Borderlands 3 first started with a tried and true number for the starting level cap: 50. It’s been the initial cap for every main game in the series since the first, and it seems Gearbox saw no need to change it this time around. However, the DLC pack Bounty of Blood raised the bar even further.
The first level bump happened when the game raised it from 50 to 53, which occurred in February, during the Broken Heart’s Day event. In late March, with the arrival of the full DLC Guns, Love, and Tentacles, players were given another level increase, hitting the next cap of 57. The next one comes with the Bounty of The way Gearbox is developing and pushing these level cap increases is interesting because Borderlands 2 saw the level increase go from 50 to 61, and then to 72. There doesn’t seem to be a distinct pattern to Borderlands 3’s progress, but it does mean players have a chance to continue leveling, creating an even more powerful Vault Hunter capable of taking on more challenging adversaries.
Anyone who has access to the season pass can start playing it immediately after updating the game or purchase it separately. Given the roadmap of Borderlands 3, we expect additional level increases in the future. Gearbox has not disclosed when we can expect it, and they did not openly show it on their roadmap for the level 60 growth.
Bounty of Blood is the third DLC available for Borderlands 3. The fourth and final one is expected to drop before September 2020, which could also see another level cap increase.