Borderlands 2 DLC Season Pass announced

Knowing what you do about Gearbox and the DLC it released for the original Borderlands, would you be happy paying $30 in advance for $40's worth of Borderlands 2 DLC? Publisher 2K Games certainly you won't feel a need for reviews, as it's launching an oh-so-trendy DLC season pass for the FPS-RPG.

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At least four DLC "add-on content campaigns" will be released for Borderlands 2, publisher 2K Games announced today, sold individually or discounted together with a Season Pass. Knowing what you do about Gearbox and the DLC it released for the original Borderlands, would you be happy paying $30 in advance, sight unseen, for $40's worth of DLC for the sequel?

The packs "will each feature several hours of gameplay and introduce new adventures, allies, enemies and environments," 2K explains, which sounds about the same scope as the original's DLC. They'll cost $9.99 apiece, or if you're feeling trusting you can buy the $30 Season Pass.

It's a tricky proposition. If you turn out to adore Borderlands 2 and all its DLC, you've made a tidy saving. If it turns out to be a bit iffy and only one DLC pack or two is worth buying, though, you've stiffed yourself somewhat with reckless enthusiasm. The original Borderlands had a DLC duffer or two, so you'd need to trust that Gearbox has learned from its mistakes.

Gearbox is also working on a new DLC character class, the Mechromancer, which isn't included with the Season Pass. She comes free with pre-orders, and will otherwise be sold separately.

The Season Pass will launch when Borderlands 2 does, on September 18 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The last of the four DLC campaigns should be out by June 2013.

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    August 30, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Borderlands 2 DLC Season Pass announced.

    Knowing what you do about Gearbox and the DLC it released for the original Borderlands, would you be happy paying $30 in advance for $40's worth of Borderlands 2 DLC? Publisher 2K Games certainly you won't feel a need for reviews, as it's launching an oh-so-trendy DLC season pass for the FPS-RPG.

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      August 30, 2012 6:58 AM

      Worth it. No doubt.

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      August 30, 2012 7:08 AM

      You mean SEPTEMBER 18th - man, if I had to wait until October...

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      August 30, 2012 7:21 AM

      HAHAHAH! No. I will wait for Steam sales, like I would have on the first one, had I not bought the Day One Retail Box for $49.95 for which the DLC never went on sale. Ever. And for which I cannot use the Steam version of the DLC.
      I know I said I was through with posting that, but this was too relevant for me to leave it alone.
      They've already pissed me off with the pre-order CHARACTER CLASS!?!??! That's 20% of the classes tied to a pre-order or pre-release DLC. Well, DAMN. I guess I'd BETTER give them my money before I can play the game then. huh? No.
      Pray I do not alter the deal any further.

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      August 30, 2012 7:21 AM

      What's a DLC duffer?

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        August 30, 2012 8:01 AM

        DLC that's a bit of a duffer. Mad Moxxi, for one. Robot Revolution too, some say.

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          August 30, 2012 8:07 AM

          Oh like the golf version of the word. Gotcha.

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          August 30, 2012 8:24 AM

          what, Robot Revolution was great. You are right about Moxxi.

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            August 30, 2012 10:53 AM

            Yeah I enjoyed Robot Revolution. Moxxi was just the most un-fun grind fest. I finished it once for the skill point but it really wasn't worth it.

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              August 30, 2012 12:09 PM

              Robot Revolution was fine, especially some of the new levels were just nice to walk around in and fight. When I finished that last fight, though, I quit the game and haven't played since.

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      August 30, 2012 7:46 AM

      Only if the 4 DLC are like Knoxx and not like Moxie.

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      August 30, 2012 8:01 AM

      I think they are trying to lure people (like me) who wait for Game of the Year editions when they know there will be several DLC's released for the game.

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      August 30, 2012 8:03 AM

      Best strategy is to wait until the DLC actually came out and see for yourself (or reviews, feedbacks, friends, impressions, etc) if you think you will want it. There are ALWAYS discount buying separate DLCs anyway it is almost not worth it buying a season pass.

      Take Max Payne 3's DLC season pass for example. $30 for 4 promised multiplayer maps/weapons/chars DLCs. One of them just released and if you look hard enough, you can get it for $4-5 (at most $7) with coupons and discounts.

