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Borderlands 2 DLC discounted 25% for those who commit to four-pack

After Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 releases on September 18 this year, four story campaign add-ons, featuring more missions, enemies, weapons, and locations, will begin trickling onto online distribution platforms at $9.99 a pop. But, those who are planning to pick up these four add-on packs are in luck. 2K Games announced today that it will be offering a Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which will get players all four upcoming campaign DLC packs at a discounted price of $29.99.

2K Games did not delve into the specifics of these add-ons. However, the publisher did say that those who purchase the Season Pass will be able to download the add-ons through the PSN, Xbox Live, or PC as soon as they become available. The Season Pass can be purchased alongside the game when it launches next month.

For more on Borderlands 2, check out our Borderlands 2 video preview or our impressions on the Borderlands 2 co-op.

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  • Purgatori - September 6, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    In my opinion, the DLC should be free if you purchased a loot chest. If you're already dropping 150 bucks on this game, you shouldn't be expected to pay more for DLC. I'm pretty disappointed.
  • jackthemenace - September 1, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    I'll almost definitely end up getting this. Admittedly, with Borderlands 1, I bought one DLC, and then waited for a GOTY edition, but now that the Season Passes have started to roll out, it might be nice to get money off each of them, as well as get them as they come out. Plus, it'd be nice if they included some kind of exclusive content, similar to the Gears of War 3 Season Pass-exclusive weapon skins. True, a weapon skin might not be as exciting for Borderlands, but I'd like to have something to show for buying the season pass instead of just waiting for GOTY. Also, why do they call them GOTY editions? I bet most of the games that DO come out with GOTY editions never actually won any Game of the Year awards.
  • Apastron - September 1, 2012 6:51 a.m.

    Here's what I'm going to do. >Buy Borderlands 2 second-hand and then email Gearbox telling them exactly why I'm not buying into their DLC farce (I don't like playing games online so I'll miss nothing) >Buy Borderlands 2 GOTY when it is surely released in July 2013 "A-ha! We just won't release a GOTY edition!" In that instance, instead of getting some of my money, you'll get none of my money. Clever. I did the same with the first Borderlands, and I'll do it again. Buying the GOTY brand new was actually cheaper than buying the DLC from the PS store.
  • BaraChat - August 31, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    Borderlands is one of my favorite games of all-time, not necessarily the best, one certainly one that has a special spot in my heart forever. Yes I love it that much. In other words : Obviously I'm going to buy that season pass.
  • inkyspot - August 31, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    I will more likely get this, since the game is soemthing I am interested in. I am sure they will deliver
  • larkan - August 30, 2012 8:52 p.m.

    Sorry, this game is not worth that much, the first one wasn't either. I'll continue to play other games that are more reasonably priced until this drops a GOTY edition for $20 on Steam next year.
  • mattdark - August 30, 2012 11:15 p.m.

    Sorry you feel that way, but I think Borderlands was one of the best FPS games out there, compared to all the other FPS' out there which offer you limited play-time outside of multiplayer. As someone who preferes the single player experience over multiplayer, I thought that Borderlands was a breath of fresh air in what was, and still is, a genre that becomes more and more samey with each release.
  • joerevs300 - August 30, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    I've pre-ordered Borderlands 2 and purchasing this is a simple no-brainer. I hadn't played the original BL until about a month ago (not a shooter guy, more of a RPG/racing one) but man, when I got hooked it got me HARD, rented it through GameFly and got the GOTY edition for $24 bucks. Money EXTREMLY well spent. The key, IMO, to the success of BL2 will be: - Fixing the problem that when you go online, another person's quest list instantly populates yours, which broke several missions, the biggest one being "Keep your Insides Inside" (I believe this has been confirmed to be fixed with BL2) - The bigger one, people who were able to mod 1 shot (99,999) weapons as well as 2T shields, etc. This I don't know if they are going to be able to fix. I'd love to see a "Max Payne 3" style punishment for them, i.e., throw them into a boat where they can only play with each other vs. going into other people's games.
  • Craza - September 1, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Man, I HATED that stupid quest list issue. Every single time I tried to play online with my boyfriend, it screwed everything up so badly. There were quests that we could do over and over again, and ones we were able to do the day before, but couldn't the next day. They sure as hell better fix that, otherwise, I didn't have too big of a problem with anything else in that game. My boyfriend had a mod/hack to increase your holding capacity by 200 or something like that, but that was it. I didn't have anything modded on mine.
  • mattdark - August 30, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    Ive never been too certain about buying a season pass, especially with some of the stories ive read (Rockstar copping out of their promised DLC plan for Max Payne 3, reducing the number of DLC packs) and the things other people have mentioned. But I wasnt dissapointed by the work Gearbox did on their DLC for the first Borderlands, so Im tempted to pick this up.
  • nintendo365 - August 30, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Know what, I think this is the FIRST season pass that is reasonably priced. Why would a game company think Id want to pay DOUBLE the price for a game? Infinity Ward, Rockstar and Volition could learn a thing or two from Gearbox. Just another example of Gear's stellar fan-pleasing power... Got my pre-order in and cant wait till the 18th!
  • ParagonT - August 30, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Once again I will elaborate on a tangent. Season passes may seem like a good deal at first, but it takes away consumer power. Is the DLC not what you expected, the games lifespan shorter than expected, the release date on the content farther than expected, the developer anger you; the consumer and ect? Well, its tough stuff, because you already bought it. You may save money (if the DLC is even worth fifteen this round), but they're not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, but because it's guaranteed money. Already paying a developer in the hopes that they will make better DLC than they would have if not guaranteed the money is a losing battle. I would rather pay more money and have a choice to not let them have my money in case I'm not satisfied with their game or content than gamble on it when they really have nothing to lose since they've got the money already, but that's just me. If your all for it, its a personal thing, but I will say that it's going to lead the industry to a bad spot soon enough. Once consumers get this trend rolling, were going to be shafted in every direction of the industry. Nickel and diming my friend.
  • FoxdenRacing - August 30, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    I'm probably going to get one, because 2K has done a lot to earn my trust. The four for BL were genuine expansion packs, and right along with Knights of the Nine / Shivering Isles are examples of the pure good that DLC can be. I wouldn't even consider a season pass for EA, THQ, or Activision. Those three have burned me too many times. Like the other new inventions in after-the-fact sales, done on the up-and-up season passes are win-win, especially if they do it like Forza's car packs and are retroactive [If you were especially patient, you could look at all the released packs, then decide if you wanted them all for a pretty massive discount, something like 40% off]. But I do agree with you that they can be misused. Anything can. It's a symptom of something bigger; it's just as hard to move 1M copies now as it was 20 years ago, but development costs have been roughly doubling every generation. Look at everything going on...the war on used, countless nickel-and-dime practices, cut-from-the-game DLC, DLC no longer being expansions for games that do well but planned from the beginning...it's all hiding the true cost of ownership of a game, since the companies engaging in these practices know that if they charged what they need to break even, gamers would go '$150 for that game? Pfft, I'm not paying that' and they'd move a lot less units than if they 'boil the frog'.
  • Longnuts - August 30, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    Kind of reluctant to buy this because of the turd that was the Gears3 pass, but there isn't as much competitiveness to Borderlands as in Gears. So the DLC will be more story driven and campaign-ish instead of "buy the DLC and you get multiplayer skins and maps, and those who don't buy still get the maps so we don't split the community." Will probably buy it anyways, it's BORDERLANDS
  • NullG7 - August 30, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    This is a must buy, 4 for the price of 3.

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