In roughly two months time, fans of the first-person action RPG, Borderlands, will be able to increase their characters’ level caps from the current number of 61.
This reveal was announced during Gearbox Software’s PAX Prime panel over the weekend, as president Randy Pitchford casually mentioned news of the level cap increase to the audience gathered to hear what the studio has planned for one of their favourite games.
Just in time for the late-October release of the recently announced Borderlands: Game of the Year edition, Borderlands players will be able to enjoy a full 69 levels of experience, up eight levels. According to Pitchford:
“The level cap will now be 69,” Pitchford said. “That’s the magic number.”
This new number was chosen with vanilla Borderlands players in mind, that is, gamers who’ve picked up the game but haven’t yet bought any of the downloadable content that increases the game’s level cap.
The level cap increase will be available as a free patch for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Borderlands players, and it’s said that this patch will also include some fixes and rebalancing tweaks.
If you missed that other Gearbox Software news, be sure to read up on how the studio will revive the ailing Duke Nukem Forever project with a release next year, and has even acquired the franchise rights to the Duke Nukem brand.