Borderlands 2 – New DLC Coming September 3

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2K just announced Borderlands 2 latest DLC, Digistruct Peak Challenge, which will be coming out September 3.

Gearbox Software will release the new DLC complete with new playable content and three more “Headhunter” packs, the first of which is the Halloween-themed TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest, due in October.

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The September 3 release is much more than a boost to the level cap. That’s there too, giving players the opportunity to reach as high as level 72, but the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge also introduces a new area and mission that links to an entirely new ranking system of “Overpower” levels. We’ll get to that last bit shortly.

The location is Digistruct Peak, a mountaintop training ground for the Crimson Raider. When you first arrive, the slightly psychotic researcher-turned-freedom fighter Patricia Tannis is waiting to give you the rundown on what’s in store. The mission, which is balanced for a full team of four players and takes roughly an hour to complete, winds through a series of twisting mountain paths and open spaces, all of which function as battlegrounds in which you’ll meet the full rogue’s gallery of Borderlands 2 baddies. At first, the types, numbers, and locations of each enemy you encounter is static, but an element of randomness is introduced as your Overpower level climbs higher.

“It truly is a very challenging area,” Gearbox designer Jason Reiss says of Digistruct Peak. “I’m hoping that the fans are prepared for it and willing to take it one step at a time. It’s about learning the area and learning the encounters. Until you get to the higher ranks, when we start mixing it up and add the randomness.”

In case you missed it, check out the latest info on Borderlands 2 getting a short film this week.