Out of the box, Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2 has robust mapping functionality that clearly displays the layouts of a given area. Also, like most modern games, Borderlands 2 isn’t afraid to make it rain waypoints to quest objectives, big or small. But what it doesn’t do is show you where collectibles and chests can be found, which is part of the reason why we want to, at least, name-drop the Official Borderlands 2 Map App ($2.99).
In addition to giving you layouts, the Borderlands 2 Map App reveals rare chest, Cult of the Vault, and collectible locations. And through the map’s UI, you can mark off each of these as you find them, which actually makes the external mapping app handy. If you want to collect everything, this seems like a good friend to have.
You’ve seen apps like this before. Dishonored recently got one, and most notably, the latest Batman did, too. If you used these, you’ll feel right at home, as its made by the same folks behind those: Brady Games.
The other reason we wanted to mention this, by the way? Because it also lets us mention that Borderlands 2 is a blast. It’s an inspired, off-beat hybrid RPG shooter that does loot right and has insanely fun co-op. Give it a shot.