How to Get a Golden Key in Borderlands 3

Want some of that sweet randomized loot? Check out this guide on how to get Golden Keys!

Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox has an odd way of rewarding their players with unique items and weapons. Every so often, they'll drop Shift Codes that are redeemable in-game for Golden Keys, cosmetics, or weapons. Cosmetics are often unlocked right when you enter the code, as well as weapons tied to special events. However, when the Shift Code nets you a Golden Key, things work a little differently.

How to Get a Golden Key in Borderlands 3

Step One: Obtain a Shift Code

There are multiple ways to obtain Shift Codes via social media. You likely have a Twitter or Facebook account, which is the only requirement to get these codes as they are released. The list below provides you the accounts you can follow that release the Shift Codes.

The Shift Codes that are dropped from these sources are almost always temporary and must be entered before they expire. There is no specific amount of time that all codes last, but it usually falls within the range of 24 hours to a week. If you catch these codes when they're dropped, redeem them fast!

Related: Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List - Golden Keys & Rewards - Pro Game Guides

Step Two: Redeem the Shift Code

You'll need to have an account with SHiFT and link it to your game account. Upon doing so, you will have access to redeeming your Shift Codes via the website or in the Game Menu. To redeem it in-game, proceed with the following steps:

  1. Open Borderlands 3's in-game menu by hitting Esc.
  2. Select Social.
  3. Go to the Shift tab.
  4. Enter in your Shift Key and click Redeem.

If the Golden Keys are used for weapons or cosmetics, you'll find they are are immediately available to you. However, if the codes are redeemable for Golden Keys, you must go to your in-game mailbox to obtain them. They will be put in your character's inventory, and you can use them to unlock rare items at the Loot Chest.

Currently Available Golden Key Shift Codes

There are Shift Codes already available to redeem Golden Keys! These codes are permanent and gift you access to several Golden Keys for you to use. The codes are listed below, along with their value.

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

Now that you know how to get the Golden Keys, you'll have access to randomized loot! Once these keys are redeemed, they're gone forever, so good luck!

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