Gearbox head Randy Pitchford has announced over Twitter that the downloadable Mechromancer character will be released tomorrow, a week ahead of its scheduled release date.
“So - here's the surprise, Mechromancer for Borderlands 2 is ready about a week earlier than I promised,” said Pitchford in a tweet. “Oct 9, all platforms. Woo!”
The Mechromancer class has skill trees that accommodate two different kinds of players. One tree, called Best Friends Forever, includes skills that assists players who are new to first-person shooters. For example, a skill called Close Enough means that shots that miss any target still have a 50% chance to ricochet and hit enemies for 50% less damage.
Another tree, called Ordered Chaos, is for very experienced players who’ll need to master two systems: anarchy and discord. Anarchy stacks up to 150 times. Every stack increases gun damage by 1.75% and decreases accuracy by 1.75%. Prematurely reloading removes all Anarchy stacks. Discord grants bonus accuracy, fire-rate, and health regeneration whenever players prematurely reload.
The full Mechromancer skill tree can be found here.