Borderlands 2 ‘Krieg the Psycho’ character DLC announced

Plus, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode coming free next week.

Borderlands 2 will add a sixth playable character class in May, 2K Games has announced. Krieg the Psycho, as he’s called, will be included in the ‘Psycho Pack’ for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points.

Krieg, based on the game’s popular Psycho enemy type, was designed to “capture the crazy” and “reverse negatives into possitives” with “high-risk-high-reward gameplay that provides players with abilities they’ve seen enemies wield.” His action skill is called “Buzz Axe Rampage,” and his skill trees include “Bloodlust, Mania, and Hellborn.”

The Bloodlust skill tree, for example, is “all about stack accumulation, kill skills, and constantly dealing damage.” The Hellborn tree is “focused on elemental damage.”

Additionally, 2K announced a free gameplay mode and add-on pack coming to Borderlands 2 next week.

‘Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode’ will come as a free update on April 2. It is described as a “new playthrough balanced for top-tier play.” Players can unlock Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode after completing the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reaching level 50. Unlike other playthroughs, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode can be played multiple times and can be restarted at any point. In this mode, enemies and bosses scale according to the player’s level / the highest-level player in your party.

The ‘Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Pack’ will also arrive on April 2. This will increase the level cap by 11 to 61, and add a new tier of rare loot called Pearlescent, the rarest loot-type in the game. Season pass owners will get the content free. Otherwise, it will cost $4.99.

The fourth and final major expansion pack for Borderlands 2 will arrive in June. Further details have yet to be announced.

Watch a teaser trailer for Krieg below. View some renders at the gallery.

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