Reader Zac Morris e-mailed me this morning about a major bug affecting Borderlands gamers on PlayStation 3. The friends list is broken, preventing many from inviting friends to join online co-op adventures through the wasteland. Gearbox has confirmed the issue is a real problem on its message boards and said it's already developing "a fix" (which should mean a patch in the near future).
"We've identified the problem and are working on a fix," said Gearbox software engineer Scott Velasquez in a thread identifying the issue. "Believe it or not, the friends feature was heavily tested by Gearbox and 2K. However, this particular issue we found could have never manifested itself in our or 2K's test environments."
Gearbox is currently investigating whether the issue is only a problem for North American gamers, or if every version of Borderlands will have to be updated.
"If it does, we’ll hopefully have a fix implemented before it affects those customers," continued Velasquez. "We are doing everything we can to get this problem addressed as quickly as possible. Thanks to everybody who provided us with tons of information."
Are you experiencing this bug? Let me know in the comments.