We take a look at the fourth and final DLC for Borderlands 3, now available standalone or as part of the Season Pass on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
2K Games and Gearbox have delivered on their promise based on adding a fair amount of post-launch content to Borderlands 3. Thanks to a season pass, we’ve seen new events, expansions, and DLC arrive as the months have passed. One of them was Moxxi’s blow to Jackpot the Handsome and this time we are dealing with the fourth and final downloadable content that will receive the third numbered installment of the Borderlands saga: Krieg the Psychopath and fabulous calamity. We have already played it, so below we will tell you in detail what we think about this DLC that is already available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia.
Immerse yourself in the mind of a psychopath
To start the crazy adventure that this expansion proposes, we will need to have at least level 13 and have reached the mission known as “Hostile OPA” in history. We travel to Sanctuary 3 and there we access Tannis’s Laboratory or talk to her on the intercom before heading to the control room and set the mind of Kraig (who we know from Borderlands 2). Yes, what our charismatic and eccentric scientist friend proposes to us is to enter the brain of a psychopath to discover the origin of his madness.
Whether out of sheer scientific curiosity, the fact that vault hunters never miss an adventure, or the immense loot that Tannis promises we will find in the so-called “Carmagueddon”, we will begin this story to learn more about psychopaths, a figure that Since the beginning of the Borderlands saga it has been relevant to the brand. In fact, the franchise’s own logo is the famous mask of a psychopath and until now they had not had a dedicated DLC, so it was about time that something like what we have in hand arrived.
Once inside Kraig’s mind we will begin to experience a series of crazy situations in which the level of sadism and paranoia in this physical manifestation of the thoughts of a lunatic will become clear. However, the real interest of the expansion lies in the conflict between the “sane Kraig” and the madman, as both will constantly appear to fight each other. As we progress in this small independent campaign we will discover why Kraig’s madness began, his past and all the situations that made him reach the current point.
While it is true that, as a basis, we can think that it is not as interesting a character as others that have starred in the other DLCs, we will change our opinion when we advance enough to experience various flashbacks, memories and key moments of his lifetime. As you can imagine, we can help him regain his somewhat saner state, so that will be the main mission. We will not reveal much more in order to avoid entering the land of spoils, but we can assure you that more than one surprise awaits us that will make the most nostalgic players of the Borlderlands saga smile.
Weapons, loot, great battles and other surprises
The interest in the expansion grows due to the fun it is to go through the scenarios while we finish with countless enemies and thanks to having a good level design, varied and constantly changing. Despite the fact that no new minor opponents have been added (and for this reason we meet again and again with the minions that we have already defeated in the main campaign) the bosses of this expansion are quite a delight. For example, the so-called Locomöbius will allow us to face a large flying train. Yes, as crazy as it may seem, it is precisely that point of extravagance and humor that we love so much about the Borderlands saga.
On the other hand, we can expect to find interesting new weapons and a fair amount of quality, epic loot to add to our arsenal. In this regard and due to the randomness that exists when receiving it, a replay point is added in the sense that when we finish the approximately three hours that the DLC lasts we will want to return to the various scenarios in order to find that legendary rocket launcher that we have seen through social networks and in our game we failed, to give a hypothetical example.
As we mentioned before, a considerable dose of surprises awaits us that we will not see coming, especially in the field of the key characters that have fallen in love with us in installment after delivery. In order not to spoil, we will simply mention that the fact of finding ourselves in the mind of a psychopath opens the door to a world full of imagination where death is not an impediment to meeting with former fallen allies or … facing friends we have known for a long time .
A full stop that lives up to expectations
Despite the fact that we didn’t have high expectations at first, when we played Krieg the Psycho and Fantabulous Calamity we have changed our minds. While it falls short of the unbeatable Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, it stands above other expansions by offering hours of fun, original levels, epic weapons, and unforgettable boss battles that rank among the best in the series. On the other side of the scale, its negative points are mainly in a few uninspired side missions and the fact that it does not innovate too much when it comes to minor enemies and general mechanics.
We remember that it is already available on all platforms (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia), so we invite you to enter Kraig’s mind either alone or surrounded by other vault hunters to say goodbye to the Borderlands expansions 3 surrounded by bullets, explosions, madness and good friends.