Borderlands 3. A game full of guns, destruction, madness, and content. So much content in fact that it is positively overflowing with things to do. But that doesn’t mean those behind it are content to see you rinsing and repeating the same old stuff and right now we find the third campaign add-on for Borderlands 3 delivering a Bounty of Blood.
Following on from the likes of Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot and Guns, Love and Tentacles, available right now on all the usual formats – including Xbox One – Bounty of Blood is 2K’s way of continuing the push for Borderlands 3 glory. It brings in the chance to navigate your way through the open world of Gehenna, utilise multiple new objects, tackle a new story, and to involve yourself in multiple new side missions – and let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be Borderlands without side missions!
Further to that though, this new Bounty of Blood addition will see a ton of new Legendary loot options and cosmetics rolling out, along with further Crew Challenges to keep even the most hardcore of Vault Hunter busy. Drop in a new free level cap increase (now taking things up to 60), and updates to both Mayhem Mode 2.0 and Takedown at the Guardian Breach, that include tweaks to Guardian Rank skills, class mods, damage and more, and you’ve got much to love.
You will obviously need the base game of Borderlands 3 on Xbox One, PS4 or PC in order to play through Bounty of Blood, but do so and you’ll discover a tale that focuses on the sheriff of Vestige. It is he who has issued a bounty on the violent, beast-riding Devil Riders gang, and it’s time to collect. The townsfolk are tough as hell and will do what they can to help, but it falls on you to take the fight to the Devil Riders. Put them in the ground so the town can be rebuilt and folks can get back on their feet.
Features of Bounty of Blood include:
- Traverse the open plains of Gehenna atop the new heavily-armed Jetbeast vehicle;
- Leverage four new interactive objects that add complexity and variety to combat encounters;
- Enjoy the company of an unseen narrator as you tackle new story and side missions;
- Help rebuild the town of Vestige, where each of your successes has a tangible impact;
- Take on a host of additional Crew Challenges, like tracking down treasure or claiming bounties on beasts and bandits alike;
- Collect new Legendary loot and cosmetics pried from the cold, dead hands of rowdy gang members and feral critters.
There are a couple of ways of gaining access to Gehenna. Firstly, with an existing Vault Hunter, you’ll need access to Sanctuary III, the starship you unlock by completing Episode 5 of Borderlands 3’s main story campaign. When you’re ready to travel to Gehenna, look for the wanted poster on the table in front of the Quick Change station on Sanctuary III. Alternatively though, you can also create a new Vault Hunter, bypass the opening acts of the Borderlands 3 story, and head straight to Gehenna. Once the campaign add-on is installed, select “Play” on the main menu, followed by “New Game.” You’ll then be able to choose which storyline you’d like to jump into.
In order to enjoy the new Bounty of Blood add-on, head to your local digital store and grab it. Us Xbox One owners will find it available for £11.99 from the Xbox Store. Alternatively it’s available in the Season Pass or Super Deluxe version of the game. Let us know in the comments if you decide to go if a shot. And don’t forget, if you want to immerse yourself in Borderlands 3 lore even more, Titan Books have got a stunning ‘The Art of Borderlands‘ book for you to enjoy.
Welcome to Gehenna, a brutal frontier planet at the outskirts of space. You’ve come to the humble town of Vestige in hopes of collecting a bounty on The Devil Riders, a violent gang of beast-riding mercenaries. Only the scrappiest folks have managed to survive out here – like Rose, a tough-as-nails warrior who’s as keen with a katana as a pistol, and Juno, a rugged brawler most locals call The Hatchet. To take down The Devil Riders, you’ll need to learn new tricks to survive Gehenna. Indigenous plants and experiments left behind by a mysterious company open up new approaches to combat and exploration: make enemies turn on one another with the Traitorweed, beam yourself to faraway areas with a Telezapper, and more. The new Jetbeast vehicle acts as your trusty steed, a customizable hoverbike outfitted with heavy artillery. All the while, an enigmatic narrator recounts the details of your rough-and-tumble heroics. Grab your six-shooter – or whatever fancy guns you Vault Hunters carry these days – and go put those damned Devil Riders in the ground.