second DLC expansion will be called Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, and it’ll arrive on March 26. Shortly before that, the game will be released for Steam on March 13.March 26 will see Guns, Love, and Tentacles arrive, which Gearbox describes as the story of “a surprisingly dangerous engagement party” for Sir Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs on the ice planet of Xylourgos. The expansion will take you to an eerie town, Cursehaven, situated under the carcass of Vault Monster, have you fighting occultists, and see the return of Borderlands 2’s Gaige (and her robot, Deathtrap) as an NPC.The expansion will also add new legendary items, Class Mods and cosmetic items. Apparently, it’s going to “put the love back in Lovecraft”, which will either be delightful, or disgusting, or an eldritch, unknowable combination of both.
Gearbox also shared a sneak peek of the third DLC expansion, coming this summer, with just two words serving as hints: “outlaws” and “dinosaurs” – you can see a piece of concept art in the slideshow at the bottom of this story. It seems there’s some connection to Borderlands 3’s Saurians, but there’s not much more we know than that right now.
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC Screenshots
We also saw a content roadmap of free updates and events coming soon. in April, we’ll get Mayhem 2.0, described as an overhaul to Borderlands 3’s endgame by changing how Mayhem modifiers work. According to Nicholson, we’ll also be getting a Big head mode as part of that, which is always exciting.
After that, there’s a new event, Revenge of the Cartels, in which you track down tracking and killing cartel operatives for event-specific rewards.
Anthony Nicholson, senior project producer at Gearbox, told us Revenger of the Cartels would be closest in style to the Bloody Harvest Halloween event, adding a new map, new missions, and event-specific weapons, all themed along a Borderlands take on an ’80s Miami Vice-type style.
In May, we’ll get a follow-up to Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite, this time called Guardian Takedown. Described as the most challenging content in the game, this endgame mission will be set around the mysterious Eridians, and offer new bosses, gear, and cosmetics. It will scale in difficulty based on your party, but features a True Takedown Mode, which allows a single player to take on the mission at the hardest possible difficulty.
Borderlands 3: 2020 Content Images
Making the announcement onstage at PAX East, Gearbox announced that the Steam version would feature crossplay with the Epic Games Store release, with additional features – such as being able to mail weapons between versions – will be added in the weeks after launch.
Nicholson confirmed to IGN that there are no plans for PC-console crossplay at the moment.
It’s been a busy time for Borderlands recently – alongside all of these announcements, we also learned that horror director Eli Roth is helming a Borderlands move.
We awarded Borderlands 3 a 9/10 review, saying it “sticks to its guns and outdoes itself with an amazing arsenal of weapons, humor, and missions.” We weren’t quite as impressed by its first expansion, Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsom Jackpot, giving it a 7/10 and explaining that it “starts off a little bumpy, but when it goes all-in, it hits the jackpot.”