Welcome to Pandora. /r/Borderlands is the Reddit home of the popular Gearbox game franchise Borderlands, including all sequels, pre-sequels, re-pre-sequels, and DLC for same.


Text Only

All links in /r/Borderlands are text only. If you want to post an image, post a link to that image, along with text describing the image and putting it in context.

Personal Attacks

Treat your fellow vault hunters with respect. Personal attacks on other /r/Borderlands posters are strictly forbidden, as is combative language in general. We are here to talk about the game and have fun. The golden rule is, don’t be an ass.

No NSFW Content

Not even as a text link. Post it in /r/MoxxiGoneWild instead.

Other Forbidden Content

In general, anything associated with the Borderlands franchise is allowed. We do categorically forbid some obvious topics:

  • Non-Borderlands content of any kind.
  • Drama and meta-drama about 2K Games, Gearbox Software, or YouTube personalities.
  • Filesharing for the purpose of sharing pirated or other stolen content. Encouragement of piracy.
  • Affiliate links to sites such as Greenman Gaming.
  • Any and all links to unauthorized Steam key resellers such as G2A.
  • Viral marketing links or referrals to sites such as Splurgy.
  • Commercial solicitations, including any for-sale or for-trade offers.
  • Begging for games or game DLC. For game trades, see /r/SteamGameSwap.
  • Begging for in-game content (gear “duping”) or powerleveling. Try /r/PandoranRedCross or /r/ElpianRedCross instead.

Certain classes of submissions will be more welcome in other Borderlands-related reddits than this one. Requests for trading belong in /r/BorderlandsGuns, pictures of found items are best posted to /r/BL2Guns or /r/Borderlands2, and image-only posts are encouraged in /r/Borderlands2 and /r/Borderlands3.


During the initial release of any Borderlands game or significant DLC, all game storyline content revealed in posts or comments must be tagged as a spoiler. Tagging is explained here. Spoilers are not permitted at all in post titles.

Gear Modding

Don’t tell anyone else that they’re not welcome here because they play the game differently than you. That includes whether they mod their gear or not.

Discussions of gear modding, while not forbidden, will probably be more welcome in /r/BL2Modding.

Specific Game FAQs


When should I play the DLC?

Where can I find save game replacements?

My game glitched…how do I fix it?

When will I be able to play online again with my PS3?

Borderlands 2

Gearbox Official FAQ

General Gameplay Guide by /u/Alexander_D

All-encompassing FAQ by /u/hobowithabazooka

DLC Guide by /u/Alexander_D

I never played the first game. What happened before Borderlands 2?

What are the best possible stats for some piece of gear?

On Xbox360, how do I fix my issues with compatibility packs?

What do the different packages— Season Pass, GOTY— contain? What else do I need to purchase?

See also the Memorable Reddit Threads and Gearbox Forums sections below.

Borderlands 3

Yes, another Borderlands game is under development. No, it is not coming any time soon. We know nothing about it, not even its name

Yes, the events in Tales from the Borderlands are canon.

Borderlands Lore FAQs

Krieg is not Tiny Tina’s father, nor is Brick. Tiny Tina’s parents are dead. Anthony Burch on the topic.

New-U stations are a only game mechanic. Characters that die over the course of the game’s storyline are dead forever. Anthony Burch on the topic.


Anybody can edit them. This is both a strength and a weakness. Caveat lector.

Wikia, PCGW

Gearbox Forums

Gearbox Software hosts its own forums for Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Much of the most careful analysis of gameplay mechanics takes place there, where unlike Reddit, the forum structure encourages threads to have a very long life.

(Unless specified otherwise, the following resources all describe Borderlands 2 mechanics.)

Warning: the oldforums links below are all dead. To locate them in Gearbox’s oldforum archives, enter their URLs in this search field. We will update the links as we find the time.

What gets Grenade damage bonuses

Which weapons reliably proc Blood Bath?

Melee Zer0 damage New link

Melee Krieg damage

Tediore reloads and Axton

Assault rifles and Axton

Critical damage stacking and Salvador

The left hand of Salvador

Salvador’s skill Get Some

Maya’s skill Chain Reaction

Gaige’s skill The Nth Degree

A Guide to RNG

Memorable Reddit Threads

Despite Reddit’s institutional amnesia, we’ve managed to collect a few useful resources ourselves.

Weapon parts by /u/Zikel: SMG, Launcher, Sniper rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Assault rifle, Laser –
available also as a single Imgur album

Vermivorous FAQ by /u/bughumbar

Cute Loot: A Guide to Chubby/Tubby Farming by /u/bughumbar

Guide to playing melee Zer0 by /u/jiandersonzer0

World Traveler trophy/achievement map

Digistruct Peak enemy health levels by /u/jiandersonzer0

Collection of gameplay guides on Gearbox Forums by /u/jiandersonzer0

Anthony Burch (in char as Mr. Torgue) AMA

Pre-Sequel Handsome Jack AMA

Josh Davidson and Raison Varner AMA

Legendary Drop Locations

Unique mission rewards worth saving by /u/blackmarketdolphins

Pre-Sequel Badass Challenges by /u/bughumbar

Licensed soundtrack tunes on Spotify and YouTube

/r/Borderlands2 for a BL2-only group that encourages all-image posts. This is where the karma lives!

/r/BorderlandsPreSequel is TPS-only

/r/PandoranRedCross loves powerleveling and gear requests (spoiler: /r/Borderlands does not!)

/r/BL2Modding for cheat/synthetic/out-of-game gear

/r/BorderlandsGuns for loot trading

/r/BL2Guns for loot pictures

/r/BL2Builds for build discussions (note that build discussions are completely on-topic for /r/Borderlands, too)

/r/LootTheWorld for sharing QR codes

Affiliated Groups

Steam users can join the rborderlands group.

All users with IRC access can join ##r/Borderlands on, though at last check it had no activity.

Gearbox on Facebook

Gearbox on Twitter

Randy Pitchford on Twitter – President of Gearbox

Borderlands on Facebook

Handsome Jack Wallpaper

Mikeyface Fan Club

Voice of Scooter and writer of the first Borderlands game.

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