Just days after overanalytical fanboys discovered hints that Borderlands 3 could be released on October 1st, the Borderlands official twitter account posted that it will be released on September 13 and that if you pre-order now, you’ll receive the Gold Weapons Skins Pack. The tweet appears to have been an ad that was released a little too soon and has since been deleted, but we all know that once things are on the internet, they never go away. As such, we were able to source the tweet from the internet archives and, while the name of the game isn’t actually in the tweet, the fact that it includes the phrase “Mayhem is coming,” it’s a pretty clear indication that the tweet was regarding Borderlands 3. After all, Gearbox has used the term Mayhem to describe the game several times in the past.
The September 13th date that we’re considering now is about three weeks too soon if you’re a die-hard believer of the theoretical October 1st debut date. That date has already been debunked, apparently, but it is still within the FY2019 release window that was previously given by Take-Two interactive. Then again, this tweet just so happened to show up on April Fools, so it could just be a cold-hearted joke, and it really begs us to question why the tweet would have been deleted from the official channel shortly thereafter if it was, indeed, an April Fools Prank.
That isn’t all of the news we have on Borderlands 3 today, though, as another Twitter user, Wario64, came across another now-deleted tweet that hints toward Borderlands 3 being released exclusively on the Epic Games Store. That tweet, which we’ve embedded below, includes a few seconds of footage and the Epic Games Store logo at the end. Adding more fuel to that specific fire, Gearbox boss, Randy Pitchford, practically confirmed the Epic Game Store release by claiming that Take-Two Interactive and 2K Games are “Responsible for all decisions regarding price-points, territories, distribution, and platform partnerships.” He also hinted at the released date by saying “exclusives are fine when they come with advantages and when they are short – say, six months.” If that’s not a hint, we don’t know what is, and being that his tweet was also posted on April 1st, the theoretical October 1st debut date would be exactly six months away.
For now, 2K games has nothing else to say on the debut date, but Randy Pitchford said previously that we’ll learn more about Borderlands 3 on April 3rd, so we don’t have much longer to wait to debunk or confirm what we’ve learned so far.