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Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways

Speaking of Borderlands 2, the Gearbox Software Community Website now offers a schedule for five SHiFT code giveaways to be conducted today and tomorrow for the first-person RPG/shooter. These codes can be redeemed for Golden Keys, and this page includes an outline of how this works. Here's when the giveaways will occur:

Friday, October 26 - 6PM CT (What time is that for me?)
Friday, October 26 - 11PM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 5AM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 11AM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 3PM CT (What time is that for me?

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26. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 28, 2012, 01:45 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 27, 2012, 13:32:
So, probably should hold onto some of those keys. My other assumption is that they will either charge for them eventually, or they are testing the SHIFT system for a future game for charging for some "perk".........

SHiFT, as a whole, is pointless. Just an extra layer with zero value. Maybe it'll change, but it's dumb right now.

I agree, too, with whomever mentioned that these should be available in-game. Maybe incredibly rare and hard to get, but available. Someone playing this 10 years from now won't have these code opportunities, though I expect they'll release 10 or so permanent codes, and there are almost definitely people not using the internet much wondering what the hell that stupid, very tempting chest is for.

I have 7 codes now. Had 1, then put in 2 codes and had 5. Not sure how. My buddy did exactly what I did and has 6. The math doesn't add up for either of us. 1 + 4 codes = 7 for me, 6 for him. Same codes. No clue what that's about.
 
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25. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 27, 2012, 17:36 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 27, 2012, 13:32:
So I am up to 17 codes now, add another 4 I have already used. So....I am assuming they are going to increase the level max, so I am going to hold onto them. They have already said they are adding in new content and new playable characters (via twitter), so I can only assume they will need to increase level.

So, probably should hold onto some of those keys. My other assumption is that they will either charge for them eventually, or they are testing the SHIFT system for a future game for charging for some "perk".........


So another class IS in the works? That'd be awesome.

 
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24. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 27, 2012, 13:32 xXBatmanXx
 
So I am up to 17 codes now, add another 4 I have already used. So....I am assuming they are going to increase the level max, so I am going to hold onto them. They have already said they are adding in new content and new playable characters (via twitter), so I can only assume they will need to increase level.

So, probably should hold onto some of those keys. My other assumption is that they will either charge for them eventually, or they are testing the SHIFT system for a future game for charging for some "perk".........
 
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23. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 27, 2012, 11:36 spindoctor
 
John wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 12:42:
I thought we got something just for signing up for the SHiFT thing but I never did. I linked it to my Steam account and everything. Was there something else I need to do?


Unlink your Steam account on the Shift website. Then launch the game and go to the Shift option in the menu where it will ask you to sign in to Shift with your credentials. Do that and you should get your key. There's no real point of having your Steam account linked to Shift at this time.
 
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22. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 27, 2012, 08:50 theyarecomingforyou
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 17:33:
Sigh. 0.000000000000000000000000005% more likely. I've never even seen a Marcus or a Vault symbol fall on the third row...

/gambles away more money.
I play a lot of co-op with my brothers and only once has any of us hit a triple-Vault on the slots. We must have played the slots hundreds of times, as we tend to do it to unwind after long play sessions.
 
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21. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 19:00 xXBatmanXx
 
Was hoping they would patch in a bigger playershare bank.
4 items sucks.
 
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20. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 17:33 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:53:
Triple Vault Hunter symbol is the one I landed oranges with, I'm pretty sure its a guaranteed orange. I think someone pegged it at a 0.05% chance.

Not that it really matters, due to the way the BL works your gun will be out classed by a green (or whites in TVHM) in no time flat. The shotgun was rad and lasted me a long time though I guess.

Sigh. 0.000000000000000000000000005% more likely. I've never even seen a Marcus or a Vault symbol fall on the third row...

/gambles away more money.

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19. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 15:18 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:44:
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:40:
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:36:
You got two Oranges out the slots??? Holy crap... Was that in TVHM?

Yeah some orange pistol whose name escapes me and a conference call shotgun, this was in regular, not TVHM. The chance to get anything orange from the slots machine is miniscule but at least they let it give you pretty much any orange in the entire loot table. I've barely touched TVHM yet, the game wore on my patience quickly and the drop rates got frustrating. Not sure I'll go back until a few more DLCs come out and my group gets the urge, I was doing a lot of solo play there towards the end as they didn't like the game as much as I did.

Do you remember what the slot was? Triple Vault symbol? Triple Marcus? I've yet to land a single one of those, and I've spent a good half a million on those damn slots... (I wish there was a badass stat for that!)

I'm getting back to TVHM with turret guy. I'm assuming two turrets with rockets will work in it. And I have to admit that giving my ninja Law and Order made a shitload of a difference (even though I now have 1300 shield in TVHM )

Creston

The slag turret is the better choice, unless you have a really, really good slag gun that you don't see yourself ever selling away. The rockets alone count as a different source of damage, as do, of course, your own guns. Switching from double turrets to the slag turret made TVHM easier than my first playthrough. If you have elemental weapons for any enemy type, it's even more game-breaking. It honestly makes me wonder why they ever bothered billing Gaige as the character to play for n00bs.
 
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18. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 15:07 jacobvandy
 
Vault symbols are orange, Marcus heads are purple, Moxxi legs are blue, cherries are green, 7's are skins, and two out of three anything is either money or white loot. And of course Bandit heads are BOOM.

I really wish they'd include a casino room or something in one of the DLCs, with like a dozen slot machines right in the same little area. Takes a long, long time to spend my millions on two machines at 13.5k a pop... And I actually have never gotten an orange from them.
 
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17. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:53 Verno
 
Triple Vault Hunter symbol is the one I landed oranges with, I'm pretty sure its a guaranteed orange. I think someone pegged it at a 0.05% chance.

