In May 2019, rumors started to circulate about a possible Borderlands 2 DLC explaining what happens before Borderlands 3. Now, five years after the last form of Borderlands 2 DLC, we get another piece of DLC for the game. Titled Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary, and bridging the seven-year (in-game time) gap between the second game and Borderlands 3, is finally here. The best part of this is that it's completely free to PC players who own Borderlands 2 and console players (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) who own Borderlands: The Handsome Jack collection.
Accessing the new content in-game is also simple. Visit any Fast-Travel station and teleport to the new "Fight For Sanctuary" location. Playing through the Fight For Sanctuary content does come with some personal recommendations, though. Firstly, I recommend you play through at least the Borderlands 2 base game, as the DLC chapter does contain endgame spoilers for that game. Secondly, your hunter should be at least level 30 before attempting the content, as it is rather challenging. Thirdly, if you don't mind spoilers and don't have a level 30 character, you can create a brand new level 30 hunter and jump in immediately.
If you are so inclined, jumping into level 30 also allows you to play through previous Borderlands 2 content, kudos to Gearbox Software for allowing us to do so. With all that out of the way, let's dive into Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary proper.
If you are so inclined, jumping into level 30 also allows you to play through previous Borderlands 2 content, kudos to Gearbox Software for allowing us to do so
New areas, new items, a raid boss and a solid dozen or so hours of story plus side missions
The true depth of the content, as with previous Borderlands games, comes from the side content. This is where the DLC offers the most true-to-form Borderlands fun
The most talked-about [loot] being the Effervescent rarity gear. This new tier, which is of a higher quality than the Pearlescent rarity of old, are fantastic.
The new raid boss is an absolute beast and should absolutely not be attempted alone. Everything that made the previous games so fun is present here, and more
Kingdom Hearts devotee, From Software fanboy and aspiring Audiophile (the good kind that believes in FLAC files). Vincent enjoys writing about games almost as much as playing them.
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