Borderlands 3 is the latest entry in the Gearbox Software series of space-western first-person shooters. Released on 13 September 2019, the game is powered by the Unreal Engine 4, and although the initial release was plagued by stuttering issues, subsequent patches and user tweaks have fixed the problem for most players.

Borderlands 3 has received mostly positive reviews from critics, despite a community controversy over Gearbox Software’s decision to go exclusive to the EGS for the first six months. Reviewers praised the massive arsenal of unique weapons and enjoyable movement and shooting, although this is definitely one for the fans, as many mentioned it feeling very similar to the previous titles in the series.

Whether you want to build a completely new system to max out your Borderlands 3 settings or upgrade a part to gain a better experience, this settings guide will help you fine-tune the options to achieve the best possible graphics and frame rates.

In Section 1, we discuss the official minimum and recommended specifications for Borderlands 3, and what kind of performance each set of specs could provide.

In Section 2, we provide four balanced example builds geared toward providing enough power to run Borderlands 3 at 60 FPS with different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4K).

Finally, in Section 3, we have put together a Borderlands 3 graphics settings guide that will tell you what each graphics option does, and how much each of them impacts the FPS of the game.

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