Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway

Fart joke. Dated 2012-era meme. Big gun.

Credit: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Epic’s been on a tear the past few weeks, giving away some great games from 2K’s back catalogue for free. First it was Grand Theft Auto V. Then last week it was Civilization VI. Now, as the calendar flips to another Thursday, Epic is giving away copies of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Claim it, and it’s yours forever.

I’d like to take credit for guessing correctly. Last week I tried to think over the remaining 2K games that could qualify for a giveaway, and Borderlands was the first to come to mind. Then I found out the entire list leaked early though, making my guess essentially meaningless.

Ah well. Spoiled or not, the giveaway is still real. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is arguably the least interesting of this run, containing Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The former is beloved by many, the latter generally considered mediocre, but both are pretty damn old at this point. I mean, so is Grand Theft Auto V, but that’s somehow still one of the best-selling games in the world. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel didn’t have quite the same staying power.

If you haven’t already picked up Borderlands 3 though, or if you never got into Borderlands at all? Sure, grab The Handsome Collection—and then get your friends to grab it. Borderlands is always better with friends. It’s a perfect chat-while-shooting game, and while I imagine Borderlands 2 feels a bit dated in the Destiny era, you can’t beat free. That goes doubly when trying to rope friends into something.

Like always, you’ll need an Epic Games Store account and the presence of mind to claim your copy before next Thursday, June 4. That’s when this freebie will disappear and the next will take its place. The leak says that next game will be ARK: Survival Evolved, and the leak hasn’t lied yet, but check back next week for full details.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Hayden Dingman

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?