Borderlands 3 System Requirements

Before you get started on Borderlands 3, you must first ensure that your PC can run the game.

It would be frustrating if you went through all that work to get Borderlands 3, install it on your PC, and then not be able to see it in all its glory, right? To help prevent that, we’ve created this guide to help you figure out what parts of your PC you might need to upgrade before playing the game. Read on to learn more.

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About Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is the much-anticipated sequel to Borderlands 2, which was released in 2012. Fans of the series have been waiting seven years to see the sequel, and while its reception has been somewhere on the spectrum between mixed and generally favorable, we can’t deny how fun it is. The Borderlands franchise has always been excellent in supplying entertaining and humorous gameplay without sacrificing the storyline.

  • Release Date: September 13, 2019
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia
  • Genre: Action RPG FPS
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games

System Benchmarks

Because of Borderlands’ unique graphics style, it is not as demanding performance-wise as some other games. However, you’ll still want to have some decent specs on your PC before you attempt to run the game. Here are the minimum and recommended specs that you’ll want to keep in mind.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD FX 8350 or Intel i5-3570
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
  • HDD: 75 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or Intel i7-4770
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • HDD: 75 GB
Borderlands 3 System Requirements

Optimal PC Builds

Like we mentioned above, Borderlands 3 only provides a moderate challenge in terms of processing and graphics demands. The minimum requirements, in particular, are very forgiving, so anyone with a budget PC (and probably some users with laptop computers, too) will be able to run the game on low settings.

However, if you’re really looking to get the most out of the game both visually and from a gameplay standpoint, a mid-tier PC should be able to give you everything you need.

While a budget PC will be able to get the job done, it most likely won’t be powerful enough to let you enjoy the unique graphics and gameplay experience that the Borderlands franchise is known for.

That being said, if maximized graphics settings aren’t high on your list of priorities, this game should be readily accessible to anyone who owns a PC that was built after 2012, and some newer laptops should be able to play it well, too.

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Rose Mattise

Rose has been combining her love for gaming with her passion for writing for years. She enjoys tinkering with PCs, scoping out the latest games, and whiling away the hours at her computer - usually by writing about her findings.

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