Notice to those pre-ordering Borderlands 2
A few nights ago, I was watching Deevosee's stream of Borderlands over at Twitch and had some information in the chat from fellow Twitch user Hazardousmetal that said Gearbox wasn't being up front with to those who pre-ordered the game.
Anyway, he said that one of the pre-order bonuses is a Golden Key that opens up a special golden chest in Sanctuary. The thing about this key is that it is a one time use key. Once you use it to open & get whatever item is in the chest, it's used up permanently & you won't be able to get it back.
He said that since the weapons don't scale as you level up, using the key early in the game wouldn't be a wise move. In order to make it worth it, it's best to wait until you're at the end of your second playthrough. Using the key then will get you the best equipment.
Another thing Hazardousmetal said is if you want to boost your chances of getting something even better, it's best to open it with 3 other friends in the game to maximize the chance of rare loot.
I'm not sure if this info has since become widely known, but I wanted to make sure my fellow g1s knew about it before those who pre-ordered it start playing the game & unknowingly use up that key early in the game. Thoughts?
I bet that golden chest will still be so tempting to open.
One time use means one time, not once per character.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
Another Heads Up... looks like Gearbox pulled a Last minute Switcharoo and removed the code for the Borderlands Comic from the Ultimate Loot Chest.
I got the heads up during the game. Already planned it out.
Gearbox actually discussed golden keys months ago, and said they were consumable, so his fault for being an idiot tbh.
Kinda crazy for a gamer to wait THAT long before opening their secret treasure chest full of win.
Gearbox did release a notice on the borderlands 2 forums and site explaining the Golden Keys and how to use them..Just a heads up..
Cheers, thanks for the heads up. Might even try and wait till after all the DLC because they'll obviously raise the level cap.
TBH though it is a news game it still belongs somehow into the borderlands universe so that something scales with level and gets better with friend shouldn't be something new.
The one times use only might have not be clear but what else did you expect? A golden infinite key to always get the best loot out of the chest each time you start the game so that every other loot is for nothing?
Yikes, I had no idea...but when we say one time use, do we mean one time, or just per character?
You have saved my life. I am eternally grateful. I was literally just about to play this, and I preordered it on steam.
The loot you get from it will always be (purple) quality and scaled to your level just so you guys know.
I knew it was a one time use, but I didn't know about the level part. Thank you!
Thanks, I would've used it up the first chance I got
Thanks for the info, this will be useful for me and my brother.
My friends and I did know about this already but it's always good to hear it again. Thank you.
Gah I'm glad I read this, thanks a lot!