Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new downloadable character is out this Tuesday


Gearbox hints about the upcoming story DLC too

The inaugural PAX South is wrapping up today, and Gearbox’s panel just ended. We heard about the plans with Homeworld earlier, but the studio’s cash cow for the past several years has been the Borderlands series, so of course there would be news about it.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is getting its third DLC pack this Tuesday, January 27, and it is a sixth playable character. Joining Jack’s doppelganger and the rest of the original crew is Lady Hammerlock, also known as Aurelia, also known as the Baroness, also known as Sir Hammerlock’s older sister.

Lady Hammerlock’s action skill is lets her toss out a “frost diadem shard,” which seeks out enemies, freezes, and damages them. Her three skill trees are Huntress, Cold Money, and Contractual Aristocracy. Huntress focuses on sniping, Cold Money increases her cryo abilities, and Contractual Aristocracy is all about hiring a teammate as a temporary servant to gain bonuses for either player in the contract.

She sounds like she will be fun to play with, especially considering the importance of the cryo element in The Pre-Sequel, but the real good news for me is that the first three DLC packs are out of the way, leaving only the last one, which is supposed to be actual story content. Gearbox gave only a little information on the fourth piece of downloadable content: it will be set inside the mind of Claptrap. It sounds a bit like the premise for Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, in that it could allow players to visit locations and fight enemies that they normally would not be able to within the confines of the story canon. New characters haven’t been enough to get me back into playing, but a new mini-campaign would definitely draw me back.