More new content, second level cap increase coming to Borderlands 2 this fall

borderlands-2-logoThere was no way that 2K Games and Gearbox were just going to take a walk after the current Season Pass was complete especially with gamers still grinding away.

So today, they officially confirmed that new content is in development including the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 which will bump up the level cap to 72 and will set players back $4.99 when it releases in the fall. There will also be boss fight packs with bonus content and new head/skin sets too. So it looks like content will continue to flow into 2014.

Read on.

2K and Gearbox Software today announced that more downloadable content will be available for the award-winning Borderlands 2 on all platforms worldwide* beginning this fall. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass is now complete, but more badass content is headed to Pandora with a second level cap increase, epic boss battles, and all-new head and skin sets.

This fall, players can cause more mayhem on Pandora with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, which raises the level cap from 61 to 72 for all six playable characters and will be available soon for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).

For the first time, new, uniquely-themed boss fights with additional bonus content will be available for individual purchase beginning this fall and continuing into 2014. Each pack will offer players a new quest leading to a boss fight and, once the player is victorious, in addition to a loot drop, a unique head and skin set for each playable character will unlock.

Additionally, new head and skin sets will be available for $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) each, making all six of the playable Borderlands 2 characters more customizable than ever before.

?Ever since the completion of the Season Pass, gamers have been clamoring for more Borderlands 2 content,? said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. ?Starting this fall, fans will get a surge of new content further expanding the world of Pandora; giving players more reasons to stay engaged in the action-packed world of Borderlands 2.?

?The development team at Gearbox Software is very proud of the content included in the Season Pass, but we want our fans to know we?re not finished with Pandora yet,? said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. ?Soon Vault Hunters will be able to take all six Borderlands 2characters to powerful new levels, while outfitting them with the most badass heads and skins to date.?

The Season Pass, which also contains the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, is still available for purchase and provides nearly $45.00 worth of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points), includes four extensive add-on campaigns offering dozens of hours of gameplay:

  • Captain Scarlett and her Pirate?s Booty;
  • Mr. Torgue?s Campaign of Carnage;
  • Sir Hammerlock?s Big Game Hunt;
  • Tiny Tina?s Assault on Dragon Keep.

 Players can also individually purchase the four add-on campaigns for $9.99 each (800 Microsoft Points) as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).

Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Mac, 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.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*Borderlands 2 base game is not included in this add-on content campaign, but is required to play all of the included content.