Borderlands 2 is getting a new piece of free downloadable content that will act as a narrative bridge to Borderlands 3, according to leaked information and screenshots posted to Steam. The add-on, Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary, will include new bosses, new areas, and, of course, new loot.
Here’s the official description of Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary, which has since been removed from Steam, via Resetera:
Return to the award winning shooter-looter for a new adventure that sets the stage for the upcoming Borderlands 3. Sanctuary is under siege, the Vault’s map has been stolen and a toxic gas is poisoning Pandora. Fight new bosses, explore new zones, get new loot (including an entirely new tier beyond Legendary) and join up with Lilith and the Crimson Raiders to take on a deranged villain hell-bent on ruling the planet
Returning players can pursue an increased level cap of 80, while newcomers can automatically boost to level 30 and dive straight into the action.
The fight for Sanctuary referred to the in the new content’s title may offer some clues to the transition from Borderlands 2’s hub city to the new spaceship hub, Sanctuary 3, in Borderlands 3. Gearbox’s Borderlands 3 is due out on Sept. 13 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, and Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary is reportedly planned to officially drop sometime during E3, according to a recent report from PlayStation Lifestyle.
Borderlands 2 is currently available as a free title through PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4, included as part of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.