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Borderlands 2 Update Brings New Playthrough, Increased Level Cap, and More

April 4, 2013

A new, free update for Borderlands 2 gives aspiring Vault Hunters the opportunity to play through the game a third time, upping the challenge and testing players' skills to the max. Additionally, a new piece of DLC, the Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack, raises the level cap while introducing new weapons, gear, and more!

The update that opens up a third playthrough, called Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, is a free download that should install automatically the next time players launch the Steam client. In this mode, enemies will scale to the level of the highest-leveled party member; players must have beaten game in True Vault Hunter mode and must have reached level 50 to access the third playthrough. In addition to Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, the update also allows players to carry more Eridium and spend it on additional ammo SDUs and inventory space.

The Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack raises the level cap by 11 levels to 61. Further, this piece of DLC introduces a new level of rare and powerful weapons, called "Pearlescent." These weapons are extraordinarily powerful and will only drop at a minimum level of 51. The Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack is free to players that have purchased the Borderlands 2 Season Pass; it costs $4.99 for everyone else.

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