Borderlands 3's second campaign add-on and Steam release coming this March
Catch up on all the Borderlands 3 announcements from PAX East, including a reveal of the second campaign add-on and the Steam release coming soon!
Madness is so passé, so Borderlands 3 is bringing you March Mayhem next month, courtesy of some big announcements we shared during the Gearbox Main Theater Show at PAX East. On March 13, Borderlands 3 will launch on Steam, complete with PC crossplay with the Epic Games Store. Then, on March 26, you can dive into Borderlands 3's second campaign add-on for a surprisingly dangerous engagement party in Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock. And those are just two highlights in the slate of content coming this spring and beyond! Here's a breakdown of all the big Borderlands news we shared during the show, so you can suitably prepare yourself for all the impending mayhem.
Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock
Sir Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs are finally tying the knot, and they want you to come celebrate their upcoming nuptials on the ice planet of Xylourgos. Those adventuresome lovebirds have chosen a venue that's as exotic as it gets; the frozen wastes of Xylourgos have thinned out all but the most vicious wildlife, and the eerie town of Cursehaven where you've all agreed to meet is located beneath the colossal carcass of a fallen monster.
Longtime Borderlands fans will be happy to see another familiar face when they touch down on Xylourgos. Gaige, the genius Mechromancer from Borderlands 2's DLC, has been on the run as a wanted fugitive for years, accompanied by her loyal robot pal Deathtrap. But, never one to leave friends in the lurch, she's graciously taken it upon herself to act as Wainwright and Hammerlock's wedding planner.
Getting everything prepped for the upcoming nuptials seems to be going smoothly—until one of the grooms crosses paths with a band of occultists who worship the Vault Monster's corpse. You'll have to contend with mutated, tentacled zealots who are unlike anything you've encountered in the Borderlands before, all in an attempt to get the chaotic celebration back on track. Of course, expect plenty of new loot to chase after in this campaign, including additional Legendaries, supremely powerful Class Mods, and fresh cosmetic items like Vault Hunter Heads and Skins, interactive Room Decorations, and all-new Vehicle Skins.
Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock launches on March 26, and is included with the Borderlands 3 Season Pass and Super Deluxe Edition, just like Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot.
Borderlands 3 hits Steam on March 13
It's official: Borderlands 3 is coming to Steam on March 13! Gearbox's Dan Hewitt shared the much-anticipated news at the top of the show, adding that PC crossplay between Steam and the Epic Games Store will be possible thanks to some new SHiFT matchmaking functionality. All you Vault Hunters looking to make your mark on Steam should add Borderlands 3 to your Steam Wishlist right now so you're notified when it goes live on March 13!
A sneak peek of the third campaign add-on
We can't share too much about it just yet, but the above concept art should give you a taste of what's in store for Borderlands 3's third campaign add-on coming this summer. We've got three words for you: outlaws and dinosaurs. Things are coming along nicely for Borderlands 3's third and fourth campaign add-ons, and we're excited to tell you more about them at a later date. Friendly reminder that if you own the Borderlands 3 Season Pass, you're entitled to experience these new adventures as soon as they launch!
Spring 2020 roadmap and more
As you can see above, we also unveiled a high-level roadmap of more big events and updates coming to Borderlands 3 this spring. First up is Mayhem Mode 2.0, which we'll be talking about more very soon. In this free overhaul of Borderlands 3's endgame, Mayhem Mode will expand with some surprising new modifiers, and you'll be able to change your Mayhem level via your ECHO device rather than needing to return to the console aboard Sanctuary III.
Borderlands 3's next free seasonal event will kick off in April, entitled Revenge of the Cartels. Maurice has run afoul of some space-faring gangs, and the best way to protect him is taking the fight directly to the Cartel thugs who want his hide. You'll have to eliminate key operatives stationed around the galaxy so Maurice can open a portal to a new hideout area where the Cartel has set up shop. The enemies you'll encounter on the other side of the portal will change based on which division of the Cartel you're up against.
In May, those of you looking to really test your mettle can look forward to the second free Takedown content following the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite. This next endgame gauntlet will be themed around the Guardians, the mysterious figures of Eridian origin. We'll have more to share about all of these content drops as they draw nearer, so stay tuned—there's lots more mayhem in store for the latter half of 2020.
If you hadn't already heard, Eli Roth will be directing the Borderlands movie that's currently in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions; he took the stage to discuss how he got involved with the project. And just in case you missed it during the live show, we also gave all the viewers at home a little PAX East party favor: a SHiFT code for five Golden Keys in Borderlands 3! Make sure to redeem this SHiFT code here on Borderlands.com, on the Gearbox SHiFT site, or via the in-game Social menu in Borderlands 3 before it deactivates on Thursday March 19 at 11:59 PM PST. Borderlands 3 and SHiFT account required to redeem. Each code may be redeemed once (1) per SHiFT account.