View Full Version : Does higher lockbox tier IMPROVE item-quality / chances of getting epic/lege item ?

04-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Right, theres different tiers of lockboxes, are there any difference in ITEM QUALITY in higher tiers since if the amounts of items varies A LOT :

T2: 8 keys a pop, 9 boxes with max keys, 2 items each box = 18 items
T3: 24 keys a pop, 3 boxes with max keys, 3 items each box = 9 items
T4: 64 keys a pop, only one box with max keys, 4 items per box = 4 items

Unless my superhuman math-skillz fail me once more, it would be very much more usefull to buy T2 lockboxes by the loads instead of T4... But does T4 offer a larger chance of better gear, as in purple or orange gear. The descriptions are identical in all 3 describing the quality of the contents.

I need some form of developer confirmation on this. Not asking for dev-answer on this topic if this has been answered somewhere, please, POST A LINK if it has been.

Since the recent patch made gear-progression stupidly slow, im hoping to find a reason to keep playing.

04-17-2013, 08:45 AM
I'm not a dev but there is a lockbox loot project thread you can look up here where the community is building these stats themselves. T3 is mostly regarded as being the best bang for the buck.

04-17-2013, 08:48 AM
T4 /////technically///// has the best chance but its not worth it. I got my crapp orange shield and swarm cannon outta T2. I've started buying T3 but no orange yet. I'd say T2 and T3.

04-17-2013, 08:52 AM
This guide has official developer info on the subject (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136738681#), however it looks like T3 is the best lockbox to buy ATM.

04-17-2013, 08:54 AM
Personally i'd go for T3 boxes now, since keys are harder to come by, T4 would just be a waste of keys. But i usually get 1 gold per 3 T4 lockboxes.

Never got T3 but now its harder to get keys ill be sticking to these.

04-17-2013, 08:59 AM
Only been buying T3 and have 4 orange so far, rocket launcher, shotty, LMG and sniper

04-17-2013, 09:13 AM
Another thing to consider is the sell of the items; with 18 items (assuming they are all trash) each are at least going to be green, and @ 500 credits each (is that right?) that will be another 9000 credits, or 9 key codes thus another t2.....

04-17-2013, 09:15 AM
you should stick with t3s. after buying many and many of them, never got a single orange. went to T3s, and they started coming out.

04-18-2013, 09:35 AM
I'd say it all just depends on your luck, to be honest. I've had a bunch of T3 and T4 (probably have bought around the same amount of each type by now) and so far I've had 2 golds come out of each.

04-18-2013, 09:38 AM
I got an orange out of a T2 lockbox. Soo...

04-18-2013, 09:43 AM
Get T3 at most. Don't bother with T4.

Maybe if T4 only dropped blues, epics and orange, but you can still get greens with them, which is complete BS given how many keys you need to spend.