Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition: Is It worth it In 2021

Borderlands 3 was released on September 13, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Besides the standard and the gold edition, 2K games announced Borderlands 3 Collector’s edition, featuring a game disc, tons of merchandise, and small-sized goodies. However, as the story of pre-ordering the limited edition goes, the short supply of collector’s edition sold out before it hit the shelves. The pre-order went live on the website, and players, along with scalpers, purchased the whole lot of it before the official release window of Borderlands 3.

That being said, it has been two years since the game came out, along with its collector’s edition. Back then, if you had to buy the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3, you were to pay a hefty price because all the stock sold out quickly. However, that may no longer be the case today. If you search peer-to-peer markets online, you may find one for less than $500. So the question today is not of availability or affordability of Borderlands 3 collector’s edition. It is more of a “is it worth it?” kind of situation. So, before you make up your mind and start searching online, you must know what you will get in the box and whether it is worth it in 2021.

What we are talking about here is the physical content of the collector’s edition and not the in-game ones. It is because after two years since the launch of the game, there is a ton of content players can go through while playing Borderlands 3. Most players go for builds such as Amara’s melee build and Moze’s iron bear build. Others search for rare items and find Anointed gear. Even better, a few players tried to scrap the world of Borderlands 3 just to find Axton, the Commando, and Salvador the Gunzerker. In any case, our guide is inclined more towards the physical contents that will come out as a result of purchasing the collector’s edition of the game. So, without further ado, let us get down the brass tacks of it.

What Do You Get in Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition?

Here is a list of items that you should expect after purchasing the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3.

  • Borderlands 3 Game Disc
  • Video Game Steelbook Case
  • Season Pass Code
    • Butt Stallion grenade mod
    • Butt Stallion weapon trinket
    • Four story-mode DLCs containing new missions, challenges, and brand new stories
    • Butt Stallion weapon skin
  • Deluxe Bonus Content Code
    • Neon Cosmetic Pack
    • Retro Cosmetic Pack
    • XP & loot drop boost mods
    • Toy Box Weapon Pack
    • Gearbox Cosmetic Pack
  • Gold Weapon Skin Pack Code
  • Diamond Loot Chest Replica
  • Sanctuary 3 Snap Model
  • 10 Character Figurines
  • 5 Character Art Lithographs
  • 4 Vault Keychains
  • Cloth Map of the Galaxy

Overall, you get eleven items kept subtly inside the large diamond loot chest replica box.

Borderlands 3 collector's edition
All Contents to Expect Inside Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition

How to Get Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition?

As mentioned earlier, peer-to-peer online marketplaces should be your go-to guides while browsing for the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3 stock. If you are still clueless about where to search for the massive diamond loot chest replica box containing Borderlands 3 goodies inside, here are a few places you should take a look at.

Gamespot

Gamespot was the only platform that sold Borderlands 3 collector’s edition for $250 two years ago. While most collectors know a restock of limited editions is hardly a thing, the same did not happen with Borderlands 3. Gamespot managed to bring back more limited edition units in-store and sold them online as well as in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, since two years have passed since the launch of the game, and expecting the restocking of the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3 is a long shot. Still, one can dream, so keep checking the official website and nearby stores to get the merchandise at a reasonable price. 

eBay, BestBuy, Amazon, and More

If you browse through a soaring number of listings at eBay, Bestbuy, and Amazon, you will come across many potential sellers still willing to let go of the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3. Surprisingly, there are still a couple of listings highlighting an unopened box of the collector’s edition for or less than $500 on eBay and Amazon websites.

Even after two years from the official release date, you can still get Borderlands 3 collector’s edition for a price in an opened or un-opened state. If you have been yearning for the lingering musty smell that oozes off after opening a brand new package, then you can always look online for an un-opened collector’s edition. Otherwise, if you do not hold such peculiar reservations, by all means, buy the opened box of the collector’s edition and enjoy all the goodies at a lower price.

Is Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition Worth it?

The question of whether or not the collector edition is worth it depends on what you are looking for in this limited edition. Suppose you are a collector who loves to buy expensive and remarkable limited editions to decorate your gaming room. In that case, regardless of the price or a reason, the diamond loot chest replica of Borderlands 3 is worth buying.

Other than that, if you never played the game but have been following all the post-launch updates and season pass content closely, then you should invest in the collector edition. After all, you have waited nearly two years to play this game. Why not treat yourself with a nice and shiny replica box containing physical and digital items.

However, suppose you are like me, who got to play the game at launch. In that case, going down the road of finding Borderlands 3 collector’s edition and paying a high price just for the sake of goodies is not worth it. Because the game disc will be of no use to you, season pass and the digital in-game items may spike your interest. Overall, you will pay a good enough amount just to have hands-on experience of owning the collector’s edition items. This seems an overdue purchase that no longer offers reason to the table. It is why I believe the collector’s edition of Borderlands 3 is not worth it in this case.

That is pretty much everything you should know about Borderlands 3 collector’s edition. If you find our suggestions valuable, let us know about them in the comments section below.

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Irfan Ansari


With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.
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