Gearbox Software's loot-centric first-person shooter Borderlands recently got an update, one that added Steam achievements and new hardware support. That update also may have laid out, in extreme, spoiler-filled detail, the next downloadable expansion for Borderlands.
According to contributors to Gearbox's online forums, that new Borderlands patch featured a folder chock full of potential details about the future of the game. The next expansion—the follow-up to The Secret Armory of General Knoxx—appears to be heavy on Claptraps. You know, those unicycling robotic helpers with the funny voices? Well, you may be fighting them and cybernetic zombies in the game's next add-on.
Gearbox forum member Legendrew summarizes the details gleaned from the latest patch, telling of an "Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap" that leads a robot revolution against the Vault hunters. Your task in the next DLC pack is to take down those Claptraps and the re-animated human-Claptrap hybrids they've enlisted for their cause.
Skag 'traps, Rakk 'traps, Psycho Midget 'traps and dozens of variations on the Claptrap, only way more evil, will be your enemies in the expansion, according to those update files. The DLC appears to span some 21 missions—"9 Main Missions, 12 Side Missions"—and will see plenty of familiar faces return.
If you feel like potentially spoiling the details of those missions, the Claptrap bosses that await you and even more details on the alleged Borderlands add-on, head over to the forums.
We've asked Gearbox if these details are legit and will hopefully update with confirmation or denial or some roundabout statement on the matter soon.
Your one stop shop for DLC4 information *SPOILERS* [Gearbox Forums - thanks, Alex!]