Major bug deletes player characters in Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360

 Major bug deletes player characters in Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360

A bug is spreading through online play of Borderlands 2 on the Xbox 360, permanently killing off player characters and frustrating gamers who have invested a lot of time and energy into the game.

A bug is spreading through online play of Borderlands 2 on the Xbox 360, permanently killing off player characters and frustrating gamers who have invested a lot of time and energy into the game.

 
Players who modify their console can gain access to the so-called “badass mode,” which gives players access to special weapons and armour and lets them become more powerful than characters created in the standard game. The catch is perma-death, which means players cannot afford to make one mistake or they have to start over from scratch.
 
That is all well and good, but the problem is that if a player with an unmodded console joins a multiplayer game with someone running in badass mode, they automatically get put into badass mode too, leading to the perma-death function spreading like a virus to players across the world.
 
 Major bug deletes player characters in Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360
 
Many players are passing it on without even knowing, while others are deliberately and maliciously attempting to sabotage the experience of other players by inviting them to multiplayer games where there is an “infected” character, dooming the new player to a deleted character as soon as a mistake is made.
 
Developer Gearbox said it is working on a fix, but added that it would take time to deploy to consoles. It cautioned players to avoid public games, only playing with people they trust, and recommended use of the Save and Quit option to allow reloading of a character.
 
There is no word yet on already deleted characters. Chances are that they are gone for good, which might not be an issue for players who barely started the game, but there are reports of deletion of powerful characters that received a lot of time investment. If Gearbox does not do something to compensate those players it may lose a lot of fans.
 
 Major bug deletes player characters in Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360
 
Source: BBC