Say Hello To Krieg

-Marcus Lawrence

Some Borderlands 2 news has dropped today at PAX East earlier today. Meet Krieg, the sixth playable character in Gearbox’s Borderlands 2. Featured as future DLC, Krieg is a rampaging psycho who will cater to those players that want to play as a psycho. Krieg will be available in May for $9.99 or 800 MS Points.

More on his gameplay; players that use Krieg can rush into crowds of enemies and actually be rewarded for it. His action skill is called Blood Axe Rampage and it allows Krieg to gain health while attacking enemies. As far as his skill tree sets go, there’s Bloodlust, Mania and Hellborn.

  • Bloodlust: Focuses on dealing damage at a constant rate. So example, killing enemies with grenades grants increased damage with said grenades and makes finding grenade ammo easier.
  • Mania: Is quite the opposite from Bloodlust; it rewards players for taken damage. By taken damage, his action skill regenerates quicker. And just for fun (and potential use in combat), teammates can also hurt Krieg.
  • Hellborn: Elemental damage is the name of the game here. One row of the skill tree focuses on fire, which grants additional damage for whenever Krieg is on fire.

So yeah, Krieg sounds like he will suit those players that just want to go around and wreck stuff. The receiving damage bonuses are definitely interesting enough. Krieg is not included in the Borderlands 2 season pass, so everyone will have to buy the psycho character.

An actual date has not yet been revealed but we'll be sure to alert you when we find out.