PS4/PS5 Review: Borderlands 3 Season Pass 2

Should you pick up what is probably the final Borderlands 3 DLC?

I’ll start by admitting that I’m quite the Borderlands fan and even got platinum’s for both PS4 and PS5 versions of Borderlands 3 (after they finally patched the PS5 version’s trophies). I’m always eager for new content, so let’s dive in to see if getting Season Pass 2 is worth it…

First let’s start with the Designer’s Cut and also keep in mind you can get both of these DLCs separately if you wish. The Designer’s Cut comes with a few bells and whistles like extra skill trees and cosmetics for your skin, a new weapon trinket and ECHO device skins but the real meat of the content is the Arms Race mode.

This can be played either solo or in a group and is a homage to the Battle Royale genre where you are dropped into a sizable map with zero weapons or shields and have to go to specific areas to grab loot while the map keeps getting smaller and smaller. The only way to get out safely with your loot is to either find drop points that will take 3 of your chosen items out of the map if you die, or if you beat the boss in the middle and then you can also take another five with you. If you die without doing any of this, you lose everything.
It’s a neat mode and the trophy requirements aren’t too challenging either. It’s hard to say if its worth the price tag on its own, but for now let’s take a look at the Director’s Cut…

This also comes with a few bonuses like Behind the Scenes content and new Vault Cards, but it has an Ava storyline that has you travel to new locations across the galaxy to solve some grisly murders and also adds more to the overall Borderlands 3 story. It’s a great bit of DLC to end on and makes me really want to Gearbox to say they’re working on Borderlands 4 now. The final bit of content is the game’s first and supposedly last Raid Boss…

Hemovorous the Invincible, a gargantuan Varkid who is no pushover. It takes 500 Eridium to even get access to this beast and even though the content does actually give you that amount to begin with, you’ll need to gather up another 500 if you leave the area, whether you beat it or not…wish I knew that beforehand. It’s a tough boss and I can’t say that I’ve overcome it just yet, I also need a quick way to scavenge more Eridium before I can even have another go.

The Verdict

On the whole, the Director’s Cut is definitely the better of the two final DLCs and has much more content overall. I personally think it’s worth getting together through Season Pass 2, but Arms Race won’t be for everyone. It all comes down to choice and whether or not you’re a trophy hunter.

Score: 8.0