Borderlands 2 DLC bundle hits Feb. 26

Add-On Content Pack for Xbox 360 and PS3 includes Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty and Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage for $40.

2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced the Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Due to retailers worldwide February 26, the bundle includes previous digital expansions Captain Scarlett and Her Captain's Booty and Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage for $40.

The Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack also includes the game's fifth playable character Gaige, additional heads and skins, a golden key used to loot from the Sanctuary, and access to the Creature Slaughter Dome battle arena.

Notably, a full copy of Borderlands 2 is not included with the bundle, but is required to play all its content. For more on Borderlands 2, check out GameSpot's review.

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76 comments
TheMichguff
TheMichguff

We bought the DLC disk and are unable to unlock any Pirates Booty items once found. This is even after completing the main mission and being awarded the Pirates Booty . Any ideas?

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator

That is great news! I've gotta be on the lookout for this.

DarthLod
DarthLod

So, what exactly was the point in having a Season Pass? We just got SCREWED!!!

jessie82
jessie82

goty? ultimate edition? where?

poopinpat
poopinpat

eventually all this dlc will be on steam for $7.50...   I'll get it when its $15 as i do really enjoy BL2.  No effing way will I pay full price for for how little actual content you get.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

That is really expensive for DLC, wish there was more infor about how many hours of campaign  this adds.

pound-u
pound-u

$40? What? Isn't this cheaper if you buy the digital versions?

AnakinSW
AnakinSW

Anyone else *think* that a lot of this DLC was already ready when the game released?  I know they said they waited until the game went gold and off for replication but it seems they've pumped out a ton of content in a very short time.

Just playing devil's advocate and it seems possible to me...

tightwad34
tightwad34

What I want to know is are you going to release more DLC after this? It seems like you guys are pumping it out pretty regularly and it's obviously popular, so it can't be out of the question.

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

I was defending Gearbox before launch with regard to their DLC, but I take it back. They haven't been as good as the first game's AND they're gouging for it now. Not cool.

grim_agent
grim_agent

I just bought the game for $30 on amazon and love it, but I'm not sure how I going to buy the DLC, I won't buy it this way.  I'll either but a season pass and wait for gaige to be a XBL deal of the week, or just wait for all of it to be on XBLs deal of the week.

juiceair
juiceair

If you waited this long, wait a little longer for the GOTY edition that is inevitably coming.

HappyBB
HappyBB

So the complete package is $100!!  Very greedy, imo.  This is why I think business practice like this makes DLC a bad name.

jubdeidamasta
jubdeidamasta

Or you could still just get a season pass for 30 bucks and get all the DLC and Gaige. Just wouldn't get the skins.

FoxyKyoji
FoxyKyoji

I have no problem with this, considering the content was actually produced after the game was finished, rather than Gearbox purposely holding back the content for later release.

Also, people wanting to have physical media over some digitally distributed copy isn't that bad at all.

The major problem with these sorts of packages, though, is that people install them from the disc, then take the disc back for a refund. It's not right, but it works.

joshmonus
joshmonus

DLC is a great way to throw money away for little content.  Look at all you idiots who have basically spent almost double the price for one game at least $100+ and the game has only been out for four months.


The only reason gaming developers do this is because all the ignorant gamers Paying them to do it. 

Tekcor
Tekcor

WHAT?! $40 for 2 $10 DLCs? That's only $20. Include the slaughter dome and the collectors skins for another $10, mechromancer for $5... you're only at $35. The golden key has no value, as they are so easy to get. I've got 29 right now.

So sell $35 worth of content for $40. Anybody who picks up this pack is insane. Absolutely insane. There is no redeeming value to this.

Kurushio
Kurushio

I'll buy the DLC when it is more like $5 a piece.

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

I'm just gonna wait for the $7 game of the year edition on Steam.

SiriusSteve
SiriusSteve

I thought this would be a special deal or something. So many of it's players like me pre ordered it to get Gaige, the gold key and the other stuff... So this is completely useless.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

you could buy the season pass or both expansions individually for less than that price!

stealth6spy
stealth6spy

Buying 2 DLCs for $40 to play with a $60 game. What has the game industry come to?

