Update Coming to Borderlands 2 on October 29, 2015

An update is coming to Borderlands 2 on Thursday, October 29! The update includes some long-awaited, frequently requested changes from the community to Borderlands 2.

The update will be available worldwide on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam on October 29. The updates are currently scheduled to roll out in the early morning (PDT) on Xbox 360 and by the early afternoon (PDT) on Steam and PlayStation 3.

Links to the full update notes can be found below:

Xbox 360 Update Information
PlayStation 3 Update Information
PC/Mac/Linux Update Information

For support with Borderlands 2, please visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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“The Fastball grenade has been added to Boll’s loot pool.”

You just made me shed a tear of joy!!

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Just a few of them that caught my eye while reading through the list of updates:

  • Various balance refinements and tweaks, with special attention given to Maya to make her more in-line with the other characters.
  • The Fastball grenade has been added to Boll’s loot pool.
  • A rare issue where an object could appear to have a bright, neon-colored texture will no longer occur.
  • Various stability improvements.
  • Memory adjustments have been made to prevent audio dropout in some cases.
  • Drop rates for the Cobra have been increased in Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage.
  • Some skin customizations that previously did not drop from any source can now drop in-game.
  • Permanent Hot-Fix to add Community Day heads and skins as world drops.
  • Permanent Hot-Fix to modify Vermivorous so that he always drops something from his unique pool.
  • Permanent Hot-Fix to increase the drop rate of legendary items across the game.

YES! THANK YOU SO MUCH, GEARBOX!

That’s nearly everything I wanted from a last Borderlands 2 update! The only thing I wanted that apparently won’t be in this update seems to be a fix to the drop rate of the skins exclusive to the Hyperion assassins. Those needed a boost just as much as the Cobra.

I have a couple of questions, though… Concerning the skins that wouldn’t drop from any source before, those are the skins like Dahl Efficiency and that other one that has a different name for each character, right? Also, what are their sources? What about the Community Day skins? What’s the source for those? It says they’ve been added as “world drops”. Does that mean that now they can drop from any source?

Other than that, all I have to say is GOOD JOB, GEARBOX! You’ve done good!

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What are some of these tweaks with Maya!?!? Will some of her skills now scale better? This is just in time for my birthday! Thank you!

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no raving retribution lines back :c

MY HELLBORN KRIEG WILL BE OP xDDDD

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The updates that stand out for me include the following:

  • Various balance refinements and tweaks, with special attention given
    to Maya to make her more in-line with the other characters.

  • The Fastball grenade has been added to Boll’s loot pool.

  • Gun-based splash damage will now scale correctly.

  • The Aquamarine sniper rifle has been updated with the proper stats.
    It was previously incorrectly categorized as an SMG. Players with
    this weapon in their inventory at the time of the update will have
    an SMG in its place. Future drops of the Aquamarine sniper will be
    correct.

  • Kill Skills will now properly receive bonuses modified by external
    sources (i.e. class mods) upon activation.

  • Players at OP level 4 or above should now find it easier to find a game via matchmaking.

  • Community Day 2013 head and skin customizations will no longer
    disappear from the player’s inventory if they save and quit before
    using them.

  • Some skin customizations that previously did not drop from any source
    can now drop in-game.


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Maya’s skills that relate to elements have been improved so they won’t fall off as hard in later playthroughs.

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Im so excited right now

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Cloud Kill FTW!!! :blush:


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Might have to respec into some cloud kill tomorrow! Looking forward to these!

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New Hellborn Krieg video incoming xD

Been busy with…some other stuff here…but…@Jeffybug

This is awesome. Tell the team that I love them all very much.

(are some of those skins dahl efficiency???)

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Actually, I was being facetious with Cloud Kill. I’m pretty sure it is still going to be a bad skill, but slightly less so with the update. It would be a better skill if it did Incendiary or Shock damage, instead of Corrosive. However it might actually be worth putting points in Helios, especially if using a Legendary Binder for 10/5 Helios. I might actually try that out. :blush:


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Looks pretty nice.

screams internally

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I second thanking the Team! I am guessing the skins will likely include Dahl Efficiency and variants for each character. Hopefully, they can be purchased from Vending Machines as an “Item of the Day”. If not, hopefully they can be found in Bullymong piles. That would give me an excuse to breakout the Rough Rider + Breakneck Banshee combo on my OP8 Maya and farm the Liar’s Berg area in Normal or TVHM :blush:


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So is Salvador’s Brawn tree going to get an overhaul or is that just a lost cause?

Dahl Efficiency skins should be dropping in-game.

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Any insight as to who or what will drop the Dahl Efficiency skins, so I know who or what specifically to mercilessly kill? :blush:


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Does that refer to the infamous 4 Player scaling upon fighting Hyperius and Master Gee? No longer some help for Tubbies and Vermivorous?