Questions tagged [borderlands]

a 2009 first person role playing shooter, combining classic action role playing with hectic FPS combat. This tag is for the first Borderlands game. For sequels, use the appropriate tag, e.g. [borderlands-2], for questions about the series as a whole, use [borderlands-series].

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Is there a quick and dirty way to determine which of two Borderlands weapons of a given type is "all-around-better"?

Essentially, I'm looking for a cheap, lazy proxy to determine which of my weapons in a given category (shotguns, say) is the overall best. Yes, I know I can (and probably should) compare each feature,...
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The first three Borderlands games got a update on Steam today, July 22, 2022? What did it do?

The first three Borderlands games got a update on Steam today, July 22, 2022? What did it do? There's no News on the Store pages to tell me what happened. Seashell the Otter says: By the looks of it, ...
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How to check whether all story and side missions were completed

I finished the main game and DLCs. How do I know if I picked up all missions or if there's an NPC hiding in some map with some side missions for me?
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How does "proficiency" work in Borderlands?

While playing Borderlands sometimes I receive the message: Your proficiency with weapon <XXX> has increased to level X. I have some questions about proficiency: How many kills do you need to ...
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Is Roland's 'Barrage' skill worth investing in?

Roland (the Soldier class), has the ability to deploy a Scorpio turret. One of his skills aimed at improving the turret is called Barrage, which: Increases the number of shots your Scorpio Turret ...
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What can I do in post-game in Borderlands?

I have finished Borderlands a long time ago and all the side quests / missions. Is there anything I can do to have fun? Also I don't have any DLC and I don't look forward to getting one, I tried to ...
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No easy missions left on Borderlands?

I've played a few missions now and reached Level 13. However, I've only got 4 missions available at the moment, all of them are rated at Level 15 (Tough) or Level 14 (Hard). Are there other, easier ...
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What is the name of the music track that plays when you are low on health in Borderlands?

In Borderlands, when you are low on health and there are lots of enemies, a dramatic Indian-sounding theme music comes on, with male vocals, drums and possibly a sitar. Here is a video with the ...
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Is it possible to turn off the HUD in Borderlands 1?

I'm playing Borderlands: Game of the Year edition (not the enhanced version), and I'm wondering if there's a way to completely turn off the HUD, so I can get better screenshots. There doesn't seem to ...
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Faulty exiting game after a lengthy G.P.F. error report

I have recently obtained Borderlands 1: GOTY Enhanced 2019 version. When I start the game after about 30 seconds a long General Protection Fault Error report appears on screen which accepting it, ...
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What does the x1 elemental damage mean?

A good portion of the epic weapons in borderlands have added elemental damage. If they have this perk, it will either be a x1, x2, x3, or x4 of the element. But what does that mean? Is it x4 (...
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What exactly is Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

I've been seeing pre-orders for this however I can't tell exactly what it is, from the title i can some to 2 assumptions It is a game that comes before (pre-) the Sequel to Borderlands (ie. ...
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How do I beat the final boss in Borderlands?

How do I beat the end-boss in Borderlands?
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Do subtitles not work if there's no speakers connected?

Do subtitles not work if there's no speakers connected on PC? It seems like that's why I'm not seeing them, but I'm not sure. However, the sound seems to be trying to play, since it doesn't skip ...
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What is the end credits song in Borderlands?

I just beat the last boss in Borderlands, but then a friend skipped the end song. It was sounding pretty cool, so I was wondering what it was.
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How to improve FPS in Borderlands 1, 2 (normal and VR) and Pre-Sequel on a high resolution 4K monitor on PC?

I got myself a 4K monitor and at its native resolution the Borderlands games give me low FPS: Borderlands GOTY Enhanced (remaster with all DLCs and support for high resolutions built-in) Borderlands ...
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Is 'Borderlands: The Handsome Collection' a disc or digital (PS4)?

So I saw that 'Borderlands: The Handsome Collection' for PS4 is on sale online. This includes the Borderlands 2 and the pre-sequel but my question is: will it be a digital game for Borderlands 2 and a ...
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Black outlines in Borderlands

Every model in borderlands has some sort of black contour lines around. Is there a way to turn them off? Couldn't find one in Options.
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Does my lower weapon proficiency go up quicker late game?

When I kill an enemy I get EXP of sort to my Weapon Proficiency. I often don't use rocket launchers as much as I do SMGs or Combat Rifles and I have not used Revolvers at all despite having a really ...
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Best way to kill Craw Maggots

Is there some easy way to kill Craw Maggots in the Crawmerax fight? I play Siren and I usually have a friend playing Hunter. I've got most of the legendary (orange) weapons, I prefer SMGs, Sniper ...
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Do the Claptrap collectable item counters reset if I die?

When trying to get the "The Lubricator" achievement, a common trick is to hide out in a corner of a shed, let the Kamikaze Claptraps blow themselves up, go watch a movie and collect the items ...
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Convert XBox 360 Borderlands save to Xbox one GOTY

I think I just threw away thirty bucks. I have the Borderlands Triple Pack for the 360. Been playing it for years. Picked up the Xbox One, converted the saves to the cloud, loaded the disc, it set ...
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How to increase FOV in Borderlands?

How can I increase FOV (Field Of View) on Borderlands for PC?
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BL:GotY PS4 Online Timeouts

I am currently having an issue where any online match I try to join in Borderlands Game of the Year times out. It's been a while since I played the series but it happens for every game i have tried to ...
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How do I know if the bonus was applied?

