Gearbox has detailed the upcoming Ultimate Vault Hunter mode for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and has given it a release date.
The developer’s recent blog post confirmed that Vault Hunter Mode will launch as a free update on December 11 for Xbox 360, and December 16 for PC and PlayStation 3.
Ultimate Vault Hunter mode will be unlocked for any character, provided you’ve completed the main story missions and reached level 50 in True Vault Hunter Mode with it. You can even reset your mission progress at any time for maximum replayability.
All enemies and bosses will also scale accordingly. In co-op, enemies will scale to the highest-level player in the party. Other changes include:
- Regular enemies will receive a 1.5x health multiplier and 1.5x shield multiplier
- Badass enemies will receive a 2.5x health multiplier and 3.5x shield multiplier
- Enemies are now more likely to drop ammo, plus enemies and chests will give you better gear than in other playthroughs
- Elemental weapons will also be more effective, as will gear with elemental resistance