Latest Borderlands 2 DLC: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

Borderlands 2 lead writer leaked latest DLC earlier this month, and has the original vault hunters playing the Pandora version of D&D. Tiny Tina is dungeonmaster. Brick is pretty.


With all the graceful entry of a whale falling to earth in the company of a bowl of petunias, the announcement for the latest and last Borderlands 2 DLC was leaked by Anthony Burch earlier this month. The lead writer tweeted a picture of his friend passed out on a couch at Gearbox—with a promo banner for “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep” displayed prominently in the background. The tweet has since been removed, but the industrious folks over at StealthyBox preserved the tweet for posterity.

And of course, the studio has had to confirm that yes, “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep” is real and due for release on June 25.

For those of you who haven’t been on the ball since PAX East, this is just a continuation of this brilliant trailer, where the original vault hunters sit down for a game of Bunkers & Badasses (Pandora’s take on Dungeons and Dragons) with Tiny Tina as dungeonmaster, and Brick as the prettiest siren around.


If you’re already owner of a season pass, this is included, and you’ll receive this DLC on June 25. For everyone else, it’ll be $10.

Well, I’m Excited.

I admit it. I love Tiny Tina. Everything out of her mouth has been gold as far as I’m concerned... though evidently not everyone thinks so, and the character’s been called out on for racism (over-zealous and pedantic in my opinion—a white girl using terms like “badankadonks” just doesn’t equate with racism for me, and at least it doesn’t with Gearbox head Randy Pitchford either, who stepped up to defend Burch’s Tina against the Twitter onslaught).

Andy Burch has been quoted as saying, “The last thing I want to be is exclusionary or prejudiced, so if Tina truly is problematic I’ll change her,” but added, “I’m just not convinced that a character using lingo like badonkadonk/crunk is inherently racist. If I’m wrong I would like to know why.”

Whether or not this incident has affected how she’s written in the new DLC remains to be seen. 

Published May. 15th 2013
  • Tantric989
    It's sad this controversy over a couple of the words used has put a shadow on what will be an amazing DLC. Borderlands 2 just went on sale on Steam 66% off, you can pick up a copy for less than $14 (I did).

    Great article mirroredsakura, I feel like I know everything I need to know, which is that people on Twitter are stupid. For leaking pictures of unreleased DLC and thinking words like badonkadonk are racist.
  • Angel_2338
    Good for Pitchford and Burch for stepping up and defending themselves against these attacks with rational thinking and for sticking to their guns. I applaud you sirs and this fantastic game that you've created. Kudos!

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