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Borderlands 1 PC Online Service Update

04.22.14 - Gearbox Staff

2K will be keeping Borderlands 1 PC online service alive!

2K is committed to ensuring that Borderlands 1 PC owners can continue to play online. After the shutdown of GameSpy servers on May 31, 2K will be transitioning Borderlands 1 PC online service over to Steamworks, continuing what has been over four years of online co-op support! For full details, visit the 2K blog.


Inside Gearbox Software PAX East Panel

04.18.14 - Gearbox Staff

This year's Inside Gearbox Software panel is now available on demand! Catch up with the latest happenings at Gearbox Software via the links below:


PAX East 2014 Recap

04.17.14 - Gearbox Staff

If you weren’t able to make it to PAX East this year, we’ve got you covered! At the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel booth, Gearbox fans were able to get a first look at live gameplay and take a photo with Handsome Jack!

As usual, Borderlands cosplayers were out in full force! To see more awesome cosplayers, as well as other pics from the show, check out our PAX East album on Facebook.

This is what the inside of the moon looked like, where fans were able to see live Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gameplay.

 For more coverage of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, check out some of the articles that you may have missed:


Announcing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

04.09.14 - Gearbox Staff

The wait is finally over for a new game in the Borderlands universe! We’re launching you to Pandora’s moon for the first time in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, currently being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, and available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC later this fall. 

Set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, you’ll play as four all-new character classes fighting alongside Handsome Jack, witnessing his transformation into the ruthless tyrant you loved to hate in Borderlands 2, and assisting with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. The signature shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay of the Borderlands series expands with the addition of low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, the icy ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class, and new vehicles to help you explore the diverse lunar landscape.

The four new playable character classes are all familiar faces from the Borderlands universe: Athena the Gladiator (The Secret Armory of General Knoxx), Wilhelm the Enforcer (the robotic badass of Borderlands 2), Nisha the Lawbringer (The Sheriff of Lynchwood in Borderlands 2), and yes, even Claptrap the Fragtrap (from just about everywhere... unfortunately).

Bonus: Those attending PAX East this weekend will be able to get a first-hand look at Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at the 2K booth! And if you're there, you won't want to miss the Inside Gearbox Software Panel on Sunday at 10:30am!

As always, keep an eye out on the following channels to stay up-to-date with the latest news and content:



Borderlands 2 for Vita will be hitting shelves as part of a Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle on May 6th, and digitally on PlayStation Store and at retailers nationwide on May 13!

Head over to the PlayStation blog for more details.


8-Bit Salute Charity Gameathon

04.04.14 - Gearbox Staff

Gearbox Software is teaming up with fans in support of Operation Supply Drop’s third annual 8-Bit Salute gameathon!

Operation Supply Drop is a non-profit military gaming charity that sends awesome real-world gaming loot to members of the Armed Forces deployed to Afghanistan, conducting humanitarian missions across the globe or recovering in military hospitals in the states.

Join some awesome Gearbox community members in a 24-hour gaming marathon starting at 9:00am ET on Saturday, May 17! Show your support by making a donation and hopping into one or more of the following streams during the event:

We’ve also heard a rumor that Team Gearbox streamers will be holding some pretty cool giveaways throughout the gameathon – so be sure to check in as often as possible!

Donations are open now! For more information, visit


Join Us At PAX East

03.20.14 - Gearbox Staff

Headed to PAX East next month? Start your Sunday morning off right and come hang out with the Gearbox team. Spend an hour with us and our special guests as we chat more about Borderlands and Homeworld! 

After the panel, make sure to head to the Queue Room for a meet and greet.  Oh, and don’t forget about all the great surprises that we have for our community! 

For full details, click here.


We’re making it even easier for you to send more items from LootTheWorld (out now on iOS / Android in the U.S.) to Borderlands 2!

Previously, the only way to stock up on LootTheWorld stamps was to wait around for the release of replenishment QR codes. From now on, after you use up all of your stamps, three happy new stamps will soon show up in your inventory. Continue to use your stamps wisely though, as users will only be eligible for a restock once every seven days.  

For more information and assistance with LootTheWorld, Borderlands 2 and / or SHiFT, please visit


Top o’ the mornin’ to you!

In case you missed them last year, the Zaford clan has once again decided to take a break from binge drinking and Hodunk killing to hand out some skins for your favorite Vault Hunters. You can use the codes below to score special green skins for your characters, plus get a sweet Chulainn SMG sent straight to your backpack.

To get the goods, enter these SHiFT codes in Borderlands 2:

  • PC / Mac Zaford Gear SHiFT Code: 5JWT3-3H5FB-SCBX5-TJ3JB-H5R6X
  • Xbox 360 Zaford Gear SHiFT Code: K3C33-633S6-BKW56-56BBT-X9X9X
  • PlayStation 3 Zaford Gear SHiFT Code: W3KTJ-H9H3H-FHR5B-9BCJB-36ZZ6

Each skin will be available in the Quick Change station, and your shiny new Chulainn SMG will appear in the backpack and be the same level of the first character you load after code redemption.

Redeem these while you can since they won’t be around forever. If you have any trouble, find help and assistance on


Have you been waiting to hear more details about Tales from the Borderlands, our collaboration with Telltale Games? If so, we have good news!

At SXSW in Austin, TX this weekend, members of the Telltale team joined Gearbox’s Anthony Burch and Matt Armstrong to reveal the first details about Tales, including characters, story, and much more. It was pretty awesome.

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry; Polygon has a full recap of everything the panel covered, or you can watch it yourself on YouTube.

As you’d imagine, there are plenty of additional details still to come, so keep an eye on @Gearboxsoftware and our Facebook page for the latest updates, plus be sure to check in with our friends at Telltale and 2K.


