Prepare yourself for another huge dose of Borderlands 3 mayhem because we’re not slowing down:
The fan favorite Broken Hearts Day event returns February 11, free to everyone who owns a copy of the game; the award-winning narrative adventure game Tales From The Borderlands returns on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility on February 17; and on March 18, the Director’s Cut add-on debuts as part of Season Pass 2 (though it will also be available separately). Ready to learn more? Let’s jump in!
For the second year running, Borderlands 3’s Broken Hearts Day eventonce again mixes love and mayhem, giving you a chance to score limited-time loot. The optional event affects enemies across the entirety of Borderlands 3’s galaxy, making colorful hearts swirl around lovesick baddies.
Shooting those hearts unleashes all kinds of unique buffs and effects, from fiery explosions to temporarily causing enemies to fight on your behalf, sewing chaos across the battlefield. And if you’re lucky, some hearts will even shower you with bonus loot!
The free seasonal event is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles and kicks off from Thursday, February 11, and runs through Thursday, February 25.
Craving some hilarious adventure? Well look no further! The critically-acclaimed Tales from the Borderlands is back! For those who aren’t familiar, this narrative-driven adventure game created by Telltale Games originally released episodically throughout 2014 and 2015. It introduced infamous characters like Rhys and Vaughn, revived Handsome Jack as a manipulative hologram, showed us what happened to Scooter, and more! Tales from the Borderlands is an essential piece of the Borderlands canon and helps bridge the gap between Borderlands 2 and 3. (We’d also argue it’s one of the funniest games ever made.)
Tales from the Borderlands launches on Xbox One on February 17. If you’d rather play Tales on your new Xbox Series X|S, don’t worry, this is a backwards compatible title.
The Director’s Cut add-on, the latest Borderlands 3 content drop, will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2 starting March 18 (note that you’ll need to own a copy of the base game in order to play the add-on or any other Season Pass 2 content).
Director’s Cut offers a series of brand-new story-driven missions set throughout the Borderlands, three sets of daily and weekly challenges called Vault Cards that can be completed for unique loot and cosmetic rewards, a collection of never-before-seen behind the scenes content, and… a full-fledged raid boss!
Hemovorous the Invincible is a titanic Varkid and may be the craziest Borderlands raid boss yet. You’re going to need to think about your build and battle tactics to succeed. So, grab some friends and be ready to get caked in Varkid guts — it’s going to get messy! And here’s a fun fact: you’ll find Hemovorous behind a door on Pandora that’s been locked since launch — yes, that door. The mystery is finally solved!
In the all-new story-driven missions, you’ll investigate a series of potentially supernatural slayings on Pandora, Promethea, Eden-6, and Nekrotafeyo in search of answers (and loot) with the help of some familiar faces. You’ll see new locations and use a new crime scene analysis mechanic to solve puzzles and progress the story (which, in addition to being its own satisfying, noir-soaked storyline also ties back into the broader narrative).
Oh, and here’s one more surprise: a new set of Multiverse cosmetic packs!
With the Disciples of the Vault packs, you’ll be able to see what each Vault Hunter would have become if they’d been swayed by the Calypso Twins and joined the Children of the Vault. Like the Final Form cosmetic packs that launched last November, the Disciples of the Vault packs offer entirely new character models for each of the four Vault Hunters, rather than just skins. You’ll be able to purchase these à la carte or you can get them by picking up Season Pass 2. Either way, the Disciples of the Vault packs launch the same day as Director’s Cut: March 18.
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