Today Gearbox Software and 2K Games teased the first campaign DLC for Borderlands 3. On social media, they shared a video where we get a glimpse of the upcoming content. The full reveal will take place on November 20. This will be during the 3rd episode of the Borderlands show. There Randy Pitchford will talk about the campaign DLC and other exciting things that will be coming to Borderlands 3.
The teaser starts off with a statue of Handsome Jack on Buttstallion. Throughout the clip, you can spot a few more statues of Handsome Jack. In case you don’t know what that’s all about. Handsome Jack was the main antagonist in Borderlands 2. In that game, he bought a diamond pony and called it Buttstallion. Jack always considered himself the hero, so having statues of yourself comes with the title, right?
In Borderlands 2 you would visit the city Opportunity. That location had a very distinct Hyperion style and on a side note, throughout the city Opportunity, you could also find various statues of Handsome Jack. The location in the teaser clip sports a similar design. However, this doesn’t seem to be the city Opportunity. Judging from the skybox, this doesn’t seem to be set on Pandora as you can see a big vortex in the sky.
The location surrounding the Handsome Jack with Buttstallion statue looks to be an open combat area. You can spot a Radiation and a Cryo barrel in the background but also various Hyperion ammo chests. The big monitors displaying ‘DEPT LOSERBOARD’ gives me the impression of a combat arena.
While the theme and aesthetics of the trailer seem to be focused on Handsome Jack, it is Moxxi who narrates the teaser trailer.
Ready to Bring Down the House, Suger!
This line from Moxxi suggests to me that the first story DLC is more focussed around her than Handsome Jack. That said in Borderlands 2 we learned that Moxxi dated Handsome Jack, however, after she left him, Jack destroyed Moxxi’s Underdome arena. Will this DLC be some kind of payback?
During the Borderlands 3’s Masks of Mayhem Trailer, you could spot Handsome Jack’s mask. Randy Pitchford confirmed that Jack is 100% dead and no New-U station could bring him back. Will this campaign DLC feature Timothy Laurance as he is also featured on movie posters throughout the main game?
Just before the screen goes dark you can spot 2 signs. On the left, you can see the sign; ‘Hyperial’. This sounds like a jewelry store or maybe a casino. On the right, you can see the sign; ‘The Velvet Turtle’. This sounds like a restaurant or something.