Gearbox Software has announced that a new patch will be released today for Borderlands 3. Going live by or before 3 PM PDT, the patch will seek to fix performance problems like reducing the texture streaming on PC when aiming down sights. Players who also had a lot of players on their friends list and experienced hitching should also see a fix.
Other fixes relate include a bug that could block players’ progress in the “Footsteps of Giants” and one that would cause Guardian Rank to cease functioning. The latter even resulted in players losing Guardian Rank tokens to a negative degree. Some quality of life features are also included like modified vending machines sorting items by rarity. And yes, the Porcelain Pipe Bomb has been “fixed” to prevent from instantly melting enemies.
A number of issues with multiplayer and split-screen are also being addressed. Check out the full patch notes here with some highlights below. Borderlands 3 is currently available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. You can read our official review of the game here.
- [PC Only] Reduced the amount of texture streaming that was occurring when aiming down sights.
- Addressed a reported concern where certain users with a lot of people in their friend’s list saw more frequent hitching.
- Implementing General stability improvements.
General Fixes and Improvements
- Addressed a reported issue where KillaVolt’s Shield Storm attack does not disable the tiles around KillaVolt, resulting in the entire floor being activated (oops).
- Addressed a potential progression blocker in the mission “Footsteps of Giants”.
- 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.
- Modified vending machines so it will now sort items by rarity.
- Console FOV is now set to 75 by default. This will not affect players who have already started the game.
- Special prompts for particle text (Tediore guns, “critical”, “immune”) are now properly localized.
- Addressed a reported concern that certain players experienced where their vehicle’s boost could continue into the next map.
- Addressed a reported concern with “Porcelain Pipe Bomb” where it set off multiple explosions when colliding with objects.