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We’ve been talking for some time now about how Borderlands 3 would likely end up being a watershed moment for the Epic Games Store and it appears Gearbox’s shooter may well have ended up the game which broke the Epic Store hoodoo.
Borderlands 3, one of the biggest launches of the year, has arrived today, although it's been far from plain sailing. There have been reports of performance struggles, DirectX 12 woes, and all sorts of issues on top of that pesky Epic Games Store exclusivity which will put a few off.
It sounds as if Borderlands 3 has launched today with completely busted DirectX 12 support. Users are reporting firing up the game in DX12 mode either takes a couple minutes to hit the menu screen or gets stuck loading up Borderlands 3 for eternity. 
Gears 5 has been available for the past three days for those of you with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or those who bought the $100 Ultimate Edition. Today is Gears 5’s official launch day though (it’s available on Steam and everything) and that means one thing - new driver time for Nvidia.
UPDATE: Stop the press. Epic has changed its tune. Borderlands 3 will now support pre-loading on PC through the Epic Games Store.
We’re still not entirely sure how Gearbox can lurch so magnificently from mega-success (Half-Life, Borderlands) to abject failure (Battleborn, Duke Nukem, Aliens: Colonial Marines) but they’ve always been a curiously unpredictable bunch. What is entirely predictable, however, is Borderlands 3’s success. At this point, the reviews barely matter. Borderlands 3 is going to fly off the shelves by the million through brand recognition alone.
In addition to the Borderlands 3 system requirements which were revealed earlier today, Gearbox has also detailed the extensive range of graphics options which players will be free to tweak in the PC version of BL3. This certainly doesn’t appear to be a hastily slapped together port; there is plenty here for PC players to fine-tune in order to match Borderlands 3’s performance to that of their gaming rig.
The biggest Epic Store exclusive in its short history is almost upon us. Gearbox has revealed the PC system requirements for Borderlands 3, the massively anticipated co-op loot shooter which comes to PC on September 13th. Borderlands 3 promises to be bigger, better, prettier, and crazier than its predecessor, and here are the BL3 PC specs you'll need to join the party.
If you’re the sort of person who wants to march with flaming pitchforks towards Epic Games’ HQ, Borderlands 3 has added yet another to its growing list of reasons to give it a swerve. Borderlands 3’s Epic Games Store page has been updated with a tiny new tidbit of information - “Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-Tamper”. 
Borderlands 3 recently went gold, meaning it’s finished and ready for launch in just over a month’s time. In the meantime, developer Gearbox has revealed the opening 14 minutes of Borderlands 3, showcasing exactly what’s in store during those first few moments.
Bungie has announced both Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Destiny 2: New Light have been delayed. Both were originally scheduled to launch on September 17th but they’ve now been pushed back a few weeks to October 1st.