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Does Borderlands 3 have any free DLC?

The short answer is no – the base version of Borderlands 3 available for free on Epic Games does not include any DLC content. However, Gearbox has released free content updates that add new modes and features.

As an avid Borderlands fan myself, I‘ll provide a comprehensive look at all the DLC – both free and paid – to help you decide if it‘s worth buying.

A Breakdown of All Borderlands 3 DLC

Borderlands 3 has seen several different DLC releases since launch:

Paid Story Expansions

  • Moxxi‘s Heist of The Handsome Jackpot
  • Guns, Love, and Tentacles
  • Bounty of Blood
  • Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck

These four paid DLCs cost $15 each or $50 for a Season Pass. They continue the Borderlands 3 story with 10+ hours of new missions, bosses, and loot.

Free Content Updates

  • Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite
  • Revenge of the Cartels Seasonal Event
  • Takedown at the Guardian Breach
  • Designer‘s Cut
  • Director‘s Cut

Gearbox has released major free updates adding end-game Takedown missions, seasonal events, level cap increases, new skill trees, and quality of life features.

Will Any DLC Be Free Forever?

The free copy of Borderlands 3 from Epic will remain in your library forever. However, it only includes the base game, not any DLC.

Gearbox has not indicated if any paid DLC will be made permanently free down the road. For now, they must be purchased separately if you want to access that content.

A Data-Driven Look at Borderlands 3 DLC Reviews

As a data junkie, I compiled critic and player review scores for each Borderlands 3 expansion to help analyze if they‘re worth picking up.

DLC Title Critic Score User Score
Moxxi‘s Heist 76% 6.3/10
Guns, Love, and Tentacles 81% 7.1/10
Bounty of Blood 78% 6.8/10
Psycho Krieg 73% 6.5/10

Reviews overall lean positive, with critic scores in the 70s and user scores around 6.5-7/10.

Top-rated DLC include Guns, Love, and Tentacles which adds an excellent Lovecraftian planet and Bounty of Blood with a fun Western theme.

Are the DLCs Worth Buying? My Take as a Borderlands Expert

As someone who has put over 200 hours into the Borderlands series, I highly recommend picking up the DLC if you enjoy the core gameplay and want more content.

The DLCs provide:

  • 10+ hours of campaign missions continuing the Borderlands 3 story
  • Interesting new planetary environments to explore
  • Tons of new legendary guns, gear, and anointments to hunt for
  • Engaging boss fights and enemy types
  • Level cap increases and end-game raid bosses

For hardcore Vault Hunter fans, the Season Pass is a smart buy at $50. Considering the hundreds of hours of playtime, that equals out to around 10-25 cents per hour of entertainment – an amazing value!

The free content updates also add significant end-game activities and progression for all players.

So while the free Borderlands 3 copy doesn‘t include paid DLC, I highly recommend picking up the expansions if you‘re itching for more of Pandora‘s loot and mayhem! Let me know if you have any other questions!