Pre-Order Borderlands 3 If You Want to Play ASAP
If you're a huge Borderlands fan and/or you're really interested in playing/grinding/leveling/questing up as soon as humanly possible, you should pre-order a digital copy of the game.
We don't know if Gearbox will host a Borderlands 3 beta. It's possible, but nothing is confirmed at the moment.
This means that your first chance to play the game will be on September 13th or September 12th if you live on the west coast.
If you pre-order a digital copy of the game you should be able to pre-load it ahead of the release date. Pre-loading will allow you to jump right in when the game goes live at 12AM Eastern on September 13th.
If you pre-order a physical copy you won't get your delivery until the morning, afternoon, or night of September 13th.