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Borderlands 2 - Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Previews

by Myrthos, 2012-12-20 23:55:00

Here is a brief collection of previews of the thrid Borderlands 2 DLC Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt.


Big Game Hunt brings back Sir Hammerlock, the prissy gentleman of Pandora who serves as your guide as you venture boldly into harrowing new environments. You join Hammerlock on a hunting adventure, and many quests involve tracking down and killing beasts. Sometimes this might be a familiar enemy type, but Big Game Hunt is full of new creatures to battle, such as long-legged insectile behemoths and floating spore enemies that break apart and harm you with elemental damage.


Now, for the question you've all been waiting to have answered: does Big Game Hunt raise the level cap? Sadly, no. However, Producer James Lopez said Gearbox has heard the fan outcry for a level bump, and it has major plans to do just that. He shied away from sharing any specifics, other than that the additions will be "considerable," and give hardcore Borderlands fans reason for a third playthrough. Not a second, mind you, but a third. Gearbox will have much more to say on the matter in early 2013.


One of the things this add-on gets better than its predecessor is the combat. While Campaign of Carnage's enemies were just re-skins of the core game's enemies, Big Game Hunt bring an entirely new, fresh batch of baddies. The core of combat is spent fighting Savages. If Aegrus is a spoof of Skull Island, then Savages are caricatures of Skull Island's natives. These guys are fast and ferocious, but aren't too much of a challenge if you know how to deal with melee-focused enemies.

GameTrailers has a video preview up.



Information about

Borderlands 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released