First Borderlands Ready For Steam Multiplayer Transfer

By   /   Sep 15, 2014

It’s official; the original Borderlands is now safe from downfall as its Steamworks multiplayer transition is complete. Due to the shutdown of Gamespy, the shooter previously had a shaky future, but users should now be able to move over to Steam.

To do so, you’ll need to download the Borderlands Granting Tool and go through the process of verifying your copy to install the game through Valve’s network. You can find this program through the “Tools” section of your Library tag in the Steam client.

Those who also have bought downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands will need to find their original activation key and put it through the tools, after the original game is transferred.

Borderlands, the first one, will soon be five years old. It first released in October of 2009 and solidified developer Gearbox Software’s status as a provider of fine shooters in the modern gaming era.

Previously, the studio had made a name through Half-Life content and work on Halo and Counter-Strike. It later threw away a lot of good faith on Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem Forever, but the Borderlands series kept their beacon up.

Currently, the studio is working on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which will have fan favorite character Claptrap as a playable option. It’s due for release in October as well.

Borderlands is an extremely profitable series for publisher 2K Games. Its second iteration is the highest selling game the company has, shifting over 10 million units.

The original Borderlands sold well over 4 million copies when it was last reported as well. That’s a big user base you want to have playing your title.