Borderlands 2 DLC Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt has dropped today and it’s pretty frickin’ awesome!
The third campaign ad-on to the popular shooter stands out from the previous 2 DLC’s, focusing on a single well-articulated personality: Sir Hammerlock. What was intended to be a weekend shootout expeditions with the character gets led astray by Hyperion’s Professor Nakayama, a vengeful Handsome Jack supporter out for the blood of the vault hunter who took Jack out.
Reportedly the new DLC is quite challenging, especially when dealing with large enemy hordes. As a matter of fact, you must be at least level 30 and have beaten the game before even being able to take on the quest to begin with.
Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt features new enemies as well as new enemy behavior. Players will explore a new continent called Aegrus that features mountains and swamps chock full of new enemy types to fight through.
The area is overrun by Savages, which are similar to Bandits except headdressed, tattooed, and equipped with spears and shields. The difference between Bandits and Savages is the Savages have a Chief.
The Chief enemy can heal fellow Savages and throw out powerful fire or slag attacks against you. So on top of fighting off a horde of level-upping Savages, you have to focus on killing off the Chief before he can cause you too many problems.
There are also Midgets that run up on you squealing in the most terrifying manner possible, and a new flying enemy called Spores. They hover above you and drop mini murderous versions of themselves on your head. There are Scaylions as well which are Varkid-esque bug creatures that roams the lands.
Players will also gain access to a new vehicle, a fanboat. It’s akin to the sand skiff seen in Captain Scarlett and Pirates booty, except it maneuvers seamlessly through the world. It also comes equipped with a flame thrower and corrosive acid launcher. There’s also a ton of skins to customize your fanboat, that will be dropped by enemies.
Voracidous is the name of the new seraph guardian raid boss that will be challenging you as you roam Aegrus. He’s a Stalker but has a Chief that controls him, along with other challenging enemies to deal with.
There’s also Dexidous, who will make you spend at least a day of your life fighting wave after wave of creatures intent on your demise. He summons a “rare” creature that only appears after your supply various totems spread across the continent with tons of Eridium. After defeating the Drifter you can pick up the Hammerlock themed weapons.
Speaking of loot, the new weapons are more than compatible to those already in your arsenal. Players like myself tend to get attached to the guns they use, but the new DLC makes it hard to keep hold of them when they throw such insanely awesome weapons at your face.
Are you going to give Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt a shot? Or are you gonna pass? Tell us what you think of the DLC, or why you’re not interested in the comments below!