Cheats, Hints & Walkthroughs
PC Games

Borderlands 3 Cheats for PC

Home /
Boxshot & Details
Borderlands 3 Cheats and Cheat Codes
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2k Games
  • Genre: Action Shooter First-Person
  • Release: Sep 13, 2019
  • ESRB: Mature


SHiFT codes

Enter one of the following SHiFT codes under your SHiFT account at Gearbox Software to unlock the corresponding reward. SHiFT codes give cosmetic rewards or Golden Keys. Use Golden Keys to open the Gold Loot Box on the Sanctuary III. Golden Keys are one-use only, and will give you a random roll of high-level loot each time you open it. Note: Some codes will expire over time. However, SHiFT codes can be used multiple times on different platforms. If you have a PSN, XBL, and Epic account, you can use the same code on each platform separately and still get the rewards. Also, SHiFT codes are region-locked -- so every code may not work for you.

  • 1 Golden Key: 9XCBT-WBXFR-5TRWJ-JJJ33-TX53Z (Expires: Unknown)
  • 1 Golden Key: ZRWBJ-ST6XR-CBFKT-JT3J3-FRXJ5 (Expires: Unknown)
  • 1 Golden Key: Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6 (Expires: Unknown)
  • 1 Golden Key: HXKBT-XJ6FR-WBRKJ-J3TTB-RSBHR (Expires: Unknown)
  • 1 Golden Key: ZFKJ3-TT6FF-KTFKT-T3JJT-JWX36 (Expires: Unknown)
  • 3 Golden Keys: ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H (Expires: Unknown)

Coltar01, Sep 16, 2019

VIP Codes

Enter one of the following VIP codes under your SHiFT/VIP account at Borderlands VIP Codes redemption to unlock the indicated number of points. The points can be used to unlock exclusive skins and more. Make sure to select the matching code type when redeeming a code (E-mail, Creator, Boost, Diamond, Vault, etc.). Note: Some codes may expire over time.

  • OVERABILLION (E-mail / 1,000 points)
  • OVERONEBILLION (E-mail / 250 points)
  • DOKTORFROID-BL3LAUNCH (Creator / 200 points)
  • EARLYACCESS (Creator / 500 points)
  • ALMOSTTHERE (E-mail / 1,000 points)
  • DREAMLANDVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • JABBER (E-mail / 1,000 points)
  • UNBLINKINGEYE (E-mail / 1,000 points)
  • ITSHERE (E-mail / 1,000 points)
  • AIRLEMAGVIP (Vault / 250 points)
  • MADSKILLZ (E-mail / 250 points)
  • SEVENDAYS (Vault / 250 points)
  • DUCTTAPEMOD (E-mail / 250 points)
  • ABCEASYAS123 (E-mail / 250 points)
  • INTERTOYSVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • PLAYERONEVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • YOURGAMEZONEVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • NEDGAMEVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • ALLYOURGAMESVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • GAMEMANIAVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • BOLVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • MEDIAMARKTVIP (Vault / 100 points)
  • FORTNITEXMAYHEM (E-mail / 250 points)
  • JVMVIP (Vault / 250 points)
  • OVERCLOCKED (E-mail / 250 points)
  • BUILDURSQUAD (E-mail / 250 points)
  • LESSTHANTHREE (E-mail / 250 points)
  • DASHERZ (E-mail / 250 points)
  • POWERUPE-mail (E-mail / 250 points)
  • FRESHBOOTY (E-mail / 250 points)
  • ONTHEHUNT (E-mail / 250 points)
  • MAYHEM (Vault / 250 points)
  • MYMAIN (E-mail / 250 points)
  • PWR2PLYRS (Vault / 250 points)
  • CLAPTASTIC (E-mail / 250 points)
  • SOHAPPYTOGETHER (E-mail / 250 points)
  • HEYSUGAR (E-mail / 250 points)
  • COHHVIP (Creator / 250 points)
  • 2KLOVE (E-mail / 500 points)
  • BL3ATE3 (E-mail / 250 points)
  • BL3WELCOME (E-mail / 250 points)
  • LOADINGBARD (Vault / 250 points)
  • BL3REVEAL (E-mail / 100 points)
  • JOYPUKE (E-mail / 250 points)
  • LOOTLOOTLOOT (E-mail / 250 points)
  • FIGHT4SANCTUARY (E-mail / 250 points)
  • GAMEVIP (Vault / 250 points)
  • IGNVIP (Vault / 250 points)

