A newsfeed update is responsible for new bugs in old Borderlands games

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A recent update for three of the older games in the Borderlands series (Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) has been responsible for several new bugs, both big and small. "We are currently investigating issues that have appeared since the updates went out," reads a tweet from the official Borderlands account, "including how some text is displaying and console players being stuck loading the game."

The update was intended to change the in-game newsfeed in each game, presumably to remove the now out-of-date messages advertising the release of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, but has instead resulted in a variety of issues. Some players report getting stuck on an infinite loading screen, experiencing crashes and seeing textures fail to load, and after installing the update on my copy of Borderlands 2 the mission log displays gibberish between where the numbers should be. (Though it's fine in the HUD and missions seem to be progressing OK.)

Gearbox has asked players to create a ticket on the 2K support site to let them know if you're having issues with any of the Borderlands games. "We're aware some users are still experiencing this issue", says the latest tweet. "We are hard at work to rectify the problem ASAP."

If you're experiencing the infinite loading bug, one suggestion from Reddit has been to launch the game while offline.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.