Borderlands Next DLC Details Leak Courtesy Of New Patch

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

Because you couldn't in Borderlands proper, you'll get your fill of Claptrap in the role-playing-shooter's next DLC. The smart-mouthed, sometimes helpful and precocious, unicycle-equipped machines will get a much-deserved stint in the limelight, as they, and even hybrid spins on them, will be the enemies.

This is according to a Gearbox forums user who decided to raid Borderlands' new files after a recent Steam patch, which added in Steam achievements support. He then dropped his findings--a long list that includes enemies, quests, dialogue, and locations--on the forums for all to see in advance of an official announcement.

The user even attempted to piece together how the story component of the DLC will shake out. He believes the content will foremost feature a ninja Claptrap that was created to impede Borderlands' vault hunters. But something goes awry. And instead of protecting, It decides to start an armed revolution using re-animated corpses and pieces of Claptraps for its military.  
 

This is a Claptrap.
This is a Claptrap.

You'll face off against Grunt-traps, Midget-traps, Claptrap Kamikazes, Rakk-traps, Turret-traps, and even [spoiler] a General Knoxx-trap in missions that'll have you doing things like raiding a Claptrap factory, finding bobbleheads, fixing popcorn machines, and even shoving garbage in a food chute.

There's more, much more in fact, to glean from the details on the Gearbox message board but beware, the content will be spoiled for you.

It's important to note that all of the above might not shake out as the user, or us, are imagining. When speaking with IGN, Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford didn't dismiss this leak, but he did note that we're not seeing the whole picture. "There are few things there," he admitted. "But It's like reading a draft of a script for a move that hasn't even been announced yet, let alone launched. Yeah, you might learn something, but it's not the real thing and it could just drive you crazy thinking about it." 
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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

Because you couldn't in Borderlands proper, you'll get your fill of Claptrap in the role-playing-shooter's next DLC. The smart-mouthed, sometimes helpful and precocious, unicycle-equipped machines will get a much-deserved stint in the limelight, as they, and even hybrid spins on them, will be the enemies.

This is according to a Gearbox forums user who decided to raid Borderlands' new files after a recent Steam patch, which added in Steam achievements support. He then dropped his findings--a long list that includes enemies, quests, dialogue, and locations--on the forums for all to see in advance of an official announcement.

The user even attempted to piece together how the story component of the DLC will shake out. He believes the content will foremost feature a ninja Claptrap that was created to impede Borderlands' vault hunters. But something goes awry. And instead of protecting, It decides to start an armed revolution using re-animated corpses and pieces of Claptraps for its military.  
 

This is a Claptrap.
This is a Claptrap.

You'll face off against Grunt-traps, Midget-traps, Claptrap Kamikazes, Rakk-traps, Turret-traps, and even [spoiler] a General Knoxx-trap in missions that'll have you doing things like raiding a Claptrap factory, finding bobbleheads, fixing popcorn machines, and even shoving garbage in a food chute.

There's more, much more in fact, to glean from the details on the Gearbox message board but beware, the content will be spoiled for you.

It's important to note that all of the above might not shake out as the user, or us, are imagining. When speaking with IGN, Gearbox head honcho Randy Pitchford didn't dismiss this leak, but he did note that we're not seeing the whole picture. "There are few things there," he admitted. "But It's like reading a draft of a script for a move that hasn't even been announced yet, let alone launched. Yeah, you might learn something, but it's not the real thing and it could just drive you crazy thinking about it." 
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#2 Edited by AuthenticM (4297 posts) -

nice !
 
edit: FUCKING FINALLY!
 
edit 2: I hope this is the last DLC. Just focus all of your energies on making the sequel better, Gearbox.

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#3 Posted by Wortdog (39 posts) -

OK game.  I traded it in.   Missions were the same towards the end.

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#4 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1663 posts) -

I can't shoot claptraps D:

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#5 Posted by hedfone (1747 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:
" nice ! "
not nice
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#6 Posted by DjTann3r (217 posts) -

YES. all sorts of YES.

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#7 Posted by SpaceDandie (272 posts) -

uh uh uh uh uh

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#8 Posted by Cincaid (3051 posts) -

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
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#9 Posted by natetodamax (19462 posts) -
Slightly disappointed that zombies will make another video game appearance, but I do love me some Borderlands DLC
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#10 Posted by Peanut (964 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
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Slightly disappointed that zombies will make another video game appearance, but I do love me some Borderlands DLC
"
Zombies were already in Borderlands, so...
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#11 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (771 posts) -

Ninja claptrap shall fall

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#12 Posted by MJbroken (3 posts) -

Anything to make me play Borderlands again would be great.

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#13 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1274 posts) -

Oh sweet, damn it though, I haven't got through the main game yet...
Let alone the previous DLC...

Oh, I assume this will be coming to all platforms right? Not just the PC version. That would be pretty dumb.

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#14 Posted by VoshiNova (2241 posts) -

Aweeeesssommme

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#15 Posted by radioactivez0r (907 posts) -

Wow, I would have figured almost a year later they'd be moving on, or finally releasing a gold edition.  I'm kinda impressed...even though I haven't actually played the other DLC yet.

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#16 Posted by Rapid (1584 posts) -

There's going to be a lot of leakage. 
"I'm leaking" BOOM!

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#17 Posted by Archer88 (349 posts) -

I kinda thought it would be cool if they added in a new class that was very pet heavy called "The ClapTrap Herder" or something like that. I know that Mordecai has his bloodwing but that was more of an ability than an actual pet. I know its pipe dream, but it would make for a totally unique class.

