Borderlands 2 Update Advertising Borderlands 3 Breaks The Game

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have recently been inflicted with an update advertising Borderlands 3, which has also caused issues for the game's online mode.

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ifrit_caress407d ago

I truly hate these kinds of update that just place ads for another game.

CorndogBurglar407d ago (Edited 407d ago )

At some point Capcom placed ads on their loading screens before every fight on Street Fighter 5. What's REALLY annoying is one of the 3 ads it cycles through is guessed it, Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition. So even if you bought or upgraded to Champion Edition you still get hit with an ad. FOR THE GAME YOU ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING!

It would be comical if it wasn't so annoying.

It can be argued that it's just the loading screen, and you would have to look at something during that 10 seconds anyway. But still.....its annoying.

ifrit_caress406d ago

Capcom's SF5 is one of the worst fighting games this generation. Nevermind the annoying ads, the grindy free-to-play style is just abhorrent.

Skate-AK407d ago

I only see mention of Steam. Did this update get pushed out to consoles too?

Seraphim407d ago

When I jumped onto The Handsome Collection [PS4] last week there was an advertisement for B3. Not sure if it affects anything as I didn't play online or play for long but there was an advertisement.

rainslacker407d ago

Dunno about Steam, but there has been advertising for BL3 on BL2 on PS4 for quite some time now. The ad box on the title/start screen is just some sort of connected banner service. I doubt putting up the BL3 ad broke anything, and it was probably just coincidental that they changed this ad at the same time as an update.

ajax17407d ago

So idiotic. Do they expect people who play Borderlands 2/Pre Sequel NOT to be aware of Borderlands 3??

battletrax407d ago

There's always those players with no internet living under a rock on a remote island off the coast of Africa.

Only kidding. I agree, I think borderlands 2 doesn't need advertising for borderlands 3. Everyone is aware.

rainslacker407d ago (Edited 407d ago )

Probably not so much about awareness, but more that the more people see it, the more likely they are to click and maybe order it. Assuming they haven't already brought the game. Granted, I think people who would see it enough to eventually get to the point of clicking it, probably are more diehard BL fans who still play the game regularly.

YoungKingDoran407d ago

This comes off as abit strange and pathetic to me. B3 has sold a huge amount already, this was not necessary at all

traumadisaster406d ago

Need to select the option for auto downloads, that takes care of old games. Then for new games manually update.