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Borderlands 2 Afflicted by Game Breaking Bug, Gearbox Quiet on Solution
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The Graveyard.sav virus isn’t the only problem affecting Borderlands 2. There’s a game breaking bug in there too.

The bug freezes Gearbox’s shooter at the loading screen, thus making it impossible to play. And unlike Graveyard.sav it does not seem to be on the developer's radar.

This lack of feedback has angered some users afflicted by the problem. There’s a 135 page thread on the official Gearbox forums filled with users logging the issue, then getting frustrated at the developer's silence.

Indeed, the only official responses came from before Borderlands 2 was patched, assuring users that the bug would be addressed. Yet following the patch the problem remains.

The bug has been a real issue for users, rendering some unable to play the game for upwards of a month.

Community member Colin Kelly reported the issue to us, providing a bug report to Gearbox and 2K support. You can read it below. He is yet to receive a response.

  • Borderlands 2 Constantly Freezing before main menu, it consistently freezes when the tab on the left for "Creating XBOX Live Session" appears.
  • If I load up the game while offline, it will get past this section to the main menu, but it will then freeze either loading a game or after a few minutes of playing a game.
  • I created a new character, and the freezing persisted.
  • I re-installed the game, and cleared the cache, this did not fix the issue either.
  • The game was working fine up until yesterday (21 Oct) but is unplayable now due to this freezing issue.
  • I have the Premium Club, Compatibility patch, Season Pass, and Captain Scarlett DLC installed, in case that has any bearing on the situation.
  • Issue still occurs after getting the patch on October 22nd. 

Have you suffered from this bug? Let us know below and we’ll see if we can get 2K to make some kind of comment.


User Comments

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Comment #1 by creaper210
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:00:56 AM
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Wow, that sucks. Same happened to me with Darksiders 2, but at least there were temporary solutions to get past the freeze, although there were always chanced of it happening again. Hopefully they'll fix it, there are still lots of games that are never fixed from freezing bugs.

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Comment #2 by PCX Birdie
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:02:03 AM
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Really am glad that my internets been disconnected and im having no such problems Playing borderlands

New tag ATV Birdie

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Comment #3 by Jesseeh
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:02:07 AM
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Even that I don't own this game, I hope this gets fixed fast. I played Borderlands (the first one) and I really enjoyed it and I bet people enjoys Borderlands 2 too.

Would be a shame, if they won't fix these freezing problems as soon as possible. :(

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Comment #4 by Ravenhood
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:06:57 AM
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Jeez, there are WAY too many bugs for a game that feels so polished... just the other day, a friend of mine had his save file for his level 50 Gunzerker corrupted; it was seemingly caused upon defeating Master Gee, when the game froze on him during an auto-save. Rebooted the game, and the character was gone. Instead of his Gunzerker, it showed a level 0 blank space on his screen, and a level 1 Commando on anyones' screen who could view his profile.

All of that, plus the obviously consistent freezing issue, as well as the Graveyard thing... I don't think I really feel like playing this anymore, even with my Season Pass bought. Until that freezing and save-wiping is fixed, at least, I'll be sticking to other games.

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Comment #5 by Aiden 514
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:07:21 AM
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If only there was a site that has a lot of traffic each day to give them a push they need :)

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Comment #6 by HubDub
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:07:32 AM
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I play borderlands 2 on pc and no problems for me.

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Comment #7 by WartyHogger
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:08:03 AM
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Well, been busy playing Guild Wars 2 and Forza Horizon, also 2 big games inc for me in the next two weeks, so they got some time to fix it before I have any time to play it again =]

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Comment #8 by fightclubdoll
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:09:11 AM
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As far as I'm aware, the Badass Rank Bug is still out there, too. And I dread getting a repeat of it. =-(

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Comment #9 by KillerBEA
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:10:41 AM
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Hmmm maybe since I don't have the DLC i wont be affected?

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Comment #10 by Selections
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:11:43 AM
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So far haven't had any problems with BL2. However I haven't played it in a few days so I don't have the new patch yet either.

Developers hiding behind a bush while the community is in uproar, that pisses me off. At least reply acknowledging the issue(s) and what is currently being done about it.
Kind of like used car salesmen, once you've paid for the car they don't give a shit what happens.

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Comment #11 by I GOWDIABLO I
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:13:35 AM
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wow my gf just lost her fkin save data the other day because of the stupid glitch and then got back her badass rank, skins/heads back but has to redo the whole campaign over, lv up again and do all the challenges again and now this shet happens? wtf gearbox?? make sure ur stuff works before u release ur product -_-

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Comment #12 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:22:19 AM
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Sucks, but then if you will play shit games...

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Comment #13 by xIRioTx
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:31:48 AM
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On my lvl.50 Siren, every time I go past a checkpoint the game lags/freezes for about 10 to 15 seconds, it really makes the game unplayable.

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Comment #14 by maverik919
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:40:27 AM
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i've been lucky so far, avoided the BAR glitch and as far as i know havn't got this glitch. (don't play online at all unless new DLC is out and i need to update game). However, with these things floating arround, im creating back-up saves on a USB stick!

its a proper shame really, you'd think Gearbox would be on top of these things. lets hope they proper sort these before any more DLC is released or they can kiss goodbye to the fanbase!

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Comment #15 by TacticalTodger
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:43:55 AM
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The graveyard.sav glitch was most likely due to modders not the developers fault, if you want to mod the game it's likely to fuck it up for everybody.

Luckily I have not been on BL2 since 1king it so I don't know if it's affecting me

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Comment #16 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:49:36 AM
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"Quiet on solution" big fuckin surprise they got your money and if a problem arises they could give a shit and they'll get your money for Borderlands 3 too

I love this this ya get a decent game and then BAM badass shit that's like kissing me on the cheek just to finger my ass,fuck this

Good luck Gearshit

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Comment #17 by Mr Jinxed
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:54:34 AM
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I've experienced this a couple of times, but it has always worked again for me after a reboot of the xbox.

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Comment #18 by EngagedMetal7
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:56:38 AM
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I am pretty sure that most glitches probably came through modders. If they weren't initially in the game then why would they be appearing now? Oh right... gearbox put them in for the lolz. And to all you people saying gearbox isn't interested in fixing the problem asap you must have forgotten that they've still got 3/8ths of the game to sell with all the DLC yet to come.

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Comment #19 by Sanchezz4387
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 03:57:35 AM
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This game for me is up there with the biggest sequel let downs ever created, not only do these new serious issues Blight te game, all the issues from the first game are still present and the game itself is a carbon copy of the first one only with a few new locations and bad guys. The first one looked dry yellow/brown for 90% of the game, what did they do to mix up this repetitiveness?? Mak. 90% of borderlands 2 blue/white/purple.

I've played through this game with zero and can't be arsed to do it all over again, where as on borderlands 1 i couldn't wait to start playing again with a new character

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Comment #20 by Solomon Fuere
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:03:45 AM
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They gotta pay IGN enough to damage control for them by calling anyone who complains "entitled."

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Comment #21 by DesertZero
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:10:49 AM
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The graveyard.sav absolutely came from the modding community. Some genius thought it would be great to see what the "isbadassmodesavegame" box did. Apparently GBX was toying with a badass mode that deleted your character upon death. For whatever reason, this "mode" spreads person to person just like how you pick up the quests of the host that you join.

Inadvertent or not, this is why people dislike modding so much. If you don't want to get hit by this, don't play with randoms until GBX tries to figure out how to clean up the mess the modding community created.

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Comment #22 by Daft Badger
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:46:54 AM
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I've had the BAR reset glitch,a friend has the freezing on the loading screen glitch after the update.Would be nice to know they are at least working on fixing these problems.

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Comment #23 by Majica8
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:54:04 AM
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I haven't suffered this, but a friend I play with regulalry can't play at the moment. He can get into a game fine, but as soon as someone hits a save point it freezes his Xbox. Was fine before the patch, now it's buggered though.

As for the graveyard.sav I'm pretty safe from that fortunately. I never did like playing with randoms online anyway so I just never do it. But I've started making my sessions invite only as well, I have a few people on my friends list that I really don't know that well, no idea if they play with randoms etc so I'm not taking the risk.

