Borderlands Articles RSS Feed | Borderlands RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Eli Roth Confirmed as Borderlands Movie Director Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:14:49 -0500 GS_Staff

Horror film director and writer Eli Roth will helm the Borderlands movie. The news was confirmed by Lionsgate late Thursday after rumors circulated earlier in the day, stemming from a deleted tweet from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. 

Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) joins Avi Arad (Blade), Ari Arad (Ghost Rider), and Erik Feig (Wrong Turn) on the film. Pitchford and Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick will executive produce.

Following the news, Roth posted an update on Twitter and Instagram, saying that he is so excited to be a part of the Borderlands family, and that he can't wait to see everyone on Pandora.

In another later statement, Roth said the ambitious project comes at a good place in his career and that his relationship with Lionsgate is the perfect scenario to help bring the film to fruition.

I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands, and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team and studio. I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate — I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition.

The Borderlands movie was first announced in 2015, but it has been in a sort of limbo ever since. The latest game in the FPS RPG franchise was Borderlands 3, which released in September 2019.

We mostly enjoyed the game, calling it "one of the best looter-shooter experiences on the market today. No other game can boast the amount of loot, nor the satisfaction of acquiring it all."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the Borderlands franchise, including the now upcoming movie, as it breaks. 

Borderlands Movie May Be Getting a Very Unexpected Director Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:18:54 -0500 Ty Arthur

It looks like none other than Hostel and Green Inferno director Eli Roth may be helming the upcoming Borderlands movie. The news comes by way of a tweet from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford.

The tweet was quickly deleted after coming online, indicating this info may not have been cleared for release until the Gearbox Pax East show later this month  or that Roth's hiring may not have been finalized yet.

While a director most well known for horror torture porn might raise some eyebrows, Roth's inclusion may not be so surprising to others considering violence and dark humor have always been central to the Borderlands series.

Here's a screenshot of Pitchford's tweet for posterity. 

Borderland's CEO Randy Pitchford's tweet about Eli Roth and the Borderlands movie.

Tiny Tina and her disturbingly amazing quotes could be a minefield to navigate when transferred to live-action, but other portions of the games would certainly translate well to the big screen.

We don't know many details on the story, characters, or filming date at this point, although we did already get something of an interactive Borderlands movie with Telltale's adaptation Tales From The Borderlands.

Video game movie adaptations have typically been panned, though we've seen a sudden resurgence in high-quality TV shows like Castlevania and The Witcher. The former is about to get a third season, while Season 2 of The Witcher is now in development and will include some unexpected new characters. 

Want to jump into the latest Borderlands game ahead of a potential theatrical release? The Live, Laugh, Loot experience of Borderlands 3 came to PC and consoles back in September of 2019. 

Borderlands 3 Update Unlocks Level Cap, Lets You Skip Cutscenes Tue, 11 Feb 2020 16:09:43 -0500 GS_Staff

Borderlands 3 has gotten steady content fixes and updates since it launched back in September. While we haven't covered them all, this one is significant for two reasons: it increases the level cap, and it finally lets us skip cutscenes. Properly. 

Seems like we're going to have to finally update our guide on skipping cutscenes since it's completely irrelevant now... 

Anyway, the update for Borderlands 3 lands on February 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It raises the level cap from 50 to 53. According to a post on the official Borderlands 3 blog, the increase will come with three skill points for players to use as they see fit. 

Perhaps more importantly (to some players), the patch will introduce the ability to skip cutscenes. It won't matter if players have seen cutscenes before or not. With the new update, every cutscene in the game can be skipped. 

Other highlights from the update include True Takedown Mode, Guardian Rank toggling, event toggling, Fight for Your Life improvements, Mayhem 2.0, and Echocast extensions for Twitch. Of course, the normal bug and stability fixes make an appearance as well. 

All of this comes ahead of the game's Valentine's Day event, Broken Hearts Day. 

The full rundown of upcoming changes can be seen on the official Borderlands 3 blog. Gearbox is teasing "more to come at PAX East," so be sure to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more big Borderlands 3 news as it develops. 

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games List 2019 Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:00:01 -0500 GS_Staff

The complete list of Xbox and Xbox 360 games backwards compatible with the Xbox One is huge. Though support for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One has ceased, there are currently 41 Xbox games and a whopping 575 Xbox 360 games available through the current-gen console.

Below, you will find two lists with games in alphabetical order. The first is for Xbox titles. The second is for Xbox 360 titles.

The lists include games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, Borderlands, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Dark Souls, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Silent Hill HD Collection, and many more. Unfortunately, certain games, like Skyrim, are not available. 

Microsoft is currently focusing on its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X (formerly Project Scarlett). Through an interview with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer via GameSpot, we now know the console will feature backwards compatibility for all previous Microsoft consoles. The functionality will be available when the Series X launches in Holiday 2020.

However, we currently do not know exactly what previous-gen titles will be available on the Series X, as not every Xbox or 360 game is available on the Xbox One. 

List of All Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Bloodrayne 2
  • Breakdown
  • Conker: Live and Reloaded
  • Crimson Skies
  • Dead to Rights
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Jade Empire
  • King of Fighters: Neowave
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
  • Pirates!
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • SSX 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

