Submitted by Mixmoff 2180d ago | article

Borderlands Co-op Broken on PS3

Day one purchasers of Borderlands on PS3 were faced with an unpleasant surprise on Tuesday: the game's co-op mode is completely borked. (Borderlands, PS3)

Update Update 2:
Fix’d! From the Gearbox Software Community:

Gearbox has worked very quickly with its partners to identify and resolve the issue users have been reporting with the PS3 version of Borderlands relating to friends lists on PSN

We are very pleased to report that using PSN friends lists with the game should now work properly for all PS3 customers. The fix has been released invisibly and should work automatically for all PSN users on the PS3 platform. No special action is required by PS3 customers to apply the fix – just play the game and you’ll find that everything works fine now. We thank you all for your patience and for making us aware of the issue!

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Berserk1  +   2180d ago
Borderlands Co-op Broken on PS3
like gay of war 2 Broken Co-op LOL.
Pennywise  +   2180d ago
Except borderlands problem will be fixed.
nycredude  +   2180d ago
This is bs. It is the same on 360. Gearbox arent't the best developers.
themyk  +   2180d ago

whats wrong with it? good thing it's not the only good game to be released in six months on the ps3. so i'll wait till they fix it. and keep playing u2.

it does suck though.
Dannagar  +   2180d ago

I watched a friend play it on Xbox 360 and there was no issues.
Turn 10 Studios  +   2180d ago
Saaking  +   2179d ago
This is not a PSN problem it's gearbox's lousy dev work.
GameGambits  +   2180d ago
The 360 didn't have the same issues? That's pretty stupid. Either learn how to do your job or don't multiplat.

Poor developers who won't shoot for excellence are the biggest pricks out there. They just want to snatch your hard earned money. Don't be a sucker fish. :/
HardcoreGamer  +   2180d ago
il agree in some context
this game is core coop play fun. for them not to get this right makes no sense why the would make a ps3 version in the first place.? as it will do them more hurt than good.

I WAS INTERESTED AND STILL AM but they need to get a patch sorted or something so we can fix them asap.

i want a coop rpg fix as soon as possible but still waiting on monster hunter.

give thema few days it may be something on their end that they forgot to do
hakis86  +   2180d ago
I don't care too much about.. but they BETTER NOT MESS UP AVP on any platform! Can't wait for that game..
(same dev, right? hehe)
Jamescagney  +   2180d ago
Rebellion are doing AVP, it's still uncertain whether Gearboxs Aliens game will actually happen. I think a lot depends on Rebellions effort.
nycredude  +   2180d ago
Can anyone who bought the Ps3 version confirm this? I don't trust this douche site since it was the one who summed up Uncharted as a QTE game.
Nihilism  +   2180d ago
I think Gearbox should have spent a few more weeks testing, instead of bad mouthing other more successful devs.
JsonHenry  +   2180d ago
I bought it for the 360, but I also want to get it on my PS3 so I can play with a few friends that only own a PS3. Hopefully this is fixed by the time I pick it up on the PS3.
leyego  +   2180d ago
100% true.

happens to me, happens to my friend, happens to everyone i no who bought the game. its an EPIC FAIL on gear boxes part. co-op game that can't do co-op.
Mixmoff  +   2180d ago
Actually we disputed the QTE article and called Uncharted 2 "perfect".

So yeah, I'm sure we're making this up to show bias.

@disagree... Read the article in question.
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bunbun777  +   2180d ago
I can confirm this
Sadly. Me and my two roomies all got the game, we couldnt even get a LAN game going at first-- one roomie could see us we could not see him on our friends listing in game. My game appeared to freeze up once when i was attempting to access the online listings of games.

