Borderlands 2 Questions, Anyone?

By Spencer . June 3, 2012 . 7:00pm


Hey, Siliconera readers! We might be meeting with the Borderlands 2 team for an interview during E3. Want to ask them anything?


If so, please post a question in the comments. (One per person please!) No promises, but like other reader Q&As we’ll try our best to come back answers.

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  • No No

    Can I border your lands?

    • canarinta

      Can I Border your Lands 2?

  • Sperium3000

    My question is: “Please talk more about this Mechromancer class. Is it confirmed to be released as FREE DLC? If so, do you plan on adding more characters/classes in the future?”

  • Senryoku

    Borderlands 1 was rampant with save state hacking, what are some of the precautions are in the second game to prevent hackers and cheaters?

  • Do you plan on having more then 2 players per screen? It’s always more fun to sit in your living room with a bunch of friends killing baddies together

  • Achrmaeiad

    Can you release the game earlier?  I wants it so baaaaad! :P

    On a serious note though, one of my favorite things in the first game was using the Lilith and burning things to death with a combination of an incendiary SMG and Phoenix.  Does the new Siren, Maya have an elemental damage centered talent tree, or do her specialties lie in other areas?

  • Exkaiser

    Will the soldier character be fun to play as this time?

    • Ronald Bixler

       Looks to be the case.

  • What gets carried over if you previously owned Borderlands 1?

  • thaKingRocka

    I like to play the different classes, but I thought it took too long to really level each character. Even after 37 hours logged on Steam with this game mostly with Mordecai, I don’t have any max level characters. Are there plans to make the leveling experience go faster to allow people to replay as different classes?

  • Farid Belkacemi

    With all theses talks about the Wii U gamepad and how good “Aliens” is going to be on this hardware, don’t you think Borderlands 2 would be a perfect fit for the new N hardware ? A miiverse friendly game I would say :p

    • jujubee88

      I would ask about Gearbox’s plan for a portable version of Borderlands 2 on VITA. 

      A Cel Shaded game would look awesome on the VITA’s OLED display! 

  • PoweredByHentai

    Is one of the developer/manager going to play with the gamers and help them get epic loot?

    I thought it was admirable for the guy to honor that promise and personally go help a lot of people.

  • ninjabart122

    How in-depth is Character Customization? Will it just be the simple switching of skins and heads? Since clothing seemed more interesting.

  • Just a small question.

    Is there going to be, at least, mention of the characters of the first game here? Or maybe there is plans to make them playable’s (DLC)?

    • Kris

      The first game’s characters are actually incorporated into Borderlands 2’s story, which I think is kind of cool in an MGS2 sort of way!

      • Ronald Bixler

         Just so long as there is not a sequence where I have to play as a naked Brick running around…

    • Locklear93

       We do know that they’re involved in the story, as Kris said below, but I second your followup, about plans to make them playable.  I’m all for the new classes, and looking forward to them… but Lilith was an EXACT match for my playstyle, and I’d love to use her again.

  • Can there be in-game cheats? Just for kicks and they can disable achievement/trophies.

  • Kirbysuperstar2

    Yes, please ask them if there are any guns that shoot bees. If there are not I will be forced to reconsider my purchase.

    • Ronald Bixler

       What like a… Bee-Bee Gun?

  • eilegz

    Will the ps3 version on par with xbox360 version in terms of quality, graphics and performance?

    because seriously while the game its fun there are so many issues in ps3 version

  • ThatBlackGuy

    Are their going to be different types of vehicles throughout the game or is the player still going to be riding in the same one vehicle the entire game? Also are their going to be more than 2 seats in a car this time?  

    • Ronald Bixler

      There was a video somewhere that showed a truck-like vehicle where one person drove, one person manned a gun, and the other two crouched in the truck’s bed and were able to use their own guns as they went.

  • Does this game has trophies/achievements that requires you to go online???

    If so, are the trophies/achievements less ridiculous to earn??? Like the trophy that requires you to go play online with a 2k employee in the first Borderlands which are next to impossible to earn…

    • Those achievements can also be earned by playing with anyone who has them, so they’re actually pretty easy to get after they’ve spread around a bit.

      • Ronald Bixler

         Like the Infected tag in Call of Duty.

      • I’m more of an offline player than online… I don’t feel confident playing with strangers… The people who has them are hard to find unless they showcase their trophies or achievements…

  • $24431191

    Could you go into more details about the sword Zer0 uses? Can you upgrade it? Are there any more swords that you can find and equip? Can you do like stealth kills or something with it? Will it be incredibly badass?

    • Ronald Bixler

       I would figure that you could improve it via its own skill tree, like what Mordecai could do with Bloodwing. I figure that a stealth kill would act alot like Lilith’s phasewalk ability/attack where you could do it only once and then lose your cloak.

  • Ronald Bixler

    Is there going to be any other additional classes (besides the Mechromancer) added to the game via DLC?

  • I want to know more about how they’ll make it different for players of the first game since it takes place in the same world.

    For example; when doing a quest, someone like me won’t know the location because I didn’t play the first game, but someone else who did will and would probably absorb less of the rest of the world aside from that location and how its improved since the last time.

  • MrRobbyM

    Holy crap. If it looks that good, I might consider the game.

  • Will
    you eventually put Borderlands 2 on Nintendo Wii U at some point? I would
    defiantly buy it for that system if it were to be available. I’m really looking
    forward to this game, I absolutely loved the first one and I can’t wait for
    number 2! Thanks again Gearbox for all your hard work and dedication into
    making this game!


    Sincerely, Vincent Vagasky

  • Will there be a way to play online but set yourself to be joinable by friends only? The first game required you to either let random people in, or manually invite, which seemed like a major oversight.

  • Will there be an equal amount or even greater amount of DLC?  We already know about the new class, but what about new “episodes” like the first had?

  • Testsubject909

    I’ve really just one question for this game.

    Will we be getting anything extra from having a save/trophies of the previous game?

    • eilegz

       yeah for those who did 100% platinum it deserve something special :D

      • Testsubject909

        I still need that trophy of Play with someone who played with one of the devs of Borderland…

        Was hoping I could get that accidentally by just randomly playing with people online, but no dice.

  • malek86

    I would probably just get the PC version, but since you are going to get in touch with the developers, I kinda wanted to ask something:

    Is there going to be a “disable camera bobbing” option for consoles? For the first game, it could be disabled on PC with some tinkering (even though it doesn’t appear in the options, there’s an actual command line for it, which means they did take it into account) but unfortunately console owners weren’t so lucky.

    It’s a serious issue for people who suffer from motion sickness, and I’m wondering why many developers don’t seem to even consider it.

  • Wafflenaut

    Are there individualized loot drops, like Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2?

  • Learii

    will you be able to change the controller layout?

    • eilegz

       thanks to god that in borderlands in ps3 at least the layout could be change, there its a ps3 friendly layout its called resistant if im not mistaken…

      too bad it took me so long to discover it xD

      • Learii

        so   you can  change  them?  thx

        • eilegz

           of course

          in option

          • eliel

            i hope u can change the controller layout  love to use the resistance layout :D

  • Devin Dunton

    Any details on the 5th class (Mecromancer) other than it’s day one DLC?

  • DarkWaterClone

    I know in the past there was talks of a Vita version. So I want to know if Borderlands 2 will come out on the Vita?

  • Sean pocha

     All I want to know are the PC requirements~

  • Dan Jackman

    Are we gonna get awesome class based wallpapers to pimp our desktops?

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