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Borderlands 3 The Director’s Cut Review

Borderlands 3 Director's Cut
Borderlands 3 Director's Cut

Borderlands 3 the Director’s Cut is the sixth big DLC for the game. This expansion is included in the Ultimate Edition and Season Pass 2.

I had the opportunity to play with the Director’s Cut ahead of time as 2K Games provided me with early access. Here is my honest review of this DLC.


The Director’s Cut contains several interesting items that all add something to the game. By themselves they aren’t big pieces of content, however, when you wrap it all up in one big package there is definitly solid content.

Ava’s Murder Mystery

Borderlands 3 Director's Cut Murder Mystery Investigation
Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut Murder Mystery Investigation

Ava’s Murder Mysteries is a series of missions where you investigate strange crime scenes. Each mission takes place on a different planet and takes you on a sizable quest.

While things start pretty ordinary and you roll with it and then things start to get wacky. As you start to uncover more of the mystery it leads up to something bigger.

This piece of the DLC explains things about the siren lore and sets you up for Borderlands 4.

Vault Cards

Fallen Heroes Vault Card - Borderlands 3 DLC6
Fallen Heroes Vault Card – Borderlands 3 DLC6

The Director’s Cut includes 3 Vault Cards. They are like your “Battlepass” in Borderlands 3 as they add challenges and rewards to the game. As you earn keys you can unlock the rewards that you like.

Rewards contain cosmetic items but also new legendary gear. There are some really cool items in there.

Because The Director’s Cut is the final DLC and the releases of the 3 Vault Cards are being spread out, this kinda feels like a waiting game. It’s okay to keep you playing but it might have been great if these released between the DLCs from Season Pass 1.

Hemivorous the Invisible

Borderlands 3 Raid Boss - Hemivorous the Invincible Screenshot
Borderlands 3 Raid Boss – Hemivorous the Invincible Screenshot

FINALLY, A RAID BOSS! Hemovorous the Invincible is a challenging boss fight with some unique loot. And YES, he’s located in that spot that you could never reach in Ascension Bluff on Pandora.

You have to pay Eridium to open his lair. Luckily, you can earn Eridium by doing the Vault Card Challenges and the quest reward from Ava’s Murder Mysteries can also help you out with that. But you can also use this Eridium Farming Guide.

I really like the fanservice when you fight this raid boss at the highest difficulties.

Behind The Scenes Content

Borderlands 3 The Director’s Cut Review

The Behind-the-Scenes Content that’s included with The Director’s cut is awesome to see. There is some very interesting stuff in there. Too bad, Gearbox Software wasn’t able to put in Maya’s funeral scene. It really would have helped.

I don’t really like the UI of this content as some basic features you would expect aren’t there.


The Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut adds a ton of stuff I wished was in the game at launch. It would have made the game more complete, that’s probably why they called this The Director’s Cut.

Ava gets a great redemption in her murder mysteries and it leaves you with food for thought for the next Borderlands game.

If you are excited to play The Director’s Cut, you can get the Season Pass or the Individual DLC on Consoles, Steam, or EPIC using these links. If you purchase the content using this link, you also support me and the website. I would really appreciate it if you do that as it helps grow the site. Thanks, and Enjoy!

  • Raid Boss
  • Ava Redemption
  • Lore
  • UI Bonus Content
  • Feels Thin
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