Borderlands 3 not available on PC in South Africa?

Its available for Xbox and PS4 but not PC i was just wondering why not.

That may be an issue with the the Epic game store? There’s a few regions that don’t have pre-order access. You could try asking Epic support about that; it’s not something Gearbox has control over.

I put in a ticket with EPIC and they said it wasn’t in their control.

Epic got 2K (the game publisher) to sign a 6 month exclusivity deal for BL3 on PC. So it seems weird that you can’t pre-order through them.

I did notice this work-around for Israel:

You could try doing the same thing?

I am unable to even view the page it stops me and says its currently unavailable in my region.

Sorry - really not anything to do with Gearbox if Epic hasn’t made their store available in S. Africa. You could try asking 2K support what plans there are for releasing BL3 in your country, since 2K is the official publisher.

The game will eventually come out on Steam (6 months after the official release date on Epic and consoles). I don’t know (and no announcements have been made) about how and when 2K/Epic are going to address regions not currently served by their store. All I can suggest is to monitor for additional announcements over the next couple of months.

I notice we can buy Borderlands 3 on Humble Bundle now that will give us an Epic Games code, any idea if this will bypass the region lock that S. Africa currently has?

Did you ever come right with pre ordering on Epic? I see its also not available on PS4 store yet :frowning:
2K support keeps saying they cant help and to check their twitter for more info.

Does anyone know if anything has changed regarding the Epic games store pre order for PC in South Africa?

I hope we can still use humble bundle and sites like that to be able to pre order it.

Yeah. I contacted Epic and they said they send this pathetic replay. “Thanks for contacting Epic Games Player Support. My name is Paul, and I am here to answer your inquiry.

I understand that you are trying to purchase Borderlands 3 on the Epic Games Store. We have been receiving a number of concerns regarding this, and we are aware of the issue.

At the time being, this game is currently unavailable on our store. We have no further information received about it. I may suggest to keep an eye out on our store and our social media channels for any update regarding this.“

Did you know you can’t even find games they sell in their store such as Borderlands and The Division 2 by searching for those titles in their store? But if you Google, The Division 2 + Epic Games, Google then links you to a link in the Epic Games Store. Google works better then Epic themselves.

In all honesty everyone, I think it best that we just miss out on the pre-order benefits and just wait for the 6 month exclusive to expire for epic and get the game in Steam where all our other Borderlands games live. At least steam works and have great customer support and do not have so many negatives about them as epic. Just google why you should not use epic. It’s scary.

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Hello All

Does anybody know how we can pre-order BL3 on PC in South Africa or in other regions that the Epic store doesn’t service?

Obviously would prefer going through Steam but that’s not a option for us. Are there plans to make sure it’s a global release for all on Epic? or $#!% you guys in the other regions and wait 6 months for Steam?

Any information or help would be appreciated as us South Africans would like to play ASAP too…

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This problem is not only on PC. I’ve checked both the PlayStation Store as well as the Xbox Store, and neither of them have Borderlands 3 available for pre-order in South Africa. I don’t understand what’s going on here. The physical version of the game is available for pre-order from South African retailers. So why is the digital version not available to us? I would prefer to get the digital version, but right now that doesn’t seem like a possibility. Who do we need to contact about this issue? Gearbox? 2K? Sony/Microsoft?

What’s even more strange is that other games published by 2K are available for pre-order in South Africa on the PlayStation/Xbox Store. For example The Outer Worlds and NBA 2K20 are both up for pre-order on the South African PSN. So what’s going on with Borderlands 3? Why can’t we pre-order the digital version here in South Africa?

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