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Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition out now on Nintendo Switch!

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Make some Borderlands 3 Mayhem at home or on the go on Nintendo Switch starting October 6!

It's time to make some Mayhem at home or on the go!

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch makes its digital and physical Switch debut on October 6, featuring the award-winning base game plus all six content add-ons and the full collection of bonus cosmetic packs.

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Blast through multiple worlds as one of four Vault Hunters—the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join a friend in two-player online co-op* to take on deadly enemies, score loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

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An entire universe of looter-shooter action awaits in Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch, which includes all the following:

  • Borderlands 3 base game
  • Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot
  • Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock
  • Bounty of Blood
  • Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck
  • Designer's Cut content add-on, featuring brand new mode 'Arms Race' and an additional skill tree for each Vault Hunter
  • Director's Cut content add-on, featuring a raid boss, new story missions, behind-the-scenes extras, and three Vault Cards
  • 30+ cosmetic items

You can learn more about its fearless Vault Hunters and adventurous add-on content over on the game page for Borderlands 3.

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There are two ways to buddy up for two-player co-op on Nintendo Switch: online multiplayer, which requires a Nintendo Switch Online account and subscription, and Local Play, where two Nintendo Switch consoles with the game can connect wirelessly.**

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Additionally, you can install the free "Borderlands 3 - Additional Voiceover Languages" add-on from the Nintendo eShop to make the Borderlands 3 voiceovers match your system's language settings for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese.

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Release schedule for Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition has a rolling midnight release around the world on Nintendo Switch. Here's a full breakdown on when you can start playing:

  • Wellington, NZ - 00:00 NZDT on October 6, 2023
  • Sydney, AU - 00:00 AEDT on October 6, 2023
  • Tokyo, JP - 00:00 JST on October 6, 2023
  • Singapore, SG - 00:00 SGT on October 6, 2023
  • London, UK - 00:00 BST on October 6, 2023
  • New York, US - 00:00 EDT on October 6, 2023
  • San Francisco, US - 21:00 PDT on October 5, 2023

Get more goodies in Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch

The Month of Mayhem celebration already wrapped, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the party favors. All the recently revealed SHiFT codes, which are collected in the dedicated Month of Mayhem article, can still be redeemed for Nintendo Switch before they expire on October 31! That includes a ton of Borderlands 3 bonuses like Golden Keys, Diamond Keys, and Legendary weapons.

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The first step to getting these gifts is linking your Nintendo Account to your SHiFT Account in-game to be able to redeem SHiFT code rewards for Switch. Be sure to redeem those Month of Mayhem SHiFT codes on the Gearbox SHiFT site or via the in-game Social menu within Borderlands games before they deactivate on October 31 at 11:59 PM PT. As a reminder, each code may be redeemed once (1) per SHiFT account.

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Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch also receives the same collection of free in-game cosmetics that was recently added to the base game for all players. Kit yourself out with these Borderlands Villain-themed cosmetic items by visiting any Quick Change Station and channel your inner troublemaker:

  • Four NEW Vault Hunter Heads
  • Four NEW Vault Hunter Skins
  • Two NEW ECHO Device Skins
  • Four NEW Weapon Trinkets
  • One NEW Global Weapon Skin

Last but not least, you can get a bundle of 40 Golden Keys and more across multiple Borderlands games on Switch. Claim 10 Golden Keys each for Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (included in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection), and Borderlands 3, as well as the Axton Vaultlander for New Tales from the Borderlands—by signing up to receive newsletters and digital marketing from 2K and Gearbox. Check out the instructions on the Borderlands homepage for full details on how to get your rewards, and make sure you link your Nintendo Account to your SHiFT Account in-game to redeem your rewards on Switch.***

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Golden Keys let you open the Golden Chest found in each game's hub area, granting a random assortment of powerful gear that's always appropriate for your current character level. To use your Golden Keys, look for the Golden Chest in the following in-game locations:

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Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box

If you don't own a Nintendo Switch, you're cordially invited to grab Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box, a digital-only bundle available now on PC via Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation! It includes all six Borderlands adventures and their add-on content**** together in one mayhem-fueled package, including Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tales from the Borderlands, Borderlands 3, and New Tales from the Borderlands. If you missed the initial reveal, get the full details in our Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box announce article.

Experienced Vault Hunters looking to complete their Borderlands library may be eligible for a special upgrade offer on Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box depending on which games you already own! For specifics on the platforms and titles that are eligible for the special upgrade offer, be sure to check out the Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box FAQ.

*Nintendo Switch Online subscription and internet connection required.

**Each Nintendo Switch console that will be used for Local Play requires a copy of Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition (physical or digital).

***Requires a copy of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Borderlands 3, and/or New Tales from the Borderlands. Users must opt-in to receive newsletters and digital marketing from 2K and Gearbox via a verified 2K Account or a verified SHiFT Account and log-in to your verified SHiFT Account in the game to receive rewards. Offer ends at 11:59 PM ET on December 31, 2025. Users will receive 10 Golden Keys each delivered in-game for Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands 3 for up to 40 Golden Keys total if you own all four games. Axton Vaultlander will be delivered in-game in New Tales from the Borderlands. Please allow for up to a week to receive your in-game rewards. One redemption per SHiFT account. Void where prohibited. Terms apply. Must be 18 or older to be eligible.

****Includes all available downloadable content as of September 1, 2023.