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Borderlands 2 getting new class, level cap raise in the next few months


The new Vault Hunter for Borderlands 2, teased at SXSW, has been revealed at PAX East. Krieg the Psycho will be the game's sixth playable class, and you can see a quick teaser of what he looks and plays like in the video above.

He's primarily a melee character, but has a few ranged abilities and can skill up in the Bloodlust tree (focused on combat bonuses), go insane with the Mania tree, or break out fire-based attacks with the Hellborn tree. Krieg is part of the Psycho Pack, which will be available in May for $9.99, or 800 Microsoft points.

On April 2, Borderlands 2 will get the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade pack ($5, or 400 MSP), which will raise the game's level cap from 50 up to 61. Unlike the Psycho Pack, it will be part of the game's Season Pass content and unlock a third playthrough in the "Ultimate Vault Hunter mode."

Finally, Gearbox teased the game's last piece of campaign DLC at its panel, which it simply said was due out sometime in June.

Gallery: Borderlands 2 - Krieg the Psycho | 2 Photos

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Borderlands 2 - Sixth Playable Character Class Coming in May

More mayhem awaits on Pandora, and soon players will have an all new vault hunter to shoot and loot their way through Borderlands 2 with! The Psycho Pack will be available in May for $9.99 (800 Microsoft points) and introduces Krieg, the new Psycho Bandit character class, further expanding the four-player cooperative shooter-looter experience.

Wielding a buzz axe and harnessing his psychotic multiple personalities, Krieg is a badass melee mauler with ranged attack capabilities that can rip foes to shreds with his deadly Buzz Axe Rampage action skill. Players can stack combat bonuses with Krieg's Bloodlust skill tree, live on the edge of insanity with the Mania tree, or engulf both enemies and yourself in flames with the Hellborn tree.

Vault Hunters can also shoot and loot their way to new heights in Borderlands 2 when the level cap is raised to 61 on April 2 via the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack – included as part of the Season Pass. In addition to increasing the level cap from 50 to 61, the upcoming downloadable content pack will also unlock a third play through via the new Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode!

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