Back Up Your Borderlands 2 Save Files Right Now!

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    This is a warning that has been running around the internet today. If you play Borderlands 2 with random folks, you are increasing the risk of an infection of your Borderlands 2 save file. This save file denies respawning of characters and cannot be remedied currently. As of right now, the only folks that seem to be infected are Xbox 360 and PC players.

    So, if you see that your savefile for Borderlands 2 is called, "Graveyard.sav," your only option is either delete the file and start the game over or send your save file off to a member of the modding communities.

    It is unknown if this is a malicious attack or simply a glitch. Gearbox has not released any statements on this problem yet.
    Here is a post from GameFAQs (which is currently down) that the Better Gaming Bureau pulled:

    What is graveyard.sav? What does this have to do with me?

    When you get hit by the glitch that turns your save into graveyard.sav, upon entering FFYL and then subsequently dying for whatever reason, you will never respawn. You die and go into a free roam camera. If you try to load another character, dashboard, restart your xbox, etc, your save data is completely gone and there is no hope of recovering it at that point, as it is renamed graveyard.sav and is missing the majority of the data it once had.

    What?! How did I get this?

    The glitch originated with the modding community and may or may not have been accidental. It spread from there, and it passes from the infected player to all other players in the game with said infected player. At this point, it’s a terrible chain, and chances are it passed to you through some randoms.

    He goes on to state that it CAN be fixed if you are able to put your save file on a USB drive and send it to one of the many modders who should be able to remove the “Graveyard” infection and get you back up and running. I personally wouldn’t recommend this, as it could also put your personal info saved on your Xbox or PC in jeopardy.

    If you see this, I’m sorry. ​
    So what should you do? First of all, check your Borderlands 2 save files on your Xbox 360 or PC. If you see your save file listed as “GRAVEYARD.SAV”, you’re ****ed and either have to take the risk of sending your file to a modder, or just start a new character now and hope and pray for a patch to come that fixes this later.
    The modding community has always been strong in Borderlands 2 despite the game and system’s lack of native support for it. And while mods usually bring us harmless guns that just obliterate everything you shoot with it, this one is the first one to obliterate people’s characters.
    Gearbox has yet to release any statement regarding the matter and one has to wonder if they will ever acknowledge it as it is a result of people hacking the game. As stated before, right now it only effects XBox 360 and PC gamers, with no reports of it on the PS3… yet. But if you play Borderlands 2, do yourself a favor and back up any save file you have right now, because you never know when it could hit you. We’ll keep you updated with any new info as it comes.

    Sources: Back Up Your Borderlands 2 Save Files Right Now!

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