New Borderlands 2 Update Brings Back Windows Multiplayer, Adds New Weapons

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Hardcore Vault Hunters may have noticed that the opportunity to venture forth with their PC-based comrades — a huge boon that arrived in an update almost two months ago — was no longer an option as of early this month, when the latest Borderlands 2 patch hit PCs, throwing the two operating systems out of sync again.

But the two platforms are now synced again, thanks to Aspyr’s lightning-fast release of a Mac-side patch. They’ve also brought us the $5, Steam-only Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Pack DLC, which raises the level cap and adds a “super-rare line of weapons.” Yeehaw.

With the DLC, the level cap sits at 61, which should add months of nomad-splatting action. The update also adds “Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode,” which adds black-market items and new storage for loot; just be warned that it’s for hardcore nuts only — UVHM is only available on the third playthrough.

Hopefully it’ll be a while before the next PC-side update, when the sync gets thrown out of whack again — we really need those PC gunslingers.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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