Right now, you can get Borderlands: The Handsome Collection free on PC until June 4th as part of the Epic Games Store’s Free Game Fridays offer. Yet while The Handsome Collection is free to keep forever, on the planet of Pandora you’ll still have to pay for things with cold, hard cash. In fact, there are a whole bunch of different currencies, tokens and so forth in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Here’s a quick rundown of how to fill your pockets with virtual cash.
Cash is the primary currency in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, used mainly for buying guns, grenades, and shields. You’ll get frequent cash injections by completing missions. But cash can also be found pretty much everywhere in the game itself. Open any container on Pandora, and there’s a good chance a few bucks will spill out. Generally speaking, if it looks like it can be opened, it can be, so keep your eyes peeled for crates, filing cabinets, fridges, and even toilets.
Eridium is a purple currency found in Borderlands 2 used for buying equipment upgrades. It mainly enables you to carry more ammo, which is pretty important in game that is 99% about shooting things. Eridium is much rarer than cash, but you can get a decent chunk of Eridium early on by playing the slot machines at Mad Moxxi’s bar. It’s fairly cheap to play these when you’re low level, while regular cash isn’t in short supply on Pandora, as we already mentioned.
Badass Tokens are used to incrementally increase your character’s base stats, providing a small boost to anything from health to reload speed. You’ll earn these as you play the game, but there are several ways to speed up the process. Completing 50 trades with another player will earn you well over 100 badass tokens. Also, if you can find another player willing to be knocked down on your behalf, you can also grind “revives” which also provides a substantial Badass Token reward.
Head over to the Epic Game Store now to get your free copy of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.