Patch incoming!

Gearbox has issued an Important Notice for the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands about a hack that can 'sabotage' characters through Xbox Live. A patch will be available soon...

It looks like there's a cheat/hack on the XBOX 360 version of Borderlands 2, which can 'sabotage' characters of legitimate players through Xbox Live. Apparently, the PS3 and PC versions aren't affected.

That's why Gearbox has issued an Important Notice on its official forums, explaining the hack and how to avoid it. Most importantly, they also revealed that a patch to exterminate the exploit will be released soon:

Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360. Fortunately itís easy to avoid this scenario.

After extensive internal testing, an update to prevent this disruption has been submitted to Microsoft and will be released as soon as possible. Until then, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3.

We also advise that before ceasing play, users always select "Save and Quit" from within the pause menu while their character is alive. If after the death of their character players find themselves at the main menu of Borderlands 2 instead of respawning in-game, be sure to immediately select "Continue" to resume playing as that character.

We ask that players report any suspicious behavior in Borderlands 2 to [email protected] and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.
There you have it. The patch has already been submitted to Microsoft for approval and will be released "as soon as possible," so stay tuned for it!

NEWS SOURCE #1: Forum Thread #181641 (via) GearBoxSoftware
NEWS SOURCE #2: Borderlands 2 hack can sabotage characters through Xbox Live (via) JoyStiq

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!