Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has finally been released some time ago and it became very popular in a short time, just like it was the case with the previous installments of the game. But this time we’ll provide you something different. So, in this post, we’ll try to get all your Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel problems solved.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Game Stuck at Play Button
If you have a problem to run the game from the start button, try to run the game from the Steam folder, without any compatibility changes. If you still have the same problem, try to re-install your DirectX, and your problem should be solved.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Poor Performance/Low FPS
The only thing that we could have on mind is checking if your GPU drivers are up to date. If your drivers are updated, but you still have low FPS and your playing performance is poor, then unfortunately your machine is not powerful enough, so maybe it’s time for some new hardware. Also if you’re running some third-party software, like Fraps, try closing it, it will definitely increase your frame rate. Here’s how it looks like:
- Framerate max: Unlimited is fine.
- Anisotropic Filtering: Off (0x).
- Bullet Decals: Low.
- Foliage distance: Near/close.
- Texture Quality: Lowest possible. Try medium if you can run it.
- Game detail: Low.
- AO: Off.
- DOF: Off.
- FXAA: Off.
- (If available) PhysX: Low.
- View Distance: Medium (if possible) or low.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Gets Stuck at Press Any Key Button
You need to install all the secondary installers present in the game’s directory. Make sure that you have quit Steam before doing that.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Stuttering Fix
Please don’t kill me if I tell you to check if your drivers are up to date. Anyway, if you still have this problem, try to set FPS to uncapped in the options menu. Also, try to lower other settings, to see if the stutter will disappear.
Black Screen when Launching Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel
A few users have reported the black screen when launching Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel. This is very rare, but if you’re among one of the few, here’s what you should do:
- Verify the integrity of the game cache in Steam (right-click the game >
- Properties > Local Files > Verify Cache).
- Update to the latest beta drivers for AMD or nVidia, depending on your video card.
- Re-launch the game.
If you’re still having this problem, make sure CrossFire/SLI and run the game on a single GPU instead.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Crashes Randomly
This is definitely the most annoying issue of every game, but fortunately it’s not common in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. But just in case, we offer you solution for this problem. Make sure to install all the installers in the redist folder in your game directory and make sure that you restart your PC after the installation is completed.
Borderlands Multiplayer Network Negotiation Issues
Some players have reported that they have problems to connect to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel multiplayer servers. Use Hamachi to create a virtual LAN and piggyback off a friend’s connection, make sure your router’s firewall is making exceptions for Borderlands, forward relevant ports, and make exceptions in anti-virus software.
Previous ports used by the Borderlands series include 6500, 7777-7787, and 27900-29900 on TCP & UDP. We are yet unsure of the Pre-Sequel ports, but they’re likely the same or similar.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Linux Shift Authentication Fix
Borderlands 2 had the issue and some users are reporting that it’s the same with the Pre-Sequel. So in order to fix it, add the following command line in
And now, here’s something for Linux players of this game. Some users are reporting Linux shift authentication issue. But fixing it is very simple, to solve this problem just add this command line in launch options:
Restart and it should work.
If you have any other issues that we didn’t cover with this article, or something about these steps is not clear to you, pleas contact us and we’ll try to solve your problems.