      Then you can just see what comes out instead of waiting for the whole bundle and then complain if some of the DLCs are not worth the price of the season pass.

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      August 30, 2012 8:08 AM

      Not worth it. It'll go on steam sale within a week of release.

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      August 30, 2012 8:23 AM

      i think i'll wait for it all to go on sale. did that with the first, and i only really played it as a single player game anyway

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        August 30, 2012 8:42 AM

        Yup. I think I paid ~$10 for the game and all the dlc. Wasn't really worth that from what I played..

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          August 30, 2012 8:46 AM

          good thing i balanced it out between us then with my way-too-much-time with it

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      August 30, 2012 8:49 AM

      Nope. They will hit sale pretty fast like the others.

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      August 30, 2012 8:50 AM

      i'm already waiting for the game to go on sale (no time to play it right now) so I'll just wait for the inevitable GOTY edition on Steam.

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        August 30, 2012 10:18 AM

        hopefully you don't mind playing through the game in single player then

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          August 30, 2012 10:33 AM

          He'll have more company on the 'latecomers circuit' than Gearbox is expecting, i think. They lost trust. A LOT of trust.

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            August 30, 2012 11:06 AM

            lost trust? wtf are you going on about

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              August 30, 2012 11:17 AM

              Made on PC, for PC. Hey Look! THIS TIME, we're really gonna do what we said we were gonna do last time but didn't!

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                August 30, 2012 11:40 AM

                so they lost your trust and you're showing them by buying the GOTY version anyway?

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                  August 30, 2012 11:44 AM

                  Maybe. At $15-20, maybe. After I see some reviews and non-canned gameplay.

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                    August 30, 2012 11:45 AM

                    And please note: I never bought the BL1 GOTY at $15 to get the 3 DLC I didn't have. So yeah. Maybe.

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                    August 30, 2012 11:47 AM

                    sometimes when i read these kinds of replies i wonder why devs even bother with PC ports but i figure these kinds of people have to be in the minority otherwise they wouldn't keep trying to make successful PC ports.

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                      August 30, 2012 11:52 AM

                      Shrug. It's not supposed to be a port. How are you replying to me without reading what i posted?

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                      August 30, 2012 12:11 PM

                      So you are instead advocating blind trust of game developers? Seems reasonable if you don't like money.

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                      August 30, 2012 1:02 PM

                      You act like they are doing the PC crowd a favor. It's a business. They are in it for the money. That being said if you are gonna blow smoke up your customers ass then you might expect some backlash. Two bit car salesmen can keep their sales pitches with the consoles.

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                      August 30, 2012 1:09 PM

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                      September 2, 2012 7:43 AM

                      Haha, you figured that out? You think they would bother if they didn't make profit out of it? xD

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          August 30, 2012 10:57 AM

          when the GOTY goes on sale for super cheap I'm sure there will be plenty of other new players.

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      August 30, 2012 10:19 AM

      they would have to release a timeline like BF3 did for their DLC prepurchase stuff.

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      August 30, 2012 10:27 AM

      Anybody have an extra slot in a four-pack they want to hook up :3

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      August 30, 2012 10:39 AM

      Tried to get the preorder through gmg but they don't like my credit cards, so guess I'll wait till steam's Christmas sale.

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      August 30, 2012 11:30 AM

      Or you can do what they're training you to do, play your backlog of games until the Game Of The Year/Complete edition comes out and buy it at a much heftier discount all at once.

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        August 30, 2012 11:50 AM

        yeah I will probably wait for a steam sale on this... with GW2 and TL2 I don't have time for another "2" right now.

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      August 30, 2012 12:07 PM

      Considering how horrible Moxxis Underground Zombie Wave Mode was, versus how awesome Knoxx was, hell no. Ala carte.

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        August 30, 2012 1:08 PM

        bingo. knoxx upped the level cap. new loots. if they announce that each DLC adds more talent points and more content, I will prepurchase it right now. maybe if they alternate. one for just content, then one for more levels, then more content, then a grand finale of levels and content.

        but 3 out of the 4 DLCs were DREADFUL. super awesome knoxx level loot going into the grand finale of claptrap, we facerolled everything on accident. it wasn't balanced at all for the content released right before it.

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      August 30, 2012 1:46 PM

      Looking forward to getting this season pass on GreenManGaming with a 20% off coupon!