Borderlands 3 just went through some major changes with the release of the new Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite patch. Improvements include increasing storage size by 6 times, reworking Legendary loot drops so bosses have distinct pools, and more endgame content than ever. It's enough that those who may not have picked up Borderlands 3 just yet might want to reconsider. Lucky for them, Gearbox is hosting a free-to-play weekend for Borderlands 3 on console.


Gearbox Software is calling this a Borderlands 3 Black Friday event that is starting a little earlier than normal.  The main part of the event is a free-to-play weekend for Borderlands 3. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can download and play the game right now. Just search for Borderlands 3 and click on the "Try Free Demo" in the game's profile. The PS4 free weekend will last until November 25 at 9:00 am PT and the Xbox One free weekend will last until November 24 at 11:59 pm PT. For the time being, Gearbox has no plans to offer a PC free-to-play weekend.




The free-to-play weekend event coincides with a Black Friday sale for Borderlands 3 on both PS4 and Xbox One. The game is up to 33% off depending on the platform, but getting the full discount on the Microsoft store requires a Xbox Live Gold account.


Borderlands 3's Black Friday discounts:


PlayStation Store - $40.19 ($59.99)


Microsoft Store - $44.99 or $4019 with Xbox Live Gold ($59.99)


Epic Games Store - $40.19 ($59.99)


Black Friday buyers should be aware that the price of Borderlands 3 is likely to drop during Black Friday at several retailers. Target has Borderlands 3 on PS4 for $35 while GameStop is offering a doorbuster deal for just $30. For those anxious to start playing Borderlands 3 as soon as possible, or those on PC, this is a great deal.




Regardless of whether anyone plans to buy Borderlands 3 or not, this weekend serves as a great opportunity to experience Borderlands 3 for no cost. Current players can even take the opportunity to invite several friends to try the game out. Even if they don't end up buying the game, it'll make for a fun weekend. Borderlands 3's free weekend runs from November 21 through November 24.


Borderlands 3 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.