Is Borderlands 3 Cross Platform? Take A Cruise On Sanctuary III And Find Out.


Borderlands 3 is a great multiplayer game that is also multiplatform. The game has a compelling story and some awesome bosses.

But is Borderlands 3 cross-platform?

Borderlands 3 offers cross-platform crossplay support through SHiFT Matchmaking between PC (Microsoft Windows) via Steam and Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac (macOS), and Stadia. But it doesn’t support cross-play support between Sony PlayStation and other platforms.

However, PS4 and PS5 players can play co-op using the same account on both platforms.

Remember also to check out the awesome FAQ section below.

Table 1: Borderlands 3 cross-platform support overview for easy comparison

Border-lands 3 cross-platform supportPCMacXbox OneXbox Series X/SStadiaPS4PS5
PCN/RYesYes Yes Yes No No
MacYes N/R Yes Yes Yes No No
Xbox OneYes Yes N/R Yes Yes No No
Xbox Series X/SYes Yes Yes N/R Yes No No
StadiaYes Yes Yes Yes N/R No No
PS4NoNo No No No N/R Yes
PS5No No No No No YesN/R
Borderlands 3 cross-play support overview for easy comparison. N/R = Not Relevant

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Does Borderlands 3 support co-op between PS4 and PS5?

Yes, Borderlands 3 supports co-op between PS4 and PS5. You can co-op by owning only one game copy by simply signing in to the same account and downloading it to both platforms.

The game takes a bit longer to load on PS4 than on PS5.

Does Borderlands 3 support local co-op split screen?

Borderlands 3 supports split-screen local co-op play for PlayStation and Xbox right out of the box.

In fact, on PS5 and Xbox Series X, you can play up to 4 players simultaneously on 4K via split-screen.

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Besides the four-player split-screen, you can also choose between horizontal and vertical split-screen. And this latter option is also available for last-gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One.

Borderlands 3 doesn’t natively support local co-op split-screen on PC. But you can use the Universal Split screen to get it to work. See a guide with everything you need to use, including install instructions.

Is Borderlands 3 available for Nintendo Switch?

Unfortunately, Borderlands 3 isn’t available for Nintendo Switch because this console isn’t powerful enough to run the game.

Does Borderlands 3 have cross-progression?

Cross-progression means saving your game on one platform and continuing where you left off on another. So is Borderlands 3 cross-progression? Well, that depends on which platforms you want to move between.

Unfortunately, Borderlands 3 doesn’t support cross-progression between major platforms, such as from PC to PlayStation, PC to Xbox or vice versa.

However, you can manually transfer your saved files between Steam and Epic Game Store accounts, moving the data on your hard drive.

How to cross-save on PS4 and PS5

Also, you can transfer your saves from PS4 to PS5 but not the other way around:

  1. Choose ‘Upload Save’ from the Borderlands 3 main menu when logged in to your PS4 account
  2. On PS5, under ‘Play, choose ‘Download Save’ and choose the PS4 you’ve transferred

How to cross-save on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S

If you’re on Xbox One and updated to Xbox Series X/S, your files will automatically be uploaded to the cloud and transferred to the next-gen console once you’ve logged in to the same Xbox Account.

How to crossplay Borderlands 3 via SHiFT Matchmaking in three simple steps

Here’s how to set up cross-play in Borderlands 3 in three easy steps:

  1. In Borderlands 3, do so when you get prompted with the option to enable cross-play.
  2. Choose your unique name. It must be between 3-16 characters long, start with a letter, and be limited to a-z, A-Z, 0-9, underscore a hyphen, period, and full-stop characters.

    Note. You can always change your display name on your SHiFT account page later.
  3. Go to the main menu and select Social. Invite your friends to join the lobby.

Is Borderlands 3 worth it?

So is Borderlands 3 worth it in 2022?

Borderlands 3 is a great game worth it if you’re into the Borderlands series franchise.

The game introduces a lot of new cool stuff, such as procedurally generated weapons. These enemies match the individual players’ skill level in multiplayer, local co-op play with split-screen, direct integration with Twitch streaming, and more.

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Is Borderlands 3 worth it on PC, Xbox X/S, and PS5? Absolutely! And even without the DLC. You get the most out of the game on these three platforms because it’s here you get to enjoy the game in up to 4K resolution with the highest frame rates.

However, if you want to cross-play with PC and Xbox, you should avoid the PS4 and PS5 versions.

What is Borderlands 3. – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: Gearbox
  • Game Publisher: 2K Games
  • Genre: First-person shooter, looter shooter, RPG, co-op

Borderlands 3 (aka BL3) is another entry in the wildly popular and hilarious Borderlands franchise. This is a first-person shooter with RPG elements.

You can also consider this a “looter shooter” game due to the importance of continually finding new guns and gear. It’s a game that puts humor at the forefront, but it’s also well-known for being a great cooperative experience.


The story of Borderlands 3 takes place after the events of Borderlands 2. It takes place seven years after the ending of Borderlands 2, and it’s mostly about finding more vaults located elsewhere.

Players will learn more about the fallout from the events of Borderlands 2 while battling to learn all of the secrets of the vaults finally. If you wish to know more, then you’ll want to grab a friend and play through the game yourself since saying too much would spoil things.


The gameplay in Borderlands 3 isn’t significantly different from Borderlands 2. You have new moves, such as crouch-sliding and wall-mount climbing. The shooting has been refined in certain ways, but you’ll still be shooting enemies and looting them once they’ve dropped their guns and gear.

This is a fairly tight first-person shooter, and you’ll also have various skills at your disposal, depending on which character you decide to play. 

You level up as you continue to play the game, too, which means you’ll constantly get stronger. It’s possible to play Borderlands 3 by yourself, but you can also play with up to three other friends.

This is a popular co-op game that you can enjoy laughing at. You go through the title, finding bigger and better guns while learning more about the story.

What platforms are Borderlands 3 Available For?

Borderlands 3 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Mac (macOS)
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Stadia