Borderlands 2's Mechromancer Class Drops Today

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Posted by Alex (2401 posts) -
There's nothing sweeter than the relationship between a girl and her floating death robot.

Do you like mechs? Do you like romance? Well, too bad on the second part, because that's not really what a mechromancer does. So what does a mechromancer do? You'll find out today when the newest class for Borderlands 2 drops across all platforms.

For $10 (800 MS Points), anyone will be able to download the new, fifth class once the DLC hits the in-game shop--which it reportedly already has for Xbox 360 and PC users. Anyone who grabbed one of the Premier Club editions of the game will receive the new class for free.

So what is the mechromancer, exactly? The mechromancer is a girl, Gaige, who controls a mechanized buddy named Deathtrap. Deathtrap has a variety of intriguing skills and abilities, many of which you can suss out by checking out Gaige's skill tree, which Gearbox handily posted here. I actually had the chance to spend a little time messing around with Gaige last week, and found her to be one of my better-liked classes. She reminds me a bit of the commando class, albeit with a turret that actively seeks out and punches/blasts enemies, as opposed to remaining stationary. She's definitely a neat addition to the game.

The mechromancer is, of course, just the first piece of DLC headed to Borderlands 2. As of now, she's the only class addition announced for the game, but Gearbox reps I spoke to didn't entirely rule out the possibility of more classes down the road, though nothing is planned currently.

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#1 Posted by Alex (2401 posts) -
There's nothing sweeter than the relationship between a girl and her floating death robot.

Do you like mechs? Do you like romance? Well, too bad on the second part, because that's not really what a mechromancer does. So what does a mechromancer do? You'll find out today when the newest class for Borderlands 2 drops across all platforms.

For $10 (800 MS Points), anyone will be able to download the new, fifth class once the DLC hits the in-game shop--which it reportedly already has for Xbox 360 and PC users. Anyone who grabbed one of the Premier Club editions of the game will receive the new class for free.

So what is the mechromancer, exactly? The mechromancer is a girl, Gaige, who controls a mechanized buddy named Deathtrap. Deathtrap has a variety of intriguing skills and abilities, many of which you can suss out by checking out Gaige's skill tree, which Gearbox handily posted here. I actually had the chance to spend a little time messing around with Gaige last week, and found her to be one of my better-liked classes. She reminds me a bit of the commando class, albeit with a turret that actively seeks out and punches/blasts enemies, as opposed to remaining stationary. She's definitely a neat addition to the game.

The mechromancer is, of course, just the first piece of DLC headed to Borderlands 2. As of now, she's the only class addition announced for the game, but Gearbox reps I spoke to didn't entirely rule out the possibility of more classes down the road, though nothing is planned currently.

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#2 Posted by tsiro (214 posts) -

I've been pretty excited for this! Man, today is crazy.

#3 Posted by golguin (4054 posts) -

Played the class up to level 10 and it's pretty good.

#4 Posted by AlKusanagi (995 posts) -

Any word about the patch erasing/resetting Badass levels/keys/etc?

#5 Posted by ONIKAGEI (47 posts) -

Gonna get my Robot on!

#6 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

Watch out for said patch and DLC, though. Seems like there are some serious issues across all the platforms thus far.

#7 Posted by bhhawks78 (1208 posts) -

Wait I bought it new and have the season pass but this isn't included.

WTF?

#8 Posted by Garfunkle (65 posts) -

Her skill tree is kinda meh. I'll probably play her for a bit then go back to my Axton

#9 Posted by haffy (674 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad said:

Watch out for said patch and DLC, though. Seems like there are some serious issues across all the platforms thus far.

It hasn't been released on PC or Ps3 yet though has it? How can there be issues?

#10 Posted by AgentOHarah (68 posts) -

@bhhawks78 said:

Wait I bought it new and have the season pass but this isn't included.

WTF?

it was a separate Pre-Order only bonus, dawg. Otherwise you have to pay for it, season pass or no.

#11 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3116 posts) -

@haffy said:

@Make_Me_Mad said:

Watch out for said patch and DLC, though. Seems like there are some serious issues across all the platforms thus far.

It hasn't been released on PC or Ps3 yet though has it? How can there be issues?

I'd heard on the forums that it was out on Steam and there were issues, so my intention was to say there were issues for all platforms it had been released on. If that's not the case, then sorry for not verifying further. Just wanted people to be careful.

#12 Posted by MetalBaofu (1442 posts) -

@bhhawks78 said:

Wait I bought it new and have the season pass but this isn't included.

WTF?

It's not part of the season pass, and was only offered as free for people that pre-ordered. Everyone else has to pay.

