Check this Borderlands 3 multiplayer guide on multiplayer features and modes. Including inviting friends, matchmaking, LAN multiplayer, cross platform play, and more!Check Out Beginner's Guide & Tips!
How To Play Online Multiplayer
Connect To Social From Main Menu
To first access multiplayer mode, go to the main menu and click the "Social" option. This will lead you to the multiplayer options available in Borderlands 3.
Invite Friends To Play Online
In the "Roster" tab, you'll see which of your friends on your chosen platform are online. You can send them invites to online multiplayer with them.
Matchmake With Random Players Online
If you don't have friends online, you can matchmake with other players. You'll be matched with random Vault Hunters who are in a similar level & mission as you. You'll also be connected to a server or region that's nearest you.
Choice Between Campaign, Circle Of Slaughter, Or Proving Grounds
In Matchmaking mode, you can choose between doing the main story campaign, going on an endless killing spree in Circle of Slaughter, or completing a dungeon with a boss at the end.
Option To Play In LAN Mode
LAN mode is also available for multiplayer and is recommended for players who meet up in real life. This is for Vault Hunters who prefer to be physically together when playing Borderlands 3.
Online Multiplayer Features
Play Borderlands 3 With Several Vault Hunters
Online multiplayer mode in Borderlands 3 is for Vault Hunters who like to play with several people. This provides a unique experience that help players interact with other people while playing the game.
Enemy Difficulty Goes Up In Multiplayer
When you play Borderlands 3 with several people, the difficulty scales to accommodate the number of players. This makes the game more interesting and provides a challenge for Vault Hunters to cooperate.Check Out Differences In Difficulty Modes!
Loot Rarity Goes Higher In Multiplayer Mode
Multiplayer mode makes it easier for higher rarity items to drop since there are several people playing the game. If you're looking to get better gear, playing online with more Vault Hunters may help you get an edge, equipment-wise.Check Out Cooperation Vs. Coopetition Guide Here!