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Submitted by Wedge19 903d ago | news

Borderlands 2 Offering Special In-Game Events This Weekend

After a swashbuckling adventure with Captain Scarlett and becoming the ultimate badass under the watchful eye of Mr. Torgue, have you been eagerly awaiting more information and content for Borderlands 2? Gearbox wants to get you ready for the release of their third story based DLC, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, this Tuesday by offering some unique in-game events for the weekend leading up to joining Sir Hammerlock. (Borderlands 2, Gearbox, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ftwrthtx  +   903d ago
Nice additions
alexcosborn  +   903d ago
Very cool! Still haven't played B2 yet.
doctorstrange  +   903d ago
You should
TrendyGamers  +   903d ago
Very nice for the fans!
born2live  +   903d ago
Man, those guys at Gearbox have shown so much love for their fans! Codes for Goldenkeys on Twitter, FB and YouTube, free Haloween skins for all characters, etc. I wish all developpers would follow their example...
ChronoJoe  +   902d ago
Goldenkeyes don't cost them anything. It's hardly love for their fans. It's marketing and public relations, it's done to promote and keep people interested in the game.
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born2live  +   902d ago
I wouldn't say it costs them nothing... I remember them tweeting codes every 6 hrs, and wondering if they ever slept! Yes, it is marketing, and it works! I don't see SE, Capcom or Activision doing anything like it...
admiralvic  +   902d ago
But Goldenkeys mean NOTHING to fans... and very little to casuals.

The keys merely open a chest that has a purple / pink tier weapon, but doesn't give you legendary / unique weapons. If you're level 50 (like me), then you won't gain anything from that and you can always copy your save to have unlimited keys if you so desire. Also since we can freely drop / pick up weapons, it would PROBABLY be easier to ask someone for a legendary weapon / farm it than to obtain a gold key (since they're pretty random and run out fairly quickly).

Also the Halloween costume was always part of the game and some people reported it as an item that drops. Was giving it a nice gesture? Yes. Should we be singing Gearboxes praises because they enabled a code to give you an item in the game? No.
Wedge19  +   903d ago
I commend Gearbox's continued support of their game through all of the DLC and the little events like this. Still waiting on that level-cap increase though.
admiralvic  +   903d ago
They just increased the drop rate of a weapon type... not exactly like they're bending over backwards to support fans. I mean it's appreciated, though it's not really much of anything.
Wedge19  +   903d ago
If it was just this, I would agree with you, but I'm talking about this in addition to everything else. Characters, DLC, changing up drop rates, potentially a season 2 of story based DLC, soon to be revealed level cap changes etc. They really fully support their game and make the replayability value extremely high.
admiralvic  +   903d ago
1 character was added, with no more currently planned. (or to our knowledge anyway)
So far all of the DLC packs have been outsourced.
And? A lot of games rebalance the game or fix problems after release... in a lot of ways Gearbox could have gotten around to this a LOT faster too. Like it took them 2 months to patch The Bee and this happened after the second DLC pack released on consoles.
I don't recall hearing anything about that, but if it's more outsourced content, then they can keep it.

I am not saying Gearbox isn't doing anything, but having an event where they increase the drop rate of a weapon, more golden key codes, and such aren't making the game much better (if at all).
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ChronoJoe  +   902d ago
Paid DLC isn't exactly a fan service.

The extra character was a pre-order incentive.

They're not doing consumers any favours. They're supporting their games, yes; but making a lot of money off it too. Not sure that deserves any praise.
dbjj12088  +   903d ago
Time to play a lot of Borderlands 2 I guess.
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rextraordinaire  +   902d ago
Sometimes I wish I played it less when it came out. I've been lvl 50 for way too long now, even beating terramorphous got boring after a couple of kills. :/

As much as I absolutely loved my time with Borderlands 2, a level cap increase is required for me if I'm ever to put it in my ps3 again.

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