Gearbox need to sort both issues ASAP. It's not like this is an annoying glitch that just makes the game less fun or something, they are both comepltely game breaking bugs. Really not good.

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Comment #24 by macd
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:59:24 AM
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Missed the thing about the virus, interesting story. Always felt my console was safe...

Glad I haven't bought Borderlands 2, I do plan on getting it in the future when hopefully all of this gets sorted.

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Comment #25 by Nozza XBA
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:10:52 AM
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I know a few friends who've had the issues listed above, but personally I've had nothing. My game still loads up and I'm able to play without any problems.

Saying that, this should never happen, plus for them to just go quiet on the matter does not help the situation. The game had a freeing bug before the patch, and not this "fix" has ruined the game even more for many people.

Didn't expect this from Gearbo/2K. Shame!

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Comment #26 by MasterSparky
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:12:05 AM
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my mates froze everytime it autosaved which is like every 5 minutes. He's solved it by pulling out the memory card during play and then plugging it back in before quitting. Shouldn't have to do that though

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Comment #27 by radabe8686
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:15:05 AM
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I was worried about losing my progress so i have my save files backed up on 2 usb sticks that i leave disconnected from my xbox. I just keep updating them after each session of borderlands 2. I dont know if this will get around some bugs but it might help some people.

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Comment #28 by Cincaid
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:42:43 AM
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I've had zero issues with my game so far, and I have all the DLC and patches installed (game also installed to HD). Truly a shame that people are affected by this, but I'm really curious why some are affected and others aren't. For the record, I haven't made a Mechromancer yet, not sure if that's the problem for some...

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Comment #29 by Red Cooley
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:47:56 AM
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Gearbox will fix it so give them some time. Back up your saves on an external device to play it safe.

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Comment #30 by ademlakey
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 05:59:56 AM
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After the new patch i lost my badass rank aswell as my customise items which took me ages to find. On top of that the extra content like the season pass and premiere club was not being recognised when i started the game up. The only way to fix all of this was too delete all my data for borderlands 2.

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Comment #31 by Sigmund666
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 06:07:42 AM
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Those moments SUCK big time. I had it once with Red Dead Redemption. Loading the game resulted in a going back to main menu again and again. Had to format the entire Xbox before it worked again...
(And I was 99% in the game, only 2 or 3 knife games to play..)

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Comment #32 by jiggyjosh
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 06:12:03 AM
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I play single player only Nd I haven't been Affected by any of these bugs

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Comment #33 by HVAC Techie
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 06:54:22 AM
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It's always the open world games riddled with bugs. Much easier to find and isolate bugs in a linear game...

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Comment #34 by CKWPORT
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 06:55:25 AM
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Am surprised there isn't more people here suffering from the main menu freeze given the amount of people on the gearbox forums that have the issue.

It freezes for me constantly on the main menu and in nearly 20 years of gaming this is the worst bug I have suffered from in a game.

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Comment #35 by Gillanaut
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:00:02 AM
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I had my badass rank reset after installing all the DLC... I played a few times and got some more Badass tokens... Installed the patch on the 22nd and it reset my badass rank.. AGAIN... And to make it worse i get the main menu freeze now too...

After getting the season pass, and pre ordering this i am a little frustrated.

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Comment #36 by ADTR TOM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:01:41 AM
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Glad I sold it on Monday then, looks like I would of got half the money if I waited a week longer.

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Comment #37 by HarperBird
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:01:58 AM
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Mine freezes at the unreal logo page and would freeze constantly before the update. I've tried everything but not luck.

it use to bother me but then i realised that there are better games out there like dishonored so i have been playing that instead.

good thing i didnt get the season pass

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Comment #38 by SUBLIMETROJAN5
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:10:06 AM
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Comment #39 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:11:52 AM
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Fucking modders.

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Comment #40 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:12:08 AM
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So weird. I have about 15 friends all playing this game (as am I) and none of us has had these glitches. Occasionally, the host would freeze during some of the major boss fights, but that is about it.

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Comment #41 by HugTheBear
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:22:28 AM
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Fortunately I haven't had an issue like this... I hope I don't because I would hate for something like this ruin such a beautiful game for me.

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Comment #42 by silentbob0
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:24:56 AM
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Glad I didn't buy this game on launch now. I'll only consider it when all of these issues are fixed.

