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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes GOLD!

10.01.14 - Gearbox Staff

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has gone gold, which means it's ready to be manufactured on all platforms!

In case you need a reminder, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 14th in North America and October 17th worldwide.

If you haven't pre-ordered yet, you can still do that right here. Anyone who pre-orders will get free access to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit, so act fast!


Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K Games and Gearbox Software, announced today that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is officially launching on select Mac and Linux operating systems on October 14, 2014, alongside the Windows PC version. Mac and Linux versions are available now for pre-order on Steam and Aspyr’s own website (Mac and Linux). Both Mac and Linux versions will support cross-platform multiplayer, content delivered through SHiFT, and more on Steam.

“Bringing the next installment in this vaunted series to Mac and Linux users the same day as Windows PC users has been a goal for us from the beginning,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “Luckily we have a great development team and fantastic partners in 2K Games and Gearbox Software.”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Mac will also be launching on the Mac App Store this October.

As a gift to Linux fans everywhere, Aspyr has also announced that Borderlands 2 is now available on Linux. Linux fans can buy a fully featured Borderlands 2 and all available DLC today on Steam and while enjoying a 66% discount on all Borderlands 2 content for a limited time.

“Our Linux users have been absolutely fantastic, and we’ve been thrilled with their response to AAA games,” Howard continued. “It makes us excited to bring them Borderlands 2 and more great games like it.”


We recently visited a few press outlets to give them a hands-on look at some gameplay in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Check out the videos below to see a few full, never-before-seen missions, plus commentary from 2K Australia creative director Jonathan Pelling.







Game Informer asked 28 game developers to share their top five horror games of all time, including Gearbox's own CEO Randy Pitchford and Chief Creative Champion Mikey Neumann!

You can check out Mikey and Randy's lists right here, along with some interesting stats about the games that were chosen by all of the developers.

Look out for more favorites from Randy and Mikey soon!


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel won't be out until October 14 in North America (October 17 internationally!), but you can check out its music a couple weeks early. The soundtrack will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, featuring brand new tracks from Jesper Kyd, Des Shore, and Justin Mullins. 

You can listen to samples right here, or pre-order a digital or physical edition today!


Gearbox Software is back at PAX Australia -- Join us at the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10:30AM on Sunday, November 2nd* in the Main Theatre.

Get a behind the scenes look at Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates on our games including Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Battleborn and Homeworld Remastered! We will have never before seen reveals, exclusives and surprises so don't miss your chance to hang out with the Gearbox crew at PAX Australia!

*As of this posting, Sunday badges are still available! Click here to lock in your ticket now.



Want to see more of Nisha the Lawbringer in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Good news!

In the video above, you can check out 10 minutes of Nisha along with narration from Gearbox producer James Lopez and 2K Australia producer Joel Eschler. In addition to lots of dead Scavs and low gravity jumping, you'll be able to get your best look at yet at Nisha's action skill, Showdown, as well as some of the skills from her various Skill Trees. 

We'll have even more Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel videos coming soon leading up to its launch on October 14, so keep an eye out! 


You may have seen select press outlets sharing their first impressions of Battleborn along with a few gameplay clips earlier this week, but today we're happy to share the world premiere of our entire Battleborn cooperative campaign demo.

In the video above, you can check out 18 minutes of five-player co-op gameplay featuring five of the characters we've revealed so far: Oscar Mike, Montana, Thorn, Miko, and Rath. Before the video begins, be sure to check out a brief intro from lead writer Aaron Linde and creative director Randy Varnell.

Keep an eye out for even more on Battleborn, and let us know what you think about the demo on Twitter, Facebook, and the Battleborn Forums.


Join Sir Hammerlock and MISTER TORGUE on an EXPLOSIVE tour of Pandora's moon, Elpis, in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Grab a freeze gun, high-five your best friend, AND GET YOUR ASS TO THE MOON!

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases on October 14, 2014 in North America and October 17, 2014 worldwide for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Pre-order now to unlock the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit!


Episode 3, of the Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is here! This episode takes a deeper look at the cast of the game: Nisha the Lawbringer, Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer and Claptrap the Fragtrap.

Miss Episode 1 or Episode 2? Catch up here:


PAX Prime 2014 Recap

09.05.14 - Jeff Skal

PAX Prime 2014 has come and gone, but the memories we made will live with us forever, especially for one couple -- congrats Cassie and John! Fans were able to take all for Vault Hunters for a spin in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, go hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands for the first time ever, and were even treated to a special Borderlands-themed magic trick from Randy Pitchford at the 'Inside Gearbox Software' Panel. 

Special thanks to the team at Penny Arcade, ReedPOP and the volunteer Enforcer staff for making these awesome events possible (multiple times!) each and every year!

Catch up with all of the happenings at this year's expo after the jump. ...READ MORE


Enter the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and face off against the toughest Scavs on Pandora's moon, Elpis! Survive the battle and you'll be feared and respected by the few left alive...not to mention the experience and gear you'll earn!


Did you miss our panel at PAX Prime? Watch it below!


Gearbox at PAX Prime 2014

08.28.14 - Jeff Skal

You won't want to miss the Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX Prime on Sunday, August 31 at 10:30am PT in the Main Theatre, where we'll have never-before-seen exclusives, reveals and other surprises! The panel will also be followed up by an autograph session in the Paramount Theatre. 

If you can't make it in person, the panel will be live streamed on the official PAX Twitch channel(What time is that for me?). 

We're also bringing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to the show! Stop by the 2K booth and be among the first to play as any of the four of the new Vault Hunters (even Claptrap)! PAX Prime kicks off on Friday, August 28 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Want more? Stop by the Telltale Games booth (#3017) to playtest an early peek at the upcoming episodic adventure series, Tales from the Borderlands, and get your hands on a limited edition TftB t-shirt!


New Cosplay Reference Guide: Scav

08.27.14 - Jeff Skal

He's not a bandit. He's a MOON BANDIT! Scavs are a dangerous bunch of hooligans, more sane than their Pandora brothers, but not by much.

Check out our latest cosplay reference guide: the Scav!


Issue two of Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone hits comic book shops and e-readers tomorrow, August 27! Check out the preview over on Comic Book Resources or click here to pre-order on Kindle.


Instructables user Ikkalebob not only crafted this incredible Dahl assault rifle replica, but put together a handy technical guide so you make your own, too! 


New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel themed heads and skins are now available* in Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC! Your favorite Vault Hunters have taken to cosplaying their favorite characters from The Pre-Sequel:

With today's update, all of these customizations are now available as extremely rare drops in-game. You'll also be able to immediately unlock one of the character's customization sets each week via SHiFT code by clicking the corresponding images above as they go live on their listed dates.

We are aware that some Xbox 360 users are experiencing an issue that causes them to be stuck in a compatibility pack download loop. To resolve this, please follow the instructions in this knowledge base article.

For help and assistance with SHiFT, visit

*Requires active Internet connection. For more details on SHiFT and Hot Fixes, visit



Yesterday, the team officially broke ground on the new home of Gearbox Software! The 165,831-square-foot office building in Frisco, Texas is currently slated for completion in late 2015