Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Releases October 14, New Trailer Analysis And Pre-Order Bonus Detailed

These upcoming months are going to be taxing for gamers’ wallet, as a number of the year’s biggest titles are set to start dropping in the final months of 2014.

Today we learn that those interested in 2K Australia and Gearbox Software’s upcoming shoot-and-loot title, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, can experience Handsome Jack’s rise to power on October 14 of this year.

Alongside a solid release date, Gearbox Software has also released a whacky new trailer that you can view above. It contains a ton of information that you may not have noticed at first, but here’s a bit of a rundown.

In the first few seconds of the trailer, we see our beloved Claptrap unit hold a white rarity Dhal weapon which appears to have a laser barrel on it:


Speaking of Claptrap, we see possible customization items for the character below:


We also get to see some familiar faces in the trailer — not only Moxxi, but also Lilith, one of the playable characters in Borderlands 1 and an NPC in Borderlands 2:



Remember that Dhal laser weapon that Claptrap was holding earlier in the video? Well, it looks like we get our first glimpse of a legendary version of it:



In addition, we get a loot at Maliwan’s legendary laser weapon, which also happens to be a cyro weapon:


Do you remember the Gub from Borderlands 2? It looks like it will be making returning in The Pre-Sequel. However, the legendary Bandit pistol now appears to adopt the Cyro element:


Upon further inspection, we also see something new to the Borderlands series, the ‘Moonshine’, which adds a 5 percent chance for enemies to drop rare loot. Given how the Moonstone currency allows for upgrading weapons, it’s possible that upgrading a weapon with a Moonstone grants the Moonshine bonus.

The Gub isn’t the only legendary to return to The Pre-Sequel, as we see Athena sporting the Neogenator as well:


Check out this small glimpse of Vladof’s legendary assault rifile, The Shredifier:


Here is a look, possibly, of one of Claptrap’s skills:


As for Nisha, this trailer once more hints at what her action skill might be:


From the looks of it, Nisha’s action skill will allow her to use a customized Jakobs pistol that changes in appearance, as the one shown in the cosplay reference guide is a bit different.

Finally, we get to see some of the skills in Wilhelm’s Cyber Commando and Dreadnaught skill trees:



Much like Borderlands 2, which received the Natural Selection Annex exclusive pre-order bonus, it appears that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be receiving a similar bonus called the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit:


According to a press release, they reveal the following about the pre-order bonus:

Taking place in an old Dahl facility on Pandora’s moon, players will meet TR4-NU, who once was one of Dahl’s military recruiters until he went crazy. TR4-NU is now hosting the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and giving awesome loot to those who succeed against the moon’s toughest enemies.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set to release on October 14 in North America and October 17 internationally and will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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