Borderlands 2 | New Character and Level Cap Increase Coming

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Gearbox has announced a sixth playable character for Borderlands 2, as well as an increase in the level cap, a new weapon tier and the addition of the Ultimate Vault Hunter mode.

The new character is ‘Krieg’, and is based on the game’s Psycho enemies.  He will be available to purchase for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points in May.  ‘Krieg’ rewards players for high-risk behaviour including running into crowds.  The rewards to this is that he regain health while attacking enemies.

The level cap will be increased to 61 (an increase of 11) on 2 April at the cost of a $4.99 update for console and PC – Season Pass holders will receive the download for free.

Also arriving on 2 April, but arriving for free, will be an update which will introduce the ‘Ultimate Vault Hunter’ mode.  The mode will be available to anyone who has beaten True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50.  The mode will also scale enemies to the highest level in your party.

Gearbox also revealed (via ign) that a new weapon tier will also be added.  Pearlescent will represent the rarest loot in the game.

Finally, the developer also confirmed that a fourth DLC campaign is due to arrive before the end of June and they promise will be the biggest yet.

According to Eurogamer, at the end of Gearbox’s PAX East panel it “showed a short teaser starring Tiny Tina, who is playing a Dungeons and Dragons board game called Bunkers and Badasses. Is this the name of the fourth Borderlands 2 DLC?”