Borderlands 2 Recruits a Playable Psycho Class

Borderlands 2 Recruits a Playable Psycho Class

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There's a new vault hunter in town, and he doesn't look friendly.

The Vault Hunters of the Borderlands series have never exactly been mentally stable - fans of the series can attest that the playable characters find just a little too much glee in gunning down everything with a pulse and shamelessly taking their stuff. The newly announced sixth character class for Borderlands 2, however, makes the rest of the gang look downright noble by comparison. Krieg the Psycho, an escaped experiment with multiple personalities and an axe to grind, will bring a new melee-focused flavor of violence to the shoot-and-loot FPS in the upcoming Psycho Pack.

Equipped with a nasty-looking Buzz Axe, Krieg will spend most of his time getting up close and personal with his enemies. Players can dive into his Bloodlust skill tree to stack combat bonuses (similar to Borderlands 2's previous DLC class, the Mechromancer), "live on the edge of sanity" with the Mania tree, or master fire elemental attacks in the Hellborn tree. Krieg will get a few ranged abilities, but expect to find him in the middle of the fray whenever possible.

Even if you don't feel like starting over with a new character, the developers at Gearbox have a few more updates in store. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (which will be free to those with the Borderlands 2 Season Pass) will bump the level cap from 50 to 61 - despite the previously discussed concerns that increasing the maximum level might destroy the game's balance. The upgrade will also unlock the Ultimate Vault Hunter mode for players on their third replay of the game.

Gearbox also has one final DLC campaign in the works, though not much has been revealed about its contents as of yet. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack will arrive on April 2 for the price of $4.99 (or free as part of the Season Pass), and the Psycho Pack will unleash Krieg the Psycho sometime in May for $9.99. The final story DLC (also included with the Season Pass) is scheduled to release in June, and will likely follow the trend of previous DLC campaigns at the $9.99 price point.

Source & Image: Polygon

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Well that's weird. Now I want Borderlands 2.

The only thing I worry about is that they'll run out of ideas for characters for Borderlands 3, or otherwise end up rehashing things.

while most of this DLC isn't bad, i just can't justify spending the amount for a whole new game for all the DLC they have to offer, which is why i don't even play BL2 anymore, finding upgrade after upgrade for a character that i didn't have was really getting old.

So his ability is just melee? I would really like to see a bullet time thing like in Red Dead Redemption where you would mark the enemy and then the character would just unload the equivelent to the clicks you made or untill the magazine is empty to the spots that you marked. For the co-op you would have it be like in Max Payne where all the other players in his view range would also get the slow motion effect applied to them.

I dunno, I just would like to see something that the series still dont have.

JokerboyJordan:
The only thing I worry about is that they'll run out of ideas for characters for Borderlands 3, or otherwise end up rehashing things.

i actually think the mechanics and how easy they are to expand (if they just come up with one cool idea for a new element they have another class they can base around that) i don't think they are gonna run out of ideas anytime soon.

i have yet to buy any DLC simply because i find it frustrating to always put some hours into the game every few month with a whole bunch of new ideas, i will just wait for the goty edition and play through everything when i don't have anything new to play.

Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

Huh, he must be tough as balls then because going up to melee usually results in death in about one second in that game (vs people with guns, against creatures it's more feasible).

Not interested in any new character, really. I've played through Borderlands 2 too many times to want to see any of those campaign missions again. However, I definitely would have considered Krieg as a main character had he been released with the original game. Very cool class.

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

So far it seems like it's just 11 levels and the pearlescents for $5. Utter bullshit if you ask me.

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

Well I hope you learn to never buy season passes then. It is a pre-order for DLC with is just stupid to buy on faith no matter how good the company.

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

I dunno

Captain Scarlett was a pile of ass, but Mr. Torque's Campaign was fun, as was the 3rd expansion. Seems worth it to me (even though I didn't get the pass).

