Borderlands 3

From AppleGamingWiki, the wiki about gaming on M1 Apple silicon Macs
Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 cover
Developers
Gearbox Software
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
macOS October 30, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Series Borderlands (series)
Resources
PCGamingWiki
Apple Silicon Games
Codeweavers
WineHQ
Borderlands 3 on HowLongToBeat
Borderlands 3 on IGDB
Borderlands 3 guide on StrategyWiki
Borderlands 3 on MobyGames
Borderlands 3 on Wikipedia

General information

Developer support page
Publisher support page
Official forums - PC-specific tech support category
Official Discord server for game series
Borderlands 3 subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

macOS Compatibility

Method Rating Notes
Rosetta 2 Perfect
Compatibility layer
CrossOver Runs Major graphics glitches and flickering, some enemies are invisible. Not ergonomically playable.[1]
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Runs Renders nearly flawlessly, but FPS too low to be playable.[2]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Epic Games Launcher
Limited to Standard Edition and only available in select countries.
macOS
Publisher website
CD key
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Choice between Epic Games Store and Steam versions.
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macOS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
macOS
GamersGate
Epic Games Launcher
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
macOS
Gamesplanet
Epic Games Launcher
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
macOS
Green Man Gaming
Epic Games Launcher
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
macOS
Humble Store
Requires online activation
CD key
Super Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Choice between Epic Games Store activation and a Steam key.
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macOS
See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.
Steam version of the game does not support macOS.
Optional cross-play between Epic Games Store and Steam versions through a SHiFT account.

CrossOver Graphics Glitches[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup[edit]

Disconnect internet
  1. Click on Wi-Fi icon and turn off Wi-Fi
  2. Alternatively disconnect ethernet cable
  3. Load Borderlands 3
  4. Reconnect internet

References

  1. Verified by User:Captcool on 2022-03-30
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Max 32-Core GPU 64 GB
    OS: macOS 12.3
    Method: CrossOver 21.2.0.33926
    Resolution: 1728*1117
    Settings: High
    Framerate: 35.82
  2. Verified by User:Captcool on 2022-03-30
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 Max 32-Core GPU 64 GB
    OS: macOS 12.3
    Method: Parallels 17.1.1 + Windows 11 21H2
    Resolution: 1728*1117
    Settings: High
    Framerate: 16.31