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Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360.

An update to address this has been released via Xbox Live. For more details, visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com/e...te-information

We ask that players report any suspicious behavior in Borderlands 2 to spotted@gearboxsoftware.com and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Interesting, hopefully if this was truly an attack and malicious those individuals will get an xbl ban.

Glad you guys are getting on it, modding yourself is one thing but players modding to disrupt others is just plain bad behaviour, no second chances imo. This is why devs end up locking down games and not allowing mods and user created content, some idiots always ruin the fun.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Interesting, hopefully if this was truly an attack and malicious those individuals will get an xbl ban.
Indeed.

Thanks for the notice. I have to remember to play with friends for now until the problem goes down.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hopefully it was an actual malicious attack and this isn't a PR-speak deflection.

We'll see.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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Interesting, hopefully if this was truly an attack and malicious those individuals will get an xbl ban.

Glad you guys are getting on it, modding yourself is one thing but players modding to disrupt others is just plain bad behaviour, no second chances imo. This is why devs end up locking down games and not allowing mods and user created content, some idiots always ruin the fun.

"This is why we can't have nice things!!!"
I believe it will be hard to find the account(s) who started spreading this. They also can't go around banning people with the var on since it WILL hit players who don't even know that such a thing exists right now.

Thanks for the post Chris. Only a small amount of all BL2-owners visit this forum, so is it possible force a popup on every Xbox player the next time they start Borderlands 2 and reach the main menu? This way EVERYONE will see it.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Interesting, hopefully if this was truly an attack and malicious those individuals will get an xbl ban.

Glad you guys are getting on it, modding yourself is one thing but players modding to disrupt others is just plain bad behaviour, no second chances imo. This is why devs end up locking down games and not allowing mods and user created content, some idiots always ruin the fun.

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even with xbl ban, they'll get the last laugh due to insult-to-injury factor. The only true satisfying end would.... ok im not going there.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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even with xbl ban, they'll get the last laugh due to insult-to-injury factor. The only true satisfying end would.... ok im not going there.
I don't know a console ban is pretty painful for some.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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I don't know a console ban is pretty painful for some.
what i mean is an end far more painful than they can imagine...

thats why i said im not going there.


man, I've really gone that far off the very deep end?

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:39 PM   #9
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Not sure it's modding "This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3". Most of the modded stuff I saw was on PC. Once, I had seen a LvL150 character during my game, friend of mine invited him to the game. Kicked him out !
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 04:12 PM   #10
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Not sure it's modding "This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3". Most of the modded stuff I saw was on PC. Once, I had seen a LvL150 character during my game, friend of mine invited him to the game. Kicked him out !
It's not just modding in and of itself, but apparently a toggle within the character profile for a badass mode or somesuch. If you turn it on (via modding), it's like a hardcore mode. Anyone you play a game with inherits the same setting. So if you die, it's permanent. Why this was even a considered mode is beyond me. Hopefully this option is completely removed. *crosses fingers*.

I'm afraid if it's NOT removed, it would be the equivalent of trying to put out a forest fire by peeing on it. This might take 2 scripts in an update- one to toggle all current saved games to false (ie NOT badass mode) and another to remove the badass option entirely.
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