“Graveyard Virus” for Borderlands 2 Is No Laughing Matter
So recently some Borderlands 2 players on the Xbox 360 have figured out how to hack their save data to now include an unused hardcore mode found in the game’s coding, and it’s effects to other players has been dubbed the “Graveyard Virus”. If a player plays an online game with someone who has the user-edited save, once you die in the game, you’ll find all your game data has been erased.
Gearbox, the company behind Borderlands 2, has issued a patch to Microsoft for the problem, but reports of the “virus” are still coming in. The company advises to avoid playing online with people you don’t know, and to only play with trusted friends to avoid the “Graveyard Virus” claiming your save data next. Also, it’s recommended that you exit via “Save and Quit” in the menu options when leaving an online game. If you come across anything suspicious during your play on Borderlands 2, Gearbox recommends reporting it as soon as possible by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org. So far the virus has only been found on the 360, but the company says to still be on the look out to players who play Borderlands 2 on the PC and PS3. If players on the PS3 and PC see any similar behavior like what has happened on the 360, Gearbox asks to report it right away.