Borderlands 3, Bloodlines 2 halt Epic Store pre-orders during sale

Epic was offering $10 discount on the titles

Borderlands 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 have temporarily halted pre-orders on the Epic Games Store in light of its Mega Sale promotion.

The promotion, which started on Thursday, offers customers $10 off when they buy any game costing at least $14.99, with Epic covering the cost to publishers.

The discount varies depending on where you live — in the UK, for example, you’ll get £10 off any title priced £13.99 or above – and it’s valid until June 13.

The offer includes pre-orders and was applicable to both Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Borderlands 3, until they were pulled from the store following the launch of the promotion, seemingly without explanation.

It has been suggested that publishers Paradox and 2K could be wary of devaluing their titles so early in their lifespans, or pushing potential customers away from other formats.

Borderlands 3 publisher 2K confirmed in a statement that it had temporarily removed the game and that it would return “soon”.

Anyone who managed to pre-order either Vampire or Borderlands 3 before they were pulled from the store will have their discounts honoured.

Borderlands 3 will be available on PC exclusively through the Epic Games store from its September 13, 2019 release date until April 2020.

The game will then be made available on “additional PC digital storefronts”, 2K added in a press release revealing the Borderlands 3 release date, DLC plans and a new trailer.