Borderlands 3: How to Skip Cutscenes

Want to skip cutscenes in Borderlands 3 — or cut them off entirely? There's (kind of) a way to do it, but not everyone will be able to.

Let's face it: with more than a million guns to "pew pew" and worlds to explore outside of Pandora, most of us just want to play Borderlands 3 — desperately. We don't really want to sit through cutscenes. No, we want to skip them, especially the long cinematic at the beginning. 

While you might start with one Vault Hunter, you'll certainly want to try all of them since each presents wildly different abilities and playstyles. Thing is, there's the opening movie to sit through, then the one after you choose your VH.

While gorgeous and fun and raucous the first time 'round, watching it a second, third, or fourth time quickly becomes a slog, even if the theme song is a good one and the bar fight is pretty badass.

How to Skip Intro Cutscenes on PS4 and Xbox One

Unfortunately, you can't skip the intro cutscene on console

How to Skip the Intro and Splash Screens on PC

Of course, resourceful PC players have a solution for everything. Follow the steps below to get around the pesky opening cinematic: 

  1. Go to your game files
  2. Look for Borderlands3/OakGames/Content/Movies
  3. Locate the file called Marcus_Intro
  4. Change the file name (it doesn't matter what it's changed to)
    • However, do not delete the file

If you want to skip the splash screens, too, change the "LOGO" files found in the same folder. It won't net you any trophies or achievements, but it will help you get into the game even faster. 

As always, thanks to the great Redditors that continuously figure all of this crazy stuff out. For more tips and trick for Borderlands 3, be sure to check out our growing guides page

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Published Sep. 16th 2019

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