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Borderlands 3 update introduces crossplay, increases level cap

Published: 10:21, 25 June 2021
Gearbox Software
Borderlands 3 - Crossplay Update
Borderlands 3 - Crossplay Update

Borderlands 3 just got the crossplay feature, available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, Stadia, and PC. The update also increased the game's level cap.

Well, well, well if it isn't a brand new update for Borderlands 3. The major fresh update for the mayhem that is the third instalment in the Borderlands franchise introduced the awaited crossplay functionality for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store

The notable lack of crossplay for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Borderlands 3 explained.

How to set up crossplay for Borderlands 3

Crossplay between Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, Stadia, and PC was made possible and will go through the SHiFT Macthmaking system. When you boot up the game for the first time after the update, you will be prompted to enable or disable the feature. 

Regardless of your choice, you'll have the option to set your very own Crossplay Display Name (required for SHiFT Matchmaking functionality).

Borderlands 3 Crossplay Display Name must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a unique name not already in use by another Borderlands 3 player.
  • Must be between 3-16 characters long.
  • Must start with a letter, and is limited to a-z, A-Z, 0-9, or non-consecutive underscore, a hyphen, or period/full-stop characters.

You can change your display name on your personal account page on the SHiFT website, or in Borderlands 3 via the Social menu option from the main or pause menu. To do this, click Social, switch to the SHiFT tab, and change your Crossplay Display Name in the Account Details section.

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Borderlands 3 level cap increase

The crossplay update also introduced an increased level cap to Borderlands 3. The new level cap was bumped up by seven whole notches. The new max level is 72, with the players' maximum total of 70 Skill Points to spend.

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