Secret Armory of General Knoxx – Borderlands DLC review


Borderlands DLC: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Publisher: 2k Games
Developer: Gearbox
Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PlayStation 3
Release Date: February 23rd, 2010

General Knoxx, who is the general of the Atlas soldiers, has come to return peace to the once peaceful Pandora. According to them it is your fault and a few deserters that the peace has gone. They are here to stop you. You have become one of the most wanted on Pandora.

Athena has other plans for you; however, she wants your help to stop them, because you are right below her on the most wanted list. She wants your help to stop General Knoxx and the Atlas Corporation. If getting your name off of the most wanted list, Athena has promised all of the weapons inside of General Knoxx’s secret  armory.

“Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! You may have seen some games raise their level cap by 5, or maybe even 10, but with The Crimson Lance Assassination Squads wreaking havoc and Crawmerax the Invincible being all invulnerable and stuff we knew you’d need more than just 10. And that’s why Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is an add-on pack for Borderlands that adds new guns, new Class Mods, new vehicles, new missions, new enemy types, and increases the level cap to 61. In other words…best add-on ever. Of all time. Forever. The End. ELEVEN!” [via]

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is a huge bundle! 2gigs worth of stuff is packed into this $10 add-on. Increased level cap to 61, a lot more weapons, more mods, more enemy types. If you felt the game was too easy after you hit level 50 than challenge yourself with this DLC and find the “Secret Armory of General Knoxx”.

Friends are a must, tell your friends to buy this DLC with you because you will need them. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is a continuation of the story, but a level 50 character will struggle at parts due to the enemies being much higher level then you. Luckily the level cap has been increased to 61 and you have to make a choice. Do you level your character first and have an easier time winning, or do you punch through with a bunch of friends and enjoy the challeng.

Many of the enemies you will face will have giant shields with little health. The hunter with the ability to ignore shield is a huge advantage in the field, but without support the hunter is a sitting duck when surrounded by a bunch of enemies. So again, bring friends. I do not have a competent hunter class, I play as the siren. Luckily I had a friend who has a level 50 hunter that was able to help me play through the DLC, though he did die more than me.

Achievements – 10 for 250g
There are the basic mission oriented quests, and then the level oriented ones. But there are 3 achievements that have nothing to do with the story. “Sneaky Little Buggers” requires you to kill the loot midgets which are randomly placed in lootable locations. “Speed Kills” basically requires you to destroy an enemy’s ‘Monster’ while driving the ‘Racer’. Finally, “Sucker Born Every Minute” requires you to pay 7-8mil to take a tour of the world’s largest bullet. The game does not autosave here, so if you want you can return to the dashboard and get all your money back while keeping the achievement. But you guys aren’t that cheap are you?

The Achievement List is:

  • Making a Monster – Build the New Car: Monster
  • Athena, Out  – Rescue Athena.
  • Depot Demolition – Destroy the Lance Depot.
  • Vincible – Kill Crawmerax the Invincible
  • Sneaky Little Buggers – Kill each of the loot midgets.
  • Speed Kills – Destroy a Lancer while in a Racer.
  • Ding! Overleveled – Reach Level 51.
  • Ding! Overleveled to 11 – Reach Level 61.
  • Completionist – Complete all missions in Secret Armory.
  • [SECRET] Sucker Born Every Minute – Paid for a worthless tour of the world’s largest bullet.


The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is a great add-on to Borderlands that will remind you why you fell in love with the game in the first place: more levels to gain, stronger weapons, and bad guys to demolish. To top it all of it continues the storyline. I give The Secret Armory of General Knoxx 9 Capsules out of 10.



  • New weapons, mods and enemies.
  • Increased level cap to 61
  • Continuation of the games story.  


  • Lots of traveling, you can drive everywhere, but you will still be traveling a lot. There is no fast travel between zones.
  • The difficulty of the DLC may frustrate a few people.




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