Today, we're excited to begin sharing details about the Homeworld Remastered Collection through a new site at

Previously, we'd been referring to this effort as Homeworld HD but as work progressed it became clear that title didn't properly communicate the scope of the work. This is more than a simple re-release or up-res -- given the input we've received from fans, mod makers and series veterans, the result is full-fledged remastering of nearly all aspects alongside the archival Classic versions. 

The site also contains a survey about some possible Collector's Edition options we're considering, based on your feedback from the previous survey.

This is only the beginning -- we'll have more details and updates soon!


Happy Belated Loverpalooza Krieg!

02.27.14 - Gearbox Staff


Moxxi is awfully sorry she forgot you the other day, but wants to make it up to you by giving you a Loverpalooza present same as the others

Enjoy Krieg's celebratory Loverpalooza skin "IT'S WRONG ALL WRONG" --- available in the Quick Change character customization station. 

To learn more about SHiFT codes and how to redeem them, visit:


Join Gearbox and Telltale in Austin at the SXSW Expo where we'll be showing first glimpses of Telltale's episodic adventure Tales from the Borderlands.  We'll discuss how the two studios came together and answer questions about the new story which will explore and expand the stories of existing and all new characters from the world of Pandora. 

Check out the Telltale Blog for more details. 



Happy Loverpalooza!

02.13.14 - Chris Faylor

Happy Loverpalooza! Moxxi's in quite the romantic mood today and has decided to re-release last year's celebratory Loverpalooza skins and Heart Breaker shotgun. Hurry though -- these codes won't be active forever, and we know that you all look best in pink!

Enjoy "Real Men Wear Pink" for Axton, "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" for Zer0, "Pretty and Pink" for Maya, "Pink Eyes" for Salvador, "Gumming the Works" for Gaige -- each celebratory skin will be available in the Quick Change character customization station, along with a special version of Moxxi's Heart Breaker shotgun that will be the same level as (and appear in the backpack of) the first character you load after redeeming the code.

Miss Moxxi feels awful bad she forgot Krieg, but has now given him a pretty pink celebratory skin so he doesn't feel left out. 


Ready for some fun in the sun? Sir Hammerlock invites all Vault Hunters to join him in the fifth and final Borderlands 2 Headhunter add-on, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, releasing on April 15, 2014 for just USD $2.99 / GBP £2.39 / EUR 2,99 € on PC and Mac via Steam, Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation 3* via PlayStation Network!

Join Sir Hammerlock along with Brick, Mordecai, and Lilith on a relaxing vacation on Wam Bam Island as you play the biggest Headhunter add-on in the series ...READ MORE


A new PS Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) will be available via the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle this Spring in North America! 

Check out the PlayStation Blog for more info!


Borderlands 2 Update Rolling Out Soon

02.05.14 - Chris Faylor

A new update for Borderlands 2 is scheduled to roll out on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the coming days, adding support for next Tuesday's release of the fourth Headhunter add-on ("Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre") and several bug fixes, including some previously available as Hot Fixes. This also includes the new Colorblind mode!

PC Update Information
Xbox 360 Update Information
PlayStation 3 Update Information

Additional updates are in the works for all platforms as well.

For help and support with Borderlands 2, visit or


Get ready for love potions and an adorable baby Goliath in Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre, the fourth add-on in the Borderlands 2 Headhunter series, available on February 11, 2014 for just USD $2.99 / GBP £2.39 / EUR 2,99 € on PC and Mac via Steam, Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation 3* via PlayStation Network!

Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre was inspired by one of our favorite holidays and is full of love and cuddles, but with a Borderlands twist. This add-on features the return of Innuendo Bot 5000 and its creator, Mad Moxxi, as they try to bring two rival clans together with the help of the Vault Hunters. They think love and understanding will bring peace to the clans, but as you know, things don’t always work out the way you’d hope on Pandora ...READ MORE


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Hi!  I'm Jeffrey “botman” Broome, one of the programmers that worked on Borderlands 2.  I'm back “Inside the Box” again to tell you about how an upcoming Borderlands 2 update will (among other things) bring a colorblind mode option to all platforms. Let's talk a little a bit about what being colorblind is, what it isn't, why some people are colorblind and other people aren't and what can be done in video games to help compensate for colorblindness.  Check it out and if you're not careful, you might learn something.

Up until several months ago, I, like probably many of you, didn't really know much at all about colorblindness.  I knew a small percentage of people (mostly males) had it, but didn't know much more beyond that.  First of all, the word “colorblind” is not an accurate description.  A better description would be “color vision deficiency”.  READ MORE...


Hillary Jae as Gaige the Mecromancer with the XXX head and Isaac Arand as Dr. Zed.


Hello! It’s Lilith Lindwall (Gearbox Software Marketing Assistant) back with more on cosplay.  Last time I wrote about the general meaning of cosplay and about my experience making a Lilith costume. Near the end, I mentioned I would be looking for suggestions on materials and tutorials to help others and build a Borderlands cosplay guide. As fortune would have it, around that time I received an email from someone who was kind enough to contribute. So today I’d like to share with you a tutorial by cosplayer Hillary Jae (also known as Pippi), all about making Gaige’s robot arm.  

I adore Gaige.  She’s adorable, spunky, she has Deathtrap (who is one nifty/deadly robot) and who can forget that robot arm she uses to summon him.  It is one sick piece of engineering. (For those of you who don’t know how she acquired it - or just want to listen again - check out her ECHO logs here). Short of cutting off my own arm and learning robotic engineering, I was really puzzled on how to make it. That’s when I got am email from Hillary Jae, a Gaige cosplayer who wrote in to show us her, and her fiance Isaac’s (also known as Ix), cosplay (he was Dr. Zed). READ MORE...