Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt: $100,000 And Other Prizes Up For Grabs

By Pete Haas 2013-10-04 14:03:59 discussion comments
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The Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition will be accompanied by a month-long celebration known as Loot Hunt. During this event, players can win several prizes including $100,000 in cash.

The Loot Hunt will start on October 11th and run until November 7th. Every day, a new target will be announced for players to kill. Taking the target down enters you for a chance to win that day's prize - provided, of course, that you're connected to the Internet while you're playing. These enemies are also guaranteed to drop a piece of unique in-game loot.

"Once you get the special gun, then you get to be part of what we're calling Community Goals," says the Loot Hunt website. "Basically, a Community Goal involves killing a special type of enemy with that day's unique gun. If you guys cumulatively kill enough enemies singled out in the daily Community Goals, then you'll unlock a Community Reward (read: uniquely super-awesome gun) at the week's end!"

The grand prize of the Loot Hunt is $50,000. Four other players will win smaller amounts that add up to another $50,000. You can also win all sorts of other freebies:
  • PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment systems with copies of Borderlands 2 Vita once released;
  • Customized Borderlands 2 XP SEVEN headsets from Turtle Beach;
  • NVIDIA Shield PC Streaming set-up with a custom painted Tiki PC by Falcon Northwest;
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GFX cards;
  • Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Strategy Guides by BradyGames;
  • Lifetime supplies of all 2K titles on Steam - past, present, and future.
In order to join the Loot Hunt, you have to head to borderlands2loothunt.com and log-in with your SHiFT account. Only United States players are eligible for the cash and sponsored prizes. No matter where you live, though, you can still earn in-game rewards from the Loot Hunt.

The Game of the Year Edition will be released on October 8th for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac. This $59.99 bundle includes the four adventures released as part of the Season Pass: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. Each introduces new locations, quests and loot to extend your experience. The GOTY edition also unlocks the Psycho and Mechromancer classes along with the Creature Slaughter Dome. The included Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade raises the level cap from 50 to 61.


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