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Submitted by stonepaintings 762d ago | news

Borderlands 2’s legendary loot drop-rate to be decreased in an upcoming update

Yesterday, the drop-rates of legendary items in the game’s newly added Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode was severely lowered. Gearbox Software’s community manager responded earlier today that the loot tables are currently being worked on but this code wasn’t meant to go live yet. As such, the lowered drop-rates has since been removed from the game. Gearbox's official statement follows. "We’re always looking at balance tweaks on our internal server. Unfortunately a test string went live before it was ready and has since been pulled down."

This seems to imply while the code that lowered the change of finding legendary gear from Loot Midgets inside “Borderlands 2” might have been an accident for now, it seems that the developer is currently testing and looking at a permanent lowered change to find decent gear. (Borderlands 2, Gearbox Software, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Serjikal_Strike  +   762d ago
Decreased?
What are they stupid?
Increase them dont decrease them
admiralvic  +   762d ago
Clearly they're, since this will ONLY motivate people to hack / dupe items.
showtimefolks  +   762d ago
about to be done with all dlc and max level yet i haven't come across a legendary item

so maybe i am doing something wrong but they should be increasing not decreasing

the 1st borderlands had much better loot when it came to weapons
BiggCMan  +   762d ago
Not for the pearl weapons in the 3rd DLC, HA! There are only 12, and I have been lucky to find 4 of them. The orange weapons in BL2 are pretty easy to get though, you just have to know which bosses drop them. I have not yet played the newer DLC's to find out how hard it is to get Sephia and the new Pearl weapons.
admiralvic  +   762d ago
They're fairly uncommon, though there are of course ways to get them faster. Like they say The Warrior always drops a legendary item when you kill him during the story (sometimes it falls into the lava), so there is that. They're pretty much something you won't find if you're not actively looking for them.

@ BiggCMan

Seraph weapons mostly come from shops, so they're a simple matter of farming raid bosses to afford them. Ultimate Vault Hunter mode makes some drop only, though I hear they drop fairly often. Pearl weapons are are less common than Legendary, but quite easy to farm with the right tech. Ancient E-Tech relics are also pretty common.
vayacondiosamigo  +   762d ago
"This seems to imply while the code that lowered the change of finding legendary gear from Loot Midgets inside “Borderlands 2” might have been an accident for now, it seems that the developer is currently testing and looking at a permanent lowered change to find decent gear."
KwietStorm  +   762d ago
I think I might be done now. Just silly decisions. And now with one of the bigger problems people spoke out about, they go the complete opposite direction. lol don't even know what to think. This isn't even a competitive game. Its coop.
Sovereign59  +   762d ago
The original game's loot gave me much more of a sense of reward. I could get online and invite a couple friends to my game and we knew that by the time we were done playing for the day we would have found at least one weapon/shield superior to the one which we were using when we started. That kept us going back to Borderlands long after the final DLC was released.
In Borderlands 2, we went days without finding an item that was substantially better than one we currently had equipped. I put the game in and play off and on for about a week each time new content is released, but I'm the only one in my group of friends that has played the game since the first DLC was released.
snipab8t  +   762d ago
For someone who only plays single player this is annoying considering I have only 1 orange shield and 1 orange weapon. Both are pretty crappy too...
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   762d ago
@snipb8t
Same here. This game just isnt geared to us single player types but Ive played practically nothing else on my PS3 since launch. Its been a lot of fun though. Just found Jimmy Jenkins and Im so close to platinum, then its GAME OVER.
dumahim  +   762d ago
Thankfully I've had my 360 disconnected for a while now so I didn't get the update. Been farming loot midgets and have a lot of legendaries now, but could really use some good upgrades of what I'm using now, so I'll probably keep it offline for a while.

According to the stats I've been keeping the last couple of days, the drop rate for Legenday drops from the loot midgets was about 7% and Pearls 2%. I have yet to get the Pearl rocket launcher or a single shield, but have probably had the Bonus Package drop no less than 6 times now. Pretty crappy luck.
DarkZane  +   762d ago
Guess I will get all my level 61 equipment before updating. Thanks for the warning gearbox.
TheSaint  +   762d ago
This is stupid, just because a few people have no lives and can grind all day doesn't mean you should punish the rest of us.
dumahim  +   762d ago
If you try to get a specific Legendary, it isn't that difficult. Sometimes it doesn't even take that long.
Sure I played through the game 3 times and never got an orange to drop (except one on the Warrior and it was stuck under his body, unlootable), but I then went back and started killing bosses and found out the tricks like The Warrior's moonshot, or the loot midgets in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.
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csreynolds  +   762d ago
DECREASED? Are you kidding?

Eff this game and it's clueless developer, I'm done.
LAWSON72  +   762d ago
I have only gotten orange grenades and have yet to find one gold weapon on my lv 45.
palaeomerus  +   762d ago
Sigh. And here I am still trying to get a space knight head for my commando.

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