Earlier this year, during PAX, Gearbox announced that they would be increasing the level cap for Borderlands, meaning that you can now reach level 58 unless you happen to own the The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC, in which case you’d be able to go for level 69. That’s an increase of 8 levels.
In addition to this, not only will you be able to level up, but so will the enemy, giving players who’ve been through the game once and twice a slightly bigger challenge this time around. The item drops will also bump themselves up to new levels, which means the weapons will be at their most powerful.
But it’s not all fun and games. At least not on a practical, we-want-to-shoot-stuff level. The update also fixes a glitch in Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution which prevents you from earning the “What a party,” “It’s so realistic,” “Bobble-trap,” “The Lubricator,” and “Tourist” achievements/trophies if collected in an erroneous order. However, it will all be retroactive meaning if you’ve already done it once, you won’t have to do it again.
The update itself is now ready and has been passed on for approval which should mean it’ll be available next month, sometime. Also, it’s free of charge.
If you haven’t visited Pandora yet, now would be a good time to do so.