Borderlands 3 coming to Steam in March, next DLC expansion out in March

Borderlands 3 will soon be available to Steam users, as Gearbox promises cowboys and dinosaurs for the third DLC expansion.

Steam users rejoice! Borderlands 3’s Epic Games Store exclusivity is nearing its end, as Gearbox have announced that its looter shooter will be made available on Steam in a couple of weeks on 13 March.

The announcement came from PAX East and the release will also feature PC cross-play with the Epic Games Store version, so all PC users can play together regardless of which version they own.

Other cross-play features, like the ability to mail weapons across platforms, will be added during the following weeks.

That wasn’t all Gearbox had to show off, however, as it had announcements regarding the game’s future for the rest of the year.

The first of these was a trailer for the second campaign DLC, Guns, Loves, And Tentacles. Players will be invited to the wedding of NPCs Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs, which was teased during Borderlands 3’s end credits.

Unfortunately, their wedding will be threatened by occultists that want to stop the wedding, so players must team up with returning fan-favourite Gaige (one of the playable characters from Borderlands 2) to make sure Hammerlock and Jakobs get their happily ever after.

According to the official blurb, the DLC will include the following:

  • Reunite with old friends and team up with some eerie new characters to help true love triumph over eldritch horror;
  • Confront bloodthirsty enemies and formidable bosses, including alien beasts, hideously mutated occultists, and a clan of cold-blooded bandits;
  • Delve into the disturbing and occasionally daft backstories of cursed townfolk in a host of spine-tingling side missions;
  • Arm your Vault Hunter with some of the deadliest gear in the galaxy, including a trove of additional Legendaries and some supremely powerful Class Mods
  • Flaunt your sense of style with a slew of new cosmetic items, from Vault Hunter Heads & Skins to interactive Room Decorations and all-new Vehicle Skins.

Guns, Loves, And Tentacle will be out on 26 March.

Gearbox didn’t stop there though. It also shared some concept art to tease the third DLC expansion that’s planned for the summer (which will apparently feature outlaws and dinosaurs) and a roadmap detailing content updates over the next few months.

In April, Mayhem Mode 2.0 will be added as part of a free update, which will alter how the Mayhem modifiers work.

A limited event called Revenge Of The Cartels will also be running in April, where players will track down and take out cartel operatives to earn event-specific rewards.

Then in May, the Guardian Takedown event will arrive, which Gearbox says will offer ‘some of the most challenging content in the game.’

‘This intense standalone mission will be themed after the mysterious Eridians and will feature not only new bosses but new gear and cosmetics as well,’ says Gearbox.

‘The difficulty will scale to the size of the player party by default. However, if you want to experience the Takedown in its true form, you can select ‘True Takedown Mode,’ which tunes the difficulty for a party of four fully levelled-up Vault Hunters regardless of party size.’

The full Gearbox PAX East panel can be seen on its official Twitch channel, where Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford also talks with Eli Roth, the director for the upcoming Borderlands movie.

Borderlands 3 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

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