Borderlands 3 update and patch notes - September 26
Learn more about today's update to Borderlands 3 by taking a look at the official patch notes.
It’s patch time for Borderlands 3, which means we’ve got a slew of changes coming to the game. If you’ve been one of the many enjoying some of the most effective exploits to the game, then you’re probably not looking forward to downloading today’s update as it makes some crucial changes to items like the Porcelain Pipe Bomb. We’ve put together a list of all the patch notes below, so take a look to see what’s new in the Borderlands 3 update for September 26, 2019.
Borderlands 3 update and patch notes - September 26
According to the official post for today’s update, the patch should be released to Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by 3:00 PM PDT, or 6:00 PM EDT. This means you could see it downloaded to your game at any point today before that time. Those downloading the update can expect to see some performance fixes, as well as general improvements and updates to the splitscreen and online multiplayer modes. Unfortunately, the addition of vertical splitscreen is not part of today’s update.
full list of the patch notes:
[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.
This grenade was never meant to explode multiple times. All enemies in the Borderlands universe are now safe from being instantly melted by radioactive poop.
Adjusted the verbiage for “left stick” and “right stick” inside the Russian localized version of the control options screen.
Addressed a reported issue where certain users experienced a failure of the audio to play when spending skill points in the UI.
The text is now correctly marked “invalid” when you enter an invalid e-mail address on the SHiFT account creation page.
Addressed a reported issue where the item of the day item card would flash briefly before displaying on vending machines.
Addressed a reported concern that certain players were served an unread mail icon when they didn’t have mail to read.
Iron Bear button prompts will now correctly update if you re-bind your controls.
Modified various features and elements of Crazy Earl’s store.
Addressed a reported issue where subtitles wouldn’t display until after the initial cutscene.
Addressed an issue experienced by certain players that social notifications could become stuck on-screen.
Addressed a player concern that certain item preview images were failing to load inside the player bank.
[PC Only] Addressed an issue reported by certain PC players where the focus from the mouse’s last known location was sticking around even when playing with a gamepad. Addressed an issue reported by certain players where the cursor would snap to an unintended location in the UI.
Splitscreen and Online Multiplayer
Addressed a concern reported by certain players that the dialog volume faded too low before switching to ECHO audio during split-screen gameplay.
Addressed a concern reported by certain players that sounds were quiet or missing for the second split-screen player if they move too far from player one.
Addressed a concern reported by certain players that 3-player groups were having trouble matchmaking with an additional solo player.
Addressed a reported concerned experienced by certain players that in split-screen one player’s sprinting animation could be interrupted by the other player opening the ECHO menu.
Addressed a concern reported by certain players that in split-screen where one player’s aiming down sights could be interrupted by the other player opening the ECHO menu.
Addressed a handful of reported client replication issues:
- Addressed Tina’s pizza bomb so it displays correctly for clients. - Modified certain audio elements that were reportedly looping for clients. - Addressed a reported player concern so the Guardian Skill “Dead Man’s Hand” now functions properly. Player icons are now pinned to the side of the mini-map when playing in any kind of multiplayer.
As you can see, this update contains several general fixes and improvements. For more info about the game, head over to our
Borderlands 3 guide and FAQ.