BL2 Backwords compatability GOTY DLC issues

Definately nothing in the update queue. I’ll try clearing the cache and if nothing happens I’ll report it.

Thank you

I am running into a similar problem. I downloaded the GWG version of Borderlands 2 onto my Xbox One. After it downloaded, I found MOST of my content in the queue waiting to be downloaded, such as all of the Headhunter Packs as well as certain skin packs that I had downloaded previously onto my 360.

Unfortunately, access to Gaige, Krieg, and all of the map packs involved with the Season Pass are unavailable for download. These items currently have a “Buy” option instead of the standard download function, and there is no way that I will make that purchase a second time (4+ years later).

Thankfully I still have my Xbox 360 and have been able to access all of this content there, but it is a huge pain not having the entire Season Pass when all other DLC showed up. I have 2 copies of the disc, put a ton of time and money into the game and would love to get back into it on my new console.

I contacted Microsoft support and they ran me through a process to clear my persistent cache on the XBONE (which is less than a month old) and complete a hard reset. Neither of these were effective at resolving the issue in game or in the download queue.

Any help would be appreciated!


I’d suggest filing a support ticket with GBX then. There may be an issue with what’s included with the GWG, or it may be that the DRM for the GWG version got messed up. If you had purchased the season pass on 360, then you should in theory get all the season pass content with the GWG, but that’s actually quite a few items.

Link to file a support ticket is on this page - note that it may take a day or two to get a human response, depending on ticket volume:

Please let us know what happens!

I got my Krieg and Gaige working no problem via the GWG download so there’s no issue there.

Any chance these were purchased via another account on your 360?
(No idea if that would make any difference, but eh, dosnt hurt to ask)

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Had that problem with Fallout 3, until both accounts had launched the GWG version on the XB1 and kicked the queue.

Seems a bit odd though, because didn’t the GWG version of BL1 include everything? Not sure why the BL2 version would actually be any different.

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I honestly have no idea if the BL1 version had everything.
As for BL2, I just assumed it was the vanilla game. Not the whole deal. That just seems too good of a deal. But hey. Could be wrong.

I had the GOTY disk, don’t think I’d purchased any of the DLCs separately. And the GWG version has all the DLCs (Underdome, Dr. Zed, Knoxx, Robolution). Not sure what’s in the BL2 GWG by default - I’d already picked up HC on sale, so I’m not going to add the GWG version on top of that.

@JoeKGBX - Any chance you could confirm what is and isn’t included as standard in the Games with Gold BL2 version?

Found this

From the article

From March 1 through March 15, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Borderlands 2. As with all new Games With Gold picks, it’s also fully playable on Xbox One, but doesn’t contain the enhancements seen in the Handsome Collection version of the game, nor does it pack in any downloadable content.

So no. DLC is not included.
But any you have purchased from the same account should be added accordingly.

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That’s presumably why they get queued as updates. OK, making sense now.

Had the same problem the past two days and just figured it out. Put in the GOTY DLC disk (not the game disk) and restart your XBONE. When it loads your DLC will too. I assume it has something to do with the GWG not being GOTY to tie in your access to your DLC but then the game disk for the GOTY doesn’t resolve either (tried that first). Hope this helps!

I have a similar problem. I have the add on content disc, and have installed everything on the disc invluding updates for the game itself, but the only accessible dlc are Mechromancer and those that I’ve previously bought on 360.

As far as I can tell, neither BL1 nor BL2 backwards compatibility versions take much notice of which physical disk you have. The BL1 version seemed to include all the DLC, but the BL2 version only gives you base game, possibly the UVHM 1&2 packs, and anything you had purchased in digital form. I suspect the difference between the two may be because the Handsome Collection port for XB1 exists. (Actually a pretty good deal since it’s two games with all DLC and extra content, and does show up on sale from time to time.)

I just caved and got the Handsome Collection. Well worth it. Still no luck with the BC version but now I don’t need it. Thanks for everyones help in trying to sort this.

Hey so I have an Xbox 360 brought season pass downloaded everything but it keeps saying in game its not installed plus I can’t access any of the dlc

Launch the game and go into the Downloadable Content menu. Scroll down the list to the first DLC item (Captain Scarlett) - there should be some text on the right-hand side of the item box. What does that say?

(In theory, the season pass unlocks the content, but you still have to download it to your 360. HOWEVER, if you did get the season pass, you need to make sure you do that from the in-game menu and NOT from the 360 store. I have heard reports of problems with the season pass though, depending on how it was purchased.)

Sometimes the dlc don’t show in the menu I’ve tried everything from deleting to 'reinstalling license transfer the lot I’m at a loss

The only time I’ve had a problem similar to that was after we’d migrated to a new 360, and it turned out that my son had bought some of the content that I had under the season pass (duplicated) - that really screwed things up until we sorted it out. We’d get error messages trying to load a particular character save that “You don’t have a licence to use some of the content” (or something like that.)

Any chance that this might be the case for you? If there’s something you purchased separately that is also covered by the season pass, this might be throwing the in-game downloadable content menu out of whack.

Otherwise, I’m not sure - sounds like you’ve already tried everything I would have suggested. You could try dropping the official support team a line to see if they have any additional information or suggestions:

Cheers I had a friend who let me license transfer but I got a new Xbox and didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of signing into his profile every time I Wanted to use the dlc but yeah I’ll drop them a message cheers

So I play on Xbox one and decided to renew myself with Borderlands 2 once again, since I didn’t have any save files I started a new game, but I got myself the game disk and a second disk to download the add-ons, but when I go to download the add-ons with the disk, nothing happens and says I still have to pay

First check that the DLCs aren’t already queued as an update waiting to download (Games & Apps -> Updates). Then check the in-game fast travel menu and see if the DLC starting locations are listed - you should see them on a new character once you hit Clappy’s place. If they’re not showing up, and a restart doesn’t fix the problem, try deleting the game from your XB1 then putting the DLC disk in first to trigged a new download. If none of that works, support can be contacted here: