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It’s almost time for everybody’s fifth or sixth favorite late December holiday, Mercenary Day! This year, the celebration comes to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with a free limited time in-game event that will offer some celebratory enemies, special drops, and some very interesting perks.

We’ll have all the details (including specific dates) in a follow-up post very soon, so stay tuned for more info. Until then, take a few sips of your favorite non-denominational holiday drink and relax. You’ve earned it. 

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The first episode of Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands launched in November to critical acclaim, and now you can play it on the go!

Following last week's iOS launch, episode one of Tales is now also available on Android. To celebrate, Telltale has released a new trailer that you can watch above, featuring opinions from both critics and fans about episode one.

 

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Today’s a big day for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! As we previously announced, a new downloadable add-on is available starting today on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam, along with a new update that brings a brand new playthrough and a new mission that provides some backstory for Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands.

You can expect Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught to be available today (December 16) in your territory on all platforms by the end of the day. The only exception to that will be PlayStation 3 players outside of North America, who can expect the add-on pack to be available on 12/17 as soon as the PlayStation Store updates in your territory.

In case you missed any of the news, here’s a recap of everything Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel players have to look forward to starting today:

 

Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught

This is the second batch of add-on content for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and features all-new narrative content including veteran Vault Hunters Gaige and Axton, who recently returned to the Crimson Raiders HQ. While they were gone on a mission, they missed out on the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and ask Athena to recount the story. Since they’re not the most patient badass Vault Hunters on Pandora, they just want an abbreviated version – only the juicy, violent stuff.

As Athena tells the tale, you’ll play through The Holodome Onslaught, a new challenge arena where you’ll fight wave after wave of foes, including some of The Pre-Sequel’s most memorable badasses as well as several new enemies. You’ll also be able to earn new weapons, new class mods, and some radical new heads and skins.

As bonus content, this add-on pack also includes the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, which raises the level cap to 60, giving each of your characters the ability to earn 10 new levels and skill points!

If you’ve already picked up the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught is included, but for players that haven’t, the pack will also be sold on its own for $9.99.

 

Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode

After you’ve downloaded the new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel update, a new playthrough called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode will be unlocked for any character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50. In UVHM, players can reset their mission progress at any time from the main menu in order to replay multiple times.

Additionally, enemies and bosses will scale according to your current level. If you’re playing with others, enemies scale to the highest-level player in the party. Here are the changes you can expect in UVHM:

  • Regular enemies will receive a 1.5x health multiplier and 1.5x shield multiplier
  • Badass enemies will receive a 2.5x health multiplier and 3.5x shield multiplier
  • Enemies are now more likely to drop ammo, plus enemies and chests will give you better gear than in other playthroughs
  • Elemental weapons will also be more effective, as will gear with elemental resistance

 

Handsome AI Mission

Once you’ve downloaded the newest update for The Pre-Sequel, head to the Hyperion Hub of Heroism and talk to Nakayama to receive the Handsome AI mission,  a quick errand that sheds some light on Nakayama’s plans to immortalize everybody’s favorite Hyperion CEO using high-tech artificial intelligence that could change things on Pandora!

For those of you who have played Tales from the Borderlands (or watched the trailer), this idea may sound familiar. It’s safe to say you’ll understand a fair bit more about Nakayama’s tech once you’ve played through the mission.

 

Full Update Patch Notes

Beyond everything above, we’ve also made some changes that are included in the latest update. Here are the full patch notes:

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The new Gearbox Software forums have officially entered open beta! Click here to head over and take the new platform for a test drive.

The new forum system will be continuously evolving, so while you're there, don't forget to leave us some feedback in this thread. The forums are currently scheduled to be officially transitioned to the new platform in mid-to-late January. 

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Game development is a joint effort. While every member of the team makes important individual contributions, the game ultimately comes together as a cohesive work thanks to all of their efforts combined. Still, sometimes developers get a chance to put their own personal stamp on an aspect of the game, or include a small touch that means something specific to them.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, many developers took the time to include a nod to a friend, family member, or even sports team that means something to them. Here are a few stories from developers about personal touches they’ve included.