GAunderrated:

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

Well I hope you learn to never buy season passes then. It is a pre-order for DLC with is just stupid to buy on faith no matter how good the company.

Considering the DLC for BL1 was excellent (Minus the Arena) and the DLC for BL2 has been good so far (Minus Captain Scarlett), I'd say it's worth it if you plan on investing a LOT of time in a game.

My favourite part about BL2 was how it's a loot driven game where easily above 99% of the loot is unusable trash that's no fun to use. We also love doing 80 BUNK3R runs in 10 hours to maybe get a blue weapon. This way we all have to follow their twitter and news feeds for shift codes so we can actually get a weapon that isn't awful. Solid game design. Fun times.

JokerboyJordan:
The only thing I worry about is that they'll run out of ideas for characters for Borderlands 3, or otherwise end up rehashing things.

They just took an NPC already present since the first game and turned him playable, they aren't exactly digging deep on creativity.

I'm just confused as to why anyone would want this, these characters actually add nothing to the overall game and their playstyle varies in very small percentages.
And I won't even go into the whole "$5 to unlock level cap" bullshit.

Mr.K.:

And I won't even go into the whole "$5 to unlock level cap" bullshit.

Freakin seriously. What happened to the days where the devs would just patch the game when they had small updates like that? Now we have to pay for what is ultimately just a bugfix? BS.

Haven't been able to look at Borderlands 2 since my cloud save failed when my SSD died on me. Lost my 150h save with my Gaige pimped out with Orange Weapons. Initially I was against those pay for a new characters DLCs, but considering how much love my Gaige got they can be well worth it.

I'd love to get back into the game, but noone that I know actually want to play it again.

I lost interest in this game roughly about halfway through it...I played the hell out of the first one, but for some reason I just can't put up with this one.

I liked the first character they added to the game, but no one I know will pick this game up again so I'm kinda at a cross roads on whether Or not I should invest any more time into it.

TK421:
Freakin seriously. What happened to the days where the devs would just patch the game when they had small updates like that? Now we have to pay for what is ultimately just a bugfix? BS.

Gearbox has not exactly been the most ethical group of late.

Though I'm still more amused by the fact that it wasn't possible a couple months ago, and now it's specifically a paid feature.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Captain Scarlett was a piece of ass....

sorry but thats how i read it as (immature i know) :D

i'm looking forward to it i've enjoyed the season pass so far, though i'm not sure if i can be bothered leveling up Krieg (i've yet to do any other then Maya).

Thyunda:
Well that's weird. Now I want Borderlands 2.

Lol ya same thing happened to me. I read this and then suddenly wanted the game

Wasn't the person that could cloak meant to be for melee? Because that's all I used him for, with buffed melee and a weapon that gave +100% melee I was set for life.

Excited to play a melee-focused character that's not Zer0 or the Mechromancer with the claws.

I already have the season pass, so the extra levels and loot level, and PLAYTHROUGH 3 (!@#$ YEAH) really excite me. :D

New class looks kinda fun. Gonna wait to see what his skill trees do before buying it. Also, if my younger bro decides to get into borderlands, I'll use that guy as my character. Give me a reason to replay the game again with a new class. :P

AC10:
My favourite part about BL2 was how it's a loot driven game where easily above 99% of the loot is unusable trash that's no fun to use. We also love doing 80 BUNK3R runs in 10 hours to maybe get a blue weapon. This way we all have to follow their twitter and news feeds for shift codes so we can actually get a weapon that isn't awful. Solid game design. Fun times.

*shrugs* I...haven't had that much trouble yet. My friends and I just passed the Control Core on playthrough 2 (we're all around level 45+), and we tend to find pretty decent loot. We each have a metric TON of golden keys (I have 17 left, and another friend had 24), because we practically never feel like we need to use the chest.

I've only felt like I desperately needed to open it twice. The rest of the time I just stick to regular drops and don't have too many issues.

Kind of boring.

There are so many other interesting enemies we could have played as that would have been so much more different from the regular roster. I still like my Idea of a Skag with a mounted holster on it's back for a gun.

