When Borderlands 3 is firing on all cylinders, it really feels like one of the best first-person shooters to come out in 2019. Since launch, however, the loot shooter has been bogged down with graphical, UI, and performance issues on both the PC and console versions. Fortunately, Gearbox has announced that a bunch of fixes are coming later today in a long-overdue Borderlands 3 update. This patch is planned to release sometime before 3 p.m. PDT (11 p.m. BST).
While an update earlier this month addressed game stability and fixed a few minor bugs, today’s patch starts to chip away at the more irksome issues such as graphical hiccups, audio balancing problems, game lag, and UI fixes. Those playing split-screen on consoles will be relieved to know that this update squashes several bugs that cause lag while one of the Vault Hunters opens their ECHO menu.
Below are a handful of notable fixes. You can read the full patch notes over on the Borderlands 3 news feed.
- Reduced the amount of texture streaming that was occurring when aiming down sights
- Addressed an issue reported by certain PC players where the focus from the mouse’s last known location was sticking around even when playing with a gamepad
- Addressed an issue reported by certain PC players where the cursor would snap to an unintended location in the UI
- Addressed a reported issue where Guardian Rank had the potential to become non-functional and/or the player could potentially lose Guardian Rank tokens into the negatives
- Special prompts for particle text (Tediore guns, “critical,” “immune”) are now properly localized.
- Addressed a potential progression blocker in the mission “Footsteps of Giants”
- Addressed a reported issue where the item of the day item card would flash briefly before displaying on vending machines
- Iron Bear button prompts will now correctly update if you re-bind your controls.
- Addressed a reported issue where subtitles wouldn’t display until after the initial cutscene
- Addressed an issue experienced by certain players that social notifications could become stuck on screen
Multiplayer and splitscreen:
- Addressed dialog volume that faded too low before switching to ECHO audio during split-screen gameplay
- Addressed sounds that were quiet or missing for the second split-screen player if they move too far from player one
- Addressed that 3-player groups were having trouble matchmaking with an additional solo player
- Addressed that in split-screen one player’s sprinting animation could be interrupted by the other player opening the ECHO menu
- Addressed that in split-screen one player’s aiming down sights could be interrupted by the other player opening the ECHO menu
Hopefully, this update will fix most of the issues that Borderlands 3 players have been experiencing since the game’s launch earlier this month.