Hope they fix it soon-- if you like leveling, loot, adventure, its a fun fun game, reminds me kinda of a mix between Fallout 3 and WoW and Resistance 2.

add me on psn: sirsmokesalot69

-edit for updates i would go to the borderlands technical forums-- last night they were saying they were "looking into it" and maybe now they have figured it out. Lots of PO'ed players, as you can imagine. I was mostly dissapointed, its hard to get that upset with Demons Souls and UC2 on deck.
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nycredude  +   2180d ago

Sorry about the mix up... Honest mistake.

@bunbun777 and leyego

Thanks for the heads up. This is a bummer but I hope they fix it soon. Hey Bun i am going to add you.

@all who care

My PSN: NYCREDUDE add me if you want.
WildArmed  +   2180d ago
Thats just sad.
I guess its a good reason for me to pick up NGS2 instead of Borderlands then.
Will pick this up after Brutal Legend.. dont want any chances of that not being patched
Darkstorn  +   2180d ago
The problem was enough for GameSpot to give the PS3 version an 8.0 while the 360 got an 8.5. Time to compare Metacritic scores! (hopefully they'll fix it before the weekend).
djfullshred  +   2180d ago
zlatko - after reading the article, the developer stated they throughly tested this in their test environment, but unfortunately found an issue that could not be reproduced in their test lab.

You really think they are not doing their jobs? Almost every piece of complicated software needs updates after being released. Labs constantly need to be updated to match the real world, but usually this is not known to be needed until after a real world problem is uncovered. It is the nature of the technology business.
otherZinc  +   2179d ago
I knew this was going to happen: PS3 cant do "co-op campaign"!
I knew this would happen when Killzone 2 omitted co-op through the campaign, same with Infinity Ward, the graphics would suffer if they did have co-op through the campaign. All I received was ton of hate, now you have proof.

I'm not talking about co-op side missions to trick the public, Liars like Infinity Ward saying: "adding co-op through the campaign would compromise the single player story"? *******T! Infinity Ward no one knows the characters in your friggin story from MW1, so stfu!

No campaign co-op is an excuse to hide the fact that operating with un-unified RAM on the PS3 is a friggin problem: Say it Developers!

You dont see Halo 3 with that problem, the RAM is unified, a dev needs to create multiple scenarios for each co-op character, that's a problem for SONY's PS3!

Proof, where are the co-op campaigns on the PS3?
Real Gambler  +   2179d ago
Already fixed, move along, move along!
Don't even need to install a patch... I would say quick and easy fix!

"Gearbox's Steve Gibson sends along word that the dev has already fixed the problem. "We are very pleased to report that using PSN friends lists with the game should now work properly for all PS3 customers. The fix has been released invisibly and should work automatically for all PSN users on the PS3 platform. No special action is required by PS3 customers to apply the fix - just play the game and you'll find that everything works fine now. We thank you all for your patience and for making us aware of the issue!""
DanSolo  +   2180d ago
That's a shame I was looking forward to getting this on friday!
Oh well I spose it will save me some money.
Rockstar  +   2180d ago
I bought this game yesterday in hopes of playing co-op tonight with friends...

What about the LAN party option, does it work?
bunbun777  +   2180d ago
We got our LAN to work last night --3 players in house. Should be working for everyone I hope.
Rockstar  +   2179d ago
Thx for the reply
have some bubbles.

Also, was playing this game single player earlier today and I noticed a friend was also playing. I decided to invite him into my game and it went off without a hitch.

Maybe this problem is for some and not others?
koehler83  +   2180d ago
Glad I won't be putting this in my PS3 until Christmas or later. I'm sure it will be worked out by then.
joydestroy  +   2180d ago
themyk  +   2180d ago
Fishy Fingers  +   2180d ago
Good QA huh. I guess with the online community why bother do it yourself when you can just get gamers to do it for you.
MetalGearBear  +   2180d ago
borked? it is word?
joydestroy  +   2180d ago
i'm sure it'll be fixed soon
kasasensei  +   2180d ago
The problem is not borderlands, it's the psn.
There are a lot of problems these days with the buddy list.
Don't know what's going on...?
Fishy Fingers  +   2180d ago
Rubbish. It's simply a lack of testing by Gearbox.
Ryo-Hazuki  +   2180d ago
Im not having any problems with the psn at all. Ive been playing online w/ uncharted 2 and having a smooth experience...only when I put in Borderlands I had a problem.
labaronx  +   2180d ago
disagree, Sony may need to hire better beta testers but....
The PSN is fine Uncharted 2, Madden 10, and NFS shift are games i play daily with no problems... this is mostly gearbox
Pixel_Addict  +   2180d ago
Get a life troll...
PSN is fine, you are just crying for attention.
themyk  +   2180d ago
look dude. say what you want about the psn not giving us xgame chat and a party system. great features by the way.

