Borderlands 2’s Pirate-Themed DLC Launches Today

    October 16, 2012

Today marks the launch of the first downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands 2. The DLC, titled Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, is filled with pirate-themed madness but a distinct lack of water.

As is customary for a Borderlands game, this DLC looks to be filled with the series’ trademark ribald humor. It also features new characters, new enemies (mostly pirate-themed, such as the “grogmaster”), new challenges, a new vehicle (the sandskiff, which can fire harpoons), and, of course, new guns. Lots and lots of new guns.

The DLC is 800 Microsoft Points through Xbox LIVE or $10 via the PlayStation network or PC. Gearbox is also still offering its Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which lets players get all four of the planned DLC campaign add-ons for $30 or 2400 Microsoft Points. Though I would only recommend the pass to those who know they will be playing Borderlands 2 well into next year, Gearbox’s offer is a steal compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s $50 season pass.

Gearbox released a launch trailer today to coincide with the DLC’s release. It gives an overview of who Captain Scarlett is, what players will be doing, and what sort of action players can expect.