Italygal2772, Sep 16, 2019

Hints & Secrets

Duplicating weapons and items

  • 1. Place the weapons/items you want to duplicate in your inventory (cannot have them equipped).
  • 2. Back up your saved game. This is the crucial step for the duplication exploit. Find the filepath where it stores your saved game files. Copy the saved game file to a different folder.
  • 3. Load up the game again. In pause menu, select Social -- Mail (fourth tab) -- Send Mail -- Select Item -- Select Recipient -- Confirm Sending Mail.
  • 4. As soon as the items are sent, exit the game and copy the saved game file from the backup folder to the original save game file path.
  • 5. Send the same item(s) as many times as desired by repeating Steps 3-4. Note: If you send a lot of mail, there will be a one hour cooldown before you can send new mail.
  • 6. The receiving player needs to go to Pause Menu -- Social -- Mail -- Accept The Mail.

Sonic1220, Sep 16, 2019

Infinite money

First, back up your saved game file using the steps listed in the "Duplicating weapons and items" exploit. In Co-Op/Splitscreen mode, choose to trade with another player. Give them your money and or most valuable items. Then, copy back your backup save and give the money again. Repeat this as many times as desired.

Eknf, Sep 16, 2019

Easy Legendary weapon farming

First, progress through the story until you reach Jakob's Estate on the Eden-6 planet. This is late in the story. This farm is even better after completing the story and increasing the difficulty to Mayhem III. Even on Mayhem I, you will get a lot more high-tier gear. Go to the area with the elevator that takes you up to Jakob's Mansion. There is a bridge with a New-U Station (remember the New-U Station, as it makes the farming much easier). Make sure to activate it as you pass. Run into the area with the elevator to find a Loot Tink. The Loot Tink will always respawn, and there is a chance more Loot Tinks will spawn in the area. When you defeat the Loot Tink, loot the backpack on the ground for additional loot. After defeating the Loot Tink, exit to the menu and reload to respawn at the New-U Station by the bridge. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Legendary weapons are a lot more commonly dropped by Loot Tinks. If you play on Mayhem III, it is possible to get multiple Legendary weapons per run. It only takes a few minutes per run.

Karebear7452, Sep 16, 2019

One Pump Chump Legendary weapon

Enter Lectra City from Meridian Metroplex. From the entrance of Lectra City, go straight ahead to the location of the "Proof Of Wife" mission. Once you reach this location, go to the bottom of the staircase. At the bottom of the stairs, go forward and stay to the left wall. Once you reach the opening on the left, continue forward to find a small alleyway on the left. Go down the alleyway to see a chainlink fence on the left side. Inside the room with the chainlink fence are some switches. Activate the switches to turn on all the TVs down the hall. The sequence they are activated may be different some times. The following sequence should work most times: Press the button on the left, turn the wheel on the right, pull the lever to the right of the wheel, and then pull the lever on the left (may need to pull it twice). Once the five TVs at the end of the hall have been turned on, the "One Punch" enemy will come running out of the door towards you. He can kill you with one hit. Kill him to get a chance at the "One Pump Chump" Legendary weapon dropping. If it does not drop, leave the area and repeat the steps again until you get the One Pump Chump weapon. The One Pump Chump weapon is a powerful shotgun that kills most enemies with one shot and has a 50% chance not to consume ammo when fired.

AQDUDE, Sep 16, 2019

Easy "Tips Appreciated" Achievement or Trophy Guide

Moxxi is found on the "Sanctuary" space ship, at Moxxi's Bar (where the slot machines are). On the middle of the bar counter is a tip jar. Simply put $100 into it to get the "Tips Appreciated" achievement.

Tasso, Sep 16, 2019

Easy money

This trick requires completion of the game. Play on Mayhem III offline. If this exploit still does not work after disconnecting from the internet and playing offline, make sure to delete all patches/updates to the game. Spawn in Sanctuary, and go to the Mayhem Board. It also helps if you are Level 50, as you will get bigger payouts the higher your level. Then, travel to a new location anywhere on any map. When you return to Sanctuary, all the money payouts at the slot machines are $1,000x larger. To get a lot of money, keep playing until you get a huge three-cash payout to get around $500,000+. However, since that is pretty rare, you will need to save up some money before attempting this. Try using the Tink Hijinx and Cash Trap slot machines, as they are right next to each other, and you can keep spinning for as long as desired.