buy don't say that the psn isn't a stable network for online gaming cause you sound like an idiot.

psn is actually much much more stable than live.

live has the features psn has the stability.

it never crashes, it rarely lags. it's rock steady all the time. and it's free to boot. so give me a break either you don't know better or your a troll, i'm guessing the latter.

guess what when gears didn't work nobody thought it was lives fault we all knew it was epics fault. cause we're not morons and we know what we're talking about. it's trolls like you that automatically go for the "oh it's the ps3's or the psn's fault" what ever.

try waking up next time you type.
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kasasensei  +   2180d ago
i am just saying that a lot of my friends are experiencing problems with the buddy list, okay?
keep your agressive words for yourself, i dont need it.

kasasensei  +   2180d ago
jezzz... i dont even play online with my 360...
Stop being so frustrated and agressive, you people...
DanSolo  +   2180d ago
eh? there's nothing wrong with the PSN or the buddylist.
It might be lacking a few features like Cross game chat and invites, and a bit of spit and polish to make it look better, but it's not broken in any way at all.

I've never had any problems with it and I use it regularly. It's actually a pretty reliable service.

Shame about Borderlands co-op getting messed-up though, I was looking forward to getting it friday and now I won't be bothering, no point in getting a game based around co-op if they can't even get that right!
bunbun777  +   2180d ago
go easy
no one hopefully is trying to bash the XMB-- but even Gearbox said it might be a compatibility issue with the way the friends list populates, obviously it isnt the psn that is "broken" but compatibility seems to be the issue-- they were even trying to say it mightve had something to do with the download codes from the different retailers!
divideby0  +   2180d ago
BS....I have not had a single issue you mention or my real word friends.
Its a problem on your end

If the developer is inept at making a game run on a console, it should not be sold...

If I bought the game, I'd return it for a full refund. Even if its open you can at least get store credit for such a problem
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comm13  +   2180d ago
I hope cross game chat never makes it, worst piece of (@#@(# ever. I do not want people to ghost in my games. If you really are so pathetic you need to talk to people who are playing different games at the same time, you need to get a life.

Cross game invites would be good as long as I can disable it. Do not feel like getting spammed stupid messages while I am enjoying a game.
vickers500  +   2179d ago
"I hope cross game chat never makes it, worst piece of (@#@(# ever. I do not want people to ghost in my games. If you really are so pathetic you need to talk to people who are playing different games at the same time, you need to get a life."

If you really are so pathetic that you need a cell phone to talk to people who are doing different things than you are at the same time, then you need to get a life.

Wow, posting moronic comments is fun! Teach me more, comm13.
Ryo-Hazuki  +   2180d ago
Yep, a game that was built around co-op does not work on the ps3 version. I bought it last night and it freezes every time you get to the public lobby.
I played the single player but it feels rather lonely in the world cuz it really wasnt meant to be played that way.

Im really starting to lose respect for 2k period. I heard the online for nba2k10 was broken and now the next 2k game borderlands(ps3) is completely broken.
labaronx  +   2180d ago
You are right !!! 2k10 did have launch problems on Live/PSN during the first few days.....
Maybe 2K Games are starting to rush stuff out now....
Natsu X FairyTail  +   2180d ago
bayonetta , Borderlands.

