Third Borderlands DLC drops this week

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx intros new missions, weapons, vehicle, level cap to Gearbox's shooter for $10 on XBL tomorrow, PS3 and PC Thursday.

About this time last month, Gearbox Software announced that it was prepping a third add-on for its 3-million-unit-selling Borderlands, an expansion the studio promised would be its "biggest" yet. 2K Games didn't give gamers much of a heads-up on an exact date, saying today that The Secret Armory of General Knoxx will be available on Xbox Live tomorrow. The PlayStation 3 and PC release will follow this Thursday, February 25.

Like the critically welcomed Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and the welcomed critically Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot add-ons, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx will cost $9.99 (MSP800). Gearbox claims the add-on offers nearly double the amount of content packed into Zombie Island. Included in the package will be a new class of high-end weapons, a level-cap increase to 61, a new vehicle that seats up to four, nearly 30 new villain types, and tweaked AI.

It's best not to question lifestyle decisions of the criminally insane.

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx will also include a new storyline that picks up immediately after the events in the original game. As detailed in GameSpot's first look at the DLC, players find themselves being hunted by the Atlas Corporation. Of course, this kind of affront isn't to be taken lying down, and players will team up with a former Atlas employee named Athena to take the fight to the corporation.

For more on Borderlands, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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johnpiszton
johnpiszton

Anyone have any problems downloading Secret Armory? It just quits the download process about 1/3 of the way in.

mikekearn
mikekearn

Finally got a chance to play this. Freaking sweet, is about all there is to say. Borderlands DLC has yet to disappoint. (Sure, there wasn't a lot to Underdome, but get a few friends together and it's an absolute blast.)

sagameister3
sagameister3

Got it earlier for the ps3. It's a pretty good challenge on playthrough 2 even on a level 50 lol.

kokonut1971
kokonut1971

same here it seems it is not showing up for pc so far as announced. :(

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Still waiting for Steam to put it out. Oh well, my Roland is only 32 anyway. I'll hopefully change that over the weekend.

TYGriffin
TYGriffin

got it on 360 and im waiting for it to come on PC but im just amazed with how good it is for a DLC Keep um coming !!

megamega777
megamega777

got my MS points, just going download it tonight after classes!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@andalore I know, I have a friend who is looking to buy it used, and can't find it at any Gamestop. I told him "Look, there are so few used copies because few people are selling it back because the game is dope, just buy a new one dammit!" Downloaded this DLC last night... I'm only an hour or two into it, but it's really, really good. Tips for those who don't know: Ninjas are NOT your friends.

hawkwarmunger
hawkwarmunger

Cry... I have a PS3 and have to wait for the 25... Waa... Waa.. Blubber... Blubber

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Got this last night and it's AWESOME :D Best DLC so far for ANY game :D :D :D

andalore
andalore

haha im suprised borderlands is doing so well, not because of the quality of the game, That was amazing, but the fact no where seems to have it...:P

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

It's great to see developers standing behind the product. Borderlands will be successful at least till the summer and hopefully beyond. I really love how people bash this game. What is so wrong with a game that has the same controls as Call of Duty; Ability to drive (with friends); 4 player co-op (split screen/LAN/server); RPG elements. Seems like the ultimate game to me, keep the add-ons coming.

Justinge3
Justinge3

This is the Broken Steel of Borderlands IMO new level cap and long quest. (also the thrid dlc)

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

glad to see some worthwhile additions in the DLC this time - more weapons, new vehicles and increased level cap. much better than Moxxi's Underdome Riot

leroyfish1
leroyfish1

i just want to say this about dlc. with this third one grand total will be $90. I have played borderlands since its release. Ihave 2 level 50 and a level 40. I have played through over five times. mostgames i have played last a few weeks then i'm bored. two other games wouldnt even match that kind of replay for me,and that would be $120 right there. so i say keep it coming until borderlands 2. just make it worth it. (underdome was over priced).

chevro1et
chevro1et

D/L as I type this... really stoked to git my murder on!!!! heheh

Spybreak
Spybreak

This is one hell of a surprise considering it was coming soon like a few days ago lol. I'm soooo downloading this, new guns, new enemies (one thing Borderlands really needed) new level cap and new missions! Sign me up!

Trogeton
Trogeton

UUh yeah this game is similar to oblivion they are both RPG in a FPS perspective and the animals in the game react the same way.. so yeah they are kinda alike it's just you don't have numbers popping out everywhere

anfunny
anfunny

wooooo! downloading it atm

drswank
drswank

Yeah! It's there, got my download going now :)

xXDante666Xx
xXDante666Xx

@mikekearn: That is kinda "poopie" lol but guess another day won't hurt, I wasn't expecting it till next month or so anyways. I didn't know "very soon" was like in the next couple of days.

