Borderlands 2
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About Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with other players for online co-op goodness as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of four character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.

Borderlands 2 turns the big oh-three today! Celebrate by taking a ride with us on the time-traveling hype train to rewatch some of the trailers leading up to that momentous day, September 18, 2012.





Remember the functional Bandit Technical that we had made for the Borderlands 2 Live Action trailer? It has found a fitting new home with Paul C. Miller and Michael Orr at Weekend Wasteland!

The vehicle was originally created for the commercial by Hollywood vehicle coordinator and creator, Dennis McCarthy. Paul and Michael bought the vehicle, fixed it up, loaded it with cosplayers and had one of the most popular vehicles at Weekend Wasteland. Nice work, guys!


Additional Borderlands and Borderlands 2 add-on content has been added to the Humble Borderlands Bundle! Those who pay more than the average price will now also receive:

  • Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headerhunter 1: Bloody Harvest Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day Add-on
  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre Add-on

Those who unlocked tier two by donating more than the current average prior to today's update are also eligible to receive the newly added content at no additional cost!

Proceeds from the Humble Borderlands Bundle will benefit the Videogame History Museum / The National Videogame Museum! Click here to learn more about how the Videogame History Museum is helping to preserve and archive the history of the video game industry!

The Humble Borderlands Bundle is available now through July 7!


The Humble Borderlands Bundle

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We've teamed up with 2K and Humble Bundle to bring you the Humble Borderlands Bundle! This new bundle features two full games, add-on content for Borderlands and Borderlands 2, a Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel discount voucher, and more -- a total value of $146! The bundle will be available through July 7.

Proceeds from the Humble Borderlands Bundle will benefit the Videogame History Museum / The National Videogame Museum. Click here to learn more about how the Videogame History Museum is helping to preserve and archive the history of the video game industry!

Pay what you want and receive:

  • Borderlands
  • The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned add-on campaign
  • Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot add-on campaign
  • The Secret Armory of General Knoxx add-on campaign

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

  • Borderlands 2
  • Psycho Pack add-on
  • Mechromancer Pack add-on
  • Creature Slaughterdome add-on
  • Coupon for 75% off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Humble Store

Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

  • Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which includes all four add-on campaigns (Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep)
  • Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax add-on
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2
  • Coupon for 25% off merchandise in the 2K Store

The results of our recent Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel legendary drop rate experiments are in! A special thanks goes out to everyone who played and shared feedback over the last few weeks.

After analyzing thousands of hours of your gameplay and feedback survey data, we’ve decided to add a permanent 3x drop rate increase to both games!

Yes, you read that right – starting May 26, hot fixes* that increase legendary drop rates will be rolling out for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection across all platforms! We’ll be looking to permanently incorporate these hot fixes via future updates down the road.

For the curious, here’s a little background on how the experiments went down. Every week between April 9 and May 13 had a different legendary drop rate modifier applied via hot fix, but we held back on the exact details. We did this because we wanted to find out what drop rate felt right and didn’t want player opinions being influenced by the numbers.

For those five weeks, community members tested out the drop rates and let us know what they thought via the forums and feedback surveys. After digging through all the data, we discovered that standard drop rates were perceived as too rare but that anything over a 3x boost felt like too much – almost to the point where it was starting to take away the challenge and excitement from seeing that beautiful orange glow.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our experiments and happy hunting!

*A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is connected to the internet. To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when the game boots up. As always, for help or support with Borderlands or SHiFT, visit



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Game Information

Released: September 18, 2012

Developer: Gearbox Software, Iron Galaxy (Vita)

Publisher: 2K Games, Sony Computer Entertainment (Vita)

Genre: First Person Role Playing Shooter

Available On: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Social: Forums, Facebook

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