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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Needs a True Vault Hunter Mode

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 23:00 PM

While Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands absolutely gets a lot right, its lack of a True Vault Hunter mode is a glaring and disappointing omission.

p>Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has done several things to help itself stand out from Borderlands, and these unique features have come together to make a truly enjoyable spin-off. The Overworld map is charming, spells are significantly more fun to use than grenades, and character creation has seen gamers coming up with several memorable designs. Still, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is not a perfect game.

Alongside requests for better mob density in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and a push for quality-of-life changes when it comes to collectibles, many have rightfully wondered where True Vault Hunter mode is. An integral aspect of the series since Borderlands 2, being able to replay the game with the same characters can be a ton of fun - and it would make even more sense in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

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Why Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Needs a New Game Plus Mode

While the name of the mode would need to be changed, as gamers play as Fatemakers instead of Vault Hunters in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a new game plus mode should still be patched in sooner rather than later. These modes are popular in Borderlands and in other franchises for a reason, with the most obvious being that some players want to re-experience a story with their fully leveled characters. With Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands featuring a delightful campaign full of fun dialogue and memorable moments, it is no wonder fans would want to experience it again.

Another major point in favor of a New Game Plus mode is that it would help tremendously with purchasing all the storage upgrades in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. While the game featuring nearly two dozen bank upgrades from day one is a positive, as it took a while for Borderlands 3 to fully expand storage space, the downside is that it will take Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands players ages to get the required gold for every storage upgrade.

Considering that the game’s trophy list requires players to purchase every single storage upgrade for the Platinum trophy, many are resorting to a duplication glitch or gold exploit in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands to buy the upgrades. With the only options at the end of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands being the Chaos Chamber, map clearing, or random encounters in the Overworld, it is hard to imagine many fans naturally getting the 300 million+ gold that is asked of them. If a new game plus feature was added, though, this grind would be a lot less problematic since players could gather more gold on repeat playthroughs.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ Lucky Dice are yet another reason that a True Vault Hunter equivalent should be introduced. After searching the maps thoroughly to collect every hidden Dice, players truly deserve the large boost to their loot luck. However, this boost cannot be used to its fullest potential with the limited options available in the endgame. While it is great to have better loot luck in the Chaos Chamber, being able to replay the campaign and see how much more loot is dropping than on a first playthrough would be a lot of fun.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ low Legendary drop rate during the main story is a brilliant decision on Gearbox’s end, as gamers need to earn the right to get lootsplosions filled with orange items. However, once they have reached the point where they are at Chaos level 20 and have done all that Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has to offer, fans should have the opportunity to go back through the campaign. Though starting fresh is fun since players can dabble with some other classes, there should be an option to run through the campaign again on a fully maxed out character. With the mainline Borderlands titles having this feature, the spin-off should absolutely have a new game plus mode as well.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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