It’s all about butt-stomps in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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 We're going to need a bigger butt

On the surface, Borderlands looks like your typical run ‘n gun game, with plenty of faceless maniacs just waiting to be introduced to a freshly discharged lead round. The combat however, is far deeper when you examine it, with characters able to tweak their damage resistance, fire rate, reload speed and far more. And in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, butt stomps are going to add to your arsenal in various, flatulent ways.

Here’s the latest video from Gearbox and 2K Games Australia detailing the behind the scenes process on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While laser and cryo-guns are mentioned, it’s butt-stomps that take prevalence here. “But Darryn”, I psychically hear you shout as I clutch my journalistic gonads and instruct each of my sperm to prepare a response, “what is a butt-stomp exactly, in 112 words or less?”

Essentially, butt-stomps take advantage of that low gravity on the moon of Pandora, allowing you to stop hanging like Michael Jordan in his prime and instead crash down to terra firma with the resounding impact if an entire Mario game franchise. That attack uses some of your oh so precious oxygen to initiate, but the results can be devastating, especially when combined with elemental mods.

Which means yes, you can crash down to earth with an arse hotter than an entire plate of el Diablo chicken wings, or you can erupt upon impact with corrosive juices that will eat through armour like a Cape Town actor hamming it up in an audition. I’ve tried my gluteus maximus at butt-stomping in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and it genuinely does add some extra strategy to my usual formula of “Shoot you in the face until you’re dead”.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out in October. Prepare your asses.

Last Updated: August 8, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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