We felt so bad for Borderlands' stealthy female protagonist, Lilith. While other characters' abilities were in perfect working order, her top-tier "Phase Strike" power was, well, broken. Enemies who experienced the attack began to make fun of Lilith, referring to the maligned ability as "Phase Wrist-Slap" or "Phase Hug," for which her cohorts constantly teased her.

Fret no more, dearest Lilith! Gearbox released a patch earlier today for the PS3 and 360 versions of Borderlands which, in addition to improving load times and fixing a number of small technical snafus (the full list of which are after the jump), also fixes your Phase Strike ability. Just make sure you savor the experience when you first use the renovated power -- the surprise on your combatant's face is going to be delectable.
Patch fixes for PS3
  • Load times have been improved
  • Lilith's Phase Strike ability now works as intended
  • The introductory quests with CL4P-TP should now always progress properly
  • fixed a bug that caused the digger elevator to be unusable after completing the Find Tannis mission
  • Weapon mapping to the D-pad should no longer reverse left and right
  • fixed a crash when ejecting the disc during the autosave warning splash screen
  • Players in a lobby should no longer experience long loading when starting a game after one player leaves
  • A bug which caused players and other things in the world to appear incorrectly on clients in networked games has been fixed
  • fixed a bug in which players gibbed in arena combat disappeared
  • Changed how space required for saves is calculated
  • fixed a bug which caused the dollars counter to spin continuously
  • various localization and other text and tooltip correction
Patch fixes for 360
  • Fixed a bug which caused players and other things in the world to appear incorrectly on clients in networked games
  • fixed a bug in which players gibbed in arena combat disappeared
  • fixed a bug which caused the dollars counter to spin continuously
  • fixed a bug that caused the digger elevator to be unusable after completing the Find Tannis mission
  • Weapon mapping to the D-pad should no longer reverse left and right
  • various localization and other text and tooltip corrections
  • The introductory quests with CL4P-TP should now always progress properly all the time
  • Lilith's Phase Strike ability now works as intended
  • Load times have been improved

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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