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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Other Links and Resources
Anybody can edit them. This is both a strength and a weakness. Caveat lector.
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
Steam users can join the rborderlands group.
All users with IRC access can join ##r/Borderlands on irc.freenode.org, though at last check it had no activity.
Social Media Links
Gearbox on Facebook
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.