Borderlands 2 Virus Permanently Kills Characters
Owners of the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2, may find an infuriating surprise when they play multiplayer.
According to the Borderlands 2 forums, it seems that there is a nasty little virus being spread from online games which renders your characters unplayable should they ever bite the bullet in the lands of Pandora. Using external editing programs, hackers inserted the virus into the multiplayer gamescape which would switch the game into a hardcore mode variant with permanent death enabled. Gearbox has responded quickly to this incident with Community Manager Chris Faylor giving some helpful advice to keeping your character playable.
“We also advise that before ceasing play, users always select ‘Save and Quit’ from within the pause menu while their character is alive. If after the death of their character players find themselves at the main menu of Borderlands 2 instead of respawning in-game, be sure to immediately select ‘Continue’ to resume playing as that character. ”
While it has thus far only been reported by 360 users of the game, I would urge caution to those playing on the PS3 or PC platforms. While it is unlikely this virus would infect either platform as Gearbox has already submitted a patch to negate the virus to Microsoft, we are all well aware, there are people out there who only want to ruin someone else’s day.