Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.

Borderlands 2 Also Looks Like It's Coming To Linux, UPDATE: Confirmed

By - | Views: 69,783
UPDATE: We have confirmation from Aspyr Media that they are doing the port:
Michael Blair, Aspyr MediaYes! BL2 Linux is absolutely real! We've been working hard on it for months and will talk about a release date as soon as possible.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link
Remember when Randy Pitchford of Gearbox told us not to get our hopes up? Then Borderlands: The Pre-sequel was confirmed for Linux? Well he's a funny guy as Borderlands 2 is now showing signs of coming over to Linux anyway.

Thanks to the SteamDB as usual:
QuoteChanged App Config
launch/3/config/oslist: linux
launch/3/description: Launch
launch/3/executable: ./Borderlands2

QuoteChanged Depots
49531/config/oslist: linux
49531/name: Linux Content
49533/config/oslist: linux
49533/name: Linux Executable
49534/config/language: english
49534/config/oslist: linux
49534/name: Linux English

There's a lot more too, but you get the idea

Borderlands 2 was ported to Mac thanks to Aspyr Media, so it's easy to assume they will be doing the porting for Borderlands 2 on Linux as well. Considering how good their first Linux port was I have high hopes for this one to not only be real, but to be a good port.

I've actually played a lot of the original Borderlands and a little bit of Borderlands 2, so I will be buying all the DLC once it is release to show my support. I might even grab a gift copy for one lucky GamingOnLinux reader, so stay tuned for that.

Borderlands 2 is a massive game with some really awesome weapons to be found. The weapons that can be found vary widly too, and no play-through will be the same. The chance to have this type of game on Linux is amazing.

I would imagine Borderlands 2 would be ported before The Pre-sequel since it's an older and more familiar code-base.

We have reached out to Aspyr Media to see if they can comment on it or point us in the direction of who is doing it.

You can check out Borderlands 2 on Steam here, but we highly recommend NOT buying it until it is released.

Official About
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

Are you as excited as we are? Be sure to sound off in the comments and spread the word across the internet.

For me Randy Pitchford of Gearbox this puts you firmly back in my good backs after Colonial Marines, so don't break my heart again please. Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
Page: «5/5
  Go to:

EKRboi 4 Sep, 2014
Does anyone know exactly what THIS is? I'm new to using the steamdb so maybe someone can clarify... it says status: available, but using the "View package on Steam" link just goes to steams home page.
Awakkened 7 Sep, 2014
It's now on my linux game's list.

Did someone downloaded already? I want to know if it works. (Downloading now)

EDIT: It's just on the list, there's nothing to download yet.
Liam Dawe 7 Sep, 2014
It was a mistake showing up in our lists now, but "Soon" to quote them from reddit about it. Hold onto your hats folks, and keep your wallets close.
supermonkey77 14 Sep, 2014
I am usually a patient fellow but with both this and Dead Island sitting in my library mocking me with their unplayableness, I am starting to go a little mental.

EKRboi 17 Sep, 2014
Quoting: supermonkey77I am usually a patient fellow but with both this and Dead Island sitting in my library mocking me with their unplayableness, I am starting to go a little mental.

I'm not very patient and this is killing me haha. It does look like the EULA for Borderlands2 was updated 22hrs ago (SteamDB). Maybe a sign? Less than A month away from The Presequel, I would expect them to want it out way before then.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.