Happy Borderlands Day! Today marks the launch of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, plus the launch of the fourth Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel add-on, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3!
Reviews are starting to come in for The Handsome Collection:
- IGN: “Sitting down to tear into Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, I couldn't help but be impressed by the sheer volume of content it wraps up: two great action RPG-shooters, 12 well-differentiated playable characters, and hundreds of hours of story and side missions that take you from Pandora to the moon and back again. It's truly an embarrassment of riches.”
- GamesRadar: “Few games look as striking as Borderlands' comic book-inspired visuals, and thanks to the enhanced resolution and bloom lighting, the environments pop more than ever.”
- Attack of the Fanboy: “Costing the same or less than the Pre-Sequel and its Season Pass alone, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the ultimate option for series veterans and newcomers alike.”
Claptastic Voyage reviews are coming in as well!
- IGN: “Zipping from place to place on neon-colored data streams is a Tron-era fantasy few modern games have realized, for instance, and seeing code glitches and memory degradation made manifest as obstacles or objectives makes Claptastic Voyage feel refreshingly unlike any other piece of Borderlands we’ve seen so far.”
- Examiner: “This add-on campaign is a fantastic fit to the slew of DLC players can already find in the Borderlands series, and people will be thrilled with the amount of gameplay they receive for the price of the content.”
You can pick up The Handsome Collection today on PS4 or Xbox One, either physically or digitally! Claptastic Voyage is available now, included in The Handsome Collection or as part of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, or on its own for $9.99 on Steam, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3.
In case you missed the news last week, Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass owners can also get some exclusive skins today in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Find out more details here!
UPDATE: We're still working to get the Loyalty Rewards described below up and running! In the meantime, redeem the following SHIFT codes for 25 Golden Keys in each game to help you get started!
- PS3/Vita/PS4: KTKTT-ZSFWS-R3CHC-9BW33-3JW3H
- Xbox 360 / Xbox One: CJC33-KHBCW-FHF6Z-C6JTB-F9395
- PC / Mac: WBK3T-BKW6T-TXTRK-JTTBT-C6BS5
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- PS3/PS4: 555JT-6TTX5-SFBKT-HTW33-T3F3T
- Xbox 360 / Xbox One: 555JT-6TTT9-KCFJX-CXT33-T3FBC
- PC / Mac / Linux: KKWBJ-6B5FJ-3JJBT-JBBJB-WWH6X
You’ll need to restart the game to enter the codes. These codes will expire March 31.
There’s just over a week left until Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel make their next-gen debut in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on March 24 in North America and March 27 internationally!
If you’ve already played Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 (or PS Vita for Borderlands 2), you’ll be able to transfer your save within the same console family. Here’s how it works.
To use a save from the previous generation versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, first you’ll need to download the patches enabling cross-save for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which should be available for download later this week.
Once you have that patch downloaded, follow these steps:
- Ensure all versions of the games are up to date with the latest patch (old-gen and new-gen) and you are connected to PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.
- From the main menu of the PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of BL2 or BL:TPS, choose the “Cross Save” (PlayStation consoles) or “Cloud Save” (Xbox consoles), then “Upload Save” function.
- Once the save has been uploaded, choose “Cross Save” or “Cloud Save” then “Download Save” from the main menu of the PS4 / Xbox One Handsome Collection game for which you’re downloading the save.
IMPORTANT: Only one save may be uploaded at a time. If you have multiple saves to transfer, upload one save, then download it in the Handsome Collection, then repeat the process for successive saves.
- The Xbox family of systems can only move saves from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and not the other way around.
- The PlayStation family of systems can upload / download saves from any system to any other PlayStation system. Think of PS3 / PS4 / PSV as a triangle, and saves can move in any direction (Vita saves are only applicable to BL2 and not BL:TPS).
- Uploading a save does not remove it from the original system, it only creates a copy of the save on the network.
- Players will need the day 1 patch for the Handsome Collection in order to download saves.
- Players will also need the most recent patch installed for PS3 / Xbox 360 in order to upload saves.