The text in the mod says +2 Spark: but when I check the Lilith Skills tree, the points are the same (I added those 3 points there, they were not added by the mod): How do I know the bonus are ...
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How do I gain access to the hidden weapons vendor in New Haven?

In New Haven, there is sometimes a second weapons vendor across the street from the usual one. However, it isn't always open. Is there anything I can do to ensure it is available?
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PS Now game save transfer

I am trying out PS Now, while I like it I don't think I'll keep it for more then 2 months. I never played borderlands but it aged well and is really really fun, don't want to lose any of my progress. ...
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No narrator voice during cutscenes in Borderlands on Xbox

I have issue with lack of narrator voice on Xbox 360 version of Borderlands (first one, without any DLC). Claptrap in menu screams finely, buttons click, guns fire, music plays, Brick screams, Hunter ...
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What makes Vault Hunters so different from everyone else?

Several times throughout the games, the PC is readily identified by NPCs as a Vault Hunter without so much as a word between them before-hand. Vault Hunters are also generally treated as if they were ...
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In Borderlands, what if my character is past level 50 and then I play without the DLC installed?

In Borderlands, say I play with the Secret Armory DLC installed and rank up past level 50. Then, I move my game save to another Xbox 360 that doesn't have the DLC, sign in with the same gamertag, and ...
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Will I be awarded Ineligible quest score in borderlands?

So I started borderlands later than my friends and I am behind them almost 10 levels. They insist I play with them and finish the game early so that we can play borderlands 2 together. I want to ...
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How to kill Mothrakk from the Like A Moth To Flame mission

Mothrakk seems really difficult to kill when playing single player. Is there an easy way to kill her?
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How to kill the Mega Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap?

So it appears that doing the Claptrap DLC in playthrough 2 wasn't such a smart idea after all. While it's boosted me from level 44 to level 47 fairly painlessly, pretty much everything has a couple ...
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Does Find Rare Items actually work?

In Borderlands, some COMs like Scavenger and Catalyst can come with a bottom line bonus which is either +1 or +2 Find Rare Items. What's this do?
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What Does "Omnia vincit amor" mean

While playing Borderlands, one of the earliest missions you do involve several steps towards killing a certain character named Nine-Toes. Both Dr. Zed and T.K. Baha want to see this man dead, as he is ...
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Increasing the FOV on Borderlands (Steam version) [duplicate]

Aight, I've read up on the five other posts here and managed to "brick" my game... of sorts. The current FOV gives me a headache when dealing with anything nearby. I put the line: Bindings=(Name="F1",...
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What was the point in reaching the Vault in Borderlands?

I finished the main campaign in Borderlands (DLCs pending yet, but I don't think my answer is there), I reached the Vault, was expecting riches that'd blow my mind, and all I got was one big monster. ...
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Borderlands handsome collection loyalty rewards

I bought the borderlands handsome collection for ps4 a while back and set up my shift account. I just recently found out I could get shift keys and extra guns if I previously played on ps3 and ...
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Is it Possible to Access the Loot Chests in Marcus' Bank in the Underdome Riot DLC in Borderlands 1?

After recently defeating the DLC 'Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot', I was saddened to find that all I had received were a handful of trophy achievements and a Badass Skill for each area conquered. However, ...
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Is it possible to solo the larger Underdome challenges?

I have completed the small challenges in all 3 arenas by myself and I wonder how hard the waves become towards the later rounds of the larger challenges. Is it too difficult to complete the larger ...
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Is there a way to stop bosses resetting health when you die?

I play solo since I don't have any friends to play with. When I played it on the PS3 if I died I would find the boss had recovered their health meaning at times I would have to use trickery and ...
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BorderLands 2 VS BorderLands 1

So I've tried playing borderlands expectant of seeing massive drops in fps at the lowest possible settings seeing as how I'm playing on an integrated 256mb amd GPU. Its a notebook so I'm in a tight ...
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Do Sera Guardians count towards the 'What Is that Thing?' challenge?

I'm on my 2nd playthrough of Borderlands and I have only 30 guardian kills towards the 'What is that Thing?' guardian kill challenge. I've noticed that at the end portion of the game, you kill a ...
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How do I access the "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx"?

I have been playing Borderlands for a little bit, and I heard about "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx", so I purchased and downloaded the DLC. The first time, it would not download, but after ...
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In what order should I put my skill points if I want to maximize the damage that Roland's Scorpio Turret inflicts?

I've just maxed the Refire and Deploy skills of the Soldier / Roland to maximize the reduction of the cooldown of the Scorpio Turret skill. I am now thinking of increasing the damage of the Scorpio ...
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Borderlands 1 crashing on steam multiplayer

Realize that this game is a bit older, but I'm hoping to play with some friends online! Whenever I try to host or get invited to a multiplayer game my whole steam client crashes. The game either ...
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How do I increase my inventory space in Borderlands?

Currently, I can store only 12 items in my inventory. How do I increase my storage space?
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Is Dr. Ned Dr. Zed in Disguise or is This Simply a Recurring Gag?

While playing the Borderlands DLC, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, I noticed that several of the different characters wanted to make it very clear, and I quote "This is Doctor Ned, who is totally not Dr....
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For Playthroughs 1 and 2, at what levels and weapon proficiencies should I start the DLCs?

I started Playthrough 2 at Level 36. I went to Jakobs Cove ('The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned' DLC) and found out that the enemies are at least level 42. I couldn't even get to the first objective without ...
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How do I earn the Level 61 cap in Borderlands?

Upon buying Borderlands: The Game of the Year Edition, one of the things I noticed on the back of the back was a statement saying that part of the Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC included having ...