#13 Posted by WJist (308 posts) -

With some of the enemies in this game evading constantly (particularly those shield surveyors), I am all about classes that home in with their action skills.

#14 Posted by ikabubu (207 posts) -

Minor correction: Gaige is actually available earlier than the article mentions. I turned on my Xbox around 3 AM (PST) this morning and was surprised that the DLC option had a "new" highlight on it, and voila! This doesn't matter so much after the first few hours that the news is up.

#15 Posted by bkbroiler (1641 posts) -

I would be more into this like a week ago. I'm deep into XCOM now.

#16 Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

Well, for European PS3 owners we're most likely still going to have to wait till tomorrow as usual. I'm in no rush at least; still need to finish up my Maya (and I've also got my Salvador alt), but I'll probably start up another playthrough just to reach the early levels and tinker with her robot a bit anywhoo.

#17 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

Neat, me and a friend just finished the game today.

#18 Posted by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

Ten bucks? Fuck that shit, she should've just been part of the base game.

#19 Posted by crevisjr (28 posts) -

Just had a mess around with the new class & I must say I quite like it.

#20 Posted by Suits (250 posts) -

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

#21 Posted by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

@Suits said:

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

Preordering is and always will be a scam.

#22 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Suits said:

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

Preordering is and always will be a scam.

What if I gave you Civ V when you preorder XCOM?

#23 Posted by Suits (250 posts) -

@iAmJohn: Does it matter when you buy it when you know the product will be good? Aside from the bonuses you support the developer before the release. With a reputation as Gearbox Software's and constant release of game footage, you know that they will deliver anyway.

#24 Edited by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

@Rappelsiini said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Suits said:

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

Preordering is and always will be a scam.

What if I gave you Civ V when you preorder XCOM?

Is it cool that 2K did that? Hell yes. Does it make the scam of asking you to pay money for a thing that you have no idea whether or not it will be worth your money any less of a scam, especially on places like Steam where they bill you instantaneously and you cannot cancel the order if you change your mind or reviews come out before it's released saying how much it sucks? Nope. With the exception of hardware (and even that is kind of bullshit) preorders have never benefited the consumer.

#25 Posted by MeatSim (10941 posts) -

Too bad that I finished Borderlands 2 on Saturday and don't have the desire for more right now.

#26 Posted by SlashDance (1843 posts) -

@AgentOHarah said:

@bhhawks78 said:

Wait I bought it new and have the season pass but this isn't included.

WTF?

it was a separate Pre-Order only bonus, dawg. Otherwise you have to pay for it, season pass or no.

Isn't that completely fucked up ? I can't really tell anymore.

#27 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Rappelsiini said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Suits said:

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

Preordering is and always will be a scam.

What if I gave you Civ V when you preorder XCOM?

Is it cool that 2K did that? Hell yes. Does it make the scam of asking you to pay money for a thing that you have no idea whether or not it will be worth your money any less of a scam, especially on places like Steam where they bill you instantaneously and you cannot cancel the order if you change your mind or reviews come out before it's released saying how much it sucks? Nope. With the exception of hardware (and even that is kind of bullshit) preorders have never benefited the consumer.

Most of the time preorder "benefits" are some trivial bullshit that doesn't affect your game one way or another. But there are some games I know I'm going to want to get day one so why wouldn't I preorder? And games I'm talking about are games I'd buy even if all the reviews said they suck, even if I didn't preorder. And if there is some cool bonus like, Civ V, I don't see a problem there.

I agree, typically preorders are bit of a "scam" but the situation has gotten better and publishers have learned from past mistakes and offer something worth while now, like Mechromancer Class.

#28 Edited by Undeadpool (4998 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Rappelsiini said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Suits said:

@iAmJohn: If you pre-ordered it was.

Preordering is and always will be a scam.

What if I gave you Civ V when you preorder XCOM?

Is it cool that 2K did that? Hell yes. Does it make the scam of asking you to pay money for a thing that you have no idea whether or not it will be worth your money any less of a scam, especially on places like Steam where they bill you instantaneously and you cannot cancel the order if you change your mind or reviews come out before it's released saying how much it sucks? Nope. With the exception of hardware (and even that is kind of bullshit) preorders have never benefited the consumer.

No, a scam would be if they gave you a copy of the game "Civ V", which is some shitty shovelware that they developed and named that to intentionally mislead consumers.

Preorders are a way of incentivising consumers' good will. I believe that Gearbox will put out a quality product, and they offer a reward for that. Saying it doesn't benefit consumers is nonsense because it's not like they would've put it out for free if not for preorders, they would've just charged EVERYone.

@SlashDance said:

@AgentOHarah said:

@bhhawks78 said:

Wait I bought it new and have the season pass but this isn't included.

