Borderlands 2 will have some DLC that won't be covered by the game's Season Pass, Randy Pitchford has said in a Kotaku reader Q&A, which is absolutely fair enough, if a little bit confusing. The £19.99 (on Steam) Season Pass will net you the four major campaign expansions heading to Borderlands 2, though additional weapons, characters and vehicles such as the Mechromancer will require forking out more pennies.
Answering reader questions on Kotaku, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford also revealed that the Season Pass discount will likely be a limited time offer, to be removed from sale once the first Campaign DLC arrives. "I would not be surprised if the Season Pass option is no longer available once the first campaign DLC becomes available," wrote Pitchford.
The Gearbox boss also revealed the scope of these new Campaign DLC packs, placing them on par with the giant expansion to the original Borderlands, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. Certain new characters, weapons and vehicles will exist as DLC separate to the Season Pass offer.
"We will have other, non-season pass related DLC. The additional character (Mechromancer) is one kind of example. The Borderlands 2 team is fired up at the moment. Customer love for the game is driving us wild - making us want to do more and more stuff. So, expect that there will be even more beyond the big Campaign DLC in the Season pass and the [additional] character. We'll announce more stuff as soon as we are able to be confident in the commitment of the details we share."
The Season Pass is still a decent deal given the quality of the original game's expansions, which were individually priced around the £6-7 mark. Four of those for twenty bobbins, if you can trust Gearbox to do a good job with their DLC, is a bargain, Mechromancer be damned.
Meanwhile, Borderlands 2 has overtaken Mass Effect 3 to become the biggest launch of 2012, debuting at number one in this week's sales charts.