Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was largely built on the premise of witnessing Handsome Jack build his empire. Yet players weren't given the opportunity to play as the megalomaniacal genius. That's all about to change... sort of.
Gearbox Software announced at this weekend's PAX Australia event that
Handsome Jack Jack the Doppelganger would join the playable roster for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a DLC character. As his name implies, he is actually a clone of Handsome Jack. He brings Jack's ambition to the table, as well as some unique attacks.
Jack's Action Skill is called Expendable Assets, which summons two other Digi-Jack clones to fight alongside him. His skill tree abilities include 'The Hero of This Story' (a tanking tree set that adds grenade buffs), 'Greater Good' (a co-op tree that adds 'Fight for Your Life' buffs to all players), and 'Free Enterprise' (a skill tree that buffs weapons in different ways).
Jack the Doppelganger will come to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 11 with purchase of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass. He won't be the last character to join the roster, as Gearbox plans to include another character, a level cap upgrade, and a whole new campaign in subsequent Season Pass updates. Those that have not purchased the Season Pass can also pick this new character up a la carte for $9.99.