Borderlands 2 "Captain Scarlett" DLC lands October 16

The leaks are legit: Borderlands 2's vault hunters will head to the deserts of Oasis in the first campaign expansion DLC "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty" next week. Gearbox Software confirmed to the Associated Press that the expansion pack will drop on October 16.

While pirates and deserts seem to go together about as well as ninjas and golf courses, the crew will be able to get around the dunes and squash new foes like sand worms with the help of a Star Wars-esque sand skiff.

"You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said. "It's all dried up. It feels more like Tatooine than an ocean. These bandits have really embraced the pirate lifestyle, and there's the legend of a treasure."

Pitchford said the new content will be accessible for players who have not yet finished the main game as well as those working on multiple play-throughs. The individual pack costs $10, and is also available through the Borderlands 2 season pass which includes four upcoming DLC expansions for $30 (but doesn't include new paid DLC character Gaige the Mechromancer.)


  • jackthemenace - October 11, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    SWEET. This is a must-buy. Borderlands DLC in the past has always been great (except for maybe Underdrome Riot), and it'll be great for killing a few extra hours.
  • micashinramiami777 - October 12, 2012 7:22 a.m.

    my lil bro renokun plays this, he never let me forget about borderlands since it came out, amg scagzilla what is it?, hes probably gonna ask me to get it as soon as it comes out...
  • talleyXIV - October 11, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    Does the $10 Mechromancer count as a DLC in the season pass? I ask because I got it for free, so if I buy the season pass it will be kind of pointless...
  • Shadow Of Death - October 11, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Read the last line (though it's possible it was added after being published). It seems this is a 4 for the price of 3 with the season pass.
  • Fox_Mulder - October 15, 2012 5:07 a.m.

    No, I highly doubt that would count as a part of the season pass. I got it from preordering the game. The original Borderlands had four add-on packs, so it's safe to assume that Borderlands 2 will have four as well. Anyway to answer your question, no it doesn't count as part of the season pass. Unless Gearbox is crazy thinking we will pay $10 for a new class.
  • NullG7 - October 12, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    I will posses that pirates booty-I mean treasure (coughs)

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