Cate Blanchett cast in Eli Roth's Borderlands movie adaptation
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will take a leading role in Eli Roth's upcoming movie adaptation of Gearbox's Borderlands series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett - whose credits include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Thor: Ragnarok, and Roth's 2018 adaptation of The House with a Clock in its Walls - will play as Lilith, described as a "siren and legendary thief equipped with magical skills". Borderlands fans will perhaps best know Lilith as one of the original game's four playable characters, but she's made frequent return visits to the series since then, appearing as an NPC in Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands 3. Read more
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sludge Life are free on the Epic Games Store
"> So long, Civilization. The latest freebie over on the Epic Games Store is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a rather handsome pairing of two Borderlands games to blast your way through without dropping a penny. But Epic’s feeling generous this week – today also marks the surprise release of grimy graffiti sandbox Sludge Life, and this filthy bonus is going free for quite a bit longer than a week. (more…)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel March 10 Patch Notes
Addressed a reported concern that occasionally the game would crash upon launch. If you continue to experience issues following this latest patch, please let us know at support.2k.com.
Borderlands 3 is coming to Steam!
It's official: Borderlands 3 is coming to Steam on March 13! All you Vault Hunters looking to make your mark on Steam can add Borderlands 3 to your Steam Wishlist right now so you're notified when it goes live on March 13! https://store.steampowered.com/app/397540/
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel February 27 Patch Notes
The February 27 Patch for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel includes a matchmaking update that adds support for future crossplay between PC platforms. It also adds a new menu for matchmaking and SHiFT account maintenance.
Gearbox Software PAX East 2020 Livestream
Join us at PAX East for the Gearbox Main Theater Show on Thursday, February 27th at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT for some exciting Borderlands announcements! Not attending PAX East? We'll also be streaming the event live so you don't miss a thing! Tune in live at twitch.tv/borderlands!
Gold Keys, Legendary Weapons and More Available via the Vault Insider Program!
Become a VIP in the Borderlands Vault Insider Program! As a VIP, you can score some sweet rewards for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Obtain Gold Keys to earn rare loot, or even unlock some of the most elusive Legendary weapons, including the Dahl Torrent, Maliwan Norfleet, or Vladof Mongol! And that’s just a taste of all the awesome loot available to VIPs! WHAT IS THE VAULT INSIDER PROGRAM? Simply put, the Vault Insider Program, built in partnership by Gearbox and 2K, is a way for us to celebrate Borderlands fans like you. As a Vault Insider you’ll earn points and rewards for doing a lot of the fun stuff that you’d probably be doing anyway, like watching videos, reading articles, checking social media for the latest Borderlands updates, and of course, signing up for the program in the first place. Points can then be redeemed to claim rewards such as Gold Keys, wallpapers, and more in-game and out-of-game rewards! I WANT IN! HOW DO I JOIN? Before you can become a Vault Insider, you need a SHiFT account. If you don’t already have one, you’ll have an opportunity to create one during the VIP sign-up process. Note that you must be at least 18 years of age to join. Be sure to review the Vault Insider Program Terms so you know all the important details. Join at VIP.Borderlands.com HANG ON, WHY DO I NEED A SHIFT ACCOUNT? SHiFT is the platform that powers all in-game promotions and rewards in Gearbox games. Without SHiFT there’d be no way for you to receive all of the awesome in-game rewards that are coming your way. OK I SIGNED UP. NOW WHAT DO I DO? Be a Borderlands fan! You’re probably doing some of this stuff already, but in case you’re not, be sure to follow us on social media, make sure you’ve signed up for promotional updates, and check out articles and videos at borderlands.com. You can start earning points right away by referring friends and creating a 2K account to stay up-to-date on 2K’s other games. Check the hit list on your profile for up-to-date info on which activities are available for you right now. Additional ways to earn points will be rolling out over time, including some that won’t appear on your hit list because they’re super-secret and designed to reward super-fans with super-rewards. REMIND ME, WHAT DO I GET? Rewards available right now include wallpapers and Gold Keys that are redeemable in current Borderlands games. With the legacy Gold Keys, there’s no need to wait – you can jump right back in to revisit your favorite Borderlands games!
Borderlands 2 gets one last round of looty shooty DLC, free until July 8th
Borderlands 3 is on the way, and developers Gearbox really want everyone to know, so they’ve launched one final piece of epilogue story DLC for enduringly popular looter-shooter Borderlands 2. Commander Lilith And The Fight For Sanctuary is free until July 8th brings the cast back together (including folks from Tales From The Borderlands) for one last fight. They’ve also slashed the price on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Containing Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and all their DLC) to under a fiver. Below, a trailer for the new stuff, featuring a gun that shoots exploding unicorns. (more…)
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is just $6 on Steam right now
Borderlands 3 is due to arrive later this year, but if you've never played the previous games (we won't judge too harshly), catching up on the series has never been cheaper. The Handsome Collection, which includes Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, and all the additional content for both games, is now just $6.02 on Steam. There's a massive amount of DLC bundled up here, including "hundreds of hours" of extra story missions, various cosmetic items, and other goodies. All it's missing is the original game, which is "only" on sale for 33 percent off. To get the deal, just visit The Handsome Collection's page on Steam.
Review bombs can't stop big player count surge for Borderlands games on Steam
Despite a campaign of review-bombing from disgruntled Borderlands 3 fans upset the game will be a timed Epic Games store exclusive, old Borderlands games have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity on Valve's platform. Fuelled by the announcement of Borderlands 3 and the release of the free The Handsome Collection Ultra HD Texture Pack, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands Game of the Year Edition have all seen a massive uptick in concurrent players. According to Steam Charts, Borderlands 2 enjoyed a whopping 89.25 per cent gain in average players over the last 30 days, with an impressive peak of 59,333 concurrent players. Read more