2K and Gearbox have announced Season Pass 2 for Borderlands 3, featuring two new “cuts” to shake up how you play the game and a bunch of cosmetics for you to dress up in. It’s not your traditional season pass, that’s for sure, but what does it really mean?
The Designer’s Cut features content that includes an additional Skill Tree for each Vault Hunter, a new standalone mode called Arms Race and more. These will all be revealed over the rest of the month, with Amara and FL4K skill trees on 20th October, Moze and Zane’s on 22nd October, the Arms Race mode on 29th October, and the first live play-through of the mode on 30th October.
The Designer’s Cut DLC will be out on 10th November. Nothing’s been confirmed for the contents of the Director’s Cut, but its release is planned for spring 2021.
Quite conveniently, Season Pass 2 will also be available for purchase starting on 10th November, across PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
It’s quite a contrast to the first Season Pass, which waded in with a string of new campaigns to battle through, including Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright and Hammerlock, Bounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption and Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck. Perhaps they simply ran out of wild and outlandish names? Either way, a new skill tree is a pretty big deal for a looter shooter such as this.
It’s also a good way to lure fans back to the game at the dawn of the new generation of console. Borderlands 3 will have free next-gen upgrades from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S, and it’s one of the few third party games that’s able to bring your saves with you on PlayStation.
In our review for Borderlands 3, Jason wrote:
I’ve got very mixed feelings about Borderlands 3. Overall I like it and it’s fun to play, but it could have been so much more and the writing feels like time traveling back to your high school days and being surprised and a little disappointed at how immature everyone is. Few things in life are as embarrassing as the person you were five years ago. If you’re not embarrassed, then I’m sorry to say that you may well be the Borderlands 3 of your friend group; stuck in the past unable to grow or change in any meaningful way, relying on fart jokes as a stand-in for your personality.
You can read the full review here.