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Gearbox is throwing their annual Community Day today in Dallas, Texas. The event is open to fans in the area and will also be streamed online via Twitch here. Attendees at the event will receive a special community day package which will include access to a future Gearbox beta, a download of Homeworld HD & Classic and most importantly to me, a Shift Code that will added an extra skin and head for each of the six Vault Hunters in Borderlands 2. The package has been made available to those unable to be in attendance as well, as you can purchase the package online for $19.99 here. The package also provides the buyer with an HD stream of the event via Twitch.
If there is anything I can back with a full endorsement, it’s having a reason to play more Borderlands 2. My Game of the Year for 2012, Borderlands 2 may very well be my favorite game of all time, and with four expansion packs in the books and two new consoles about to launch, it looked as though Borderlands 2 was about to ride off in the sunset. But wait, THERE’S MORE??? That’s right folks, Gearbox has never been shy to look for new ways to make money, and they have done just that with their latest addition to the Borderlands 2 experience: the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2. For $5, you can now level yourself all the way up to 72. On top of that, there is a new playable area called Digistruct Peak, where Patricia Tannis will send you on missions that play a little like Moxxi’s Underdome without the waves of attackers. Instead, you move place to place. All of the enemies are higher levels, so be ready for a battle. I decided to check out Digistruct Peak the morning of launch, and you can get a small preview in the video after the break. My microphone was being a jerk and cuts in and out, so sorry about that. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 is available now on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam.
Borderlands 2 is coming to the PS Vita, Sony announced today during its GamesCom 2013 Conference. Last year’s 4-player cooperative shooter will be making its way to the PS Vita sometime in the future. Sadly, we weren’t given any additional details other than the game is coming. We’ll make sure to update you if we hear more information.
And with that, Borderlands 2 is a wrap. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep is the final piece of DLC for Borderlands 2, and it is available now on the platform of your choosing. The expansion pack features Tiny Tina leading the remaining original vault hunters in a game of Bunker’s and Badasses, a Dungeon’s and Dragons-esque board game in which Tina acts as the dungeon master. She dictates everything that happens throughout the story, even getting carried away from time to time and putting your favorite vault hunter into an impossible scenario. Lilith, Brick and Mordecai keep her in check, though.
During their panel at PAX East 2013 in Boston this past April, Gearbox announced that they would be re-releasing the Special Edition Loot Box that came with the Ultimate Loot Hunter Edition of the game in hopes that it would hit fans that couldn’t snag it the first time around. They planned on working with ThinkGeek.com and priced it at $99 with this edition limited to 5000 pieces. So June 7th came and went and within three hours of going on sale, every last one of the 5000 was gone, and as it turns out, I was one of the fortunate few that managed to snag one, even though I have the OG original. This time around, the Swag Filled Limited Edition Diamond Plate Loot Chest containts:
- Diamond Plate Loot Chest
- Loot Chest Certificate of Authenticity
- A rare vacuform Goliath mask w/ SHiFT code that unlocks the head in-game
- 20 Trading cards with SHiFT codes that unlock Legendary items in game
- Vault Hunters Wanted Poster
- Window Decals for Hyperion, Jakobs, Maliwan, and more
So that’s what is going on in the head of a psycho? I suddenly feel like a huge jerk. Oh well. Gearbox has taken the time to shed a little light on our latest Vault Hunter: Krieg the Psycho. Krieg isn’t like other psychos on Pandora, and now I feel like we have a better idea of why. This short four plus minute video shows a very coherent Krieg as the narrator, and how the effects of whatever was done to him has turned him into the babbling idiot we know psychos to be. Like I said: huge jerk. Check it out. Krieg is available now on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam for $10.
A new vault hunter has arrived into the wastelands of Pandora and his name is Krieg. It’s an exciting day for fans of Borderlands 2, as Krieg the Psycho is the sixth playable character for the game and adds a crazy new spin on the game. Krieg has a number of skills that reward fairly reckless gameplay and it makes for a pretty intense play style. His primary kill skill is a melee attack called Buzz Axe Rampage and during this attack, he does +500% melee damage and increased movement speed. Every kill you get while in Buzz Axe Rampage restores your health and taking damage while outside of it increases the regeneration speed of the skill. So basically, you get to play the game like your name is John fucking Rambo, guns blazing, with total disregard of everything going on around you. Eventually, there is a skill called Light the Fuse which will let you chuck explosives at enemies while you are in Fight For Your Life. So basically, you always want to be near death. Crazy, right?
There are three videos below. The first shows off the fact that Krieg is in fact available now, the second shows off some of his skins and heads, and the third shows off some gameplay. I’m only at a level 13 so far, so many of the better skills remain to be seen, so stay tune for more as I level up throughout the day. Krieg has been a lot of fun so far, and his bandit speak for banter is quite amusing as well. Krieg is not a part of the Season Pass, which is a sore spot for most, but a subject for another type. He is, however, $10 (800MSP) and is available now on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam. Enjoy!
And there you have it folks, that moment you have all been waiting for: THE update. If you haven’t heard by now, Gearbox announced that they will finally be releasing an update that will raise the level cap for your favorite Vault Hunter in Borderlands 2, and it is coming this Tuesday! There are two levels of the update: one for everyone that is free, and one that is available at a cost. The details of the two part update can be found below, and some of the stuff that hadn’t been either talked about or confirmed is awesome.
For one, there will be more ammo, bank and backpack slots opening up at a high premium cost in Eridium. Carrying more weapons and ammo is always good, right? Second, and most importantly, we have official confirmation that characters will earn a skill point for each level up between levels 51-61. If you think Axton is ridiculous now, just wait until he has a bunch of perks in all three skill trees! The full details are below. The DLC launches 4/2 on all formats and if you are a Season Pass holder, everything is free. If not, the second part is five bucks.
Changes in 4/2 Software Update (Free)
- Adds new items to the Black Market:
- One additional ammo upgrade for each ammo type, at 50 Eridium each.
- Two more backpack storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
- Two more bank storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
- Increases the maximum amount of Eridium players can hold from 99 to 500.
- Adds a new playthrough balanced for top-tier play: Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
- Various bug fixes.
Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack
(Free with Season Pass, $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points separately)
- Raises level cap to 61, allowing characters to gain 11 additional levels.
- Characters gain a skill point with every level from 51 to 61, for a total of 11 more skill points.
- Powerful new “Ancient” E-Tech relics and rare Pearlscent-grade weapons can be picked up in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.