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Comment #43 by Laxi
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:28:01 AM
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i can confirm this. never played a game on xbox with this many gamebreaking issues. you cant even backup your files, cause certain data is saved in your profile.

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Comment #44 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 07:48:56 AM
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@#12: Says the guy who plays uDraw: Instant Artist and Bass Fishing. Just go back to playing Command and Conquer.

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Comment #45 by General Boredom
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 08:06:57 AM
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Only problem I've had was one time my skill points got reset and I had to redistribute them. Other than, no freezes or anything.

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Comment #46 by kdrcraig
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 08:17:28 AM
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I've had it freeze quite a bit, either while actually playing or during the loading screens when I travel. Thankfully don't have this issue but this game has turned out to be quite full of bugs. I've had a lot of graphical bugs happen while playing co-op as well. Disappointing.

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Comment #47 by InfiniteRefrain
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 08:46:18 AM
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I haven't run into a single issue with Borderlands 2; I've completed both playthroughs, almost finished with the DLC and only 2 original achievements left

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Comment #48 by Hades no1Minion
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:10:29 AM
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@16 Just no.

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Comment #49 by WootNyllon
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:13:38 AM
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I believe this all started with a modder and now it has spread because of how easily people can join other peoples games. Ive played this game from day one and I have not experienced a single problem. My game has not even froze on me once. I have never played with any randoms at all. Ive only played with four friends over xbox live. Im sure Gearbox will figure something out for you guys who are affected. This post really seems to jab at Gearbox. I believe they have made an amazing sequel and they deserve more respect then what this post and these comments give.

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Comment #50 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:15:15 AM
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I have the compatibility pack, no season pass, and no DLC and have yet to experience any problems.

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Comment #51 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:16:47 AM
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although I've had no problems, reading this makes me not want to risk it until the issue is addressed and fixed. that'll give me the opportunity to finish with my Blood Money achievements before Absolution drops.

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Comment #52 by Fishcracker
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:22:46 AM
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Luckily I haven't had any issues. I dont have any DLC and only downloaded the compatibility patch and that is it. I haven't played it since getting my 1k on it which has been about 2-2 1/2 weeks

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Comment #53 by jtr1gg3r
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:27:14 AM
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This is why I've avoided playing it for the last week, cba to get a virus.

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Comment #54 by Dangerous Brian
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:34:58 AM
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@16, Did you sign up just to troll on here?

OT: Luckily I have avoided every bug so far and couldn't be happier with the game. I'm not actively trying to avoid them either, I play public with anyone who will join me. Maybe it's different if you are hosting?

When I get to lv 50 (currently lv 45) I will get the last few achievements left and it will be gooooood!

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Comment #55 by Hoborg
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:41:08 AM
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Guys we've been over this. Gearbox is as a matter of fact guilty for the graveyard.sav virus because a:

1. They enabled it in the first place. All they had to do was make sure the code was not accessible to the modders.

2. Another easy way to prevent it was if Gearbox used a firewall between user saves.

So stop blaming your fellow gamer. Fucking corporate patsies.

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Comment #56 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 09:41:47 AM
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@# 44;

Well I played the first Borderlands to the max... around these parts it is now known as BOREDOMLANDS due to its thinnly veiled repetitive nature, I played the new one at friends on launch day for the night & thought it is just more of the same. So I do have some experience of this franchise.

But thanks for taking the time to trawl through my history in an attempt to try & gain some leverage in a weak-ass post;

-I bought Udraw for my 5 year old nephew & we had some fun playing it together.
- SEGA Bass Fishing is a classic Sega Game from the arcade & I loved it on the Dreamcast all those years ago, although it is lacking without the peripheral.
- Command & Conquer is a genre defining game that has ben around longer than most people on this board have been alive (errr probably!)
Check some of the other more demanding titles in my history out next time mr strawman...

Speaking of which I see yours is set to private you shameful w*nker.

I stand by my original statement... shit game for people with no brains .. run here shoot this & run all the way back ad infinitum. Its like an RPG but with no depth or variation or substantial leveling up options.
Enjoy your shitware!

