A story operation is a DLC mission that can be obtained either by owning the season pass/digital deluxe or by purchasing them through the in-game marketplace for 700 platinum ($5). Essentially, it is a side story that expands upon both the story as well as the lore, whether it be universe-related or character-related.
Each of the operations contain ten different stories as well as operation points, an op-exclusive feature that grants you rewards (such as commander packs, skins, taunts, and titles). Within the story, operation points can be earned in two ways: by completing side objectives or by finding them within chests scattered throughout the map. Furthermore, 5 starting operation points are earned upon completing a run, eventually totaling up to 50 after completing the story. At this point, the max amount of operation points, 100, can be obtained.
Unlike story missions (asides from the ops points), operations can only be played with a max of 3 players.
Listed below are the rewards that every single operation has, not counting the ones that are character-exclusive (particularly taunts and certain titles).
- At 25 Ops Points, the player earns a title.
- At 40 Ops Points, the player earns a skin for the character they're playing as.
- At 50 Ops Points, the player earns a title.
- At 60 Ops Points, the player earns a faction commander pack for the faction they're playing as.
- At 75 Ops Points, the player earns a title.
- At 85 Ops Points, the player earns a skin for the character they're playing as.
- At 100 Ops Points, the player earns a title and a faction commander pack for the faction they're playing as.
Operation Missions Edit
Currently, there are five operation missions. It is unknown if there will be more in the future.
- Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion
- Toby's Friendship Raid
- Oscar Mike vs. the Battle School
- Montana and the Demon Bear
- Phoebe and the Heart of Ekkunar
- The amount of ops points a player has can be reset by talking to Nova while playing solo.
- In each of the story operations, Borderlands 3 Easter Eggs can be found.