Vault Hunters, there’s a new mission for you to tackle in Borderlands 3! Today, Gearbox has announced the Borderlands 3 new Takedown coming in for free next month, as well as campaign DLC called “Bounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption,” which launches this June 25.
Announced during The Borderlands Show, there are two major content updates hitting the game soon. There’s “Takedown at the Guardian Breach.” which is a new endgame gauntlet and will be free to all base game owners once it’s out on June 4, and then there’s aformentioned Boutny of Blood premium DLC.
While no official trailer has been released for both, we do have our first details straight from the press release!
Borderlands 3 new Takedown – Takedown at teh Guardian Breac details:
Like Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite, this new Takedown will be an extreme challenge that scales to the number of players in your party but is meant to push a full party of four leveled-up Vault Hunters to the limit. Together you’ll undertake a reconnaissance mission to the planet of Minos Prime to locate the source of a mysterious Guardian signal. Upon arrival, you’ll be besieged by a sect of rogue Guardians who have irrevocably transformed Minos Prime.
Along with new enemies, low-gravity platforming sections, and environmental puzzles, you’ll have to overcome both a miniboss and a final boss encounter. Should you survive, you’ll be rewarded with a host of new items, including themed weapons, gear, and collectible cosmetics. To hear our hosts’ hands-on reactions to Takedown at the Guardian Breach, be sure to check out today’s episode right here.
Borderlands 3 new campaign DLC “Bounty of Blood” details:
Bounty of Blood features an all-new setting, only here your Vault Hunter will interact with an entirely new cast of characters as an unseen narrator commentates your adventure.
You’ll travel to the harsh desert planet of Gehenna to claim a bounty on The Devil Riders, a vicious gang of bandits that’s been terrorizing the small town of Vestige. Along the way, you’ll run into fresh faces like Rose, a warrior who’s adept with pistol and katana alike, and Juno, a rough-and-tumble brawler with a checkered past. Your actions will have a direct impact on Vestige and its denizens, as you help build the town back up through story missions and Crew Challenges alike.
Bounty of Blood also features several gameplay additions, like the customizable JetBeast hoverbike that’ll help you traverse the open plains quickly and can be outfitted with artillery like dual machine guns and mortar weapons. You’ll also find four brand new interactive objects that will aid you in combat and exploration. The Traitorweed, for example, can temporarily turn enemies into allies when shot, while the Breezebloom will boost your Vault Hunter to great heights so you can reach otherwise-out-of-reach areas. And of course, there’ll be loads of new loot to chase after, including plenty of Western-themed weaponry.
Same as always, once the game update is out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.