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Everything You Need To Know About Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. Out Now

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Posted on April 2, 2013 AT 06:53am

 2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the Borderlands® 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack is now available via digital download across all available platforms. The new downloadable content pack will increase players’ level cap from 50 to 61, as well as unlock a third play through of the game via the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and a new pearlescent-colored weapons tier – the rarest on Pandora.

With over 55 editorial awards and nearly six-million units sold-in to date, 2K and Gearbox are celebrating the critical and commercial success of Borderlands 2 and thanking their most passionate fans by including the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. The pack can also be purchased individually for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).


“Millions of vault hunters have spent countless hours adventuring their way through the Borderlands 2 universe,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “Raising the level cap takes a significant amount of man hours, but we know fans are eager to continue looting Pandora, and so we’re rewarding our Season Pass holders by offering the Ultimate Vault Hunter UpgradePack for free as a part of the celebration.”

There’s never been a better time to buy the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which now contains nearly $45.00 of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points), a savings of $15 (1200 Microsoft Points)The pass now includes: the increased level cap; Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode; access to a rare pearlescent-colored weapons tier; three previously released add-on content campaigns – Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s BootyMr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, and Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt – as well as a fourth add-on campaign that is scheduled to be available by June.

Borderlands 2 continues to captivate audiences well beyond the game’s end, with some of our fans spending hundreds of hours with the game,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “We’re raising the level cap at no cost to our dedicated fans as our way of thanking them for helping to make Borderlands 2 one of 2012’s biggest hits.”

The Borderlands 2 update and add-on for Ultimate Vault Hunters adds tons of new changes to the game. Below is the entire listing to the game fans can look forward to.

Changes in 4/2 Software Update (Free update for all players)

  •  Adds new items to the Black Market:
  • One additional ammo upgrade for each ammo type, at 50 Eridium each.
  •  Two more backpack storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
  •  Two more bank storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
  •  Increases the maximum amount of Eridium players can hold from 99 to 500.
  • Adds a new playthrough balanced for top-tier play: Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
  • Various bug fixes.

Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode Details

  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode is unlocked for a character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50.
  • No more tutorial missions — characters in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode begin in Southern Shelf with the “Cleaning Up the Berg” mission.
  • Unlike other playthroughs, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode can be replayed multiple times with players able to reset their overall mission progress at any time from the main menu.
  • While playing in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, enemies and bosses will scale according to the player’s current level or, if playing with others, the highest-level player in that party.

Gameplay changes in UVHM:

  •  Enemy health generally increased 4x.
  •  Enemies now have a moderate amount of health regeneration.
  •  Increased duration of slag damage multiplier effect.
  •  Upped the damage that slagged enemies take from 2x to 3x.
  •  Weapon swap speed increased to better facilitate slag use.
  •  Enemies now more likely to drop ammo.
  •  Loot Midgets are now “Legendary Loot Midgets” that can drop Legendary and other top-tier gear.

Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (Free with Season Pass, $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points separately)

  •  Raises level cap to 61, allowing characters to gain 11 additional levels.
  •  Characters gain a skill point with every level from 51 to 61, for a total of 11 more skill points.
  • Powerful new “Ancient” E-Tech relics and rare Pearlescent-grade weapons can be picked up in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.

This news posting contains quotes from 2K Press Releases

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