Like their own boss fights, Borderlands 3 continues. Today, Gearbox revealed details about Director’s Cut, an upcoming DLC for looter shooter out March 18th.
Director’s Cut will add a series of recurring challenges called Vault Cards, concept art, storyboards and something players have been asking for for a long time: a raid boss.
Like the first game Crawmerax the Invincible, this new raid commander – a giant, fiery varkid named Hemovorous – also becomes the suffix “The Invincible.” Do you know the door to Pandora that has been locked since day one? Hemovorous lives behind it. You must unlock 500 Eridium each time to unlock the door and start the fight.
The Director’s Cut DLC also adds story-driven side quests. One, with the budding siren Ava, focuses on a series of interstellar murder mysteries. Apparently, the story is made up as a podcast, as if Serial was not a fad seven years ago.
Director’s Cut is the second part of Borderlands 3his second season card, which sells for $ 30 and includes last fall Designer’s Cut DLC. Season card holders also receive a bonus set of cosmetics that are not available through individual extension purchases. (You can download Designer’s Cut piecemeal for $ 15.)
Gearbox originally described the Designer’s Cut as a “roguelike experience”, as it just is. The Designer’s Cut DLC sends you to a new area – the snow-covered Stormblind Complex – and dries your load. You have to get new equipment and fight waves of enemies, all while an invading storm collects the map, with the goal of eventually taking down a (relatively simple) boss. You can extra all the equipment you earn at various kiosks around the map, so you can keep it permanently. If anything, it’s more of a cooperative battle king than a roguelike, but hey, what’s the terms?
The recurring seasonal event for Broken Hearts Day also runs from tomorrow until February 25. Broken Hearts Day is brilliant in its simplicity. Color-coded hearts float all over the world. Shoot them. Get looted. As with most Borderlands 3 events, you will be able to turn it on or off, but it is unclear why someone will actively turn it off which provides an entire Skittles switch.
Since he hit the shelves 18 months ago, Borderlands 3 have received four additional campaign extensions, all of which were part of the first season card. And then, from nowhere, gearbox announced the second season card last fall. Like some of the game’s boss fights – including, presumably, Hemovorous the Invincible –Borderlands 3 continues.
Beyond Borderlands 3, Tell stories Tales From the Borderlands will return to digital store fronts on Xbox One, PS4 and PC February 17th. A hiccup: The reissued version of the game will no longer contain the screens at the end that compare your selections with the other players.