Q60vsNdI, Oct 29, 2019

Easy Eridium

After spawning in the Voracious Canopy zone on Eden-6, go straight and stay to the left. This will take you to an open area with a respawn machine. Activate it by getting close, then look around on the right side to find a hole in the side of the rocks that leads to an underground cave. It leads to the Eridium Marker collectible, but ignore that. This cave contains lots of Eridium Crystals. Simply smash and collect them, then exit to the menu and reload to the New-U Station to spawn the Eridium Crystals again. Repeat this as many times as desired. Note: You will get even more Eridium by doing this in Mayhem mode.

Valeria00, Oct 29, 2019

Easy Eridium and Legendary weapons

Go to the entrance of Carnivora (early area) on Pandora. This area contains multiple large chests and Eridium chests. The Eridium chest spawn in different locations —- on the rooftop to the left, straight ahead from the entrance, or inside an open container on the right (you have to jump up into it). The last one is further in, after running through another causeway to a sign, look left for the Eridium chest. You can also grab a large chest to the right of the sign. Then, exit to the menu and reload to the New-U Station to spawn the chests again. Repeat this as many times as desired.

Teri, Oct 29, 2019

Unique Boss Legendary weapons

Defeat the indicated boss for a chance at it randomly dropping the listed Legendary weapon(s). Note: Bosses respawn when you return to their locations after completing their chapter.

Mouthpiece - Ascension Bluff, Pandora

  • Mind Killer Shotgun: Shoots dubstep beams.

Gigamand - Meridia Metroplex, Promethea

  • Smart G.U.N. XXL: SMG that can spawn a brain turret.

Captain Truant - Athenas

  • Conference Call: Powerful shotgun with pellets that split into more pellets on impact.
  • Polybus: Shotgun that fires pellets in a unique grid pattern.

Katagawa Ball - Skydeck-27, Promethea

  • Tsunami: Legendary SMG.

Katagawa Jr. - Atlas HQ, Promethea

  • Firestorm: Legendary sniper rifle.

The Rampager - Forgotten Basilica, Promethea

  • Quadomizer: Four-projectile rocket launcher.

The Warden - The Anvil, Eden-6

  • Annexed Jericho: Rocket launcher that fires grenade-like projectiles that release more smaller explosions.
  • Freeman: Remote control rocket launcher that follows your cursor.

Billy, The Anointed - Jakobs Estate, Eden-6

  • Lead Sprinkler: Assault rifle that fires arching bullets that split into multiple projectiles on impact.

GenIVIV - The Family Jewels, Eden-6

  • Messy Breakup: Unique shield that spawns a shield drone that follows you around.

Aurelia - Jakobs Estate, Eden-6

  • Frozen Heart: Shield that generates a cryogenic Nova blast that returns 30% damage to your HP.

The Graveward - Vault, Eden-6

  • Grave: Legendary shield.
  • Ward: Legendary shield.

Troy Calypso - The Great Vault, Pandora

  • Double Penetrating Occultist: Rocket launcher pistol.
  • Pestilent Faisor: Rifle with an energy shotgun alt-fire.

Tyreen Calypso - Destroyer's Rift, Pandora

  • Queen's Call: Critical hit spawns tracking projectiles.
  • King's Call: Critical hit spawns tracking projectiles.

Kayashiku, Oct 29, 2019

Extreme Hangin' Chadd' (infinite ammo) weapon

Successfully complete the "Swamp Bro" side mission to get the Extreme Hangin' Chadd weapon. This quest is available in Reliance, on Eden-6, in the Floodmoor Basin region. You can explore it after completing "The Guns Of Reliance" side mission. The Extreme Hangin' Chadd weapon does no use any ammo or overheat.

Jknops14, Oct 29, 2019

Easy "Tips Appreciated" Achievement or Trophy Guide

Moxxi is found on the "Sanctuary" space ship, at Moxxi's Bar (where the slot machines are). On the middle of the bar counter is a tip jar. Simply put $100 into it to get the "Tips Appreciated" achievement.

Chaomaster1993, Oct 29, 2019

Easy "Gun Pals!" Achievement or Trophy Guide

To send an item to a friend, the player must go to the email menu - Social / 4th tab, or just press F4, then for PC users press "Q" (which is the default assigned button). That opens up your inventory and the player can choose the package. After you click on the desired item, your friend list pops up and you have to choose the receiver. That's all.

