More Big Borderlands 2 News: Now Quest Alongside Your PC Brothers

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That’s right — along with the news today of the Hammerlock DLC release, Aspyr announced that Borderlands 2 has gone cross-platform, meaning you can now play the game online with those who own the PC version of the game.

This is a pretty big deal, since there simply aren’t nearly as many Mac players as there are on Windows machines, and forming parties with other players adds a huge chunk of fun to the hybrid RPG/first-person shooter.

The catch? The patch (v1.3.1) is only for the Steam version of the game; so you’re SOL if you’ve got the Mac App Store version. At least for now. Aspyr says the patch is rolling out to all owners of the Steam version, and should update automatically the next time the game is fired up. Unfortunately, they also said the next PC-side patch would negate the multiplayer sync. Guh.

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  • extra_medium

    What does that last line mean, “negate the multiplayer sync?” They patched it so Mac and PC users could play together for a week just to remove it later? No explanation as to the point of that?

  • elimilchman

    The way I understand it, Aspyr can only adjust the Mac side of things. Right now they’ve made the Mac side work with the PC side. But when the game’s publisher, 2K Games, releases another patch for the PC, everything will be out of whack again.

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