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Comment #57 by WhiteWolfDamo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:01:41 AM
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I love the fact that when there's an imbalance in a game that makes it easier on the player like the bee/conference call combo the devs are all over getting it patched ASAP but as soon as there's a genuine game breaking bug there's no word at all out of them.

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Comment #58 by Failboatz
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:14:33 AM
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Finally some media attention related to this! Thank you, X360a! I'm suffering from this aswell since 22 October's patch!

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Comment #59 by LordChristov
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:33:58 AM
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So glad that this is finally brought to light! I've had this issue since getting the game and it's been ignored time and time again. Game is unplayable, think the longest stint I've had is of about half an hour...

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Comment #60 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:48:13 AM
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Would you have the same complaint with a computer manufacturer if you bought one and it worked just fine until you clickd on a courrputed link and got a virus?

The game DID work fine but because of modders and other problems you run into with online gaming, there are now some issues. Gearbox didn't cause the problem and I'm sure they're doing what they can to fix it

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Comment #61 by I GOWDIABLO I
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:54:00 AM
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@56 stfu all u did was come on here to troll? fuckin noob, you probably suck at the game so you shit talk here about a game that thousands love, weak ass post? the only weak thing is you still talking shit on this fourm go back and play your shit games noob -_-

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Comment #62 by olthof75
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 11:33:21 AM
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Thank you for finally reporting this. This has been a much larger problem than 2k has admitted. those of us who have been affected have been completetly left in the dark. Or told that it is our system failing (including the BL2 forums here). Many of us are experienced enough to know the difference between an unplayable bug and a hardware problem. Pitchford has even called people idiots on his twitter concerning this. Thats bad business. Thank you once again for shedding some light on this unacceptable problem.

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Comment #63 by XxMayhemxX
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 11:43:52 AM
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Guys, the modder graveyard.sav has nothing to do with game freezes... 2 seperate issues ppl

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Comment #64 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 11:54:58 AM
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I'm sort of glad that I haven't gotten this game yet. I was going to get it in a few days but I think I'll wait until I hear about the game being fixed. Its really a shame for the people who got it right away/got special editions and DLC.

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Comment #65 by LovecraftsTentacle
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 11:58:01 AM
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Fortunately I've only ran into one glitch. I had to re-distribute all my skill points for my Commando, this happened AFTER I started a Mechromancer character...haven't touched her since. I know Gearbox said that the Mechro had nothing to do with these problems, but it makes me wonder.

I feel really bad for all the people who've been afflicted with these game-breaking bugs. This may be a cliched statement, but the community should get something for free after having to deal with all this crap.

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Comment #66 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 12:46:04 PM
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Yup, I said the same thing on the first post about the graveyard.whateverthefuck virus. Golden keys and/or shift codes for golden keys seems reasonable for those affected

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Comment #67 by Suplemental
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:05:43 PM
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I've modded and played with people but nothings happened to them... Call me modding faggot or w/e you want but i don't go crazy modding extreme stuff etc Just do lvl/skill points, Other than that well hopefully the problem gets fixed for users.

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Comment #68 by tmg100
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:12:24 PM
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@62 about the hardware, my Xbox has deteriorated since playing BL2 to the extent its away for repair, it needs a new main board (terminators eye red eye of death) I'd agree with the game breaking because of hardware.

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Comment #69 by Snowed
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:12:29 PM
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I don't know why this surprises anyone. Gearbox is not a very good developer. Borderlands was a good game but this seems like a fluke. Every game before Borderlands Gearbox made was absolutely terrible. Did anyone play Halo PC? Seriously had the worst online coding of any game I've ever played, bar none and it was absolutely unavoidable.

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Comment #70 by DOA_Rose
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:15:48 PM
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I guess I'm lucky that the only glitch I've run into is having most of the area specific challenges I completed reset on me...still sucks, but at least it hasn't frozen or completely effed up my Badass Rank or wiped my Siren ( I have yet to even start any other character or hit level 50...I'm working on like 40 games atm ).

Worst freezing issue i have ever experienced personally was Mercenaries 2, but at least that had a workaround....

