Borderlands 2 is the second game of the franchise and thanks to its awesome DLCs and replayability, the game is still being played this day. If you ever want to go back and visit the good old memories of Borderlands 2 on PC though, you have another choice other than DLCs: Borderlands 2 mods. Even though not as big as Skyrim or Fallout series, Borderlands still has a modest modding community on PC. From simple graphical updates to overhauls and gameplay additions, here are the best Borderlands 2 mods.
11 Borderlands 2 Mods
1. Third-Person Mod
Third-Person Mod lets you experience Borderlands 2 from a third-person view angle and it feels like a different game altogether. Although the shooting mechanics are still there, it feels like more of an open-world RPG without the FPS elements. Great for another playthrough.
2. Sam’s Borderlands2 SweetFX
Sam’s Borderlands2 SweetFX is a graphical mod that mainly deepens the colors and fixes some anti-aliasing issues. It fine-tunes FXAA anti-aliasing, adds HDR and high-quality Gaussian Bloom and makes the colors more vibrant. There are some screenshot comparisons on the mod page that lets you see the differences with the mods preset and without the preset.
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3. Borderlands 2 Tweaker
This useful small mod adds even more graphical options to the game. You can turn off god rays, distortion, adjust dynamic lighting and shadow resolution and choose the time the corpses take to despawn. If you do not have a performance issue, though, it can turn off texture fade-in which is the slow texture streaming to objects when a container is opened. The mod also enables the console.
4. Borderlands Profile Editor
If you want to change certain aspects of your character but do not want to take the time to actually work for it, Borderlands Profile Editor lets you do that. It can edit Badass Ranks, Badass Tokens, Golden Keys, max health, shield capacity, shield recharge delay, shield recharge rate, melee damage and much more.
5. Borderlands 2 Unofficial Community Patch
Borderlands 2 Unofficial Community Patch is a patch made by the players to fix and rebalance some of the rough edges of the game. It features bug fixes, cosmetic changes, unique features, gear/skill changes etc. Community patches are usually hit or miss and the comments to this mod is pretty mixed, so you are going to have to try it out for yourself to actually see whether you like it or not. In our opinion, it is one of the best Borderlands 2 mods out there.
6. Difficulty Mod
Is the Borderlands 2 getting too easy for you? This mod uses a simple memory hack to change the number of players Borderlands sees and tricks the game into thinking there are more players in it. Of course, more players mean more and tougher enemies. But also, better loot!
7. Texture Modding Tool
What if I told you that you can edit those colorful textures in Borderlands 2 into whatever you like? If you have the time, the ability and the creativity, you can create anything with this BL2 graphics mod. You can edit the whole world into something realistic, beautiful or horrifying. With this, the power is in your hands.
8. Borderlands 2 All Level 72 Character Game Saves
This Borderlands 2 add-on includes all of the level 72 character game saves. We do not recommend using it if you haven’t reached that level by legit means, but if you are a seasoned Borderlands 2 veteran and do not want to use glitches/exploits to power level one character for 2-3 hours, this mod just does it for you.
9. Fight For Your Life Lands 2
Fight For Your Life Lands 2 is a huge Borderlands 2 overhaul mod which makes the game harder, but more rewarding. It changes almost everything in the game: Guns, Items, Skills, Enemies, Slot Machines, etc. The full list of changes is just huge; it even changes the animation speed of some enemies. It is recommended that you play this with a fresh new game and with 2-3 players.
10. Ultra Low Config for Borderlands 2
If you have a really low-end PC or just want to play the game on your small laptop wherever you go, Ultra Low Config mod for Borderlands 2 just goes beyond the lowest possible graphical settings and makes the game look decades old, but increases the performance significantly in the process.
11. Borderlands 2 Game Mules
Do you want all the rare items in the game? We do not blame you since farming for these items can get tedious at times. This mod package has 3 game saves that have all the rare items in the game. You need both Ultimate Vault Hunter Packs for it to work properly, though.
Whatever we do, there is just some magic to the Borderlands series that makes us go back to it again and again. Fun co-op, witty humor, great loot, original weapons, classes and skills, and awesome gameplay combine to create one of the best franchises ever made. But if you want to experience Borderlands 2 again with great mods, be it with graphical updates, small patches or complete overhauls, we hope our list of best Borderlands mods helped you decide which ones to install. If you enjoyed any of the mods listed here, let us know below!