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‘Borderlands 3’ is Overheating Xbox One X Systems, 2K Says a Patch is “Coming”

  • Xbox users have been reporting the overheating issue since launch.
  • The overheating triggers a fail-safe in the system that causes immediate shutdown.
  • 2K, the publisher, announced that a patch is in the works.

People are loving Borderlands 3. The game has been an incredibly massive success, despite its numerous problems. One of those problems has alienated a portion of the Xbox One X crowd. The game’s optimization settings are causing the Xbox One X systems to begin overheating. This overheating triggers a fail-safe in the hardware, causing the system to immediately shut down to protect the hardware, preventing a repeat of the infamous Red Ring of Death from the Xbox 360.

The overheating shutdown problem experienced by many Xbox One X users was only recently addressed. On Reddit, 2K Games was cited as saying:

We’ve been able to collect enough info about this issue to notify the development team, and they are currently working on a fix. Unfortunately, we don’t have visibility on their progress here in customer support, so we don’t have a timeline for the fix to be implemented. Please follow us on Twitter (@2K, @2KSupport, and @Borderlands), as this is where the latest info, as well as, upcoming updates and fixes, will be announced.

This email was sent to someone who showed off a video, which showed the console completely shutting down in the middle of a boss fight. 


This video, along with all of the other reports of shutdowns to 2K, has initiated a change. Sadly, many Xbox One X users will have to wait until this is resolved, and at this time there is no timeline.

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  1. Wow what a trash fire, how did play testing not identify this before release. Rushing unfinished work to market tsk tsk.

  2. Meh, people already bought this garbage, so they don’t care.

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