Gearbox has announced the next major campaign DLC coming for Borderlands 3, and it’s a tribute to Westerns. Bounty of Blood: A Fistful of Redemption takes the Vault Hunters to the deserts of the planet Gehenna, where they’ll be getting involved in a frontier skirmish between the residents of a small town and a gang of fearsome outlaws called the Devil Riders.
Bounty of Blood will be the third of four story DLC packs in Borderlands 3’s season pass, and Gearbox detailed the adventure in a recent episode of The Borderlands Show. Along with the new planet, the expansion adds a cast of new characters and new gameplay mechanics that throw a distinctively Borderlandsy spin on the Western theme.
For instance, there’s the new Jetbeast, which is an unholy combination of a mechanical vehicle and a horrible lizard of some kind. “Every Western needs its horse,” said Matt Cox, Gearbox’s creative director for Bounty of Blood. “For the Vault Hunter, it’s the Jetbeast, which is half jetbike, half creature.” As with other Borderlands vehicles, you’ll be able to customise the Jetbeast with an assortment of weapons, and these include dual machine guns and, somehow, mortars.