On the Borderlands Twitter account, the team noted that it was seeing "technically incorrect reports" about BL3's file size on Switch. The tweet says, " Actual file size is 23.5 GB. We had to submit a file size at packaging time but kept working to optimize it." Obviously, that's nearly a third of the first reported file size, which should assuage any worries. On top of that, Gearbox revealed that the base game is only 8.5 GB, while all of the DLCs add up to 15 GB. Plus, you can install each DLC individually, giving you the choice of which ones you actually want to play through. That kind of versatility should help players manage their install size even more.
What's Included in Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch?
We're seeing technically incorrect reports that Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition file size on Switch is 62 GB. Actual file size is 23.5 GB— Borderlands (@Borderlands) October 5, 2023
We had to submit a file size at packaging time but kept working to optimize it. Exact breakdown:
Total: 23.5 GB
Base game: 8.5 GB
DLC: 15 GB
As you'd expect from the name, Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition includes just about everything that Gearbox has released thus far. That means all of the DLC and cosmetic options, giving you dozens of hours to explore. Here is everything in Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition:
Borderlands 3 base game
Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot
Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock
Bounty of Blood
Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck
30+ cosmetic items
It's worth specifically noting what's in the Designer's Cut and Director's Cut. The Designer Cut includes a new skill tree for each playable character and includes a roguelike mode named Arms Race. Meanwhile, the Director's Cut includes a new raid boss and several behind-the-scenes features like in-progress gameplay clips, glitches, and bloopers. Everything else is your standard DLC, meaning new questlines, gear, and more.
Fortunately, Nintendo Switch players aren't missing out on anything that the other more powerful consoles have in terms of content. Sure, those versions will look better, but if you want to jump into co-op shooter action with a pal, you'll be able to do so while on the go. That's a decent trade-off for it not looking quite as pretty.
Borderlands 3 is available now on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and PC platforms.
Related Forum: Gaming Discussion