Tom_green_day:
Wasn't the person that could cloak meant to be for melee? Because that's all I used him for, with buffed melee and a weapon that gave +100% melee I was set for life.

Yeah, but that's the backstabby, boring kind of melee.
This is going to be the fun kind of melee, like Brick was in 1.

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

"The Borderlands 2 Season Pass allows users who purchase it to access the four DLC packs for Borderlands 2 at a reduced cost compared to purchasing them separately as soon as they become available."

That's taken straight from their Wikipedia page. This level increase is not considered part of the four campaign DLC's. Technically, you are getting more than what you payed for. You are still getting the reduced cost of the DLCs (WHICH IS WHAT YOU BOUGHT IT FOR) and now you are getting this level cap increase thrown in for free. I know people hate the word entitled around here but you are getting exactly what you payed for and more.

If anyone should be annoyed it's the people who don't have the season pass and now have to spend 5$ on something that really should have been bundled in with the other DLC like the previous game did. But whatever, it's 5$ that will probably get me another 20 hours of enjoyment so I'm not really going to complain too much.

RedDeadFred:

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

"The Borderlands 2 Season Pass allows users who purchase it to access the four DLC packs for Borderlands 2 at a reduced cost compared to purchasing them separately as soon as they become available."

That's taken straight from their Wikipedia page. This level increase is not considered part of the four campaign DLC's. Technically, you are getting more than what you payed for. You are still getting the reduced cost of the DLCs (WHICH IS WHAT YOU BOUGHT IT FOR) and now you are getting this level cap increase thrown in for free. I know people hate the word entitled around here but you are getting exactly what you payed for and more.

If anyone should be annoyed it's the people who don't have the season pass and now have to spend 5$ on something that really should have been bundled in with the other DLC like the previous game did. But whatever, it's 5$ that will probably get me another 20 hours of enjoyment so I'm not really going to complain too much.

Here's the part I didn't know (bolded in your quote). I thought it would be the 4th DLC for the season pass and we wouldn't get any more.

People might not like the word entitled, but when I've paid for something I'm entitled to get it.

I agree with you about the last part - It is annoying that Gearbox thing they can charge money for a simple level increase.

GAunderrated:

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

Well I hope you learn to never buy season passes then. It is a pre-order for DLC with is just stupid to buy on faith no matter how good the company.

I'm vehemently anti-preorder and also anti DLC but I made an exception for this game and don't regret it. Admittedly I would be pissed if I didn't preorder and saw the mechromancer cost $10 (the best class btw).

The DLC is fine, nothing to write home about. It isn't gamechanging like Knox was in BL1 but has new enemies, new environments. Big Game Hunt actually has a fun premise deconstructing the whole "hyper-competent omnicidal archvillian" schtick.

People whine about the drop rate but they need to get over themselves. I played ~300 hours and I've seen 3(4?) orange weapons which were only marginally better than the purples, doesnt really matter though, you don't need the "best" guns to win. And when you cap and don't feel like starting a new toon, play something else, you have beaten the game!

Of the big publishers T2 appears to have the least bad record of corporate villainy. And you can really see the passion the developers have for the Borderlands lore. The whole Fyrestone portion and the quests in that zone area love letter to BL1.

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

Pearlescent weapons, which are going to be by far the rarest and most powerful weapons (hopefully also most unique). Also fro everyone they are going to add a playthrough 3 designed to be played at max level with high end gear (basically a hardcore difficulty level presumably with a higher drop chance for rare weapons). Also their releasing the level cap increase shortly before the 4th campaign dlc (which is meant to be their largest dlc yet) so the dlc will most likely be quite the tough one to make up for the new skill combos available.

Zachary Amaranth:

TK421:
Freakin seriously. What happened to the days where the devs would just patch the game when they had small updates like that? Now we have to pay for what is ultimately just a bugfix? BS.

