Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC tentatively set for mid-October

Gearbox has announced that the Mechromancer character is tentatively scheduled to hit Borderlands 2 on October 16.

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The "Mechromancer" class in Borderlands 2 made its debut at PAX East in April, so it's only appropriate that Gearbox dropped new details at PAX Prime over the weekend. The character is tentatively scheduled for mid-October, but the date isn't finalized quite yet.

Eurogamer reports that the class is set for October 16, according to Gearbox CEO and co-founder Randy Pitchford. The character will be available for free if you pre-order the game, but will cost you $10 if you came to the party late. We know they've been working on it since at least late July.

The class uses a skill tree called "Best Friends Forever," centered around more accessible skills for players who aren't familiar with shooters. Gearbox created a stir recently when lead designer John Hemingway referred to the easier tech tree as "girlfriend mode." The class can also summon mechs, like the Deathtrap, to do the killing for her.

Gearbox also recently announced a DLC Season Pass for the game, offering four packs for $30 instead of $40 if bought separately. The packs haven't been detailed, but we do know it won't include the Mechromancer.

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    September 4, 2012 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC tentatively set for mid-October.

    Gearbox has announced that the Mechromancer character is tentatively scheduled to hit Borderlands 2 on October 16.

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      September 4, 2012 10:53 AM

      Do steam codes from GMG count as a pre-order, or no?

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        September 4, 2012 11:24 AM

        Have you read the description in the GMG shop?

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        September 4, 2012 12:11 PM

        They do. It says they do on the page.

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      September 4, 2012 10:54 AM

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        September 4, 2012 11:01 AM

        More or less yeah, but from what I've seen the "girlfriend mode" is one of the 3 skill trees the character has.

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      September 4, 2012 11:16 AM

      Let me know when it's part of the compilation pack on sale for $20.

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        September 4, 2012 1:45 PM

        OK i will whats your phone number

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        September 4, 2012 2:06 PM

        The Season pass (4 coming DLC packs) ~US$12 for a day due to pricing error in the Euro-steam store. By the time I notified shack only a few people saw it due to eurotimezone'd.

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      September 4, 2012 1:26 PM

      I never thought I'd see the world where DLC is being anticipated weeks before the game even comes out. It's a sad time indeed.

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        September 4, 2012 9:17 PM

        I beg to differ - the DLC is only is only anticipated because the team believes in the longevity of their product to continue supporting it via additional material. If Blizzard knew Starcraft was going to be successful and announced, after the game had already gone Gold, that 'Brood War' was coming - would you have been concerned then?

        I don't remember thinking 'well fuck Cavedog for this 'Core Contingency' material - this should have been included in Total Annihilation in the first place' when it was announced. I was going 'yes - more stuff.' Granted - only time will tell if any DLC is of the quality and length to be held in the same regard as such classics as 'Brood War' and 'Core Contingency'.

        In the end, I think looking at DLC announced before a game has hit shelves with pessimism is to not understand how the traditional development cycle works and how DLC is actually developed.

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      September 4, 2012 1:30 PM

      I need to get in on a 4pack or some awesome deal for this :o

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      September 4, 2012 1:47 PM

      I've very excited for this one. The only problem I have now is finding people to co-op with, my normal co-op buddy doesn't really play games anymore.

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      September 4, 2012 2:34 PM

      Oh wow, I gotta admit this DLC class sounds worse than suck.

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      September 5, 2012 8:51 AM

      Clicking on borderlands banner on your news page takes you to the metal gear solid article...WTF?

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