The Designer's Cut add-on launches on all platforms on November 10, 2020 and features an additional Skill Tree for each Vault Hunter and a brand-new, roguelike game mode called Arms Race. Designer's Cut can be purchased as a standalone add-on for Borderlands 3, or as part of Season Pass 2 and Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition.

Arms Race is an all new roguelike experience in Borderlands 3 where you and your friends dive in with nothing, gear up, and try to extract loot or die trying.

Arms Race is the galaxy's premier reality murder show, hosted by two fan-favorite former Vault Hunters turned ECHOcast commentators: Axton and Salvador! The action takes place throughout the new Stormblind Complex: an expansive, decommissioned DAHL military base set on a wintry island in a hidden corner of Pandora. The Stormblind Complex likely got its name for some extremely fatal weather called the Murdercane (short for 'murder hurricane') that perpetually ravages the base. As soon as you drop in to the island, you're racing against the clock to grab as much gear as you can and get it to extraction points before you get obliterated by the encroaching storm's icy devastation.

To ensure everyone's on equal footing, all skill trees are disabled in Arms Race, meaning no Action Skills or passive abilities. The focus is on gunplay, rewarding your ability to blast attackers while avoiding the storm. You can resurrect any fallen co-op allies at designated respawn points, but if everyone in your party falls, your Arms Race run is over and any loot you failed to extract is lost, like tears in a Murdercane.

If you hope to get the very best Legendary loot that only drops in Arms Race, you'll need to face off against Heavyweight Harker, the final boss of the Stormblind Complex. Arms Race will push your run-and-gun skills to their limits, and though you may die repeatedly, successfully completing a run will make you the stuff of legend.



Main article: Designer's Cut mission flow


Locations that appear on the Fast Travel list are marked with a *. Exit-only locations are marked with a #.



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