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Hey friend! Here‘s the scoop on whether Borderlands 2‘s Lilith DLC is free

I‘m Wendell, a gaming geek who loves tracking down deals and free stuff. And I know you‘ve been wondering: is that new Commander Lilith DLC for Borderlands 2 free? Well, I‘ve got all the details for you right here!

Let‘s start with the key facts

The Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC came out in 2019, and adds a whole new campaign to Borderlands 2. It‘s pretty sweet – you get new areas, missions, loot, and you can even play as Lilith!

Here‘s the deal: the DLC is 100% free if you own the Handsome Collection version of Borderlands 2 on PS4 or Xbox One. It was added as a free update. Nice!

But it‘s not free on other platforms like PC or Switch unfortunately. You have to pay $15 if you just own the base Borderlands 2 game.

So in summary:

  • Free for Handsome Collection on PS4 and Xbox One
  • $14.99 everywhere else

Got it? Okay, let‘s dig into the details…

What exactly is included in this DLC?

You‘re getting a ton of juicy new content with Commander Lilith:

  • 5-10 hours of new story missions – It‘s set after the main Borderlands 2 campaign and ties into Borderlands 3.
  • Increased level cap – You can now reach Level 80, up from 72.
  • New environments – There are brand new areas to explore on Pandora and Sanctuary.
  • New enemy types – Fresh bosses and bad guys to battle.
  • New legendaries – Amazing new Effervescent loot for you to hunt down!
  • Lilith as playable Vault Hunter – That‘s right, you can finally play as her again!

So it‘s a meaty expansion, almost like a mini-sequel. For free, that‘s pretty sweet!

A closer look at the Handsome Collection

Now, you might be wondering – what exactly is the Handsome Collection? Let me break it down for you:

  • It includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Comes with all DLC for those games (except Commander Lilith)
  • Enhanced versions of the games for PS4 and Xbox One
  • Originally released in 2015, but still available digitally

So it‘s basically the ultimate bundle – you get the complete Borderlands experience in one slick package. That‘s why Commander Lilith was added as a freebie for Handsome Collection owners.

Makes sense right? They hook you up with a ton of content already, so the new DLC is just icing on the cake.

How many people play Borderlands 2 in 2023?

You might think an old game like Borderlands 2 won‘t have many people playing in 2023. But get this…

  • Borderlands 2 still sees over 13,000 concurrent players on Steam in January 2023.
  • That puts it in the top 100 most played games right now on Steam!

And it‘s been maintaining strong player counts for years:

Year Concurrent Players
2020 21,723 players
2021 18,456 players
2022 15,897 players

So don‘t worry about finding people to play with! Tons of vault hunters are still enjoying Borderlands 2 daily.

No doubt the free Commander Lilith DLC helped keep players hyped too. Who doesn‘t love bonus content?

Does the DLC work for new characters?

I know what you‘re thinking – "Do I need a high level character to play it?" Nope!

You have two options for starting the Commander Lilith DLC:

  1. Use an existing character above level 30
  2. Start a new character at level 30 (you select this option when creating them)

So feel free to hop right in with a fresh new vault hunter. You‘ll get scaled up and can jump into the DLC missions right away.

It‘s really nice how they gave us flexibility to experience the new content however we want. Kudos to Gearbox for that move!

What if you don‘t have the Handsome Collection?

Don‘t have the Handsome Collection yet? Here are your options if you want the DLC:

  • Buy Commander Lilith separately for $15 on platforms like Steam or Epic Games Store
  • Get the Handsome Collection on PS4, Xbox One, or PC (includes the DLC free)

I recommend the Handsome Collection for sure. You get a ton of Borderlands content PLUS the Commander Lilith DLC for a great price.

And take it from me, Borderlands 2 holds up incredibly well in 2023. The gunplay, loot grind, and humor are just as good today as they were 10 years ago!

The verdict? Claim this free DLC!

Alright my friend, let‘s recap this DLC deal real quick:

If you own the Handsome Collection on PS4 or Xbox One, Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary is completely FREE for you. Just update the game and enjoy hours of new Borderlands 2 content!

Considering Borderlands 2 is still an amazing looter shooter in 2023, I highly recommend jumping back in to play this bonus DLC. It‘s the perfect excuse to revisit Pandora and shoot & loot to your heart‘s content.

Thanks for letting me ramble on about one of my favorite gaming franchises! Hit me up if you have any other questions.

Happy vault hunting!