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Starting today, Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are now included with the PlayStation Now subscription on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3! Check out the full announcement over on the official PlayStation Blog.


Major updates are coming to Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on Thursday, October 29! These updates will contain bug fixes, performance improvements, and more.

The updates will be available worldwide on all available platforms (depending on title) on October 29. The updates are scheduled to roll out in the early morning (PST) on Xbox 360 (BL2/BLTPS) and Xbox One (BLTHC) and by early afternoon (PST) on PlayStation 3 (BL2/BLTPS), PlayStation 4 (BLTHC), and Steam (BL2/BLTPS).

Update highlights per title can be found below:

Borderlands 2

The Borderlands 2 update contains some long-awaited changes including various balance changes and refinements to elemental-based skills (read: Maya buffs), adding The Fastball to Boll's loot pool, making the legendary drop rate improvements permanent, and more.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel update contains mostly bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as making the legendary drop rate improvements permanent.


Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection update contains all of the above changes to Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, as well as quality-of-life features and bug fixes performance improvements specific to The Handsome Collection. This update also addresses Xbox One specific multiplayer connectivity issues.

Due to the nature of the connectivity issue fixes, the Xbox One update will be a large download.


Tiny Tina Damsel Plushes Available Now

10.15.15 - Gearbox Staff

Imagine walking in to your next tea party hand-in-hand with a beautiful damsel. You'd be the instant envy of the room.

Make this dream a reality with a Tiny Tina Damsel Plush*, available for order now in the Official Gearbox Store.

*badonkadonk included


Borderlands 2 turns the big oh-three today! Celebrate by taking a ride with us on the time-traveling hype train to rewatch some of the trailers leading up to that momentous day, September 18, 2012.





Remember the functional Bandit Technical that we had made for the Borderlands 2 Live Action trailer? It has found a fitting new home with Paul C. Miller and Michael Orr at Weekend Wasteland!

The vehicle was originally created for the commercial by Hollywood vehicle coordinator and creator, Dennis McCarthy. Paul and Michael bought the vehicle, fixed it up, loaded it with cosplayers and had one of the most popular vehicles at Weekend Wasteland. Nice work, guys!


Additional Borderlands and Borderlands 2 add-on content has been added to the Humble Borderlands Bundle! Those who pay more than the average price will now also receive:

  • Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre Add-on

Those who unlocked tier two by donating more than the current average prior to today's update are also eligible to receive the newly added content at no additional cost!

Proceeds from the Humble Borderlands Bundle will benefit the Videogame History Museum / The National Videogame Museum! Click here to learn more about how the Videogame History Museum is helping to preserve and archive the history of the video game industry!

The Humble Borderlands Bundle is available now through July 7!


The Humble Borderlands Bundle

06.23.15 - Jeff Skal

We've teamed up with 2K and Humble Bundle to bring you the Humble Borderlands Bundle! This new bundle features two full games, add-on content for Borderlands and Borderlands 2, a Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel discount voucher, and more -- a total value of $146! The bundle will be available through July 7.

Proceeds from the Humble Borderlands Bundle will benefit the Videogame History Museum / The National Videogame Museum. Click here to learn more about how the Videogame History Museum is helping to preserve and archive the history of the video game industry!

Pay what you want and receive:

  • Borderlands
  • The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned add-on campaign
  • Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot add-on campaign
  • The Secret Armory of General Knoxx add-on campaign

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

  • Borderlands 2
  • Psycho Pack add-on
  • Mechromancer Pack add-on
  • Creature Slaughterdome add-on
  • Coupon for 75% off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Humble Store

Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

  • Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which includes all four add-on campaigns (Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep)
  • Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax add-on
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2
  • Coupon for 25% off merchandise in the 2K Store

The results of our recent Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel legendary drop rate experiments are in! A special thanks goes out to everyone who played and shared feedback over the last few weeks.

After analyzing thousands of hours of your gameplay and feedback survey data, we’ve decided to add a permanent 3x drop rate increase to both games!

Yes, you read that right – starting May 26, hot fixes* that increase legendary drop rates will be rolling out for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection across all platforms! We’ll be looking to permanently incorporate these hot fixes via future updates down the road.

For the curious, here’s a little background on how the experiments went down. Every week between April 9 and May 13 had a different legendary drop rate modifier applied via hot fix, but we held back on the exact details. We did this because we wanted to find out what drop rate felt right and didn’t want player opinions being influenced by the numbers.

