Jack employs his Vault Hunters once more to be digitally scanned and sent into Claptrap's mind in order to retrieve the H-Source.

The second, Aurelia, "the Baroness", is the sister of Sir Hammerlock who uses an experimental "Frost Diadem Shard" to deal ice elemental damage to enemies.

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Jack's skill trees mainly focus on granting bonuses to himself, as well as his Digi-Jacks.
Shoot and loot as you explore the mayhem-filled world of Pandora in BORDERLANDS 2 and the lunar madness of BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL in BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION. It features the player characters being sent into the mind of Claptrap by Handsome Jack to retrieve a mysterious piece of software known as the "H-Source", hidden within it by Hyperion's former CEO Harold Tassiter, resulting in the release of Shadowtrap, the digital manifestation of Claptrap's FR4G-TP program. Moxxi, Roland, and Lilith betray Jack and destroy the Eye to prevent him from gaining its power. [54] Jessica Conditt from Joystiq gave the game a 7/10, praising its new gameplay mechanics, well-defined classes, as well as the interesting and comedic bosses encountered and unique environments, but criticizing the confusing level design, frustrating death and predictable missions which lack variety. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Australia, with assistance from Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. [23], The first DLC character, released on 11 November 2014, is a body double of Handsome Jack, "the Doppelganger"; he can summon clones of himself known as "digi-Jacks" to fight alongside him. AUDIO: French, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, English, TEXT: English, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Korean, Chinese - Traditional. [11][12], Wilhelm, "the Enforcer", is a mercenary who becomes increasingly augmented with technology and weaponry over the course of the game, transforming him into Jack's cybernetic minion who is fought in Borderlands 2. The DLC also raises the character level cap to 70, and feature a customizable challenge arena. [7], As with Borderlands 2, completing the main campaign with a character unlocks "True Vault Hunter Mode", a second playthrough that is higher in difficulty, while beating the mode and reaching level 50 unlocks the third playthrough "Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode".[8]. 3. Unique and legendary items continue to have flavor text and associated special weapon effects. [4][5][6] A new "Grinder" machine allows players to deposit combinations of existing weapons to receive one of higher rarity. The Pre-Sequel received positive reviews; while praised for its new gameplay features, character classes, and for maintaining the trademark humour and style of previous entries in the franchise with an additional Australian comedy flair, the game was criticized by some for having confusing level designs, and for not providing many significant deviations from the core mechanics and gameplay of Borderlands 2 to make the game more than simply a standalone "expansion pack" for it. Handsome Jack, the main antagonist of Borderlands 2, appears as a key non-playable character, with the game's story mainly centered around his descent into villainy and rise to power.

However, he is interrupted by Lilith, who destroys the Vault symbol, burning it onto Jack's face and disfiguring him. They attempt to escape but are stopped by Zarpedon and a mysterious alien, so Jack stays behind to fend them off and sends the Vault Hunters to Elpis via a moonshot rocket. 2K and the 2K logo are trademarks of 2K in the US and/or other countries. As porting The Pre-Sequel to next-generation consoles would require rebuilding the engine (and thus defeating the purpose of retaining the engine used by Borderlands 2), developers instead targeted the game to the same console platforms that previous installments in the Borderlands franchise were released for. The songs that play over the introductory cutscene are, The song that plays over the end credits is.

It's lean and focused in a way the main game it belongs to sometimes wasn't, and yet it still feels substantial and complete. The Vault Hunters travel to a robot production facility, where Jack enlists Gladstone, a Hyperion scientist, to build his army. He also praised the entertaining Jack-focused story, but criticized its poor pacing. Additional returning characters include Moxxi, Tiny Tina, Sir Hammerlock, Professor Nakayama, Crazy Earl, Angel, General Knoxx, and Mr. Torgue. After meeting up with Jack, they try to use Helios' defense system against the Lost Legion, but realize there is a jamming signal coming from Elpis. Felicity is defeated, and her personality is deleted from the Constructor. [43], Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel received positive reviews from critics. [7] Adam Beck from Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 2.5/5, criticizing its bugs, loot system, script, campaign, world design and performance of characters. Most of the new mechanics in the game, such as ice weaponry, were conceived by the 2K Australia team;[5][19] Gearbox's developers had shown concerns that freezing weapons were illogical in comparison to the other elemental weapon types, such as incendiary and acid, but Pitchford excused their inclusion in The Pre-Sequel because cryogenic technology was more "natural" in the space-oriented setting of the game. [17], The four playable characters have an increased amount of dialogue in comparison to their equivalents in previous instalments; NPC dialogue can change depending on the characters present. Wilhelm and Nisha join Jack; Wilhelm is transformed further into a machine and destroys the settlement of New Haven while Nisha is made Lynchwood's sheriff and hooks up with Jack; Athena discards the money given to her by Jack and leaves Elpis; Claptrap is dismantled and left for dead by Jack. 2. [14] Despite this, the company still believed that they had not yet met the demands of fans, or even its own staff, in regards to the franchise (even with the overall success of Borderlands 2 and the large amount of downloadable content that had been released), prompting the creation of spin-offs such as Tales from the Borderlands, an episodic adventure game being developed by Telltale Games, and a port of Borderlands 2 for PlayStation Vita. With his robot army, Jack and the Vault Hunters travel to Helios, with the aid of Moxxi and former Vault Hunters Roland and Lilith. However, he criticized the weak story, as well as non-drastic changes when compared with Borderlands 2.