In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates.
Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Borderlands 2.
its making this thread seem like complete bullshit.
it was made a full day ago and NO ONE has reported anything about it being a widespread problem.
Microcontrollers have been sitting in most consumer electronics devices for a long time, and flash-able ones are now dirt cheap, so why not allow for eeprom updates on controllers? I haven't updated yet, but hopefully the update fixes my 2nd controller. It was synch up the wireless connection no matter what I do. Its weird that the pad gets updates, but im not going to complain when it makes improvements.
Recent gen consoles are doing a lot more on the controller than older ones: low latency direct wifi/bluetooth and wired switching, on board two-way audio, 4-motor nuanced rumble, recharge circuits, touchpads, blah, blah... Controller will turn on, but since it can't synch it eventually just shuts off. Seems like the only way it could brick your controller is if you do it improperly. I see no automatic Windows Update queued, if it has updated I have not noticed, and as of now it is working with all my games (and I have a great amount of games).
NOTE: Microsoft stopped updating their backwards compatibility for original Xbox games years ago.I have a turtle beach headset and after I get my new controller if I have to update it so I'm looking at another potential problem if I decide to try and update my new controller.