Federico1993
Federico1993

Is there a DVD release coming? Not everyone is able to use live downloads. We'll just wait and see......

joelgau
joelgau

Update: you can download the DLC from within the game itself if you are having trouble doing it through xbox live outside the game.

joelgau
joelgau

Seriously? I will have to download it after work. Woo hoo! Unless it needs a code like mikekearn says. Let us know if it downloads and how it looks! Can't wait!

wooly_mamoth
wooly_mamoth

It on Xbox live right now!!! Dowloading the 1.6GB of awesomeness

joelgau
joelgau

Officially postponed until Wednesday for Xbox. Still to be released on PS3 and PC on Thursday.

FabledVeteran
FabledVeteran

looks like ill be spending a bit more than planned on some new microsoft points then

xXDante666Xx
xXDante666Xx

@mikekearn: Did they make an announcement that it would be postponed till tomorrow? Most of the time they wait till later to put it on the marketplace (at least that is how PSN works dunno about LIVE) but it may be on later, unless they did make an official announcement that I can't find. :(

Barighm
Barighm

Great surprise. Hope the memory usage isn't too great.

nasaboy0307
nasaboy0307

i did like the first 2 addons but not worth $10 in my opinion, little lower price woulda been nice but im glad i bought them though. But i think they defiantly price this addon nicely. Most likely anyone still liking borderlands will like this addon with its even more content in my opinion.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

DLC are a cancer. Devs are gettin too lazy to release a real expansion set 6-8 months later with some real new content. Instead they release DLC, milking stupid players with very poor content.

mikekearn
mikekearn

@lazycomplife: Microsoft doesn't like free DLC, so patching in a bank (something rather significant) might not have been allowed. Including it with other DLC is perfectly fine. It's not something required in any way. The game is designed around equipping the best stuff you find, and discarding the rest. I'm not sure why you'd need a bank feature anyway. That said, I'm super excited to get this DLC. I went to Xbox.com to buy it, but it's not showing up there for me right now. I don't have access to my Xbox right now, so I can't check Marketplace, but I'm going to be pretty annoyed if I can't buy this when I get home. I want to give you money, Microsoft! Why won't you let me? EDIT: Well, crap. Apparently the DLC has been postponed until Wednesday. That kind of sucks.

it009x9281
it009x9281

Didnt like the first two dlc i hope i will like this one

spacedvest2
spacedvest2

Looks awesome...can't wait. @Trogeton = Saying that Borderlands is anything like Obvilion is a total stretch. IMO, they are nothing alike.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Oh shoot, I just remembered. I deleted my Roland and started over because I made the mistake of starting Play Through 2 rather then leveling up in Play Through 1 and then starting Play Through 2 (which is 2.5 I believe) when I was at 50 (my weapons were kind of disappointing anyway). Oh well, still can't wait.

chex81
chex81

still want to play this game, the level cap increase and new missions is making the leap a much easier choice. unsure if its worth playing solo...

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I want to know who thumbs down'd my last comment. Someone that doesn't like supporting developers? or someone that wants more sequels? Hey, I'm just saying I want to see more unique games in the fashion that Borderlands is unique. There can be a NEW game with the loot system of borderlands (and cel-shading looks great too), but it could include a story and more rpg elements. Maybe even new classes in a new setting. Maybe they could add magic and make a RPG/Shooter instead of a Shooter/RPG next time. There are many things that can be done to games to make them original pieces of work. I buy sequels. Mostly because they're just old versions of games I like, but with new things added in. In my opinion, $80 is a good price tag for borderlands and all 3 DLC, but Mad Moxxi was not worth $10. It's a fun and original game. EDIT: I did look up Mad Moxxi, and I did pay that $10 for the bank. I really wanted a bank the whole game. There should have been one from the start, or at least patched in.

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

That explains why I just found a level 54 Bulldog...

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

I'm guilty of avoiding most DLCs, but even I recognise that there are some that are worth every penny to me as they extend a game I'm enjoying. The Borderlands stuff is certainly what I'd call worth it... I mean if you don't like it or don't like the sound of the cost, you don't buy it... it's one of the most simple problems to solve(!) At the very least check reviews on the DLC to help you decide whether a purchase might be worth it...

Jbreynolds
Jbreynolds

Looks like it's time to get Borderlands back out again! DLC like this I don't mind getting!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

hells to the yeah... this is getting downloaded the second it's available. hello Level 61 :D

Trogeton
Trogeton

I just rented borderlands from gamefly the game is awesome.. it's reminds me of oblivion but with a better combat system and different visuals.. but the dlc on this game is moving FAST

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

OK 2k, here is $90 total for Borderlands. At least this one seems like more content than Mad Moxxi, which was a rip-off (minus the bank feature which REALLY should have been included in the main game). Zombie Island was FUN! I would rather keep having levels added for Borderlands than have a sequel. A sequel means that it would carry on with the plot, which would mean Borderlands would have to have a plot to begin with. I want a patch for the online portion of Borderlands, really bad. Like the matchmaking, not the co-op. The co-op is tasty. Plus this DLC money is almost all for the developers, rather than selling a game in retail environment. Unfortunately, I'm a collector of video games, and DLC doesn't give me a shiny metal tin :'(

felixdawg
felixdawg

Awesome, I just finished the main story last week. Now I can play this rather than playthrough 2.