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Will Borderlands Golden Keys Be Turned into Micro-Transaction?

Borderlands 3 Make it Rain Golden Keys
Borderlands 3 Make it Rain Golden Keys

Hey guys, for today I got another question for you; “do you think the popular Golden Keys will ever become a paid microtransaction?” Because with the next Borderlands somewhere behind the horizon and developers and publishers always look for new ways to make money. I thought of ways how micro-transactions could be implemented in Borderlands 3. Usually, I don’t really care about these types of purchases if they are implemented through the traditional cosmetic items or boosters that speed up your gameplay experience.

There is no way of denying the fact that the Shift Codes for Golden Keys are very popular. But do people want them so bad that they would actually pay money for them? Well, I think you have an opinion about that so let me know in the comments and let us get a discussion going.

With Battleborn we saw Gearbox and 2K implement certain boosters that gave you more loot or XP. Because with that game some of the unlockable stuff can be a bit of a grind. With Borderlands we know based on the previous games that there is a longer and more slow progression loop. This gives the player a ton of play time before completing everything. But is it too much for some people?

Golden Keys give you access to the golden chest that proves you with better loot. This could potentially give you that edge in-game and speed up your progress. So this raised the question for me if these Golden Keys are becoming a Micro Transaction.

I think Gearbox will continue to provide SHiFT Codes to get you back in the game because that’s what the system is built for. To get you engaged with the game and keep you playing. However, will they lower the number of Keys to increase sales?

Personally, I like how the Shift Codes work with the Golden Keys. While I didn’t use them a lot because of the terrible interface on consoles, I see that people are fond of them and it keeps people engaged with the game. If for some reason Gearbox really needs to implement some kind of paid booster into the game, they could always go back to the Moxxtails from Borderlands the Pre-sequel. These already functioned as boosters and you had to pay the more expensive in-game currency for them. Personally, I never used them, I believe there was an achievement if you used all of them at least once. So that’s what I did, buy them all in a row and never bought them again. The Moxxtails kinda felt like boosts that were added for people that were not up to the challenge of the game, however, I wanted that challenge.

Well, this all makes for some good speculation, but let me know what your thoughts are on this.

I noticed that Lone Vault Wanderer also came to the conclusion that Golden Keys are a potential option for Micro-transactions. Here is his video and opinion about the case.

Will Borderlands Golden Keys Be Turned into Micro-Transaction?

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