Players can earn VIP points to put towards in-game rewards in Borderlands 3 by playing Borderlands Game of the Year Edition during this week’s Borderlands free weekend on Playstation 4. In addition to this free weekend, anyone who plays Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition on Playstation 4, Xbox One, or PC this weekend will also earn VIP points.
Gearbox Software has announced that this weekend is the best time for anyone eagerly awaiting Borderlands 3 to revisit the first game in the series. Those who play Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition between Friday August 16, 2019 and Sunday August 18, 2019, will earn VIP points for their Shift profile, an insiders program for Borderlands fans. These points can then be used to purchase in-game items in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, or Borderlands 3.
Each day that someone logs in and plays Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition this weekend will earn them 1,000 VIP points. If a someone plays the game on all three days then they will earn a bonus 1,000 VIP points for a total of 4,000. This is enough to purchase a custom head for any character in Borderlands 3, which will be immediately redeemable when the game launches on September 13, 2019. Points won’t appear in VIP accounts until August 21, 2019, but anyone who wishes to earn them must sign up for a VIP account before playing Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition this weekend. Learn more about Borderlands VIP accounts here.
On Playstation 4, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is free from 12.01am GMT on Friday until 11.59pm on Sunday. Anyone who plays the game will not only earn the aforementioned VIP points, but also be entitled to a discount should they wish to purchase the game once it’s no longer free. While Gearbox Software hasn’t specifically said so, it’s likely that all progress made this weekend will carry over to the full game once purchased, which is an added incentive for anyone who decides that they really enjoyed their time with the game.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is the 4K remastered version of the original Borderlands game. The title includes all previously released DLC: The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.
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Source: Gearbox Software