Tales from the Borderlands just concluded with the fantastic Episode 5 ‘The Vault of the Traveler’. Of course, when one story ends, another begins, right? That is the question on every fan’s mind as they watch the story of Rhys and Fiona come to its end, will there be a Tales from the Borderlands Season 2. We’ve reached out to Telltale to see if they have an answer, and will update this story when they respond, but I’m not expecting much from them other than cryptic comments just yet. Until then, let’s do some heavy speculating.
Here’s your obligatory SPOILER WARNING, we’re going to be going into major plot details right up to the end of the series. So, final chance to hit the back button and get out before this all goes bad.
OK, so if you finished Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 then you know that the ending is extremely open for a second season, though it didn’t seem to be heading that direction until right at the end. Our heroes had re-assembled Gortys, and taken down the Vault’s guardian. Through a series of happy coincidences (read: deus ex machina), everyone makes it out alive, or at least they did in my playthrough. The celebration begins, as everyone starts grabbing loot from the wreckage.
Our main heroes head into the Vault itself, climb the stairs, and reconcile the differences that had held them apart throughout the adventure. Then they go to open the Vault’s treasure chest…and vanish. What happened? Well, that’s where our speculation can begin.
The Vault of the Traveler is sort of known for its teleportation. It moves around the universe, and its guardian can teleport as well. With this in mind, the vanishing at the end makes complete sense, as the Vault has simply teleported them somewhere else. Where? Well, that’s what we should find out in Tales from the Borderlands Season 2, which Telltale seems to be heavily hinting at with this open ending.
Tales from the Borderlands hasn’t shied away from telling big, important parts or the overarching Borderlands story. Major characters from the main games have shown up, and some have even died, leading to possible big changes in the series overall. This seems to show that a future TftB game could be getting into big territory.
Perhaps we’re going to see Rhys and Fiona show up on the home planet of whatever race first built the Vaults, or maybe they’ve just been sent to another location on Pandora. Either way, the two are lost, and it will probably be up to the surviving members of their party to find them. Along the way will probably be some classic antics, of course.
So, it seems that with the ending we saw in Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5, the series is primed and ready for a possible Season 2. Will there be one? I’d say so, as the series has been almost universally praised as one of Telltale’s best. With all of that in mind, it’s just a matter of waiting for the full confirmation from the developer themselves.