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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: Headerhunter 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!

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Battleborn was hands-on for the first time ever at E3 2015. Here's your chance to get a look at the 20 minutes of Battleborn gameplay that was available on the show floor! This mission follows a team of five Battleborn, Thorn, Caldarius, Phoebe, Orendi, and Oscar Mike, as they infiltrate an old Peacekeeper base on the planet of Bliss.

Battleborn is not-yet-rated and is releasing this winter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information about Battleborn and its characters, head over to the official Battleborn website!

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We had so much fun at last year's Pre-Sequel Laser Tag event, that we're coming back bigger and better this year  -- with Battleborn!

Join us, Nerdist, and 2K at the Nerdist Conival at Petco Park during San Diego Comic Con (11am-5pm, Thursday July 9th through Sunday July 12) to play laser tag in a custom Battleborn-inspired arena and then go hands-on with one of ten playable Battleborn characters in a Battleborn's Story Mode!

The Nerdist Conival is free to the public -- so we hope you'll come hang with us, a slew of celebrity guests stars, and the Nerdist crew in two weeks!

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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
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Episode three of Tales from the Borderlands, "Catch A Ride," is hitting PCs, consoles, and mobile devices this week! Check out the full release schedule below:

  • Tuesday, June 23: PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • Wednesday, June 24: Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Thursday, June 25: iOS Appstore and Android

While you're here, check out the official launch trailer!

 

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New hot fixes for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are now rolling out on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4! Click the links below for full hot fix and update notes:

hot fix is automatically applied at the title screen when Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel/Borderlands: The Handsome Collection 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: The Pre-Sequel/Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel/Borderlands: The Handsome Collection boots up.

For help and support with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, or SHiFT, visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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Battleborn is showing up big (lifesize Montana statue, anyone?) at E3 2015! Press will on-site talking with the team and going hands-on for the first time with Battleborn's Story Mode! We'll also be bringing Battleborn to some livestreams during the show -- check out the full streaming schedule.

See what your favorite outlets are saying about Battleborn after the jump. We'll keep this post updated as impressions continue to roll in: MORE...

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We brought E3's Battleborn demo to a bunch of livestreams during the show. You can check out VODs of all of our E3 2015 interviews below!

Battleborn on the Official Twitch @ E3 Stream VOD

YouTube Gaming:

GameSpot E3 Stage Show:

Live at E3 with RocketbeansTV:

IGN Live @ E3 2015:

Want more? Follow Battleborn on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information on our upcoming shooter! Battleborn is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this Winter.

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For the very first time, press got their hands on Battleborn! Read what they had to say after going hands-on as Battleborn heroes fighting back against Rendain’s assault on the U.P.R. (United Peacekeeping Republic) controlled planet of Bliss.

  • "In the span of a single 20 minute mission, Battleborn cemented the playful tone of its world, and the fantastic variety of its cast of incredibly different weirdo characters in a really impressive way." - IGN
  • "This game has a hell of a lot going on." - Polygon
  • "Co-op has never been so much fun and really, no one does co-op games quite like Gearbox Software." - The Examiner
  • "The action of the gameplay was fantastic ...the surprising dynamism of combat really truly worked ...it just felt fun and interesting." - The Escapist
  • "Battleborn is a delicious mix of old-school arcade spirit and Gearbox's beloved Borderlands role-playing games." - Engadget

Be on the lookout for more first impressions from your favorite outlet when they get their hands on Battleborn next week at E3 2015, and be sure to follow Battleborn on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch for live updates from the E3 show floor, including exclusive livestreams of Story Mode gameplay!

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We are excited to announce that concept art from Battleborn has been selected to be featured in this year's Into the Pixel art collection at E3! The winning piece, "Rendain," was painted by Herman Ng and the Art Director on the project is Scott Kester.

Battleborn will be hands-on for the first time ever at E3 2015! Look for hands-on impressions from your favorite news outlets in the coming days, and be sure to follow Battleborn on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with latest official updates!

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An update is rolling out for Homeworld Remastered Collection on June 9, 2015 that adds the long-lost mission Raider Retreat, global multiplayer chat lobbies, among other changes! Details on this update can be found at the link below:

After updating your game, the Raider Retreat mission can be accessed through the new "Extra Missions" menu. This new menu will also act as a hub for accessing user-generated custom campaign missions.

To discuss Homeworld Remastered Collection or the latest update, visit the official Homeworld Forums!

For help or support with Homeworld Remastered Collection or SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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Battleborn is a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass. Fight alone or alongside friends by taking command of one of 25 unique playable heroes in co-operative story missions or competitive multiplayer matches. The battle to save the last star begins when Battleborn hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Winter.

The universe teeters on the brink of extinction and only the most powerful Battleborn can stop it. This band of badasses will slice swords through enemies, fire massive machine guns, sling powerful spells and much more! Rendain and his evil army must not be allowed to destroy the last star. Do you and your friends have what it takes to save it?

Game Modes and Features

  • Players: 1-5 Players Online; 5-Player co-op; Splitscreen (up to 2 players) and online
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release: Winter
  • Story Mode: Fight alone, or co-operatively with friends, to save the last star in the universe from a mysterious evil hell bent on its destruction
  • 25 Characters: Take control of 25 vastly different heroes, each one with their own personality, equipped with unique weapons and powers
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Experience team-based competitive multiplayer action with up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches across three distinctly different modes – Incursion, Devastation, and Meltdown
  • Progression System: Earn experience points in every game mode to level-up individual heroes’ Character Rank, as well as your own player profile Command Rank

Next stop: E3! Keep an eye out for first impressions from your favorite news outlets as they go hands-on with Battleborn for the first time at E3!

Stay up-to-date with everything Battleborn by following the official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel and join in the discussion on the official forums.

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Sign up for Loot Crate by June 19 and receive an EXCLUSIVE Borderlands item as part of June's CYBER-themed Loot Crate!

We're also sponsoring this month's MEGA CRATE! One lucky Loot Crate subscriber will receive a Gearbox-themed Mega Crate that includes bad ass prizes from Gearbox and NVIDIA, including a one-of-a-kind custom painted and autographed PC case!

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New information on Battleborn, our upcoming hero shooter, is coming on June 4! For the latest news and info on Battleborn, be sure to follow the official Battleborn accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and join in the discussion on the forums!

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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 http://support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Now's the time to pick up that Borderlands tee or hoodie for the special Vault Hunter in your life! T-shirts and hoodies have been discounted now through May 26! Some old favorites are now back in stock as well.

Homeworld tees and hoodies are on sale too! Tees are currently $9.99 and hoodies are $19.99 -- get them while you can!

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An update is rolling out for Homeworld Remastered Collection on May 19, 2015. Details on this update can be found at the link below:

Further updates are in the works as well, and we'll be sharing details on those as soon as they are finalized. To discuss Homeworld Remastered Collection or the latest update, visit the official Homeworld Forums!

For help or support with Homeworld Remastered Collection or SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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Updates are coming to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on Tuesday, May 19! These update will contain various bug fixes and performances improvements.

Note that the update to Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be very large due to the nature of the performance-improving fixes.

The update will be available worldwide on Xbox 360, Xbox One (B:THC), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 (B:THC), and PC on May 19. The updates are currently scheduled to roll out in the early morning (PDT) on Xbox 360 and Xbox One and by the early afternoon (PDT) on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Links to the full update notes can be found below:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

For support with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel or Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, please visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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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!

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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
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