Borderlands 2 cap gets bumped to 61 with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack


Those who played the hell out of Borderlands 2 will be thrilled with this news for sure. 2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced that they have finally increased the Borderlands 2 level cap from 50 to 61 via an Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. Of course, this comes with a price… if you don’t own the Borderlands 2 Season Pass.
Those without the season pass can download the Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack starting today for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft Points. The pack also unlocks a third playthrough in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode and features the rarest pearlescent-colored weapons.

Read on for the details.

2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack is now available via digital download across all available platforms. The new downloadable content pack will increase players? level cap from 50 to 61, as well as unlock a third play through of the game via the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and a new pearlescent-colored weapons tier ? the rarest on Pandora.

With over 55 editorial awards and nearly six-million units sold-in to date, 2K and Gearbox are celebrating the critical and commercial success of Borderlands 2 and thanking their most passionate fans by including the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. The pack can also be purchased individually for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).

“Millions of vault hunters have spent countless hours adventuring their way through the Borderlands 2 universe,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. ?Raising the level cap takes a significant amount of man hours, but we know fans are eager to continue looting Pandora, and so we?re rewarding our Season Pass holders by offering the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack for free as a part of the celebration.?

There?s never been a better time to buy the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which now contains nearly $45.00 of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points), a savings of $15 (1200 Microsoft Points). The pass now includes: the increased level cap; Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode; access to a rare pearlescent-colored weapons tier; three previously released add-on content campaigns ? Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate?s Booty, Mr. Torgue?s Campaign of Carnage, and Sir Hammerlock?s Big Game Hunt ? as well as a fourth add-on campaign that is scheduled to be available by June.

?Borderlands 2 continues to captivate audiences well beyond the game?s end, with some of our fans spending hundreds of hours with the game,? said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. ?We?re raising the level cap at no cost to our dedicated fans as our way of thanking them for helping to make Borderlands 2 one of 2012?s biggest hits.?

Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For the latest Borderlands 2 news and information, please visit the official Borderlands 2 web site, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.