Posts tagged: Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2: Patch v1.1.3 - Windows 8 Fix!

Borderlands 2 - PC

Borderlands 2

Windows 8 has problems running Borderlands 2 -- especially some Skidrow crack copy or Blackbox copy that has been going around (it's a great game -- you should buy it from Steam!). It does occur on retail copies of the game too though for some people.

The game does not launch. It does not open -- the mouse moves and shows the hour glass but fails to boot the game. Normally, you'd have to do a Windows 98 compatible mode setting on the EXE to allow it to run, which makes the game not run as smoothly. However, there is a Windows 8 Fix -- a patch -- that will allow the game to run for you on Windows 8 Consumer preview and Windows 8 RTM. Note this also helps users who have Windows 7 who cannot launch the game.

Borderlands 2 Windows 8 64-bit Fix: Download
Borderlands 2 Windows 8 64-BIT AND 32-bit Fix: Download

We will be sure to post the latest Windows 8 Fix for v1.1.4 patch too when available.

Thanks to paperboy666 for letting us know about the new fix!

Make sure to disable the Windows 98/ME compatibility mode on the EXE after patching (if you had enabled it for a previous Windows 8 Borderlands Fix).

Borderlands 2: World Map of Pandora

Borderlands 2 World Map

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Here's a map of Pandora's Northwest Coast that's focused in Borderlands 2.

It has a lot of different locations and places you go to, as well as Fast Travel and Catch a Ride symbols.

Oh, and it has a compass! ANYWAY, enjoy the Borderlands 2 Map below.

Use it to navigate throughout the game more easily.

To see a bigger version of the Borderlands 2 Map, click on the thumbnail to enlarge it.


And...Good luck Vault Hunter!

You'll need it when navigating throughout the world of Pandora!

Best Borderlands 2 Class Builds

Borderlands 2 Cast

Borderlands 2 Cast

As of right now, there are currently 5 Borderlands character classes counting Gaige the Mechromancer, which is obtainable via DLC. Each class is strong and unique. Each also has a special class build. Check out our guides below for info!

Strongest Borderlands 2 Skill Builds

Our list is as follows:

Best Axton Build - The strongest commando solo build.

Best Gaige Build - This Anarchy skill tree build is possibly one of the highest DPS builds in the game for Mechromancer.

Best Maya Build - Maya the Siren is the best support class. This is the best elemental build for the best damage class. It is a good Phaselock build. She's the best duo / co-op class.

Best Salvador Build - The Gunzerker is the best tank class with high damage. Two guns at once allows you a lot of powerful combinations. Great with shotgun.

Best Zer0 Build - The Assassin is fantastic with melee and long distance.

Each of these builds is very strong for all classes. You will kill enemies AND bosses very fast, especially in co-op with someone using another well built character. You should also destroy your friends during PVP easily.

Good luck with Borderlands 2! Game of the year!

Borderlands 2: Best Siren Class Build

Borderlands 2 - Maya the Siren

Maya the Siren

Sirens are all about Phaselock. They utilize it constantly, as it is their action skill, and it's really useful at crowd control. At higher levels, it even damages enemies.

The best Borderlands 2 support class is Siren. They can heal AND revive! With nice class mods, they can do even more -- such as hp / health regeneration and quicker action skill cooldowns.

Sirens can also have nice elemental builds with a high rate of damage per second (DPS).

They're one of the favored classes in this game, though every single class rocks.

You can make hybrid builds with the Siren pretty easily too. Our build focuses on being as strong as possible in combat.

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Borderlands 2: New Patch v1.1.3 - How to Get Lots of BadAss Points Fast

Borderlands 2 PatchA new patch for Borderlands 2 is now out! It fixes some bugs and adds some new features. Checkout the changelog for all the details. Download the Borderlands 2 v1.1.3 patch now! This includes Steam users.

Update v1.1.3 (Released 10/25/2012)
- Added a toggle for whether textures should fade or pop in when a higher-resolution version loads. High-end computers can disable this to avoid seeing lower-resolution textures streaming in.
- Added the ability to reset all challenge progress for a character once they've completed 85% of all non-DLC, non-area-specific challenge levels. This will keep the player's current challenge bonuses and rank, but reset all challenge progress to 0 and allow challenges to be re-completed for additional ranks and bonuses. Resetting is available on the "challenges" screen of the status menu and will display as a tooltip at the bottom of the screen if the player has met the criteria.
- Fixed a bug where profile files set to "read only" were not being saved.
- Fixed a performance issue in Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty content with PhysX set to Medium or High.

