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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Borderlands spin-off release date, story & gameplay

Published: 24/Jan/2022 4:20 Updated: 24/Jan/2022 5:15

by Nathan Warby

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The developers behind the Borderlands franchise are working on a quirky spin-off starring the series favorite Tiny Tina. Here’s all you need to know about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, including the release date, trailers, and what to expect in the gameplay.

The Borderlands series has become one of the biggest names in gaming, after three successful mainline entries and numerous collections and DLCs. The chaotic looter-shooter is well-known for its frantic gunplay and hilarious characters.

For years there were plenty of rumors surrounding Gearbox’s secret development of a new game based around the Borderland’s universe. These were later confirmed when the studio revealed Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands back at E3 2021.

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Here’s everything we know so far about the latest game in the Borderlands series, from the gameplay to the adventure players will be embarking on.


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Tina Tina's Wonderland loot
Gearbox Software
The Borderlands series’ signature loot is still going strong.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands trailers

We’ve had a couple of peaks at the game so far, first in the reveal trailer from E3 2021 and a story trailer from The Game Awards. Take a look at both below:

Announcement trailer

Story trailer

Gameplay trailer

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands release date

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be released on Friday, March 25, 2022, confirmed in the trailer shown at The Game Awards. We originally only had a window of early 2022, but we now have a concrete date to put in the diary.

This marks three years since the last mainline entry in the Borderlands franchise.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands platforms

The new Borderlands spin-off is set to launch on the following platforms:

  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Windows

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands story

This new title follows on from the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC from Borderlands 2, which saw players hop into a game of “Bunkers and Badasses,” a tabletop RPG. Wonderlands transports us back into the Dungeons & Dragons-themed world, with Tiny Tina taking on the role of dungeon master.

Players assume the role of The Fatemaker, the only one who can defeat the “ultimate evil” and restore peace to the fantasy realm. Other characters will show up to aid our journey, including a robotic fighter named Frette, who sounds suspiciously like series mascot Claptrap.

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We don’t have any further details on the overarching story, but the trailers have hinted that the quest will take us to plenty of castles and other fantasy staples, with goblins and dragons to fight along the way.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands overworld
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Players use a D&D-style overworld to move from location to location.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands gameplay

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands features the same procedurally generated loot that has become a hallmark of the Borderlands series, this time with melee weapons as well. Players are also free to create their own character, equip new armor and unlock skills in the action RPG mold.

Six different classes will be available to choose from at the beginning of the game. However, in a first for the series, skills can be mixed and matched between the archetypes.

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On top of the infinite number of guns, players can also cast a variety of magical spells. So far we’ve seen abilities that can summon meteors and even turn enemies into sheep.

There will be an overworld resembling a board game, playing into the tabletop RPG vibe the spin-off is going for. This is where players will move between locations and engage in encounters away from the main story.

Wonderlands can be played single-player or with up to three other players.


We’re expecting more details on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands as we edge closer to release. Be sure to check back here for all the latest news.

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