Borderlands 2 region locked in Russia

By Nick Akerman
18 September 2012 10:35 GMT

If you’ve purchased Borderlands 2 and live in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania or Estonia, you’ll be irritated to know you can only play online with people from these states.

Publishers 2K Games and 1C provided no indication this would be the case when pre-orders were made. Disgruntled players have taken to Reddit in order to vent their anger. Member K900_ posted a list of problems:

“These potential players are unable to pre-load Borderlands 2 and it is unclear if the game will support multiple languages, or if it will only be in Russian. Since many people in countries outside of Russia don’t speak Russian, this further complicates the issue. DLC may not work on the RU version of Borderlands 2, as those who pre-ordered the Season Pass are unable to activate it. Players paid full price for the game.”

2K responded to the annoyance on its official forum:

“2K Games and 1C are aware that digital distribution pages for the Russian, CIS and Baltic states versions of Borderlands 2 contained incorrect information regarding the language and cross territory compatibility support. We apologize that this information was incorrect during the pre-sale and pre-order period for these territories. We are working with our partners to update those pages, and offer any customers who pre-ordered or pre-purchased the game the opportunity to cancel their order and receive a refund.”

“Additionally, we are working with our product development teams to investigate potential support for additional languages and options for our customers in these territories. While this was and is not possible for launch, we will provide an update this week on our progress.”

Thanks, Joystiq.

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