For those five weeks, community members tested out the drop rates and let us know what they thought via the forums and feedback surveys. After digging through all the data, we discovered that standard drop rates were perceived as too rare but that anything over a 3x boost felt like too much – almost to the point where it was starting to take away the challenge and excitement from seeing that beautiful orange glow.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our experiments and happy hunting!

*A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is connected to the internet. To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when the game boots up. As always, for help or support with Borderlands or SHiFT, visit


Updated 5/14/15: 

The last legendary drop rate hot fix has been removed -- thanks to everyone who has participated and shared feedback over the past five weeks! We hope you enjoyed the extra loot.

As for next steps, our research team will begin to analyze all of the data that we received and work on a plan for next steps. We'll follow up once the analysis has concluded!


If it seems like the loot gods have smiled upon you recently, Vault Hunter, it's because they have! Well, sort of. The team has been doing some tinkering with legendary drop rates recently, and will continue to do so through May 13!

Over the next few weeks (based on the schedule below) we'll be testing out a different percentage increase to the drop rate of legendaries across the board in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (BL2 Only), Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

We can't say exactly how much the drop rate has increased week to week, but can assure you that the adjustments will never sink below the default rate!

Adjustments will be made through hot fixes that will be set live on Thursdays on the following schedule:

  • Week One: April 9 through April 15
  • Week Two: April 16 through April 22
  • Week Three: April 23 through April 29
  • Week Four: April 30 through May 6
  • Week Five: May 7 through May 13

We're looking for your feedback each week, so please share thoughts and experience with us through the weekly surveys below. These surveys will be open on Monday through Wednesday each week.

  • Week One Survey Closed
  • Week Two Survey Closed
  • Week Three Survey Closed
  • Week Four Survey Closed
  • Week Five Survey Closed

We are happy to announce the winning t-shirt designs for the WeLoveFine Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Design Contest!

Back in January, we launched a design contest in conjunction with WeLoveFine to celebrate the announcement of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Artists were encouraged to create designs based on their favorite characters and elements of Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It was a big success with almost 200 designs submitted to the contest! 

The winning artist, Timothy Lim, is being awarded with a trip to Gearbox and some awesome swag for his winning design, “Deathtrap Arigato.”

Tim’s design, along with the other six winners, are all available for purchase now at Check out their art along with all of the other amazing designs submitted by the awesome community!


The Game of the Year Editions of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are both 75% off right now on Greenman Gaming! Snag your copies now before the sale ends tomorrow!


A full-scale replica of Miss Moxxi's Good Touch is now available for pre-order on the Gearbox store!

The replica is created by TriForce and limited to 500 pieces worldwide. It weighs 20 pounds and is 29 inches long, is crafted in polystone and includes working LED effects.

It will cost $700 overall -- the pre-order requires a $175 deposit, and an additional $525 plus shipping and handling will be required when the replica becomes available to ship in late Q2 of 2015.


 Since we announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, one of the questions we’ve gotten the most often from our fans is “when is it coming to next-gen?” Well, get your Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s ready – not only is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel coming, but so is Borderlands 2! Both titles are making their way over to next-gen consoles in one package as Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on March 24, 2015 in North America and March 27, 2015 internationally!

We’re excited to offer fans The Handsome Collection as it bundles the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack, and all in stunning high definition, with high performance and graphical fidelity never before seen on consoles!  On top of that, for the first time ever in a Borderlands game, The Handsome Collection offers four-player local split screen meaning four friends can shoot-n-loot together on a single television.

Already started Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita or Xbox 360? Good news: using cross-save functionality, you’ll be able to continue where you left off by transferring your prior-gen save including your leveled up characters and Badass Rank to your next-gen console!  (Note that cross-save will only work within the same console family – e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation 3/Vita to PlayStation 4).

