Borderlands 3 Shift Codes

Borderlands 3 has a unique shift code system that allows you to unlock special loot. Most of the shift codes in the game come in the form of golden keys and cosmetics. Some are permanent, while others have a sell-by date.

There's no question. You have to keep your ear to the ground with regards to the games shift codes to get all the spanking new codes. However, some are a staple that you can use. These are great if you're new to Borderlands3, and you just came across the shift codes concept. We will have some of the different shift codes here as well as a handy guide on how to use them, where to get them and what they are about. The codes will give you the competitive edge on your Fierce Gaming PC!

How to find the newest shift codes

Most Borderlands 3 shift codes will expire after a few hours. That makes finding them in time and using them before they expire the ultimate goal.

There are plenty of places to get new shift codes. One of the best places to get all the new shift codes is on the Twitter account of Randy Pitchford. The best times to keep an eye out are on Fridays.

You can also check out other Twitter accounts of fan-run shift code pages. Also, pay close attention to Borderlands 3 social media pages and comment sections for fans that might be posting any new shift codes they have come across.

Golden Keys Shift Codes

Golden Key shift codes help to unlock special chests in the game that give you an item. In most cases, the item is a gun that is rare in the game.

Depending on the shift code, you can have one or a few golden keys to use. While you have the keys, you don’t have control of the item you get in the game.

Some of the permanent golden keys shift codes include:

  • Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6 - 1 Golden Key
  • 9XCBT-WBXFR-5TRWJ-JJJ33-TX53Z - 1 Golden Key
  • ZRWBJ-ST6XR-CBFKT-JT3J3-FRXJ5 - 1 Golden Key
  • ZFKJ3-TT6FF-KTFKT-T3JJT-JWX36 - 1 Golden Key
  • ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H - 3 Golden Keys

These golden keys are permanent. You can use them at any time to unlock different golden keys. Other than the permanent codes, there are new codes released that have a short life-span. You have to use them quickly before they expire. However, even these work in the same way as permanent options.

Cosmetic Shift Codes

Cosmetic shift codes make subtle changes to some of the game’s aspects. You can use the cosmetic shift codes to change the skins of Vault hunters. With some shift codes, you have more options on what the shift code can unlock.

Unfortunately, most cosmetic shift codes are not permanent. They are on offer for a short period and are often themed to match a particular occasion.

How to Redeem your Golden Keys and Cosmetic Shift Codes

The easiest way to redeem your shift codes is through the website. Link the website to your console account or the Epic Games Store. Once that is done, follow the step by step guide below:

  • Head to the in-game menu
  • Copy the shift code (25 characters) and paste it into the game

You can also redeem online by creating a Gearbox Software account and link it up to your Epic Game Store account.

After linking the two, click on “Rewards’ and paste the shift code then click on “Check” to approve.

 VIP Codes List

This is a unique program that you have to sign up for. Once you sign up, under the Borderlands VIP area, you will have access to a variety of other shift codes. The method for redeeming each code is different, which is why these codes are best used by experienced Borderlands 3 players.

Again, the codes are not permanent and often released with an expiry date by which you have to have redeemed the code. Some of the different types of codes in the VIP program include:

  • Creator shift codes
  • E-Mail shift codes
  • Vault shift codes

For VIP codes, you need to register through the Borderlands VIP site or log in using your shift account. Then from the Shift menu, you can click on "Redeem Code," which will redirect you to the shift page where you can paste the shift code by clicking on the preferred icon.


To make the most out of different shift codes, you have to stay connected to the Borderlands circles to catch all the new shift codes and apply them quickly before they expire.