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The next major update for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming very soon. This update will add support for the release of the second downloadable add-on pack, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, and several bug fixes. Depending on your platform, you may receive the update at one of a few different times, so below is a list of when you can expect to see the newest update:

  • Xbox 360: Released Friday, December 12 - NEW TIME
  • PlayStation 3: Tuesday, December 16
  • Steam: Tuesday, December 16

As we announced last week, December 16th will also bring the release of Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught. Here’s when that DLC will be available in each territory:

  • Xbox 360: Tuesday, December 16
  • Steam: Tuesday, December 16
  • PlayStation 3: Tuesday, December 16 (North America)

For PlayStation 3 players outside of North America, the add-on pack will be available on 12/17 as soon as the PlayStation Store updates in your territory. Xbox 360 users will also be prompted to download a new Compatability Pack in the coming days.

Full patch notes detailing what you can expect in the update will be posted here when available (look for the entry dated December 11):

As we previously announced, this update will also include a third playthrough for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. You can read all of the details about that playthrough right here

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We’ve already told you that December 16th will bring new DLC and a new playthrough to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but it’ll also bring the release of another new surprise: a brand new mission that offers some insight into Tales from the Borderlands!

Once you’ve downloaded the newest update for The Pre-Sequel, head to the Hyperion Hub of Heroism and talk to Nakayama to receive the Handsome AI mission,  a quick errand that sheds some light on Nakayama’s plans to immortalize everybody’s favorite Hyperion CEO using high-tech artificial intelligence that could change things on Pandora!

For those of you who have played Tales from the Borderlands (or watched the trailer above), this idea may sound familiar. It’s safe to say you’ll understand a fair bit more about Nakayama’s tech once you’ve played through the mission.

We’ll have full patch notes for the newest Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel update in the days to come, and be sure to read about Ultimate Vault Hunter mode if you haven’t already!

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As we announced last week, a new playthrough is coming to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a free update for all players! Xbox 360 players can expect to see the update on December 11th, while PlayStation 3 and Steam players will receive it on December 16th.

After you’ve downloaded the update, Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode will be unlocked for any character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50. In UVHM, players can reset their mission progress at any time from the main menu in order to replay multiple times.

Additionally, enemies and bosses will scale according to your current level. If you’re playing with others, enemies scale to the highest-level player in the party. Here are the changes you can expect in UVHM:

  • Regular enemies will receive a 1.5x health multiplier and 1.5x shield multiplier
  • Badass enemies will receive a 2.5x health multiplier and 3.5x shield multiplier
  • Enemies are now more likely to drop ammo, plus enemies and chests will give you better gear than in other playthroughs
  • Elemental weapons will also be more effective, as will gear with elemental resistance

If you want to chat about Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode with the community, be sure to check out this thread on our forums, which also includes some insight from the developers about how the playthrough has been balanced.

We hope you enjoy the new playthrough! In case you missed the news, you can also look forward to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s second downloadable add-on, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, on December 16th  in North America and December 17th internationally, which raises the level cap to 60 and adds a new challenge arena with new enemies, new weapons, new class mods, and new customization options.

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We’re happy to announce that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s second batch of add-on content, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam on December 16th alongside a free update that adds a third playthrough for everyone enjoying the game!

This add-on pack features all-new narrative content including veteran Vault Hunters Gaige and Axton, who recently returned to the Crimson Raiders HQ. While they were gone on a mission, they missed out on the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and ask Athena to recount the story. Since they’re not the most patient badass Vault Hunters on Pandora, they just want an abbreviated version – only the juicy, violent stuff.

As Athena tells the tale, you’ll play through The Holodome Onslaught, a new challenge arena where you’ll fight wave after wave of foes, including some of The Pre-Sequel’s most memorable badasses as well as several new enemies. You’ll also be able to earn new weapons, new class mods, and some radical new heads and skins.

As bonus content, this add-on pack also includes the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, which raises the level cap to 60, giving each of your characters the ability to earn 10 new levels and skill points!

If you’ve already picked up the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught is included, but for players that haven’t, the pack will also be sold on its own for $9.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass is available for $29.99 and grants access to all four add-on content packs – a $39.96 value! – as they become available on Xbox Live, PSN, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. It also includes the previously-released Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack. While each add-on content pack will be available for sale individually, the Season Pass offers all four packs for just about the price of three!

