Borderlands 2 Golden Key exploit patched, no one is being punished

Gearbox have been pretty quick to patch an exploit on the games Golden Key, and anyone who got tempted by it is getting off scott-free.

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Hellsvacancy1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

A glitch where it could ruin the game should be fixed, I mean "ruin" as in spoil the fun, if everyone has the best weapons whats the point

Grap1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

but the shouldn't punished who got them. that's ur fault not the one who got it. BTW i am outside US."EU" and my brother played the game with US release. through steam.

Robotronfiend1493d ago

The weapons in the chest are purple not orange or pearlescent (if that is even in B2). They aren't the best weapons and can't spoil the game since they are scaled to your level. Plus it's a co-op game, so does it really matter if another player has an extra purple item? At higher levels you will be hunting for orange rarity loot, so the purple won't' matter all that much.

Brosy1493d ago

To my understanding the weapons scale to level. I havent used my key yet, gonna go to 50 before I do.

GameOn1493d ago

why wait if you think they scale?

Elwenil1493d ago

@GameOn, they are scaled to your level when you find them, they don't level up with you. If you unlock a weapon at level 10, it will be a good, viable weapon at that level and maybe useful up to level 12 or so. After that it will be useless since you will find better guns, though maybe not as "rare".

GameOn1493d ago

Maybe my brain is backwards but that means they don't scale to me.

Elwenil1493d ago

The weapons are basically created on the spot when you find them with randomly generated stats, but the stats are scaled to your level at that moment. They will sometimes be a level or two above your current level or can be a few levels below. Most seem to be on par with your level or a few levels lower. Since the weapons are created as you find them, when opening the gold box the weapons inside will be created for your current level of experience. They are scaled to your current level at that moment, not being constantly scaled to you level and any levels attained int he future. It's exactly the same as it was in the first Borderlands.

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Sono4211493d ago

I'm not sure what you mean, I did this exploit and ended up with 2 Golden keys, I used the first one and simply got grenades that weren't anything amazing... but now i'm saving the second key to use until i'm a higher level, hopefully i'll get something better :/

retrofly1493d ago

Yeah but the guns are leveled to your level so its not too much of a problem, you'd need to keep playing to get the best guns, you can just have more of them.

Dark_Overlord1493d ago

"Gearbox have not wasted any time patching it, in fact so fast that barely anyone outside the US will have gotten a chance to take advantage of the exploit (including me because my copy didn’t turn up in today’s post)."

What's stopping people not updating then editing the files? Gearbox can't do much with those who refuse to update at the minute to abuse it. As soon as they're done, they can update the game :)

dumahim1493d ago

They probably took the setting out of the ini file that people could easily modify as a text file. It was silly of them to put it there in the first place.

Dark_Overlord1493d ago

Most likely, however I'm sure people will monitor what files are modified in the update and just search for it again. Then again I'm pretty sure something like cheatengine would be far easier to use.

kma2k1493d ago

I never had any golden keys to take advantage of this in the first place lol

lorcraven1493d ago

I came across it couldn't help but do it a few times, to get punished for doing so would be a little extreme. Glad it's patched cause it can ruin the experience.

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