Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. This sequel takes place five years following the events of the first Borderlands game released in 2009, and it got universal critical acclaim. Its success could be felt today, and players are still exploring Pandora and its features. Modders also got on the hype train and provided us with great mods, which enhanced the game’s gameplay even more. In this article, we will provide you with our list of the 10 best Borderlands 2 mods you should get.
We will list mods that are still active, and provide you with mods that enhance the gameplay in various different ways. So buckle up because we are starting our list of best Borderlands 2 mods.
1. All Character Head and Skins
Every first-person shooter game needs to have cool skins and a lot of accessories available for customizing characters. This mod provides it exceptionally well. Modder GueroB19 made a mod with features like The Gearbox Skin, the community head & skins, the Goliat Helmet, the Poker Night Heads, and the new Commander Lilith head & skins plus all the other standard heads and skins.
There is plenty for everyone so choose whichever you like the most.
2. Borderlands 2 Exodus (SDK)
In the description of this mod, modders Exotek and Juso explain that this mod is the first of its kind – it was made with PythonSDK. Easier organization of the games libraries ensured more and better features of this mod that includes over 130 completely new pieces that do not replace existing gear as they used to before.
Besides new gear, this mod offers rebalanced damage types, new rarities, accentuated Vault Hunters, and so many more. The Borderlands 2 Exodus mod brings us Borderlands 2 game in a new light and freshens up the overall gameplay. If you want cool new special effects, completely new weapons, or fight against new mini-bosses, definitely check out this mod.
3. More Vehicles
Vehicles are quite useful in Borderlands 2, so it is no surprise to see creator OB4MA deciding to make this mod. More vehicles mean exactly what it says… more vehicles. There were limitations when picking your vehicles, but this mod enables you to pick between all four existing vehicle families. Wherever there is a Catch-A-Ride terminal, you can choose all your vehicles.
Besides selecting all available vehicles, you can also drive them wherever. A cool feature that frees players from sometimes silly limitations and makes the game playable.
4. BL2 Reborn
Creator Kumakobi overhauled the previous version of this mod in 2017 and made it more accessible and cooler. This is a true mod in every sense of the word since it lets a player experience the Borderlands 2 game in a truly new way.
New features include complete gear and manufacturer overhauls, new guns and gear, character overhauls, including complete overhauls for Gaige and Maya, new skins and textures for guns, new and more interesting loot, enemy, and difficulty changes, reduced scaling to use your gear longer and so many more. This mod is a must-install feature to your Borderlands 2 game.
5. Borderlands 2 Third Person Mod
Well, we all know that first-person shooters are first-person shooters for a reason – it is immersive, sometimes difficult since you do not see everything that is going around you properly, and just cool. However, this modder decided to make a mod that enables a third-person perspective. We saw that in the games like Fallout: New Vegas where you have a key-bind that gives you an option to go first person or third person.
Borderlands 2 now have that opportunity too. Definitely check out this mod if you want to experience the game from a third-person perspective.
6. Borderlands 2 Unofficial Community Patch
Bugs and lags are quite troublesome. It ruins player experience massively and just shoos away the players, especially newer ones. A few of our previous mod lists included some kind of Unofficial Patch that fixes most of the bugs and lags Borderlands 2 has with a few cool features that enrich the game greatly.
Besides bug fixes, the mod also includes features like cosmetic changes, unique features, gear changes, skill changes, loot pool & drop changes, enemy changes, and more.
7. Level 72 OP8 All Characters
OP 8 in Borderlands 2 is an acronym for Over Power level 8, which means you can face enemies that are 8 levels higher than you and can use equipment 8 levels higher than your level. The goal of the player is to hit level 72 to get this perk and this modder decided to add this feature to all characters in the game.
Some would say that this mod is more of a cheat mod, but if you want to spice up your game a bit, this is the mod for you.
8. Sam’s Borderlands2 SweetFX
Borderlands 2 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing games in the last decade or so, which can be noticed by watching sunsets and blooms which are really expressive and beautiful. This modder decided to ad his SweetFX preset that makes the game environment even more pleasing for the eyes and, just makes the gameplay better.
If you have not already, definitely download this mod.
9. Borderlands Hex Multitool
This modder realized that some features in Borderlands 2 game need to be edited so they decided to create this mod for a player to conveniently add various Hexedits to your exe-file. With this multitool, you can enable or disable the console, customize the console key, raises the level from default 90 to 92, increases vault space and so many more.
10. Robeth’s Unlimited Co-op Mod
We discussed many times on Fiction Horizon how co-op feature in the games is slowly but surely getting forgotten. Game developers decided to prioritize graphics and frame rates of the gameplay more than playing with friends. Modder reobeth recognized that and decided to include a co-op mode in Borderlands 2.
This feature offers players to play with 5 players or more in the single-player mode and explore Pandora together. So if you fancy co-op mode with your friends, definitely check it out!
This is the end of this list, hopefully, you liked our selection for currently the best Borderlands 2 mods available right now. Thank you for reading and until the next time!