Borderlands 2 Save Editor (Revision 230)

Get the new version.

  • Updates to game info (“Wedding Day Massacre”, “Son of Crawmerax”) for the new Borderlands 2 content.


If you encounter any problems (crashes, etc), feel free to comment this post.

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730 Responses to “Borderlands 2 Save Editor (Revision 230)”

  1. Jacob says:

    An exception was thrown (press Ctrl+C to copy):

    System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly ‘protobuf-net, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=257b51d87d2e4d67’ or one of its dependencies. The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

    File name: ‘protobuf-net, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=257b51d87d2e4d67’

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.FileFormats.SaveFile.Deserialize(Stream input, Platform platform, DeserializeSettings settings)

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.SaveEdit.ShellViewModel.c__DisplayClass21.b__16()

    at Caliburn.Micro.Contrib.Results.DelegateResult.Execute(ActionExecutionContext context)

    WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.

    To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.

    Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.

    To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].


    • Jenny says:

      The same thing is happening to me. I’m not entirely sure why, I wasn’t having this issue until I updated my save editor.

  2. DONTHATE8 says:

    The prefix and title slots are always blank and i cant make my own gun because of it.

    • DOMIN8 says:

      You don’t need to put anything in those slots. The game will automatically name your item when you load up your save.

  3. Jason says:

    Hey guys,

    Just downloaded the latest rev 230 editor and net framework 4, restarted my PC,
    Ive extracted the same game file from the borderlands 2 folder so have Save0001.sav then extracted the game save from that file leaving me with SaveGame.sav
    My problem is Ive tried loading the SaveGame.sav into the gibbed editor and i get the error message saying: Failed to load save : invalid or unsupported version.
    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong if anything, or if i have the wrong rev version for my BL2 save game?
    My BL2 isn’t the max lvl 72 version but the original lvl 50 game, Not got round to getting that far yet haha 🙂

    Any help much appreciated!
    Thanks, Jason.

  4. Ben says:

    Will this work on ps vita?

  5. Ruu says:

    installed Brute on my Windows 8 pc and tried the gibbed editor for BL2 and im getting the Failed to load save; Invalid SHA1 hash.. Think you can help?

  6. Alex says:

    I have the same problem, trying to open my PS3 file. “Failed to load save: Invalid SHA1 hash”.

  7. Jabe says:

    I dont have any problems with it. Just wondering if its possible for you to make it so we can take the level requirement off the item, but still have the same damage and all that like in borderlands 1.

    • Dion Starfire says:

      Probably not. Level affects at least the primary (damage for guns and grenades, capacity for shields). If you lower or remove the level requirement, those stats go down as well.

      • someone says:

        Actually, it is possible, look at the Premiere Club or wahtever it is for pre-ordering and the GOTY editions. These have no level, and, IIRC, increase damage as you level with them.

  8. Brobiwan says:

    Save editor doesn’t open. I have used it in the past but now it is not opening. I have tried to download again and that doesn’t help.

  9. Griffin says:

    An exception was thrown (press Ctrl+C to copy):

    System.FormatException: One of the identified items was in an invalid format.

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.FileFormats.Items.PackedDataHelper`2.Decode(Byte[] data)

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.SaveEdit.BackpackViewModel.ImportData(WillowTwoPlayerSaveGame saveGame)

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.SaveEdit.ShellViewModel.c__DisplayClass1c.b__17()

    at Caliburn.Micro.Contrib.Results.DelegateResult.Execute(ActionExecutionContext context)

  10. Yolomcswaggins says:

    What does importing missions do can i ask? because i want to try give my low level character the 4 weapons slots right off the bat so i was wondering if this program can do that

  11. MushroomMan says:

    I recently started using the Raw ItemData in order to get all the Community Day Heads & Skins, quite successfully actually. (The only thing I didn’t do that tutorials said I should was add a Quantity. Still worked though)
    After I finished all the Community Day Skins, I tried using it for the Poker Night 2 Heads & Skins, but when I hit save, they do not appear in my backpack. In fact, no matter what I put in my ItemData section does not load into my backpack Not even the Community Day Skins (They Worked the 1st time, however) I’m at a Loss of what to do, I tried adding a quantity, and I tried adding a level requirement of 1. Nothing quite worked. Requesting Help.

  12. hmeiser says:

    The editor works fine for my standar char. But how can i complete all area challenges with my char. in the second challange?
    It doesnt work for me. ?? XBOX360

    • DOMIN8 says:

      What do you mean by “in the second challenege”?

      • hmeiser says:

        I don´t know the name.
        -normal Vaulthunter
        -real Vaulthunter and Ultimativer Vaulthunter. I play the second (real) and like to complete the all area challenges. When i play the normal VH it´s works for me.

        • DOMIN8 says:

          Challenges aren’t playthrough specific. You can complete them in any play through.

