The recent announcement by Gearbox about the release of Borderlands 3 has sent shivers of anticipation across the gaming world. Even though Borderlands 2 was released in 2012, it has been a ton of fun driven on Steam.

The popularity of the game is primarily driven by the idea of having shift codes that players can find and use to get an edge on the game. Using the codes, players can unlock rare weapons and different looks for the characters within the game.

Since the game was first unveiled, Gearbox has always unveiled new shift codes some of which are still active and you can unleash.

Before we delve into the different shift codes, you should know the codes come in two varieties;

  • Special skins: these are unique heads and skins that you can apply on the various characters on Borderlands 2. These unique looks can only be unlocked with shift codes.
  • Golden Keys – when you get to the city of Sanctuary, you can open a special crate using these keys. With billions of guns randomly generated, using the golden keys is a great way to pick up some rare power-packing guns.

Whether you just got wind of the new revelation and decided to give Borderlands 2 a try or you’re an avid player looking for a more adrenalin packed PC gaming experience, these shift codes are all you need.

How to Use Borderlands 2 Shift codes

Before you start rummaging through the different codes, you need to know how to apply them. There are a few different ways you can use the shift codes for special skins and Golden Keys.

  • Online – if you want to use the shift codes online, you first create a free account at You can also login using your Steam account. You need to link the Shift and Steam accounts, then proceed to the rewards tab. To redeem a key, just copy and paste the key.
  • In-game – the second method to use shift keys is in-game. In Borderlands 2 go to the Main Menu, then Extras then Shift Code. There is a list of other shift codes previously redeemed. At the bottom of the window, click the Shift Code button and paste in the 25-digit shift code. Just like that, you’re done.

Shift codes typically expire after three weeks. You have to regularly check for new ones if you want to build a stockpile for them.

New 2019 Shift Codes

There are new, impressive shift codes for Borderlands 2. These are perfect when you’re trying to peek around at what Borderlands 3 might have in store. The latest hot codes include;

  • W3KJB-H9CBW-XRBRW-JTBTJ-9JRXK - 25 Golden Keys
  • 53KBB-KXXRC-RZ66Z-WFJBB-WSRZ3 - 5 Golden Keys, Zero's Community Day Skin
  • C3W33-RZ6ZJ-TFJ6C-TTJ33-RFHX5 - 100 Golden Keys
  • C35TB-WS6ST-TXBRK-TTTJT-JJH6H  - 5 Golden Keys, Salvador's Community Day Skin
  • 5B3BJ-XZWFW-T3KRZ-JBJTB-6WST9 - Maya's Community Day Skin

These keys are a big deal because of the sheer number of keys they’re worth or their ability to unlock rare and exclusive skins.

If you’ve been on Borderlands 2 for some time and on the lookout for some new shift codes, there were a few recent releases. They include;

  • C3K3J-CH59J-XFT6K-T33J3-9WTJ9  - 5 Golden Keys, good through 5/13
  • CJKTT-FS5ZT-FXB6K-BBBBJ-93RCT - 5 Golden Keys, good through 5/13

Cosmetic Borderlands 2 Shift Codes

Despite being around for some time, Borderlands 2 has not become obsolete thanks to the shift codes for character skins that keep the game and characters fresh. Most of the cosmetic shift codes haven’t been deactivated and most work to date.

Some of the links will work on the PC version of Borderlands 2 while others will only work on the console version.  To get you started, here are some of the top cosmetic shift codes you can use.

