Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s second piece of DLC is out December 16

Welcome to the Holodome

2K Games announced today the second DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and as with the first pack, it is commendable in some ways but disappointing in others. In The Holodome Onslaught, Axton and Gaige join the crew in Sanctuary, but having missed Athena’s first two recounts of the events on Elpis, they ask to hear an abridged version. This version only includes the violence, with none of the exposition.

Or in other words, it’s like Horde Mode.

The good news is that Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (UVHM) is releasing for free alongside The Holodome Onslaught, so any who have maxed out characters at level 50 now have another 10 levels and a third playthrough for the main campaign. It will be interesting to see how the difficulty in UVHM is handled here; the main crux of any successful strategy in Borderlands 2‘s UVHM was the use of slag, which is unavailable in The Pre-Sequel.

So yeah. Once again, I feel for you if you purchased the season pass expecting four pieces of substantial story DLC like there were in the last two Borderlands games. Instead, you have a character and wave-based combat so far. At least the level cap increase is free.

Darren Nakamura
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