Additional DLC for Borderlands 2 has been announced... two separate packs, in fact. The upcoming expansions will revisit a character from the first Borderlands who died and turned into a zombie, T.K. Baha, and the second bit of DLC will be the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak.
PC Games picked up the news from Kotaku who found out about the new content during this year's PAX Australia, where Gearbox rolled out some new details on Borderlands 2 and its DLC during a panel discussion.
According to the Kotaku article...
T.K. Baha returns in the "Headhunter Pack," which will deliver a new mission set and a boss fight with Jacques O'Lantern, so one would gess this will be out around Halloween. This would appear to be a reprisal of T.K.'s zombie role from the Halloween-themed Zombie Island of Dr. Ned way back in the first Borderlands.
Gearbox hasn't rolled out a price on the Headhunter Pack, but gamers eager to expand their adventures on Pandora can look for the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 to carry a $5 price tag on it and it will raise the level cap to 72.
Some gamers have quipped about what happens when you buy a level-pack DLC that supersedes previous DLC that you didn't purchase? Will you blast ahead and skip those levels or will the game just not allow you to access that content? Seems like you could create a lot of fragmented gameplay experiences that way, but I'm sure Gearbox already rolled out a fix for that problem (assuming it is a problem).
Anyway, if you're already finished with the latest Tiny Tina DLC, and you were excited about what Gearbox had in store when they revealed that they weren't done with the game, you can at least take solace in the thought that the company will milk the game to the high heavens. This will certainly make a GOTY Edition that much more valuable (if it ever does get a GOTY Edition), as you would have more than $100 worth of content and DLC all jam packed into a single package.
Gearbox is definitely trying to win back over the favor of the gaming community over the Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle and they seem to be on the right pathway. However, some Season Pass holders may not be all-too-thrilled about having to fork over extra cash to experience the latest bits of DLC for Borderlands 2.
Still, Gearbox is a ways off from having their newest IP for the PS4 and Xbox One released, so they have plenty of time to repair their reputation and get some managers out there to quell some of the hate for their name.
The newest bits of DLC for Borderlands 2 will be available later this year.