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Borderlands 2 Spooky Character Skins

10.31.13 - Chris Faylor

In case you missed them last year, the spooky character skins for Borderlands 2 are available once again -- and this year, Krieg's joined the party!

Use the SHiFT codes in the above image to unlock Axton's "Yellowjacket" skin, Zer0's "Hornet's Nest" skin, Maya's "Fright of the Bumblebee" skin, Salvador's "Killer Bee" skin, Gaige's "Stinger Missile" skin and Krieg's "FLOAT AND STING LIKE MEAT" skin for your characters!

For help and assistance with Borderlands 2 or SHiFT, visit


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A little while back I wrote an article about the process of creating Handsome Jack, the villain of Borderlands 2. I ended my little writeup asking if there as anything else you wanted to hear about, and figured I’d spend another article responding to some of your questions and curiosities.



Another week of hunting and looting has gone by and we’ve got some fun stats to share with you.  With almost 100,000,000 total creatures killed and over 4,000,000 pieces of loot obtained this week alone, you all have clearly demonstrated your dedication to Captain Scarlett and her challenges.

This second week was sponsored by our partners over at Turtle Beach, who offered up custom Borderlands 2 headsets as the weekly prizes.

You all obviously exceeded expectations with this week’s Community Challenges and you may all claim your reward (the Fastball grenade) by hunting down the Sheriff of Lynchwood! READ MORE...


The first in the Headhunter add-on series for Borderlands 2, TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest, will be available beginning today via digital download* across PC / Mac via Steam, Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network worldwide** for only USD $2.99 / GBP £2.39 / EUR 2,99 €. Join the zombified corpse of TK Baha in a spooky, Halloween-themed adventure that can be played in a single sitting, alone or cooperatively (we recommend bringing friends!).

In TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest, the beloved, undead TK Baha tasks players with stopping the giant Pumpkin Kingpin from terrorizing everyone in the town of Hallowed Hollow. Once you take him down, his pumpkin head will become your trophy to wear. And don’t forget about the candies! Each variety bestows temporary buffs to help take down your enemies.

Happy trick-or-treating and shoot-and-looting!

*The Borderlands 2 base game is not included in this digital download, but is required to play the content.
** Coming Wednesday, October 23rd on PS3 in Europe and Oceania.


Hey folks!

We at 2K and Gearbox have had a really great time hosting this huge $100K Loot Hunt sweepstakes and, as evidenced by the fact that, collectively, all sweepstakes participants have killed more than 15,000,000 enemies and have received almost 1,000,000 pieces of loot over the course of this past week, we think that you’ve all been having a good time too.

Mad Moxxi definitely put your skills to the test with each Daily Target and Community Goal, but you stepped up to the challenges and blew each goal out of the water, oftentimes racking up over twice the amount of kills needed to complete the Community Goals. READ MORE... 


Our incredible fans have been flooding our inboxes, telling us they want more Borderlands 2 content. We heard you, which is why back in August, we announced Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest, the first of the downloadable Headhunter add-ons. Today, we’re happy to let you know that TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest will be hitting Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live), PlayStation 3 (via PlayStation Network), Steam and Mac on Tuesday, October 22nd – just in time for Halloween!

These Headhunter add-ons offer additional adventures that set you off on a series of missions in new areas that culminate with you taking down some rather unique bosses and claiming their heads to wear as your prize. They can be played in a single sitting either by yourself, or with friends (though we recommend bringing friends), and are appropriately priced at just USD $2.99 / GBP £2.39 / EUR 2,99 € each. READ MORE...


If you're interested in shooting things in the face, picking up loot, and then shooting NEW things in the face with the NEW loot you picked up, then congratulations – your face is about to be blown right the heck off because…

Fame, fortune, and loot – both in-game and real-world – are up for grabs by doing just that in the Borderlands 2 $100K Loot Hunt Sweepstakes! Here’s how to join in:

  • Register to participate HERE
  • Play Borderlands 2 each day while logged in to SHiFT and complete the Daily Target for your chance at in-game and real-world loot totaling $100,000 in prizes!

Oh, and don’t be surprised if during the course of this some of the bajillion weapons on Pandora suddenly become more powerful – keep an eye on the NEWS SECTION for more on that…


Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition is now available worldwide! 

It's been a year of shooting-and-looting out in the Borderlands, and there are still vault hunters dropping into Pandora every day! Now with the Game of the Year Edition, new players can grab the base game and tons of add-on content in one package. As a thank you to our fans, 2K and Gearbox created this compilation trailer for your viewing pleasure. Now grab your guns and get out there -- the loot's not going to collect itself!



Helloooo, blogonauts! I’m Claptrap! For those of you that don’t know me, where have you been hiding? I’m the Noid of the Borderlands franchise…the face of an empire. Seriously, they use me to promote the hell out of everything around these parts. Speaking of… I’m here to announce the start of the bigass Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt Sweepstakes!

Let's be real -- the Borderlands 2 fans have been great. Better than great, really -- you've been, in the immortal words of William Shakespeare, "sick-ass BFFs." As a means of thanking you all, while also subtly suggesting that you continue to be sick-ass BFFs for the forseeable future, we're giving you the opportunity to get some sweet loot...both in-game AND in real life!

In partnership with PlayStation (slogan: "Greatness Awaits"), Turtle Beach (slogan: "#1 in Gaming Audio"), NVIDIA ("The Way It's Meant To Be Played"), and BradyGames ("Take Your Game Further"), 2K and Gearbox will be giving away tons of weekly prizes, including a grand prize of $50,000 in cold hard cash ("An Adequate Replacement for Happiness")!

We’ll also have four weekly cash prizes (worth a combined $50,000) and the following incredible loot, courtesy of our partners ...READ MORE