Borderlands 3 March 13 Update Brings Cross-Play Support Between Steam And Epic Game Store

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After its six-month exclusivity deal with Epic Game Store has come to an end, Borderlands 3 is finally available on Steam. The game is already getting patches that add more features and fix existing bugs. Gearbox Software released a new patch that went live on March 13 at 3 p.m. EST.

The update adds cross-play support between Steam and Epic Game Store, so now you can play with your friends even if they bought the game from different stores. Players can join their friends' lobby by searching for their SHiFT Display Name. Find SHiFT Friend and Manage SHiFT Friend buttons have been added in the game menu as well. The patch also fixed the bug where scrolling functionality in Vending Machines wasn’t working as intended.

You can read the complete patch notes below or on the official site.



  • Added two new buttons to the Roster Tab of the Social Menu

- “Find SHiFT Friend” allows you to enter the exact SHiFT Display Name you’re looking for to add as a friend or block
- “Manage SHiFT Friends” allows you to view all current SHiFT friends and game invitations
- All friends will have an icon to indicate if they are a friend through Gearbox Software SHiFT or your PC platform (Epic or Steam)

  • Added additional pages to the SHiFT tab of the Social Menu

- Redesigned the SHiFT Code and Reward History tabs
- Added a new Account Details tab to allow players to update their SHiFT Display Name (this will also update the player’s display name on and on the Gearbox Software SHiFT website)

  • Network & Social in the Options Menu now includes control options for PC Cross-Play functionality

- Added “Friend Sync” toggle to give players the option to sync friends from Epic and Steam to Gearbox Software SHiFT
- Added “PC Cross-Play” toggle to give players the option to be included in PC Cross-Play matchmaking pools (when toggled to “Off”, players will only be paired with other players on their current PC platform)

Note: Currently, players are still only able to send mail to players on the same platform. This will be changed in a future patch.


  • Addressed a reported concern that scrolling functionality was sometimes not available in Vending Machines and item cards were sometimes not staying on the screen
  • Added functionality when signing into SHiFT for “Forgot your Password?” to link to a new page
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