It’s been a long few months since GameSpy shut down on May 31st, but services are slowly being restored. Developers at Gearbox and 2K Games have finally removed GameSpy from Borderlands, meaning the co-op game finally has its multiplayer back, if you hook it up through Steam.
On the other hand, if you have a retail copy, you’ll need to run a special “Borderlands Granting Tool” inside Steam, that will let you download a new copy of the game for free. (You’ll still need your original disc copy for verification purposes, you’re not getting a free game!)
It’s a pretty simple little process, and the team’s put together a handy how-to guide that’ll get you sorted.