E3 2019 Leak: Borderlands 3 Gets Set Up In New Borderlands 2 DLC Releasing Soon

Fight alongside Borderlands 1 Siren Lilith and the Crimson Raiders.

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Borderlands 3 is just a few months away from its release date in September, but it looks like fans of the looter-shooter franchise will have something to tide them over in the meantime. Just before E3 2019, DLC for the seven-year-old Borderlands 2 has leaked and is likely to bridge the gap between the game and its upcoming sequel, according to Game Informer. And it's apparently coming as soon as this weekend.

Titled Commander Lilith and The Fight for Sanctuary, the DLC leaked via a Steam listing and is reported to launch on June 9, the same day as Microsoft's E3 presentation. The page has since been removed, as noted by Game Informer, but we managed to glean some information about the upcoming expansion. The listing said the DLC would be free and has Vault Hunters teaming up with Lilith and the Crimson Raiders to save Pandora. Check out the details below.

"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."

Lilith is the Siren in the original Borderlands. She's remained an NPC since her reintroduction in Borderlands 2, guiding Vault Hunters throughout the treacherous environments on Pandora. With her return in Borderlands 3, it's likely this DLC will have some connection between the events of Borderlands 2 and the adventure Vault Hunters will embark on this September.

Gearbox has been in hot water for a few months now. Last month, the original Claptrap voice actor levied some serious accusations against Pitchford, which includes a physical altercation at GDC back in 2017 and more. The Texas-based company has been in an ongoing legal battle with former general counsel Wade Callender over financial disputes, company information misuse, pornography, and more. Gearbox seems to be backing down for the lawsuit, retracting some claims and filing no grievances.

Borderlands 3 will land on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13. It was confirmed that the upcoming looter-shooter will also launch on the Google Stadia day one as part of today's Stadia Connect Event, which effectively kicked off this year's E3.

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i guess, but it's been kind of long since borderlands 2 came and the pre-sequel too.

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This is so obvious at this point. Every time just a few days or so before an announcement a game magically gets leaked somehow, and then the listing gets removed again. Total coincidence.

They could just as well post a cryptic hint on their social media platforms but I guess these "leaks" are better at grabbing attention.

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In the new DLC, you get to beat up Claptrap, then go on a crazy Twitter rant.

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I'm both super excited and super confused at the same time. My copy of the game is on the 360, but that console doesn't get new stuff anymore. I have the Handsome Jack collection, but it's a pretty self contained collection. I don't think it was really made to receive new content. How do I add the DLC? The only way it works is if it's completely standalone but can read your saves.

I really doubt it will be free, though.

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@Barighm: Why would there be a problem adding it to the Handsome collection? It's like any other game, with the only difference being that it's the only "game" I know of for PS4 that includes 2 games. Or I guess MGS5's complete edition might be another. But I'm pretty sure it won't be free. Why would it when, as Todd Howard just said a few days ago: "People will buy anything."

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