When you transfer your save, here’s what comes along with it:
- Character level and all mission progress
- Badass Points (all of these will transfer, but you’ll get to re-spend them)
- Backpack inventory
- Weapon slots
- Cash and Eridum/Moonstones
- All unlocked character customizations (heads/skins) ***note that customizations obtained from Telltale’s Poker Night 2 will be added in a patch following launch***
- Items stored in the bank in Sanctuary
Note that items stored in Claptrap’s Secret Stash in Borderlands 2 will NOT transfer along with your save, so be sure to move anything you can’t live without to the bank. Trophies and Achievements will also not transfer over and will need to be re-earned.
Your Golden Key balance will also not transfer. However, as a reward for playing Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, all players will receive the following bonuses upon signing into SHiFT in The Handsome Collection for the first time:
- 75 Golden Keys
- A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
- Bonus character customizations
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- 75 Golden Keys
- A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
- Bonus unique weapons and character customizations
Note: These bonus Badass points can only be earned once and are redeemed instantly upon entering the game. We recommend using the Cross/Cloud Save functionality prior to starting a game in The Handsome Collection to transfer over your account’s Badass Rank. This will ensure that bonus Rank is awarded in addition to existing Badass Rank.
If you have any trouble, be sure to visit support.gearboxsoftware.com for help.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel / The Handsome Collection Update Notes & Claptastic Voyage Release Schedule03.20.15 - Andrew Goldfarb
Updates are coming to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection very soon. These updates include a few long-awaited features as well as support for Cross-Save from prior-generation consoles to The Handsome Collection.
The update will also add support for the fourth Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel add-on, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this update will add Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 to The Handsome Collection.
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.
The critics agree, Homeworld Remastered Collection is one of the best remastering efforts ever!
Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic's acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to modern players and operating systems using the newest sophisticated graphics rendering technology, plus a fully remastered score and new, high fidelity voice recordings by the original actors, and more!
The wait is finally over! Episode 2 of Tales from the Borderlands, Atlas Mugged, is available starting today!
The episode is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, and iOS and Android versions will be available in the future. If you already have the Season Pass, you can download Atlas Mugged immediately, or it's available for sale separately.
If you're a Season Pass owner, you'll also be able to unlock some cool loot in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Starting March 24, Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass owners will unlock new, exclusive weapons, heads, and skins to use in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Note that your Pre-Sequel unlocks will be tied to the platform on which you own the Season Pass for Tales from the Borderlands. So:
- Xbox One or PS4 Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass owners can redeem their loot in the The Handsome Collection on the same platform
- Xbox 360 or PS3 Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass owners can redeem their loot in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on the same platform (note that these can then be transferred to The Handsome Collection using cross-save)
- Android and iOS Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass owners can redeem their loot in the Steam version of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
In case you missed it, be sure to watch the awesome trailer for Atlas Mugged that Telltale put out last week, and keep an eye out for more Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel updates this week as we prepare for the launch of Claptastic Voyage!
The Art of Homeworld showcases the beauty of Homeworld Remastered Collection with elaborate drawings of ships, level concepts, and scenes from the animatics. Making The Art of Homeworld is a time-intensive process. To ensure we print enough, please let us know if you want one! You can do so by clicking the link below:
Homeworld has long had a reputation among real-time strategy enthusiasts as one of the most challenging, immersive, and epic games of its genre. Now at last the stunning development art that made the game an influential piece of sci-fi design history is available for the world to see. The Art of Homeworld is curated by original creators Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz, and contains many drawings which have been scanned for the first time from the artists' personal archives. Also included are stories and information about the game gathered from exclusive interviews with Rob and Aaron. The Art of Homeworld is a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of the game or of sci-fi art in general.
In case you missed the news at our PAX East panel, Borderlands has invaded Dance Central Spotlight!
If you own Dance Central Spotlight and have downloaded the latest update, you can follow these instructions to get Claptrap and Nisha right now!
- Step One: Start Dance Central Spotlight
- Step Two: Go to the character select screen.
- Step Three: Enter XXXXX for Claptrap the Fragtrap or YYYYY for Nisha the Lawbringer.
- Step Four: Dance!
You can find more details on the Dance Central blog. Big thanks to our friends at Harmonix for making this happen!
