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 on, all enemies that you will face and loot that you may acquire should be within one level of you (under or over).

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

That is not to say that I would personally 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 mean that they become 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 it- 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 to be 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 a whole lot is known about them at this time. 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 as to 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.

Adam Rahn

From the moment I could pick up the controller of my family's Super Nintendo I have developed a deep and continuous passion for the world of gaming. From narrative-driven adventures to sprawling open worlds, my love for the medium has only grown with every new title on the horizon!

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