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 of Guns, Love, and Tentacles 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 can exceed these expectations to expand further, hitting the next cap of 57. 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.
The timing is excellent because you have the opportunity to explore a brand new planet, Xylourgos, exclusively found in the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC pack. 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 57 growth. Given the upcoming content, it could happen during April or late May. We may even have to wait until summer to see another increase.
With more level increases coming to Borderlands 3, there’s more content for you to participate in as the game continues to grow.