WTF?

it was a separate Pre-Order only bonus, dawg. Otherwise you have to pay for it, season pass or no.

Isn't that completely fucked up ? I can't really tell anymore.

It's actually not, it's just a little weird because the Season Pass does specify that it's for four future CAMPAIGNS, not ALL future DLC.

#29 Posted by Shimakaze (166 posts) -

Borderlands 2 just got about 20% cooler!

#30 Edited by probablytuna (3829 posts) -

Steam is currently downloading this as I'm posting. Looking forward to trying it out.

Just came back from a GI article saying that the Badass Rank reset bug is back alongside the Mechromancer update. Immediately paused that shit. Although it's still unknown if it's actually directly related... Please fix this issue Gearbox!

#31 Posted by DanteFaustEsq (109 posts) -

@iAmJohn: I'm sure some one may have pointed this out already but, if you do a bit of research you'd know that they only started working on her after the game had gone gold. So yeah they created a whole new class after they'd finished the game making your should should have been base argument a bit moot.

#32 Posted by DanteFaustEsq (109 posts) -

@iAmJohn: Tell me about it! I go a 10 buck credit and a class for free, what a ripoff.

#33 Posted by FoxMulder (1711 posts) -

I wish she was released on day one, because I'd totally play as her. I'm about 3/4 through the game and havent touched it in a few days, so it's unlikley I'll play it again anytime soon.

#34 Posted by RichieJohn (527 posts) -

They should increase the player count or someone should mod or into the PC version. I'd love to see what it'd be like with about 12 vault hunters.

They should at least increase it to 5 now.

#35 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -

Her skill tree is rife with MLP references.
 
This game's writing is insipid, and revolting. The flagrant use of memes, the pandering. Eurgh.

#36 Posted by laserbolts (5369 posts) -

I think I may be a bit Borderlanded out at this point. I'll look into the campaign DLC but I've had enough Borderlands for now.

#37 Posted by Efesell (690 posts) -

I've been pretty excited for this but man there's a lot of real good stuff to play right now to be going back to another game.

#38 Posted by YOUNGLINK (552 posts) -

Damn, preorder or not. Still shitty for people who bought the season pass. If they want to offer preorder bonuses then they should release them at launch.

#39 Posted by Mirado (1057 posts) -

@RoyCampbell: Not all of it is pandering and memes.

Just...well, most of it. D:

#40 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

@iAmJohn: hows that now? If I want a game and It's at the point where I'm not even going to wait for a review (like say Halo 4) I'm going to order it from amazon early. How am I getting scammed?

#41 Posted by patrick (563 posts) -

@RoyCampbell said:

Her skill tree is rife with MLP references. This game's writing is insipid, and revolting. The flagrant use of memes, the pandering. Eurgh.

Please inform us of some current humorous games so we can tell you how incorrect you are.

#42 Posted by DonChipotle (2852 posts) -

Health regen with a full mag is pretty awesome.

As is a robot.

Mechro was the class I wanted to play most. I am glad she is pretty good. Though the Anarchy tree is a bit...blech

#43 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -
@patrick said:

@RoyCampbell said:

Her skill tree is rife with MLP references. This game's writing is insipid, and revolting. The flagrant use of memes, the pandering. Eurgh.

Please inform us of some current humorous games so we can tell you how incorrect you are.

Nah, you sound like a jerk.
#44 Posted by vioxtreme (18 posts) -

@RoyCampbell said:

@patrick said:

@RoyCampbell said:

Her skill tree is rife with MLP references. This game's writing is insipid, and revolting. The flagrant use of memes, the pandering. Eurgh.

Please inform us of some current humorous games so we can tell you how incorrect you are.

Nah, you sound like a jerk.

Your opinion is wrong.

#45 Posted by revel (92 posts) -

but.... but... we just beat the game. we are cleaning up some side missions and then it is time to play the other 100 kick ass games coming out. Gotta move on.

#46 Posted by Rhinox (19 posts) -

Thrilled to get the new class a week early. I suspected as much when Randy Pitchford tweeted there'd be a big surprise last night.

Played a bit, unlocked Deathtrap and gave him a whirl. He is magnificent. He stays out for a really long time. His cool down is a minute long, but there is a skill to reduce that. He does good damage, distracts the enemies, and looks badass while doing so. I will continue to main Axton, but the mechromancer might just become my second 'go to' class.

#47 Posted by Humanity (10119 posts) -

What about those stories that getting update resets your badass rank

#48 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

Can't wait to start playing as her. I don't really like any of the special abilities other than the soldiers so it's good to get a similar class.

#49 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1702 posts) -

Pretty fun so far.

#50 Posted by Parsnip (1116 posts) -

Already?
I expected it a little farther down the line.

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