With the latest bit of DLC finished and available for download now, James Lopez, associate producer of Borderlands 2 have started to talk about the inevitable increase to the level cap that the fans have been waiting on. Though the latest expansion doesn’t raise the level cap, it appears the next one might, and it shouldn’t be that far off either!
“Lopez confirmed the incoming raise while talking about Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC which went live yesterday. He confirmed that while the new expansion doesn’t lift the level cap, “We do have one planned, and it will be for quite a few levels which will allow you play for quite a bit longer. We also have a plan for Q1?.
“The cap raise timing is partly dictated by Borderlands 2?s increased stat tracking. “With Borderlands 1 we had to go by forum posts, and by checking out the number times certain achievements had been unlocked to really get an idea of where players were” explains Lopez. “But SHiFT allows us to see a lot more about the way players are playing the game, and see what they’re doing. We wanted to give people enough time to get at least one level 50 in there, and then see from there, how many people are doing this. Is this a good time for this? We also didn’t want to wait so long that people were no longer interested, or felt like it wasn’t coming”.