Borderlands: The Handsome Collection free DLC ‘Ultra HD Pack’ launches April 3

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Publisher 2K Games and developer Gearbox Software will release a free “Ultra HD Pack” add-on for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on April 3, the companies announced.

Here is an overview of the pack, via Gearbox Software:

About

This brand new Ultra HD texture pack increases the visual fidelity of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and its DLC on consoles, and provides a visual upgrade for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all their DLC on PC! Upgrade game textures such as characters, vehicles, weapons, and environments. Players will best appreciate all the added detail at 4K resolution, but improvements can be enjoyed on other displays as well.

The Handsome Collection offers the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain: Handsome Jack. The collection includes critically-acclaimed shooter-looters Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with all of the downloadable content for both titles.

What’s New

The Ultra HD Texture Pack is a free visual upgrade available to both new and existing product owners. On PlayStation 4 Pro, the texture pack will appear as downloadable content on the digital product page for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. On PC and Xbox One X, players will have the option to download the texture pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 separately.

On consoles, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players
  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Updated weapon meshes and textures
  • Re-encoded 4K Cinematics
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement

On PC, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Remastered 4K weapon meshes and textures
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement
  • Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • An improved SSAO method for more realistic ambient lighting

Please note that some of the above visual improvements are automatically enabled when the Texture Pack is installed. There is no need to manually enable them in the in-game Video settings menu.

About Borderlands

  • Borderlands is the critically acclaimed shooter-looter franchise that started it all, combining intense first-person shooter gameplay with extensive role-playing progression in an exhilarating and irreverent four-player cooperative experience.
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes two critically-acclaimed Borderlands games in one package–experience Handsome Jack’s rise to power in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and his reign as maniacal Hyperion CEO in Borderlands 2.
    • The Handsome Collection provides hundreds of hours of gameplay with all currently available downloadable content for both titles, including all add-ons campaigns, playable character packs, level cap upgrades, combat arenas, and character customization packs.
    • After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior-gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection. Transfer your save files from Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 with cross-save functionality.
  • With over 55 editorial awards, enjoy the most critically acclaimed franchise to ever include buttslamming and a diamond pony.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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