          • hmeiser says:

            i’m still confused.
            I want do this:
            But with my real vaulthunter (the second playthrough) and nothing happens. I change the LastPlaythroughNumber in Gibbed.
            – All locations are not complete and unlocked. No Fully Explored Areas.
            With my normal vaulthunter (first playthrough) it´s ok. Why??

          • DOMIN8 says:

            All you should have to do is paste in the information into your FullyExploredAreas section and paste in the numbers into LevelChallengeUnlocks and OneOffLevelChallengeCompletion. That should do all the area challenges for that character.

          • hmeiser says:

            I have found the solution. MissionPlaythrough. In MissionPlaythroughData the first one is Playthrough 1 (Normal Mode), the second one is Playthrough 2 (True Vault Hunter Mode), and the third one is UTVH. Normal mode is fully unlocked and all the area challenges are ok.
            But the second not. Any Idea how i can transfer all data from Playthrough 1 to Playthrough 2?

          • DOMIN8 says:

            You can copy the mission data of you want but, that has nothing to do with challenges. Challenges are completed only once per character, regardless of playthrough.

  13. tommy says:

    Getting error message failed to load invalid SHA1 hash am on ps3

  14. heyitswalrus says:

    I’m using this on pc, but the General Skill Points doesn’t work. Do I have to increase the level? (What I did was set level to 10, and General Skill Points to 30)

    Also is there a way to unlock all skins?

    • heyitswalrus says:

      ah! i searched the comments and found the tutorial for the skills.

      But the second question, is there a way to unlock the skins?

      • DOMIN8 says:

        If you are on PC or Xbox you can use the Profile/GPD editor. On PS3 you would have to use a save and unlock them all.

  15. paul dixon says:

    i downloaded this but it will not open

  16. Matthew says:

    will the save editor work on xbox? if so, how can i make it happen?

    • DOMIN8 says:

      The save editor will work on Xbox saves. You will have to use Horizon to extract them however.

      • Owen says:

        i try to open my xbox360 save it says failed to load save: invalid or unsupported version what do i do? it works for my pc saves

        • BRKR says:

          Change filetype from PC saves to Xbox saves bottom right

          • Dale says:

            That doesn’t work for me. Trying to load my bl2 save extracted from horizon i click new then change to xbox360 and hit open and get the same error

  17. Justyn says:

    My Gibbed Save Editor does not open. No matter what I do, it doesn’t open. I’ll click on it for a half an hour or more to nothing. I’ll try running it in Administrative Mode and nothing happens. Does anyone know how to fix this or what the problem may be?

  18. PEACEWOLF says:

    Hi, im having a problem with the skins and heads on my krieg charachter on pc. I change and save them, but they don’t appear on my character and he goes to default skin and head. PLz help! by the way these are dlc skins and heads by the way.

  19. Victor Pache says:

    Hello my friend! This is just to let you know that the editor(s) does not work for the most recent BL2 patch.

    Whenever I try to load my current BL2 PS3 save-game, it gives me an error saying “Failed to load save: invalid SHA1 hash.” I can load my older saves just fine (from 2013 and 2012…that was when BL2 last modified them).

    I downloaded the Willowtree editor to see if it worked, and it is also having the same problem, “Could not load save.” It is also able to open the older saves just fine. My guess is that BL2 changed how the game saves are written, and the editors can’t read them anymore.

    Extra info: the only DLC I have is Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty.

    – Just for curiosity –

    If I deleted the BL2 game data (in order to do a fresh install from the CD), do you know if it will get rid of the patches? If it does, then I can load up my characters and upgrade my stats before I update to the patch again…if that makes sense.

    I’m not too tech savvy, so if there’s anything else you might need to possibly release a fix for the issue, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help. I like the PS4, but my PS3 still lives because of BL2!! 🙂

  20. Shadowhog13 says:

    When I put my the file back into my ps3 it gives me the levels and money but none of the weapons I put are in there is there a way to fix that in game?

  21. rabiddesert says:

    mine just doesn’t open

  22. Destroyer2552 says:

    I’m sorry if this has already been asked, but it seems the editor does not have options for the legendary class mods, for example the “legendary nurse” or “legendary pointman”.
    The Editor also seems to have issues with some pearlescent weapons specifically the “Godfinger” and “Tunguska”
    Thanks for a great piece of software!

  23. Brandon says:

    Hi could anybody that has a working .net framework add the link to the website you got it from please in a reply? Multiple problems with the .net framework. I have .V 4.0 yet i get a instillation error every time saying i need V4.0, Thanks.

  24. will says:

    i make an character but when i put my usb into my xbox it is not there

  25. bryan says:

    (borderlands 2)
    I have followed instructions to the letter…after using bruteforce my save file on desktop does have txt file stating files decrypted, but when I try to load into new ersion of gibbed it keep receiving message
    failed to load save lzo failure…i am choosing ps3 as platform in gibbed…I am loading save file from desktop where bruteforce saves it.
    I have installed dependencies. net 4 etc…please help

  26. Drakgo says:

    i am trying to make some weapons but a few things ends up having a red border around them, I have all the dlc for the game so how can i get around the red boxes? also i have noticed that there was no unkempt harolds and some guns are missing from the lists as well and was wondering if they will be added as well thank you.

