A fresh rumor suggests that a DLC expansion for Borderlands 2 is set to be released during E3, in the lead-up to Borderlands 3’s September release. PlayStation Lifestyle report that a trusted source with first-hand knowledge has passed along the information, including a title – Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary.
Supposedly, this DLC will act as a bridge between the second and third Borderlands games. The title offers some hints as to its content, Lilith being a playable vault-hunter from the original Borderlands and recurring character, including in the upcoming Borderlands 3. ‘Sanctuary’ is the name of a city and the colossal mining ship it sits atop, which has appeared throughout the Borderlands games. A subsequent ship, Sanctuary III, is set to feature in Borderlands 3, raising the question of whatever happened to Sanctuary II? Perhaps this is a question this DLC will answer.
Borderlands 3 was announced in April of this year with a surprise trailer, promising the series’ trademark mayhem and zaniness and prompting an overwhelmingly positive response. TechRaptor covered the subsequent gameplay reveal in May, unpacking what players can expect from the title. Since then, a degree of controversy has stirred surrounding the game, beginning with the presence of microtransactions despite a statement denying their inclusion – though President and CEO of Gearbox Software clarified that the items available are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay.
A more substantive controversy stems from the announcement that Borderlands 3 is to be an Epic Games Store exclusive from its September launch until April 2020, another in a host of titles spurning other PC vendors. Randy Pitchford took to Twitter to defend this decision, citing the importance of “unmonopolizing” digital stores on PC, while also acknowledging that this decision lies with Gearbox’s publishing partner, 2K Games.
Regardless of these controversies, if this rumor holds true, Borderlands fans will likely be excited to experience this unexpected DLC, depending upon the value and content it contains, and it will likely do its job of building hype for the forthcoming Borderlands 3.
Will you be anticipating the possible Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary release at E3? Are you looking forward to Borderland 3’s release in September? Let us know in the comments below!