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Raising the Borderlands 2 Level Cap

08.30.13 - Lilith Lindwall

New downloadable content for Borderlands 2 arrives on September 3, 2013 with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge packing a new level cap, new area and more!

Here's what players on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can expect that day:

Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge
  • Raises level cap by 11, for a new level cap of 72 when combined with the first Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack.
  • Characters gain a skill point with every level, for a total of 11 more skill points.
  • A challenging new map and mission, Raid on Digistruct Peak.
  • Powerful new Legendary class mods and rare Pearlescent-grade weapons.
  • The ability to unlock overpowered enemies for more powerful loot.
  • New heads and skins to unlock.

Ultimate Upgrade Pack 2 builds off the foundation of the first Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, rewarding players that own both packs with additional bonuses! READ MORE...

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All chained up and nowhere to go? Watch this new short film from Gearbox Software to see how Tiny Tina began her badass Borderlands 2 fantasy adventure, Assault on Dragon Keep.

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Borderlands 2 Gear Up Weekend: Shields

08.28.13 - Chris Faylor

Prepare for the arrival of Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge – which adds 11 new levels for characters to gain, among other perks, to Borderlands 2 come September 3 -- with a special in-game event running now through the evening of September 2!

Sensing the challenge to come, the suppliers of Pandora’s defensive gear have boosted the rarity of shields that Vault Hunters will come across when playing Borderlands 2 while connected to the internet – keep an eye on those chests, in particular…

For more details on Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, hit up this preview on Digital Trends and keep checking back here on GearboxSoftware.com!

Need help or technical assistance with Borderlands 2? Visit support.gearboxsoftware.com!

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2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition will be available on all platforms in North America on October 8, 2013 and internationally on October 11, 2013, in celebration of the success of Borderlands® 2. With the Borderlands 2 Season Pass now complete, this is the perfect opportunity to get all of its content as well as the base game, Premiere Club content, and more in one mayhem-filled package. READ MORE...

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Borderlands 2 Software Update

08.28.13 - Chris Faylor

A new update for Borderlands 2 is scheduled to roll out on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Thursday, August 29 -- adding support for Tuesday's release of the level cap-raising Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, a variety of bug fixes and more ammo, backpack and bank upgrades!

Details on this update can be found at the links below -- keep an eye here on GearboxSoftware.com for more details about Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge in the coming days!

PC Update Information
Xbox 360 Update Information
PlayStation 3 Update Information

In addition, Xbox 360 owners can expect to be prompted to download a new Compatibility Pack in the coming days.

Further updates for all platforms are in the works as well. For help and support with Borderlands 2, visit support.2k.com or support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Inside the Box: Inclusivity

08.26.13 - Anthony Burch

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

Hi, I’m Anthony Burch, lead writer of Borderlands 2 and its DLC. And today I’m going to talk about inclusivity.

I went to the #1ReasonToBe panel at Game Developers Conference this year, and something Mattie Brice said stood out to me:

“…[developers] are not explicitly saying “you are welcome here,” and because not, we assume we aren’t welcome. That is such an easy thing to correct.”

Upon hearing that, I wanted to clearly state the following: you are welcome here. Regardless of your race, gender, religion or sexual orientation, I personally want Gearbox to be an open and welcoming place to you. I can only speak for myself, of course – I'm just a jerkbag writer who's been in the industry for less than five years – but I believe that you can see evidence of attempts at inclusivity throughout Borderlands 2. READ MORE...

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Borderlands 2 Coming to PlayStation Vita

08.20.13 - Adam Fletcher

Hello travelers! The dream finally becomes a reality, as Sony, Gearbox Software and 2K announces today at Gamescom that the addictive first person shooter-looter mayhem of Borderlands 2 will be coming to the PlayStation Vita.

I watched as Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, stood on stage at the Rezzed show in the UK a year ago and told fans that, with Sony’s support, he’d love to see Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita. For the last year, Gearbox Software, 2K, and Sony have been inundated with emails, tweets, forum posts and more from passionate gamers across the world pleading for a PS Vita version of Borderlands 2. You spoke, we listened, and with the wonderful collaboration between 2K, Sony and the team at Iron Galaxy Studios – makers of indie fighting game Divekick – we can finally make Borderlands 2 on the Vita a reality! READ MORE...

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Inside the Box: Homeworld

08.19.13 - Brian Burleson

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

Hi! I’m Brian Burleson, the producer whose goal it is to preserve the heritage of the classic Homeworld series while also bringing it to the modern era.

Where do I begin? Well, one day I was in (Gearbox Chief Creative Officer) Brian Martel’s office talking about the existential nature of the Twinkie resurrection when he asked me what I thought about Homeworld. My response was something along the lines of, “I remember playing that when I was younger, loved it back in the day, way ahead of its time.” His response made me do a Scooby-Doo double take. THQ was putting the franchise up for auction and we were considering bidding on it.

How ridiculously awesome was that?

Over the next couple of weeks we spent a good deal of time talking about all of the amazing things we could do and how we might be able to do them. The opportunity to bring Relic's amazing set of games out of limbo helped build internal support. We were determined to win the auction and started planning next steps for that eventuality.

In a nuthsell, those plans were (and remain) to ...READ MORE

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Special fantasy-themed character heads are now available* for players of the Borderlands 2 add-on campaign Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep!

Look for these customizations to appear in Dice Chests in-game (more on that here) or click on each image above for a SHiFT code to unlock the head for that character immediately.

For help and assistance with SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

*Requires active internet connection and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep add-on for Borderlands 2. For more details on SHiFT and Hot Fixes, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes (8/13)

08.13.13 - Chris Faylor

A new hot fix for Borderlands 2 is now rolling out on PC / Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3!

Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes
August 13, 2013
  • (Tiny Tina DLC) Dragon Keep-themed character heads added to the Dice Chest item pool as rare loot.

A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Borderlands 2.

To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Borderlands 2 boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

For more on hot fixes and updates to Borderlands 2, keep an eye on the respective Knowledge Base article for your platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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Borderlands 2 Season Pass Trailer

08.07.13 - Chris Faylor

Haven't picked up the Borderlands 2 Season Pass yet?

Check out the contents (and the savings) in this new video!

Packed with four campaign add-ons along with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, the Borderlands 2 Season Pass is available on Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Marketplace), PC / Mac (Steam) and PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network) at $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points -- a savings of 33%!

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Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes (8/6)

08.06.13 - Chris Faylor

New hot fixes for Borderlands 2 are now rolling out on PC / Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3!

Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes
August 6, 2013
  • Further corrected the alignment of holographic sights on pistols.
  • Summoning Deathtrap with "Sharing is Caring" enabled no longer causes a Turtle shield's health penalties to be applied twice.
  • Adjusted drop rates of unique items from Doc Mercy, Mad Dog, Savage Lee and McNally to be more consistent across all modes.

A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Borderlands 2.

To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Borderlands 2 boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

For more on hot fixes and updates to Borderlands 2, keep an eye on the respective Knowledge Base article for your platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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