Gearbox has confirmed that the level cap for Borderlands 2 will be increased to level 72 this fall, as well as new missions and raid bosses included in future DLC packs.
The news was confirmed at a PAX Australia panel, in which Gearbox announced that the level cap will come along with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, which will be released for $5.00 before the end of October.
The Digistruct Peak Challenge is a new map where Patricia Tannis will let players fight high-level enemies (which they can over-level to create an “impossible” challenge) to earn new loot. An upcoming free update will also add additional backpack, ammo and bank slots.
Gearbox will also release multiple “Headhunter” packs offering new missions and unique themed boss fights. The first mission will be T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest, bringing back the character last seen in Borderlands 1’s zombie DLC. Zombie T.K. Baha will send players to fight Jaques O’Lantern, a giant pumpkin boss who will give new character customisations as a reward for being beaten. Multiple “Headhunter” packs are coming in the future (at least two and possibly three), sadly there are no specific prices or release dates confirmed.
The Season Pass won’t qualify for this DLC, but it seems fairly reasonable in price, so you won’t have to burn a significant hole in your wallet.
Gearbox will also be releasing more character heads and skins later this year, which will arrive “within two or three weeks,” including a set of themed heads related to Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC.
How does that fulfil your hunger for Borderlands 2 content?