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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.

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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 support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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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 http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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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.

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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: http://support.gearboxsoftware.com

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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

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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!

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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 support.2k.com or support.gearboxsoftware.com

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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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Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

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...

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Claptrap + Dishonored = <3

01.17.14 - Claptrap

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Inside the Box: Alive and Supplied

01.06.14 - Keith Schuler

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

In my previous Inside the Box article, I talked a little bit about Angel's intro, leading into Control Core Angel. In this article, I will touch on some of challenges we faced when implementing the battle itself. A word of warning: I'm going to be discussing some of the most spoilerific moments in Borderlands 2. So, more than just a Spoiler Alert, this is Spoiler DEFCON 1!

Ah, who am I kidding? If there was anything left to spoil by this point, Anthony Burch has already done it in his excellent Inside the Box articles. By the way, if you've missed any of those, you should be sure to go and check 'em out.

WARNING: THE EVENTS OF BORDERLANDS 2 ARE DISCUSSED BELOW

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The Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt sweepstakes is over and Claptrap has surfaced from the mountain of entries with the winning names clamped in his, er, pinchers. Among the lucky people now drowning in swag and dolla' dollar bills are Christopher Kuehne with a whopping $50,000, Patricia Ohlund with a hefty $20,000, Caleb Klenk with an awe-inspiring $15,000, and Matt Deegler with a sizeable $10,000!

From all of us at Gearbox and 2K, we want to give you all a great big "thank you" for participating and for being patient while we indexed over a million digital entries and tens of thousands alternate entry post cards.

We look forward to sharing many more experiences with you in the future -- until then, enjoy the statistics and insight...

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Inside the Box: Introducing Angel

12.16.13 - Keith Schuler

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

Hello, it's me again, Keith Schuler, a Senior Designer on Borderlands 2. For today's edition of Inside the Box, I wanted to talk a little bit about Angel's introduction in Control Core Angel. By the way, while my articles are often a minefield of spoilers, I wanted to offer an extra cautionary note this time. If you haven't played through Control Core Angel yet, there are some serious spoilers here. You have been warned!

WARNING: THE EVENTS OF BORDERLANDS 2 ARE DISCUSSED BELOW

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What if you could get loot in Borderlands 2 just by scanning codes around you in real life? Introducing LootTheWorld, a free mobile app now available for iOS and Android devices in the United States!

Use LootTheWorld to scan bar codes and QR wherever you go to see what treasures await and manage your collection of virtual goods. Then, in conjunction with your SHiFT account, you can unlock those items in-game – provided you have the stamps to spend, that is… (By the way, if you came out to our Community Day in Dallas this past September, check your badge for a QR code that'll give you some extra stamps.)

LootTheWorld is now available as a free download for iOS from iTunes and Android via Google Play in the United States. Go out there and get looting – be sure to keep an eye on the Borderlands Facebook (facebook.com/borderlandsgame) for the chance to obtain more stamps in the future!

For help and assistance with LootTheWorld, Borderlands 2 and / or SHiFT, please visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Hi! I’m Drew Mobley, one of the Gearbox designers working on the Headhunter add-ons for Borderlands 2. Today, I’m happy to announce that the third add-on in the Headhunter series, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, will be available beginning December 17 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!

In How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, snowmen, holiday jingles and an ugly holiday sweater await ...READ MORE

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Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes (12/10)

12.10.13 - Chris Faylor

New hot fixes for Borderlands 2 are now rolling out on PC / Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3!

Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes
December 10, 2013
  • Adjusted the camera angle for Krieg while in the gunner seat of the Runner.
  • Wilhelm is no longer invulnerable to the Ahab Rocket launcher.
  • Description for Gaige's Buck Up skill now correctly indicates that Deathtrap will restore 100% of shields.
  • Gaige's Interspersed Outburst no longer prevents critical hits from registering.
  • Krieg's Release the Beast will correctly activate when health is less than 33%.
  • Adjusted the presentation of Relic attributes.
  • Corrected an issue where Tiny Tina's damsels could become invisible.
  • (TK Baha) Removed the inadvertent health regeneration for the Pumpkin King's head when playing on OP1 - OP8.
  • (TK Baha) Skrakks no longer appear deformed while PhysX is enabled -- PC only.

A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 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 2.

To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Borderlands 2 boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

For more on hot fixes and updates to Borderlands 2, keep an eye on the respective Knowledge Base article for your platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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Telltale Games, Gearbox Software and 2K Announce ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ Episodic Game Series Premiering in 2014

Award-Winning Independent Studios team up to Create New Story-Driven Game Series set in the Best-Selling ‘Borderlands’ Universe

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 9th, 2013 -- Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, in collaboration with leading and award-winning developer Gearbox Software, and publisher 2K, announced today their partnership to create an all-new story-driven episodic game series entitled, ‘Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series’, set to premiere digitally in 2014 on home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices ...READ MORE

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