Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2's 'Gear Up' Event Extended, Following Technical Difficulties
Written Tuesday, January 15, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Over the weekend Gearbox ran a ‘Gear Up’ event for Borderlands 2, designed to lead up to this week’s release of Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC.

The event offered up a load of rare loot.

Unfortunately, however, some Xbox 360 users experienced problems downloading the patch that made the event possible, meaning that they could only join in for Gear Up’s last few hours.

To rectify the issue Gearbox has extended the event as it grapples with a technical issue. 

“We'll be extending today's Gear Up event due to the Compatibility Pack issues on Xbox 360 -- we'll share details once that's resolved,” said the developer on Twitter.

Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt will be available on Xbox Live today.


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Comment #1 by shooterking69
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 04:57:46 AM
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Yep compatibility pace is still broken.
I wanna get 3 vermi at once and kill them all :/

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Comment #2 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 04:58:34 AM
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This is the first I'm hearing of this event. How come no-one posted about it on this site last week?

Can someone explain how it works?

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Comment #3 by Andreas_loel
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 04:58:36 AM
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Wednesday? Wtf it said 15th last time i checked

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Comment #4 by CKWPORT
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:04:08 AM
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Think Hammerlock DLC is the 15th. Today.

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Comment #5 by SilvereX
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:06:34 AM
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What the hell is the 'Gear Up' event?

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Comment #6 by Burnout x360a
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:07:01 AM
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It is the 15th, just a article error I guess.

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Comment #7 by shooterking69
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:07:46 AM
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These events increase the drop of legendary weapons. Like a lot, like bullymongs are dropping orange weapons. But those were older events and the one yesterday was a huge increase in a rare varkid to transfer in to a super boss.

Hopes that explains it.

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Comment #8 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:07:56 AM
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Yeah man. It'll be up later today, not tomorrow. Corrected now, sorry about that.

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Comment #9 by SilvereX
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:11:04 AM
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@7 I haven't heard diddly-squat about this until just now.

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Comment #10 by DJSambob
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:14:11 AM
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The Hammerlock DLC is up now, I'm playing it as I type! As for the compatibility pack, yep, still broken.

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Comment #11 by olie3146
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 06:27:04 AM
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Another one here that new nothing about this 'event'

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Comment #12 by Croc 494
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 06:28:40 AM
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Still no Level cap and still only 3 very unimaginative achievements, Remind me again why I brought the season pass for this game

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Comment #13 by Mr Jinxed
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 06:41:23 AM
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I'm thinking the same thing, #12..

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Comment #14 by olie3146
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 06:42:07 AM
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@12 For the content... the story line.... the witty dialogue, I personally didn't buy the season pass for achievements, and the level cap doesn't really bother me, when they raise the cap (which they will) I'm sure the DLC that releases with it will be more than enough to meet the cap again.

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Comment #15 by Croc 494
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:06:45 AM
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@14 Yes but those things only go so far, I just feel that they are not even putting the effort into this game because they knew we would all buy it no matter what, giving them carte blanche to do what they like. None of the dlc's have been as long as the first ones were and whilst it was fair game that they leave the level cap to last on the first one, this one needed it at least as a second dlc if not even the first. I had 3 legit level 50's by the time scarlet's pirate booty came out, now 3 dlc's in they are all still level 50 and 1000's of exp is getting wasted, seriously we could be level 70 by now if they did a 10 cap increase each time. "Invincible's" are also tedious and unimaginative and they are just milking stuff that worked in the first game and driving it into the ground. They get harder, we stay they same and Gearbox nerf our gear, i'm trying to like this game still but it gets harder and harder with each new glitch and disappointing dlc.

Also who knew about this event even happening?

This is my site for gaming and no one posted it on here before the weekend, massive let down I would have actually played it had I known

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Comment #16 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:17:26 AM
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The Gear Up event was to promote the new dlc aariving. On Friday it was far easier to fine rare grenade mods, Saturday it was easier to get rare Snipers, and Sunday was that Vermi was far easier to spawn in T.V.H.M when playing with a partner, and he had a far higher drop rate of the Norfleet. Gearbox have extended the Vermi event for tonight aswell I gather to make up for the patch problems.

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Comment #17 by smeckie
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:25:32 AM
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Until the compatibility pack gets re-released for Xbox the "Gear Up" event won't matter, because you need 2 or more players for it to take effect.

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Comment #18 by manzillo11
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 07:36:52 AM
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still cant get the compatibility pack to work, im glad im not the only one, i was dying to play the new dlc online today, guess not

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Comment #19 by I X I Shock I
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 08:16:19 AM
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It was all over twitter about the Gear Up event.


That's because THEY aren't putting the effort in, all the DLC so far was outsourced. As for length, I feel both Torgue and Scarlett have been the same length of the BL DLC, minus Knox. They did classify that one as an expansion instead of an add on.

@ 16

Wasn't it shotguns on Friday, then grenades, snipers, and finally varkids?

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Comment #20 by DangerousREECE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 08:43:11 AM
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@15 Good form sir!
i agree with everything you just said .... why werent any details about this released?

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Comment #21 by Jtpearl
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 09:13:11 AM
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@19- I choose to get my gaming news off of sites such as this, not twitter. I do feel let down nothing at all was said on this site about this until it was too late.

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Comment #22 by RDWatson16
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 09:13:55 AM
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first im hearing of this and i havent been on BL2 since the campaign of carnage as that was way too much like the underdome from number 1 for me

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Comment #23 by UltimateAuron32
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:21:45 AM
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@ 22: then you have no one to blame but yourself. if you don't play a game of course you wont know about events associated with said game.

@ EVERYONE ELSE: yeah checking twitter/facebook daily is a bit annoying, but i'd bet money 99% of you people use those social networking sites anyway, not to mention its PLASTERED on the pause screen... LEARN TO READ PEOPLE!!

and yeah the, Compatibility Pack should be renamed Incompatibility Pack, cos it's STILL not working...

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Comment #24 by UltimateAuron32
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 12:14:35 PM
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Apparently its fixed now, its got past the 1% 0% loop it was in earlier and is nicely moving along.

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Comment #25 by xRelentlessx
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 01:32:00 PM
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#23, I don't use Facebook or Twitter so I rely on sites like this one for my gaming news, and with me being without internet for the last month because I moved house I couldn't get on xbox live anyway lol

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Comment #26 by I X I Shock I
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 02:28:52 PM
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I understand, and to be honest I'm surprised no one decided to post news of this in the BL2 forums.. Or maybe someone did, I haven't checked. I didn't even decide to go on to check these events out, but from what I've heard you didn't miss much. The drops still weren't decent enough to waste time on.

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Comment #27 by Templar Baggins
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 03:07:13 PM
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I stopped caring about this game months ago

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Comment #28 by Digidax
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 01:53:28 AM
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Well Templar Baggins you cared enough to read the article and make a comment you douchebag

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