Borderlands General Knoxx DLC, Update 1.30 Out This Week


So much for advanced notice. Without any prior indication, 2K Games and Gearbox have gone ahead and released The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC add-on and update 1.30 for Borderlands.

Both the patch and DLC pack are available for download now for Xbox 360 gamers, while PC (via the Gearbox Store, Steam and Direct2Drive) and PS3 users must wait until Thursday the 25th to get their Borderlands DLC on. Like the two previous add-ons, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx costs 800 MS Points / $9.99.

Gearbox promised The Secret Armory of General Knoxx would be the biggest piece of DLC for Borderlands yet, and they weren’t bullshitting. The add-on is said to continue where the original game left off and pack in loads of new weapons, vehicles, levels and enemies, in addition to raising the level cap to 61 and upgrading the enemy AI.

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx picks up right where Borderlands ends – players have discovered and unlocked the alien vault, but now must face the unscrupulous wrath of the vengeful Atlas Corporation and its deadly, death-dealing badass, General Knoxx. With more than 16 million unique weapons (and the help of an Atlas insider), the vault hunters must protect Pandora and save their own necks by destroying the munitions hoard and blow General Knoxx and his Crimson Lance force to kingdom come, but not before reaping the rewards of Atlas’ weaponry stockpile.

“Players have embraced the action-packed mayhem of the Borderlands saga and we made sure that they had plenty to chew on with our first two DLC entries – The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned* and Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot*,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “With The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, we continue to deliver on our promise of more Borderlands action by unleashing more ways for our fans to deal out even more raw bloody death and co-op carnage.”

As for update 1.30, it addresses a variety of bugs and balance issues that should make the game run even smoother. Check the Gearbox forum for the patch notes here.

About the Author

Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!