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Comment #71 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:24:27 PM
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Sucks for others, but I have no problems to report, so I will stay a happy camper=D For now...=]

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Comment #72 by violent history
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 01:38:40 PM
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My copy has been unplayable since the week of release, as have many other forum members on the gbx site, and even after the updates my game freezes constantly whenever i try to play.

Gbx's community guy 'ChrisF' has posted around 3 or 4 times to say they are working on the problem, but after 5 weeks of not being able to play a game i payed good money for i am seriously thinking of trading it in, though the bin would probably be a better place for it!

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Comment #73 by Comatose
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 02:00:02 PM
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wonder if it has anything to do with hardware, like certain versions of xbox. Mine has had no issues at all except for joining friends as mech when they didn't have the scarlet DLC causing them to freeze and even causing my friends character to get corrupted. Besides that, not even a hiccup in game play. It has been flawless for me and my friends, i just wonder if specific models of the system are causing this?

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Comment #74 by Aeternox
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 02:03:58 PM
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I've had a freezing Issue before but it never destroyed my characters or my ability to play the game, however I hope this game will be fixed soon!

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Comment #75 by CKWPORT
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:00:58 PM
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freezing now at the unreal logo.

tried recovering my tag and clearing the cache. same thing.

why why why did i buy the season pass?????? if i hadnt i could just get a refund for the game......

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Comment #76 by Tridenter
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:02:32 PM
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This isn't that surprising with the kind of developer they've become and with 2K support. I feel extremely sorry for those that got crapped on by this bug.

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Comment #77 by High Lord Sigma
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:06:41 PM
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I've been lucky enough to avoid these issues so far. I haven't avoided public matches, but I'm always the host. Maybe joining these matches are what's causing these issues. The freezing glitch is just bizarre; maybe the PC version can shed some light on it?

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Comment #78 by thehirolegend
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:17:56 PM
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I don't play online. In fact, I don't even have a Gold Membership right now. I do have the Season Pass and the latest patch, but I haven't seen any of these problems or bugs. I guess I can count myself lucky.

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Comment #79 by Akatsuki Sensor
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 04:31:40 PM
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I have got to say, this game has been hit by bugs and modders harder than ANY game I've ever played, if this game wasn't so addictive and brilliant, I'd have thrown in the towel and given up on it.

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Comment #80 by Yourburntstar
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 08:55:09 PM
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I've been playing this game consistently since its release date and i have had 0% of any type of issues/bugs/glitch's the only problem i do have is how ridiculously hard they made beating the boss in the Captain Scarlett's Pirates of the booty DLC. they should NOT have DLC that 1 person cannot beat by him/her self. other then that the game was fine.

just stop making it so you MUST play with 3 other people to be certain boss's cause NOT EVERYONE enjoys doing so.

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Comment #81 by KingsOfArcadia
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 02:03:55 PM
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Been playing since launch, no problems on my end. Other than some dickwad who stumbled into my game, shot me in the face & left without saying 'hi', nothing odd to report.

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Comment #82 by ShaunhZ
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 08:48:27 PM
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No problems here and been playing since launch as well. I feel sorry for the people who have lost there baddass rank. Mine is on about 13.5k and if i lost all that i would probably ragequit the game.

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Comment #83 by Takun
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 09:34:52 PM
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I've had a different bug since downloading the latest Patch, which has already affected players from as early as release:
Bad ass rank reset to 0.
Golden keys reduced to 1.
Customization items reset.

Nothing game breaking, but certainly a lot of work done the drain and still no response from GB.

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Comment #84 by 2speed
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 12:11:41 PM
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This isn't the only game-breaking bug. There is another equally heinous bug that seems to be spreading like wildfire. This bug occurs on the "Wildlife Exploitation Preserve" map where the door to Bloodwing's cell in the will NOT open, preventing players from progressing any further in the game. I've been having a heated debate in the Gearbox technical forum about this bug, and they are basically silent about this one as well.

It apparently seems to be triggered by bypassing the 4th save point, and jumping the waterfall to fight the Super Badass at the entrance of the holding cells. There is no real solution, except for starting from scratch, and that's not even guaranteed to work! To really "salt the wound" there are a few mods and "power users" in the tech forums basically blaming users for exploring the map and not "following the predetermined mission markers". The irony here is that one of the side missions is to find Mordaci's hidden stockpiles!!