List of All Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games

  • 0 day Attack on Earth
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf
  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • Alaskan Adventures
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Aliens vs Predator
  • Altered Beast
  • AirMech
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Aqua
  • Army of Two
  • Assassin's Creed 
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue
  • Assault Heroes 2
  • Asteroids and Deluxe
  • Astropop
  • Axel and Pixel
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Babel Rising
  • Band of Bugs 
  • Banjo Kazooie 
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts 
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Battlefield 1943
  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlestations Pacific
  • Bayonetta
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Blazing Angels
  • Blood Knights
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Bloodforge
  • Blue Dragon
  • Bomberman Battlefest
  • Boom Boom Rocket
  • Bound by Flame
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands 2
  • Braid
  • Brave: The Video Game
  • Brain Challenge
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Brutal Legend
  • Bullet Soul
  • Bullet Soul — Infinite Burst
  • Bully
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Burnout Revenge
  • Calbela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
  • Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
  • Call of Duty 2 
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet
  • Carcassonne
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlestorm
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Catherine
  • Cars: Mater-National
  • Centipede and Millipede
  • Child of Eden
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Contra
  • Comic Jumper
  • Comix Zone
  • Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium wars
  • Command and Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge
  • Commanders: Attack
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins 
  • Costume Quest
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Crackdown 
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Crystal Defenders
  • Crystal Quest
  • Dante's Inferno
  • The Darkness
  • Darksiders 
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dark Souls 
  • Daytona USA
  • Dark Void
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dead Space Ignition
  • Deadfall Adventures
  • Deadliest Warrior: The Game
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Deadly Premonition
  • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
  • Defense Grid
  • Dig Dug
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dirt 3
  • Dirt Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Disney Bolt
  • Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
  • Domino Master
  • Doom
  • Doom 2
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Duck Tales: Remastered
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Siege 3
  • Earth Defense Force 2017
  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Eat Lead
  • Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion 
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Escape Dead Island
  • F1 2014
  • Fable Anniversary 
  • Fable 2 
  • Fable 2 Pub Games
  • Fable 3
  • Fable Heroes
  • Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Fallout 3 
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Flashback
  • Fighting Vipers
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Final Fantasy 13
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 
  • Final Fight: Double Impact
  • Forza Horizon 
  • Foul Play
  • Fret Nice
  • Frogger
  • Frogger 2
  • From Dust
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Fuel
  • Galaga
  • Galaga Legions
  • Galaga Legions DX
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Gatling Gears
  • Gears of War 
  • Gears of War 2 
  • Gears of War 3 
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Gin Rummy
  • Girl Fight
  • Goat Simulator
  • Go! Go! Break Steady
  • Golden Axe
  • Golf: Tee It Up!
  • GRID Autosport
  • GRID 2
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Greg Hastings Paintball 2
  • Gripshift
  • Guardian Heroes
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Guwange
  • Gyromancer
  • Half-Minute Hero  Super Mega Neo Climax
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary 
  • Halo 3 
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo 4
  • Halo: Reach
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo Wars
  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Harms Way
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic 2
  • Hexic HD
  • Hitman HD Pack
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Hydrophobia
  • Hydro Thunder
  • I Am Alive
  • Ikaruga
  • ilomilo
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Interpol
  • Iron Brigade
  • Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Jewel Quest
  • Joe Danger
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Joust
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Kane and Lynch 2
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match
  • King of Fighters 2012 Unlimited Match
  • King of Fighters Sky Stage
  • King of Fighters 13
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Lazy Raiders
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • LEGO Batman
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13
  • Lode Runner
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Lost Planet
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Lost Planet Colonies
  • Lumines Live!
  • Luxor 2 Arcade
  • Madballs Babo: Invasion
  • Mafia 2
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic 2012
  • Magic 2013
  • Magic 2014  Duels of the Planeswalkers
  • Marathon: Durandal
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Mass Effect 
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Midnight Club LA
  • Midway Arcade Origins
  • Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror's Edge 
  • Missile Command
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island: SE
  • Monkey Island 2: SE
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Moon Diver
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack
  • Mutant Storm Empire
  • Mutant Storm Reloaded
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • N+ 
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Nin2-Jump
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Outland
  • Overlord
  • Overlord 2
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Peggle
  • Peggle 2
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero 
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Poker Smash
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Portal 2 
  • Port Royale 3 Pirates and Merchants
  • Prey
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia (08)
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Pure
  • Putty Squad
  • Puzzlegeddon
  • Puzzle Quest
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix
  • Puzzle Quest 2
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 
  • Raiden 4
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Raskulls
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Red Dead Redemption 
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
  • RoboBlitz
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • Rumble Roses XX
  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Sacred 3
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row
  • Saints Row 2
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Saints Row 4
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Samurai Shodown 2
  • Sam and Max Save the World
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space
  • Scarygirl
  • Scrap Metal
  • ScreamRide
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam and Earl
  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Shadow Assault Tenchu
  • Shadow Complex 
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shinobi
  • Skate
  • Skate 3 
  • Skullgirls
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Silent Hill: Downpour
  • Silent Hill: HD Collection
  • Silent Hill Homecoming
  • Sine Mora
  • Small Arms
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Soltrio Solitaire
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Soul Caliber
  • Soul Caliber 2 HD
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Space Giraffe
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Spelunky
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist
  • Splinter Cell Conviction 
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent 
  • Split/Second
  • Splosion Man
  • SSX
  • Stacking
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  • Steinsgate 
  • Strania
  • Street Fighter 4
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Super Contra 
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Syberia
  • Syndicate
  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback
  • Tekken 6
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Ticket to Ride
  • TimeShift
  • The Cave
  • The Darkness 2
  • The Orange Box
  • The Maw
  • The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
  • The Splatters
  • The Walking Dead: Season One 
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two 
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne 
  • Too Human
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Tomb Raider Legend
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • Torchlight
  • Tour de France 2009
  • Tower Bloxx Deluxe
  • Toybox Turbos
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Toy Story 3
  • Trials Evolution
  • Trials HD
  • Triggerheart Exelica
  • Trine 2
  • Tropico 4
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Unbound Saga
  • Undertow
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Vanquish
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Virtual-On
  • Virtual On: OT
  • Viva Piñata 
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Yosumin! Live
  • Zone of the Enders HD
  • Zuma
  • Zuma's Revenge!

Whew! That's a lot of games. It's worth noting that not only can you play all of these games on the Xbox One, but you can also use your Xbox and Xbox 360 saves and save data. You can do this manually and through cloud storage. You can even transfer your saves back to an Xbox or Xbox 360 through your Xbox Live profile or manual storage.

While it's unfortunate we won't get any more backwards compatible Xbox or Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One, it's possible we'll get even more on the Xbox Series X. 

Borderlands 3 Legendary Farming Guide Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:32:54 -0400 John Schutt

Borderlands 3 legendary farming keeps the game fun. Like any looter shooter, the point is to farm weapons, shields, and armor. Of course, legendaries are the most sought after. 

You know, because it's the best gear in the game for each class...

There are a few surefire ways to load up on these shiny golden guns. The best and most broken of them — such as those outlined at the bottom of this guide from PC Gamer and Heavy — are likely to be patched or adjusted. Update: the PC gamer trick is patched.

Since the pipe bomb trick and loot tink won't be around for long, we'll be discussing five different methods unlikely to be patched or removed. They are:

  • Boss farming
  • Chest Farming
  • Quest Hoarding
  • The Circle of Slaughter
  • Proving Grounds

Please note: All of these methods require True Vault Hunter Mode and Mayhem to be active. Also, this article does not discuss specific farming locations, focusing instead on the means of acquiring legendary items, the ultimate upgrade for your guns and gear.

Borderlands 3 Legendary Farming Guide

Shiv boss title card from Borderlands 3

Farming Bosses and Red Chests

As in Borderlands 2, every boss in Borderlands 3 will respawn after a set period passes, provided you've completed the main story on their planet.

For instance, you can endlessly kill and loot the Gigamind and/or Killavolt boss fights on Promethea. That is, provided you've completed all story missions there and killed the bosses in question.

Typically, there's about a 45-minute to a one-hour delay between each boss spawn. As of writing, though, you can expedite the process by tricking the game into respawning bosses early.

How to Spawn Bosses Faster in Borderlands 3

All you need to do for this quicker method is:

  1. Kill the boss
  2. Exit their arena (completely)
  3. Reload the game
    • Quit to the main menu and reload

You'll spawn at the checkpoint nearest your previous location, and the boss should be similarly back in action. 

This farm works endlessly, and you can continue to fight as long as it takes for the boss to drop the weapon you want. 

