Borderlands 3’s pre-order bonuses have been revealed, and there’s a lot of them.
Let’s go over the facts. We know that Borderlands 3 will feature four new vault hunters, new worlds other than Pandora, and “bajillions” of guns. We know there will be all new enemies, terrains, weapons, and abilities. We know that the Goliaths are back and have REALLY let themselves go.
And we know what we get if we’re willing to spend money on this game before it releases on September 13th.
First, there’s the regular digital pre-order, available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. For $59.99, you get the base game and a bunch of golden weapon skins as well as a gold trinket. We’re still not clear what “trinkets” are exactly, but it sounds like a good thing. Also, we’re not clear whether weapon skins are something you can change for any weapon you find or if it’s only for specific guns.
PlayStation 4 owners also get the Borderlands 3 theme to make their PS4 menu screens all purty-like.
Next up is the Deluxe Edition clocking in at $79.99. Along with the previous gold skins and trinket, you’ll also get a Retro Vault Hunter Cosmetic Pack, which includes skins for the vault hunter of your choice as well as weapons and Echo Device. This will likely make you look like one of the previous vault hunters, but we haven’t seen exactly which ones.
You also get the Neon Cosmetic Pack, which will give you neon-colored weapon skins, vault hunter skins, Echo Device skin, and trinket skin, as well as the Gearbox Cosmetic Pack which just includes weapon and trinket skins.
There’s also the Toy Box Weapons pack, which will give you two Toy guns, a Toy grenade mod, and a trinket, as well as equipable XP and Loot Drop boosting mods.
That’s a lot for an extra twenty bucks, but there’s more to cover. There’s also the Super Deluxe Edition for $99.99 which includes everything from the previous two packages but also the Season Pass, which is free access to all four planned DLC packs. Oh, and for those very special Vault Hunters, they also get the Butt Stallion Cosmetic Pack. That includes a weapon skin, weapon trinket, and grenade mod featuring everyone’s favorite horse made out of diamonds.
And finally, if you have a PS4 or an Xbox One and $249.99 burning a hole in your pocket, there’s the Collector’s Edition. You get everything from all the other editions, plus a Diamond Loot Chest Replica, 10 Borderlands 3 character figurines, a Sanctuary 3 snap model, 4 Vault Key keychains, a cloth galaxy map, and 5 character art lithographs.
That’s only available at GameStop for console players, so PC gamers are out of luck.