Additionally, all Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel players will receive a free update alongside Holodome that adds a third playthrough, Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, which is more difficult and adds the ability to reset campaign progress at any time, as well as enemies scaling up to your current level. We’ll have more details about the content and timing (along with full patch notes) in the coming days.

Since Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched on October 14th, the teams at Gearbox and 2K Australia have continued to work hard on supporting the game with post-launch content. Current plans for future content are to include one more playable character as well as a new campaign, so look out for more updates in the months ahead.

Good luck in the Holodome!

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Some incredible deals have been floating around on Steam since Thanksgiving, and you still have until tomorrow to get your (digital) hands on some great games at great prices.

Here are some Autumn sales on Gearbox titles that are discounted until tomorrow:

That's just a very small sample of the deals you can find on Steam until tomorrow, so be sure to look around!

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Ever wonder what the characters of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would like if they were of the opposite gender? So did forum member 'kimnguyen93', who came up with this awesome fan art!

For more awesome community creations, head on over to the official forums!

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'Zer0 Sum', the premiere episode of Tales from the Borderlands, is out today for PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and in North America on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from the PlayStation Store and coming soon to other platforms. A Season Pass is available is also available on consoles that includes all five episodes as they release!

The full release schedule can be found below:

The series will also be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store and Android-based devices before the end of 2014. To see what Tales from the Borderlands is all about, check out the archive of yesterday's world premiere livestream from The Nerdist.

Reviews of the premiere episode are starting to come in. See what some of your favorite outlets are saying about Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One - Zer0 Sum:

  • "Tales from the Borderlands is brilliant proof that professional fan fiction can be a beautiful thing. The first episode "Zer0 Sum" sets a high entry bar into the series but one that's fun to surmount." - Gamespot (9/10)
     
  • "Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1: "Zer0 Sum" is everything I'd expected from Telltale's take on this franchise, executed with such skill that it's hard to find anything to complain about. - Polygon (8.5/10)
     
  • "Telltale's trip back to its comedy roots is a triumph. Rhys and Fiona are a duo I want to spend more time with." - PCGamesN (9/10)
     
  • "Explosive and hilarious, episode one starts Tales from the Borderlands off on the right foot, making it worthwhile to buy into the season early." - Gamesradar
     
  • "Its consistently funny writing and duo of unreliable narrator protagonists set the stage for a great overarching story, and it feels very much like it belongs in the Borderlands franchise. If the rest of hte season maintains this level of quality, Tales from the Borderlands will be up there in history with the other great recent Telltale adventures." - Destructoid (9/10)
     
  • "Rhys especially is shaping up to be a great character who's always going to be pulled between his natural urge to be a shark and the chance to become something else, while Fiona's profession all but guarantees back-stabbings and dramatic swerves." - Eurogamer

 

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As part of our live Tales from the Borderlands premiere with Telltale on Monday, the Nerdist will be streaming the entire event live, including the entire first episode of Tales from the Borderlands, Zer0 Sum!

The event kicks off at 8:00pm Central Time on the Nerdist’s Twitch channel, so tune in for your chance to see the entire first episode before it’s even available for purchase!

In other Tales from the Borderlands news, Telltale has released a new video featuring Gearbox’s Matt Armstrong, Anthony Burch, Randy Pitchford, and James Lopez discussing the collaboration between the two studios and how the game fits into the world of Borderlands.

Look out for more info on Tales from the Borderlands – which will be launching very soon – and be sure to check out the awesome trailer if you missed it!

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PAX Australia 2014 Panel Fan Art

11.21.14 - Jeff Skal

At all of our "Inside Gearbox Software" PAX panels, we like to share a small sample of the incredible fan art inspired by our games. Click here to check out the full album of our most recent agglomeration from PAX Australia 2014!

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New Gear from J!NX!

11.19.14 - Jeff Skal

We're excited to announce that our new partnership with J!NX has officially kicked off with some new, officially licensed Borderlands tees! Pick yours up by  clicking here.

Be sure to keep an eye out here and on Gearbox Software's  Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on future product launches!

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Cold weather and the first snow of the year signifies one thing here at Gearbox: it's time for the annual Chili Cook-Off! This year, nine contestants faced off for the crown and the right to proudly display the Golden Chili Champ Spoon!

