The wait is finally over, Borderlands fans. Today, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection arrives on PlayStation 4, ushering in the current-gen debuts of Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all of their add-on content!
It’s incredibly cool to see both games in a single package, especially with all of that add-on content, which is an absolutely insane amount. Also, if you’re an easily-impressed dork like me, you’ll spend at least a few minutes flicking back and forth between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on the game select screen, because the animated menu is mesmerizing.
Beyond the games and all of the add-on content, we’ve also got some cool new features like four-player local split-screen and the ability to transfer your saves from prior-gen systems. Using cross save, you can transfer your characters and Badass Rank from PS3 to PS4 or vice versa, and for Borderlands 2, PS Vita saves can also be transferred back and forth.
Today also marks the launch of the final Season Pass add-on content for Borderlands: The Pre Sequel — Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2! Claptastic Voyage is a brand new add-on campaign set inside Claptrap’s mind. It involves Handsome Jack digitizing the Vault Hunters and sending them inside to find the mysterious “H-Source” code, while trying to get out of Claptrap’s consciousness without going completely insane. As a bonus, this add-on pack includes the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, which raises the level cap to 70.
Claptastic Voyage and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 are available on PS4 in The Handsome Collection today, and is also available for PS3 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel players (either included with a Season Pass purchase, or as a separate purchase for $9.99).
Also available today are cool bonuses for Tales from the Borderlands players. If you’ve been playing the excellent Tales from the Borderlands from our friends over at Telltale Games and have purchased the Season Pass, starting today you’ll be able to unlock bonus heads and skins in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
It’s great to see so much cool Borderlands content arrive all at once, and it’s even greater to see it finally arriving on PS4. We’ll have a lot more great stuff coming for PS4 players as Battleborn ramps up in the months ahead, so stay tuned!