Do we have to pre-order BL3 on Epic to get points

Do we have to pre-order BL3 on Epic to get start to get VIP points cause I want to buy it on Steam

To my knowledge, no. I believe that’s just a step listed to remind you that they want you to preorder it. Also, I’m sure steam will have their own preorder period.

if youre interested in vip points https://mentalmars.com/game-news/become-a-borderlands-vip/