Get Red Boss Chests for Better Loot

Bosses usually come with red chests as well, and these chests have a much higher probability of spawning legendaries than other weapon caches throughout the world.

Red chests respawn after about 45 minutes. If you find a good spot to grind for a few hours, you can supplement boss murder with additional chances at the best loot.

Claptrap stands in front of a poster of the Clypso twins

Quest Hoarding

There are a lot of quests in Borderlands 3. However, unless you've completed the main story, they won't scale in level or value with your character. Once you do beat the final boss, they start scaling just fine. 

You're likely to hit the max level cap (50) by the time you complete True Vault Hunter Mode's second playthrough. That means every quest you picked up along the way is not at the level cap, bosses and loot included.

Bear in mind, most completed quests are not repeatable, so hoarding them until endgame is the best way to secure everything at the proper endgame levels.

Twinks and other borderlands enemies fire weapons

The Circle of Slaughter

Another endgame, the Circle of Slaughter is a classic Horde mode. You'll fight through five rounds of three waves each with additional challenges thrown in.

Difficulty increases with each round, meaning more and tougher enemies, with the fifth round being the hardest of all. In the end, you'll meet a small horde of quality loot as a reward for conquering the Circle.

"Farming" this activity is less about the act and more about the theory. You want to maximize four things to get the most out of your time. 

  1. Damage: If you can't kill enemies, you aren't spawning loot. Prioritize damage wherever possible. Efficiency is key.

  2. Survivability: Tailor your build so you can stay in the fight as long as possible. Whether that's damage reduction, regeneration, misdirection, or any other method of keeping yourself alive, do it.

  3. Luck: If you can find the gear to increase your luck by any significant margin, equip it. Don't sacrifice either damage or survivability, but a little extra luck increases your chances of a legendary weapon by more than you might think.

  4. Maximum Mayhem: In most scenarios, Mayhem Level 2 is more than enough for increasing your loot chance. Curate your builds around modifiers and play the best Borderlands you've ever played.

 A mech stands in front of other characters

Proving Grounds

Another endgame unlock, Proving Grounds is Borderlands 3's take on a classic dungeon instance. Think Diablo Rifts, but without quite so much randomness in map layouts. 

Proving Grounds are round-based affairs culminating in a final boss and a loot chest. As with the Circle of Slaughter, you want to ensure your builds are up to snuff. Strategize as above.

The farm here isn't quite as time-consuming as Circle, but it isn't boss-farm efficient either. Instead, you want to kill and kill and kill, melt the boss, repeat ad infinitum. With good luck and Maximum Mayhem, legendaries should be plentiful enough.

Be sure to check out our other Borderlands 3 guides below:

As noted at the beginning of this guide, you can also try these farming methods, though they're likely to be patched sooner rather than later: 

Borderlands 3 "Connection to PlayStation Network Has Been Lost" Fix Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:15:52 -0400 Tobbpitt

Borderlands 3 has its fair share of technical issues across all platforms. While we don't have a fix for most just yet (such as those affecting PC performance or FPS), there is one potential fix for Borderlands 3 connection issues on PS4. This worked for me, and it may work for you.

I'm one of the many who get the "Connection to PlayStation Network has been lost" error with the game. I can't really comment on whether this fix will work for people getting different errors, but it did work for me and is easy enough that it might be worth trying if you're having trouble with playing the game online on PS4.

I am not sure why this works, but it does and is totally safe so safe that it requires safe mode (har har). However, this fix does only work on PS4 and does not work on Xbox One. Sorry. 

How to Fix Connection Issues on PS4

  1. Turn your PS4 off
  2. Hold the power button a few seconds until the console beeps (some online tutorials say it beeps twice, but my slim only beeped once)
  3. Choose option number 4, "Reset to Default Settings"
  4. Let the console reset its settings, then hop onto your profile
  5. Input your internet connection settings
  6. Log back into the PlayStation Network

You do not lose any of your save data or any of that by doing this. It resets some settings back to factory settings, but its nothing that can't be sorted quickly a lot more quickly than sitting there repeatedly disconnecting from Borderlands 3.

Once you've done all of the above, you should be able to play without any trouble.

I'm not entirely sure why this fix works, but I turned to it after the frustration of one of our consoles connecting just fine and the other barely being able to connect to the game at all, despite both consoles being directly next to each other. C'est la vie; at least it's fixed now.


Check out our other Borderlands 3 guides here on GameSkinny!

Borderlands 3: How to Redeem SHiFT Codes (Plus a Bunch of Vault Codes) Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:17:37 -0400 Tobbpitt

SHiFT Codes are back in Borderlands 3, and with them have come VIP Codes for use by members of the Vault Insider Program. To top things off, there's already a free code for three Golden Keys you surely want to get your hands on.

Becoming part of the Vault Insider Program doesn't cost anything, and can be done on the VIP portion of the Borderlands 3 website. However, you must have a SHiFT account to sign up for the VIP — so before you get to crackin' some codes, you'll need to:

  1. Sign up for a SHiFT account here
  2. Sign up a Vault Insider Program account here

If you don't intend to sign up for the VIP, just skip the second step.

How to Get SHiFT Codes and VIP Points

Codes will be passed out via social media and other means, such as product purchases, much as they were with Borderlands 2. As a matter of fact, the very first free SHiFT code for the game was a Borderlands 2 code. Crazy, right?

You'll have to keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks and months to grab up codes while you can.

VIP Points are another matter, which can be earned by participating in the program. Have a click around the VIP site once you've signed up to take a gander.

Be sure to link your preferred platform to your SHiFT account.

How to Redeem SHiFT Codes in Borderlands 3

You have three available methods for redeeming SHiFT Codes as it stands:

  • Go to the SHiFT website and redeem the code
  • Head to the game's main menu, navigate to SHiFT Code, and enter the code there
  • Go to the VIP website and redeem the code

Really, it's very easy, but again: Do be sure to link your preferred platform to your SHiFT account.

Free SHiFT Codes and Vault Points

The first free code I mentioned above must be put into the SHiFT website, and not the VIP website.

  • Three Golden Keys: ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H

However, more codes are being discovered. Some of these may not work for you, but try them all on the SHiFT website rather than in-game or the Borderlands 3 VIP website.

No guarantees, but here are some codes to try. Make sure you include the dashes, it's easiest to copy and paste. These were found spattered about Reddit, again: No guarantees!

