Borderlands 2
Big Borderlands 2 Badass Rank Patch Now Live
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Gearbox Software has revealed a massive patch for Borderlands 2 that's gone live today, fixing among other things, the Badass Rank reset glitch, that took away some players' hard-earned Badass Tokens.

The developer instructs anyone affected by the Badass Rank reset bug to load their game as normal upon downloading the patch, before saving and quitting. You'll need to repeat this process for any of your characters that have been hit by the Badass Rank reset.

You can grab the enormous patch for Borderlands 2 now, which fixes a range of other issues as well as the Badass Rank stuff. Check out the complete patch notes below, courtesy of the Gearbox Forums:


  • Modified profile behavior to better protect Badass Rank and related data.
  • Added functionality to detect and restore Badass Rank in the event it was lost. To ensure you are credited for as much progress as possible, please load your character, select "Continue" on the Main Menu, and then "Save and Quit" after you enter the world. Repeat this process for each character in your character list.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to sometimes crash or freeze after killing Master Gee in the Captain Scarlett DLC.
  • Added a confirmation dialog when opening the Golden Chest in Sanctuary.
  • Fixed a bug causing players to sometimes get stuck zoomed in when in "Fight For Your Life" mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause skill points to be reset when loading a character.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause weapons to not stop firing when the "Gunzerking Autoswitch" option was enabled.
  • Fixed the Mechromancer's Anarchy skill sometimes losing stacks incorrectly for multiplayer clients.
  • Fixed some cases where enemies were getting stuck and unable to move.
  • “Inverted reverse steering" option now works correctly for clients in a multiplayer game.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the trade icon to get stuck on the screen.
  • Fixed a bug where a splitscreen player would sometimes not receive the appropriate default weapon when creating a new character.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the message "processing vehicle change request" to get stuck on the screen.


  • Fixed a bug that could cause enemies and missions to be locked to an incorrect level.
  • Fixed issues with the following missions that could cause players to get stuck or not be able to complete them:
    • Plan B
    • Wildlife Preservation
    • Mighty Morphin
    • Fink's Slaughterhouse
    • Animal Rescue: Food
    • The Man Who Would Be Jack
    • Get To Know Jack
    • Where Angels Fear to Tread
    • Trailer Trashing
    • Clan War: First Place
    • Stalker of Stalkers
    • The Once and Future Slab
    • Home Movies
    • Shielded Favors
    • You Are Cordially Invited: Tea Party
    • (Captain Scarlett) Freedom of Speech
  • Fixed a bug where the player's active mission would sometimes fall back to main-game missions when completing other missions in DLC areas.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause mission waypoints to not display in DLC areas.
  • Reduced level of Captain Scarlett and Mr. Torgue DLC raid bosses in Normal Mode.
  • Captain Scarlett and Mr. Torgue DLC raid bosses no longer drop Seraph crystals in Normal Mode.
  • Fixed a bug where Master Gee (Captain Scarlett DLC) would sometimes not drop any items when killed.
  • Increased the health of Terramorphous, Willhelm, and Blue.
  • Addressed an infinite leveling exploit with Fleshstick.


  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to lose mission rewards that they had not claimed when switching between Normal mode and True Vault Hunter mode.
  • Fixed a bug causing the item-of-the-day not displaying "sold out" sometimes when opening a vending machine where the item had already been purchased.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause non-droppable inventory to be lost when trying to equip it from the world.
  • Fixed the player's backpack sort setting not persisting.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players' backpacks to display empty under rare circumstances when trading.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the critical hit bonus to inconsistently be included on the item card of weapons that modify this stat like Miss Moxxi's Bad Touch.
  • Fixed bug causing Tediore reloads to get Amplify shield damage bonuses for each round remaining in the clip.
  • Fixed an exploit giving the player unlimited grenades by picking up a specific grenade mod.
  • Fixed customization items getting sorted as "ammo" in the inventory.
  • Amplify damage from Amplify Shields is now divided among all projectiles fired from a single shot.
  • Balance adjustments to "The Bee":
    • Increased Recharge Delay
    • Significantly increased Recharge Rate
    • Reduced Amplify damage
  • Additional miscellaneous balance tweaks.


