A free and substantial update.
The other loot based shooter RPG of this year (and the one that was actually enjoyable- sorry, Destiny) was 2K’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the 2K Australia developed brand new entry in the franchise that Gearbox built, that, while not offering much new, offered more of the exciting loot based shooting action and memorable and colorful characters and settings that made Borderlands such a big hit to begin with.
Now, Gearbox has confirmed that a brand new mode, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, will be coming to The Pre-Sequel this week. It will be made available to all players as a free update, and it will launch for Xbox 360 on December 11, with PC and PlayStation 3 players getting it on December 16. Any character will be able to access the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, as long as the main story has been cleared, and the character reached level 50 in the True Vault Hunter Mode. The mode will even allow players to reset their mission progress.
It sounds about as substantial as Destiny’s ‘expansion’ that also goes live this week, except it’s actually free.