Top 10 Fixes for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Crashes, Errors, Invisible Mouse, Black Screen, Stuck Play, PhysX, Stuttering, FPS, Lag, Boss Zone, Linux SHiFT Authentication, NPC Stuck

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has got somewhat positive reviews but like any other PC game has its fair share of bugs and issues that you may encounter during installation, setup or gameplay. However, before we start to guide you to troubleshoot them, please check your PC meets minimum system requirements for the game.

Top 10 Fixes for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Crashes, Errors, Invisible Mouse, Black Screen, Stuck Play, PhysX, Stuttering, FPS, Lag, Boss Zone, Linux SHiFT Authentication, NPC Stuck

1. Hidden Mouse Cursor – Mouse Doesn’t Show Up in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:

If your mouse cursor is nowhere to be seen on the menu screen, you probably have a gamepad plugged into your PC. Unplugging the gamepad will solve the issue.

2. Black Screen when Launching Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:

If a Black Screen sustains after launching Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, follow this guide

  1. Integrity of Game Cache on Steam (right-click the game > Properties > Local Files > Verify Cache).
  2. Update to latest beta drivers for your graphic card.
  3. Consider disabling CrossFire/SLI and running the game on a single GPU instead

3. Game Stuck at Play Button Fix:

If you are stuck at menu screen and can’t pass the play button, try re-installing Direct X and re-launching the game from the game’s folder.

4. FPS Drops, Low FPS, & Lag Fix:

If your machine meets the recommended system requirements and you are still experiencing Lag and/or low FPS, consider updating your GPU Drivers. Also close down third party software like Fraps.

5. Stuttering Fix:

Once again, check if your GPU drivers are up-to-date. If issue still persists, go to the options menu and set FPS to uncapped. You can also work around other settings in the menu to see if it improves performance.

6. PhysX Not Working Fix:

You won’t truly know the difference about, if PhysX is working or not, until you’ve secured some rocket launchers. First of all make sure you are using a compatible nVidia Graphic Card to enjoy this feature. Secondly, a clean re-install of GPU drivers might help.

7. Crashes Randomly Fix

There haven’t been any noticeable reports about random crashes in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. However, if you are one of the rare players to experience it, install all the installers in the ‘redist’ folder in your game’s directory. Make sure that you restart your computer after the installation is done.

8. Boss Zone Bug fix:

If the gate leading to a boss won’t open and asks you to wait for the other players to arrive even if you are playing single player, try wiping all enemies in the area and then attempt opening the gate.

9. NPCs Stuck or Disappeared in the game:

If NPC you are escorting get stuck in an object, e.g. elevator or disappears, and re-launching the game is not much of a help, killing your character in the game and re-spawning will get the NPC unstuck or re-drawn.

10. Linux Shift Authentication Fix

Borderlands 2 had this issue and seems like it has persisted in the Pre-Sequel as well. In order to fix it, add the following command line in launch options:

SSL_CERT_DIR=”/etc/ssl/certs” %command%

Restart and it should work.

These are currently the 10 most discussed and popular issues and fixes on Internet for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. If you find any other issue with the game, do share with us in comments. We might help you in resolving it.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – All SHiFT Codes You Need to Know

SHiFT is an out-of-game reward system using a 25-character alphanumeric code that, when inputted into Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, can be used to unlock limited time offers within the game. Here are all the SHiFT codes you need to know for some really epic loot!

    3 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 24th
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 22nd
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 22th
    1 Golden Key
  • 5W5J3-FRXZH-JBJBJ-33JJT-9593B
    Works: Expires Oct. 19th
    1 Golden Key (emailed to users previously registered at Gearbox) – Expired
  • W5KB3-C663B-3J3JJ-TJT3J-HBH6Z
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 19th
  • WK5BT-T66SS-33333-33JT3-W55BK
    1 Golden Key – Expired
    5 Golden Keys – Works: Expires Oct. 19th

How to Use SHiFT Codes in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

1. Redeem

There are 2 options to redeem your code:

I – Select “Extras > SHiFT Code” from the main menu, and paste in your code.

II – Go to the SHiFT Vending Machine in-game (located in the central square of Concordia, across from the Fast Travel station). This vending machine allows players to input SHiFT codes in the middle of a game without having to exit to the main menu.

2. Withdraw

After you have redeemed the code, you need to withdraw the keys in order to use them. This step also takes place in the SHiFT Vending Machine. (This wasn’t necessary in Borderlands 2)

3. Use

Head to the Golden Chest, located between the SHiFT machine and the Fast Travel Station, and use your keys as you progress in the game. The level of the loot you get will be equal to the level of your character on the moment you open the chest.

5 Steps to Disable Startup Videos and Splash Screen In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Annoyed by the splash screen and intro videos in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Here are the 5 steps you need to do in order to get past them and immediately jump into the action.

  1. Right click the game in your Steam Library
  2. Click “Properties”
  3. Click the “Set Launch Options” button
  4. Type the following and then click the OK button: -NoLauncher -NoStartupMovies
  5. Press the “Close” button

Done! Beware that you may encounter some minor bugs though if you do this. If you know of a better way to do it, let us know in the comments section below.