It’s all happening in Borderlands 3, with the first campaign add-on revealed and more!
Entitled Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, the DLC will launch on December 19, just in time to keep us busy over the holiday break.
According to the promotional blurby thing: “Moxxi’s recruiting you to seize control of a derelict space station that was built by Handsome Jack back when he was still President of the Hyperion corporation. The Handsome Jackpot is quite possibly the gaudiest gambling spot in the galaxy, with neon signs, slot machines, and gold statues all over the place. It’s also crawling with multiple models of deadly Hyperion Loader Bots, as well as lunatic looters who’ve been trapped on board ever since Jack’s death.”
The add-on promises a glitzy new galaxy destination to explore, thrilling heist-based campaign missions, hidden secrets, fresh side missions and Crew Challenges, never-before-seen enemies and larger-than-life bosses, all-new Legendary weapons and gear and more customisation items, including Vault Hunter heads and skins, weapon trinkets, an ECHO Device skin, and new emotes.
This is the first of four upcoming DLC packs for Borderlands 3, and is included in both the season pass and the Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition.
While we wait for Moxxi’s, a new free content update has just dropped, with both Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and Mayhem 4 introduced.
Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite is a brand new raid-style challenge, while Mayhem 4 puts a spin on Mayhem Mode by removing all player penalties and instead applying just two random modifiers: one that applies a bonus to players and one that applies a bonus to enemies. It also offers its own exclusive batch of Legendary gear that will only drop while Mayhem 4 is enabled.
The patch also delivers a bunch of other new stuff, including:
• All bosses will now have dedicated loot pools
• Maximum Bank Space will be upgraded from 50 to 300 slots
• A Target Dummy wearing a very familiar mask will be installed in Sanctuary III’s shooting range
• New Vending Machines will be deployed across multiple maps
• Overall UI performance improvements
The news keep on coming, with Gearbox also announcing Mayhem 2.0, which is a long-term plan to overhaul Mayhem Mode with more UI support, new Mayhem Modifiers that change gameplay more dramatically, Mayhem playlists, new rewards, and additional levels of Mayhem to work through. We’re promised more info on this next year.
Borderlands 3 is available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.