Borderlands: TPS' Ultimate Vault Hunter Detailed

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Last week, Gearbox revealed several details about the upcoming "Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught" that is set to come to As a part of that upgrade, players will receive the "Ultimate Vault Hunter" mode, a third playthrough that will further increase difficulty and allow for players to reset campaign progress. Enemies will also scale to level during this playthrough.

Today, the developer cleared up a couple things regarding the new playthrough.

As it turns out, "Ultimate Vault Hunter" will be available freely by downloading the upcoming update to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, so it will not be necessary to download "The Holodome Onslaught". If you play the game with others, enemies will scale to the level of the highest player. In order to open "Ultimate Vault Hunter," you'll need to have completed the "main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50."

What other changes will you see? Here are the details:

-Regular enemies will receive a 1.5x health multiplier and 1.5x shield multiplier
-Badass enemies will receive a 2.5x health multiplier and 3.5x shield multiplier
-Enemies are now more likely to drop ammo, plus enemies and chests will give you better gear than in other playthroughs
-Elemental weapons will also be more effective, as will gear with elemental resistance
The update that will include the "Ultimate Vault Hunter" mode will go live on December 11th. The "Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught" will be available on December 16th for $9.99 USD or regional equivalent, or can be acquired as part of the Season Pass for $29.99 or regional equivalent.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.