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Borderlands 2  

Reviewed: 8.5/10: Great
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Updated 03-24-2015
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Borderlands 2

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today. One of the major selling points for those who have already played Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on last generation hardware is the ability to import save data from legacy consoles. However, certain things like items in Claptrap's Secret Stash and Golden Keys cannot be transferred. The former is easy to work around; one needs only to move the Secret Stash item to a backpack or bank. The latter has no user end procedure, so Gearbox is giving out a fat stack of Golden Keys for everybody.

For those new to the idea of Golden Keys, they were introduced in Borderlands 2. Generally, players acquire new keys by following Gearbox/Borderlands/Randy Pitchford on Facebook or Twitter. By signing up for Gearbox's data-tracking service Shift, players can enter codes in-game for various rewards; usually it's just keys, but there have also been character customizations.

After redeeming codes for keys, the keys may be spent at a Golden Chest. In Borderlands 2 the chest is found in Sanctuary. In The Pre-Sequel it is found in Concordia. Opening the chest will generate random pieces of loot at exactly the character's level, almost always of rare (purple) quality or higher. It's a good way to buff up as old gear becomes obsolete but before any good random drops have shown up.

As a bonus, these codes should work with any version of the two games found in the Handsome Collection. Even those without the current generation upgrade can enjoy them. So without further ado, the Shift codes are below. They are good through March 31.

Gearbox Software [Twitter]

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