Borderlands screenshot
Borderlands screenshot

2K Games and Gearbox Software have announced Borderlands 2. The game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in the year beginning April 1 2012 - our guess is a late 2012 or early 2013 release.

Borderlands 2 will feature all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment. Players will reveal secrets and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across unexplored areas of Pandora.

The game will make its debut at gamescom, running from August 17-August 21, before making an appearance at PAX Prime at the end of the month.

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Are there plans to support 2 player local split screen again?
Posted 01:52 on 17 August 2011
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FantasyMeister@ mydeaddog

Thanks Neon, here's some stuff I've always wanted to know:

In Borderlands 1, was the 'fall through the floor to loot the armory' glitch deliberate? If so will there be a similar 'hidden entrance' feature in Borderlands 2?

One of the criticisms of Borderlands was the lack of variation in environments, how does Borderlands 2 address this?

Can existing weapons now be customised?

Is the drop system for items the same in Borderlands 1?

Can you talk about any special abilities that new characters have? (e.g. Turret, Bloodwing, Phase Walk, Berserk etc).

Can characters still be customised via point-assignation, if so is there more variety or are the skilltrees the same quantity and depth as before?

Is the shield system in place, or has armor been added?

Any new elements to play with? (Borderlands had Shock, Fire, Caustic, Explosive).

Can they talk about the new varieties of vehicle, and does vehicular combat play a larger role?

Which familiar characters (NPCs) will make a return?

Does the main quest revolve around another Vault? Or is it a whole new storyline?

Any plans to take the action off Pandora and allow players to explore other areas of the Galaxy?

Thanks in advance, hope you find some of these questions useful!
Posted 17:23 on 16 August 2011
MrGloomy's Avatar


Im interested to see what they do eith the charater specific upgrade paths/skills. I don't mind if the weapons aren't upgradeable, as long as the weapon loot is more varied. It would be great if loot drops could be determined by skill performance. Kill bada$$ mothers with constant head-shots, get better guns drops, that sort of thing. Maybe they could go the route of making the vehicles upgradeable. There are so many suggestions I'm sure the dev's are sweating over the feedbacks from the first game.
Posted 14:22 on 16 August 2011
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Clockpunk@ mydeaddog

To extend one of Wido's questions: Is there any opportunities for customising the appearance of your character, outside of primary and secondary clothing colours?

Also, Flamethrowers: yay or nay?

Any bonus content/loot for those of us who have completed/100%'d the entire game (including Moxxi)?

Cheers, Neon - hope you have fun with it, you lucky bugger!
Posted 14:21 on 16 August 2011
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Wido@ mydeaddog



1: With details of Borderlands 2 having interactive dialogue. Will players have decisions to make, which could change the plot at hand?

2: Will claptrap return?

3: What about customzing weapons, seeing as Borderlands 1 only allowed you to change the colour of your attire.
Posted 13:35 on 16 August 2011
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We'll have a preview of this going up this week. I'll do my best to get something up as soon as i've seen the game. And believe me, i'm as excited as you are.

I'll also be speaking to one of the devs, so if you've got any questions or things you'd like to know about, post here and i'll do my best to get answers!
Posted 13:15 on 16 August 2011
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@MrGloomy, just here to brighten up most peoples day, the other 4%, i piss off incredibly
Posted 23:02 on 14 August 2011
MrGloomy's Avatar


@ Thel-Win-Man

You've just made me mess my trousers!
Posted 08:16 on 04 August 2011
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YEEEEEEE- MOTHERF*****G-HAAAAAAA, sorry, just got a bit excited there.

and @MrGloomy: maybe even dual wielding elemental flamethrowers with bayonets?
Posted 20:59 on 03 August 2011
dazzadavie's Avatar


Yepee! Really pleased to know number 2 is on the way
Posted 17:31 on 03 August 2011
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Oh yes, it's on! Give me dual wielding, grenade launchers, elemental flame throwers (ice, poison..explosive!?...throwers), maybe some upgraded melee weapons and even more good humour...trouser tent!
Posted 15:47 on 03 August 2011
reynoldio's Avatar


I just, I mean I'm so, I really really really, just, please. Yeah.
Posted 14:51 on 03 August 2011
mydeaddog's Avatar


Strip the flesh! Salt the wound!

@FM : Borderworlds might be nothing. Publishers and developers often buy up domain names at an early stage of development (or planning) and then do nothing with them. Rockstar owns loads of GTA domains.
Posted 14:39 on 03 August 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


But I want it noooooooowwwww!!!

I never even considered dual-wielding. If that is in, then Win! :D
Posted 14:24 on 03 August 2011
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Apparently 2k said it's going to be early 2013.
Posted 14:12 on 03 August 2011

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