Halo 4 double XP unlocked with Dew, Doritos purchases

Gamers who pick up Game Fuel soft drink and specially marked bags of chips can earn double experience in Microsoft's new shooter.

Halo fans hoping to level up their soldiers more expeditiously in November's Halo 4 can pick up Mountain Dew and Doritos products to earn double experience points, parent company PepsiCo announced today.

Game Fuel is back.

Beginning October 15, players who purchase Mountain Dew's special Game Fuel soft drink (at right) and specially marked Doritos products can begin entering codes through the promotion's website.

More information on the promotion can be found at the official website. Halo 4 launches worldwide on November 6 exclusively for the Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel to 2007's Halo 3, and is the first numbered entry in the series developed at 343 Industries.

[CORRECTION] An earlier version of this story indicated gamers could customize their weapon loadouts through the promotion's website. In fact, players can only customize their arsenals through the Xbox 360 itself. GameSpot regrets the error.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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204 comments
DarkKnight5688
DarkKnight5688

I don't know about all of you, but I'm planning on buying up a glut of this stuff (mostly Mt. Dew), use the codes, and then whatever hasn't been opened, give that stuff to my siblings, friends, college students or food pantries (if they want more soda).  No need to stockpile a year of soda and chips in my pantry.

grokh
grokh

double xp  double the collesterol, obesity and heart problems .and to top it off free diabetes buff for life.

Ailurusf
Ailurusf

And here I was wondering where did the stereotype of the fat-nerd-eating-doritos-and-mountain-dew came from

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

Can't believe Master Chief woke up for this.

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

It's no longer a spare tyre, love handles or a muffin top - it's just my halo slipped :P

Mcgee23
Mcgee23

If you are so worried about being fat, buy the products, redeem the code, give to the homeless shelter, profit? 

nini200
nini200

Also, didn't Call of Duty do this exact same thing back with I believe MW2?

nini200
nini200

Double the XP, Double the Calories :D

MasterBlade7123
MasterBlade7123

The superhero comments are overwhelming, in society I don't see anyone making these healthy choices. I do see a lot of coffee and cigarettes. I'm going to enjoy my game fuel and chips. Moderation people, moderation.

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

Unlike some I think this is smart marketing. The only issue I have is why are there no healthy choices/products that they are using.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'll at least eat a big bag of Dorito's during my first All nighter of Halo 4. It has been a while since I did an all night game session. But for Halo 4 launch I'll give it a go. With Dorito's (I hate Mountain Dew) so I'll drink cola or coffee.

brothersinarmsb
brothersinarmsb

lameeeeeeeee, shows how much 343 is copying COD.

 

 

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

I didn't know infitity ward was developing Halo 4...

cloudff7tm
cloudff7tm

You people complain and argue over some trivial stuff lol. As for this, marketing as usual. Microsoft always goes crazy with the Halo marketing. I remember trying the game fuel when Halo 3 came out and it was good!

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

And another gamespot add hidden as an "official" artical.....

dogman7
dogman7

Jeez, it's just a simple promotion. People get way too butthurt over the stupidest things.

jrmorgan23
jrmorgan23

double dose of highly toxic ingredients, most likely with genetically modified origins.  But we may never know with our corrupt US government.  what a joke.  How about rewarding players who eat healthy or make ethical purchasing decisions?  I wouldn't even buy them and throw them away.  I take seriously how I spend my money and what companies I support, and for the rest of my life will never ever buy a soda or other processed foods again.  Too bad the armor won't protect you from diabetes, heart disease and cancer.  The poisoning of the human race continues my friends. 

CyberLips
CyberLips

OR you could just buy the stuff use the codes and then throw the junk food away , problem Microsoft? 

pokecharm
pokecharm

great...so you can eat terrible food and drink highly caffeinated drinks and get free stuff...and we wonder why childhood obesity is an issue?  yeah...

VintAge68
VintAge68

This doesn't apply for Europe, I guess... (as I did never spot those products yet) 

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

the game suddenly sound so lame now ;(

pinicolaroxa
pinicolaroxa

And when you reach 500 pounds you get a special screensaver.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I don't want to have unhealthy food and beverages and destroy my workouts because of some points... >:(

Tak666
Tak666

Well hello stereotypes...

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Double XP and triple obesity points! All that aside, how do people drink mountain dew?! That stuff is terrible.

TheMisterCheif
TheMisterCheif

id buy it and keep it for years but im not crazy 

Jake518
Jake518

Hahaha Way to feed the stereotype...pun intended.

okassar
okassar

Game Fuel Mountain Dew is delicious. It tastes like liquid candy and has an insane amount of caffeine.

Derpalon
Derpalon

I'm not really looking forward to the new Halo as I sold my Xbox360 a long time ago, but that being said I have no problem with this. It's a fair way to promote a product, it's optional, you can still earn your levels without it, and it's what a lot of gamers consume already anyway. If we're going to complain about every little promotional effort companies try to make, it just makes us look overly self-righteous and egotistical.

Trouvo
Trouvo

All the while people collect monopoly pieces from McDonald's a game involving food that averages 1000 calories a meal but you dont see anyone complaining about that....  btw does anyone have a board walk piece?

 

so narrow minded this generation is...."It's the end of the world as we know it....and i feel fine."

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

DRINK SUGAR, EAT CHIPS, GET DOUBLE XP!! ALL THE THINGS YOU CRAAAAAAVE!  Sorry it made me laugh so i thought I'd share. Images of obesity and Murica aside, it does remind me of a completely false quote that i made up.

 

"A spoonful of sugar makes the diabeetus go up." ~ Wilford Brimley.

nocturnalkisses
nocturnalkisses

 @grokh no says you have to drink or eat these products just to get the promotion codes btw

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

 @grokh Hey, gotta keep big pharma in business afterall! =)

Jake518
Jake518

 @Mcgee23 You're not really profiting if you give it away lol

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

 @brothersinarmsb 

 

Halo did this long before Call of Duty. They had Game Fuel promotions with Halo 3. 

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

 @pokecharm Maybe because people are too stupid to eat properly.

 

Childhood obesity. And who's giving the children these snacks, I wonder?

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

 @fillup0 It's OK, not everyone can handle the truth. Look at the bright side, maybe you'll develop one of those fast killing cancers later in life from eating a steady diet of GMO-laden food, and you'll go quickly and won't have to suffer through painful chemo or be a burden on society for supporting your stint in the hospital.

 

*sigh* Ignorance sure is bliss, am I right? =P