A News Feed update is responsible for new bugs in older Borderlands games
A recent update for three of the oldest games in the Borderlands series (Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) was responsible for several new bugs, big and small. “We are currently investigating issues that have surfaced since the updates were released,” reads one. tweet from the official Borderlands account (opens in a new tab)“including how certain text displays and console players getting stuck loading the game.”
The update was intended to change the in-game news feed in each game, presumably to remove the now outdated messages announcing the release of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, but instead resulted in a variety of issues. Some players are reporting getting stuck on an infinite loading screen (opens in a new tab)experiencing accidents and seeing textures not loading (opens in a new tab), and after installing the update on my copy of Borderlands 2, the mission log shows gibberish between the numbers. (Though everything looks fine in the HUD and missions seem to be progressing correctly.)
Gearbox asked players to create a ticket on the 2K support site (opens in a new tab) to let them know if you’re having trouble with any of the Borderlands games. “We are aware that some users are still experiencing this issue,” says the last tweet (opens in a new tab). “We are working hard to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
If you encounter the infinite loading bug, a suggestion from Reddit was to run the game offline (opens in a new tab).