Borderlands 2 – Krieg The Psycho Reveal, New Level Cap, Pearl Weapons Return and More

With Gearbox’s PAX East panel now over, we got the full details of the newest Borderlands 2 vault hunter, as well as information on the new level cap that a lot of you have been waiting on and more below.

First up is the long awaited raised level cap, which will now been pushed up to level 61. Sadly, even though Randy has stated that adding a level cap raise via paid DLC would be a mistake, this raise will only be available if you purchase the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack, which will be available on April 2nd for $4.99 USD or 400 Microsoft Points. Those who have purchased the Borderlands 2 season pass, you will be delighted to know that this DLC will be available to you for free at no extra charge.

Thankfully, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack will not also just include the increased level cap, but also feature the return of the super rare and powerful Pearl tier weapons which will only be available from level 51 through 61. In addition, a new playthrough option will also be unlocked, which will be available to everyone even if you didn’t purchase the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack.

You might remember our last article which showed you a brief glimpse at a mysteriously buffed up bandit which was spotted in the wild during the PAX East weekend. Krieg The Psycho will be the newest vault hunter to be added to Borderlands 2, according to Gearbox. To learn all about Krieg, check out the info below:

Krieg The Psycho

  • Will be released sometime in May for $9.99 USD or 800 Microsoft Points.
  • Provides players with abilities they’ve seen from their enemies.
  • Offers an aggressive, high risk – high reward play style, which, if you are success full at, can make you very powerful.
  • Action skill consists of a buzz axe rampage mode, which offers melee and ranged attacks such as the ability to throw the buzz axe at enemies.
  • Doesn’t have health regeneration but must kill enemies to regenerate any lost health.
  • Krieg’s skill tree’s consists of  Bloodlust, Mania and Hellfire, with Bloodlust consisting of stack accumulation, similar to Gaige. Instead, you are allowed to earn stack by dealing grenade or explosive damage. Also includes kill skills.
  • Mania offers an ultimate high risk-high reward play style. Also includes abilities in which taking damage is a good thing. Teammates are also allowed to damage Krieg in order for him to receive his buffs and skills.
  • Hell fire, which when set on fire, allows Krieg to become stronger and includes elemental buffs.
  • Unique fight for your life skill that allows you to throw explosive charges at foes and detonate it to gain second wind in a similar fashion to suicide psychos.
  • A nurse Maya will be able to cancel out any team damage done to Krieg with her healing abilities.
A closer look at Krieg the Psycho

In addition, Randy and his fellow Gearbox employees also briefly discussed the fourth and last DLC expansion add-on for Borderlands 2. According to the team, it will be much bigger then any of the previous DLC’s for both Borderlands 1 and 2 and will including more Tiny Tina. You can expect to see this DLC add-on before the end of June.

With all this new information, what are you guys most excited for? Let us know in the comment section below!

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