, for players who sign up to its Vault Insider Program.The program is technically a marketing campaign, but alongside promoting the game and its social channels it also offers a Borderlands 3 Welcome Pack. This pack contains some ‘high rarity’ grenade and shield mods, as well as a VIP weapon trinket, which will unlock when you start playing Borderlands 3.
Beyond that pack, there are also a variety of Borderlands 3 items, from guns to skins, that can be unlocked by spending points earned through the Vault Insider Program. These rewards are spread across the Borderlands series, but the most attractive ones are skins for the new characters coming in Borderlands 3. Points to buy these items with are earned through “doing fun stuff that you were probably gonna do anyway” according to the website.
Effectively, the Vault Insider Program appears to be a gamification of marketing and promotion – you can earn points by referring friends and effectively spreading the Borderlands 3 message – but if you’re happy with doing that, there are several fun things to be earned. Better than paid-for loot boxes? That one’s up to you.
Gearbox and 2K dropped a brand new Borderlands 3 trailer yesterday, playfully showing off the cast’s range of abilities. It was also confirmed this week that cross-play will be coming to Borderlands 3, but not at launch. And if you can’t get enough of it, here’s 99 Borderlands 3 details to top up your knowledge.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.