  • Added "(undiscovered)" entries to the challenge log for challenges that the player has not yet found.
  • Fixed challenges showing inaccurate completion amounts for area-specific challenges.
  • Players can now 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. This option will appear as a tooltip at the bottom of the “challenges” screen within the status menu if the player has met the criteria.

[Thanks, Colin]


User Comments

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Comment #1 by Suplemental
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:02:38 PM
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Gnna play me some Borderlands 2 methinks feel like it's been left out :'(

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Comment #2 by TheGoldenReaper
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:09:47 PM
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Shenanigans are still to be had since the invincibility glitch wasn't fixed.

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Comment #3 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:12:26 PM
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Damn, they screwed the Bee!

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Comment #4 by Zacry072
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:16:15 PM
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Damn! A lot of much needed fixes...and some unneeded ones.

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Comment #5 by PhoenixTemplar
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:16:49 PM
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Loved the first Borderlands, and I'm positive ill enjoy this one when the GOTY edition comes out.

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Comment #6 by CKWPORT
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:22:38 PM
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Not looking good for the freezing fix. Will try mine when I get home, hopefully this patch lets me play again.

Fingers crossed, but not getting my hopes up.

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Comment #7 by Snowed
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:25:02 PM
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I was waiting on the Badass Rank patch to start the game. I will do so soon.

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Comment #8 by tripleb2k
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:28:12 PM
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Nerfed the Bee? Well Solo players are now screwed against special Bosses.

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Comment #9 by daardu
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:30:32 PM
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I didn't have any of the issues but I'm glad they were resolved for my peers.

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Comment #10 by StrikeAnywhereX
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:34:28 PM
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Hmm.. Fixed Fleshstick and Nerfed the Bee. Oh well, less exploitation is surely a good thing. Right?

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Comment #11 by strawberry
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:41:35 PM
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Comment #12 by ZLU CORONA
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:44:05 PM
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olé update cowboy!

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Comment #13 by I CR0W I
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:53:08 PM
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I'm glad it was eventually resolved. Unfortunately, it's a little too late for us. Perhaps next time 2K.

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Comment #14 by fuelstaind
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:54:56 PM
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How the hell am I supposed to be able to get crystals now? Normal is how i like to play solo and the raid bosses were hard enough on normal with a group.

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Comment #15 by Slim Shady
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:08:30 PM
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It's about god damn time!!!!! I haven't played this game since launch because of the BA glitch. Now I can play again and possibly buy the dlc when it goes on sale for Xmas. Wonder what took gear box sooooooo long to fix this? I was about to boycott gearbox.

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Comment #16 by Slim Shady
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:10:08 PM
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Sorry for the double post but how do I get my gamer tag to show up when I post???? Ever since I changed it, now it doesn't show up.

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Comment #17 by Cirative
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:18:16 PM
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@#15 Boycott Gearbox? They're only known for Borderlands and the epic fail that was Duke Nukem Forever.

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Comment #18 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:22:39 PM
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@17, Brothers in Arms also.

OT: I'm glad they fixed it but I didn't get back lost badass ranks, I guess I should just start Axton over? Or is he worthless now that Gaige is out?

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Comment #19 by IXISHADOW
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:23:31 PM
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Wow some really lame changes in this update.

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Comment #20 by InfiniteRefrain
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:33:10 PM
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Has anyone copied their saves to see if they nerfed the already acquired Bee shields?

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Comment #21 by color82
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:34:10 PM
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Reset feature is nice!

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Comment #22 by BlackEyedAngel
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:46:16 PM
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Freezing issue sorted?

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Comment #23 by Neomalysys
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:48:00 PM
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How to fix a game. Fix the shit that's broke. But don't fix weapons and other items if that will decrease their abilities.

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Comment #24 by Exdeath
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:48:09 PM
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@20 Yeah I was thinking the same thing, hopefully they didn't nerf the bee's the people already have.