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#18 Posted by BRINKTheMovieMyFavoriteMovie (167 posts) -

Claptraps aren't funny; never were. I think this is a pretty bad idea for DLC, but then again they also did zombies and that fucking underdome thing so maybe DLC isn't their strong point.

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#19 Posted by Glak (580 posts) -

Yes! This is great news! More reason to play more Borderlands! :D
Too bad my Roland lost all his equipment, time to start farming again

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#20 Posted by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

I've been playing a lot since yesterday, getting my sweet steam achievements filled. Nice to see more DLC to tide us over till the next game, which I am really looking forward to. Quicklook from Jeff? Because the site really needs more original Borderlands videos, lol.

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#21 Posted by Xakura (126 posts) -

Hooray!
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#22 Edited by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

I'm trembling a bit for Steam achievements.  My Borderlander buddies and I have been debating how much we would pay for DLC that lets us skip the PC's intro movies... 0-byte AVIs seem too simple in this day and age.  God damn the alias list on the Claptrap page is going to get ginormous.
 

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#23 Posted by Sin4profit (3394 posts) -

Christ, just make a damn sequel!

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#24 Posted by Crono (2762 posts) -

They have an ointment for claptrap.

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#25 Posted by ajamafalous (13315 posts) -

I fucking hate Claptraps.

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#27 Posted by TekZero (3326 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" Christ, just make a damn sequel! "
I'd rather pay $10-15 for a cool DLC that extends the gameplay from an existing game than to pay $60 for an entirely new one. 
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#28 Posted by Jayzilla (2695 posts) -

I love Borderlands. I am going through Secret Armory now that I picked up for 3.50US over July 4th Steam sale. Best 3.50 I have ever spent on DLC.

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#29 Posted by CookieMonster (2517 posts) -

Ah, so thats why they made me buy all the borderlands dlc that was on sale recently...

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#30 Posted by b33 (449 posts) -

I'm dancin'  I'm dancin'  :D

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#31 Posted by doctorchin (134 posts) -

Oh wow!   Midget-traps! Tiny little clap-traps? 

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#32 Posted by FlappyHands (2995 posts) -
@MrStool said:
" uh uh uh uh uh "
Shank style.
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#33 Posted by DeltaDreamer (131 posts) -

glad they are still making DLC for it

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#34 Posted by morningthief (83 posts) -

Haven't played since the patch... can anyone tell me if the Steam achievements are retroactive? 

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#35 Posted by MeatSim (11136 posts) -

This sounds like stuff I would expect of Borderlands.

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#36 Posted by Godlovesugly (281 posts) -

Still haven't played this game, just never grabbed me.

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#37 Posted by OmegaAmen (48 posts) -
@morningthief said:
" Haven't played since the patch... can anyone tell me if the Steam achievements are retroactive?  "
Most of them are retroactive.
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#38 Edited by jakob187 (22916 posts) -

Yeah, I saw Pitchford make a similar comment on his Twitter.  He doesn't seem too happy about the leak, but then again...what do you expect when you release this info in the damn patch?! 
 
@BRINKTheMovieMyFavoriteMovie said:

" Claptraps aren't funny; never were."
You, sir, have no soul.
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#39 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2831 posts) -
@Brackynews: There are configurations that let you skip both the intro movies, and that intro when you start a new game.
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#40 Posted by OddyKnocky (39 posts) -

I burned out on Borderlands when Zombie Island was released. If only they did General Knoxx first... 
 
When I was playing though, it was fucking awesome. But then you get msot of the talents you want, and one of the best guns, and it all seems a bit... pointless.
 
Roll on Borderlands 2.

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#41 Posted by LiquidSwords (2728 posts) -

Can't wait!

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#42 Posted by Eribuster (779 posts) -

The Giant Bomb crew were right! One more DLC so they can have another retail pack. I'm excited.

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#43 Posted by IncredibleBulk92 (949 posts) -

      
      
Took this last night when I finished Borderlands for the first time since that great Steam sale.  Didn't realise at the time that it wasn't in the original game. 
 
Btw having just competed Borderlands is it worth me clicking the second playthrough button? Does it do anything besides reset the quests?  I've got the secret armoury to finish first but I'm curious.
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#44 Posted by KrazyPN (13 posts) -

Aaawesome!

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#45 Edited by ribeye (479 posts) -
@IncredibleBulk92 said:

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same missions, better loot 
 
edit - that's pretty awesome, i deleted the pic from my quote and it apparently took the text with it
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#46 Posted by Scyllz (75 posts) -

For the sequel, use valve's steam for game finding and chat. Using Gamespy just to protest Valve's monopoly kept a great game from being amazing.

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#47 Posted by ribeye (479 posts) -
@Meltbrain said:
" @MrStool said:
" uh uh uh uh uh "
Shank style. "

you're all fired, he didn't say it 5 times lol
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#48 Posted by TheCrushader (51 posts) -

 
I'm looking forwards to this, just hoping it will be better than the other DLCs...

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#49 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (823 posts) -

Hell, in spite of all my excitement over Starcraft 2, that patch had me fire up Borderlands, even after 124 hours of gameplay. I then realized I hadn't fully completed all the things ever in PT 2. Then I went and killed Skags for a solid hour. 
 
Yeah. That game is still fun as fuck. Itching for more. Fiending for it, I suppose, is the term.
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#50 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Wow really?? I honestly never expected any more upcoming DLC for Borderlands after such a long gap. But I'm glad all the same! Haven't played on Borderlands in quite a while.

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