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Fan-made Gaige Wayfarer Wizard Hat

06.27.14 - Jeff Skal

Reddit user Lady-Silverwolf shared her awesome handmade Wayfarer Wizard hat with r/Borderlands2, complete with some spot-on cel shading. Awesome job!


Gearbox Software will be at GaymerX! Join members of the team as they discuss how they've tried to make their games more inclusive, and how they can go further in the future at the Gearbox Software's GaymerX Spectacular panel! The panel will be held from 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT on Friday, July 11. Space is limited, so RSVP now on the official panel page.

GaymerX attendees will also have the opportunity to go hands-on for the first time with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!


After the last batch sold out in mere hours, Swag-Filled Diamond Plate Loot Chests are back in stock again on Amazon. Each loot chest comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a Halloween-style Goliath mask, 20 Legendary loot cards with SHiFT codes to unlock the items in game, and more!

Quantities are limited, so don't miss your chance to own this rad piece of Borderlands 2 memorabilia!


The always stellar Borderlands~The French Group cosplay team showed off some work-in-progress Wilhelm, Athena, and Nisha outfits at a 2K showcase event over the weekend. If these are only prototypes, we can't wait to see the finished products!

Check out some more of The French Group's work on Tumblr or Facebook.


The Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack is back by popular demand! Subscribe to Gearbox Software on Twitch and unlock the digital bonus pack, which includes the exclusive in-game Borderlands 2 Community Day 2013 heads and skins!

The Digital Bonus Pack gets you:

  • Access to our HD stream on Twitch
  • Borderlands 2 SHiFT codes to unlock special in-game Community Day 2013 heads and skins*
  • Free download of Homeworld Remastered and Homeworld Classic**
  • Beta access to an unannounced Gearbox Software title***

For support with Twitch subscriptions or the Digital Bonus Pack visit For support with SHiFT or Borderlands 2, please visit

* Users will receive a SHiFT code in their Twitch inbox within an hour of subscribing.
**Terms and conditions
***Terms and conditions


Starting today, loads of Gearbox Software games and downloadable content are deeply discounted as part of the Steam Summer Sale! Discounts may vary from day to day, so keep an eye on your favorite titles throughout the sale (June 19 to June 30) to maximize your savings!

Some titles on sale include:


Gearbox Fan Art Roundup

06.18.14 - Jeff Skal

Here are some more of our recent favorite fan creations from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

A humanized Claptrap and Pre-Sequel Vault Hunter doodles from Keroa on the Gearbox Software Forums:


and this excellent Pre-Sequel Handsome Jack from sometimes squishy on tumblr:


As always, we'd love to see your creations based on a Gearbox Software works! Share them over on the official forums.


A Badass Special Delivery

06.17.14 - Jeff Skal

Last month, Gearbox worked alongside some members of the community in support of Operation Supply Drop's 8-Bit Salute Charity event. This year's event raised over $300,000 that will go toward sending video game care packages to soliders overseas or recovering in military hospitals.

Last week, we received a curious package with an American flag inside. After careful inspection, we were extremely honored to discover that Major Neal B. Sheeran of the USAF, currently stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, had flown this flag in an A-10 "Warthog" honor of the community's support of the troops during the fundraising event.

The flag will soon be properly displayed, alongside the official certificate, on the walls of the Gearbox Software studios. Thank you, Major Sheeran for the amazing gift, and to everyone in the community who helped make this year's 8-Bit Salute a success!


E3 2014 Roundup

06.16.14 - Jeff Skal

Now that E3 has come and gone, we've rounded up some of the highlights from the show, including the first ever hands-on previews of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and first impressions of Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Hands-On Previews


Tales from the Borderlands Previews


Still want more E3? Check out our "Behind the Scenes" and "The Making of the Helios Moon Base" photo albums on Facebook!


The Videogame History Museum

06.11.14 - Jeff Skal

The Videogame History Museum is at E3 with some awesome blasts from the past like this:

The Videogame History Museum is a nonprofit charity that was established to document, preserve, and archive the history of the videogame industry. To learn more about the VGHM and how you can help or donate, please visit

You can check out some more photos from The Videogame History Museum exhibit over on our Facebook page!


Gearbox Software at E3 2014!

06.11.14 - Jeff Skal

Gearbox Software is at E3 2014 with a hands-on demo of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and the Helios moon base!

Be sure to follow Gearbox on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, previews, and behind-the-scenes footage from the show floor all week!


Your first look at the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel E3 gameplay demo aired on SpikeTV's All Access Live this afternoon! If you missed it, click here to see what you missed, or catch the replay below:




Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel blasts off on October 14, 2014 in North America and October 17, 2014 worldwide for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC!

Pre-order now to get access to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit at release!

Special thanks to Harmonix for helping us create the Moon Dance Break portion of the trailer!


Here's a sneak peek of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer that's landing tomorrow! To catch the full trailer, keep an eye on the official Borderlands channels on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter tomorrow morning.


Gearbox’s Leaders Play The Pre-Sequel

06.03.14 - Gearbox Staff

Gearbox’s four partners – Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Steve Jones and Stephen Bahl – took some time out of their busy schedules this week to play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

The guys were able to provide valuable feedback to the team, plus they had fun checking out the new characters and low gravity hijinks. For more, you can follow Randy and Brian on Twitter in case they decide to share some of their thoughts soon!