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Borderlands 3 dev announces retiring Vault Insider Program soon

Published: 18:53, 18 February 2020
Updated: 18:54, 18 February 2020
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It's been quite early when Gearbox and 2K Games set up the Borderlands 3 Vault Insider Program, which allowed a select crowd of Borderlands 3 enthusiasts to partake in a program that grants them all sorts of perks. All good things come to an end though.

For the uninitiated, Gearbox wrote back in April 2019 that Vault Insider Program will let Borderlands 3 players "earn points and rewards for doing a lot of the fun stuff that you'd probably be doing anyway, like watching videos, reading articles, checking social media for the latest Borderlands updates, and of course, signing up for the program in the first place." 

They could use the points to unlock various items, in-game as well as out, but it's time to move onto the next, hopefully equally as glorious, Borderlands 3 era. 

"In the lead-up to the launch of Borderlands 3, the Vault Insider Program brought you three seasons' worth of Borderlands rewards and in-game loot. Now that Borderlands 3 has launched and is being enjoyed by millions of players like you, it'll soon be time to say goodbye to the Vault Insider Program", Gearbox wrote. 

Borderlands 3's Vault Insider Program officially shuts down on 18 May 2020, at 11:59pm PDT, when all the VIP profiles will be disabled and unredeemed VIP points canned. 

In other words, you'll still be earning and spending your Borderlands 3 VIP points as usual, but make sure you spend any you've got stashed before 18 May, as they'll be void afterwards. Note that all of the rewards will still be associated with your SHiFT account thought. 

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"Bringing you the Vault Insider Program has been a blast, and we hope you've enjoyed spinning The Weaponizer for in-game loot, amassing points, and unlocking a multitude of rewards for your collection. To everyone who participated in the Vault Insider Program, thank you for your support in helping us make so much Borderlands mayhem. As a token of our gratitude, we'd also like to offer this time-limited SHiFT code for 10 Golden Keys:


You can redeem this SHiFT code here on, on the Gearbox SHiFT site, or via the in-game Social menu in Borderlands 3 before this SHiFT code expires on March 3, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Borderlands 3 and SHiFT account required to redeem. Only one (1) code may be redeemed per SHiFT account."

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You can find the official announcement here .

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