Borderlands 3 PS4 Local Split Screen Co-op

Thinking about buying Borderlands 3 and playing it with a friend or significant other on the couch? Well, you might want to hold off for the time being. Split-screen co-op is currently a trainwreck on the standard PlayStation 4, and it's pretty bad on PS4 Pro, too.

Players across the web are reporting significant issues. Plummeting frame rates, textures failing to load in, input lag, short, sharp bouts of freezing as the game loads in assets, and frustratingly lengthy hitches whenever someone opens a menu. At their worst, a combination of these problems makes Borderlands 3 local co-op near unplayable in its current form.

We say current form because 2K states that it's working on a fix. The publisher told IGN that it's aware of the issues and is looking to sort them out as soon as possible. Let's hope that we're not still reporting on this disaster weeks down the line.

Of course, there's controversy surrounding all of this, mainly because sites like Push Square weren't given review code before launch. Some sites did review Borderlands 3 prior to its release, but they were granted access to a specific PC build of the game. Now we're perhaps starting to see why.

Oh, and if you're looking to find out how Borderlands 3 performs on PS4 in general, be sure to take a look at our first impressions article.