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Good news vault hunters, the recently released free DLC for both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel adding in multiple graphical upgrades will be supported in the Linux version.

While I did reach out to Aspyr Media previously, at the time they didn't know what the status would be as it wasn't clear if it was even coming to the PC version. They've since officially confirmed today on Twitter that it will come to Linux:

The Borderlands HD update is coming for Mac and Linux to Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel.

They said to keep an eye on this page for updates.

Great, I don't have a 4K display!

No worries, they did say "improvements can be seen on lower resolution displays as well" due to the multiple upgrades that come with the free DLC like:

  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Remastered 4K weapon meshes and textures
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing implementation, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • An improved SSAO method for more realistic ambient lighting.
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement

Really good news, last thing we want is to have a Linux version of a popular game left behind. So I'm really happy to see Aspyr Media be able to continue supporting their older ports.

You can find Borderlands 2 on Humble Store and Steam, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is also on Humble Store and Steam.

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BielFPs 4 April 2019 at 4:45 pm UTC
Nice news. Unfortunately since Borderlands 3 will be Epic Store exclusive, I have almost no hope about having a linux version (with is bad since I'm a big fan of the Borderlands series)

But still, It's nice to see they ported the remastered version too (could be because Valve's contract forbidden to release exclusive content of a game out of steam, or because it was cheap to port the remastered version since they already had one).
EMO GANGSTER 4 April 2019 at 4:51 pm UTC
BielFPsNice news. Unfortunately since Borderlands 3 will be Epic Store exclusive, I have almost no hope about having a linux version (with is bad since I'm a big fan of the Borderlands series)

But still, It's nice to see they ported the remastered version too (could be because Valve's contract forbidden to release exclusive content of a game out of steam, or because it was cheap to port the remastered version since they already had one).

yeah, but at least only 6 months rather than a year but the exclusive shits getting old and an epic client is trash.
BielFPs 4 April 2019 at 4:56 pm UTC
EMO GANGSTERbut at least only 6 months rather than a year.

Either way, since the Steam Machines hype is gone, I really doubt they will spent in another port for linux.
EMO GANGSTER 4 April 2019 at 4:59 pm UTC
BielFPs
EMO GANGSTERbut at least only 6 months rather than a year.

Either way, since the Steam Machines hype is gone, I really doubt they will spent in another port for linux.

yeah I just wait for 6 months an see if works in proton
linuxjacques 4 April 2019 at 5:06 pm UTC
I'm glad to hear this. I was trying to install the texture pack last night and finally realized why it wasn't working.
sub 4 April 2019 at 5:53 pm UTC
That's great.

Didn't expect this, tbh.
Patola 4 April 2019 at 5:59 pm UTC
Well, I clicked the entry for borderlands 2 hd texture pack on steam and it seemingly worked, launched borderlands 2 afterwards. Did the same for the PreSequel. Might be confirmation bias since there has been a couple months I don't play it but the game seemed crispier.

Also I was able to run the new Borderlands I GOTY Enhanced under proton, after renaming the game executable to Launcher.exe. Ran smoothly.
Beamboom 4 April 2019 at 6:02 pm UTC
I feel this is a faint sign of hope Borderlands 3 eventually will be coming our way too.

I'm gonna SO buy it. Twice.
Dunc 4 April 2019 at 6:34 pm UTC
linuxjacquesI'm glad to hear this. I was trying to install the texture pack last night and finally realized why it wasn't working.
Yeah, I thought, “It's only new textures, surely it'll work anyway?” before realising that no, it's an update to the game itself too. Still, good to see that it's coming.
jarhead_h 4 April 2019 at 6:36 pm UTC
BielFPsNice news. Unfortunately since Borderlands 3 will be Epic Store exclusive, I have almost no hope about having a linux version (with is bad since I'm a big fan of the Borderlands series)

Hey, if Gearbox doesn't want our money, screw 'em. In this case it's only six months, so get it on a Steam winter/Summer sale a year after it releases. Apparently there's a $250 preorder package available for the game. None of us are going to order that because it requires Windows. I haven't heard, is the EPIC store running via WINE yet?
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