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Borderlands 3 had a successful PC launch; concurrent players twice as high as Borderlands 2’s all-time peak

Gearbox’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, has stated that the PC launch of Borderlands 3 was a success (from a business perspective, obviously). According to Pitchford, the launch-day peak concurrent players for Borderlands 3 were about twice as high as Borderlands 2’s all-time peak concurrent players.

Although Borderlands 3 is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, this data shows that the game sells well. Well, at least on its launch day. Furthermore, it’s really interesting that Pitchford did not share any initial sales figures (something that could have easily been affected by the game’s EGS exclusivity deal).

As we’ve already reported, the game suffers from some DX12 loading issues. Therefore, we suggest avoiding this build until – and if – Gearbox fixes it. Moreover, the game does not fully support ultrawide monitors.

There were also reports of major stuttering issues. We’ll publish a new article about these issues in a few hours. However, and in case you’re wondering, we did not experience that many stutters on our main PC configuration.

Lastly, it will be interesting to see whether the PC sales of Borderlands 3 will surpass those of Borderlands 2!