Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed first person role playing shooter Borderlands created by Gearbox Software for Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

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Is the Tech Pool still present in Borderlands 2?

One of the hardest to grasp aspects of Borderlands 1 was the Tech pool. It was a pool of points that elemental "procs" cost. Confusingly this gameplay feature was never directly referred to in the ...
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How do I use elemental effects in Borderlands 2?

As a Siren and Elemental Gun user I'd like to know exactly when to use each type of elemental effect. What are the elements in Borderlands 2? What damage bonuses does each have? When should I use ...
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My character has trouble running, he can only walk

For some reason every time I try to run by using the Shift key (and W) for example, my character just stops moving. I can't get him to run while walking by pressing the Shift key after the W key is ...
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Do Sirens get any bonus out of Explosive weapons?

Sirens get bonus Elemental Effect chance but Explosive weapons appear to ignore "chance" and always deal explosive damage. None of the Siren's skills appear to (directly) effect explosives. Is there ...
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Using Catch-A-Ride customization item doesn't unlock the vehicle skin?

I'm having a problem with unlocking the Catch-A-Ride skins. Iv'e found a decent amount of Catch-A-Ride customization items and used them from my inventory. However when I get to CAR Station I can't ...
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What achievements/challenges are missable?

I found (annoyingly) that the "Up High, Down Low" challenge for giving Claptrap a high-five is one time only. Before I miss any one-chance challenges later in the game, what other ...
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How is “Bonus Slag damage” calculated for Slag-Licked?

I noticed I was gaining progress toward Slag Licked while using a Slag SMG: Slag-Licked: Deal some bonus damage to the slagged enemies (5000). Slag does bonus damage to enemies when hit by other ...
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What is “Roid damage”?

I got a shield which noticed "increased roid damage" as a stat. What exactly is "roid damage"? I assume it's melee attacks (steroids) but for all I know it's specific to some other classes' ability.
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Is there a reason I'd want to disable my Badass stat bonuses?

As I've been playing I've been spending my Badass tokens on various upgrades, giving me a small and mostly unnoticeable boost (so far) to things like reload rate, gun damage, fire rate, etc. Every ...
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What do the “red text” properties on weapons mean?

I've found two weapons so far that have some red text in the properties box. One was a revolver that said "I am free now". Another was a sniper rifle that said "I can see my house from here." I ...
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Do weapon stats include bonuses from skills, class mods, etc?

It seems that weapon bonuses that are on the weapon itself are accounted for in the weapon's stats, but are bonuses for skills, class mods, badass bonuses, etc? If not, is there any way I can see ...
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Is it possible to block the Borderlands 2 executables with firewall and play it coop with a friend on Evolve at the same time?

Is it possible to block the BL2 executables with firewall and play it coop with a friend on Evolve at the same time?
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How does Axton's Gemini skill (two turrets) affect the recharge from retrieving turrets?

Can I use the extra turret to recharge the skill quicker (or instantly)? Does the extra turret split the recharge so that I'd have to retrieve both turrets for the same amount of recharge as one ...
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Is “+% chance” additive or multiplicative?

For items and Badass Tokens that boost things like Elemental Effect Rate (which is a % itself), is the added percent applied multiplicatively or additively? For example, the Siren's skill that adds ...
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How do you use health items in Borderlands 2?

I played Borderlands 1, but it's been a long time. I've searched through the menus, and I can't see how I use any of the red health items. I know I must have some, because when I approach new ones ...
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What affects Axton's Turret's damage?

I'm playing the Commando, Axton, in Borderlands 2, and I'm building my character with heavy emphasis on the turret by using my skill points on upgrading the turret's damage, duration, and cooldown ...
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There are four promotional unlocks in Borderlands 2. What are they?

The title pretty much says it all. There is a hack going around to unlock all four of the promotional unlocks. I was wondering what exactly they are? For example, in my game UnlockId=2 is set.
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“Give It a Whirl” challenge, and “knocking” enemies

The "Give It a Whirl" Bloodshot Stronghold challenge states: Kill an enemy by knocking him into the whirlpool. My melee only slashes—how can I knock an enemy?
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Where is the secret “Minecraft” area in Borderlands 2?

I heard there is a hidden/secret Minecraft-themed level of Borderlands 2. Where is it, what do I have to do to reach it, and what's the benefit from going there? Is it just an Easter egg or is it ...
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Fast leveling and easy experience farming

What is the sweet spot for experience gain? Is it more effective to fight the highest level enemies I can find, or am I penalized for being out of my depth? Are certain areas of the game better/best ...
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What do Golden Keys do, and how do they work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Golden Chest? A pop-up says I have a golden key. Do they only work with the chest near the fast-travel station in Sanctuary? What kinds of weapons/items ...
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Is cross platform multiplayer possible?

As Borderlands 2 has been released on multiple platforms, would it be possible for me to play Borderlands 2 on PC with a friend that is playing on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 or is it only possible to ...
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How does mission progress work in multiplayer?

In the first Borderlands, I got quite frustrated with the confusing affects multiplayer had on my character in singleplayer. Many times, someone in my party got a message saying they were ineligible ...
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What is the Golden Chest?

I found a Golden Chest in Sanctuary. It says it costs one Golden Key to open it. Should I open this chest? What's in it?
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Why can't I loot Dr. Mercy's body?

