Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Rated by ESRB

By Dave Horobin,
If you're a fan of the Borderlands series, you might want to pay very close attention to what Gearbox has to show at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts next week.


We've already had a Twitter post from the developer that suggested a Borderlands 3 reveal might finally be coming our way. That might not be all, however, as a new ESRB rating for the much rumoured Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition on the Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC has appeared on the ESRB website.

Rating Summary: This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a Vault Hunter (i.e., treasure hunter) on a quest to uncover an alien vault on the planet of Pandora. Players explore an open-world environment and interact with characters, while completing mission objectives. Combat missions require players to use futuristic firearms (e.g., acid pistols, electrical shotguns, grenade launchers) to kill human bandits, alien creatures, and robotic sentries. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by screams of pain, gunfire, and large explosions. Human enemies emit large splashes of blood when shot and killed; some attacks may result in dismemberment and/or decapitation. The game contains frequent instances of mature humor, sometimes suggestive/sexual in nature: radio advertisements for male-enhancement products (e.g., “Do you ever feel like you are firing blanks?”); dialogue and text about body parts and other innuendo (e.g., “Really 'preciate you takin' a poke at that…uh, the system, not my mom”; "And pop! Went the weasel. I like it when things pop.”). The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.
With an official age rating and the trophy leak that appeared in February showing the game on the PS4, it would be surprising if we didn't hear official word from Gearbox in the near future.

Are you excited for a potential reveal of Borderlands 3? Would you play a remastered version of the original Borderlands on the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.