What happens when you die in Borderlands 2?



  • What are the penalties upon death? I know money is lost, but how much? Is it a percentage of money in hand, or is it based on level? Are stats affected? How much progress do you lose? Do you lose any items in your inventory? Do the enemies reset? Do you go to the nearest checkpoint or the last one triggered (with the "saving" Borderlands logo)?



  • A lot of questions were asked here about the inevitable death you will experience in borderlands 2.

    What are the penalties upon death?

    • Money loss,
    • Long respawn animation
    • Respawn at the closest New-U station ( could be far away )
    • Enemies have their health and shield replenished.
    • And if the station was a long way away, some enemies might respawn.

    I know money is lost, but how much? Is it a percentage of money in hand, or is it based on level?

    7% of the money you have on hand is lost.

    Are stats affected?

    No

    How much progress do you lose?

    Define progress. If you or your entire party dies at the same time against a boss, you will have to do the boss fight over. If you are on a timed quest and you die, you will still have the remaining time left to try and complete the quest. There is no penalty for quests that have you discover / collect / kill / talk to someone / etc. if you die mid quest.

    Do you lose any items in your inventory?

    No, In fact, your ammo will respawn.

    Do the enemies reset?

    It depends on the time it takes to get back to that enemy which killed you (as mentioned above). Loot chests will however not respawn, and some items may despawn. Mostly whites.

    Do you go to the nearest checkpoint or the last one triggered (with the "saving" Borderlands logo)?

    Yes or the nearest new-u station if you haven't triggered any save station.


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