'Borderlands 2' Pirate DLC Confirmed For October

Gearbox isn't wasting any time pushing the post-launch DLC to "Borderlands 2" players. Earlier this week they released the Mechromancer character add-on, a week ahead of schedule, and today they confirmed the rumored pirate-themed campaign add-on will be available next week!

In an interview with Associated Press, Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford revealed “Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty” will be available on October 16th. "Borderlands 2's" first DLC campaign will introduce players to the Oasis, a new desert region of Pandora run by Captain Scarlett and her band of pirates who cruise around on sand skiffs clearly inspired by the ones seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

"You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," Randy Pitchford told the AP. "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. That kicks off this whole adventure that the players can go on."

Gearbox says the new $10 DLC pack will deliver loads of new enemies, a new currency called Seraph Crystals and of course a slew of new weapons and loot. Also, the new campaign will be open to anyone, regardless of how far along they are in the on-disc campaign.

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