Funnylooser, Mar 23, 2020

Easy "Rewards Card" Achievement or Trophy Guide

In order to receive Loyalty Package, you need 100 kills with a weapon from each manufacturer. On 100 kills mark you'll receive an Email and on pressing F4 you can redeem it in the Email section of "Social" The weapon manufacturers in Borderlands 3 are - Atlas, COV, Dahl, Hyperion, Jakobs, Maliwan, Tediore, Torgue and Vladof.

Snelhest, Mar 23, 2020

Easy "That's Quite Challenging" Achievement or Trophy Guide

For this achievement you'll need to complete all of the crew challenges on Gehenna. I also go more in depth on some of the harder to find ones on a video guide I made here.

Turtleboy, Jul 4, 2020

Easy "Helpful Hunter" Achievement or Trophy Guide

For this achievement you'll have to complete all of the side missions on Gehenna. The list for all of these separated by region is below. I have also made a video guide which covers all of the achievements in the DLC here.

The Quick and the Quicker

The Blastplains
Miracle Elixir Fixer
Money Back Guarantee
Devil Rustlers
Saurdew Valley

Ashfall Peaks
The Legend of McSmugger
Dirty Deeds

Obsidian Forest
Of Blood and Beans
Lost and Found

Bloodsun Canyon
The Meatman Prophecy
The Dandy and Damsel

AmrillFc, Jul 4, 2020

Easy "How The West Was Done" Achievement or Trophy Guide

This achievement is for completing all of the story missions, side missions, and crew challenges on Gehenna. So basically just go through all of the other achievements and once you get the last of those you'll also receive this one. I went over all of the achievements in the DLC in a video guide here.

Side Missions

The Quick and the Quicker

The Blastplains
Miracle Elixir Fixer
Money Back Guarantee
Devil Rustlers
Saurdew Valley

Ashfall Peaks
The Legend of McSmugger
Dirty Deeds

Obsidian Forest
Of Blood and Beans
Lost and Found

Bloodsun Canyon
The Meatman Prophecy
The Dandy and Damsel

Xxdonxx, Jul 13, 2020

Easy "Ye Who Enter" Achievement or Trophy Guide

For this achievement you'll need to get into the second secret room in Vaulthalla. In order to do this you'll need to activate 12 buttons to get into the first secret room, and then another 12 smaller buttons to get into the second secret room. I made a video guide going over this and all of the other achievements in the DLC linked below.

Angelgurl407, Oct 1, 2020

Easy "Fustercluck Off" Achievement or Trophy Guide

This one is for completing all of the side missions and crew challenges in Krieg's Mind. I have the list of all the side missions pulled up on the screen here. It seems a lot of people were generally missing Scratch, Don't Sniff at the end which caused some confusion so be sure to check this list against yours if you have trouble figuring out what you're missing. I made a video guide going over all of the achievements in the DLC linked below.

Side Missions

  • 1. Blast Requests (Castle Crimson).
  • 2. Laid to Rust (Castle Crimson).
  • 3. Hot and Unbothered (Castle Crimson).
  • 4. A Good Egg (The Psychoscape).
  • 5. Krieg's on Parade (Sapphire's Run).
  • 6. Scratch, Don't Sniff (Sapphire' Run).
  • 7. That Rings a Something (Sapphire's Run).
  • 8. Brainstorm (Sapphire's Run).
  • 9. Check, Please (The Psychoscape).
  • 10. Don't Call it Rorschach (Benediction of Pain).
  • 11. Does a Body Good (Benediction of Pain).
  • 12. It's an Allegory (Benediction of Pain).
  • 13. Remodel Behavior (The Psychoscape).

Signal to Noise Crew Challenges

  • 3 on Castle Crimson
  • 3 on Sapphires Run
  • 3 on Benediction of Pain

Yugiofreak0123, Oct 1, 2020

Easter Eggs

Rick And Morty Easter Egg

Two bandit characters that look similar to Rick and Morty from the Rick And Morty TV show will appear in Lectra City, Promethea. This is a completely optional area. They usually spawn in the Underpass area. If you wait around long enough on Sanctuary III, you may get lucky and the "Kill Wick & Warty" side mission will appear. Start the quest, and a waypoint will mark their location on the Lectra City map. Track them down and defeat them for a chance at a random Legendary weapon dropping. A Legendary weapon commonly drops after defeating them.

