In a surprise announcement at PAX South this past weekend, Gearbox announced that the next piece of DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, titled the Lady Hammerlock Pack, is launching this week on January 27 in North America and January 28 in Europe. As we found out recently, the expansion will also be included inside Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
The older sister of Sir Hammerlock, Lady Aurelia the Baroness is added as a playable character through this new content and, like every playable character, she has an action skill and three different skill trees:
Her action skill is Cold As Ice, which lets her throw out a Frost Diadem Shard that seeks out enemies and attaches to them, dealing constant damage. If that target dies, the shard will move onto a new enemy, and so on.
Her three skills trees are Huntress, Cold Money, and Contractual Aristocracy. Her Huntress skill tree focuses on sniping, including a skill that offers a massive critical hit bonus for each consecutive hit she lands without missing. Her other skill tree, Cold Money, focuses on ice damage and includes a skill that can add Cryo damage to any gun. Her third skill tree is Contractual Aristocracy, which allows her to turn a co-op teammate into a servant, earning her bonuses for their kills in addition to her own. We’ll have much more info on just how badass Aurelia is in the weeks ahead, so keep an eye out for a deep dive on her skills.
Included inside the Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Lady Hammerlock Pack costs $9.99 on its own.
As for the fourth and final add-on pack for The Pre-Sequel, it is in development right now and will feature a new campaign set inside the mind of Claptrap. “It may be one of the weirdest things in the Borderlands universe to date,” the tease reads, “so stay tuned for updates as development progresses!”