Following up on the great success of Episode 1 of Tales from the Borderlands, Zer0 Sum, Telltale is ready to show off episode two, Atlas Mugged!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 Available on March 24!03.08.15 - Gearbox Staff
Claptastic Voyage, a new downloadable campaign add-on for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam on March 24*, along with an additional level cap increase with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2!
In Claptastic Voyage, Handsome Jack has found something ludicrously powerful within Claptrap’s mind. Never one to turn down a chance at more power, Handsome Jack digitizes the vault hunters and sends them inside! Their goal is simple: find the mysterious “H-Source” code and get out of Claptrap’s consciousness without going completely insane. These anti-heroes will have to deal with Claptrap’s personal insecurities, his malware, and digital representations of his crushing loneliness!
Claptastic Voyage will answer important Borderlands questions like why Claptrap loves dubstep so much all while exploring his inner most thoughts. You’ll also get a chance to visit all-new environments and make new friends (plus run into some old ones get some new gear as well as new unique Achievements or Trophies. On top of that, Claptastic Voyage features a customizable new mutator arena that lets you choose your own gravity settings, enemy mixes, and more. There’s also a brand new glitched weapons system and many more fun surprises for you to discover!
Additionally, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 is included as bonus content in the last add-on pack in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, which raises the level cap to 70, giving each of your characters 10 new levels, plus 10 new skill points to earn!
If you’ve already picked up the Season Pass, Claptastic Voyage and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 are included. For players that haven’t, these items will be sold together as one pack for $9.99. The Season Pass is still 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. While each add-on content pack is available for sale individually, the Season Pass offers all four packs for just about the price of three!
The Season Pass also includes the previously-released Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, which makes Borderlands 2’s maniacal antagonist playable for the first time (or at least someone who looks an awful lot like him), as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, which raises the level cap to 60 while offering a new challenge arena, and the Lady Hammerlock Pack, which lets you play as the cold-as-ice sister of everybody’s favorite researcher, Sir Hammerlock!
Like all Season Pass add-on content for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 will be included in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 24 in North America and March 27 internationally.
* Coming on Wednesday, March 25 on PS3 in Europe and Oceania.
It’s a busy time at Gearbox, with lots of exciting irons in the fire. One of the things we’re most excited about is our next new original franchise: Battleborn!
You may have seen our original announcement of Battleborn last year or followed some of the details we’ve released since, but soon we’ll be showing some awesome, brand new stuff that we’re really excited about.
To make sure you’re caught up before that happens, here’s a recap of the things we’ve previously revealed that you might have missed!
We'll be at PAX East 2015 for a party on Saturday and a panel on Sunday! Details on these events are below -- hope to see you there!
Saturday will be a night of looting, mayhem, and surprises from 8PM - Midnight at the Borderlands Pants-Optional Couch Party at the EpiCenter! Attendees can expect to get their first taste of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection at our 4-player couch-op stations, fill up on drinks and snacks, and hang with the Borderlands community. The party is 21-and-over and entry is by reservation only, so keep an eye on the Borderlands Twitter account all weekend long for your chance to win tickets to this exclusive event!
Our staple Inside Gearbox Software panel is going down at the Main Theatre on Sunday at 10:30 AM! Come hang out to get a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on in the world of Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates on Borderlands, Homeworld Remastered Collection, Tales from the Borderlands, and Battleborn! If you're attending in person, get there early as our line typically caps off early!
To celebrate PAX East, we're taking 25% off everything* in the Official Gearbox Store! The sale runs now through Monday, March 9 -- so get it while it's hot!
*Pre-sale and deposit items excluded
The first update for Homeworld Remastered Collection is scheduled to roll out the evening of Thursday, March 5. This update focuses primarily on bug and crash fixes.
Details on this update can be found at the link below:
Further updates and hot fixes are in the works as well, and we'll be sharing more details on those as soon as they're finalized. These updates will aim to address additional bugs as well as balance and quality-of-life changes.
You can download the latest Homeworld Remastered Collection update by restarting Steam. All updates are cumulative; you only need to install the most recent version to receive all updates. For help and support with Homeworld Remastered Collection or SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com.
Since the launch of Homeworld Remastered Collection last week, we've been getting tons of letters asking when the games' original soundtracks will be available to download. Today we're happy to announce that the music of Homeworld Remastered Collection is now available on Steam!
