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Gearbox Reveals New Borderlands 2 Vault Hunter, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode

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Posted on March 24, 2013 AT 10:54am

As promised, Gearbox Software revealed the new Borderlands 2 Vault Hunter, Krieg, during PAX East.

Krieg is an experimental Psycho that Polygon describes as “a melee-focused class that can rush the front line and deal damage to keep himself alive.”

Like the other Vault Hunters, Krieg has three skill trees: Bloodlust increases survivability through damage caused by your Buzz Axe, Mania increases allows Krieg to deliver more damage when taking damage, and Hellborn beefs up fire damage and makes Krieg more lethal when he’s on fire.

“If you’re like me, I was like, ‘Fuck cover, I just want to get in this guy’s face,’ then this is your guy,” said Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch.

Gearbox also announced the Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, which raises the level cap in Borderlands 2 to 61 through a third play-through.

Ultimate Vault Hunter mode will be available April 2 for $5 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Krieg is scheduled for release sometime in May.

Source: Game Informer

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