Borderlands 2 Gets Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode
Borderlands 2 is upping the ante with its 1.40 patch, which is bringing a new, harder, difficulty level to the RPG/FPS sequel. Also being introduced with this are new rarities of loot, as well as upgrades to backpack and bank storage size.
"Added a new playthrough called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, unlocked for a character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50!
In this mode, you will always start in Southern Shelf at Cleaning Up the Berg and may reset your playthrough progress as often as you like without losing any items, levels, or stats. All enemies are significantly more difficult in this playthrough, but the loot quality has increased accordingly. Rumor has it there is an entirely new rarity of loot out there for high-level players."
So we can safely say that this looks to be quite a major patch. The new difficulty level, 'Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode', will add tougher enemies into the mix, as well as better weapons as a result of the new loot rarity level. You can see the full patch notes here, courtesy of Steam.