Borderlands: TPS! – Franchise Director Gives Details on Recent Playtest

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! has been officially outed for over a month now, but Gearbox Software and 2K Australia have been keeping awfully ever since.

Luckily, franchise director of Borderlands, Matt Armstrong, has recently provided some insight into the game’s development over Twitter during a recent playtest. You can check out some of the highlights below.

Keep in mind that the information above is subject to change as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is obviously still in its development stages. Nothing is set in stone as of yet.

But with that said, judging by the series of tweets from Armstrong, it appears that Nisha The Law Bringer will indeed be heavily focused on using Jakob’s weaponry, as we speculated before. Also, according to Armstrong’s time with Wilhelm The Enforcer during the latest playtest, it appears Wilhelm’s offensive skill tree will consist of skills that caters to Ice elemental loot.

Furthermore, despite Claptrap’s comedic nature in the Borderlands series, it looks like he’ll no longer be mere cannon fodder. According to Armstrong, Claptrap is will indeed be a capable playable character.

The most interesting tid-bit of information from the series of tweets is that Gearbox/2k Australia seem open on changing what level you unlock your action skill from level five to level three, giving players an earlier look at what each class is capable of.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set to be released sometime this Fall for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 platforms.

Which character will you be playing as first?

  • Samson

    Praise the lord, Joel finally stopped calling him Wilheim 🙂

    • Joel Santana


      Shame on me, I play Borderlands 2 on a daily basis and could’ve sworn that was him name.

  • Joshua C

    I’m going claptrap first, just because I think it’s hilarious that he’s finally playable. I hope he does some more dubstep every once in a while, that was a big running joke with my friends and I for a loooooooong time.

    • Joel Santana

      At first I was going pick ol’ Clappy, but from what some of developers are saying, I’m seriously thinking about choosing Nisha first.

  • jnesss

    i would love to see this on next gen. a redditor posted up some of his work and i think it’s a more refined look at what borderlands could look like:

  • Mike

    I guess so…

  • joezafein

    Athena or Wilheim