Tensions between Claptrap voice actor and Borderlands studio reach fever pitch

May 7, 2019
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If you thought the Borderlands 3 drama was going to stop at Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford’s ongoing lawsuits, his Twitter tirade over microtransactions or the Claptrap voice actor’s claim he wasn’t paid for his performances in the first two games, I’ve got news for you. The latter dispute has evolved into something truly nasty, with Claptrap voice actor and former Gearbox employee David Eddings claiming Pitchford once physically assaulted him in a hotel lobby. Yikes.

The latest argument began when Eddings explained he wouldn’t be reprising his role as Claptrap in Borderlands 3, as apparently after “insist[ing] on getting paid” Gearbox chose to hire a different voice actor. Eddings also referenced Pitchford’s legal dispute, in which the CEO has been accused of taking a secret $12m bonus.

“I’m not telling them how to run their business but maybe next time they should put the $12m payment from 2K in the Gearbox bank account instead,” Eddings remarked.

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