Last month, I implored you to get signed up to a Loot Gaming subscription in time for the Battleground themed box for October. If you picked it up then there’s a virtual high-five coming your way, if not, then let’s have a look at what you could’ve been unboxing this month. Can Battleground outdo the delights of the Mecha crate? More importantly, was it worth the monthly fee?

Once again, there are five items present with a gaming theme and as it was advertised for Battleground, one of them does indeed don the Gears of War 4 logo. They’ve gone old school for a classic Gears of War Lancer assault rifle replica that comes in at 4.5inches in length and is accompanied by a smashing stand to gloriously display it upon. The Lancer is about as cute as a chainsaw gun can possibly be as you won’t be shredding up any hordes with this small collectible, but it’s still very cool.

Should you want to show off your love for all things post-apocalyptic, the Fallout Vault Boy Collage Tee will surely do the trick. This blue tee bares many different faces of the infamous Vault Boy, the cheerful chap that’s always offering tips and explanations. You could spend ages just admiring his many looks plastered across the centre of the tee.

As a gamer that’s been put off the Dark Souls world because of its trademark hardcore difficulty level, I can now get involved via the medium of reading. The Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #1 Comic can be grabbed in physical and digital form elsewhere, however, a Loot Gaming exclusive cover and four-page feature of Alan Quah’s concept art sets it apart from the rest. Our resident Souls’ fanatic highly recommends it as the tales within add their own twists to the game series’ lore.

I could be reading it in the dark thanks to the Dead Rising Multi-Tool, which features a small flashlight – it’s surprisingly bright too. Also included on the multi-tool are a nail filer, pliers, a bottle opener and what appears to be a screwdriver. According to the named etched into it, it belongs to some bloke named Frank West, but I’m keeping it now. Unless of course he wants to trade me a dose of Zombrex for its safe return… I’ll be waiting at the mall, don’t be late!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m knee deep on the battleground with a few pals by my side that aren’t skilfully gifted, you need to ease the pain somehow. The Battlezone shot glasses could certainly be useful to take a hit of something alcoholic to get you through the night. Even though it’s gotten a remake for use via the latest VR tech, these glasses feature the original ‘Game Over’ screen on one and the map screen on the other.

That’s everything, aside from the skeletal looking fallen soldier on the monthly coin pin. October brought another cracking edition of Loot Gaming full of both quirky and useful items, ensuring it gets two thumbs up from me. After I’ve read the comic and drained the battery on the torch, the focus switches to the next month’s treats. Loot Gaming for November has a Rumble theme and will bring items from Overwatch, Legend of Zelda, Titanfall 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Will you be getting involved in the near future? Have you already signed up, and if so, what did you make of Battleground? Let us know!

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