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Borderlands Character Survey

12.19.14 - Jeff Skal

There's no lack of vivid characters in the Borderlands games, from an annoying (but sometimes lovable) robot to a megalomaniac corporate CEO. Whether it's a deluxe character statue, a cosplay reference guide, or a limited-edition art print, we're always looking to find new ways to bring our characters to life outside of their games.

That's where you come in! Now that we've launched Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it's time to find out the community's new favorite characters. Let us know who you think we should focus our future efforts on in this Borderlands Character Survey!


Pre-orders are now open for the first in a new, exclusive line of deluxe-format Borderlands statues: Zer0!

Standing atop a destroyed loader bot, Zer0 stands over a foot tall and can be set in multiple poses through sets of interchangable arms that both include a battery operated light-up electro luminescent sword.

Pre-orders will be available in a limited window. Guarantee yours today by putting down a deposit in the Official Gearbox Store before December 1, 2014!


"Handsome Jack Gilded Mask" lithographs by Sam Spratt are now available for order in the official Gearbox Store!

Only 500 of these limited edition, individually numbered and autographed lithographs will be printed, so be sure to lock in your order today!



A new poster series of never-before-released Borderlands character art is now available for pre-order in the Gearbox Software store! The full-sized posters are limited edition 16"x24" lithographs autographed by artist Brian Cozzens.

Full-sized lithographs will be released on a monthly basis, starting with Maya and Krieg in October. The full set is available to order as 6"x9" mini-lithographs starting today!


New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel themed heads and skins are now available* in Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC! Your favorite Vault Hunters have taken to cosplaying their favorite characters from The Pre-Sequel:

With today's update, all of these customizations are now available as extremely rare drops in-game. You'll also be able to immediately unlock one of the character's customization sets each week via SHiFT code by clicking the corresponding images above as they go live on their listed dates.

We are aware that some Xbox 360 users are experiencing an issue that causes them to be stuck in a compatibility pack download loop. To resolve this, please follow the instructions in this knowledge base article.

For help and assistance with SHiFT, visit

*Requires active Internet connection. For more details on SHiFT and Hot Fixes, visit



Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is now available to pre-purchase on Steam, among other digital retailers! Those who already own Borderlands or Borderlands 2 will also receive a 10% discount by pre-purchasing on Steam before August 25.

But wait, there's more! All pre-ordered copies of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come with action packed bonus content, the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit!

Now is also a great opportunity to recruit new Vault Hunters to your cause, as Borderlands 2 is FREE TO PLAY (!!) on Steam now through 1PM PST on Sunday, August 24. And if all that wasn't enough, Borderlands titles and add-ons, including Borderlands 2 Game of the Year, are now up to 75% off on Steam as part of the 2K Publisher Weekend.

TL;DR: There's a lot of really awesome Borderlands stuff going down on Steam now through August 25.


Borderlands 2 in 4K!

08.12.14 - Jeff Skal

Reddit user lleti wanted to see what Borderlands 2 looked like in 4K, and was left with only one option: to run Borderlands 2 in 4K.

After the initial success, it was only appropriate to take Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep for a spin, too. You can check out those screens here. Thanks for sharing, lleti!


Fan-made Gaige Wayfarer Wizard Hat

06.27.14 - Jeff Skal

Reddit user Lady-Silverwolf shared her awesome handmade Wayfarer Wizard hat with r/Borderlands2, complete with some spot-on cel shading. Awesome job!


After the last batch sold out in mere hours, Swag-Filled Diamond Plate Loot Chests are back in stock again on Amazon. Each loot chest comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a Halloween-style Goliath mask, 20 Legendary loot cards with SHiFT codes to unlock the items in game, and more!

Quantities are limited, so don't miss your chance to own this rad piece of Borderlands 2 memorabilia!


The Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack is back by popular demand! Subscribe to Gearbox Software on Twitch and unlock the digital bonus pack, which includes the exclusive in-game Borderlands 2 Community Day 2013 heads and skins!

The Digital Bonus Pack gets you:

  • Access to our HD stream on Twitch
  • Borderlands 2 SHiFT codes to unlock special in-game Community Day 2013 heads and skins*
  • Free download of Homeworld Remastered and Homeworld Classic**
  • Beta access to an unannounced Gearbox Software title***

For support with Twitch subscriptions or the Digital Bonus Pack visit For support with SHiFT or Borderlands 2, please visit

* Users will receive a SHiFT code in their Twitch inbox within an hour of subscribing.
**Terms and conditions
***Terms and conditions


Thanks to @nrrd_grrl for sharing this Tiny Tina cosplay she rocked at Motor City Comic Con last weekend!


As of this morning, PlayStation 3 owners can now transfer their Borderlands 2 saves to PS Vita and vice versa!

For support with Borderlands 2, please visit


Loot Chests are Back in Stock!

05.15.14 - Jeff Skal

Swag-Filled Limited Edition Diamond Plate Loot Chests are back in stock on Amazon! Each loot chest comes stuffed with official Borderlands 2 collectibles and 20 trading cards for in-game legendary items. Quantities are limited, so get yours today!


Borderlands 2 Vita is Almost Here

05.02.14 - Gearbox Staff

The release of Borderlands 2 on Vita is right around the corner, and the PlayStation Blog has a new post covering some hands-on impressions and the latest info. You can check that out right here, and watch the trailer for the Vita version along with it.


Borderlands 2 launches along with the new, slimmer Vita on May 6, or on its own on May 13.



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.


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


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:


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