The villainous Handsome Jack is set to be a playable character in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Gearbox Software confirms. The “Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack” is set to launch on November 11, 2014 for PlayStation 3, Windows, and Xbox 360 platforms. It’s a $10 purchase, but anyone with a Season Pass for the game will be able to download it at no extra charge.
Jack is too much of a coward to face the monstrous hordes of Elpis in his own skin, so he’s created a clone to handle all the dirty work. Jack’s doppelganger sports the Expendable Assets action skill, which spawns two Digi-Jacks to fight for you. If one or both go down before the timer runs out, he/they respawn right next to you and get back into the fighting.
Jack’s three skill trees lean in very different directions. The Hero of This Story is geared toward tank builds, with lots of health and damage resistance, and boosts to grenades. The middle, Greater Good tree is support-focused, giving Jack and his allies advantages in Fight For Your Life mode that help keep everyone alive longer. Finally, the unique Free Enterprise tree encourages players to keep a varied arsenal handy, with Jack receiving different boosts depending on the manufacturer of the weapon he’s holding.
This is the first of four announced expansions for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. 2K teases more to come in the form of a level cap upgrade, an additional playable character, and a new campaign.