Is Borderlands 2 Cross Platform? Find Out Now.

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Borderlands 2 (aka BL2) is a first-person shooter role-playing game that is both multiplatform and multiplayer.

That it is multiplatform means that it is available for many different platforms, such as PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, to name but a few. That it is multiplayer means that you can play with friends online or locally from the comfort of your couch.

But is Borderlands 2 cross-platform?

Borderlands 2 isn’t cross-platform between PC and consoles. However, it is possible to cross-play BL2 between Mac and PC and Mac and Linux. For Mac and PC cross-play, you need to downgrade the PC version to v. 1.8.5. And for Mac and Linux, you need to run ProtonDB on Linux (to play the Windows version) and then roll back to v.1.8.5 on Linux.

How to Crossplay between PC and Mac

On PC, you need to roll back to version 1.8.5, which allows you to connect with Mac players. You’ll find a tutorial and links to version 1.8.5 here on Steam.

After downgrading the game, you won’t be able to connect with other Windows players who haven’t rolled back the game to v.1.8.5.

How to Crossplay between Mac and Linux

Borderlands 2 supports cross-platform play between Mac and Linux if you use a few tricks.

On Linux, you need to use ProtonDB to run the Windows version of the game. Then you need to roll back the game to version 1.8.5, which you can find here.

After downgrading the game, you won’t be able to connect with other Windows players who haven’t rolled back the game to v.1.8.5.

Borderlands 2 does not support cross-play on PS Vita, Android, or Nintendo Switch.


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Is Borderlands 2 co-op?

Yes, Borderlands 2 has some great co-op modes. The game supports several options for cooperative play:

  1. online play with up to four players,
  2. local co-op with two players via split-screen (only officially supported on Xbox and PlayStation.)
  3. a combination of 1 + 2, you can play split-screen locally and still play online with two other players.

Note, when playing co-op in split-screen, each player should sign in to their system account to allow progress for both players to be saved. If Player 2 is signed in as a Guest, the progress won’t be saved.

You must mod the game if you want to play local split-screen on a PC. Here’s a link to what you need.

What the heck is Borderlands 2 anyway? – A short introduction.

  • Game Developer: Gearbox
  • Game Publisher: 2K Games
  • Genre: First-person shooter, RPG, looter shooter, co-op

Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter game that falls under the “looter shooter” gaming category. It’s a very funny and addictive game that can be played by yourself or friends.

Many choose to play this game cooperatively with friends, and you can play with up to four players. You’ll be shooting your way through enemies as a vault hunter while constantly finding bigger and better guns to use.

Story

The story of Borderlands 2 takes place on Pandora, and you’re going to play as a Vault Hunter searching for a large vault somewhere on the planet. Handsome Jack rules over this planet like a dictator, and he will attempt to thwart your efforts.

As you continue to play, you learn more about Handsome Jack, the planet, the vault hunters from the original Borderlands title, and much more. It has a very interesting plot that is also silly enough to make you laugh while playing with friends.

Gameplay

Playing Borderlands 2 is a real treat if you have a co-op partner. This game can be played solo, but you can also play with up to three friends.

You’ll be shooting enemies and working through missions to gain wealth and learn more about the planet in search of an elusive vault. One of the biggest aspects of this game involves collecting new guns that are dropped by enemies. 

Enemies will drop guns when defeated, which gives you an opportunity to get new gear. You’ll collect new items that are more powerful as you work your way through the game.

There are also RPG elements because you level up and gain more skills as you kill enemies. Eventually, you’ll become a very powerful vault hunter with many skills and tools.

Also, check out Is Borderlands 3 cross-platform?

What platforms are Borderlands 2 available for?

Borderlands 2 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Mac (OS X)
  • Linux
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Android