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Borderlands 3 Shift Codes: How to get free Golden Keys

Borderlands 3 has moved into top gear, with new hordes of enemies waiting to feel the force of the Crimson Raiders and their arsenal of more than a billion guns. Alongside its launch Gearbox has introduced a new way to transfer loot into your game: Shift Codes. You enter these codes at special sites online to move rewards from your linked account to your character.

While the default characters have their own signature looks, who doesn't want to adventure in style with some unlockable skins? And you can also score some free Golden Keys to grab some easy top tier weaponry.

While the quantity of loot in Borderlands 3 is readily apparent, it’s the top quality stuff that you really want - legendary equipment.

The loot in Borderlands 3 is divided up into different tiers based on colour: white is the lowliest of the boomsticks, usually only having basic abilities, while orange legendary items have all sorts of crazy bonuses, and their own flavour text.

Here’s how to snag some free Golden Keys in Borderlands 3 to grab some easy legendary loot and use Shift Codes to snag in-game items!

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes - Free Golden Keys

Thanks for this tip goes to our friends over at Arekkz Gaming on YouTube - who just hit over 1 million subs - so watch below for a run-down. Otherwise, we’ll write out the instructions underneath:

For this to work you’ll need an internet connected device - much like the one you’re accessing this page on, in fact - to enter some codes for around 6,750 “Shift Points” and at least 3 guanteed Golden Keys.

To start the process head over to the Shift website, which is linked here.

Log in with your username and password of your desired platform by clicking the links at the bottom - eg. sign in with PSN if you want to redeem the rewards on PlayStation.

You’ll then need to create an account with a real email address to click the link in a confirmation email.

Once inside, click “Gaming Platforms” on the menu on the left and double-check that your desired platform is linked.

Then head to the fifth menu item, “Rewards”, and enter the code: ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H

This grants you three free Golden Keys when you next log-in to your game. You get to choose whether to redeem the code in Borderlands 2 or 3 - choose Borderlands 3!

To activate them in-game, press options to go into the pause menu, go to "Social", then tab across to "Mail".

You can then visit the golden chest on Sanctuary to get your sweet loot!

There are five more single use codes that you can enter as well, each giving you a single key:

  • Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List

As well as the free keys, there are a ton of codes that unlock points that you can spend on cosmetic in-game items as well as weapons.

To redeem the Shift Points, you need to head to a different site - the official Borderlands 3 site - which is linked here.

On the top nav, click “Shift” on the right, then sign in to the account you created earlier.

Once that’s done, click on “Shift” again, then "Profile".

You now need to sign into the Vault Insiders Program by confirming your details.

Now, hover over “Shift” for a final time and click “Redeem Codes”.

Scroll down to where you can see “Vault Codes” and “Email Codes”, these are the two boxes we’re interested in.

You can now click on either of these boxes and copy/paste the following codes for in-game rewards!

Borderlands 3 Vault Codes

  • AIRLEMAGVIP | 250 points
  • GAMEVIP | 250 points
  • 3DJUEGOSVIP | 100 points
  • JOYPUKE | 300 Points
  • HALVERHAHN | 500 points
  • MAYHEMPRIDE | 500 points
  • THESEPRETZELSSUCK | 250 points
  • PWR2PLYRS | 250 points
  • MAYHEM | 250 points
  • DIGISTRUCT | 250 points
  • CRUMPOCALYPSE | 250 points
  • SEVENDAYS | 250 points
  • LOADINGBAR | 250 points
  • INTERTOYSVIP | 100 points
  • PLAYERONEVIP | 100 points
  • ALLYOURGAMESVIP | 100 points
  • SMARTOYSVIP | 100 points
  • MEDIAMARKTVIP | 100 points
  • BOLVIP | 100 points
  • DREAMLANDVIP | 100 points
  • GAMEMANIAVIP | 100 points
  • NEDGAMEVIP | 100 points
  • YOURGAMEZONEVIP | 100 points
  • JVMVIP | 250 points
  • CHILDRENOFTHEVAULT | 1000 points

Borderlands 3 Email Shift Codes

  • jabber | 1000 Points
  • ITSHERE | 1000 Points
  • UNBLINKINGEYE | 1000 points
  • ALMOSTTHERE | 1000 points
  • FORTNITEXMAYHEM | 250 points
  • 2kLove | 500 points
  • CLAPTASTIC | 250 points
  • SOHAPPYTOGETHER | 250 points
  • ABCEASYAS123 | 250 points
  • BL3ATE3 | 250 points
  • BL3WELCOME | 250 points
  • BL3REVEAL | 100 points
  • ONTHEHUNT | 250 points
  • BUILDURSQUAD | 250 points
  • DASHERZ | 250 points
  • OVERCLOCKED | 250 points
  • DUCTTAPEMOD | 250 points
  • FIGHT4SANCTUARY | 250 points
  • HEYSUGAR | 250 points
  • FRESHBOOTY | 250 points
  • MADSKILLZ | 250 points
  • LESSTHANTHREE | 250 points
  • LOOTLOOTLOOT | 250 points
  • OVERONEBILLION | 250 points
  • MYMAIN | 250 points
  • POWERUPEMAIL | 250 points

Borderlands 3 Creator Shift Codes

  • BONJWA-BL3LAUNCH | 200 points
  • EARLYACCESS | 500 points
  • LARALOFT-BL3LAUNCH | 200 points

How to spend Shift Points in Borderlands 3

Now that you’ve collected all of those points, you need to spend them!

You do this by accessing the VIP Rewards store on the Shift site, which you get to by going to your profile page and clicking “Rewards”.

There are then various cosmetics you can buy, as well as a few guns.

It doesn’t look like the option to buy more Golden Keys in Borderlands 3 is live yet, but it could be worth saving your points for that.

For more on Borderlands 3 check out our best starting class guide.

Or if you’re already well underway, take a look at the Borderlands 3 One Punch Man and Rick and Morty easter eggs and weapons you can find!

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James suffers so you don't have to. Whether it's raging so hard at Sekiro that he bit his own hand, or confronting a 20-year fear of zombies to complete Resident Evil 2 eight times, he creates guides and reviews for the biggest blockbuster games.

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