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Can you skip cutscenes in Borderlands 3?

We know, we've all been wondering the same thing. Can you skip the cutscenes in Borderlands 3? Here's what you need to know.


Yes, yes. We know. You’re sitting down to dive into Borderlands 3 and the cutscenes just aren’t something you’re feeling, right? It happens. While we would suggest that people watch the cutscenes due to the game’s story, if you’re wanting to skip them then who are we to stop you? So, can you skip cutscenes in Borderlands 3? Well, here’s what you need to know.

Can you skip cutscenes in Borderlands 3?

Unfortunately, no you cannot skip cutscenes in Borderlands 3. This means you’re going to need to settle for sitting through each and every cinematic scene that the game throws your way. This also includes the very lengthy intro video, where Marcus explains everything about the beginning of the game. Because of this, you’ll want to be sure of which character you plan to play as (we have a character guide to help with that) as you’ll need to sit through the opening video again if you decide to change halfway through the tutorial.

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If you just want to skip that intro video, and no other cutscenes, then there is one slight hack that you can try to disable the intro cutscene. However, it should be noted that there have been reports of it causing issues with your save file, so it’s something that you’ll want to be careful with. If you want to try it anyway, head into your game files on PC (sorry console players, this one won’t work for you) and look for the file named MARCUS_INTRO. Once you find it, rename it to something like MARCUS_INTRO_BACKUP and then save the name. You should be able to launch the game and start up a new save file without the long Marcus intro scene.

Now that you know you can’t skip cutscenes, be sure to make your way over to our Borderlands 3 guide for even more help conquering the dangerous planets and opening all the vaults.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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