Borderlands 2 Graveyard.sav Virus and how to avoid it
So recently a nasty virus has popped up on the Xbox360 version of Borderlands 2 and its roots are being traced to the modding community. Players who play with randoms can get the virus and even pass it on to friends once they join their games. Named the Graveyard.sav Virus this virus will keep players from being to play the game once they die. Apparently upon entering fight for you life you don’t actually die, instead you are forced into a ghost camera sort of control scheme and your save file becomes corrupt. The easiest way to avoid this is to only play with friends and make sure they haven’t gotten the virus themselves thus infecting you. Also be sure to make backups of your save files onto usb drives if you have them available.
Gearbox is aware of the situation and the community manager Chris Faylor has made the following statement on the forums
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 it’s easy to avoid this scenario.
While we work to resolve this as quickly as possible with our partners, 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@example.com and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.
For discussion of this topic, please use this thread: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh…75#post3056075
You can see the virus in effect in the video below