Borderlands 3 is releasing September 13, but ahead of the launch, 2K Games and Gearbox have a nice little surprise for PS4 owners.
The only catch is you’ll need Sony’s PlayStation VR headset to make the most of it.
To celebrate the launch of Borderlands 3, Gearbox has released another free VR update for Borderlands 2, adding a wealth of new content.
“Borderlands 2 VR for PlayStation VR is slapping you upside the headset with a huge stack of free DLC,” the team explained in a surprise blog post released late Friday.
“The Borderlands 2 VR Bad Ass Mega Fun – or BAMF, for short – DLC Pack adds a staggering 16 pieces of DLC content from Borderlands 2 that will rock your virtual reality.”
Best of all, it’s live right now!
The most notable new addition in the BAMF DLC pack is the inclusion of all four major content add-on packs from the game, namely:
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, and the much beloved Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.
That’s not all though, because the BAMF DLC pack also adds two additional Vault Hunters to the base game: Gaige the Mechromancer and Krieg the Psycho.
At this point you’d probably think we’re done. But no, there’s more (so much in fact we’re going to be lazy and hand it over to Gearbox):
“You also get all five Headhunter DLCs—T.K. Baha’s Blood Harvest, The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre, and Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax—plus the Creature Slaughter Dome, along with the additional goodies and increased level cap introduced in the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Packs.
“Rounding out the BAMF DLC Pack are the spiffy cosmetics of the Vault Hunter Heads and Skin packs so your virtual Vault Hunter can look their best.”
Though this mountain of DLC is free, you’ll still need the base game, which currently costs £39.99 on the PSN store.
But if you bought it previously, you’ll be laughing like a Psycho Bandit.
Our Borderlands obsessive Jim Hargreaves reviewed Borderlands 2 VR some months back and gave it 3/5 praising just how well the Cel-shaded style works well in VR. That said, he also noted that it was missing all the expansions.
I guess we’ll have to revisit that review score now!
For those looking to the future, and with a love of VR, Jim also had time to interview the developers some months back and the possibility of Borderlands 3 in VR was raised.
“There’s been talk about it, but there’s nothing really planned that I’m aware of,” explained Kate Pistick, Mission Designer on Borderlands 3.
She went on to say that, rather sensibly, the crew at Gearbox is solely focused on getting their sequel shipped on currently announced platforms before potentially retooling it for virtual reality in the future.