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Comment #25 by ViNyLek
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:49:08 PM
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Cool, I guess. Hopefully it won't introduce a plethora of a whole new glitches, since we all know how these fixes go lately.. I was lucky as I have yet to encounter a single glitch, so let's hipe this patch does not change that...

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Comment #26 by HalfEVILmonkey
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 03:49:06 PM
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Glad to see this for my buddy who had over 42000 badass points.

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Comment #27 by Leynat
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 04:05:02 PM
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Still waiting for them to increase the drop rates of heads.

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Comment #28 by Dead Giveaway
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 04:07:27 PM
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Not a big fan of the "fixed a bug" lists some games put out.
I mean, it's nice that things are being fixed, even if I never experienced it, just in case.
But I rather read a list of improvements to gameplay or more features. Like having the Challenges easier to navigate & sort. Simple stuff that I WILL notice.

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Comment #29 by Annihil88torr
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 04:25:08 PM
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Does this mean the Bee is useless

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Comment #30 by deluxnugs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 04:50:23 PM
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@ 29 no its not useless. example i could kill terramorphous in 5 second with my gunzeker now it takes about 30 seconds.

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Comment #31 by STB Bodam
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 05:15:43 PM
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Yay! Still one of the best games to come out this year besides Max Payne 3, Hitman and Dishonored.

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Comment #32 by Krisko Disko
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 05:40:31 PM
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Can't believe some people are bitching about this patch. Gearbox noticed their mistakes, and did everything they could to fix them. The fact that they don't cater to your every whim is not a reason to bitch, so suck it up. They made a goddamn incredible game and instead of praising them for it, you're moaning about the minutia of some tiny issues. Jesus Christ, the internet is basically a giant bathroom wall.

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Comment #33 by Looter1
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 06:03:25 PM
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It also didn't seem to fix my lost badass ranks across the 2 characters that lost them, nor did I get my lost golden keys back... So I guess that's another FAIL.

@18 Gaige rocks, started as an assassin, but made a mecro once I lost all my badass ranks with my assassin and my gunzerker; (which kinda made me not want to play those 2 anyhow) but haven't even really felt like playing any of the others since she's so much fun, in both solo and co-op. Anarchy rocks with a shotgun and a few points in the richochet skill from the 1st skill tree!

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Comment #34 by deluxnugs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 07:07:47 PM
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@33 your bad as rank and stats are persistant across all of your characters.

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Comment #35 by Belmont360
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 08:38:13 PM
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Gearbox only developed 15% of Duke Nukem Forever (the water area in end). The game was mostly developed by 3D realm and it took them 12 years before they had financial trouble and Gearbox taking over afterward.

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Comment #36 by kingkongkyle
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 09:00:58 PM
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so i can get my badass rank back?

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Comment #37 by CyRu5 7h3 ViRu5
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:07:37 PM
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This is so stupid balancing out the game. Why in the world would u wanna tone down The Bee shield? What happened did the AI phone up Gearbox and yell out them about it just freaking stupid I don't think I will play this game ever again!!!!!! Gearbox, Randy Pitchford thumbs down on this plz don't fall in line like all the other gaming industries if u got a game that isn't broke don't try 2 fix it. I understand there is somethings that needed fixing but by freaking balance out a shield or gun on a game that has no multiplayer just freakings stupid!!!!!

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Comment #38 by an7man
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:51:55 PM
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That doesn't bring all my Heads and Skins back.... Well at least My Badass Rank is back.

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Comment #39 by Black Master
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 11:55:59 PM
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@36, yes, just follow the instructions on top.

I loved how random was Borderlands 1, but now I feel im in RO, farming a boss over and over for an specific item... sad.

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Comment #40 by Assapopulas
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:33:27 AM
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I like how you said Duke Nukem Forever was an epic fail and your picture is from Duke Nukem Forever lol

I'm not disagreeing with you or anything. Cause it was terrible. Just thought that was funny.

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Comment #41 by HVAC Techie
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 02:14:37 AM
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1- They wanted to tone it down because it was NEVER INTENDED for it to be that powerful. If it had shipped as powerful as it is now, there'd be no complaints.
2- The game has co-op. Do you know how often I'd try to play casual co-op with randoms and just have them kill the boss in under 10 seconds, grab the loot, and go? It wasn't bossing anymore, it was give-the-guy-with-the-OP-stuff-all-the-loot.
3- If a change made to one item in the game stops you from playing that game, then you need to stop gaming. Seriously.

