Borderlands 2
Latest Borderlands 2 Update Hopes to End 'graveyard.sav' Virus
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Gearbox is to release a patch designed to fix the “graveyard.sav” virus afflicting some players.

The problem began when some players hacked save files to unlock a Hardcore Mode in the Xbox 360 version of the game. Unfortunately it resulted in a virus that lost save files that spread quickly through the community.

But thankfully, it looks like the issue will soon end. 

On the developer's support page, it says that yesterday’s Borderlands 2 update "Added security to prevent data loss tied to malicious violations of the Xbox Live Code of Conduct through an unsupported third-party program."

So we should be safe. Should. Let’s hope it solves the problem.


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Comment #1 by MuscularTea
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:36:49 AM
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I hope it does. I lost interest in the game hearing this when the dlc came out, knowing my game could be erased and more story right on the tail of me already spending a month playing the game kind of put me off it for a while. Hope to get back to it after I finish AC3.

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Comment #2 by SnakeDoctor2111
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:43:14 AM
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Will this fix the loss of Badass Rank? I went on the other day for the first time in a week or two only to find that had reset but the challenges were still complete. Nightmare!!!

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Comment #3 by popness
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:45:33 AM
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Yes, what about Badass Rank reset. I think this problem was occur before this virus.

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Comment #4 by sumthingchronic
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:46:47 AM
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Not experienced the issue but hope this fixes it for the people effected and in case it ever does happen to me

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Comment #5 by CKWPORT
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:54:05 AM
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Game is still freezing. I hope they fix that.

Loads of people on the gearbox support forums claiming this new update reset the bad ass ranks again.

Can't confirm this myself as the game won't boot past the unreal logo.

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Comment #6 by one84
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:57:26 AM
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#5: Link to the thread?

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Comment #7 by Feggans222
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:14:01 AM
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One of my mates had his badass rank reset just after he downloaded update. Mine was fine, but his went all the way back to zero. Might be a good idea to wait until they completely fix this to play online.

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Comment #8 by JuanPabloSmoker
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:26:57 AM
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Played it last night after the patch with no badass rank problems, nor have I experienced any freezing. Probably talked it up now though!

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Comment #9 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:33:07 AM
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Wonder what delightful new glitches this will birth.

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Comment #10 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:37:44 AM
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@6 Many threads.

Main ones here:

and here:

We've had a response from Gearbox saying they are aware and working on it. They have admitted they are being noncommital regarding the amount of data they can restore as they have not finished testing the code yet (which is fair enough I guess).

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Comment #11 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:39:44 AM
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For reference, it seems the badass rank glitch is caused if the loading of your game profile is interrupted - this will most commonly happen when you are logged out of live to install a patch whilst loading the game. This is why people are claiming the patches cause the problem.

It's not the patch itself, but the timing of the system kicking you out of live whilst the game tries to load your profile.

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Comment #12 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:47:52 AM
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Microsoft don't care about banning hackers, I came across a level 137 assassin, and added him just so that I could access his profile easily, I have reported him everyday for the last three weeks and still nothing.

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Comment #13 by Nami
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:52:17 AM
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Have they fixed the badass rank reset glitch?

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Comment #14 by I CR0W I
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:08:54 AM
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That's nothing. 4years ago I found an Xbox ambassador had hacked achievements on his list, I had undeniable proof (impossible timeframe on timestamps, impossible unlock order and posts made by a guy with the same name on 360 modding forums asking for help hacking his profile) and you know what?

He is still an Xbox ambassador to this day.

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Comment #15 by sxylou123
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:09:05 AM
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@ 12 Oh yes they do, I've been perma banned before for doing alot less.

I personaly wont be playing this untill I officialy hear that the badass/skins/keys glitch gets fixed.

I have friends who have lost everything because of the past patch and I still think its safer not to play untill everything is fixed, not just one thing! I still dont feel that my game is safe.

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Comment #16 by CraigChaotic
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:16:03 AM
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I down right refuse to play till my Basass rank is fixed. At this rate it'll end up in my ever growing pile of "Still to play" games, and just get replaced my Halo 4, Black Ops 2 and Hitman: Absolution.

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Comment #17 by mcookman
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:40:25 AM
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Got it the day it came out and haven't played for weeks, hope this works! Need to get back into it

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Comment #18 by pauly_27
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:18:14 AM
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You constantly reporting him is a waste of time. If anything, you would more likely come under suspicion for repeatedly reporting the same person.