  • One Golden Key: ZRWBJ-ST6XR-CBFKT-JT3J3-FRXJ5
  • One Golden Key: Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6

As for Vault Point codes, these must be input into the Vault Insider Program site. It's best to put these in as soon as you can, who knows how long they'll last:

  • ABCEASYAS123 (250 Points)
  • ALMOSTTHERE (1000 Points)
  • BL3REVEAL (100 Points)
  • BL3ATE3 (250 Points)
  • BL3WELCOME (250 Points)
  • BUILDURSQUAD (250 Points)
  • CLAPTASTIC (250 Points)
  • Dreamlandvip (100 Points)
  • DIGISTRUCT (250 Points)
  • EARLYACCESS (500 Points)
  • FIGHT4SANCTUARY (250 Points)
  • FORTNITEXMAYHEM (250 Points)
  • FRESHBOOTY (250 Points)
  • GAMEVIP (100 Points)
  • ITSHERE (1000 Points)
  • LARALOFT-BL3LAUNCH (200 Points)
  • LESSTHANTHREE (250 Points)
  • LOOTLOOTLOOT (250 Points)
  • MYMAIN (250 Points)
  • OVERCLOCKED (250 Points)
  • OVERONEBILLION (250 Points)
  • SEVENDAYS (250 Points)
  • SOHAPPYTOGETHER (250 Points)
  • Unblinkingeye (1000 Points)


Found some more SHiFT and VIP Codes? Post what you've found in the comment section below and help your fellow Vault Hunters out!

Be sure to check out our other Borderlands 3 guides for more tips and tricks. Borderlands 3 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Borderlands 3: How to Skip Intro, Cutscenes Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:30:42 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Let's face it: with more than a million guns to "pew pew" and worlds to explore outside of Pandora, most of us just want to play Borderlands 3. We don't really want to sit through cutscenes. No, we want to skip them, especially the long cinematic at the beginning. Well, this Borderlands 3 guide tells you how to skip the intro and cutscenes ... kind of. 

While you might start with one Vault Hunter, you'll certainly want to try all of them since each presents wildly different abilities and playstyles. Thing is, there's the opening movie to sit through, then the one after you choose your VH.

While gorgeous and fun and raucous the first time 'round, watching it a second, third, or fourth time quickly becomes a slog, even if the theme song is a good one and the bar fight is pretty badass.

How to Skip Intro Cutscenes on PS4 and Xbox One

Unfortunately, you can't skip the intro cutscene on console

How to Skip the Intro and Splash Screens on PC

Of course, resourceful PC players have a solution for everything. Follow the steps below to get around the pesky opening cinematic: 

  1. Go to your game files
  2. Look for Borderlands3/OakGames/Content/Movies
  3. Locate the file called Marcus_Intro
  4. Change the file name (it doesn't matter what it's changed to)
    • However, do not delete the file

If you want to skip the splash screens, too, change the "LOGO" files found in the same folder. It won't net you any trophies or achievements, but it will help you get into the game even faster. 

As always, thanks to the great Redditors that continuously figure all of this crazy stuff out. For more tips and trick for Borderlands 3, be sure to check out our growing guides page

Borderlands 3: How to Equip Weapon Trinkets Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:29:48 -0400 Tobbpitt

Who doesn't want a little trinket hanging off their current flavor of the minute weapon in Borderlands 3? Your vault hunter and weapons can be customized in so many ways, the weapon trinket almost seems paltry but aside from slapping skins on your guns, equipping trinkets is one of the few ways to always see your customization skills at work.

Trinkets don't do anything: literally nothing... Aside from adding a little more flair to your weapons, they have no other use.

Weapon trinkets dangle off the side of the gun you have it equipped to, which is enough for some. It's certainly enough for me.

How to Equip Weapon Trinkets

Equipping a trinket isn't all that different from equipping a skin to your weapon since both have to be done from your inventory. (You can equip a skin just by pressing the Inspect button/key when highlighting a weapon in your inventory. Easy peasy.)

Popping a trinket on your guns isn't much different.

Open your inventory and shuffle your way over to the weapon you want to slap a trinket onto, then press left on your D-pad or what have you — I'm sure this is just done with the arrow keys or something with KBM, though I can't comment — to select the little empty box to the left of the weapon you want to attach a trinket to. Choose one and you're all done.

Equipping a trinket does not consume it, meaning you can equip one trinket across multiple weapons as you play the game (that's right, you can slap that diamond ponytail on every weapon if you want). No harm in making use of them, if you want to give your play a bit more flair.

Weapon trinkets may not mean much to some Borderlands 3 players, but any bit of customization you can see pretty much all the time is A-OK by me.

Borderlands 3 Gameplay Stream Reveals Co-Op Features, Plot, and More Wed, 01 May 2019 16:20:21 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Gearbox Entertainment showcased the first gameplay for Borderlands 3 today during an hour-long livestream. It introduced several features from the game, including weapons, weapon modes, Red Chests, skill trees, and a swanky new space ship.

The showcase also detailed parts of the game's story, its loot system, and its economy, namely that it won't have microtransactions. Well, sort of. But you'll need to read on to find out what that means. 

Of course, there's still time before the game's official launch this fall. Between now and then, there's sure to be plenty more revealed. However, here's what we know so far. 

The Borderlands 3 Story

Borderlands 3 centers around the Crimson Raiders, who first appeared in Borderlands 2. When we first meet them in Borderlands 3, they're busy investigating a mysterious bandit cult that goes by the name The Children of the Vault.

Both are trying to access Vaults hidden away on other planets. This, of course, puts the Raiders in conflict with the cult's goons as well as its twin leaders: Tyreen Calypso, the God-Queen, and her brother, Troy Calypso.

To keep Tyreen from draining the energy from every Vault and every living thing, players take the role of a new Raider recruit summoned by Lilith. 

Guns, Guns, Guns

While we already know that Borderlands 3 will allegedly feature over 1 billion guns, we now know that every gun will also have alternative firing modes.

For demonstration purposes, a pistol was used in the tutorial. It normally fires bullets, of course, but its alternate mode shoots missiles. Other guns can switch between ice and fire bullets, and some might act as a chain gun shooting grenades.

According to the development team, maximizing all firing modes almost doubles the number of guns available in the game. What's more, winning a boss fight will immediately give that boss' weapon to the player, and the team said Borderlands 3 will have more boss fights than ever before.

Red Chests, Instancing, and Reviving

The raid on a propaganda center also showcased one of Borderlands 3's other features: Red Chests. These contain new weapons and offer players a choice, for instance, of choosing accuracy or brute force. However, it was pointed out that they can usually choose both anyway because it's Borderlands.

The Red Chests are part of another new feature Gearbox was eager to discuss: Instancing. Instancing is an option in Borderlands 3's co-op mode that synchronizes weapons in chests for both players.

In the stream, Amara the Siren was Level 5 and had the choice of a blue or purple weapon, both of which were Level 5 as well. However, the second player, playing as Zane, was Level 25; the same weapons were available for Zane but were at level 25.

Additionally, enemy levels also scale depending on the player's level. However, accidents still happen; should a character fall in battle, they can now be revived by NPCs. Conversely, players can revive NPCs, should the need arise.

Climb That Skill Tree

Skill trees got a bit of attention during the stream as well. All three action skills are available from the start, and players just need to equip the one they've chosen to use it. From there, skills can be augmented in several different ways; if players choose the same character, their builds will probably be completely different.

Sanctuary 3

One big feature the stream focused on is big indeed: the game's scope and size. Borderlands 3 will be the biggest Borderlands game yet. Not only will players explore Pandora, but not too long after the game begins, they'll gain access to a spaceship, Sanctuary 3.