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Comment #42 by JT Gregory
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 02:37:34 AM
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how bout making jimmy jenkins appear more often?

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Comment #43 by Croc 494
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 04:05:20 AM
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Great now I will never get Pete the invincible done, considering how they made stuff level to you and how powerful all the dlc enemies are the bee was barely cutting it anymore so them nerfing it just makes things impossible. nerf nerf

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Comment #44 by dixie123
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 04:31:56 AM
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5200 badass rank and 2 golden keys before update 13500 badass rank and 13 golden key
ys after update now that is badass

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Comment #45 by Croc 494
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 04:58:45 AM
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And they didn't even give me 5 seconds to do that impossible race that I have to do 4 times and can't even do it once, bastards if I wanted to race then god damn it I would buy a racing game

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Comment #46 by Croc 494
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 06:11:19 AM
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Also didn't fix the rat bastards who steal, millions and millions off you and when you kill them they don't drop it. Fucking gay 21 million it stole and didn't drop when I killed it. this fucking game is a joke

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Comment #47 by Yo menus1
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 06:17:23 AM
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Nooooo not the Bee... As i'm the only hardcore fan of borderlands amongst my friends,the bee was the only thing giving me a fair chance at the bosses... No way in hell will i be able to take down vermivorous alone now...

Well at least i can get back to this great game without the fear of my bad ass rank leaving me :)

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Comment #48 by ch33zy
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 10:30:59 AM
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Is something missing from Here....

It doesn't say on here that they dropped the level of the Raid bosses on play through 1 as well.

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Comment #49 by Mobius Evalon
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:12:27 PM
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I use the Bee with Zero and a Vladof sniper rifle or Jakobs pistol, so my x5 ADS bonus + 52k Bee shield amp bonus is completely unaffected. I can see why they divide the bonus between all projectiles now which makes the Conference Call+Bee combination useless, but this brings me to my point: there is no such thing as an overpowered setup in a single player game. Co-op hosts taking issue with it should just kick people out if they don't want them using it. If your friend was one-shotting everything with his Conference Call+Bee shield, then tell him to quit using the damn thing.

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Comment #50 by CallENWake17
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 05:10:28 PM
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@49: My Bee is different to mine before the update...shield value, recharge rate, recharge delay and amp damage, all is lower..
a lvl 46: 13k shield -> 10k, amp damage ~36k-> ~23k
also split up between multiple shots...therefore get weapons with higher fire rates and no multiple shots...I would like to test the Slagga now..

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Comment #51 by Looter1
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 08:42:11 AM
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@44 if only, I got nothing back despite having lost all my skins/heads/keys and BA ranks from 2 characters (I created a 3rd char after losing it all cos I felt starting anew was less painful than playing on with broekn characters), yet when I played co-op today with my housemates, bOTH of them had 10 keys and 40 badass tokens given to them after downloading the patch - yet they hadn't lost ANYTHING to the glitch, I was the only one in the house that lost things and now I've been fucked over a SECOND time by a gearbox patch!!! WTF!!!

It's things like this that put you off ever wanting to buy something from a company ever again... 1 giant fuckyou to gearbox and Randy coming from this massively dissatisfied customer!!!

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Comment #52 by Catwoman
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 07:08:23 AM
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Now there is no description, for the undiscovered missions, so i can't look what I would to do to activate them/complete them. I don't find that helpful at all. I'm kind of boreed of this game now, but i'll still play the dlc, even though everything in this game is depends on your character level, so i can't complete some challanges/missions, because i'm still onlt lvl 37. It took my forever to get to this lvl, it's gonna be a slow crawl to get to lvl 50.

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Comment #53 by DannyBeaver07
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 02:56:48 PM
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#52. Have you tried playing the game on True vault hunter mode? your level should max out rather quickly, i was playing with my son and noticed his level jump from 30 to 46 in maybe an afternoon at most.

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