Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads

Epic announced last month that there would not be preloads of Borderlands 3 on the Epic Games Store because they were not sure their preload system was up to the demands of such a large release. Now the Borderlands 3 Website has word that something has changed, as they plan to provide preloads of the action/RPG sequel about 48 hours before the game goes live: "No matter which platform you're playing on, we're happy to announce that Borderlands 3 will be available for download roughly 48 hours ahead of the launch date and time listed for your region." They also offer a schedule of when the game will launch in a bunch of regions:

Meanwhile, if you're planning to play Borderlands 3 on PC, the game will be available to play via the Epic Games Store starting at the times listed below. Be sure to check out the Borderlands 3 PC specs so you can verify that your machine is ready for the mayhem.

September 12, 2019 - 16:00 PDT
September 12, 2019 - 19:00 EDT
September 12, 2019 - 20:00 BRT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 BST
September 13, 2019 - 01:00 CEST
September 13, 2019 - 01:00 SAST
September 13, 2019 - 02:00 MSK
September 13, 2019 - 07:00 SGT
September 13, 2019 - 08:00 JST
September 13, 2019 - 09:00 AEST
September 13, 2019 - 11:00 NZST

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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 19:59
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 19:59
Sep 4, 2019, 19:59
 
Naaa!! Pass.
I'll wait for reviews.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 18:12
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 18:12
Sep 4, 2019, 18:12
 
Primalchrome wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 17:49:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 13:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 11:09:
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:08:
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.
You know that, I know that, but the irrational hate for this storefront continues unabated.

You see people hating that they can now do a preload as expected?
Nah, he's upset that we're not throwing a parade because Yugo is putting speakers and a cassette deck in their new 2019 hatchback. Trophies for everyone!
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 17:49
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 17:49
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Slick wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 09:51:
It's probably not a server bandwidth issue, but more an encryption issue. If someone cracked the game from a preload, that would be bad. This used to happen if I'm not mistaken back in the early days of direct downloads.

Preloads generally just download data files. The executable doesn't become available until release day. No executable, no potential for any crack to happen.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 17:49
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 17:49
Sep 4, 2019, 17:49
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 13:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 11:09:
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:08:
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.
You know that, I know that, but the irrational hate for this storefront continues unabated.

You see people hating that they can now do a preload as expected?
Nah, he's upset that we're not throwing a parade because Yugo is putting speakers and a cassette deck in their new 2019 hatchback. Trophies for everyone!
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 16:21
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 16:21
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Talisorn wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 16:04:
Epic Games: Damned if the do. Damned if they don't.

There's no damned if they do in this case.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 16:04
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 16:04
Sep 4, 2019, 16:04
 
Epic Games: Damned if the do. Damned if they don't.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 13:46
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 13:46
Sep 4, 2019, 13:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 11:09:
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:08:
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.
You know that, I know that, but the irrational hate for this storefront continues unabated.

You see people hating that they can now do a preload as expected?
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 12:30
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 12:30
Sep 4, 2019, 12:30
 
Epic Games: Please use our store, we know it sucks, but we will give you more of the money.
Gearbox: More of the money! YES!!!
Epic Games: *looks at Borderlands 2 sales* We can't preload that to that many people our store sucks too much.
Customers: Screw EGS, I'll wait for the sale on Steam
Epic Games: Wait, pre-sales of this game are sucking so badly that we can handle that load. Hood news everyone!
Epic Games: Everyone?
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 11:09
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 11:09
Sep 4, 2019, 11:09
 
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:08:
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.
You know that, I know that, but the irrational hate for this storefront continues unabated.
A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test. It's a compassion test. It's a decency test. It's a social responsibility test.
Cover Your Eyes for even more protection.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 10:57
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 10:57
Sep 4, 2019, 10:57
 
Nice to see GB got their part done in time... And even nicer that I'll be playing at 7pm on the 12th ; )
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 10:36
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 10:36
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Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 10:34:
Nimh wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:34:
Creston wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:17:
I guess Tim got too much shit about it, and someone figured out how to do it.

I feel bad for the intern tasked with getting this working this week.

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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 10:34
Cutter
 
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Sep 4, 2019, 10:34
 Cutter
 
Nimh wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:34:
Creston wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:17:
I guess Tim got too much shit about it, and someone figured out how to do it.

I feel bad for the intern tasked with getting this working this week.

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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 10:10
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 10:10
Sep 4, 2019, 10:10
 
I was getting the vibe that Gearbox was then going to host the downloads, does it actually state EGS is doing that? Seems unclear.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 09:51
Slick
 
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads Sep 4, 2019, 09:51
Sep 4, 2019, 09:51
 Slick
 
It's probably not a server bandwidth issue, but more an encryption issue. If someone cracked the game from a preload, that would be bad. This used to happen if I'm not mistaken back in the early days of direct downloads.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 09:20
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Man, this whole EGS is their last hope once FortNite dies down and no more of that $$$. They are trying to capitalize before it's all OVA.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
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Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:08:
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.

Dont give them, to much credit Verno, this would even be happening if it wasn't for all the public backlash.

Ill do my pre-load in 5 months.
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Creston wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 08:17:
I guess Tim got too much shit about it, and someone figured out how to do it.

I feel bad for the intern tasked with getting this working this week.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
Sep 4, 2019, 08:17
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I guess Tim got too much shit about it, and someone figured out how to do it.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Will Offer PC Preloads
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 Verno
 
Preloads are a good thing so kudos to them.
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Re: GeForce Drivers for Fallout 4, Legacy of the Void, & Battlefront
Sep 4, 2019, 08:05
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Sep 4, 2019, 08:05
 
If their PRELOAD system isn't up to the task, what makes them think their REGULAR system can handle it? The entire point of preloading, from a publisher's perspective, is to reduce bandwidth and hardware demands at release time.
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