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When Should You Start the Borderlands 3 DLC

When Should You Start the Borderlands 3 DLC

As of this writing, Gearbox now has two released full DLC stories to play through in Borderlands 3. If you are new to the game or, better yet, new to the Borderlands series, you might be wondering when the best time to try to tackle each of these add-on campaigns is.

Fret not, valiant vault hunter for Gearbox knew that you would be rearing and ready to go for any of their DLC content. As long as you are not at the current level cap and have Mayhem mode, all enemies you will face and loot that you may acquire should be within one level of you (under or over).

In other words, the DLC scale to your character’s level can be played anytime on Normal difficulty without Mayhem mode turned on.


That is not to say that I would recommend taking on either DLC too early on in your experience, as some of the coolest and most unique loot in the game can be found there. Going too early might make them obsolete before you finish the main campaign.

On another note, so far the stories do not seem to be connected to the main one really at all, besides the presence of certain characters that were also a part of those events. You should not spoil anything for yourself if you should happen to start either of them before finishing the game.

News and Thoughts Regarding DLC 3


Spoilers for the main campaign below:

The third DLC installment for Borderlands 3 will be here next month (June 25, to be exact), and we now know what to call Bounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption. That is quite a mouthful, to say the least.

The setting steals heavily from classic spaghetti western imagery and appears focused on a cast of entirely new characters. (Which could be good, bad, or ugly, pardon my terrible pun

Two new characters, Juno and Rose, were shown off at the event that announced this DLC, but not much is known about them now. A new motorcycle-like vehicle was also shown, but apparently, it can only be driven within this new content’s map, so enjoy it while you can, I suppose.

There is speculation about who the narrator of this tale will be within cutscenes and the content in general with a soft promise of a “big reveal.” Interesting, to say the least.


The last part of the announcement was a single image displaying Krieg (one of the best playable characters in my opinion) and what appears to outline his split mind and personality. It is beginning to look like Krieg will be the main focus of the final DLC pack set for release in September, marking the one year anniversary of the game.

Perhaps we will see him learn of Maya’s death and what that might do to further damage or heal his very troubled and fractured mind. I guess we will have to wait a little longer to know for sure.