This is how you transfer your saves to Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

By Sherif Saed
17 March 2015 12:10 GMT

If you want to know how to transfer your saves from old-gen versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Gearbox has got you covered.

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When Borderlands: The Handsome Collection was announced, Gearbox said that you’ll be able to bring your save files from the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel into the new-gen-only collection.

Today, the developer has detailed the steps needed to do just that.

First off, a patch will be available later this week for both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to enable cross-save. In addition, saves will only transfer within the same console family, and only one save can be uploaded at a time. For those with multiple saves, they’ll need to upload one save, download it on the new console, and repeat the process for each remaining save.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Ensure all versions of the games are up to date with the latest patch (old-gen and new-gen) and you are connected to PlayStation Network or Xbox Live
  • From the main menu of the PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of BL2 or BL:TPS, choose the “Cross Save” (PlayStation consoles) or “Cloud Save” (Xbox consoles), then “Upload Save” function
  • Once the save has been uploaded, choose “Cross Save” or “Cloud Save” then “Download Save” from the main menu of the PS4 / Xbox One Handsome Collection game for which you’re downloading the save

There are few caveats though:

  • The Xbox family of systems can only move saves from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and not the other way around
  • The PlayStation family of systems can upload / download saves from any system to any other PlayStation system. Think of PS3 / PS4 / PSV as a triangle, and saves can move in any direction (Vita saves are only applicable to BL2 and not BL:TPS)
  • Uploading a save does not remove it from the original system, it only creates a copy of the save on the network
  • Players will need the day 1 patch for the Handsome Collection in order to download saves
  • Players will also need the most recent patch installed for PS3 / Xbox 360 in order to upload saves

Check the Gearbox blog if you want to know exactly what what’s going to carry over. The Handsome Collection is out starting March 24 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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