Xbox Pope and 2K Join Forces to Create a Custom Borderlands 3 Claptrap Xbox Series X

Concept artist Xbox Pope finally has his dreams realized by teaming up with 2K to make a unique Borderlands 3 Claptrap Xbox Series X console.

November 6, 2020

It was announced earlier last month that Borderlands 3 would be making its way to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/Series S at the systems’ launch with a free next-gen upgrade. Gearbox Software said that players will be able to continue their journey from current-gen platforms to next-gen and enjoy local splitscreen co-op and support for 4K/60fps for single-player and online co-op. The upgrade will be available for free for players that have either the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the title and own a next-gen console within the same console family. As we head into the final few days until the Xbox Series X/S launch, Xbox Pope and 2K Games have announced a partnership that brings a custom made Borderlands 3 Xbox Series X into reality.

By this stage, you have probably already heard of Pope who has gained notoriety for his incredible custom designs on current-gen and next-gen consoles. In case this is your first time hearing of Xbox Pope, check out his many creative endeavors that include a Fable design on the Xbox Series X that emits a more subtle and charming concept rather than his more outlandish and bold pieces and his Ghost of Tsushima design on the PlayStation 4 where we saw a beautiful black dragon art piece with the same design on the controller to match. This time, however, instead of Pope’s designs merely saying put on screens for people to look at in awe, 2K has partnered with the designer to bring his talents to the real world in an amazing custom Borderlands 3 Claptrap Xbox Series X that also happens to be the only one in the world.

Pope broke the news on his Twitter by releasing a short video showcasing his vibrant and exciting concept art brought finally to life and making his long-running dreams come true. The special edition Borderlands 3 Claptrap Xbox Series X is up for grabs in a competition that kicks off next week and although Pope or 2K haven’t gone into details on how you can win the console, they are asking fans to “get creative” for a chance to win the one-of-a-kind Xbox. The contest starts on Monday, November 9, and Xbox Pope will be the guest judge so keep your eyes peeled for more news on that by following Xbox Pope on his Twitter and also keeping a lookout on 2K’s page, too. To check out all of Pope’s fantastic concept console designs, head over to his Instagram to view a boatload of creative illustrations.

In other Xbox news, it has been recently reported by a Reddit user that the Xbox Series S available storage on the console is 364 GB which is equal to 71% of the total storage. Although this hasn’t been confirmed yet, 364 GB isn’t a lot of space especially so with the volume of games growing dramatically since the start of the current generation of consoles. If you’re on the look out for a new 4K TV to go along with your next-gen consoles, check out this article by our features editor Ryan that’ll give you an idea of where to start. For an in-depth review on the Xbox Series X, look no further than our managing editor Logan’s article in which he states  “The Xbox Series X isn’t cutting corners; it’s incredibly impressive.”

The Xbox Series X and Series S will launch on November 10, 2020. We hope you manage to grab yourself one and enjoy all that the next-gen has to offer.

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Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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