Borderlands 3 Google Stadia old, lacking DLC

The Google Stadia library grew a little bit this week. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available now, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint will arrive on Dec. 18, tomorrow. Sandwiched between the two, however, is Borderlands 3. The game arrived today, bringing the co-op-oriented hit to the new format for players to enjoy. However, there’s a small catch — it’s not quite the up-to-date version that people were expecting.

What’s Borderlands 3 missing on Stadia?

Publisher 2K and Google have indicated that the version of Borderlands 3 on the Stadia is based on an older edition, not the recently updated one. The publisher said in a press release that the game “will reflect all updates and fixes that were released through October 24.” That means it’s playable, though some bugs may be present.

It did note that the additional updates, along with the Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC, would come soon. “Noteworthy features coming to the Stadia version of Borderlands 3 expected in early 2020 include endgame content like the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and Mayhem 4 difficulty,” among other inclusions.

While it’s still good for the Stadia to get a new title, this wrinkle is likely to frustrate some players. To make it easier to absorb, Google has lowered the pricing of the game on the format. It’s available in different editions, as detailed at Stadia and below:

  • Standard Edition for $38.99 USD (35% off)
  • Deluxe Edition for $51.99 USD (35% off)
  • Super Deluxe Edition for $77.99 USD (22% off)

So it’s not entirely the end of the world, but still… this may be a problem for some.

In addition, when Breakpoint becomes available on the service, it’ll have a hefty 50 percent discount. That’s detailed below:

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint for $30.00 USD (50% off)
  • Gold Edition for $50.00 USD (50% off)
  • Ultimate Edition for $60.00 USD (50% off)

As with all Stadia titles, there are pros and cons in deciding to purchase Borderlands 3 on the platform.

Robert Workman
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