Borderlands 2 Future DLC May Offer Even More Character Classes
Future DLC for Borderlands 2 may offer more playable character classes.
The Mechromancer is planned for release as a free character for Borderlands 2—free for everyone who pre-ordered the game prior to its release, in any case.
If the class proves to be popular, Gearbox may have designs to create even more character classes for players to enjoy. As it is with the game’s four playable characters, the Commando, Siren, Gunzerker, and Assassin, the players will be able to select the Mechromancer and any future tentative classes as the Vault Hunter.
It goes without saying that more than just four characters survived Handsome Jack’s attack on the train at the beginning of the game.
Speaking to fans on Kotaku, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford expressed his company’s desire to create more playable character classes should they see success with the Mechromancer and their upcoming DLC for Borderlands 2.
“The stuff we’re planning and working on for the Campaign DLC Season Pass is big DLC stuff – more like Knoxx,” he said. “We’re extremely far along with the first campaign DLC. The second DLC is also in amazing shape. The third DLC is a little farther out and the fourth DLC is just in the pre-concept stages.”
Pitchford said that players can expect to see expanded content in the form of new enemies and weapons in the campaign-related DLCs they’re planning to release. In addition to these full-fledged expansions, which are planned to be much larger than anything they made for the first Borderlands, players can also expect to see some standalone DLCs.
“We will have other, non-season pass related DLC. The additional character (Mechromancer) is one kind of example,” he said.
“The Borderlands 2 team is fired up at the moment. Customer love for the game is driving us wild – making us want to do more and more stuff. So, expect that there will be even more beyond the big Campaign DLC in the Season pass and the add’l character. We’ll announce more stuff as soon as we are able to be confident in the commitment of the details we share.”
With regards to new characters, Pitchford stressed that it might be too early for him to make any concrete statements on the matter, except to say that the studio is “actively brainstorming about new characters.”
“Nothing concrete yet – we’re waiting to see what the Mechromancer does to the game and how its received.”
Borderlands 2 is available now on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.