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Wilhelm’s Action Skill Revealed

05.30.14 - Gearbox Staff

Today, IGN revealed the first look at Wilhelm’s action skill in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Wilhelm can send two drones out during battle named Wolf and Saint. Wolf goes out on the offensive and barrages enemies with missiles, while Saint offers support and healing. You can find more details in this IGN article, and if you missed any of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel news this week, catch up on IGN’s hub.

Plus, get a closer look at Wilhelm’s drones in our updated cosplay reference guide


The official Claptrap the Fragtrap cosplay reference guide is here and we're super excited to see the creations that come from this one! 

You can check out the rest of our guides on, and don't forget to share your Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel art over on the forums.


Custom Borderlands Guitars

05.29.14 - Jeff Skal

These badass, custom Borderlands guitars from CB Bellerose just arrived today and will soon be finding a permanent home mounted on the studio walls. Thanks CB!


Check out the first teaser trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, featuring Handsome Jack reading his own version of the famous poem Ozymandias.

The video above was made in-house by our chief creative champion Mikey Neumann. You may have already gotten a glimpse if you attended our Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX East, but this is the first time we’re making it available online.

For some more insight into how Handsome Jack is different in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, check out this IGN interview with Mikey as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel writers Anthony Burch and Maurice Suckling. Keep an eye out for more new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel content on IGN as the week continues!


Today we have the first gameplay walkthrough from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Check out the video above to see 15 minutes of ice weapons, butt slams, and Athena's Aspis shield, plus hear commentary from Gearbox’s James Lopez and 2K Australia’s Joel Eschler.

You can also find out more about Athena in a new IGN interview with writers Anthony Burch and Maurice Suckling, plus look out for plenty of new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel content on IGN all week!


Gearbox Store Memorial Day Sale

05.23.14 - Jeff Skal

The Gearbox Store Memorial Day sale starts now! Take 30% off storewide* at checkout now through Tuesday, May 27.

*some exceptions apply


Wilhelm the Enforcer just stomped his way into our cosplay reference guide series! You can check out the rest of the guides at


Gearbox Fan Art Roundup

05.21.14 - Jeff Skal

We love seeing the awesome art fans make based on our titles - check out some of our recent favorites from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Minimalist poster via disgorgeapocalypse on deviantART:

Portrait of Athena the Gladiator from phoenixz38 on deviantART:

Athena the Gladiator wallpaper via mentalmars:

Have fan art of your own? We'd love to see it! Share it with us over on the forums.


Thanks to @nrrd_grrl for sharing this Tiny Tina cosplay she rocked at Motor City Comic Con last weekend!


As of this morning, PlayStation 3 owners can now transfer their Borderlands 2 saves to PS Vita and vice versa!

For support with Borderlands 2, please visit


Operation Supply Drop's third annual 8-Bit Salute charity gameathon is officially here! Community volunteers have stepped up to represent Team Gearbox and have begun streaming for 24 hours straight on! The gaming marathon runs through 9AM ET on Sunday, May 18. Team Gearbox streamers will be holding some awesome Borderlands 2 giveaways throughout the day - so tune in to the following streams and help us support the troops whenever you can:

The Operation Supply Drop site will unfortunately be down throughout the entirety of the event. To make a donation, click here to donate through PayPal.


The results are in! In an overwhelming victory, the community voted Nisha as the focal point of our next cosplay reference guide. Presenting: Nisha the Lawbringer!

Stay tuned for upcoming cosplay reference guides from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel characters - there may be a few surprises waiting in the wings!


Loot Chests are Back in Stock!

05.15.14 - Jeff Skal

Swag-Filled Limited Edition Diamond Plate Loot Chests are back in stock on Amazon! Each loot chest comes stuffed with official Borderlands 2 collectibles and 20 trading cards for in-game legendary items. Quantities are limited, so get yours today!


More Pre-Sequel Fan Art!

05.14.14 - Jeff Skal

Last month, we shared a really great piece of Athena fan art, and asked for you share your Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel art on the forums.

As usual, the community pulled through. Special shout out to CCDriver for sharing this comic-style piece!


Athena Cosplay Character Guide

05.13.14 - Jeff Skal

Inspired by the passionate Borderlands cosplay community, we wanted to start providing high quality, high resolution guides for your favorite characters from the Borderlands universe. We're kicking things off with the four new playable character classes from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, starting with Athena the Gladiator.

The goal for these guides is to be the ultimate resource for Borderlands fan creations; whether you're working on a new costume, creating a piece of fan art, or just want to get a better look at your favorite characters, we've got you covered.

Keep an eye out for more guides down the road! If you have feedback on how we can improve future iterations, let us know over on the forums.


The Collector’s Edition of Homeworld Remastered Collection is now available for pre-order in the US on Amazon, and international pre-orders are coming soon! 

Development of the game is still progressing, but we wanted to make sure Homeworld fans had a chance to reserve their copy now, as quantities are extremely limited, and these will go pretty quick! We're working on a shipping solution for international customers, but inventory is being reserved for when that solution is in place.

Keep in mind that the release date listed on Amazon is just a placeholder. We’ll have specifics for you in the future, so stay tuned!

Click here to pre-order on Amazon!


Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone

05.08.14 - Jeff Skal

Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #1 hits shops on July 16! Subscribers will receive this exclusive variant cover for issue #1 from Ghostbuster's artist Dan Schoening! To subscribe, take this pre-order form to your local retailer.


The Art of the Game Trailer

05.06.14 - Jeff Skal

The Art of the Game documents a cultural shift in the entertainment people enjoy by following a group of college students from the Academy of Art University as they compete for a job in the increasingly influential game industry. Through a series of interwoven stories, the film explores the passion, creativity and change taking place in interactive entertainment, and its oftentimes misunderstood artistic culture.

Catch the world premiere on Machinima's Twitch channel this Thursday at 1PM or 6PM PST.


First look at Tales from the Borderlands

05.05.14 - Gearbox Staff

You may have heard that we’re teaming up with Telltale on a new episodic series called Tales from the Borderlands. We got our first look at the trailer last year, and now Telltale has revealed the first screenshots.

If you watched the Tales from the Borderlands SXSW panel, you know that Telltale’s trip to Pandora follows Hyperion employee Rhys and con-artist Fiona and lets you play from two different viewpoints. You can find out a lot more, plus see a few additional screenshots, over on the PlayStation Blog.


Borderlands 2 Vita is Almost Here

05.02.14 - Gearbox Staff

The release of Borderlands 2 on Vita is right around the corner, and the PlayStation Blog has a new post covering some hands-on impressions and the latest info. You can check that out right here, and watch the trailer for the Vita version along with it.


Borderlands 2 launches along with the new, slimmer Vita on May 6, or on its own on May 13.