Watch How a Normal Dude Becomes a Robotic Monster in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

May the (en)Forcer be with you.


If you played Borderlands 2, you saw a very different version of Wilhelm than the one you'll find in The Pre-Sequel. In that game, Wilhelm looked more like the power loader from Aliens than an actual human being. But The Pre-Sequel takes place, well, before the sequel, so you'll get a chance to see what Wilhelm looked like before he went all robotic.

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Even as a perfectly normal-looking guy, robotics are very much a part of Wilhelm's identity. His action skill is called Wolf and Saint, and it allows him to summon a pair of combat drones to help him in battle. Wolf is the aggressive one, running off and attacking distant enemies, while Saint stays close by to replenish your health.

Climbing the Hunter-Killer skill tree grants you unlockable abilities such as manually commanding Wolf to attack certain enemies, or just straight-up launch a missile strike for you. Saint can be upgraded using an entirely different skill tree, giving you an opportunity to choose how you want to express your own inner robot dog monster.

But it's a third skill tree, Cyber Commander, where you can really see Wilhelm's transformation to his Borderlands 2 form. There you'll find an upgrade called Power Fist, which gives you an explosive (literally!) punch melee ability using a robotic arm and robotic legs that let him sprint while running. And tying it all together is the fact that Wilhelm's voice becomes more processed and machinelike the further you work through this skill tree.

Take a look at the video above and you can see a number of those skills in action, and make sure to come back next week for another video showcasing a third playable character in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

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