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Why does this need to exist. Surely anyone in their right mind bought all four for $30.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

 What makes me really sad is knowing that there will be plenty of people to purchase this in stores -_-

whackyq
whackyq

Why...is it so expensive?

cephas90
cephas90

Getting all 4 for 30 feels great ;D

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

@bigcrusha @another_drew come on really a steep learning curve? not at all

tho i would say at least halo 1 2 3 take skill they dont have a steep learning curve. maybe compared to call of duty

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

It may be a bit more expensive, but at least Gearbox is showing some support for the offline gamers out there.

MinerAvatar
MinerAvatar

@DarthLod Each peice of DLC is $10 as well as Gaige. The new Skins they put out are $15 if you buy them for everyone. So that is $65. The pass is $30, $10 for Gaige if you had to pay for her, and $15 for the new Skins if they are on this disc, they could just be the skins included with the 2 DLC's. I think that is likely since the skins came out around the same time as Hammerlock that isn't on this disc. That is $55 so still your going to save at least $10. Myself I got Gaige, the Arena, and all the DLC's packs for $30 so I saved at least $20 since I am not getting skins for a FPS that don't do anything. It is possible the level cap increase will be part of the Season Pass but not free otherwise, just based on the comments made about how hard it is proving to make by Randy.

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator

@MrMisanthrope Considering how much each DLC costs individually, $40 still would've been a good price.

tmacman
tmacman

@pound-u If you buy the season pass, you're waaaaaaaaaay better off.

Bringer_ot_Dead
Bringer_ot_Dead

@AnakinSW When the game was finished they had to wait a really long time to make its way through different tiers of approval before it could be released. During that approval phase, they kept working on developing content. If they had included all that content, they would have had to wait an extra 3-4 months (or more) to get the game reapproved. So technically the content was ready when the game was released, but thats because they kept working during the approval process.

grim_agent
grim_agent

just realized how bad my spelling is *facepalm*

grim_agent
grim_agent

@juiceair it's not inevitable because the game would have to have been awarded the title Game of the Year by someone in order for them to use the title, they can always release a "complete edition" like they did for FORZA 3.  Anyway, IF it is going to happen it won't happen until this fall or later. 

Demonicstriker
Demonicstriker

@HappyBB Well you can say what you want but the game itself has more content then 90% of the games coming out now a days so for them to give us a whole other game for 40 that I can keep my characters and what not with I'll take it. This is just for those people who don't have gold or xbox live so they can't download it. For those who can they can just purchase the season pass.

grim_agent
grim_agent

@MrMisanthrope so is joystiq, I think gamespot got it wrong.  IGN and Joystiq say it is $40 worth for $30.


grim_agent
grim_agent

@stealth6spy Look more carefully, it contains 5 pieces of DLC (examine cover), not 2, it's just 2 campain dlcs.  Plus it's $30, not $40, gamespot got it wrong, ign and joystiq both say it's $30.  Don't get me wrong, most DLC is overpriced (Cough...COD...Cough), but overall 2K is one of the better companies on this front.

Altazen
Altazen

@Ultra_Taco Showing support?  Then I think they should go and learn a thing or 2 from CDPR what they did with the Witcher 2 game.

Bleak5170
Bleak5170

@Ultra_Taco  

     Showing support? More like taking advantage of. This is disgusting. 

SoNin360
SoNin360

@Ultra_Taco By charging them a ridiculous price for a couple of add-ons. Yep, they must really care.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@grim_agent What?  Crazy Eddie get something wrong?  Misrepresent and Mislead with headlines? Serve Up Desperate Content Disguised as News?  Never Happen.  It Must be You.

Tekcor
Tekcor

@4nationfury Well then, I stand corrected. I remember it being $5, but I didn't buy it, mine was a pre-order bonus.

MinerAvatar
MinerAvatar

@Altazen @Ultra_Taco What you mean make a really boring story with a terrible ending? I think CDPR and Bioware already have that market covered. The price is $30 not $40 so you get the skins and the arena for free but still pay for the 2 DLC's and Gaige so not a bad deal for anyone. Unless your a Witcher 2 fan that love Dragon Age 2 level designs in your game with lame stories and hate Skyrim. Jokes on you since the Witcher 3 will be more like Skyrim! Want to bet they charge for DLC this time?

tightwad34
tightwad34

@PSYCHOV3N0M Damn, you beat me to it. Although at first when these GOTY editions came out I thought the same thing, but then you start to realize that's not the case.