How to Join Random Online Sessions in Borderlands 3


In Borderlands 3, it’s possible to join online sessions at random, allowing you to quest with people who are around the same level as you. Whilst this doesn’t just make progression much faster, it also allows you to possibly make some friends to run through the game with!

This guide is more about joining sessions. We’ve covered how to open your own game to the public, allowing people to join in a separate guide.

To find out how to join online sessions, read our quick guide below. And for more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Joining Online Games

Firstly, head to the Social Menu. To do this, open up the Main Menu by pressing ESC on PC, then choose ‘Social’.

Open the social menu

The first screen that you will see will be the Roster screen, where you can invite friends. Using the tabs at the top left, move over to the right once, bringing you to the ‘Matchmaking’ section.

Search for a match-made game

Now all you have to do is press start. The game will automatically put you into an online game with other players who are around your level. If you want to open your own game, press the cogs in the top right corner of the screen near your portrait and open your game to ‘Public’. 

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