The Next Borderlands Add-on May Have Just Been Seriously Spoiled

Gearbox Software's loot-centric first-person shooter Borderlands recently got an update, one that added Steam achievements and new hardware support. That update also may have laid out, in extreme, spoiler-filled detail, the next downloadable expansion for Borderlands.

According to contributors to Gearbox's online forums, that new Borderlands patch featured a folder chock full of potential details about the future of the game. The next expansion - the follow-up to The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - appears to be heavy on Claptraps. You know, those unicycling robotic helpers with the funny voices? Well you may be fighting them and cybernetic zombies in the game's next add-on.

Gearbox forum member Legendrew summarises the details gleaned from the latest patch, telling of an "Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap" that leads a robot revolution against the Vault hunters. Your task in the next DLC pack is to take down those Claptraps and the re-animated human-Claptrap hybrids they've enlisted for their cause.

Skag 'traps, Rakk 'traps, Psycho Midget 'traps and dozens of variations on the Claptrap, only way more evil, will be your enemies in the expansion, according to those update files. The DLC appears to span some 21 missions - "9 Main Missions, 12 Side Missions" - and will see plenty of familiar faces return.

If you feel like potentially spoiling the details of those missions, the Claptrap bosses that await you and even more details on the alleged Borderlands add-on, head over to the forums.

We've asked Gearbox if these details are legit and will hopefully update with confirmation or denial or some roundabout statement on the matter soon.

Your one stop shop for DLC4 information *SPOILERS* [Gearbox Forums - thanks, Alex!]


    I just now realised that I have been mispronouncing the name of this game. I thought it was called Boredomlands. You can maybe understand my mistake had you played it.

      Yeah cos it really had poor liked it...critically panned. Oh sorry, you were trying to be witty with that play on words. I'll get out of your way and let you fall on your face in peace.

    I guess this explains that cutscene at the end of the game. I’d love the opportunity to shoot claptraps for a few hours. Their voice is so annoying that using my X4 fire element sniper on one would just make my day.

    Didn’t I hear a rumour about a GOTY edition? If that were true, would they release it early 2011?

      I'd like to see a GOTY edition. After my xbox died I don't want to pay full price for the PC version PLUS all the DLC.

    Hahaha. Claptrap, one of the best characters ive fallen in love with in years. Hope they do all these incarnations justice.

    I'm still playing it to this day. It's so fun :D

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