Not that it really matters, due to the way the BL works your gun will be out classed by a green (or whites in TVHM) in no time flat. The shotgun was rad and lasted me a long time though I guess.
 
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16. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:44 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:40:
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:36:
You got two Oranges out the slots??? Holy crap... Was that in TVHM?

Yeah some orange pistol whose name escapes me and a conference call shotgun, this was in regular, not TVHM. The chance to get anything orange from the slots machine is miniscule but at least they let it give you pretty much any orange in the entire loot table. I've barely touched TVHM yet, the game wore on my patience quickly and the drop rates got frustrating. Not sure I'll go back until a few more DLCs come out and my group gets the urge, I was doing a lot of solo play there towards the end as they didn't like the game as much as I did.

Do you remember what the slot was? Triple Vault symbol? Triple Marcus? I've yet to land a single one of those, and I've spent a good half a million on those damn slots... (I wish there was a badass stat for that!)

I'm getting back to TVHM with turret guy. I'm assuming two turrets with rockets will work in it. And I have to admit that giving my ninja Law and Order made a shitload of a difference (even though I now have 1300 shield in TVHM )

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15. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:40 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:36:
You got two Oranges out the slots??? Holy crap... Was that in TVHM?

Yeah some orange pistol whose name escapes me and a conference call shotgun, this was in regular, not TVHM. The chance to get anything orange from the slots machine is miniscule but at least they let it give you pretty much any orange in the entire loot table. I've barely touched TVHM yet, the game wore on my patience quickly and the drop rates got frustrating. Not sure I'll go back until a few more DLCs come out and my group gets the urge, I was doing a lot of solo play there towards the end as they didn't like the game as much as I did.
 
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14. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:36 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 13:21:
Personally I think people are better off just playing the slots in-game as opposed to wasting time on twitter or using cheatengine but hey, whatever floats your boat.

With the odds the slots have? Not likely. Best thing to do is just use quest rewards and check vending machines when you can. Slots are a last resort.

I get much better stuff from the slots than I ever get out of the vendors?

And I agree with Verno. Getting up at 5am for a twitter seems rather crazy when you could give yourself 5 Golden Keys (or 255 if you're so enclined) in the space of about 20 seconds.

And yes, it's perfectly safe. It's just a locally stored variable.

Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:10:
/shrug, I got 2 oranges off it that I used a lot longer than any chest items I obtained and I didn't have anywhere near your luck finding decent vendor stuff. Not like money is much good or hard to come by.

You got two Oranges out the slots??? Holy crap... Was that in TVHM?

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13. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:34 Darks
 
Jedi Master wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 13:20:
Yes, it should've been a "key per major boss" thing. Then you get something genuinely worthy instead of the questionably partly decent loot they give now.

In all actuality, they should have made these keys randomly drop from kills. Sitting around pining and waiting for Randy to toss out a few codes is utter crap. Which is why I went to the trainer. Go to Gamecopyworld.com and download it there. The best version to use is the one made by Fling. Itís the best one. It will probably complain about it being out of date. But it will still work. In game press f-11 and bling, 100 keys.

I donít consider this cheating either out of every 50 keys I have used. I may get 8 good items from the box. Since the odds are so stacked against you at getting a good item the trainer is a good thing.
 
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12. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 14:10 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 13:21:
Personally I think people are better off just playing the slots in-game as opposed to wasting time on twitter or using cheatengine but hey, whatever floats your boat.

With the odds the slots have? Not likely. Best thing to do is just use quest rewards and check vending machines when you can. Slots are a last resort.

/shrug, I got 2 oranges off it that I used a lot longer than any chest items I obtained and I didn't have anywhere near your luck finding decent vendor stuff. Not like money is much good or hard to come by.
 
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11. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 13:39 nin
 
Jedi Master wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 13:20:
Yes, it should've been a "key per major boss" thing. Then you get something genuinely worthy instead of the questionably partly decent loot they give now.

I keep hoping they patch in something like "every 10 hours/levels", etc...

 
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10. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 13:21 PHJF
 
Personally I think people are better off just playing the slots in-game as opposed to wasting time on twitter or using cheatengine but hey, whatever floats your boat.

With the odds the slots have? Not likely. Best thing to do is just use quest rewards and check vending machines when you can. Slots are a last resort.
 
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9. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 13:20 Jedi Master
 
Yes, it should've been a "key per major boss" thing. Then you get something genuinely worthy instead of the questionably partly decent loot they give now.  
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8. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 12:50 Verno
 
You can download CheatEngine and one of the premade Borderlands 2 tables or find the memory address yourself. Alternatively just hit up CheatHappens and pay the money if you're too lazy but I think that's a silly waste. Then give yourself a key whenever you feel you deserve it instead of having to follow twitter and other silly nonsense.

People claim its cheating but I don't see how its any more cheating than getting magical key codes out of thin air from Fairy Pitchford. Ultimately there is no method of obtaining them in-game which was a big oversight. The chest isn't all that wonderful anyway, its best used for filling out gaps where you haven't obtained a decent weapon in several levels and are underpowered. I got better loot with the slots.

Also to head it off at the pass, it's perfectly safe and there is nothing Gearbox can do about it. It's not a server side multiplayer game, they can't ban you from MP and you have local copies of your profile and save (which you should backup anyway because the game has had some corruption issues). Personally I think people are better off just playing the slots in-game as opposed to wasting time on twitter or using cheatengine but hey, whatever floats your boat.

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7. Re: Borderlands 2 Golden Key Giveaways Oct 26, 2012, 12:42 John
 
I thought we got something just for signing up for the SHiFT thing but I never did. I linked it to my Steam account and everything. Was there something else I need to do?

Darks wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 11:59:
dont waste your time with these codes, use the trainer and get 100.
What trainer?
 
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