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

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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
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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

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