This huge Tiny Tina's Wonderlands mod sounds like almost a completely different game

The Borderlands spinoff Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a pretty good shooter. But if you've ever thought to yourself, "I'd like that, but different", the big Wonderlands Redux mod might be just what you're looking for.

Spotted by GamesRadar, Wonderlands Redux is a free mod that has players stepping in for the legendary assassin Athena in order to carry out hits against dangerous "Legacy Targets," who are attempting to take over the Wonderlands. But it's more than just a handful of new things to shoot at. Wonderlands Redux adds a pile of new items and rarities, double-jumping and dashing abilities, and makes an impressive array of changes, balance tweaks, and quality of life changes. 

Wonderlands Redux actually released on Nexus Mods a couple weeks ago, on April 15, and it appears to be a hit: In just two weeks, it's already been downloaded nearly 30,000 times. Players really seem to be digging it so far, too. Some people on Steam have reported problems with crashes and other oddities, but for the most part the response seems to be very positive. Some players are even recommending that newcomers to Tiny Tina's Wonderlands skip the vanilla game and go straight to Redux.

"The new Redux is amazing," P-p-please wrote. The game feels so much smoother. Like you mentioned, especially the movement. The redux has made this game playable again."

"Redux has breathed new life into TTWL for me," Goldfishie17 said. "Moved my profile and saves out, started completely fresh, played all weekend and started end game last night. Having loads of fun."

"I really liked the vanilla game, but the changes to Redux are amazing," addledwino wrote. "Gearbox needs to hire these modders."

One thing to be aware of—and the developers emphasized this with a red text, all-caps "Important warning" message—is that Wonderlands Redux "is a standalone overhaul" of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. That means it shouldn't be run in conjunction with any other mods, no matter what those mods may change, and in fact the developers said that any feedback or bug reports that include any other installed mods will be ignored.

Wonderlands Redux isn't this mod team's first kick at the can, which may explain why it's so good: It previously released the Borderlands 3 Redux mod in 2022, which is also very popular—although it may soon be surpassed by this new release. To keep up with future news about Wonderlands Redux, you can follow along with the team on Twitter. The full list of "main changes" is below.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.