Rumor: Borderlands 2 DLC Announcement And Release During E3 2019, Bridges Gap To Borderlands 3

It reportedly centers on Lilith between the events of 2 and 3.
A new DLC for Borderlands 2 that connects it to Borderlands 3 is rumored for E3.
A new DLC for Borderlands 2 that connects it to Borderlands 3 is rumored for E3. Gearbox Software

If there’s one thing that Borderlands 3 needs right now, it’s good press. As much as a lot of people see the title as just another Borderlands game where there’s a shoot-and-loot mechanic, it’s still undeniable that a lot of people are drawn to the series as a whole. Recent controversies involving exclusivity deals with Epic, microtransactions versus “cosmetics that players can purchase,” and a reportedly battered former employee have certainly put a damper on the hype surrounding the title, which is a sequel seven years in the making.

There may be good news incoming, though, especially if you’re a fan of Borderlands 2. According to PlayStation Lifestyle with an anonymous source, it would seem that Gearbox Software isn’t only working hard to deliver Borderlands 3 to players worldwide in September. There’s also the matter of some very special DLC content for Borderlands 2, which is reportedly being developed to bridge the gap between the end of Borderlands 2 and the beginning of Borderlands 3.

The DLC, titled Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary, will allow players to experience Borderlands 2 in its full glory before moving on to Borderlands 3. The report goes on to state that this piece of DLC is dropping sometime during E3, where Gearbox will take the stage to promote Borderlands 3. It’s actually a brilliant piece of marketing that draws on the fact that Borderlands 2 still draws in many players to this day, which can translate to future players for Borderlands 3.

It’s safe to say that as the bridge between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3, Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary will be about Lilith’s plight after the events of the second game, and should give us a backstory on how many of the Borderlands characters end up on Sanctuary 3. What is unknown, however, is how the DLC will be released, which leads to an ever burning question: will it be released on Steam? Or will Gearbox start selling Borderlands 2 on the Epic Games Store along with the DLC?

It will be interesting to see where Gearbox takes this, but what you can count on is more of our coverage for when the news drops.


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