Borderlands is a first-person shooter (FPS) role-playing looter. It all started with the release of Borderlands in 2009, and ever since then, no list of the finest first-person looter shooters has been complete without including it. Borderlands 3, the series’ most recent main entry, was released in 2019, and since then, fans have eagerly awaited its successor.
Many players are eagerly awaiting the official release date for Borderlands 4. We now have confirmation that Borderlands 4 will be the fifth main installment in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series.
Previous installments in the Borderlands series, including 2009’s Borderlands, 2012’s Borderlands, 2014’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (created by 2K Australia and Gearbox Software), and 2016’s Borderlands 3, have all been critically and commercially successful (2019).
Borderlands 4 Release Date
There has been no official announcement of a release date for Borderlands 4; given the success of the previous games in the series, its arrival is guaranteed. The CEO of Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford, has even hinted at a “huge one” in the works. We see no other “major one” than Borderlands 4 in this category.
The tweet by Randy Pitchford:
More: We are definitely working on some amazing stuff that, I hope, will surprise and delight you. Plug: if anyone out there has Skills-To-Pay-Bills and wants to get in on some Borderlands action, we're working on the big one 🙂 https://t.co/Pp5iTUBwAt https://t.co/ExjXEbU30R
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) May 6, 2021
The year prior, Gearbox also announced on Twitter that they were opening a new studio and hiring new developers to work on the Borderlands series.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new studio: Gearbox Montréal!
Gearbox is looking to assemble a new development team to work on the Borderlands franchise and create new IP in Montréal.
Interested in working at GSM? Apply here: https://t.co/zNSZdxDfPf pic.twitter.com/447f0YSVl0
— GearboxOfficial (@GearboxOfficial) August 26, 2021
This leads us to believe that the next major release from the company is currently under development and may not be too far off.
As expected, Borderlands 3 was a smashing success, selling over 5 million copies in the first five days after its release. At the end of 2016, Gearbox had sold over 15 million copies, bringing the total number of copies sold for the Borderlands franchise to over 75 million.
With Borderlands 3, the franchise’s net sales surpassed $1 billion, and now a film based on the video game has been confirmed, with Eli Roth attached as director; it’s possible the film will be released in late 2022).
Where Will Borderlands 4 Be Released?
The game should release on all leading platforms. Xbox One (Series X/S), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and personal computers all count. Not on the current iteration of the Nintendo Switch, at least.
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The Plot Of Borderlands 4
Most likely, Borderlands 4 will pick off right where Borderlands 3 left off. Starting now are SPOILERS for the conclusion of Borderlands 3, so if you haven’t played through the primary campaign yet, we recommend doing so before reading on.
The deuteragonist of Borderlands 3, Lilith, finished the game by preventing Pandora from being destroyed. At the end of the game, Lilith flies aloft to Elpis (Pandora’s Moon) to consume it in her flames and mark it with her Firehawk mark, preventing the moon from colliding with Pandora.
Although we do not see Lilith’s death, she vanishes without a trace. Uncovering Lilith’s secret could be the driving force for the plot of Borderlands 4.
The sanctuary is yours, Ava” was Lilith’s dying words in Borderlands 3. Tend to Your Arsenal. Due to Lilith’s departure, Ava may take charge of the Crimson Raiders in the next match. As a potential protagonist, Ava could play a significant role in the future tale.
There may have been a considerable time jump between the old and new titles, allowing Ava to become a more experienced and capable commander of the Crimson Raiders after receiving further training.
Borderlands’ central plot involves preventing the bad guys from stealing alien technology and power from vaults. As sure as it is that Pandora was not the final vault, there are undoubtedly many others housing equally potent and valuable treasures that must be guarded. As a result, we might witness the raiding party as they continue their mission to protect the vaults from evil guys.
Athena, Fiona, Loader Bot, Gaige, Salvador, Axton, and the other vault hunters who weren’t included in Borderlands 3 are free to appear in Borderlands 4.
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