Nickyt24, Oct 29, 2019


Mayhem mode

Successfully complete the story to unlock Mayhem mode. In this mode, enemies are tougher, but there are better weapon drops. There are three different levels in Mayhem mode. The higher the level, the harder the enemies become, but the better the loot drops are.

Gaugthush, Sep 16, 2019

Steam Achievements

To unlock the following, you have to play the game and collect/Earn achievements. You can find those earned achievements in your Game-Main menu or you can view them if you signup at one of the Steam communities.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
100-ProofClear all the Eridian Proving Grounds.
A Hundred Names For SandDiscover all named locations on Pandora.
À La CarteComplete 20 Side Missions.
Achievement 76Achievement 76
Achievement 77Achievement 77
Achievement 78Achievement 78
Apocalypso!Complete mission "The Great Vault".
Barreled Right Over ThemKill an enemy with an exploding barrel.
Biggest Badass In The BorderlandsReach level 50.
Bolt-OnsUnlock 10 Character Heads or Skins.
Bye, Felicia!Complete mission "Divine Retribution".
City SlickerDiscover all named locations on Promethea.
Cross The StreamersComplete mission "Blood Drive".
Damn, GinaGet all Vault Rewards.
Dropping LoadsWin a live grenade at a Slot Machine.
Exoarchaeolo—You Get The GistDiscover all named locations on Nekrotafeyo.
Feelin' A Little StabbyKill an enemy, knifing them with a gun blade.
Florida ManDown yourself by grenade or explosion.
Getting A Little On The SideComplete all Side Missions.
Gone From My SightComplete mission "Beneath the Meridian".
Good Against Remotes Is One ThingGet a perfect score at the Firing Range on any difficulty.
Got Big GameDefeat all of Hammerlock's Legendary Hunts.
Gun Pals!Send an item to a friend.
Heir To An Empty CastleComplete mission "Cold as the Grave".
I Am A Goddess, A Glorious Female WarriorComplete mission "In the Shadow of Starlight".
I Hope You Didn't Tea-bagWin a duel.
I Mustache You A QuestionComplete mission "Atlas, At Last".
Master Of All You SurveyDiscover all named locations.
Mechani-CoolUnlock 10 Vehicle Parts via hijacking.
My Name Is EarlBuy 20 cosmetic items from Crazy Earl.
NOG It OffComplete mission "Hostile Takeover".
On FleekEquip purple-rated gear or better in every slot.
Rewards CardEarn a Loyalty Package from each weapon manufacturer.
Slaughterhouse 3Complete all the Circles of Slaughter.
So Long, Pandora!Complete mission "Taking Flight".
Star BoundReach level 10.
Stay Away From The LightRevive another player.
Stay GoldenUse a Golden Key.
Stick It To 'EmKill two or more enemies with a single sticky grenade.
SwampedDiscover all named locations on Eden-6.
Tales From The Eridian SlabDecipher all of the Eridian Slabs.
That Was ColdComplete mission "Lair of the Harpy".
Tips AppreciatedTip Moxxi.
Ultimate Vault HunterUnlock all Borderlands 3 Achievements!
Vaulting Your Way To The TopReach level 25.
Welcome To The Crimson RaidersComplete mission "Children of the Vault".
You Got SkillsReach level 2.
Zer0ed InDefeat all of Zer0's Targets of Opportunity.

Cachfula, Oct 3, 2020

Game Walkthroughs

Walkthrough (XONE)

Walkthrough (XONE)

Playthrough (PC)

Playthrough (PC)

Walkthrough Playlist #2 (PC)

Walkthrough Playlist #2 (PC)

Submit Cheats

If you know cheat codes, secrets, hints, glitches or other level guides for this game that can help others leveling up, then please Submit your Cheats and share your insights and experience with other gamers.

Latest Questions
Scale the wall, guns of reliance?

How the heck do you scale the wall into reliance? please help...

From: Wildnine9Posted on: 07-23-2020
Ask a Question

Stuck in this game? Ask a question below and let other gamers answer your question or view answers to previously asked questions. If you think you are an expert then please try to help others with their questions.

Your Question
Gameplay Videos
View All Videos »
More Options
Games You May Like