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Helloooo, blogonauts! I’m Claptrap! For those of you that don’t know me, where have you been hiding? I’m the Noid of the Borderlands franchise…the face of an empire. Seriously, they use me to promote the hell out of everything around these parts. Speaking of… I’m here to announce the start of the bigass Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt Sweepstakes!

Let's be real -- the Borderlands 2 fans have been great. Better than great, really -- you've been, in the immortal words of William Shakespeare, "sick-ass BFFs." As a means of thanking you all, while also subtly suggesting that you continue to be sick-ass BFFs for the forseeable future, we're giving you the opportunity to get some sweet loot...both in-game AND in real life!

In partnership with PlayStation (slogan: "Greatness Awaits"), Turtle Beach (slogan: "#1 in Gaming Audio"), NVIDIA ("The Way It's Meant To Be Played"), and BradyGames ("Take Your Game Further"), 2K and Gearbox will be giving away tons of weekly prizes, including a grand prize of $50,000 in cold hard cash ("An Adequate Replacement for Happiness")!

We’ll also have four weekly cash prizes (worth a combined $50,000) and the following incredible loot, courtesy of our partners:

  • PlayStation Vitas with copies of Borderlands 2 for the PS Vita once it's out
  • Custom Borderlands 2 Turtle Beach headsets
  • An Nvidia Shield PC Streaming set-up with a Tiki PC by Falcon Northwest
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti GFX cards
  • Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Strategy Guides by BradyGames
  • Lifetime supplies to all 2K titles on Steam – past, present, and future. Including, like, XCOM. You ever play XCOM? Oh man, you should play XCOM.

And of course, in addition to all that, you’ll also be able to get unique and legendary drops just by completing in-game objectives! And don’t be surprised if during the course of all this some of the bajillion weapons on Pandora suddenly become even more powerful-slash-bizarre-slash-erotic!

So here’s how this thing is going to work, minions:

First, you’re going to need a copy of the game. If you don’t have it yet, then firstly, what?!, and secondly, you're in luck! The Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition is out in stores on October 8th, 2013 and will include over $100 worth of content for only $59.99, which is a mathematically smaller number than one hundred!

Tell your buddies! This is the perfect time to get them hooked!

After you’ve acquired the game, head on over to and log in with your SHiFT account information (please note, Xbox 360 players must be Xbox Live gold members for SHiFT). If you haven’t created a SHiFT account, please do so here. Once logged in with your SHiFT account on our sweepstakes website, you will see a pop up asking you if you’d like to register for the Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt. Sorry, but this sweepstakes is open to US loot hunters only. However, international fans can participate in the Daily Targets and Community Goals to receive the same in-game items as everyone else.

And don’t worry; I won’t be hosting this shindig alone! Each week, starting on Friday, October 11th, one of my good friends from Pandora will be sponsoring the hunts for that week, distributing Daily Targets (for a total of seven per week). See? I’ve already prepared for the inevitable “shut up, Claptrap” and “nobody has ever loved you” comments, and…

…oh, now I’m sad.

"But Claptrap," you ask, presumably pausing to spit on my chassis. "What if I don't have internet, or can't play Borderlands 2 online?" Don't worry, minion -- once I got over my initial confusion at how you're reading this blog post in the first place, I'd tell all US residents to enter the sweepstakes by mailing a postcard to the following address:

2K Games
Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt Sweepstakes
10 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA 94949.

Remember: for all of you in international territories: you can all participate in this as well to receive these in-game items!

This is a lot to take in, minion, so go ahead and visit the sweepstakes website for full details on Daily Targets, Community Goals, in-game rewards, real-life prizes, and MORE.

Anyway, that’s it! Happy looting, minions!