In Borderlands 2 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, it’s all about getting powerful weapons and items, so finding easy means of getting good weapon and item upgrades can be essential.
Easy Weapons From Moxxi
If you’re looking for a more “legitimate” way to get easy weapons, then Moxxi has a couple of decent weapons she’ll give you if you tip her right.
If you give Moxxi a tip larger than $10,000, she will give you a weapon. She only gives you two types of weapons (Corrosive Elemental Submachine Gun, or Fire Elemental Submachine Gun), but they’ll have different stats every time.
If you tip her and want to get a different weapon, just fast travel somewhere and back to Sanctuary to try again.
Easy Weapons & Items Using Slot Machines
One easy way to get nice weapon and item upgrades in the game is by using the slot machines.
All you need to do is have an auto-save near a slot machine. With your auto-save in place, head to a slot machine and spin those wheels. Don’t like what you got? Restore your game and try again until you get some stuff you like.
Some may consider this a game exploit, but I call it “any means necessary”.
Easy Weapons, Items, & Money From the Duplication Exploit
This one is kind of a glitch, but more of a game mechanics exploit really.
The first thing you want to do is to make sure your game is saved with everything you currently have on you. Make sure to do this well away from an auto-save point in the game so you don’t risk saving without your stuff.
Start a co-op game with at least one other person, and trade them everything that you want duplicated.
Do not quit and save, because you want to force the game to quit without saving. On the Xbox 360, press the 360 guide button and go to the dashboard. On the PS3, press the PS button and exit to the dashboard. On PC, just force the game to close.
Open the game and load your save file, and you’ll have all of the stuff you gave away, and your co-op partner will as well.
Repeat the process a few times and you’ll be rich!