Borderlands servers down? Check server status

Borderlands series are still some of the most popular looter shooter games out there. The unique and frenetic co-op experience offered by Borderlands games still attracts thousands of fans who regularly play the game. Alas, the co-op also means that sessions are being played online. And sometimes, servers will go down. Read on to learn the Borderlands server status and find out if Borderland 2 and 3 servers are down.

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Borderlands Servers Down? Check Server Status

Are Borderlands servers down?

UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, players are reporting issues with Borderlands servers. We will update the article once we have more information about the issues.

At the moment, Borderlands servers are experiencing issues. Players reported information about problems on May 20th, 2022. The source of the problem is unknown. If the servers are offline, this may be caused by several factors. The reason might be the fact that Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Games Store. The game might have an update to be deployed, which may require a few hours of downtime. Developers are maybe performing scheduled maintenance, and that’s why Borderlands 2 and 3 are offline. Also, the cause might simply be within the servers themselves, and it needs to be fixed.

How to Check Borderlands Server Status?

Borderlands games are being hosted on SHiFT servers. In fact, all games made by Gearbox Software are hosted on SHiFT servers. Thus, the best way to check the server status of Borderlands games is the official SHiFT Status Twitter account. Furthermore, Gearbox’s Twitter account is also a good source of information about Borderlands games. If there are any updates or scheduled maintenance, you’ll learn about it on the Borderlands Twitter page. Finally, you can always come back here and check the current status of the servers.

If you're having trouble with other things in the game, you might want to check out some of the other guides we've written. We've listed the locations of Red Chests, Typhon Logs, Dead Claptrap Parts and Hijack Targets. We've explored the mission choices, like what happens when you side with Holder or Ramsden in On The Blood Path, or when you tell Rhys to keep or lose mustache in Atlas at Last. We've also covered secrets, like the one where you have to open the Holy Broadcast Center locked door.

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    Im about to start playing Borderlands 2 for the first time, but when starting up the game it shows that im offline. When I go into the network settings and change my status to online, it just stays on the creating online session screen and nothing else happens. I’ve tried unstalling and re-installing it but im still having the same issue. Are the Shift servers down again? If so, when will they be up and running? I want to play with my partner but I can’t which is really annoying.

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      Matthias Cahoon

      Yeah, Natalie, I’m having the same or a similar issue with borderlands 2 at the moment. When I try to change my network mode to anything that would use the internet, it tells me that the multiplayer service is unavailable and tells me to follow them on twitter to check the server status. I don’t know when they’ll be back online, but I know a way to play online in the meantime.

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