Skip to main content

Borderlands 3 release date leaks on its own Twitter account

Borderlands 3 release launch date leak reveal Tweet official
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The long-awaited sequel was officially revealed by Gearbox Software recently and we are only a couple of days away from getting more information, but the Borderlands 3 information docket may have sprung a leak. A tweet unleashed mayhem upon the world, sharing that Borderlands 3 will be launching on September 13 and those who pre-order the game will get the Gold Weapon Skins pack.

Gearbox took to the first day of PAX East 2019 to officially reveal Borderlands 3 during an hour-long panel that was hosted at the event and livestream around the world. The news that it would be releasing on September 13 came via the official Borderlands Twitter account but the tweet was soon deleted. PC Gamer reports that the date fits in with the 2019 window that Take-Two Interactive previously revealed and it also isn’t far off from another rumored release date of October 1.

September 13 would place Borderlands 3 a few days ahead of the seven-year anniversary of Borderlands 2’s launch, which took place on September 18, 2012. The first Borderlands game launched in October 2009. Gearbox Software doesn’t have to stick to any particular rules when launching their games, but this leak does fit a pattern. In addition, Twitter user Wario64 captured a now-deleted Twitter ad video that didn’t show the exact release date but did have the Epic Games store logo in the lower right.

Borderlands 3 launch trailer release date leak
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Now, April 1 is a tough day when it comes to news coverage. There are obvious spoofs mixed in with sneaky reveals that toe the line between fact and fiction, so this particular “mistake” from Gearbox could be a cleverly executed April Fools joke.

Revealing that Borderlands 3 is coming exclusively to the Epic Games store, though, would be a cruel April Fools joke. The reception has been mixed as Epic Games attempts to cut into the Steam-dominated pie by signing contracts for timed-exclusive distribution of PC titles and Borderlands 3 would be a major get for the company. Overall, tweeting and deleting this information makes this lean a bit more toward truth. Nevertheless, we’ll all be tuned in on Wednesday, April 3 to get more info on the game and see if any of this is confirmed.

Editors' Recommendations

Charles Singletary Jr.
I'm a Birmingham, AL raised author, journalist, and gaming enthusiast currently residing in San Antonio, TX. My work has…
Baldur’s Gate 3’s release date just got delayed and moved up at the same time
A Baldur's Gate 3 character lights the way.

The PC and PS5 versions of Baldur's Gate 3 have gotten new release dates, leading to a weird situation where the game's launch has been moved up and delayed at the same time.
Originally announced for Google Stadia in 2019, Baldur's Gate 3 is a successor to BioWare's classic Dungeons & Dragons RPG franchise and has been in early access on PC since October 2020. Its 1.0 PC release, as well as a PS5 port, were confirmed to launch on August 31 earlier this year, but that is no longer the case. In the latest community update, developer Larian Studios confirmed that Baldur's Gate 3 launches for PC on August 3 and for PS5 on September 6.
Larian admits that "this means the PC version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be released at a time where you’ll have more time to play it," moving its launch away from late August and early September heavy hitters like Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon and Starfield. And now, the new PS5 release date for Baldur's Gate 3 gives PlayStation players a console-exclusive RPG of their own (albeit a temporary one) on the day Starfield comes out.

Still, the September 6 date is technically a delay, which Larian also explained its reasoning behind in the community update. "Baldur’s Gate 3 is targeting 60 frames-per-second, and we’re close to achieving that on the platform but need a bit more extra time," it explained. "We don’t want to compromise on quality and feel it would be a shame to downscale to 30 fps or make other compromises to hit an arbitrary date. We understand that folks may be disappointed with this, but we're close enough to reaching new heights for RPGs on the system that the benefits of a short delay outweigh the downsides of rushing the PS5 release and having to downscale." 
So to clarify, Baldur's Gate 3 first launches on PC across Steam, GOG, and Nvidia GeForce Now on August 3. Then, a PS5 port comes out on September 6. Larian Studios also confirms that a Mac version is in the works and that it's "optimistic" about Xbox works once it works through the kinks of getting it to run well on both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. 

Read more
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 finally gets its fall release date at Summer Game Fest
Spider-Man Peter Parker and Miles Morales fighting Kraven and henchmen

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 officially has a release date. During the Summer Game Fest, Insomniac Games revealed that the game is scheduled to release on October 20 as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. The stream also featured a few new details about the game, including new information about its villains.

Spider-Man 2 recently appeared at the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, so it wasn't surprising that there wasn't any new footage at the Summer Game Fest. However, Insomniac presented new concept art, including one with Peter Parker and Miles Morales fighting side by side and another with the two Spider-Mans fighting Venom.

Read more
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater: release date speculation, developer, trailers, and more
Snake stares into the distance in Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater's reveal trailer

Kept you waiting, huh? That's right, Snake is back and looking better than ever. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is a project that was rumored for months, if not years, before being officially announced recently. This remake of the hit PS2 title, and third mainline entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, is often considered the best by fans and critics alike. However, with the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima from Konami, the idea of a remake being handled by a different team was met with skepticism. It seems that Konami is confident enough in the project, so we'll just have to wait until we get our hands on it to see how the final product shakes out. Oh, what a thrill to see everything we know about Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
Release window

There is no release date, or even a window, as of now for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. The reveal trailer only states that the game exists.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is currently confirmed for all current-gen systems, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam.

Read more