It goes without saying that Gearbox needs to step up their customer service and provide better communication channels with respect to bugs in their software. Sitting silent on bugs this serious is not cool.

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Comment #85 by corbier
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 04:56:07 AM
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i have this problem Exactly

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Comment #86 by ShaunhZ
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 08:06:27 AM
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well, my badass just reset to 0.... 15k worth down the drain. Well done, Gearbox.

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Comment #87 by Swiftkilla
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 12:15:23 PM
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I've had this problem for over a week now. I'm incredibly frustrated, Gearbox needs to get their act to together.

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Comment #88 by hythloday
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 06:46:03 AM
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Maybe sounding a little ignorant on this one but I can't recall any 360 game so hacked up (although I've heard stories about COD4 and MW2).

I quit playing the first Borderlands because everytime I jumped into a game with people they had these modded weapons and would swipe away all the kills and it just got boring.

I haven't bought Borderlands 2 yet (probably for the same reason) and now I hear that a god damn virus is running through the game? I was hoping that keeping modders at bay would have been the Gearbox's top concerns.

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Comment #89 by dgrove21
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 10:08:01 AM
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First of all, I want to thank you for being the lone site identifying this egregious set of problems with Borderlands 2. I was on the Gearbox Freezing thread from the outset. My freezing problem seems/seemed to be different than most others'. My freezing started from day one, and is totally random. There is no one "point" where it will freeze. And, in point of fact, the Autosave feature does not seem to have any bearing on my freezing at all, and I have never frozen at the startup screen. I stupidly bought the Season Pass. I have no freezing on any other game, and have tried all the suggested workarounds and other Microsoft tech suggestions, such as clearing cache, and deleting the system update. Deleting the System Update, and subsequent reapplying does SEEM to have the effect of allowing me a longer period of play before the freeze. After applying the system update again, I have been able to play up to an hour and a half without freezing. However, once it does freeze, and it always does, if I just reboot the XBOX, and relogin to my XBL account, (and don't redelete the system update), it freezes very quickly, usually within five minutes. I have recorded all of this on the Gearbox site, have opened tickets with 2K, and tweeted Randy Pitchford. My guess is that they are avoiding admitting problems for legal reasons. They have been very uncommunicative, with the Community manager, ChrisF, posting in that thread a total of four, maybe five times. The thread keeps growing, and does not seem to have shrunk since they supposedly released a patch that would fix the Autosave freezing. As anyone can see, it has not fixed it, and it is possible that the freezing has gotten worse.

Any help in getting other video game reviewers/watchdogs to unveil this would be appreciated.


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Comment #90 by l Dragonzord l
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 09:43:30 PM
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i had the freezeing problem which i countered by putting on a memory stick loading it, removing it and then putting it back in and chooseing storage device in the pause menu, i then encounted the black loading screen after downloading the patch to stop it from freezeing :s was not pleased. i tried redownloading my profile and the patch to no avail. i then moved all data onto my 2GB memory stick (Apart from Pirates DLC) and downloaded the patch WORKED! then i moved everything onto my harddrive again and its been fine ever since. maybe i was the lucky one.

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Comment #91 by BillApocGreen
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 07:22:17 PM
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Quite literally I am having the same exact issue with the same exact downloads at the same exact spot.

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Comment #92 by SpinalSynopsis
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 10:27:00 AM
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Mine freezes when the "Gearbox" logo appears before the start menu. This is retarded that a game like this would have such an awful bug in it pisses me off to no end.

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Comment #93 by Scabz
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 11:32:24 PM
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hey i have this same prob. checked the forums checked other sites and even deleted everything to see if i can get it to deal it is nov 26 and i still cant play my game. i love it it was perfectly fine for me but you know i got cod black ops 2 and assasins creed 3 to hold me over still so borderlands very unfortunately will collect dust till someone trys to help everyone that is havin this prob.

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Comment #94 by WeedMaster
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 03:16:25 AM
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Same here its gotten so bad I cant even play past loading screens I dont think 2k is going to fix this anytime soon what I'm really pissed off about is I got the first 2 DLC and Mecro ugg.

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US September 18, 2012
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