In case any of you have never played Borderlands before… well… now is your chance. The game will be available to play for free on Steam. If it happens and you like the game, you can buy it afterwards 50% off and maintain your save data.
The GOTY edition also contains tons of new stuff compared to the regular edition and all the expansion DLCs that were released for it, like The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.
Visually Remastered: The improved lighting, textures, and character models shine on PC. Enhancements apply to the base game, as well as all add-on content.
Quality of Life Improvements: Significant updates to the game’s supporting systems allow for a smoother overall experience. For example:
— A Borderlands 2-style mini-map, which you can toggle on and off, has been added to complement the original compass
— Substantial improvements to the inventory system—such as allowing you to “lock” weapons or mark them as “junk”—simplify item management
— Items like ammo, money, and health now auto-pick up from the ground
Rewards Ready: With the addition of the SHiFT player rewards program, you can now use Golden Keys to unlock special in-game items and rewards. Returning SHiFT users who’ve played Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel on PC will receive 75 free Golden Keys, as well as two randomly selected all-new weapons, for their first newly-created Vault Hunter.
Added Firepower: A new set of six named, custom-skinned Legendary weapons make the base game’s arsenal even deeper. Beat bosses or gather Golden Keys for a chance to collect ‘em all.
Badder Boss Battle: In direct response to fan feedback, the campaign’s final boss encounter has been adjusted to be more engaging, challenging, and rewarding.
Cosmetic Customization: For the first time, you will be able to customize your Vault Hunter beyond simply selecting a color scheme. Each of the four available characters has five brand new cosmetic heads unlocked and equippable right from the start of the game.
ALL DLC: Didn’t own any Borderlands DLC? Now you got it all! On BOTH the original game and in Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced!
The game will be available through Steam until July 21th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST.
You can find all the available info on the game’s official site.