Sanctuary 3 will take players to several other worlds and systems, all with their unique themes. But it also acts as a sort of central hub.

Among the many features available in Sanctuary 3 is the character's quarters. These start out being decorated in a style that suits whatever character the player chose. However, the quarters can be customized with items found during the adventure.

There is a trophy hall as well, and the usual shop, which needs in-game cash to upgrade. One of the new quality of life additions is the loot recovery system. Should players miss picking up some loot during the heat of a fight, it gets sent to Sanctuary 3, where it can be reclaimed at any time.


After showing off a new trailer, Pitchford took the opportunity to reassure fans that Borderlands 3 will not have microtransactions and that the game preserves everything fans love about the series. He said the team has had more time to polish and perfect the game than any other game in the series.

However, not long after the stream, Pitchford took to Twitter in an attempt to clarify his previous statements. Responding to GameInformer, he said that he was "talking about premium currency and loot boxes kind of stuff NOT being in our game." 


While the true nature of microtransactions in Borderlands 3 remains to be seen, today's livestream shed a good deal of light on the highly-anticipated game. Now fans have a better idea of what to expect when the game launches on September 13 for PS4, XB1, and PC via the Epic Games Store.

Those interested in securing a copy of the game now can head over to our Borderlands 3 pre-order guide to see the various editions currently available.

Play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Free This Weekend on Xbox, PC Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:08:14 -0400 GS_Staff

For players wanting to experience both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel either for the first time or after a long absence, now is the time.

According to a tweet from the official Borderlands 3 twitter account, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle that includes both games and their respective DLC offerings, is free to play this weekend on the Xbox One and PC. 

Xbox One players will be able to play the collection from now until Monday, April 8 at 3 a.m. EDT. PC players will be able to play the collection from now until Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. EDT. 

For those that would like to continue playing after the free weekend ends, The Handsome Collection is currently on sale at the following retailers and prices:

Recently, the collection received a brand-new texture pack update. The patch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One brings a handful of enhancements to the collection, including 4K support and HDR support (not on PC), and remastered environments, characters, and more. 

The Handsome Collection originally released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to decent reviews, garnering critical scores of 80 on the Xbox One and 82 on PS4. 

The free play period comes after a plethora of Borderlands information released earlier this week.

At PAX East in Boston, Gearbox Software, the developer of the Borderlands franchise, announced a remaster of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as Borderlands 2 VR DLC, a Borderlands board game, Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party, and the above patch.  

However, the defining moment of the PAX East presentation was the official announcement of Borderlands 3, which has been confirmed for a September 13 release. To the chagrin of some, though, Gearbox also confirmed that the PC version of the game would be an Epic Games Store exclusive until April 2020. 

Borderlands 3 Pre-Order Guide: What's In Every Edition Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:29:48 -0400 Josh Broadwell

2K and Gearbox finally announced Borderlands 3's release date today and provided some new details about the game. Pre-orders are now open, and along with a season pass, there are several editions fans can choose from: Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Collector's Edition.

This guide tells you all you need to know about each version and what comes with it. We've also provided links to each version on several different storefronts.

Borderlands 3: Standard Edition

The standard edition of Borderlands 3 is the game itself and a special pre-order bonus: the Gold Weapons Skins pack.

The pack includes gold skins for all weapons in the game as well as a gold trinket weapon. Borderlands 3's standard edition is up for pre-order for $59.99 digitally and physically from the following:

Digital Version

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Physical Version

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Borderlands 3 — Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 includes the Gold Weapon Skins pack, along with some extra cosmetics and items:

  • Retro Cosmetic Pack
  • Neon Cosmetic Pack
  • Gearbox Cosmetic Pack
  • Toy Box Weapon Pack
  • XP & loot drop boost mods

Borderlands 3 — Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered physically and digitally for $79.99 from the following locations:


PlayStation 4

Xbox One


PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Borderlands 3 — Super Deluxe Edition

The Borderlands 3 — Super Deluxe Edition includes the Gold Weapon Skins pack, plus all the content from the Deluxe Edition as well as the Season Pass. The Borderlands 3 Season Pass offers:

  • 4 campaign DLC packs featuring new stories, missions and challenges
  • Butt Stallion weapon skin
  • Butt Stallion weapon trinket
  • Butt Stallion grenade mod

The Super Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered physically and digitally for $99.99 from these locations:


PlayStation 4

Xbox One


PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Note: The Season Pass can be purchased separately, but Gearbox hasn't announced prices or opened orders for it yet. All of the DLC missions are expected to be available by September 2020.

Borderlands 3 — Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition

The Borderlands 3 — Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition is a GameStop exclusive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to all the content from the Super Deluxe edition, including the Season Pass, the Collector's Edition comes with:

  • Diamond Loot Chest Replica
  • Borderlands 3 character figurines (x10)
  • Sanctuary 3 snap model
  • Vault Key keychains (x4)
  • Cloth galaxy map
  • Character art lithographs (x5)

Borderlands 3 — Collector's Edition will set you back $249.99.


We'll keep this guide updated if more retailers open pre-orders up, so be sure to check back.

Borderlands 3 Launches September 13, Will Be Epic Store Exclusive on PC Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:00:59 -0400 Josh Broadwell

2K announced today that Borderlands 3 will launch September 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC until April 2020.

The announcement comes after the recent Twitter leaks covering the same information.

Gearbox released some new details about Borderlands 3 today as well, including a trailer, which you can see above.

The villains showcased in the Mask of Mayhem teaser trailer last week have been revealed as the Calypso Twins. The trailer also highlights four new playable Vault Hunters awaiting players once the game launches.

  • Moze as The Gunner: When Moze needs backup, she digistructs her mech – Iron Bear – for a sucker punch of additional firepower.
  • Amara as The Siren: A confident, capable brawler with the ability to summon ethereal fists, Amara uses her Siren powers to smash her enemies.
  • FL4K as The Beastmaster: FL4K lives for the hunt. So do the loyal beasts that follow their master’s every command. Their preferred prey? Unsuspecting bandits, those poor suckers.
  • Zane as The Operative: Specializing in battlefield gadgetry, Zane is extremely proficient at slipping into combat, creating chaos, and sneaking back out as if he were never there.

Alongside the four new Hunters, fans can expect more to explore as Gearbox teased "new worlds beyond Pandora." These areas are where players will find some of the new weapons mentioned during Borderlands 3's reveal at PAX East.

These weapons range from the practical, such as guns with self-propelling shields, to the zany, like a gun that spawns a volcano or one that sprouts legs, hunts enemies down, and insults them.

Borderlands 3 will include an innovative level-synching system for co-op play as well, where players can join in the fun together regardless of where they are in the story.

Fans don't have long to wait for more new information either as Gearbox promised a more detailed announcement for May 1.

Borderlands Remasters, Board Game, and Borderlands 2 VR DLC Announced Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:11:00 -0400 Josh Broadwell

During Gearbox's PAX East press conference today, the developers announced remasters of Borderlands and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, along with the first Borderlands tabletop game, Tiny Tina's Robot Party.

