What is the ideal play through path for the GOTY Edition of Borderlands?

I am back on a Borderlands kick and am at a loss for an “optimized” play though sequence of play though 1 & 2 of the core game and the 3 expansions (Zombie Island, General Knoxx and Claptrap’s).

I know that play through 2.5 (meeting the evil in a can a second time) makes all the mobs your level for the rest of the core game. Does that also bump play though 2 mobs in the DLC to your level if you haven’t completed them? How about DLC play though 1 mobs?

There seems to be way more content than leveling available and I rather avoid facerolling as much as possible.


I played Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution PT 2 last and wish I had played it first (after the main game playthrough of course). Completing the Robolution story mission provides you with a reward that can benefit the rest of your playthroughs (spoiler):

It provides you with a shopping spree which is a room packed full of level 69 chests. You can infinitely reload your game and return to the room for new loot.

So from start to finish I would suggest the following:

  1. Main Game PT 1
  2. Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution PT 1
  3. Main Game PT 2
  4. Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution PT 2
  5. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx PT 2 [Spoiler] Decent reward while the detonation counts down.
  6. Zombie Island of Dr. Ned PT 2
  7. Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot (However access the bank here as soon as you gain access. Bank allows you to deposit, and later withdraw, up to 42 items from your backpack.)

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