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Borderlands 2: Rare Loot Drops, a Bazillion Weapons and Top Notch Fun

Updated on July 31, 2015
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Borderlands 2 Game of the Year

Psychos, murdering midgets, huge worms, bullymongs! What the heck is bullymong even?! Borderlands two is a first person shooter that takes place on the planet of Pandora. A planet with a mineral that everyone lusts for: eridium. A million dollar corporation (Hyperion) is mining it to open a vault and uncover its riches and secrets.

You’re invited to the planet by Handsome Jack, owner of Hyperion, to find the vault but; plot twist! Jack kills you and leaves you for dead on a glacier somewhere on Pandora. From then on you can shoot down all of the creatures, bandits, robots and lunatics, who share the planet with you, as you are guided by Angel a mysterious AI whichwill take you off the glacier.

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Borderlands 2 has a rich cartoonish looking world with lots of gore, pop culture references and best of all MASSIVE LOOT DROPS! This first person shooter (DLCs not included) has four main characters you can choose from: Axton, Maya, Zero and Salvador each with their unique set of skills which will help you in the words of Claptrap: lead to the downfall of handsome Jack.

Along the game you will not only kill psychos and robots but also join forces with them in an effort to tear handsome jacks regime down. The best way to play this game is in multiplayer mode and fear not about it being too short you can fly through the game multiple times as there is a normal mode, a true vault hunter mode and an ultimate vault hunter mode.

You can also quit being cheap and buy the massive DLCs as well. Join Torgue, Tiny Tina and Sir Hammerlock on quests to other vaults and their riches. The DLCs also have massive maps and aide you on your level grinding quests. Borderlands also offers a driving interface and a fast travel interface so that walking is the last option on traveling across the huge planet of Pandora.

Expect profanity, EXPLOSIOOONS, blood, grenades, shotguns BA enemies and a whole lot of them to kill. This game will keep you asking for another mission the same way you keep asking for another lay chip. With the abounding amount of crazy missions during the story mode and that goes without mentioning the heap of missions that come along with the DLCs.

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 - Xbox 360
Borderlands 2 - Xbox 360

Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora.

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What you will be looking for a successful play through of the game

Rare weapon drops

Weapons are ranked on rarity by a color-coding system, which goes from wimpy to gnarly as follows:

  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Orange

Aim for the blue, purple and orange weapon drops they will make your gameplay much more fun as well as a heck of a lot easier.

Invest in a single skill tree!

Once you level up to level 5 you will be able to use your skill (gunzerking, phaselocking powers, assassin decoy or the commando’s sentry turret). Be wise as to how you spend your skill points on either of the three skill trees. This varies from player to player needs due to each player’s personality but it is always smart to invest in a skill tree at a time. This isn’t a call to place all your eggs in a single basket but focus and read before misusing the skill points… it isn’t cheap to change them at the changing stations.

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Keep it cool

Unless you’re into unrestrained violence and use a Gunzerker, Borderlands 2, extremely values thought out moves and strategies to play. Otherwise expect to crave for second winds a lot more than your time on your two feet and in my humble opinion that is really no way to enjoy wreaking havoc across Pandora!

Rare loot drops

Let’s face it. Borderlands2 is all about the loot and the shooting. For starters you can get an impressive amount of money off the bat when you begin the game at claptrap’s eerie poker table. Shortly after fighting your first boss you earn the chance of getting your first rare legendary loot drop. But! Before I ramble on about opportunities let’s go through something you may or may not be acquainted with just yet:

Color-coded weapons

In Borderlands 2 weapons are given a certain attribute depending on the color added to the weapon (aside from the level on the weapon). The color-coding list goes as follows from wimpiest to most radical:

  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Orange

You get a bunch of common white weapons, heck, even green weapons start looking common once you reach level 15. All Borderlands 2 gamers seek restlessly for a powerful ally to aid them in the search for that second wind and the fall of thousands of enemies. Weapons are extremely disposable in the game however, that last color in the list is the one of the weapons that are hard to let go of.

These legendary weapons posses the highest weapon stats for your level and can even aid once you go past that level. There are hundreds of extremely rare loot drops that need only some patience on the gamer’s behalf to gain such said legendary or rare weapons. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky and receive the loot drops without having to use the farming method. However… sometimes you will have to:

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Farming in video games involves fighting enemies or repeating certain events in order to gain the loot (be it money, weapons, eridium…) in massive amounts. Farming tends to lead to quick but tedious level-ups and an interesting increase in your loot and money.

Farming, due to its “repetition for success” factor, tends to become a bit mind numbing and boring. Nonetheless I encourage you to do it for these certain weapons.

You’d be surprised to learn, as I previously mentioned, that you can get an orange weapon drop from the first boss you encounter in the game. This boss is a Bullymong named Knuckledragger and despite the rare weapon he drops has no level restriction (it’s level 0). This orange weapon is normally found as the Hornet and despite being level 0 it has better stats than your level 2-4 weapons.

Once again the chances this works are low, most of the time you’ll have to farm for it. But worry not! You can use the opportunity level up and to gain an insane weapon. You only have to leave the area to liar’s berg and return to claptrap’s area. You’ll have an infinite amount of tries to get this weapon and so goes it with every other boss in the game.

In my fan boy opinion they’re all on the Hyperion reconstruction machine so you never really beat them! Gamesception! (Jack never really dies).

Borderlands 2 - Limited Edition - PlayStation Vita Bundle

Borderlands 2 - Limited Edition - PlayStation Vita Bundle
Borderlands 2 - Limited Edition - PlayStation Vita Bundle

All-in-one Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle includes the new PS Vita Wi-Fi system, Borderlands 2 Full Game Digital Voucher, and 8GB Memory Card

Six (6) Borderlands 2 DLC packs including, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and Collector's Edition Pack

The New PlayStation Vita: Approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than original, internal memory of 1GB, increased battery life of four to six hours of game play, rounded edges for comfort while playing, high-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) for vivid and crisp visuals.


Other bosses with extremely rare loot drops at the beginning of the game are:

  • Midgemong
  • Boom Bewm
  • Captain Flynt

In other words all of the bosses for the beginning of the game, none excluded, will drop either blue or orange rarity level weapons. So, basically with just a little farming you’ll be able to plow through most of the enemies with amazing weapons.

After a little farming Midgemong will drop the “Kerblaster” rifle. Captain Flynt will drop the “Thunderbolt Fists” pistol and Boom Bewm will drop the legendary grenade mod “bonus pack”. The stats on these weapons may vary on the mode you’re playing in and, again, as most of the weapons in the game they will become obsolete after a while.

Happy gaming!

Article by: Alain Gutiérrez


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