I dont usually play FPS games, but this game is awesome! A friend bought it for me during the steam sale with a 4pack and co-op is some of the most fun I've had gaming in 12 years.
So weapons or any items in general do not upscale but stick, they are tied to the level of the quest you have completed it for or the object/monster level if dropped which is an important aspect to consider when you determine which weapons you want to collect and which DLCs you want to play through. It's no fun to fight lvl 55 monsters having a health multiplier of 4 with a level 50 weapon, at least not in solo-play. Level 52 is however okay-ish.
The basic strategy for 2.5 should be: Look at what you want and skip accepting these quests and do the rest of the quests. Sometimes there is a quest chain so you might want to do the quest chain up until but except of the quest you want the reward from like the Flame of the Firehawk shield or Moxxi's weapons.
Shift codes for special heads from Tiny Tina's Assault on the Dragon's Keep:
Warrior of Light (Axton Head): KJKJT-WHBKX-HC9BT-TJBJ3-XJFSJ
Wayfarer Wizard (Gaige Head): CBKBJ-6ZJW6-HKH3T-B3T33-F5ZRS
G0ry Gh0ul (Zer0 Head): CT5BB-XTW5X-9CSBT-3BTTJ-FT5X5
Elven Eliminator (Maya Head): KTC3T-WTW5F-ZCHB3-BT3B3-XJ9WR
MY EARS ARE RINGING (Krieg Head): CBKBB-ZHJC6-SWHJT-JJ3BB-3CXHS
The Beast Within (Salvador Head): WBCJJ-33KWR-S5Z33-BJTTB-65WJJ
Once you claim these you'll get them in your inventory, however you won't be able to use heads themselves if you don't have the Tiny Tina's Assault on the Dragon's Keep DLC.
Best fps shooter ever.
Questions for the day, Lv 48 on my first play through of tvhm, just about ready to turn in the quest for talon of god:
1. Should I find something to grind the last 2 levels to 50? Or is 48 fine?
2. Starting talon of god, the weapons you get from the townsfolk, are they scaled to your current level? Read somewhere they all gave out Lv 50 weapons, so yeah, again wondering if it's worth spending time to grind to 50 if so?
1. Get to level 50 because the Warrior is level 52. If you're three levels bellow a monster you won't do jackshit damage to them. I learned this the hard way...
2. No, they don't scale to your current level. You actually need to finish The Talon of God for quests' weapons/items to scale to level 50 I believe.
Borderlands 2 really ruined other FPS games for me. I had planned to settle into Doom 3: BFG this week, but when I sat down I started getting sad at the weapon load out, and then remembered that these are the weapons I will be using the entire game. My solution was to pop in BL2 and just start up a new game. >_>;;
still waiting for a goty/ulti edition