    • Drakgo says:

      nvm i got it xp my bad i jhust had to make sure besid the new gun cretion was a click down screen with the dlc i had to choose the appropriate dlc for the gun i am making thank you operson higher up xp

  27. Drakgo says:

    Sorry How cou i creat the poker night 2 heads and skins for characters what would that be considered to be under because that has red borders

  28. Owen says:

    i tried opening my xbox360 save with rev 230 and said fail to open:unsupported or invalid version. my pc saves work fine. this save was used in gibbed before and i dont have the original save if that is the problem so its called SaveGame.sav im trying to change it from xbox to pc

  29. will says:

    hi i make an save but it isnt there so cane some one send a working save to for xbox

  30. Warden says:

    I installed this yesterday and boosted my character level to 50. I got on and allotted all my points and went off adventuring and found my XP bar doesn’t go up. I did some things to see that i am in fact getting xp but the goal xp amount is too much almost like even though it registers im 50 it making me level from the 35 where i was before i boosted it up. anyone know about this if its true how to fix it so on so forth. Thanks for the help.

  31. Jimmay says:

    For some reason when I try to get extra skill points it doesn’t add any in game. Is anyone else having this problem? And is there a way to fix it?

  32. MnstrSilverado says:

    The editor works just fine for pc and PS3 (extract with Bruteforce Save Data) saves, but when i use Horizon and extract my Xbox Save, open with the Editor (X360 Save Files *.sav) I get the message “Failed to load save: cannot load XBOX 360 CON files, extract save using Modio or equivalent.” I tried using Modio and still didn’t work for me. How do i get it to work?

  33. JustTheGuy says:

    So I’m wondering if you can use this editor for skill points; if so, how?

  34. swag says:

    where the hell is the download link

  35. Talen says:

    I am trying to transfer a couple borderlands 2 characters from xbox 360 to pc, but Gibbed will not recognize my character profiles. I have tried everything I can think of but nothing has worked. Could anyone help me through this process? It would be greatly appreciated.

  36. Michael says:

    I download this. It pops up on my desktop and everything, but when I try to open it up. It never loads. Can someone explain to me as to why it refuses to load up?

  37. erik says:

    An exception was thrown (press Ctrl+C to copy):

    System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path ‘C:\Users\MacDaddy Hunt\Documents\SaveGame.sav’ is denied.

    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

    at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)

    at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)

    at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize)

    at Gibbed.Borderlands2.SaveEdit.ShellViewModel.c__DisplayClass3e.b__3a()

    at Caliburn.Micro.Contrib.Results.DelegateResult.Execute(ActionExecutionContext context)

  38. Justin says:

    When I download it and try to open it it opens the file in bandizip

  39. Paul says:

    I have a problem when i try to run the editor it says that i need to install the netframework 4.0 but i already installed it i tried reinstalling it still nothing repairing it nothing please help me!

  40. Joel says:

    When i try to open the application, it comes up with and error message saying: ‘The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application.’ Have you got any idea that i could do to stop this error message from appearing?

  41. johnny says:

    i download the revision but I cant get the fie to open

  42. FuRaX says:

    Hi I need help because I can not open “savegame” I have this error: Failed to load save: invalid or unsuported release. I Framwork 4.5.2 instaled, it be able to come to this?

  43. GaMeR says:

    Hi I need help im trying to load a ps3 file but its saying “invalid to load save: Invalid SHA 1 hash”

  44. Colin says:

    how do the shield options work? i don’t know how they affect what i’ll get in my inventory. what i mean is the beta, gamma, delta, etc. can you tell me what they affect on the shield?

    • DOMIN8 says:

      There is a Shield Parts Guide on the official GBX forums that should have the info you’re looking for. I don’t have a link handy at the moment though.

  45. Dion Starfire says:

    Any chance of including an auto-backup function? A simple routine to copy the currently opened file to filnamexxx.yy.sav, where xxx is the save number (e.g. 001, 002), and yy is a number it will increment if it receives a ‘file exists’ error. Or it could simply create a backup any time you open a file.

  46. Chase says:

    Is there a way where I can make it to where I can use level 72 equipment being only a level 52

  47. Jon5692 says:

    hey i downloaded the editor today and when i go to select a save to edit it says “reencode mismatch” how do i fix this?

  48. JMC52 says:

    For a reason whenever i add relics they disappear can some1 help me?

  49. Bloomy12b says:

    seems broken. Followed the step by step instructions but when I load the save on my console the mods arent actually there.

  50. Wingsy says:

    Installed this but doesn’t open when double clicking or right clicking and opening from there. :/
    Any idea as to why?