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Default Details on 4/2 Level Cap Raise, Storage Increase and More

Exciting changes are coming to Borderlands 2 on April 2, 2013!

As you may have heard, the team has been hard at work to raise the level cap -- an effort that required re-balancing, re-tuning and re-testing the entire game -- along with adding a third playthrough, more ammo upgrades, additional backpack slots and more!

Here's what players on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can expect that day:
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Changes in 4/2 Software Update (Free)
- New items in the Black Market:
- One additional ammo upgrade for each ammo type, at 50 Eridium each.
- Two more backpack storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
- Two more bank storage space upgrades, at 50 and 100 Eridium respectively.
- Increases the maximum amount of Eridium players can hold from 99 to 500.
- Adds a new playthrough balanced for top-tier play: Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
- Various bug fixes.
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Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (Free with Season Pass, $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points separately)

- Raises level cap to 61, allowing characters to gain 11 additional levels.
- Characters gain a skill point with every level from 51 to 61, for a total of 11 more skill points.
- Powerful new "Ancient" E-Tech relics and rare Pearlescent-grade weapons can be picked up in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
Check back soon for a detailed look at the gameplay changes in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (UPDATE: find those here) along with details on the various bug fixes in the update, and don't forget there's more to come for Borderlands 2: Krieg the Psycho, a new playable character, arrives in May. After that, expect the fourth campaign add-on (included in the Season Pass) by the end of June!

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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Details on 4/2 Level Cap Raise, Storage Increase and More

first(maybe), and wooohooooo

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color me interested.

Can we expect details on how pearlescents work?(tied to bosses, like oranges, or just random drops?)

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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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This gives me many happys. Time cannot move fast enough!

So.....backpacks go from 27 to 33. I would have liked a bit more like 42 (which is of course the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything) but oh well.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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oooooh drool.
2 more upgrades... how many slots is that?

11 more skill points..... there will be blood.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Powerful new "Ancient" E-Tech relics
Yes. Yeeessss. Come to me my pretties...
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Ancient etech relics huh. I wonder if the details on how these will be obtained will be released. Will they just be random finds or have a designed loot pool.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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I like how ancient is in quotes for the E-tech relics, also super pumped for tuesday. Hopefully the various bug fixes includes the multipellet glitch currently affecting consoles, that alone would be awesome since everything else they can hotfix currently.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #8
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Awesome
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #9
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one thing I"m wondering is how the bosses will work if you don't buy the level cap? will all enemies stay at 48-52 on third playthrough with you?
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #10
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Let the Farming begin!!!
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