Gearbox updates Borderlands 2 to fix sabotage exploits on the Xbox 360

By Sameer Mitha | Updated 8 Nov 2012
Gearbox updates Borderlands 2 to fix sabotage exploits on the Xbox 360

Gearbox has released a pass to prevent loss of data caused due to a third party app, which has plagued Borderlands 2 gamers.

The exploit was affecting gamers by deleting their progress or characters entirely. The program was affecting only the Xbox users while the PS3 and PC users were unaffected.

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The Gearbox support page has an update, which says, “You can download the latest update by launching Borderlands 2 while connected to Xbox LIVE. You will be prompted to install the update if you do not already have the latest version. All updates are cumulative; you only need to install the most recent version to receive all updates.”

11/6/12 Update reads, “Added security to prevent data loss tied to malicious violations of the Xbox Live Code of Conduct through an unsupported third-party program.”

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The Gearbox official forum has also been updated with information about the new patch. It reads: “Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360.

An update to address this has been released via Xbox Live. For more details, click here

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We ask that players report any suspicious behavior in Borderlands 2 to spotted@gearboxsoftware.com and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.”

Gamers who haven’t yet picked up Borderlands 2 can get their hands on the PC version of the game for Rs. 999 and the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of the game for Rs. 2,299.

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Sameer Mitha
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.
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