Borderlands 3 players can take save files with the progression stored in, for example when they switch from the Epic Games Store to the Steam platform. Crossplay will also become available between both PC platforms.
Developer Gearbox writes that from March 13, the date Borderlands appears on Steam, players can play along with other PC players, regardless of whether the game was purchased through the Epic Games Store or via Steam. As soon as players start Borderlands 3 on Steam for the first time, a special screen with the option to turn crossplay on or off follows. The same applies to players who play the game via the Epic Games Store, although they must first download a new patch for the cross-play option.
The cross play function can also be found in the main menu of the game. This feature allows players to invite others who play the game through the competing game store to game sessions. Crossplay with the consoles is not yet possible. Gearbox indicated last year that it is intended that crossplay with the consoles and Stadia is also possible, but it is unclear when that will be the case.
In addition, there is the possibility of transferring the progress data between the two platforms. However, that must be done manually. According to Gearbox, there is a risk that the save files may be lost; the developer therefore advises players to back up those files first. It is not yet possible to exchange items between the Steam and Epic Games Store versions of Borderlands 3. Gearbox says it will make that possible in the near future through a new patch, although it is unknown when it will be released.
About half a year ago Borderlands 3 was released on the Epic Games Store on the PC and on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is also available for Google Stadium players. Borderlands 3 will be released on Steam on March 13 and will be available for preloading from March 10. On March 26 the dlc Guns, Love and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright and Hammerlock will be published, a paid extension that is part of the season pass, but can also be purchased separately.