The first Tiny Tina's Wonderlands DLC features a landshark god, snake ladies

The season pass for first-person tween DM simulator Tiny Tina's Wonderlands advertised that it would include four expansions, so we knew there was DLC coming for the Borderlands spin-off, and now we know a little more about it. The first chunk of DLC is called Coiled Captors, it's about fighting a shark god, and it's out on April 21.

The Coiled are the snake-women of Wonderlands, serpentine cultists who draw their power from elder gods. One of those gods is a shark deity called Chums, who turned out to be so dangerous they had to trap him in the body of a seawarg, which is what Tiny Tina calls her landsharks. (It's a better name than D&D's "bulette".) In Coiled Captors, players will have to fight their way through a dungeon full of Coiled and angry underwater beasts who are already fighting each other, then free Chums, then defeat Chums. Why? I guess we'll find out when Tiny Tina gets around to reading the boxed text.

Coiled Captors will come with new gear and cosmetics, gained by spending lost souls earned by killing its enemies to spin a Wheel of Fate, as well as a frozen dungeon accessed via a Mirror of Mystery in Dreamveil Outlook. Enemies will be scaled to match your level, with a minimum of level 13. 

Chums gets a new form every time he's defeated, though we'll have to wait a week before each one becomes available. The first form will be available at launch, the second from 9.30am PT on April 28, the third on May 5, and the final form from May 12. If you play Coiled Captors after those dates you'll still have to fight him in each form to unlock the next one and apparently that's how we'll get to hear the "full story".

It doesn't sound like a real narrative-heavy add-on, which is a shame given how excellent the stories have been in the best Borderlands DLC. Given that Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a kind of sequel to a particularly story-first Borderlands 2 DLC, I was hoping for more in that vein. Instead, Coiled Captors seems designed to feed into the endgame loot chase, adding more level layouts as well as Chums himself to the variables available in the replayable Chaos Chambers that Tiny Tina's Wonderlands has instead of a new game plus mode.

The next three expansions are called Glutton's Gamble, Molten Mirrors, and Shattering Spectreglass, and based on the similarity of their names they may well be of a similar scale to Coiled Captors. Presumably, increases to the level cap will be coming as part of future patches available to all players regardless of whether you bought the DLC, as was the case with Borderlands 3. And it's extremely likely that level-cap boosts are comings, since players are already finding guns so high-level they can't shoot them.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.