GameGambits  +   2180d ago
OMG Bayonetta's Co-op is broken too!? :O
Gen0ne  +   2179d ago
Bayonetta or Borderlands?
After playing Borderlands last night on my PS3 ( with some mild online trouble ) for 8 hours, I believe I can answer your question. Bayonetta. The guns are awesome... and that's about it. Too sparse, too bland and a little on the tedious side. Dammit.
Elven6  +   2179d ago
It wouldn't be a Gearbox game if it wasn't broken, it's simply how they roll regardless of platform.
Droid Control  +   2180d ago
why is it broken on the PS3
and not the 360?
themyk  +   2180d ago
probably cause it was made on the 360 and optimized for the 360 and the 360 is easier to make a game on.

whats the excuse of gears of war being broke?

does gear co op work yet?
TooTall19  +   2179d ago
it's already fixed for me and others I've talked to. just a server issue thats why 360 wasn't affected. plus you could still play online just the friends list didn't work the first day. boo hoo quit hating Gearbox when they fix it in a day
themyk  +   2180d ago
i love the song in the commercials. i limewired the rest of cage the elephants songs. and the whole album is great.

one of my favorite new bands. which is surprising cause lets face it the new bands lately aren't that good.
LukaX23  +   2180d ago
COD4 might not of had dedicated servers on the consoles but at least it wasn't a sh!t port like most multi platform PS3 games out there. It was a quality game on ALL platforms. That's why I like Infinity Ward.
Motion  +   2180d ago
how is this comment in any way related to borderlands?
themyk  +   2180d ago
he's saying iw > gearbox whats so hard to understand about that.
LukaX23  +   2180d ago
Borderlands = bad port. COD4 = good port. It's a comparison.
GuCCi512  +   2180d ago
it looks like borderlands is a port from the 360.
DirtyLary  +   2180d ago
Gotta pass on this one. I don't see it bringing anything new to the genre. But the artwork is awesome, I'll give em that.

After watching the pirates on justinTV for the last week....

the game is just your typical snipe bots from a safe distance rinse/repeat shooter.

I'll stick to UC2 online, MAG beta, Socom:C, MGO, OFP and the challenge from my fellow gamers, not bots.
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themyk  +   2180d ago
i don't know i think it will be good. i mean you can play cheap like that if you want. but you can't give up on single player games man.

if all anybody wants to do is play multiplayer, it's gonna kill the gaming industry i WANT devs to focus on single player. and i think gearbox did an awesome job on this game. i wish they would have made the co op better but they will fix it.

you can play any game cheaply like you said if you want to but if you choose to play the game like your supposed to with friends it will be good. i mean come on man.

just like mass effect you can play the game like it was meant to be played and it was awesome. or you can play it cheaply and make a sniper class and just shoot all the bosses from a mile away. but if thats how you played the game and you didn't enjoy it. thats your fault.
socomnick  +   2180d ago
Doesn't bring anything new to the genre ? It managed to somehow combine Fallouts universe, with Diablos loot, added sweet co-op and shooting and to top it all off a deep rpg skill set.

This is truly the first game that really combines an RPG with a FPS.

The game is beyond addicting.
chrisulloa  +   2180d ago
God, devs suck at porting games to PS3. Oh well, at least our multiplats will be better.
Bathyj  +   2180d ago
Do devs still playtest games. WTF is going on?
I knew this would happen as soon as console games started getting patches, most of them get released 90% done.
beans  +   2180d ago
One would think the more expensive ps3 version would run smoother than the cheaper pc version. Then again would anyone even notice the flaws if they had just 1 console.
spongeboob  +   2180d ago
In Canada borderlands is 39 bucks, and after playing it i know why it's that price. It is a glitchy mess.
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MGOelite  +   2180d ago
this is the experience of 1 person
Mixmoff  +   2180d ago
The thread on Gearbox's forum is already at 17 pages. This is not an isolated experience.

divideby0  +   2180d ago
another stupid developer...hands down stupid for not properly testing the game and hosing gamers...

dont matter to me...I am now playing UC2, MAG beta, and soon RnC and MW, so dont need this junk
FantasyStar  +   2180d ago
Stupid developer? Borderlands is a pretty fun co-op game. Just because there are connection issues doesn't mean you can simply diss the whole game all-together.

