Borderlands 3’s new add on was revealed today on The Borderlands Show where we got a first-look at what’s new and what we can look forward to.
Vault Hunters will travel to Vestige, a small town on the harsh desert planet of Gehenna to claim a bounty on the vicious beast-riding gang known as the Devil Riders.
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. As you do your part to restore order to Gehenna, the narrator will chime in to provide commentary on the action, or just give a bit of insight into some characters’ innermost thoughts.
Bounty of Blood will also boast a bevy of new game mechanics to complement its story, like the customizable Jetbeast hoverbike that’ll help you traverse the open plains of Gehenna in a hurry. “Every Western needs its horse,” says Matt. “For the Vault Hunter, it’s the Jetbeast, which is half jetbike, and half creature,” and can be outfitted with artillery like dual machine guns or mortar weapons. There’s also a slew of interactable objects found only on Gehenna that will aid you in combat and exploration. For instance, the Traitorweed can temporarily turn enemies into allies, while the Breezebloom will lift 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.
In addition to the third DLC, we got a sneak peak of the new Takedown which launches on June 4th.
For this Takedown, Tannis wants to send you on a reconnaissance trip to the planet of Minos Prime so you can track down the source of a mysterious Guardian signal. Upon arrival, you’ll be besieged by a sect of rogue Guardians who have split off from their brethren and have irrevocably transformed Minos Prime. Along with hordes of new enemies, you’ll have to overcome a miniboss and a final boss encounter, similar to the structure of the first Takedown. Should you survive, you’ll be rewarded for your heroic efforts with a host of new item drops, including themed weapons, gear, and collectible cosmetics.