The original Borderlands is getting a high-quality, modern remake on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is set to release on April 3. The game itself is the Game of the Year edition and includes new weapons, visual upgrades, character heads and skins, gold keys, and a host of other additions.

It will also support Shift Codes, which was not introduced until Borderlands 2

Among the new quality of life improvements is the mini-map, which will display on-screen during play. Navigation was often cited as an issue in the original, and this feature will make moving around the vast game world much easier.

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, bundled together as The Handsome Collection, are already available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, they are getting a new update called the Ultra HD Texture Pack.

Gearbox released further details about the pack and how players can find them.

On PlayStation 4 Pro, the texture pack will appear as downloadable content on the digital product page for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. On PC and Xbox One X, players will have the option to download the texture pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 separately.

On consoles, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players
  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Updated weapon meshes and textures
  • Re-encoded 4K Cinematics
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement

On PC, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Remastered 4K weapon meshes and textures
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement
  • Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • An improved SSAO method for more realistic ambient lighting

The upgrade allows the games to be played in 4K, but those without a 4K device will still be able to enjoy a noticeable upgrade in textures and visuals. The DLC will be available on April 3 and, as mentioned, is free.

Borderlands 2 VR DLC

Paul Sage, creative director for Borderlands 3, took to the stage today as well, announcing new content for Borderlands 2 VR. This summer, fans can expect to see all the existing DLC from Borderlands 2 make its way to the VR version.

Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party

Included in today's presentation was a brief unveiling of the first tabletop game set in the Borderlands universe: Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party. It's a card-based game where players race to be the first to build a ClapTrap. There is a variety of ClapTrap types to build, ranging from Wizard and Pirate to Gentleman.

The game will also include cards to help interfere with opponents' progress, including steal cards. Players may attach incorrect parts to their opponents' Clap Traps as well.

The models shown during the PAX presentation had just arrived, according to Pitchford, but those who aren't attending PAX East can buy them from the TinyTinaGames website here.

Borderlands 3 Announced At PAX East, Gets Official Developer's Trailer Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:34:01 -0400 Josh Broadwell

During Gearbox's PAX East 2019 presentation today, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford and Borderlands Creative Director Paul Sage unveiled Borderlands 3.

The game has been five years in the making, though at the time of the announcement, Pitchford offered no additional details regarding a release timeframe or platforms the game would be available on.

The reveal came at the end of the company's PAX East presentation, after Pitchford and others highlighted several additional Gearbox projects, including remasters of the original Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Prior to finally revealing the game, Pitchford and Sage took some time to discuss yesterday's teaser trailer. While not every character shown on the mask model will be seen in Borderlands 3, most of them will, including an older Tiny Tina, Vaugh, Moxxie, Hammerlock, and Lilith.

The model and the trailer also hint at Borderlands 3's main villains, whom Pitchford referred to as the cultists. The trailer shows a few references to what could be taken as a cult, the Children of the Vault, and a related broadcasting network, linking the cult Pitchford mentioned to a crucial part of Borderlands lore that spans the entire series.

Not only does the game feature fan-favorite characters from throughout the series, but it will also include over one billion guns (including guns with legs). Pitchford said the mask in the teaser trailer is made entirely of guns and was meant to show how focused the game will be on weaponry and variety.

The trailer and the end of Gearbox's presentation was marred by technical issues. However, Pitchford assured the audience that the actual Borderlands 3 game has no problem running in native 4K and doesn't suffer from choppy frame-rates, which you can see in the official trailer provided right after the presentation ended.

Pitchford also said there are plenty of details to come in the future.

Gearbox Releases New Teaser Trailer for Next Borderlands Game Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:18:50 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Finally, Gearbox has released a teaser trailer for the oft-rumored new Borderlands game.

The trailer, called Mask of Mayhem (which could be the name of the game, but we don't know yet), comes with few details and a lot of hype. According to sources and industry talk, more details about the game are set to come during Gearbox's PAX East presentation on March 28.

The trailer provides a look at a variety of characters and story elements from Borderlands lore, without necessarily giving anything away about what fans can expect from the upcoming game. It begins with a scene of what appears to be multiple faceless people worshiping a winged figure in a vast temple-like structure.

From there, it pans out to reveal a wide variety of structures and statues, some easy to make out, others not, but many should be recognizable to long-time series fans.

It also teases several returning characters, some with intriguing details. Eagle-eyed fans will notice Brick makes an appearance, along with Mordecai,  Hammerlock, Janney, and what looks like a grown-up Tiny Tina, who sports a mysterious accessory as well.

She seems to be wearing one of Krieg's armbands from Borderlands 2. What that means and how she came by it naturally remains a mystery, but Gearbox certainly knows what its fans want and how to pique their interest.

Because nothing has been said about what the next Borderlands game might be, there is a possibility it isn't a sequel at all, but another spin-off, like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel or, with the rise of battle royale in recent years, even a battle royale version of Borderlands.

However, all signs from the recent past do seem to point to the game being Borderlands 3. Back in 2015 at PAX South, Gearbox's President Randy Pitchford said the company was looking for new talent to help create the next Borderlands game.

And then, at last year's PAX West, Pitchford said the company was "working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on" which presumably would be a new main entry, not a spin-off.

It's been a long time since fans have seen a brand-new mainline Borderlands experience. The most recent iteration in the franchise was a highly anticipated VR version of the 7-year-old Borderlands 2. 

Gearbox will hold a presentation at PAX East on March 28 starting at 11 a.m. EDT. 

6 Games We Want to See Turned Into Fighters Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:13:58 -0400 stratataisen




Let’s finish up with a knockout, shall we?


Fighting games have been around for a long while because they’re fun and satisfying to play. The gaming industry has given us, the players, a wide variety of games in the genre, both original and those adapted from other series. So, it’s not a stretch of the imagination that the series that were listed here could one day have a fighting game of their own.


That wraps up our list of games that should have fighters of their own! What other games do you think would make an excellent fighter? Let us know in the comments below!




Going with another Konami title, the Suikoden series has covered a few genres already, including RPG and turn-based strategy, so adding a fighting game to its list of genres would be no big deal. Each game in the series boasts 108 characters (108 Stars of Destiny), so there would be plenty characters to choose from. And that's not to mention the developer could use the runes from the original games to augment move sets, further enhancing the game and its fighting styles.


Metal Gear Solid


With the Metal Gear Solid's wide variety of characters, this Metal Gear fighting game could easily play host to an amazing roster of fighters for the player to choose from. Including the many different versions of Snake, Quite, Raiden, and Psycho Mantis would be awesome. Just remember you’ll have to plug your controller into the other controller port if you’re fighting Psycho Mantis in single-player mode!




A fighter in the Borderlands universe would be interesting. I could see 2K throwing out the guns (for the most part) and making this game based more on bouts like bar fights. Brick and Hammerlock would approve the use of fisticuffs over firepower.