Not only are you getting both games for the price of one ($59.99), but The Handsome Collection also includes a boatload of add-on content as well. You’ll be getting all of the downloadable content for both titles* which is a whole lot. Feast your eyes on the list of packs included:

Borderlands 2

  • Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty (campaign add-on)
  • Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage (campaign add-on)
  • Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt (campaign add-on)
  • Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (campaign add-on)
  • The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (level cap increase)
  • Gaige the Mechromancer (playable class)
  • Krieg the Psycho (playable class)
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge (level cap increase & challenge arena)
  • Creature Slaughter Dome (challenge arena)
  • T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest (Headhunter Pack)
  • The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler (Headhunter Pack)
  • How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day (Headhunter Pack)
  • Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre (Headhunter Pack)
  • Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax (Headhunter Pack)
  • Character Customization Packs
    • Collector's Edition Pack
    • Commando Madness Pack
    • Commando Supremacy Pack
    • Commando Domination Pack
    • Siren Madness Pack
    • Siren Supremacy Pack
    • Siren Domination Pack
    • Gunzerker Madness Pack
    • Gunzerker Supremacy Pack
    • Gunzerker Domination Pack
    • Mechromancer Madness Pack
    • Mechromancer Supremacy Pack
    • Mechromancer Domination Pack
    • Assassin Madness Pack
    • Assassin Supremacy Pack
    • Assassin Domination Pack
    • Mechromancer Steampunk Slayer Pack
    • Gunzerker Dapper Gent Pack
    • Psycho Dark Psyche Pack
    • Psycho Madness Pack
    • Psycho Supremacy Pack
    • Psycho Domination Pack
    • Siren Glitter and Gore Pack
    • Commando Haggard Hunter Pack
    • Assassin Stinging Blade Pack
    • Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack
    • Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack
    • Psycho Party Pack
    • Siren Learned Warrior Pack
    • Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack
    • Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (playable class)
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught (level cap increase & challenge arena)
  • Shock Drop Slaughter Pit (challenge arena)
  • Upcoming Season Pass Content (playable class)
  • Upcoming Season Pass Content (campaign add-on)

The Handsome Collection will also receive an extremely limited collector’s edition, the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition. Limited to only 5,000 units worldwide, the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition includes a remote-controlled Claptrap steward robot that looks just like the in-game character! He is designed and detailed to look just like the Claptrap you know and love - or maybe hate - and now you have the power to control him from your iOS and/or Android device with a companion app called ClaptrApp. The remote controlled Claptrap also includes the following features:

  • Gyro technology to balance on one wheel allowing it to move wherever you want him to!
  • Voice samples of some of Claptrap’s most iconic lines that can be activated on command!
  • A real working camera in his “eye” that is streamed to your mobile phone, so you can see where Claptrap is headed!

The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition also includes 12 exclusive Vault Hunter lithographs as well as a collectible steel case and will be available for $399 at selected retailers. Act fast, because these things won’t last long! The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition will be available at participating retailers in North America as well as internationally.

You may have noticed that for The Pre-Sequel, we reference two upcoming add-ons above that haven’t been announced just yet. We’ll have more details on those very soon, so stay tuned!

*Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Xbox Live or PlayStation Network account as well as Internet connection is required to download certain add-on content at no additional cost. 


Sit back, put on your headphones, and take an emotional journey through "Future Reflections," an audio and visual Borderlands experience by forum member Klopotinsha.


Last month, we posted an open survey to find out the community's favorite Borderlands characters. The surveys have been tallied, and the results are in! Your top three Borderlands characters (in no particular order) are...

Did your favorite character make the list? Share your thoughts over on the Official Gearbox Forums!


Borderlands Character Survey

12.19.14 - Jeff Skal

There's no lack of vivid characters in the Borderlands games, from an annoying (but sometimes lovable) robot to a megalomaniac corporate CEO. Whether it's a deluxe character statue, a cosplay reference guide, or a limited-edition art print, we're always looking to find new ways to bring our characters to life outside of their games.

That's where you come in! Now that we've launched Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it's time to find out the community's new favorite characters. Let us know who you think we should focus our future efforts on in this Borderlands Character Survey!


Pre-orders are now open for the first in a new, exclusive line of deluxe-format Borderlands statues: Zer0!

Standing atop a destroyed loader bot, Zer0 stands over a foot tall and can be set in multiple poses through sets of interchangable arms that both include a battery operated light-up electro luminescent sword.

Pre-orders will be available in a limited window. Guarantee yours today by putting down a deposit in the Official Gearbox Store before December 1, 2014!


"Handsome Jack Gilded Mask" lithographs by Sam Spratt are now available for order in the official Gearbox Store!

Only 500 of these limited edition, individually numbered and autographed lithographs will be printed, so be sure to lock in your order today!