Borderlands 2: New Playable Character Confirmed In Upcoming DLC

A new Borderlands 2 playable character is going to be included in an upcoming downloadable content pack, Gearbox teased during a recent panel at the South by Southwest Interactive conference.

Though Gearbox hasn’t revealed any sorts of hints regarding the new sixth class, fans are speculating the new character to be similar to Brick from the first Borderlands. If so then the new entry will focus on melee combat.

Polygon reports on a teaser trailer shown at the conference which shows a massive figure crushing enemies with “violent melee attacks.” The text included reads: “Deep beneath Pandora, an experiment has escaped,” the trailer exclaimed. “Bandits beware, a new Vault Hunter is coming. More mayhem awaits.”

This isn’t the first time that we’ve come to know of the possibility of a new character. Just over a week ago the studio’s head Randy Pitchford was asked by someone on Twitter whether a new class would be coming. He replied, “Almost certainly yes. We’re working on it.”

Update: Video added.