Gearbox Software have launched the promotional campaign known as Borderlands Vault Insider Program a while ago and now it is offering Zane customisations for Borderlands 3 on top of the rewards promised, or rather earned, earlier.
Gearbox's Vault Insider Program (VIP) strives to appeal to both players' desire for customisation as well as their ego apparently, due to that nifty abbreviation. It previously offered Moze customisation options for the upcoming Borderlands 3 along with a few less important additions.
Season 2 of VIP has now kicked off and it features Zane who got two customisation options, in a manner similar to Moze. One of them is the head cosmetic, named Oni Head, and the other is the custom outfit named Conventional Reppin'.
Just like before, the head customisation stands at 4,000 points while the outfit will set fans back 3,000 points. Furthermore, Season 2 added a pile of weapons for Borderlands 2, some of which are exclusive to Commander Lilith & The FIght for Sanctuary.
Borderlands 2 will get Maggie, Conference Call, The Bee and Striker while the until-recently free DLC will get Antifection, Infection Cleaner, Hot Mama, Toothpick, Retainer and World Burn. The weapons seem to be standing at 4,000 points each.
Otherwise, there is the "Weaponizer" system that has a 1-in-10 chance of dropping a weapon when using the system. Because why not, everyone just loves loot boxes and getting shafted after spending currency without getting the desired item.
At least there is the promise of that special Maliwan gun for Borderlands 3 that will unlock after claiming eight weapons from the VIP program, regardless of whether you paid directly for them or got them from the randomised Weaponizer mechanic.
Anyway, the points are earned by watching linking accounts, watching trailers and reading articles about Borderlands 3. Therefore, the VIP addition is great for the fans who would do it any way but it's also a clear marketing strategy for Gearbox that aims to hook more players up before Borderlands 3 even comes around by adding that sense of perceived investment through the VIP points.