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Borderlands 2 Patch to Address Xbox 360 Hacking Submitted to Microsoft

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Posted on October 28, 2012 AT 04:57am

Gearbox has announced that a patch will be coming as soon as possible to counteract hacking in the Xbox 360 version of the game.

A virus known as Graveyard is infecting players of the Xbox 360 version who enter online games, the virus replaces your save file with this graveyard file and when your character dies it makes them unable to respawn and effectively makes that character inaccessible. The problem is that it is viral and anyone who enters an online game with the graveyard virus will automatically infect everyone else in the game. At the moment it’s best to avoid online play with random players.

“After extensive internal testing, an update to prevent this disruption has been submitted to Microsoft and will be released as soon as possible. Until then, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3,” Gearbox’s community manager said.

“We also advise that before ceasing play, users always select “Save and Quit” from within the pause menu while their character is alive. If after the death of their character players find themselves at the main menu of Borderlands 2 instead of respawning in-game, be sure to immediately select “Continue” to resume playing as that character.”

Have you been infected by the virus? Let us know in the comments below.

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