The latest 'Borderlands 3' DLC is an engagement party with guns

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
Gearbox Software

Borderlands 3 is a lighthearted take on a Mad Max-style future, and its latest add-on is proof positive of that. Gearbox has released Guns, Love and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, and it's just as silly as you'd hope for. You're attending the engagement party of the DLC's namesake characters on a brand-new world, Xylourgos, and it just so happens that the festivities are taking place near a giant creature carcass revered by a cult. You'll have to juggle celebrations with fighting off mutant cultists, bandits and the planet's not-so-timid wildlife.

The new world and the campaign are the main draws, but you'll also see a host of new weapons, mods and cosmetics.

Guns, Love and Tentacles is included in either the Super Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 or the Season Pass, but you can also buy it separately for $15 if you're only interested in this expansion. You don't need to have played the main storyline to get started, though. You'll need to have access to the starship Sanctuary III if you want to use an existing character, but you can also create a new persona and bypass the opening of the primary story to get straight to the new material. With that said, it's probably worth playing through at least some of the core story first. These characters have significant history (including in B2 for Hammerlock), and it'll make more sense to dive in once you understand their backgrounds.