At Pax Down Under, Gearbox has announced a slew of brand new DLC Add-Ons for their loot filled shoot-em-up Borderlands 2. Veterans of the game will be interested in picking up the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, which will increase any Vault Hunter’s level cap to 72 and unlock a map where players will be able to pick up new guns and tune enemy difficulty at will. Along with this pack, there will also be a much needed free update to expand ammo, backpack, and bank slots, allowing hoarders like me to keep even more shiny guns that I will never use.
Later down the line, Gearbox has announced what they are calling “Headhunter” packs, which are new themed raid bosses. There will be at least two, and possible three of these content packs, which seem to be scaled down from the available DLC campaigns, but will provide those who are still trekking across Pandora additional distractions for their maxed out characters. Also, there will be several additional releases of costume DLC, including fantasy apparel based after the last major DLC, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.
Some have questioned Gearbox about this late game DLC announcement considering that the Season Pass that they sold along with the game on release last winter will not cover this new content. As an aforementioned hoarder, I can sympathize with the folk who just want to pay once for everything, but this seems more like a vote of confidence in the Borderlands name than the beating of a dead horse. Gearbox may not have the most sterling reputation after February’s release of Aliens: Colonial Marines, but one thing they do know how to do is dress up bandits and arrange them inside of a makeshift shooting range. Personally, I’m just happy that Tiny Tina didn’t get the last word when it comes to Borderlands 2 DLC.
Alex Santa Maria
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