How to Get Badass Points Fast

Note the challenge progress reset ability in the patch changelog above? Very useful! You can reset badass points every time you reach 85% completed. Cool stuff! This lets you get massive amounts of badass points now!
-- Get to 85% completed and reset right away
-- Kill with all weapons
-- Kill with all elements

Borderlands 2: Best Assassin Skill Build

Borderlands 2 - Zer0 the Assassin


Zer0 the Assassin is a character of mystery in Borderlands 2. His face is not visible, he doesn't really talk, and even has stealth abilities.

So is Zero the Assassin a character class that should remain hidden and fight from far away? It certainly can be!

You can spec your character so that you're a high rate, damage per second (DPS) sniping build that can destroy enemies by blasting their critical areas fast and efficiently using the Sniping Skill Tree.

You can also say "eff that" and take up arms in the Bloodshed Skill Tree for the best Assassin Melee Build -- and when bundled with Cunning Skill Tree abilities, it becomes even stronger.

We aren't looking at a melee build though. We're looking at what's possibly the best Assassin solo build, which makes use of Zero's sniper rifle skills for massive damage. It also bundles in some health and shield skills for defensive purposes, making it like an Assassin Tank Build, but in general, they do not actually tank as well as other classes can (go to Salvador the Gunzerker for that).

This class build uses the Sniping Skill Tree up to tier 6 and then the Bloodshed Skill Tree up to tier 3. This build does not use the Cunning Skill Tree at all.

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Worst Gun in Borderlands 2

What's the worst weapon in the game? If you've been doing the missions from Marcus, then chances are you've already encountered it.

It's the cursed gun called The Bane. This gun would be great...if it didn't make you move very slow and made annoying noises when you fire it and reload it. If it didn't make you slow, then it would be a good gun for sure (while your sound is on mute). Too bad there's no way to remove the negative special effect.

The special effect text that gives it all the negative aspects is in Spain, stays mainly on the plain.

Here's a video of this bad boy in action.

It is by far the most funny gun in the game, but don't expect to want to use it.

After all, it is the Worst Gun in Borderlands 2!

Borderlands 2: Best Gunzerker Skill Build

Borderlands 2 - Best Gunzerker Build


The Gunzerker class is awesome. There's no question about it.

Salvador kills his enemies fast and serves them a nice side of pwn'age while doing so with his dual wielding guns.

Gunzerker is the best at crowd control, has a very high damage per second (dps), is capable of tanking (with a tank build), and is one of the most fun classes in Borderlands 2.

The build I'm posting is an amazing Gunzerker solo build (I think it's the Best Salvador Build). It's pretty much a Rampage Build that's hybrid with a Brawn Build. This does not have any of a Gunlust Build though -- as we don't even touch that tree -- but that doesn't mean you can't shift some skill points around. Keep in mind that with more downloadable content (DLC) being released, even more skill points will be obtainable. And once you gain those extra skill points and / or an increased level cap, then you can expand to other skills in trees.

As per usual, if you have any builds you think are better, then please comment below!

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Borderlands 2: How to Get E-Tech Weapons & Best E-Tech Weapon

Borderlands 2 Basic Splatgun E-Tech

Basic Splatgun

In Borderlands 2, there are rare E-Tech weapons that use alien Eridian technology on the gun barrels to make them shoot special bullets.

The E-Tech guns have a special, unique barrel and glow. Their attacks vary too from lasers to plasma / energy balls that are slow. The color type on these for the label rare scale is Magenta.

E-Tech Gun Names

There are special names for E-Tech guns that pertains to the type of gun it is. This is NOT the full name list -- and please note that the names listed here have even more variations than seen (which varies even more depending on how rare the E-Tech gun is).

Assault Rifles: BIASSter, Blaster
Pistols: Dart, Dubble Spiker
Rocket Launchers: Launcher, PBFG, PRAZMA CANON, Topneaa
Shotgun: Blashter, Splatgun
Submachine Gun (SMG): Plasma Caster
Sniper Rifle: Hybridfication, Moloko, Railer

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Borderlands 2: Best Gun in Game & Weapon Manufacturer Benefits

Borderlands 2 - Restructuring Conference Call

Restructuring Conference Call

All / each of the different Borderlands 2 gun manufacturers have a specialty that makes their brand or company different than others.

Some of these may be more or less useful to you.

Check our list of all of the Borderlands 2 weapon manufacturers below.

Weapon Manufacturers

Bandit - These guns have extra large magazine clips so that you can pump your enemies full of bullets!
Dahl - These have the special feature of increased stability, accuracy, and burst fire.
Hyperion - High accuracy that increases while firing.
Jakobs - Fires as fast as you pull the trigger (fast rate of fire)
Mailiwan - Retain focus upon elemental damage
Tediore - Explodes when reloaded
Torgue - use Gyrojet ammunition, small magazine capacity, low projectile velocity, and area damage
Vladof - High rate of fire

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