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How do I know which weapons to keep in Borderlands 2?

This is a complicated question to answer, and there are many opinions on exactly what weapons are worth keeping and what weapons are worth tossing (and what is not even worth picking up). The general ...
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Can I play Borderlands 2 GOTY Edition without the original game?

Typically, Game Of The Year editions of games are the base game bundled with most (if not all) DLC released up to the release date of the GOTY. They are typically packaged to get players who have not ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

Steam actually has a built in setting for you to check the FPS of any game. Go into setting and select the In-Game options and change the In-Game FPS counter to whatever position you want. This will ...
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Borderlands 2, fast travel stations, how do I know whether I can return?

Exit-only fast travel stations will look like this (has yellowish text and a sign similar to a 'No U-turn' sign): Image source: Borderlands Wiki, "Fast Travel" article
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What is the maximum level?

As of the release of the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC on 2019-06-09, the level cap has been increased to 80.
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Can you make a new Borderlands 2 character and leave off where your old character was?

Starting a new character starts over from scratch. The only weapons that can "carry over" are the ones you put in the stash by claptrap.
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What would be the best character to use playing solo?

There is none who is "made" for playing solo. Every character in Borderlands 2 can be played solo. They just have different fighting styles and therefore, some are better for soloing the ...
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What exactly is Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

Per the Steam store page (emphasis mine): Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, ...
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Is there a numerical overview over your XP progression?

In Borderlands 2, it is possible to view your experience in 2 places. The first is the large EXP bar that is at the very bottom of the HUD: The other place to view your experience, and also the only ...
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Which Borderlands 2 DLC's are not included in GOTY edtition

If you buy the GOTY Edition you'd still have to buy the Headhunter DLCs and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack Two: Digistruct Peak Challenge DLC. Since a lot of other DLCs in addition of the ...
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What does it mean when Jakobs guns have lower or higher fire rates?

You are correct, Jakobs brand weapons are semi-automatic and will only fire when the trigger is pulled, regardless of how fast that might be. Fan that hammer, cowboy. However, there are some ...
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Shield says it grants immunity to corrode damage, but doesn't... what's up?

The shields that grant immunity to any element, doesn't grant you immunity against base damage, it grants immunity against the elemental add-on damage bonuses, in addition to the damage-over-time ...
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How to Make Black Weapons?

Black rarity is apparently a hack that was supposedly patched a very long time ago. It was never an intended part of the game though, played over 300 hours since launch. They're not drops.
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How do I get Borderlands 2 to render in 4k?

I noticed setting the resolution to 4k ingame made the game look worse than when it rendered in 2560x1440, so I had a hunch the game was rendering in 4k and scaling the graphics back down to 2560x1440;...
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How to level up past 42 in Borderlands 2?

You restart in True Vault Hunter Mode, the second difficulty. (Go to main menu, Select Character, re-select your character, and it should ask you which difficulty you want to play in). TVHM is the ...
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The Cursed Gun in Borderlands 2

The Bane is almost completely useless, as well as being incredibly annoying. If you can handle the annoying sound effects, it can be useful when playing as Anarchy-spec Gaige, or when you want to ...
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How do I know which weapons to keep in Borderlands 2?

Borderlands drops enough loot that most of this is preference. You should pick up weapon types you like between snipers, pistols, etc. Additionally, each manufacturer has a different effect: ...
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How did my friend get a backpack with 98/33 items?

Mystery solved... my friend said that he's simply never sold any inventory items, so the extra slots are all from mission rewards! He has the GOTY edition and has never gotten any game updates ...
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Do levels make a hidden difference to damage?

Yes it is, there is a damage multiplier that is applied to your character when you are facing an enemy. If the enemy level is : strictly less than 3 level(s) above you : the damage multiplier is 1 (...
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Does Lynchwood have any story related quests?

No, there are no direct story missions that take you to Lynchwood. Lynchwood actually differs to most other locations in that the enemies there scale to your level (most other locations have a fixed ...
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How does Angel have a brain the size of a planet?

As mentioned by djsmiley2k in the comments, this is indeed just an Easter egg statement in reference to the 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. In the second Lost ECHO recording detailing Zer0's ...
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Drop chance on the Badaboom?

I found this table from the Gearbox website about drops rates. The Badaboom is a legendary item, making its odds of dropping a 1 and 10000 chance. But that is just for a legendary item. From what I ...
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Can I reach level 72 without True and Ultimate Vault hunter Mode?

No, you cannot reach level 72 without True or Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. On a normal playthrough, your level is capped at 50. You will not be able to get higher than level 50 until you attempt ...
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Why did Hyperion stop bombing Sanctuary?

Lilith contacts Hyperion on an open ECHO channel after you reach Sanctuary again, inviting them to go ahead and try. But she reminds them that every projectile they fire costs Hyperion billions of ...
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Why is Steam trying to load up games with optional parameters?

Perfectly normal. The game has to know somehow that you intend to join your friend. Thats what the parameters are for, those allow you to be connect to the same multi-player session.
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Is it possible to generate a leveled character in borderlands 2?

Gibbed will help edit a character. One way I got my wife's character to my level was to copy my save, then use Gibbed to change the character class. With a short amount of play, she got her character ...
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Borderlands 2 - nobody dies!

There are no Skeletons in the very start of the game. I suspect that you jumped into Scarlett's DLC (this one has pirates) or Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (This one starts with skeletons) where ...
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What happens when you die in Borderlands 2?

Death typically begins with a top-down, third-person perspective centered on your ragdoll corpse. Once your corpse has phased out, you enter the respawn vortex: a visual intermission until you are ...
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How do I do the infinite ammo glitch?

(1) Wield a Vladof rocket launcher. (2) Fire it until the next shot is a free shot (i.e. won't cost ammo). (3) Switch away from the Vladof rocket launcher (without using the inventory menu). (4) ...
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Are any optional missions missable?

No, there are NO optional quests you can miss out on. This is due to one reason: NPCs rarely die. As in, killed off. Even so, the NPCs Gearbox chose to die only give out story missions, missions ...
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