If you have just started playing Borderlands 2, then you should know that Gearbox Software allows you to give your player new weapons. But the catch is that you need to find the ‘loot’ in everyday things via a Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code.
Here is what you need to do:
1. You will need a SHiFT account (by Gearbox Software)
Sign up for an account on SHiFT if you haven’t already.
2. Download the LootTheWorld App and sign in with SHiFT
Download the LootTheWorld app that is available for both iPhone and Android users in the United States. You can simply scan the QR Code given below to download the app on the phone.
(This App Store QR Code was designed and created using the Scanova QR Code Generator)
Once you have downloaded the app, sign in with your SHiFT account
3. Collect ’Stamps’ – your app currency
To be able to send weapons that you find to your game, you need ’stamps’. Gearbox Software regularly releases stamps via QR Codes at its events, and Twitter and Facebook pages. It is recommended you follow these pages. They’ll help you collect as many stamps as possible.
Gearbox Software launched these stamps on its social media pages. You can use these to start.
4. Find Weapons by scanning UPC barcodes and QR Codes
With your LootTheWorld App, start scanning UPC barcodes and QR Codes that you see around you. One can find these codes on groceries, shampoo bottles, packed food, or your new LED TV. You may not always be successful, but if you are lucky, one of the codes will randomly generate a weapon (this is called a Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code).
Now this code will associate with this weapon. Anybody who scans this code with their LootTheWorld app will also get the weapon. Using a stamp as payment, you can now send this weapon you your player in the game.
Here are a few weapons to get you started:
5. Follow the Borderlands 2 Community
The Borderlands 2 player community have created a database of all the available stamps and weapons discovered till date. It is recommended that you follow the ORCZ Wiki page to get the latest stamps and weapons.
Few from the community have even built generators (such as Lootbox) that create random QR Codes and players can scan these to find new weapons. Those who do find Borderlands 2 SHiFT Codes are encouraged by the community to share their ‘loot’ on forums like Reddit that has a dedicated sub-Reddit for these codes.
You are all set! Lets play.
Also see how QR Codes are being used in other games.
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