Hey Vault Hunters! The wedding of the year/decade/eon is nearly here, Gearbox Software put together a special episode of The Borderlands Show to celebrate. In case you missed it, yesterday’s episode featured an exclusive Let’s Play of Borderlands 3‘s next campaign add-on – Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock – as well as new details about the game’s next level cap increase, a new ECHOcast Extension event, the forthcoming Mayhem Mode 2.0 update, and more!
With Guns, Love, and Tentacles due out this Friday, March 27 in Asia, Gearbox gave hosts Greg Miller and Fran Mirabella extended hands-on time with the campaign add-on’s opening hour. The resulting Let’s Play shows off new narrative details, enemy types, unique loot, and more. You can see all the fresh footage right here. If you want to check out the add-on for yourself and don’t already own the Super Deluxe Edition, be sure to pick up the Borderlands 3 Season Passor buy the expansion a la carte when it launches.
This Thursday also brings two free content updates for all players: the next Borderlands 3 level cap increase and a new ECHOcast Twitch Extension event. Starting Thursday, the new maximum Vault Hunter level will be 57, up from 53. This will allow players to earn four additional skill points and equip two capstone abilities at once – a major bump in power for high-level players!
For streaming fans, the new Moxxtail ECHOcast Twitch extension event will provide viewers a new way to both engage with and support their favorite streamers. This new event uses Twitch’s premium currency “Twitch Bits” and allows viewers to collectively create cocktails that will buff streamers once they’re delivered in-game. To learn more about exactly how this new event works, check out this helpful blog.
Gearbox Software’s Head of DLC Production Anthony Nicholson also appeared on today’s episode to discuss two free content updates coming to Borderlands 3 in April: Mayhem Mode 2.0 and the Revenge of the Cartels seasonal event. Nicholson expanded on the Mayhem Mode 2.0 details shared last month at PAX East, revealing changes to the user interface, additional Mayhem modifiers, and a brand new, Mayhem-specific weapon drop system.
For Revenge of the Cartels, Nicholson shared the very first details: Maurice returns to task players with taking out cartel operatives throughout the Borderlands. Meet Maurice’s quota and he’ll send you to the Mansion – a brand new location where an intense boss battle awaits. With three different factions to fight, though, the combat you encounter in this area will change with each playthrough. The event will last six weeks but can be toggled off and on for the duration of the event, per fan feedback. For all the details outlined in yesterday’s episode covering both the Cartels event and Mayhem Mode 2.0, just click right here.
But that’s not all! We’re also excited to announce that the Broken Hearts Day seasonal event will soon be reactivated! This special encore performance actually starts March 25, and continues through April 8, giving all players another limited-time chance to break some hearts and collect unique gear just as they did last month.