The judges had a difficult task at hand. Each contestant's chili was to be rated 1-10 in five categories: Taste, Aroma, Texture/Color, Spice and Creativity.

Special thanks to our judges: Randy P., Daniel A., Michael S. and Ell H.

The studio also selected one chili as "Studio Choice" by popular vote.

After all was said and done, and much heartburn was had, the judges had proclaimed their winners! Congratulations to the victors in the 5th annual Gearbox Software Chili Cook-Off!

  • First Place: Anthony N. -- "Texan Plains"
  • Runner Up: Keith S. -- "Relleno Chili"
  • Studio's Choice: Rick P. -- "Vault Hunter Lunch"
  • Honorable Mention (Best Combination of Pizza and Chili): Josh O. -- "Heman's Pizza Chili"
  • Honorable Mention (Most Creative): Tiffany H. -- "Maui Wowie"
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Gearbox and Telltale are excited to present the world premiere of Tales from the Borderlands, live from Gearbox’s hometown!

On November 24, the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Richardson, TX will have a one-time event with Gearbox and Telltale staff in attendance playing through the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands. The audience will be able to help decide the choices made in-game, plus will be able to receive some awesome giveaways, so get tickets now if you’re local (and act fast because they won’t last long)!

If you’re not in the Dallas area, you can still join in! The premiere will be streamed live on Twitch, giving you a chance to see gameplay even before the first episode is available for purchase. We’ll have details on that stream later this week, so stay tuned.

And if you missed it last week, be sure to watch the badass new trailer for Tales from the Borderlands!

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Last year, Telltale announced Tales from the Borderlands, a new episodic series set in the Borderlands universe. Today, you can finally get your first look at gameplay in a brand new trailer.

Tales from the Borderlands takes place on Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2. You’ll play as two characters -- Rhys, a Hyperion 'suit' with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. The pair reluctantly teams up to reclaim cash they each think is theirs, and they encounter gangsters, bandit lords, Vault Hunters and much more along the way. Tales stars Troy Baker as Rhys, Laura Bailey as Fiona, Chris Hardwick as Vaughn, Erin Yvette as Sasha, Patrick Warburton as Vasquez, and Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack.

Tales from the Borderlands will launch soon on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC/Mac, and it’ll be on iOS and Android before the end of the year. Stay tuned for some exciting news soon, and look out for many details to come in the weeks ahead.

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The Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is available today on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam!

With the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, you can play as everyone's favorite maniacal tyrant-in-training, "Jack" the Doppelganger. As "Jack," you'll be able to summon multiple Digi-Jacks, which will join you in battle to mow down enemies and earn you more sweet, sweet loot.

 

For those who already picked up the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack is included alongside three future add-on packs -- a campaign add-on, another character, a level cap increase as well as a few other items. Each add-on pack will be available for individual purchase for $9.99 each as they become available on Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network Store and Steam, or as part of the $29.99 Season Pass bundle that scores you all four add-on packs for just about the price of three.

Additionally, free updates to the game are currently in the works, including a highly requested Ultimate Vault Hunter playthrough mode that allows players to go through the game a third time as well as reset campaign progress at any time.

For the latest news on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, follow Borderlands on Facebook and Twitter!

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For the past few years, we've held Community Day in Dallas and now we're excited to connect with more fans than ever before by bringing this year's Community Day to PAX South 2015 in San Antonio!

Gearbox Software Community Day is a celebration of you, our awesome fans -- the people whose passion and support make it possible for us to create experiences like Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, Battleborn, and Homeworld Remastered.

This year's Community Day will kick off with the Inside Gearbox Software Panel in the Main Theatre at PAX South on Sunday, January 25, and continue all day with more panels, meet and greets, autograph sessions, art and cosplay showcases, and more!

Gearbox will also have a booth presence at the show all weekend long! We'll have more details to announce later as plans continue to finalize, so stay tuned for more information over the next month or so. As always, don't forget to connect with other fans and let us know what you're excited about over on the official forums!

You'll need a Three Day or Sunday PAX South badge to attend, so click here to pick yours up now. For those who are unable to make the trip, we'll haven update on digital attendance (streaming) options soon too.

See you in San Antonio!

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