Terminal Cancer Patient is Getting to Play Borderlands 3 Early

The Borderlands community has helped do a really special thing for a terminally ill gamer.

By Cameron Hawkins

May 20, 2019

The Borderlands community helped a really great dream come true this past month. A Reddit user by the name of taurustrev went to official Borderlands Reddit a month ago in the hopes of playing Borderlands 3 early. His real name is Trevor Eastman. Trevor was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal, stomach, and liver cancer and he did not know whether or not he would live to see the launch of the game. He wasn’t even asking for the community as a whole to stand together and make this dream a reality. He just wanted to ask to see if anyone knew a way he could get the game early.

Reading through this thread, you can see the sheer amount of support of random strangers going to Twitter informing Randy Pitchford and Gearbox of the situation trying to get Trevor the game.

Huge fan with a bad hand dealt. from r/Borderlands

Well yesterday, Trevor went back to Reddit to inform everyone that 2K has contacted him and are making it so he will get a copy of the game early. Trevor additionally gave his thanks to the community for helping him achieve his goal.

Update on dying 27 year old. from r/Borderlands

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Being a gamer, seeing so much negativity consistently can be a real drag and at times can kill motivation, but moments like these just recharge my battery and reminds me that there is so much more good than what is shown on a day to day basis. It is so great to hear that this fan is getting to experience the game before it is too late. I hope you enjoy the game, Trevor.

Borderlands 3 is set to release September 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC being exclusive on the Epic Games Store for six months.

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Cameron Hawkins

Cameron Hawkins is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an Emphasis in News at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has played Video Games as long as he can remember. Some of his favorite games series include; Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, and Final Fantasy.

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