Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 2’s Mechromancer downloadable content will be available today. While the additional class was originally set to arrive on October 16th, players will now be able to download the character, named Gaige, a week early.
The Mechromancer will be free to players who pre-ordered Borderlands 2 and were entered into the Premiere Club, or $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points) for other players. Gearbox has also added Gaige’s entire skill tree to the Borderlands 2 official site, letting players plan their character early.
The Mechromancer is the fifth class for Borderlands 2, joining the Siren, Assassin, Commando and Gunzerker who were available at launch. She’ll be able to unleash Death Trap, her robot companion, to fight enemies at will, in addition to three skill tree branches for players to choose from. The content is expected to be available for all platforms later today in North America, and we’ll update this story once release information is revealed for other territories.