It's annoying, but at the end of the day, does his Borderlands character really make much of a difference to you or your gameplaying experience?

Report, ignore and move on.

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Comment #19 by Darktower
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:41:14 AM
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badass rank bug hit me yesterday after d/ling the patch..It's really a kick in the teeth..They need to fix this damn issue!

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Comment #20 by NMANOZ
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:41:43 AM
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One guy had a level 500 character (plus others such as 400 and 200).

Personally i don't care since the game is co-op and not competitive online.

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Comment #21 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:41:54 AM
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Halo 4 is out. nothing else matters!

although i have and love this game too.

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Comment #22 by Vigor
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:42:25 AM
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nice game but their dlc is garbage as always

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Comment #23 by punkrockfox
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 08:04:09 AM
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It would be great to play this game again. I have put it on hold ever since I heard about the virus. Half way through the story and everything. They need to fix everything quickly.

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Comment #24 by Failboatz
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 08:10:55 AM
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Havent been able to play this game for weeks since it freezes after a few minutes of playing every time. Preordered this and bought the season pass too. No fucking news from Gearbox yet on the freezing issue. Infuriating, really.

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Comment #25 by Samigi
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 10:08:46 AM
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Hope they fix badass rank soon anyway...

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Comment #26 by Mad Man
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 10:35:35 AM
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All this happen because of Modders just couldn't simply just play the game like a normal person? Cheating bastards.

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Comment #27 by matt schwindt
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 10:35:53 AM
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the update just deleted everything in my status....

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Comment #28 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 10:37:08 AM
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Never encountered anyone with this, but then again I only play sporadically on the weekends with everything else going on...

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Comment #29 by j1ggs4w
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 10:42:00 AM
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This is good progress. A key thing to remember for all of you complaining out there, you need to make sure you report any problems over to the developers. Otherwise they will not be able to fix the problems. I think so many people are quick to get upset and complain, but they cannot solve any problems without the awareness. Keep it in mind.

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Comment #30 by Polygon Pirate
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 12:10:43 PM
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Yep, freezing for me as well. Gearbox are clueless on this freeze problem...


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Comment #31 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 01:25:48 PM
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My badass rank has been reset twice already. I'm currently waiting for a fix in fear of having it reset again, its seriously frustrating.

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Comment #32 by Snowed
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 01:40:48 PM
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I bought this game on release but didn't play it as I was finishing up Borderlands 1. I still haven't played because I don't want to be hit by any of these bugs. Hah.

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Comment #33 by olthof75
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 01:45:37 PM
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Shame this game is so broken......

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Comment #34 by Annihil88torr
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:33:01 PM
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I hope so, because I was avoiding playing and duping items for random players until they fixed this.

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Comment #35 by o D M C o
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:11:55 PM
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Borderlands games might have their bugs and glitches but you have to respect Gearbox for keeping the fans updated and working on patches, most devs lose interested as soon as the game is released. Like many others though I wont be playing this again until the bugs are fixed, losing progress is shit

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Comment #36 by Rums
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:55:28 PM
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@33: Not really, imo. I can't quite put my finger on it, but this game became stale fast compared to the first. Actully, I hate this game now, still love Gearbox though.

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Comment #37 by EvilPuggy
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 08:24:36 PM
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What a scary virus!! O__O

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Comment #38 by WEBHEAD 7
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 09:04:47 PM
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Haven't had any problems so far

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Comment #39 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 02:15:09 AM
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@36: That'll change when Aliens: Colonial Marines bores the shit out of everyone.

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Comment #40 by Suplemental
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 02:59:48 AM
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Easy way to it tbh is just not play online at all for those that are simply getting rid of the game all because of this :/ remember not always about the multiplayer!

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Comment #41 by anomalous views
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 04:31:41 PM
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yeah!... the update made my badass points reset....woooooo!! Thats number three for me

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Comment #42 by Ninja Sandman
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 11:36:26 PM
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So could you just deny the new update and still be fine? I have been very careful with this game and just started it last week. I havent played with anyone online and only do split screen with my wife. So I should just decline the update and play like I have been and I should be fine right?

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Comment #43 by lustpuppet
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 11:34:11 AM
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No badass issues for my after the update.

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Comment #44 by Gillanaut
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 09:41:50 AM
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The badass rank reset totally turned me off of BL2. Went back to the first game... Not going to play the second until these glitches are fixed...

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Comment #45 by zI ANDYCFC93 Iz
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 01:20:53 PM
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The update made my badass rank reset I hope they fix that soon

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US September 18, 2012
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