Gearbox announces free Borderlands level update, new Brothers in Arms during PAX panel

Monday, 6th September 2010 07:26 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Pfft. Reviving Duke Nukem Forever? Please. That’s only how Gearbox starts off its weekend.

During what was essentially a State of the Gearbox address, the developer touched on all of its key franchises. First up, more Borderlands DLC! Better still, it’s free. So, what kind of bang are you getting for your no-buck? Well, the update will boost the game’s level cap up to 69 and rebalance the whole shebang accordingly – just in time for Claptrap’s Revolution on September 28.

On the Brothers in Arms front, Gearbox definitely has something cooking, but if you’re expecting a surprise blowout, keep walking.

“We’ve got a lot of action right now, but we’re not ready quite yet to bring it out. We want to make sure we know we’ve got it right before we tell you what we’re doing,” said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford.

“We’ll deal with Baker and his men in future games for sure. But we also may do some other things that maybe treat the game in some different ways and take some different directions,” Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel chimed in.

Different directions? That’s just cryptic enough that it could be anything! We, however, choose to jump to the most logical conclusion: zombies. After all, what else could “Z-Day” be? It just makes so much sense.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Robster1979

    Brothers in Arms Hells Highway is in my bottom 5 games of this generation. Utter shite.
    Please do better next time GearBox.

    #1 4 years ago

    A free lvl cap is awesome!!! and i enjoyed brothers in arms and all but ww2 is overused like they said they should try something different another era perhaps?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    Hells Highway was a great game. I just wish they’d make it a bit more complex. The world needs tactical squadbased shooters.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    @3, SOCOM?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    @4 Haven’t played it, but the videos I’ve seen from the Socom series have always been pretty action based. The whole point of a tactical squadbased shooter is that you beat people with superior tactics, not just pewpew.

    Stuff like the real Rainbow Six, Swat 3, Hidden and Dangerous, Brothers in Arms, Full Spectrum Warrior or Seal Team by Electronic Arts way back in the day. That game was amazing for its time.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “Brothers in Arms” Same as SOCOM. Pew Pew. but with everything else i agree.
    Ohh SWAT 3 i love you :)

    But the last Socom 4 is a tactical shooter. Not a pew pew considering there are some commands.

    Good example + there are not a lot of alternatives these days for the tactical third person shooter.
    I like it. Will probably get when it is cheaper.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    SOCOM has normally had a bit more of a tactical, more lethal shooter edge to it. That vid you linked was Move controlled too by the look of it Erthazus. I think they need to have words with Guerrilla and tell them how to do zoom without shitty auto-aim lock too.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    Brothers in Arms had action, but it was always more about suppression and fire and maneuver. That’s basically what they built the entire series around.

    I have high hopes for the next one. I think a lot of people would enjoy a bit of tactics.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    brothers in arms is awesome just needs to be long

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    How many Borderlands talent points would it take to max out all 3 paths for a character?

    #10 4 years ago

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