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Borderlands 2’s Brief Yet Glorious Golden Chest Glitch

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bill-swift - September 22, 2012

If you've been playing Borderlands (and really, who isn't?) then you've most likely become pretty well acquainted with the various attractions the city has to offer. Everything from stores to bars are lined with lots of familiar faces and neat surprises but none as sought after as the widely renowned golden chest.

Normally the golden chest can only be opened with the ridiculously rare golden key that can be obtained through pre-ordering the game at participating retailers. These keys can only be used once across all your files (at least until you get a second one) and grant the player very rare, yet levelled, items that can completely change your gaming experience. Some players in the U.S. have been experiencing a glitch where, when playing co-op with another character who also has a golden key, the chest will open without it...over and over. Gearbox jumped (probably literally) at the first sign of the glitch and patched it up nicely before anyone, like myself, could take advantage of it.

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has stated that the issue has been fixed and that any players who were tempted enough to exploit the glitch will not be punished, stating that 'we get the temptation: doors unlocked, keys in the ignition'. I surprisingly nice comment for sure. Pitchford also went on to reinforce the wrongfulness of cheating. 'Be cool. We all know when we're cheating, so be good. I'll be giving tons of Golden Keys soon'.

Did you manage to take advantage of the golden chest glitch? Have you discovered any other worthy glitches? Let us know!

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