I was doing the Medical Mystery quest from Dr. Zed to investigate a new type of weapon being used, and it involved finding, killing and then looting Dr. Mercy. However, when I get to the part where ...
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How does Resurgence work?

The Assassin/Zero's Resurgence skill restores health with melee kills depending on his own health. How do the health benefits scale with your health? What constitutes "low health" for the purposes of ...
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How does Critical Ascension work?

The Assassin/Zero's Critical Ascensi0n skill stacks bonuses from Sniper Critical Hits. The stacks slowly decay, but over how much time? How can I check how many stacks I have? How can I tell if it's ...
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How long do elemental damage effects last?

Elemental damage effects (e.g., explosive, shock/electrocute, corrosive/poison, incendiary/fire/burn, slag) usually come in a "Dmg/Sec" format. Do these effects have a standard length once triggered? ...
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How did I get the “What does it mean?” achievement?

I was in The Highlands and just got the "What does it mean?" achievement. Followed by Handsome Jack hilariously reenacting the popular "Double Rainbow" viral video in a monologue. I have NO idea what ...
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FPS Capping, regardless of setting in Options

So I have a pretty good PC. I'm getting a smooth 60 FPS in most places, at highest settings, and I have the FPS setting in Options set to cap at 60. However, the game is frequently setting the FPS ...
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How can I respec my badass rank bonus stats?

So the bonus stats you get for your badass rank is shared and accumulated amongst all your characters. So each character has their own level and stats while your badass rank is like your level (as a ...
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Should I use the Borderlands 2 Premier Club codes before Gaige's release? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my preorder bonuses? I recently pre-ordered Borderlands 2 for the PS3 but don't fully understand the code system. So when I punch in my premier club code ...
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What kinds of things can I win by gambling?

What kinds of things can I win by playing the slots in Moxxi's and what combinations payout?
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What does the “Mastering X-Y” status mean for Borderlands 2?

When viewing your online friends' statuses, you'll see something like below: Level 10 Assassin Mastering 1-7 What does the "Mastering 1-7" mean?
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How to take screenshots in Borderlands 2 without third-party software?

Is there a way to take a screenshot in Borderlands 2 with a certain shortcut (so i don't have to use third-party software) ?
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How is ammo shared when playing co-op?

From the question How does auto-pickup work?, we know that ammo is shared between players in co-op. How does this sharing work? Does each player get the full amount of ammo, or is it divided between ...
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How does the day/night cycle work?

There are badass ranks for killing enemies both at night and during the day.Time also seems to progress while fast traveling. How is the amount of time determined? How long is one in game day/night? ...
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What ports do I need open to host a game?

It seems that occasionally my friends and I have issues connecting with each other. I'm assuming this is a firewall/router issue, although it could be something else. Under Network Settings in the ...
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What does it mean when the borderlands symbol flashes on my screen?

Occasionally when playing, I see the symbol below appear. It usually flashes for a moment and then disappears. What does it mean?
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How do Moxxi's slot prices increase?

I've noticed that the price of slots increases as the game goes on. Is this because of my pile of money, my character level, or my game progress? How much does it scale or increment for each bump?
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Giving Claptrap a high five

How do I give Claptrap a high five for the "Up High, Down Low" achievement? I found Claptrap in Sanctuary after Roland's house and it had a "high five" dialogue option after I finished its mission, ...
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How does loot from containers work?

I've seen a couple of different weapon chests. Two from the original game, one that looks like a car trunk, etc. Do any of these containers have an higher chance of containing higher level items? Do ...
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How exactly does Elemental Resist work?

Having a bunch of Fire weapons in Frostburn Canyon has made me notice sometimes my fire weapons (even a high powered sniper rifle) deal absolutely no damage or extremely low damage (3-4 points) on ...
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Does accuracy affect in-hand weapon sway or just how accurate bullets are?

I've noticed there's two major factors that affect my accuracy; random spread of bullets after the leave the barrel, and the character physically swaying their weapon. Some weapons (notably SMGs) sway ...
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How does auto-pickup work?

The feature that auto-picks up money and ammo is neat, but seems very inconsistent; sometimes I auto-pick up money and ammo that I need, sometimes I have to manually pick items up. I'm talking about ...
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What does the 'Secondary Use' key do?

I'm rebinding melee and skill power activation to keys closer to the WASD keys to make them more accessible. I was going to rebind Q, but by default it is set to "Secondary Use". The only use of ...
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How do I open the Dahl chest in Sanctuary?

In the house with Tannis and the Safe in Sanctuary (the Crimson Raider hideout) there's a red Dahl branded chest behind a gate. There's a green-lit switch to the left of the door but pulling it ...
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How can I identify Eridian/E-tech style weapons

I've found a few E-Tech weapons but my buddies and I weren't 100% sure how to identify them at a glance. The things I've noticed is that all the E-tech guns I've seen use more than one bullet, have ...
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Where are the corrosive weapons at?

I'm a Siren and I'm getting almost nothing but Fire elemental guns; about 90% of guns have been fire, most of the rest Explosive and a scare few Shock. Are the elemental varieties more common at ...
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When do shops change inventory?

Do I have to wait a certain amount of time before the shops get new stock or is it something as simple as changing zones?