Bioshock Infinite's pre-order bonuses: boosts, cash and lockpicks

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Irrational have announced the pre-order bonuses that eager Bioshock Infinite fans will receive on pre-ordering the game. The Industrial Revolution pack contains a selection of character buffs, extra cash and... five lockpicks. As you may know, the industrial revolution was the thieviest of time periods. A trailer runs through the content, as well as provides more glimpses of the game's frenetic combat.

Here's what you get:

  • Sugar Rush Gear: Speed Boost
  • Fleet Feet Gear: Evasion Boost
  • Handyman Nemesis Gear: Increased Damage
  • 500 Silver Eagles (in-game currency)
  • 5 - count 'em - lockpicks
  • Industrial Revolution puzzle game

To be honest, I'm always a bit wary of these in-game unlock bonuses. My playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution was made slightly stranger by the addition of 10,000 credits from a pre-order pack. To avoid ruining the game's balance, I played the entire thing with the additional clause that Adam Jensen had to hold onto the money for a friend, and would give it back to him after the end of the game.

Still, I can only imagine that free gear for one of the most anticipated games of 2013 will prove tempting for many.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.