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Occasionally when playing, I see the symbol below appear. It usually flashes for a moment and then disappears.

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What does it mean?

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Ah yes, the freehand circle - faithful friend of the Arqade user. – Brysonic Sep 19 '12 at 20:03
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It's the autosave icon; it indicates your game has been saved. There's a screen that explains that either when the game starts up or as one of the Loading Screen tips.

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It's a requirement for console certification, and although it's not a requirement on PC it's easier for Gearbox to leave it in rather than remove it. – Sadly Not Sep 19 '12 at 18:59
Figures. I kept searching around when I saw it, thinking it meant there was a vault symbol nearby or something :P – Sterno Sep 19 '12 at 19:11

I don't know about Borderlands 2 in specific as I don't have it, but in a great many other games that indicates an autosave going on in the background.

Normally you're given a warning when you start the game saying "don't turn off when this happens, it's bad".

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