Of course, abilities like siren powers, swords, and Deathtrap would be taken into consideration when it comes to combos. And you know what? Maybe a few hidden guns; this is Pandora after all.


Warriors Orochi


The Warriors Orochi games are a mashup of Koei’s two hack-n-slash franchises, Dynasty Warriors, and Samurai Warriors. The series already has some roots in the fighting game genre: the first Dynasty Warriors was a fighting game before the series veered into the hack-n-slash genre with subsequent games. Since the Warriors’ games already make use of combos for massive attacks, the series could easily transition back into the fighting genre where the heroes of old face off in duels to the death.


BioWare Brawler


Much like Blizzard, BioWare has a wide variety of games from which to pull characters for a mash-up fighting game. Of course, characters from their Dragon Age and Mass Effect series would grace the roster, but so would characters like Wu the Lotus and Sky from Jade Empire, as well as Revan and Bastila Shan from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Just imagine the epic battle between Shepard and Revan, fighting in the halls of the Citadel or on the plains of Dantooine.


Heroes of the Storm


With the success of Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm, it almost makes sense for the developer to have a go at a fighting game. In fact, it could be an extension of the HotS MOBA, where the same characters go toe to toe in a 1v1 arena. Heroes of the Storm: Brawler Arena or HotS: Pit Fighter, anyone? The nice thing here is that there are enough characters in HotS for everyone to find the right character to fit their playstyles.


Fighting games have been around for more than a four decades, spawning great original series such as Mortal Kombat, Tekken, King of Fighters, and Soul Caliber. While each of those franchises had its own unique style and combat system, every title within those franchises had truly hard-hitting attacks, those that left you satisfied when you managed to land one, especially in a difficult combo.


However, original fighting games aren’t the only things to come from this gaming subgenre. Games based upon other series and franchises, like Marvel vs Capcom and DC’s Injustice, have become just a popular in the scene. But are there other franchises that could be turned into fighters?


With that questions in mind, here are six games we’d like to see turned into fighters.

The 9 Best Hilarious Video Game Deaths Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:00:01 -0500 Ricardo melfi

Sometimes it's just not enough to see a certain villain or comrade die in (mostly violent) different ways. You may feel the need to see them die in hilarious and outlandish ways because of, you know, entertainment and stuff. There have even been moments where the situation is supposed to be sad or upsetting, yet the way the character dies is just too good not to laugh.

We decided to compile the very best deaths that we considered hilarious (which means they have physically and literally made us LOL). Here are our 9 Best Hilarious Video Game Deaths!

Johnny Cage - Fatality

Mortal Kombat X

Yes, it is a surprise that Mortal Kombat features on list of hilarious video game deaths. But the crew over at MK have never really taken fatalities that seriously, which is perfect for scoring unlimited laughs.

The series veteran, Johnny Cage, is still here carving out fatalities against his unfortunate opponents. His latest one sees Johnny go up behind his beaten foe and literally open them up from the back, peering through the gaping hole in their torso. This isn't what makes it great though, as Johnny pays homage to one of my favorite movies, The Shining, by saying, "heeeeeerrreeee's Johnny!"

Gold... just pure gold.

Spider-Man - QTE Sequence

The Amazing Spider-Man

There's a sequence in The Amazing Spider-Man, by Activision, in which Spider-Man (Peter Parker) has to execute a string of QTEs in order to pass the scene. Not an ultimately difficult sequence to keep up with, as Spider-Man is ever graceful. However, miss just one button and Spider-Man ends up flat on his face, extremities spread out as if he was squashed like a bug.

The above video shows off all of the hilarious death animations, but the first sequence is the most funny, with another having him spread out flat after hitting a wall. Cheap laughs? Absolutely, but still hilarious...

Daedalus & Sons- Hang Glider Plummet

Red Dead Redemption

Everyone loves Red Dead Redemption, as Rockstar absolutely nailed the harsh and untamed world of the Wild West. There are a few zany missions in this gem (that is still played today by the way) but the best one in our opinion is the Daedalus & Sons, hang glider mission. You see, Daedalus is determined to be the first man to fly using a hang glider, and is even willing to risk himself in order to prove it works... by jumping off a very high cliff.

After John has finished amassing the items that Daedalus needs and progressing to the end of the mission, we see him finally take the jump. Unfortunately, his hang glider isn't quite what he expected and he plummets to his impending doom, all the while screaming in true Rockstar fashion.

Horrifying? Maybe. Hilarious? Definitely. Rest in peace friend, the world will never know of your exploits.

Face McShooty - Embracing Euthanasia

Borderlands 2

Usually when someone asks you to shoot them in the face, you consider what that could mean? The person's obviously crazy, right? So what do you do? Well, if you're playing Borderlands 2, you happen to come across Mr. McShooty who basically begs and screams for you to, erm, shoot him in the face. No sooner does he say it that a mission automatically appears instructing you to actually go through with it.

It's got to be a trick, so you wait... and wait. Once he starts to repeat himself, you think, "Why the hell not?" Now the hilarity doesn't actually stem from this moment but with the immediate, "THANK YOU!" he shouts, milliseconds AFTER being shot.... in the face.

Leon Kennedy - Big Fish in a Small Pond

Resident Evil 4

Leon Kennedy has seen some weird shit in his life when it comes to bioweapons (ahem, zombies and mutated monsters). He works hard and barely gets time off. Entering into Resident Evil 4, Leon has his work cut out for him as he has to save the president's daughter. Still, all work and no play makes Leon a dull boy, right?

Thus, we all decided to go lake fishing and started taking pot shots at the fish swimming around. It was kind of relaxing, if we're being honest. However, after taking too many pot shots at the defenseless, small fish in the lake -- found midway through RE4 -- will not end well for Leon. He thinks he can just push those fish around? Well not today!

After too many pot shots, a massive bio-weapon fish launches out and swallows Leon in one go. Yeah, that's what you get for picking on creatures smaller than you.

Carmine - Keep Your Head Down, Stupid             

Gears of War

Carmine, you poor, poor rookie. We understand that you're still working out the kinks in your soldiering but just a little piece of advice for you. When it comes to being in battle zones, don't keep your head up. Stay down, at almost every opportunity, as Carmine finds out the hard way. Kneeling to fix a jam in his gun, he cops a round to the head after not staying behind cover. Tough break, man. Maybe you'll do better next play-through... oh, it's scripted.

Rag-doll Physics - "I'm Faaaaabulouuusss"

Almost every game, ever

Rag doll physics are reason enough for spontaneous laughs almost every time. I'm not sure how these kinds of physics are supposed to make the game seem more realistic, but due to some of the rags we've seen over the decades, rag doll physics still haunt our darkest nightmares. Other times we lose our (collective) shit. You know what we're talking about.

Chained, Whipped, Beaten & Killed

Crash Bandicoot Series

That brilliant bandicoot was the epicenter of my young, gaming life, collecting every damn box, gem, relic and crystal this series had to offer. The first installment became insanely hard the further you progressed, with punishing saves and checkpoints. This meant that you would die, a lot.

