If you go through download history, you can still play the game while downloading. You just have to press start when playing and choose the offline option for network type and itll download as you play, thats what I do.
once you've activated the downloads for the first time, cancel them and then start them up again from your download history. they can run in the background that way
Thanks for the help guys. I've got them in my background downloads now. I played up the part where you get to that big dragon thing in that ice after you kill boom bewm. Just from that little piece of playing I'm lost. i can see there's a lot to do and a big science at play. Knowing what is the best guns,shields, etc. Right now I suck horribly. The guns are horrible. Nothing but pistols everywhere.
I chose Zer0 to play as btw.
I'm also kind of dissapointed in what the Season Pass gives you. I thought I'd get everything and not just 3 new missions =/
The pass gives you quite a bit. You get three whole new areas with a fourth one coming each complete with its own main and side missions plus raid bosses. Also you get the level cap increase without having to shell out the $5