Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut has been delayed due to issues caused by recent Texas snowstorms. Thankfully, the wait won’t be a long one, and the development team is safe and well.
The Director’s Cut was scheduled to release on the 18th of March but has since been pushed back to April 8th, 2021. The game’s developer, Gearbox, is based in Frisco. The company cited the following snowstorm related reasons for the delay [via WFFCTech]:
“Due to challenges arising from the severe weather that impacted Texas last month, the Director’s Cut add-on will now launch on April 8.
“Thankfully, all of our team members and their families are safe and healthy, but our work on Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut was unavoidably disrupted and we’ve ultimately decided to shift the release date to ensure we deliver the best possible experience.
“We appreciate your understanding, and we’re excited for you to play Director’s Cut when it releases next month.”
The Texas snowstorms have affected thousands of people living in the state. The weather conditions are apparently a symptom of global warming, with evidence suggesting that “frigid air” is being pushed from the North Pole to the US-Mexico border [via The Guardian].
The delayed Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut contains heaps of DLC, available as part of Season 2 and available separately. Here’s some of the content included The Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut:
- Hemovorous the Invincible — An absolutely titanic Varkid lurking behind a door on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched. Only the fiercest big game hunters have a chance of kicking her chitinous butt in the pursuit of top-tier loot. Better consider your tactics, refine your build, and bring some friends. Oh, and be ready to get caked in Varkid guts — it’s going to get messy!
- Murder Mystery Missions — Featuring brand new locations and a novel crime scene analysis mechanic. Ava is convinced she has a lead on some potentially supernatural slayings and has decided to document her findings in serialized podcast form. Consider yourself her gun-toting co-host as you investigate strange happenings on Pandora, Promethea, Eden-6, and Nekrotafeyo in search of answers (and loot), with help from some familiar faces. Eagle-eyed Vault Hunters may even uncover teasers, hints, and secrets that tie back to the main story.
- Behind-the-Scenes Content — Get a peek into the development of Borderlands 3, from bloopers to cut content, and have access to a gallery showcasing concept art, storyboards, lost maps, and tons of footage that charts the game’s development.
- Vault Cards — Your ticket to upcoming bundles of themed loot! When you play with a Vault Card active, you can work to level-up the card by completing daily and weekly challenges. There’s a selection of over 100 unique challenges to pull from, so you never know exactly what each day and week may bring. Gain enough progress, and you’ll unlock a massive cache of themed cosmetics, plus some supremely powerful gear that scales to your level.
We’ve seen a lot of game delays over the last few months, and they’ve become somewhat expected at this point. Thankfully, the developers and their families are all safe and well.
Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut will now launch on the 8th of April 2021. You can also pick up the base version of Borderlands 3 at the GameByte Shop!
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