Krieg the Psycho

Krieg the Psycho gets a backstory, inner monologue in new Borderlands 2 short film

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Krieg the Psycho became Borderlands 2’s newest playable character a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve seen some fascinating behind-the-scenes info on the homicidal melee artist’s creation from Gearbox.

Borderlands 2 Psycho Pack now available, Krieg the Psycho's genesis detailed new dev diary

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Along with today's new Borderlands 2 DLC comes some behind-the-scenes details of newest character Krieg the Psycho's years-long creation process. In yesterday's inaugural post on Gearbox developers’ blog Inside the Box, Gearbox Creative Director Paul Hellquist describes Krieg’s evolution from scribble on a whiteboard to playable psychopath.

Krieg the Psycho is literally on fire in this Borderlands 2 DLC footage

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I've never considered 'being on fire' to be a particularly useful skill, but after seeing the following video I'm coming around to the idea that the fire department might be part of some great conspiracy to stop us achieving our full, fiery potential. Borderlands 2's latest DLC character, Krieg the Psycho, certainly seems to benefit from setting himself alight - but then he does have a handy mask to keep one small part of his body safe from harm. He also has a knack for melee weapons, thwacking them and chucking them, making him most unlike the game's current crop of gun-obsessed weirdos. You can see Krieg in action below.