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There’s a massive Borderlands:The Handsome Collection patch out that’ll fix the moon

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Mooooon

Two games, plenty of cosmetic extras and more DLC than you can shake a stick at. If the stick was this big. You can’t see it, but I’m waggling my arms right now to emphasise a point that I’m trying to make about Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Is it an HD-porting that’s worth your bucks? I certainly thought so, although the catch here however was that half the package was running at a less than desired rate. But a patch that’s bigger than yo momma, should fix Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s cantankerous issues.

Because it’s a patch so bloody massive, it’s basically re-writing that portion of the collection to make it as handsome as it should be. According to patch notes from Gearbox Software, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’s massive patch is so big “due to the nature of performance-improving fixes.” The Xbox One patch measures in at 7.7GB, while the PlayStation 4 clocks in with a bigger update for once, at 9.2GB.

And it’s all mostly to fix The Pre-Sequel’s shoddy port. Patch notes for Borderlands 2 in the update are minimal:

  • Added Poker Night 2 head and skin customizations
  • Fixed an issue where some lip sync would sometimes fail to occur in non-English languages

While The Pre-Sequel is basically getting re-designed at this point with 66 tweaks and fixes. Here’s ten of them, just to get you started:

  • Various performance improvements
  • Minimized screen-tearing issues
  • Added Zoom toggle option in the Video Options menu
  • Added d-pad navigation toggle (zoom/navigation) support for ECHO Menu while in split-screen
  • Fixed an issue where scoped weapons would sometimes break when teleporting to a vehicle in an online game
  • Fixed an issue where the loading screen background image could fail to appear
  • Addressed an issue where scoped weapons would aim off-center in two-player vertical split-screen
  • Fixed an issue where audio could drop out while playing in split-screen in the Claptastic Voyage DLC
  • Various performance improvements
  • Various multiplayer connectivity improvements

Here’s something a bit cool however: The general fixes now include the PS4 controller light bar changing colour based on which elemental effect your gun packs. It’s completely unnecessary and I freakin’ love it:

  • Fixed various graphical issues
  • Fixed menu stretching across the screen after a player quits a split-screen game
  • Fixed an issue where players inventories were inaccurate when multiple player’s inventories were open in split-screen play
  • Improved online multiplayer connectivity
  • Fixed various controller vibration issues
  • Controller Light Bar now changes color based on the equipped weapon’s elemental effect
  • Controller Touch Pad can now be used for navigating the map screen
  • Users can now exit to the game select screen using the in-game menu
  • Various SHiFT connectivity improvements

In many ways, I like The Pre-Sequel more than I like Borderlands 2. And I like seeing that game get the kind of polish it deserves, even if it should have been sorted before the game launched. Happy downloading, vault hunters.

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

24 Comments

  1. Already stopped playing it.

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 21, 2015 at 08:10

      Never played it.

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  2. BMXWufam

    May 21, 2015 at 08:11

    I don’t see anything worth the 9gig download.

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  3. Krabby Paddy

    May 21, 2015 at 08:15

    If things keep going like this, I’ll have to kak ‘n betaal and upgrade my internet line or forget about playing new game releases. These large patches or rather large game breaking fixes, not too long after release, are starting to become a bit too much of a norm. I’m starting to fear them when I buy a game.

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 21, 2015 at 08:17

      You know what? Me too. I was seriously considering getting Shadow of Mordor for my self, then a 9GB patch was released.
      No way am I going to pay full price for a game only to have to download a huge patch so I can play it.

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      • Krabby Paddy

        May 21, 2015 at 08:20

        Yip, luckily I had finished the game before that patch came out, but it sucks because I wanted to look at playing it again just to muck about more with the nemesis system and I couldn’t.

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      • Pariah

        May 21, 2015 at 08:57

        When was this 9GB patch? O_o Mine is still fully updated, I don’t remember one that big. I had a 1.5GB patch a little while ago, but beyond that my memory fails. Yes, it could just be my memory, which is why I’m asking. XD

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  4. Ottokie

    May 21, 2015 at 08:16

    Still have to finish up on Borderlands 2 and all the DLC from the GOTY edition, before I buy The Handsome collection.

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  5. Kensei Seraph

    May 21, 2015 at 08:18

    That colour changing based on your gun’s element sounds awesome.

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  6. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 21, 2015 at 08:21

    That’s no moon…

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 08:55

      IT’S A DEATHSTAR!

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      • 40 Insane Frogs

        May 21, 2015 at 11:11

        The Moon is a LIE!

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  7. Fnuik

    May 21, 2015 at 08:23

    Saw Darrenged last night in the tower in the other borderlands, Destiny. Waved, pointed and even gave him a little dance but he ignored me flat out.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 21, 2015 at 08:23

      What a chop

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      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 21, 2015 at 08:26

        Chop is offended… #GTARULESGERALTDROOLS

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    • The D

      May 21, 2015 at 08:24

      Hey I danced! You ignored my phat moves yo!

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      • Fnuik

        May 21, 2015 at 08:28

        Next time we shall have a dance off!

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  8. Pariah

    May 21, 2015 at 08:56

    TPS will never see my money. Looks dull. Sounds dull. And every person I know besides one strange man feels BL2 was just better in every way.

    In other news, I’m SUPER excited for BL3. MORE NEWS!!!

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 21, 2015 at 09:47

      BL2 is like that over achieving brother that you could never expect to compete with.
      thouroughly enjoyed TPS, it wont get the 300+ hours i put into BL2, but any game that can grab up 100 hours is worth the money.

      Im calling it, BL3 wont be as good as BL2 either and everyone will be disappointed, because gearbox did too good a job with BL2.

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  9. Hammersteyn

    May 21, 2015 at 09:04

    TPS is a let down, Not a total cash in but it feels meh. It doesn’t have the special sauce of the previous two.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 21, 2015 at 09:44

      i was actually pretty happy with it. its a much more challenging game with the scaling at higher levels being less forgiving.

      i do feel they are riding the claptrap jokes and “wub wub” too much, but other than that, its only fault is that its the younger brother, and its older brother (BL2) is a super over achiever and could never hope to meet everyones expectations.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 21, 2015 at 09:47

        “super over achiever” keywords right there

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        • Matthew Holliday

          May 21, 2015 at 09:50

          pretty much, forget you ever played BL2, or assume you played TPS befor BL2, how would you feel about the game?

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 21, 2015 at 09:52

            TPS should have released first…..

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