Borderlands 2 getting Game of the Year Edition - Report

Game of the Year Edition reportedly includes all previous game content; no word on bundling of upcoming DLC.


Tipsters at US retailer GameStop suggest that Gearbox Software may be readying a Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition, as reported by IGN.

(Credit: IGN)
(Credit: IGN)

The bundle is believed to include all of the game’s previously released content, playable characters, pre-order incentives, and raised level cap.

These include: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Creature Slaughter Dome, Psycho Pack, the Mechromancer Pack, and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack.

No mention was made as to whether the new collection will also include the upcoming Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, Digistruct Peak Challenge, or next piece of downloadable content, TK Baha's Bloody Harvest. A release date has not been confirmed.

A 2K spokesperson was unavailable to verify the rumour at time of publication. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition launched one year after the original game went on sale.

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It's probably cheaper to buy all the DLC on xbox live, and a used game copy from It may require more hardrive space, but it's totally worth it. Game makers have become pretty money hungry it seems, especially Gearbox. But, nonetheless I absolutely love BL2 regardless of gearbox's nickle and dime game business.

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awesome, i havent picked up the game yet but definately will when the complete edition comes out

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This has to be the most unsurprising news of the day, or week, or month.....

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I knew they were going to do this

Where are all the naysayers on here, that have been saying they werent going to release a GOTY for Borderlands 2? what say you now??

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@Nova_Prime_85 People actually said they weren't going to release this? Shit, I knew it was coming before the game ever came out.

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@tightwad34 @Nova_Prime_85 So true...

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And this is why you don't buy games when they initially come out in this day and age (unless you really like the franchise and are willing to pay more). If you want the complete package without paying through the nose you have to wait for the game of the year edition.

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i really hope i don't have to wait for borderlands 2 goty ultimate edition, if they don't include the upcoming dlc's and stuff to this goty :/

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@oskuuu Dear lord, you mean there's more DLC coming? Christ I don't think I can remember another game that got so much DLC(maybe Blands1). I think one reason they make so much DLC for these games is because it's the only game they can do right. They need some new "creative minds" or just downsize and only make Borderlands.

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@tightwad34 yup, it's in the article release date not confirmed

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**** i just bought mine recently, guess i'll just sell it and buy the GoTY edition since i really enjoyed it and i wanna hop into some DLC :P.

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I was holding out on BL2 for this, now I just have to wait a little longer to get it for 19-29$.

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"In other news, the sun is expected to rise tomorrow..."


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bout time

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finally :) hopefully it's released soon =P

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Allright!!! I actually was tempted by GOTY by not buying this game over the last maybe i'll buy it then.

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"No mention was made as to whether the new collection will also include the upcoming Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, Digistruct Peak Challenge, or next piece of downloadable content,"

That would be pretty lame- releasing a GOTY which is incomplete, and you need to purchase additional content.


Otherwise, great news.

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@Peter_Eater Yeah, that's not fair to us late adapters that willfully wait until everything is included in one cheaper-than-main-game package.

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No one should hold their breath on a version that will ever include UVHM2 or the three head hunter packs they are coming out with. I bet this game of the year edition will still be more expensive than some of the digital sales that Amazon and Steam have had for PC for BL2 and the season pass.
I have 250 hours and counting on this game, so it was money well worth spent.

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this game is dead , they can keep it with any future dlc,
it was fun while it lasted but BL1 was the better game imo

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With the way Gearbox has been going, should we expect a Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition 2 in another year?

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Never saw this coming I tells ya!

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I smelled GOTYE from a mile away... even after they announced a "season 2" of DLC

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@3v1LR0n1N Gotye - Now you're just some game I used to play.

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Hell I smelled it as soon as they said there was going to be dlc around the launch date.

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Awesome game and still playing it.

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I paid £20 for BL2 including the season pass, still happy with the purchase and definitely got much more than my money's worth.

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GOTY edition without all the DLCs wouldn't be GOTY...

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This is why I wait for the games when they toss DLC every month.

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Congratulations to all the people who waited, and didn't wasted a lot of money like me lol

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@radprofile Yea my friend bought it on black friday last year and I played it and loved it but saw all the dlc coming out and said screw I will wait for a game of the year edition and here it comes.

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Sounds like me only I didn't get all that far maybe like 8 missions in then stopped playing it and then saw all the DLC coming and have now said **** it I'll wait for the real GOTY and get the whole experience (and return my original version)

Seems I'll be waiting at least another year for that though.

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@Deadly_Nemesis @Strategizer Yea not sure how far I was the last mission I remember was fighting a boss to get on a ship and a bunch of fire kept coming out of pipes.

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I have had the original Borderlands GOTY for a while now and I just haven't got around to playing it, I steel own a huge X360 back catalogue to go through anyhow I will be getting this too and pile up my "steel to play games"

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@steelmouth I see what you did there. ;P

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It is beyond me how can Borderland series appeal to so many people. Played both of them for couple of days - they're incredibly boring. The second one was a bit better, but still that infinite fucking respawn still was a total buzzkill.

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@Arronaxxx The question is: were you playing with others or by yourself? Just like the real world, the online world can be a boring place when doing everything by yourself.

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> Doesn't win GOTY
> Brings out GOTY edition anyway


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@AshTrai There is no consortium that determines game of the year like the Oscars determine the movie of the year or the Grammys artist/song/album of the year.

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@AshTrai haha, I can't wait for the Gone Home game of the year edition.

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So... Are these still digital codes like it's predecessor or do the installers come with the bundle like Dragon Age?

Did anyone also see another hardcopy bundle of Borderlands DLCs after the Mechromancer one?

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I hope this GOTY edition is also the one intended for release on PSV or else Gearbox has a riot on their hands! I'll be organizing lool jk, but seriously, hope they don't try and cheat the Vita players.

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If they really release a "unfinished" GOTY, let's just hope this doesn't become a new trend in the gaming industry.

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@Justforvisit Just wait until next year to buy the Ultimate GotY edition...of course then the Ultimate Gold GotY edition will be the year after that. I hear the MSFUGGotYSTS edition is the one to buy.

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@Muteki_X @Justforvisit Way to go all Street Fighter on em. ;-) <Yoga Flame!>

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@Justforvisit Anything that makes more profit on a lower investment will become a norm, in short, yes this will.

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@WantYouBad Sadly, I can actually see that happening. Market wise.

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@aots_twilight @WantYouBad F2P nickel and diming, games being pilfered and pieces designated to be DLC, an ever growing amount of mainstream gaming, that's all the future of the gaming industry.

Thank god for indies.

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I just bought most of the DLC's.. Dammit.