- Gearbox Software Content Editor Andrew Goldfarb
shared details today on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - The Power of Claptrap for PlayStation 3 below.
To quote: Since we announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
, there's one question we've gotten more than any other: what is Claptrap's action skill? Up until now we haven't said much, but today we're happy to reveal that it's as weird as you might have hoped.
Claptrap's action skill is named VaultHunter.exe, and when he uses it he's granted one of several random abilities for a short time.
If you're lucky and Claptrap's programming is working properly, you might get a brief opportunity to use a version of another Vault Hunter's skill, like becoming a Gunzerker (In Claptrap's case, Funzerking!) or a Mechromancer (You'll love your new fire rate!).
If you're less lucky, you might be stuck bouncing up and down uncontrollably or launching a torrent of grenades that will obliterate friend and foe alike.
Beyond that, depending on the skill tree you choose, Claptrap may also gain the ability to cycle between subroutines that increase his efficiency with different types of guns, health regeneration,...