Borderlands 2, Pre-Sequel Update Required for The Handsome Collection Save Transfers

March 16, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Before Borderlands: The Handsome Collection comes out next week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Gearbox will be releasing a new update for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel later this week to enable cross-saves.

Keeping in mind that you can only transfers saves within the same console family (PlayStation only transfers to PlayStation), here’s the steps to follow on PlayStation after downloading the update on Borderlands 2/Pre-Sequel, as well as the day one update for The Handsome Collection:

  • 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.
  • From the main menu of the PS3 versions of BL2 or BL:TPS, choose the “Cross Save” (PlayStation 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 Handsome Collection game for which you’re downloading the save.
  • NOTE: Only one save may be uploaded at a time. If you have multiple saves to transfer, upload one save, then download it in the Handsome Collection, then repeat the process for successive saves.

The games on PlayStation systems can “upload/download saves from any system to any other PlayStation system,” with Gearbox adding, “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).”

Additionally, uploading a save doesn’t remove it from the original system, and only creates a copy of the save on the network.

Here’s what transfers with your save:

  • Character level and all mission progress
  • Badass Points (all of these will transfer, but you’ll get to re-spend them)
  • Backpack inventory
  • Weapon slots
  • Cash and Eridum/Moonstones
  • All unlocked character customizations (heads/skins) (note: customizations obtained from Poker Night 2 will be added in a future patch)
  • Items stored in the bank in Sanctuary

As for what doesn’t transfer, those include Claptrap’s Secret Stash in Borderlands 2, your Golden Key balance, and Trophies (you’ll have to re-earn the Trophies).

However, as a reward for playing Borderlands 2 and/or The Pre-Sequel, you’ll get these bonuses upon signing into SHiFT in The Handsome Collection:

Borderlands 2

  • 75 Golden Keys
  • A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
  • Bonus character customizations

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • 75 Golden Keys
  • A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
  • Bonus unique weapons and character customizations

Since the Badass points can only be earned once and are redeemed instantly upon entering the game, Gearbox recommends using cross-save prior to starting a game in The Handsome Collection to transfer over the Badass Rank. This will ensure that bonus Rank is awarded in addition to existing Badass Rank.

Are you excited for The Handsome Collection next week?

[Source: Gearbox]