Free Borderlands Level Cap Extension, Claptrap DLC Dated

Gearbox had plenty of good news to bring to the fore-front of the Penny Arcade Expo panel today.  Borderland’s next anticipated DLC has officially been dated and they also want to “raise” the roof to all of their customers as well.

Gearbox’s president Randy Pitchford announced at a PAX panel today that treasure adventurers of Pandora will be getting their next Borderlands’ DLC, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution on September 28th, and a free extension to the level cap: from 61 to 69.  Although, no date has been set yet for the level cap extension.

The last level cap extension came with Borderland’s latest downloadable package “The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.” While that last DLC allowed players to advance 11 additional ranks (from 50-61), Pitchford mentioned Borderland’s current structure would require gamers to buy the previous expansion to receive the next raise in level XP.  Following that old model didn’t seem fair.  As a result, Pitchford said that he wanted all players to enjoy the level cap for free, without the burden of making extra purchases.

We can all expect to receive this XP buff as a patch update around the release date of their next Borderlands Claptrap expansion.