Gearbox has not exactly been the most ethical group of late.

Though I'm still more amused by the fact that it wasn't possible a couple months ago, and now it's specifically a paid feature.

well they changed their mind when they saw the massive out cry for it, also the level cap increase in borderlands 1 was part of a dlc (the best dlc) here they give you the option of just getting the level cap increase if you don't want the campaign dlc and if you are the person who wants the campaign dlc and level cap increase there is the season pass. Also the dlc include the highest rarity of weapons not just level cap increase.

their reason for not increasing the level cap was it would make the game too easy, so the completely free playthrough 3 is getting introduced.

Mr.K.:

JokerboyJordan:
The only thing I worry about is that they'll run out of ideas for characters for Borderlands 3, or otherwise end up rehashing things.

They just took an NPC already present since the first game and turned him playable, they aren't exactly digging deep on creativity.

I'm just confused as to why anyone would want this, these characters actually add nothing to the overall game and their playstyle varies in very small percentages.
And I won't even go into the whole "$5 to unlock level cap" bullshit.

have you played gaige or even any of the foru main character, yea in borderlands 1 your character made very little impact on your gameplay but in borderlands 2 your character can massively influence your gear and play style. This character has a play style about keeping yourself set on fire, a single ability which completely changes your method of getting a second wind. His action skill cool down is by default reduced when ever you take damage. I say more is needed to really tell whether this character is worth it but he sure seem different.

nuba km:

well they changed their mind when they saw the massive out cry for it

They changed their mind on something they claimed would break the game fundamentally.

lol.

Apologetics are fun.

Zachary Amaranth:

nuba km:

well they changed their mind when they saw the massive out cry for it

They changed their mind on something they claimed would break the game fundamentally.

lol.

Apologetics are fun.

Like I stated in my post they thought it would make the game too easy and presumably thats what they are making playthrough 3 for, also they found that some combos would crash the game I presume thats what they are working on before releasing the level cap increase (that and the pearlescent weapons). Also I am not an apologetic there is plenty I find wrong with borderlands and borderlands 2, I also think that gearbox seems to be incapable of handling anything beyond the borderlands franchise.

josemlopes:
So his ability is just melee? I would really like to see a bullet time thing like in Red Dead Redemption where you would mark the enemy and then the character would just unload the equivelent to the clicks you made or untill the magazine is empty to the spots that you marked. For the co-op you would have it be like in Max Payne where all the other players in his view range would also get the slow motion effect applied to them.

I dunno, I just would like to see something that the series still dont have.

His action skill allows him to use his axe, you can trow it and killing someone with the axe grants you a full health bar. Cooldown rate is 2 minutes, but taking damage makes the cooldown absurdly fast.

OT: Will be getting Krieg :P

frobalt:

RedDeadFred:

frobalt:
Please tell me that the level upgrading pack will have other stuff in it instead of just being a level increase. The season pass has seemed like a waste of money to me so far...

"The Borderlands 2 Season Pass allows users who purchase it to access the four DLC packs for Borderlands 2 at a reduced cost compared to purchasing them separately as soon as they become available."

That's taken straight from their Wikipedia page. This level increase is not considered part of the four campaign DLC's. Technically, you are getting more than what you payed for. You are still getting the reduced cost of the DLCs (WHICH IS WHAT YOU BOUGHT IT FOR) and now you are getting this level cap increase thrown in for free. I know people hate the word entitled around here but you are getting exactly what you payed for and more.

If anyone should be annoyed it's the people who don't have the season pass and now have to spend 5$ on something that really should have been bundled in with the other DLC like the previous game did. But whatever, it's 5$ that will probably get me another 20 hours of enjoyment so I'm not really going to complain too much.

Here's the part I didn't know (bolded in your quote). I thought it would be the 4th DLC for the season pass and we wouldn't get any more.

Ah, that makes sense. I would be pissed too if this was considered the 4th DLC for the season pass.

Playable Psycho?

*drools*

 

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