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 player) and your the stats you gain are given to all your characters.

This is great and I love the idea but I accidentally used up one of my badass tokens on a stat I didn't want.

Is it possible to respec my badass rank bonus points so I can use my badass tokens on abilities that I do want? How can I do it?

Just to be clear, I don't necessarily want to be able to use all my tokens on one single stat, I just want to be refunded all my tokens so I can start building up my stats again. And that includes being limited to choosing 1 of 5 (random?) stats per token.

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    There are lots of ways to earn more easily. Create a new character and do the challenges again. Or new character and try trading (just going to the trading menu, don't have to actually trade) 50 times with someone. Then buy ranks, delete character, create new one, repeat. You shouldn't need to respec. See venturebeat.com/2012/09/17/… for a guide for similar tricks.
    – Mufasa
    Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 13:45
  • fwiw, my badass ranks got deallocated when I purchased the mechromancer pack, this is probably a 1 time thing though.
    – l I
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 0:09

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The answer is NO, you can't. There is no feature to reset them.

Also i did check and it seems those stats are stored on remote servers and not your local machine, so we can't just tweak a file either. (As best as i could find.)

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    I don't see why there's any need to do so at all. You can gain an endless number of Badass Ranks/Tokens, and none of the stats you can choose are negative, so why bother? Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 8:06
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    @RilgonArcsinh: Well at lower ranks you can earn tokens at lower rates than you can at higher ranks. So the stat I could have had after earning 200 badass points will cost 50000 badass points for example. Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 14:11
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    @Draken I have Borderlands 2 blocked by my firewall for... various reasons, and still have badass ranks and bonuses show up. This means there is at least a local copy, and possibly they aren't stored elsewhere at all.
    – Fambida
    Commented Sep 22, 2012 at 9:02
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    They aren't stored online. They're stored in profile.bin(on the PC, anyways). Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 5:40
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    "it seems those stats are stored on remote servers and not your local machine" Anyone got a source corroborating this? Commented May 26, 2013 at 4:46

I emailed Gearbox support with the same question outlining the issues and they responded within 3 hours and reset all badass points. Super easy and no hassles. Good luck!

(My previous post was deleted, but I wanted to respond with a new and improved answer.)

  • The question is asking how to respec their current Badass ranks. Not reset them back to zero, and have to re-earn all of them.
    – Frank
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 21:30
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    Mine were not deleted, they were unapplied now I can apply them where I want. They cycle through with the least used at the top, so it's tricky, but it works. The bars that show your progress with each challenge remain the same though. (This was for PC version)
    – Annika
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 23:24
  • Yuck, so we have to go through gearbox just to reset the stats? That sucks. Though they really can change anything about the game or its settings so I can't really accept this as an answer. So if I really wanted to repsec, I'd contact support. Otherwise it's not possible through normal means. Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 23:38

Actually the bonus stats are saved locally in your profile.bin file, well for PC at least. If you delete that it will remove all your points etc. I can't find anything on the game about the player that is stored on a server. There is no way though to modify the file at the moment.

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    I'd be more afraid of losing other progress that is saved in that file. While it may store the bonus stats there, it may hold other important things (such as bank inventory) that I wouldn't want to just toss away. Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 3:32
  • I fear the information in this file is synced with the cloud.
    – DrFish
    Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 5:48
  • I've deleted the profile.bin then selected my lvl.6 character and reloaded the latest save, now I have no bonus stats at all and 10 badass tokens.
    – user39417
    Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 21:00
  • Deleting your profile.bin would also reset your golden keys. Only do this if you either have no golden keys or are willing to cheat them back in.
    – user55249
    Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 1:39

There is no way to respec badass stats within the game itself.

Badass stats, golden keys, and skins are stored in profile.bin, located in

C:\Users\[PC user name]\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\SaveData\7656119[Steam ID].

The "Borderlands 2 - Profile Editor" lets one modify these data.

Borderlands 2 - Profile Editor screenshot

I have used it myself and confirm its functionality. Here are results for virus checks of the two files: Borderlands 2 - Profile Editor.exe and LZO.dll.


I'm not sure what you want to accomplish would be possible, regardless of whether you could reset your badass rank.

The stat choices appear to be randomly selected with a weight toward the stats that have lower bonuses, so eventually you'll wind up with a list of nothing but "bad" stats, forcing you to choose one.

  • If however, you prioritise a 'top 10' of stats that you will spend on at least one of them must show up for every Badass Token
    – Robotnik
    Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 5:53

To add to what others have put:

The 5 badass rank choices will almost always be your 5 lowest ranks. so you can only pick 4 you don't want to upgrade and the others will upgrade (roughly) equally


Max health 0%, Shield capacity 0%, Shield recharge delay 0%, Shield recharge rate 0%, Everything else 2.2%

You will (nearly) always get to choose from. Max health, Shield capacity, Shield recharge delay, Shield recharge rate, and one random bonus from the rest.

  • Nope, it's random. This is just selection bias on your part. It just looks like the RNG is picking your low stats.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 15:25
  • @MBraedley : it's possible that there's some biasing towards the low levels ... as I think I've only ever taken the melee damage one once, and the last 3 or 4 times I've leveled it up, it's been in there multiple times (3 of the 5 choices, always the bottom three choices. I'm not sure what my badass rank is, but I have around 12-13% bonuses in everything except melee (which us under 2%)
    – Joe
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 17:27
  • @Joe Then proof supporting the claim is required.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 17:44
  • @MBraedley : that's not how evidence works ... I can provide proof that it's not your 5 lowest ranks, as I have one appear three times, so it's more like my 3 three lowest ... and I really do believe that it's being handled differently now. (I don't know when it started ... I had taken some time off from playing, and was playing ~2 weeks ago when all of this happened)
    – Joe
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 18:50
  • @Joe You're missing my point. Extraordinary claims, like the one being made in this answer, need extraordinary evidence, which is not provided. Well it's not really extraordinary, but close enough. Was the experiment run thousands of times, with all the results recorded? Probably not. The assumption going in is that it's random with maybe a little bias to less selected perks. But this answer doesn't provide evidence one way or another as to whether that assumption is correct.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 18:57

just delete bin file, then re-login with you character. It will reset badass rank.

  • That sounds like you're just deleting them... not allowing you to re-spec...
    – DBS
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 19:39

You can reset the badass tokens simple. Go into your save game folder and find the file profile.bin and delete this file. Then load borderlands 2 up once and close out then load it up again. select the character that you want to use and then you have your tokens back.


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