Yeah, Gearbox should've done more testing, I'll agree with that. But you're overblowing the situation here, especially since you don't even have the game. So ease up.
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divideby0  +   2180d ago
only weather forecasters and game developers are allowed to F up in their work product and have sheep blindly say its ok.

if you have a job and do such a bad job at it, what would your customers say...its ok..they will fix it...

I am not buying the game, but my neighbor bought it and he said it was broke and playing solo to quote him is "boring, grinding and the map stinks"... He did say the game was worthy of low 8s and is not bad
FantasyStar  +   2180d ago
As a fellow gamer, I hope you will try to play the game when the patch rolls out. I'm fortunate to have the 360 Version and played it with 4p just last night: leveled up to 15 and enjoyed every bit of it. It would be a shame you're dissuaded by something that can be fixed it days. I don't condone releasing partially-broken games, but Borderlands is a game that's so good that it deserves some of your patience until the patch rolls out and you can then fully experience what I did.

This is one of those games you can come back to months after the holiday season and still have fun.
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PStu'rd  +   2180d ago
Unsurprisingly since every multyplat ps3 game is broken garbage compared to superior 360/pc versions. Low budget hardware never really produces any good results in gaming
keysy420  +   2180d ago
its on both systems
the game is fun but has some bugs
ForROME  +   2180d ago
Weird i played about 4 hours of it last night, Love the game by the way, and didnt have any issues
R2-JD  +   2180d ago
Same here. Three of us played co-op for about 5.5 hours last night and had no issues with the online.
--I'm a Mac--
Mixmoff  +   2180d ago
Public games seem to work fine for most, but a significant number of people are reporting friends list and Private game issues.

The thread at Gearbox's forum is 17 pages long.


Gamespot even mentioned it briefly in their PS3 review.
NecrumSlavery  +   2180d ago
Whatever same game on both, but the PS3 had a fluke.

It'll be fixed.

Online is online, there should be no reason devs screw up online.
Oh wAit, gears 2....lol. My bad
Relientk77  +   2180d ago
How bout u test it before release, like alot

thats ridiclous co-op is broken I hope its fixed soon I do eventually want this game
etownone  +   2180d ago
It only does everything... Except co-op in Borderlands!!

And I'm sure you guys already heard about Bayonetta

anyways, play beyond... In single-player that is..... Lol
ultimolu  +   2180d ago
Another case of developers not know what the hell they're doing. :/
Wasn't planning on buying this but that's messed up.
Serial_EDX  +   2180d ago
Sorry to have to say this.
But anyone complaining saying the devs need to do there job, Isn't UC2 having issues online?
mykrlz182  +   2180d ago
Lucky thing I made the right choice of buying the 360 version. For those people that say the PSN is better than live are in denial. It's not even a close one folks, sorry to break it to you. This site has got to have the most SOny fanboys I've ever seen. Every article that says anything good about the 360 gets slammed and every article that says anything negative about PS3, even if it's true, gets slammed. This site used to actually have decent folks now it's full of ignorant fanboys.
i3eyond the Circle  +   2180d ago
I don't think it's the developers fault.

More like the ancient PsN architecture.

On XBL you can invite in the click of a button.

Borderlands is a 4 player co op game where your progress can go to single player and to proceed with missions you have to be on the same part with you friend.

I can only imagine the headache that would be on the PsN. Luck to you guys hope you get a patch soon.
Mixmoff  +   2180d ago
Invite to game is a function built in to the PS3 version of this game. It's the press of a button as well.

The issue is that it doesn't pull up your actual friends list.. just a subset for some people and an old version for others.
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