Update (September 3, 2019): It seems Mr. Sweeney wasn’t up to date on his own store’s capabilities, as 2K says the game will be available for preload 48 hours before its release date, even on PC (EGS). Original story follows.
If you are one of the millions of Borderlands fans eagerly awaiting the third entry in the franchise and you chose to pick it up on PC, then I have bad news for you (unless you have a blazing fast Internet connection). Tim Sweeney confirmed today that the Epic Games Store will not support preloading functionality before Borderlands 3 comes out this September, so you’ll have to wait until the game is fully released before you can start the download (and unless this game breaks the norm, it’s going to be a pretty hefty thing to get through your Internet pipes).
MAYHEM IS COMING
The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.
A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE
Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power.
YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE
Become one of 4 new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization.
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With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear.
Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each with unique environments and enemies.
QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION
Play with anyone at any time with online co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.