Borderlands 2's 'Pirate's Booty' DLC coming next week

Gearbox announced today that the "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC will hit on October 16 for $9.99.

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Now that you've picked up the Mechromancer in Borderlands 2, you're probably seeking some fresh enemies to sic your floating death machine towards. We saw hidden hints of another downloadable content pack tucked away in the Gaige content, and today Gearbox Software has announced that it's coming sooner than expected. Next week, as a matter of fact.

The Associated Press reports that the "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC features a new area called "Oasis" and focuses on the titular Captain Scarlett. You'll be fighting sand worms, piloting sand skiffs, and using a new currency called seraph crystals. The pack will hit on Tuesday, October 16, for $9.99. This campaign is part of the Season Pass, but Gearbox has previously said that some content will be produced outside the scope of the pass.

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    October 11, 2012 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Borderlands 2's 'Pirate's Booty' DLC coming next week.

    Gearbox announced today that the "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC will hit on October 16 for $9.99.

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      October 11, 2012 9:03 AM

      so what's the roadmap going to be for what's included in the season's pass versus separate?

      any official statements yet?

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        October 11, 2012 9:06 AM

        Yes.

        Borderlands 2 Season Pass offers a discounted price for the set of four, big, original campaign expansions that will come as DLC. https://twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/256028719943135233

        There are and will be various non-campaign offers that are not included in the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. https://twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/256029056280170496

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          October 11, 2012 9:06 AM

          I meant to say, Yes on info, No on actual dates.

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            October 11, 2012 9:23 AM

            It's seriously amazing to me how people can't read that little line in the season pass, but sit here and read the most inane shit in the chatty.

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              October 11, 2012 9:31 AM

              notice how shacknews has to say this one IS included? tweets just says FOUR. doesn't say what's what. so will the next 3 releases in order also be included? or will there be a skip where there's separate DLC, then resuming the seasons pass content?

              if he's referring to just cosmetic stuff, or small microtransactions, just say so and they aren't included in the seasons pass. it's so vague.

              that's all I'm asking, hence the word ROADMAP.

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                October 11, 2012 9:36 AM

                Obviously they didn't release the names when they sold the Season Pass. I'm sure all DLC packs that are included will be specifically noted as included to keep people from double-buying. Although that probably won't even keep someone from doing it and complaining on the interwebs.

                I think if we get any additional characters those are not included in the season pass, as it specifically said FOUR campaign expansions. Maybe we get more than four this time.

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      October 11, 2012 9:30 AM

      I hope they handle the fast travel a bit better than in the original borderlands DLC. It sucked that you always only one fast travel station in the DLC. If you left off three maps away, you had to travel those three maps again to get to it.

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        October 11, 2012 12:27 PM

        Holy crap yes. I got so sick of those roadways in General Knoxx.

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      October 11, 2012 10:16 AM

      I wonder if they'll raise the level cap with this dlc or wait until later.

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      October 11, 2012 12:17 PM

      http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/rpgs/borderlands-2-season-pass-na/

      And use VC = GMG25-EVFWS-4Z4ZN for $22.50

      It's better than $40.

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        October 11, 2012 12:24 PM

        isn't this site sketchy as hell? i think it's the one where people have had games revoked before due to them being russian activation codes.

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          October 11, 2012 12:29 PM

          I think you're thinking of a different site. GMG is completely legit.

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            October 11, 2012 12:38 PM

            GMG use to have some credit card issues and a lot of banks would calls asking if it was a legit charge but that was like a year ago. I haven't had any issues with the last 3 purchases I've made from them.

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          October 11, 2012 12:38 PM

          Nope, GMG is a UK Steam distribution partner. They are legit. I buy most of my Steam games from them because they are so cheap.

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        October 11, 2012 1:05 PM

        Sweet used this thanks.

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        October 11, 2012 1:12 PM

        thanks!

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      October 11, 2012 1:06 PM

      Is the Mechromancer included in the Season Pass?

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        October 11, 2012 1:10 PM

        Mechromancer is included if you pre-ordered.

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        October 11, 2012 1:15 PM

        the season pass is for campaigns, you get mechromancer if you pre-ordered, or you can buy it for 10 bucks.

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          October 11, 2012 2:00 PM

          bah fuck that.

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            October 11, 2012 2:05 PM

            it's a fun class, but really, way too easy. if anything, i'd wait for a steam sale and pick it up for 1 or 2 bucks, if i really wanted to replay everything yet again.

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              October 11, 2012 9:06 PM

              It gets a little difficult toward the end of the normal campaign. My deathbot is lucky if he last more than 10 seconds.

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      October 11, 2012 1:12 PM

      Odd choice of name.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8YbLvGrb0

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      October 11, 2012 3:50 PM

      Seriously, Gearbox - patch your game *before* releasing more DLC. I get it, the 'Season Pass' folk are probably clamoring at the bit for any reward from their purchase - but when you have issues like 'seemingly random profile corruption', fix that hole before adding more content.

      IE: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=150243&page=128

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        October 11, 2012 9:06 PM

        I'm pretty sure the DLC was made by a separate team.