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360 version of Borderlands 2 plagued by hackers
Posted: 27.10.2012 14:28 by Comments: 3
Gearbox has announced that it will be issuing a patch for the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2 to combat an external mod that hackers have been using to "sabotage" the experiences of other players in online games.

According to a post by community manager Chris Faylor in the official forums, "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. Fortunately it’s easy to avoid this scenario.

After extensive internal testing, an update to prevent this disruption has been submitted to Microsoft and will be released as soon as possible. Until then, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3.

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.

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."

Let us know if you've been suffering hacking mischievousness in the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2.
Source: Polygon
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 27, 2012
nocutius
Great, again with people ruining fun for others just because.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 28, 2012
herodotus
Online gaming just isn't fun anymore with the plethora of cheaters (I wouldn't even call them hackers). They exploit the game using hacks crteated others knowing there is a market for them. If there was no market, no hackers would bother. Cheaters gonna cheat, as the popular saying goes.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Oct 30, 2012
FoolWolf
Agree with you Hero - the only game I have multiplayed in lately is actually Team Fortress - I suck and making hats and whatnots - but the co-op and the Halloween theme is pretty fun and the servers are busy and usually pretty good.

This is just an "oh snap" to the CEO that doesn't OK any games without a global cheating mess - er MP part in their games - even if it is just shit...