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  • Salvador’s Bear Naked skin - 5J5TT-RCJBS-ZXWCJ-TJ3BJ-TK3FB
  • Gaige’s Summoner Sickness Skin - 535BB-3R3BZ-HF5K3-JJB33-3BF3J
  • Axton’s Natural Twenty skin - KTK3J-FR3JS-ZX55B-B3BJ3-HSRB6
  • Zero’s The Pandora Chainmail Massacre skin - CTKJ3-9CBJS-9R5WT-JBJ3T-WKXKF
  • Krieg’s My Fantasies Involve Blood skin - CBKJ3-5FT39-ZRCCT-JTJB3-RFJ5B
  • Maya’s Her Violent Nature skin - CBCJ3-W5TT9-S65K3-BJJ3B-XHWWC

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

  • Gaige as Moon Moxxi skin - 53WT3-59KJX-95B65-3J333-S9JW9
  • Salvador as Wilhelm skin - CTWTB-RXKTR-SKJXW-3TBTJ-KXKKH
  • Krieg as a Scav skin - CTKTJ-JSWJF-SCJXK-3TJJ3-RWTKX
  • Maya as Nisha skin - KBWT3-WF5TR-SC3XW-T333B-TSCTS
  • Axton as Athena skin - CJKBJ-3XWTF-HCJ6K-JJB3T-SB35X
  • Zero as Claptrap skin - W3C33-H653X-9CTR5-3TBJ3-HZ99S

Luck of the Zafords

  • Luck of the Zafords skins & Chulainn SMG - 5JWT3-3H5FB-SCBX5-TJ3JB-H5R6X


  • Salvador's The Beast Within head WBCJJ-33KWR-S5Z33-BJTTB-65WJJ
  • Gaige's Wayfarer Wizard head - CBKBJ-6ZJW6-HKH3T-B3T33-F5ZRS
  • Axton's Warrior of Light head - KJKJT-WHBKX-HC9BT-TJBJ3-XJFSJ
  • Zero's G0ry Gh0ul head - CT5BB-XTW5X-9CSBT-3BTTJ-FT5X5
  • Krieg's My Ears Are Ringing head - CBKBB-ZHJC6-SWHJT-JJ3BB-3CXHS
  • Maya's Elven Eliminator head - KTC3T-WTW5F-ZCHB3-BT3B3-XJ9WR


  • Krieg's Loverpalooza skin - WTCBJ-FTCXF-5TXCT-3TJ33-TZXW6
  • Loverpalooza skins & gun - 5T53B-6K9KT-Z5B65-BTJJ3-655CZ

Golden Key Shift Codes

There are still loads of Golden key shift codes that work, but, you can never be too sure. Most are pretty decent with bundles of up to five golden keys. With Golden keys, you have unlimited options but, here are some shift codes for keys you should definitely consider activating;

  • 20 Golden Keys - 5BW3B-F96CT-KXJFK-TB3B3-39BWZ
  • 25 Golden Keys - W3KJB-H9CBW-XRBRW-JTBTJ-9JRXK
  • 25 Golden Keys - WBK3T-BKW6T-TXTRK-JTTBT-C6BS5

Class Mod Shift Codes

Looking for something with a little more impact and not just reduced to cosmetics and appearance? Class Mods are it! They change how the characters play, add bonuses and boost skills. Class Mods are perfect when you’re looking to open up new ways to play or looking to breeze through Borderlands 2.

Some of the best mods you can consider in this case include;

  • Krieg Class Mod - WTCJT-J653B-C3TKF-5X333-F6JRH
  • Axton Class Mod - 5JKBJ-K9WHW-WBZTJ-T3TTB-TW9HR
  • Gaige Class Mod - W3C3B-5JRZC-WJH33-JBJJB-9S6CJ
  • Maya Class Mod - WJWJ3-FXC33-KT3CR-KR33J-J9B35
  • Zero Class Mod - CBWJ3-S5CJ3-WTTCF-WX333-9STBF
  • Salvador Class Mod - WJKBB-KXC3J-5BBCR-5X33J-XZ6RZ

As you wait for the Borderlands 3 launch, these shift codes will keep the old but still gold Borderlands 2 game as exciting as ever with a fresh look all the time. Remember that the codes expire every one or two weeks. However, most of them are never deactivated and some of the old ones might still work. Most of the ones listed here are the new releases, they have a higher chance of working.

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