Owners of Homeworld Remastered Collection can now pick up the Homeworld 1 Remastered and Homeworld 2 Remastered Original Soundtracks, both composed by Paul Ruskay, for $7.99 each. Each soundtrack includes both .mp3 and FLAC format audio files. For more information, check out the Steam Store listings:
UPDATE: As a thank you from Gearbox and composer Paul Ruskay, all Collector's Edition owners will be receiving FREE download codes for both of the remastered soundtracks at the email address that they registered their CE with! Give us a few days to sort out the logistics and keep an eye out here, and on Homeworld Twitter and Facebook for updates on code distribution.
Customers who have not yet received their Collector's Editions can receive their download codes directly from our support team by submitting a ticket at http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.
Do you like partying solo? Do you often find yourself forcing your friends to wear a rubber ducky inner tubes or blindly and uncontrollably unload all of their ammo? Well, we've got the hoodie for you!
New Claptrap Costume hoodies are now available in the Official Gearbox Store! Order yours by March 2 and save $10!
Thanks to the folks at Mediajuice for producing this series!
Homeworld Remastered Collection is available now on Steam!
We couldn’t be happier to finally launch this labor of love, which we’ve been hard at work on ever since the acquisition of Homeworld back in 2013.
"The genesis behind Homeworld was that of an epic journey," said Alex Garden, founder and former CEO of Relic Entertainment. “I could never have imagined, over 15 years later, that the journey would be so lovingly remastered by a passionate team that cares as much about that story as we do. The idea that people will be able to play through Homeworld again with technology, effects and detail we could only dream of at the time -- I can't wait."
“It’s an absolute honor to make a franchise as important as Homeworld accessible to modern audiences,” said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software. “I couldn’t be prouder of the effort that has gone into presenting Homeworld as the experience it was always meant to be, not only as a co-owner of Gearbox but as a longtime fan of the series.”
Reviews have already started to come in: (READ MORE)
The wait is almost over!
In celebration of the launch of Homeworld Remastered Collection tomorrow, today we’re happy to show off our awesome launch trailer, featuring the song “Sail” by AWOLNATION!
Excited for the launch? You still have time to pre-order Homeworld Remastered Collection for 15% off right here on Steam!
Are you excited for Homeworld Remastered Collection? Launch is only a day away, and we still have plenty of cool new features left to tell you about.
Throughout development, we’ve been working with the original creators of Homeworld to make sure it’s been remastered with the love and care it deserves. Once we launch, we’re excited to be joined by another collaborator: you! Homeworld Remastered Collection will offer tools for the community and will support mods, allowing for some incredible opportunities for you guys to create cool stuff.
At launch, we’ll have a Steam Workshop tool available that will allow you to upload and download mods, and based on your feedback, we’ll be adding more functionality post-release. Classic mods can also be uploaded, so your original Homeworld 2 Classic mods can be uploaded to the Steam Workshop!
We’ll have a guide on Mod Tools available on Steam after launch, so stay tuned for more details!
Homeworld Remastered Collection is out tomorrow, but you can still save 15% if you pre-order on Steam today!
We’re just days away from the launch of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Before you hit hyperspace, here’s a bit of insight into what you can expect, whether you’re a veteran commander or a novice member of the fleet.
Homeworld 1 was originally released in 1999, and Homeworld 2 followed a few years later in 2003 along with a new engine that added new features and functionality. For Remastered, we wanted to expand on that as it was the most technically advanced engine between the two games. But for Homeworld 1, that meant we needed to bring it into the HW2 engine. That meant a big challenge: creating a unified engine for Homeworld 1 and 2. Unifying the codebase enabled us to remaster both games at the same time, which provides a consistent gameplay experience between the two games, including a new user interface. The new user interface will allow for modern RTS advances, aligning it more with the original intent that wasn’t possible using the tools at the time. As a result, key commands old school Homeworld players may have been familiar with won’t work in Homeworld Remastered. As with all of the changes in Homeworld Remastered, this was done with the guidance of the original creators. Original mechanics have been preserved in the Classic versions included in Remastered Collection.