borderlands 4 storyline? Well, it will only become more apparent when the official Borderlands 4 trailer is released, till then we can just theorize and speculate. Borderlands 3 left us with many questions and many players scratching their heads. Gearbox has endless narratives that it can use to continue the Borderline franchise.
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Borderlands 4 System Requirements
Refer to the table below to check Borderlands 4 system requirements –
|Particulars||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 7 (latest service pack)||Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)|
|Processor||Intel i5-3570 OR AMD FX-8350||Intel i7-4770 OR AMD Ryzen-5 2600|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB |
AMD Radeon™ HD 7970
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB|
AMD Radeon™ RX 590
Note – There has yet to be an official announcement regarding the game, so the above table is just for providing an estimate as to what could be the system requirements for the upcoming Borderlands title.
Borderlands 4 Platforms
Borderlands 3 is a cross-platform video game and we see no reason that Gearbox will release Borderlands 4 as any platform exclusive. We theorize that Borderlands 4 will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, macOS, and Windows.
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Gearbox Recent Projects
At the recently concluded Gamescom 2022, Gearbox unveiled the trailer of its upcoming New Tales from the Borderlands, which will be an episodic interactive graphic sci-fi video game developed by Telltale Games. The trailer can be watched here –
The last release of the Borderlands franchise was Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is a spin-off in the Borderlands Series and a sequel to Tiny- Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. It is another action role-playing FPS video game, released back in March 2022. Players have posted mixed reviews about the game, but if you are an avid fan of the Borderlands franchise then you can give this game a try.
Stay with us as we will be updating this article as and when there is some official announcement about the next big title by Gearbox.
Will there be Lilith in Borderlands 4?
The answer to this question is a big YES, though no official game trailer has been released. But considering where Borderlands 3 ended, it is almost certain that Borderlands 4 will somewhat revolve around Lilith.
Can we expect to see Gaige in Borderlands 4?
Gaige the Mecromancer was last seen in Borderlands 2. She was among the few characters of Borderlands 2 that went missing in Borderlands 3. She was also not a part of any DLC in Borderlands 3, so Gearbox might have retired Gaige’s character.
Will Borderlands 4 be cross-platform?
Yes, we think Borderlands 4 will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, macOS, and Windows.
Is Gearbox currently developing Borderlands 4?
Borderlands 4 is probably the major focus of Gearbox right now and also according to the company’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, their team is working on a “big one”.
Will Borderlands 4 continue from where Borderlands 3 left?
We might see a time leap between the two games, but the Borderlands 4 storyline will mainly focus on answering the questions left unanswered in Borderlands 3.