Even as a professional Crash player honing my skills over the decades, I still manage to lose a lot of damn lives towards the later half of the game. As one would expect, every one of Crash's hilarious deaths are burned into our memories. Every, single, one.

Pop Culture Resurrections

Sunset Overdrive

Everyone loves pop culture classics like Dracula, The Ring, Back to the Future, all of the Superheroes, Portal, and even Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, so it goes without saying that the (very versatile) re-spawn animations in Sunset Overdrive are a real treat.

The nods to many great films and pop culture appear and yes, we know they aren't technically 'deaths' but you do have to die in order to see them. Check mate?


Proving that not all deaths in video games have to be such serious circumstances and that laughter is good for the soul, even if it is at someone else's expense -- but they aren't real, so it's fine. But for now, that was my 9 Most Hilarious Video Game Deaths!

Did we miss anything obvious or did you find some hilarious game deaths of your own? Leave a comment below and get involved!


Where Have All the Split-Screen Games Gone? Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:41:11 -0500 MadMary

Remember the days of racing home from school to play Donkey Kong on the Super Nintendo with your best friend in your basement? You didn't need two consoles. You didn't need two TV's. And you certainly didn't need to set up some complicated LAN system to play the game. What happened to this simplistic and accessible style of gaming? One word explains everything: Internet.

You didn't need two consoles. You didn't need two TV's. And you certainly didn't need to set up some complicated LAN system to play the game.

In this vast world of instant connectivity, it is easy to forget the convenience of split-screen games since we have traded tangible friends for those of the social media variety. Recently, I realized that the split-screen gaming option has become more of a distant memory than ever before. I moved to a very rural area that did not have any options for internet and learned very quickly that my game choices were extremely limited. I updated my PS4 for the last time using a WiFi connection at work and realized that half the games I owned, I couldn't play any longer! Also, I did not want to drop $60 on a new game that had its best features explored through the multiplayer forum. Destiny, Call of Duty, and many more of my favorite games suddenly become obsolete in my new reality. 

As I adjusted to this "analog" world, my boyfriend and I found ourselves missing out on one of our favorite hobbies. We had to take turns?!?! Who does that? So began our hunt for games that were split-screen friendly. 

Needless to say, there aren't many new couch co-op games being released to capitalize on the features of the current generation of pricey consoles. There are plenty of older split-screen options, but definitely not enough variety to keep a couple of game-obsessed DINK's (double-income, no kids) occupied for very long. 

We did stumble across a few great classics. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has certainly done a great job of keeping us entertained as we can each participate in the game simultaneously. We can count on at least 6 hours of split-screen gameplay from the perpetual Call of Duty franchise; or at least however long we can replay the zombies feature before I start blaming him for our constant failure. Thank god that Redbox does game rentals now! But we are still lacking an option that provides a high level of graphics and gameplay experience equal to the single player options currently available. 

As we continue to see the world of video games evolve and transform, I petition developers to reconsider the world of couch co-op play. Only half of the world has internet access, so only developing internet-reliant multiplayer experiences quite literally excludes billions of people from playing your game. Revolutionizing this gameplay experience could be very lucrative for the right developer; as displayed by the success of games such as Borderlands!

What do you think about the disappearance of split-screen gaming? Will you miss it or is it unimportant? Let us know in the comments below!

5 GDC Talks Every Aspiring Game Designer Must Watch Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:48:18 -0500 Caio Sampaio


These five talks are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes down to the content featured on the GDC YouTube channel. With an expanding list of more than 500 videos, the best minds in this industry share their experiences and ideas for the future.


If you wish to work in this field, it is wise to listen to those who have thrived in it and with half a thousand of videos available, there certainly is one that perfect for the role you want to occupy, regardless of being a game designer or a writer.


Grab your popcorn, create your playlist and enjoy an evening of learning.


AI Behavior Editing and Debugging


To craft an emotionally engaging experience, a game designer cannot think exclusively about how to drive the behavior of the player, but also the interaction with the game's various NPCs.


In 2016, Jonas Gillberg joined GDC to discuss the different behaviors of NPCs in Tom Clancy’s The Division and how to design the attributes of the NPCs that players encounter throughout the experience and how to make the interaction with the player and the AI as impacting as possible.


How to Make Great Game Tutorials


Some gamers may not like to admit this, but the days when developers made games especially for gamers are long gone. Nowadays, game designers attempt to reach out to the largest audience possible and in some cases, this has led to an inferior product.


As the Portal franchise has shown us, however, it is possible to design a game that is accessible to even those who do not play games and still be a compelling experience for those who do.


We currently live in an era in which the budgets for AAA games have gone through the roof and as a designer, it will be your job to ensure this money is an investment, not an expense. In order to do this, you will need to design great tutorials and to make your game accessible even for people who are not familiar with video games, thus making your target audience wider.


In order to discuss how to create a good tutorial, Asher Vollmer spoke on the GDC 2014 about the topic.


How To Make Your Game Funny


Throughout the years, the video game industry has embraced a variety of genres, but still has not invested in one: comedy.


In the Borderlands franchise, developers at Gearbox Studios aimed at combining an FPS with humor and the success of the series has proven that comedy does have a place in video games, but we are yet to see a major movement from other companies in this regard. Therefore, there is a big opportunity to upcoming developers to innovate and invest in this under-explored niche.


In his talk, William Pugh, the co-creator of The Stanley Parable, shares his thoughts on why his game was successful and how to make a video game funny.




Building to an Emotional Theme


As video games continue to feature more complex and emotionally engaging narratives, a good game designer needs to have a clear understanding of how storytelling in this medium works, in order to design a system that makes best use of the plot.


In order to help you getting a clearer picture on how to craft an emotional story in a video game, watch this talk from 2016. Lead writer of the Dragon Age franchise, Patrick Weekes, and narrative designer, John Epler, discuss the process of designing the narrative of the "Trespasser" DLC.


Narrative Lego


In 2014, Ken Levine, the mind behind the BioShock franchise pitched the concept he wishes to implement in his next game.


“Narrative Lego”, as he calls his idea, consists of creating a story-driven experience in which the choices of the player will dictate the course of the story.


Many games, such as Fallout 3, for instance, have featured choice-driven narratives in the past, but what makes Levine’s concept unique is the fact that players will have the freedom to create their own stories and choices, rather than following what the designers and writers scripted.


As the video game industry continues to mature, the techniques designers use to craft better experiences keeps raising the development curve. Each day, bright minds create novel ideas and innovative concepts that continue to transform our favorite medium.


If you wish to become a game designer, it is important to keep track of the latest trends in the field. One of the best ways to do so is following the Game Developers Conference (GDC) channel on YouTube, where the masterminds of the industry share their thoughts about the current state of video games and what the future holds.


With this in mind, we have picked five GDC talks you must watch if you are an aspiring game designer and want to keep updated with the latest trends in the industry.