Borderlands Patch Will Raise Level Cap, Rebalance

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 06, 2010 10:00am PDT A patch for Borderlands will raise its level cap and rebalance the shooter RPG accordingly, developer Gearbox explained during PAX panel attended by Joystiq.

The free patch for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will raise the level cap to the hilarious number of 69 and, in the words of Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, "rebalance the original game around the level cap."

The level cap was previously raised to 61 in the paid downloadable content 'The Secret Armory of General Knoxx,' a move Pitchford explained Gearbox did not want to repeat otherwise "you'd have to buy every previous DLC" for the new cap and rebalancing.

The patch will apparently be released around the launch of Borderlands' DLC-packed Game of the Year edition, which is scheduled for October 12.

Another downloadable content pack, 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution,' is also in the works. According to Game Informer, the $10 pack is due out on September 28.

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  • Not sure I get all the hate/whining i see in these comments... The game plays just fine for me and my friends (other than the horrid matchmaking through FailSpy- sometimes using GameRanger helps, though, but there's no reason they shouldn't have just used Steam's matchmaking when they're already using Steam for other features).

    Yes, in a few ways, particularly how the menus seem to function, it does feel like a console game, but otherwise I don't even notice anything. I have a 1920 x 1200 resolution screen and don't experience any FOV issues, either... where does all this come in?

    Also, the silly references with the level caps are just that- silly. Don't really care what the number is, so long as I can have an even 5 skill points to assign and fully level up a given skill. Obviously I can't do that, since they love making silly references with level caps.

  • Why do people hate on this game so much, sure it's got a few issues.

    Mouse control is a little wonky but you can fix that with an INI tweak, it's not ideal but hardly game breaking and PC users should be used to tweaking with files anyway.

    FOV, this one bugs me and i wish they would let us set it ourselves, that being said however it's not really that bad and i can live with binding it to my movement keys. once again hardly game breaking.

    Really the only other issue that was that bad was the multiplayer using gamespy, everything else is pretty nit picky IMO.

    All of that hardly warrants calling the PC port an atrocity as somebody posted here, that's pretty laughable.

    Not all of us are such entitled PC gamers though. Personally i had and continue to have a lot of fun with borderlands.