Don’t miss out on these free Borderlands 2 golden keys!

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Orange guns? Please, I'd rather have some orange sheeeeerbert.

There’s nothing better in Borderlands 2, than that sweet moment when you get your hands on a rare gun. Maybe it’s a shotgun with the AI of a homicidal robot within it, asking you to kill more humans, or a revolver that could crack the planet with the sheer power behind each bullet fired. But you’d sooner see me hug a hipster than find one of those weapons. Unless you had a golden key for that special chest in Sanctuary, that is. Here’s how you can score some loot this weekend.

First of all, you’re going to need to keep an eye on the Twitter accounts of Randy Pitchford and Gearbox Software. Also,Twitter is awesome and makes the Facebook option look like a big doodoo head. Second, sign up for Shift. Which you can do right here.

There’s going to be five sets of codes handed out, and they’re all usually good for around three hours. Here are the times at which to get your hands on them.

  • Saturday 27 October – 01:00 AM
  • Saturday 27 October – 06:00 AM
  • Saturday 27 October – 12:00 PM
  • Saturday 27 October – 18:00  PM
  • Saturday 27 October – 22:00 PM

Once you’ve memorised the code, written it down on a scrap of paper that you found and booted up your PC or console, start the game, and from the main menu, got to “Extras”, where you can log into Shift and redeem yourself some golden keys.

I’ve already cashed in about ten keys since Borderlands 2 was already released, but last week Sunday, I got my bestest best guns ever. Such as a shotgun which does 2900 explosive damage…times 19.

Last Updated: October 26, 2012

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