Borderlands 3 Director’s Cut Add-on Available Today

Buckle up, Vault Hunters, because it’s time for some brand new Borderlands 3 mayhem!  

Starting today, the Director’s Cut add-on is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Director’s Cut is part of Season Pass 2 and Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, though it’s also available for purchase individually. Please note you’ll need to own a copy of the base game to enjoy the mayhem of any Season Pass 2 content, including Director’s Cut. Read on to learn what’s in store!

Director’s Cut gives Vault Hunters the chance to face off against Hemovorous the Invincible, a brand-new raid boss. This colossal Varkid has long been the stuff of blood-soaked legend, and now she’s finally awoken. When you’re ready, head over to Pandora. Rumor has it you’ll find Hemovorous behind a door that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 first launched. Perfect your build, bring your friends, and prepare for your most intense boss encounter yet! Only the most awesome Vault Hunters will be able to kick her butt and score some top-tier loot.

Elsewhere, you can help Ava solve some potentially supernatural slayings. She’s convinced she’s stumbled onto an interplanetary murder mystery, and she’s asked for your help investigating some eerie happenings on Pandora, Promethea, Eden-6, and Nekrotafeyo. You’ll have the help of some familiar faces during this fresh series of story missions and score some loot in the process! Expert tip: keep a close eye on your surroundings. You may stumble upon clues that tie back to the central Borderlands 3 storyline…

Not only will you be fighting a gargantuan new raid boss and solving some spooky slayings, Director’s Cut also includes extra chances to score loot with three new Vault Cards. Once a Vault Card is activated, you’ll be able to score XP by completing three daily challenges and a multi-tiered weekly challenge. With more than 100 unique challenges, each day will be a surprise! Earn enough XP, and you’ll unlock some unique themed rewards. The first Vault Card debuts today alongside the launch of Director’s Cut and features gear and cosmetic items honoring some of Borderlands’ most beloved fallen heroes. Vault Hunters have plenty to look forward to, with the second and third Vault Cards debuting before year’s end.

Completing Vault Card challenges can also earn you a new in-game resource: Diamond Keys, which unlock a room known as the Diamond Armory. Located under the upper deck of the Bridge on Sanctuary, the Diamond Armory is filled to the brim with tantalizing loot. If you want to learn more, head over to for the full explainer. Note that Diamond Keys can only be earned through gameplay and are not sold separately.

In additionto its raucous gameplay and abundance of loot,Director’s Cut is also chock full of behind-the-scenes content, including concept art, storyboards, cut content, bloopers, and more. Players can take a rare peek behind the curtain and see how a game like Borderlands 3 is made, with glimpses of never-before-seen content that may even answer a lingering question or two.

But that’s not all! Today also marks the arrival of the Disciples of the Vault packs, an all-new set of Multiverse cosmetic packs. If you’ve ever wondered what the fate of each Vault Hunter would have been if they’d joined the Children of the Vault, now you can see for yourself. The Disciples of the Vault packs feature completely new character models – not just skins – much like the Final Form cosmetic packs that launched last fall. You can access the Disciples of the Vault packs by grabbing Season Pass 2 or by purchasing packs individually.

Whether or not you plan to pick up Director’s Cut, you can still enjoy two helpful new machines, both of which are free to all players. Crazy Earl’s Reroll allows you to replace the Anointment on an item in exchange for some Eridium (that rare purple element you’ll find scattered across the galaxy). If you don’t know, Anointments appear on some high-level loot and enhance the unique abilities of the Vault Hunters when that loot is used or equipped. By rerolling an Anointment, you can make the perfect piece of gear even more perfect for your specific character build. Be warned, though: Crazy Earl gets to choose the new Anointment, and there is no turning back (though you can always pay to roll again if you’re not satisfied).

Maurice’s Black Market Vending Machine, on the other hand, is cloaked in secrecy. There’s no saying where it can be found, only that it will show up in a new location within the base game each week. It’s up to you to find Maurice and reap the bounties of the Black Market Vending Machine – think top-tier Legendary loot and lots of it.

And that’s everything! Again, Director’s Cut is available now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as part of Season Pass 2. You can also purchase the add-on separately, though either way, you’ll need a copy of the base game to enjoy Director’s Cut. Now get out there and be among the first to conquer Hemovorous, solve those murders, and tackle the first Vault Card.

Article Credit: Mario Rodriguez, Producer, Gearbox Software