How do Shift Codes work in Borderlands?

Golden Keys with free loot!

Shift Codes is an addition to the Borderlands Franchise that was mostly popularized with the release of Borderlands 2 and has been a consistent part of the series ever since. It made its return into Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Borderlands 3 and will most likely make a return in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Many people may not know what Shift Codes actually do, so let me explain that addition into the Borderlands Franchise.

How to use Shift Codes in Borderlands

Shift Codes is a method of engagement between developers and players around the world. Gearbox introduced it via their platform SHiFT. These are codes that consist of 25 signs, and you can unlock special rewards after entering given codes either in the game or on their official website. You will need to create a Shift account and log in to enter the Shift Codes.

To obtain new Shift Codes, check out our Shift Code Lists and follow Gearbox / Borderlands social media.

Related: Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List (September 2021) – Shift Codes for Golden Keys & Rewards

Possible Shift Code Rewards

  • Golden Keys (one or several)
  • Cosmetics
  • Weapon Skins
  • Character Skins

What do Golden Keys do?

Players can use golden Keys to open Golden Chest located in Sanctuary in Borderlands 2, in Sanctuary III in Borderlands 3, and in Concordia in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

All you need to do is approach the chest and open it using a Golden Key you obtained from using the Shift Codes. The chest contains various pieces of gear, including:

  • Pistols
  • Submachine Guns
  • Assault Rifles
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Rocket Launchers
  • Lasers (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel only)
  • Class Mods
  • Oz Kits (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel only)
  • Grenade Mods
  • Artifacts / Relics

For more on Borderlands and Shift Codes check out Borderlands 1 Shift Codes List (September 2021) – Golden Keys & Rewards.

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