With the official announcement at PAX South just days ago, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel fans have a new update and a new character to play today. A new playable character, Lady Hammerlock, is now available for download that is available without additional purchase for those with a season pass. Unfortunately, the update that released alongside Lady Hammerlock has caused an issue that can make the game crash.
Players of the game were warned through a post on the official Borderlands Facebook account that directs to the Gearbox Software knowledge base. The update caused an issue with the in-game Grinder that can force players to crash. Specifically, placing three purple quality items in the Grinder can possibly crash the game for users. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developers are working on the issue, but until it is remedied, using the Grinder is risky.
Players can opt to not download the update for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 while Steam users can play in offline mode to avoid the patch. However, not downloading the patch means players cannot use the new character, Lady Hammerlock, or play with hosts using her either.
The patch also made a number of previous hotfix changes permanent as well as fixing several issues with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and its other DLCs. More to the point, a few repairs were made to another downloadable character, Handsome Jack. For example, his Winning skill should now properly fire on kills. Other changes include good news for all Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel players like them no longer be knocked back by friendly players or NPCs.
The latest patch and the newest character for The Pre-Sequel are now available to play. Aurelia Hammerlock, also known as the Baroness, is the new character ready to loot and shoot starting today. The class relies on her Cold as Ice action skill that allows her to throw an ice shard at enemies. This ability utilizes the new cyro element found in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to damage a foe, possibly freezing it, before moving onto a new target. Her skill trees include a sniping specialty, a tree that improves her cyro abilities, and a selection that focuses on servant contract with other players. Those that don’t have the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel can pick up the Lady Hammerlock pack for $9.99 via DLC platform of their choosing.
Despite hope from fans of the franchise, information regarding Borderlands 3 was not announced during this past weekend’s PAX South event. However, as reported by Inquisitr, Gearbox Software has begun recruiting new team members for the purposes of starting work on the next Borderlands game.
The Lady Hammerlock DLC will also be available as part of the upcoming Borderlands collection that is heading to the Xbox One and Playstation 4. If you already own Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on last-gen consoles, do you plan to also get the remastered version of the popular loot-based shooter?
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