Vehicle scanning is a new mechanic in Borderlands 3. After hijacking a vehicle, you will be able to take it to a Catch-a-ride station and have it scanned by Ellie.
Once a vehicle is scanned, all the unique parts and cosmetics on that vehicle will be unlocked. Therefor, when you next use a catch-a-ride to deploy, vehicles will have these new components to use.
Below, we'll show you how to hijack and scan vehicles in-game. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
First, you will need to hijack a vehicle you want to scan. To do that, get within practically touching distance and interact with a vehicle. On PC, you can do this by pressing E. Your character will jump in, throw out the driver and take control of the vehicle.
Once you have the vehicle,...
Fast travelling in Borderlands 3 feels a little complicated at times. Especially with the introduction of Planets and Galaxies. It takes a bit of getting used to, especially searching through menus.
Actual Fast Travel stations are indicated on the minimap with a small orange planetary symbol. You don't need to travel from these either, at any point you can choose to fast travel through the map/universe.
Below, we'll show you how to Fast Travel in Borderlands 3. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
How to Fast Travel
When you open the map view, make sure you are on the Fast Travel tab on the left hand side. You will see a list of stations in your zone that you can travel to. This doesn't help if you're wanting to travel to a different zone or planet.
Another new feature in Borderlands 3 is the ability to purchase, unlock and use Weapon Skins. It's one of the newer cosmetic items added alongside Trinkets. You can unlock them, or buy them using Eridium.
If you pre-ordered Borderlands 3, you will have automatically received the Golden Weapon Skins for free. You will need to claim it from your mailbox before it can be applied to weapons.
In this guide, we'll show you how to apply skins and camos to your weapons in-game. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
Applying Weapon Skins
To get actual skins, you are best visiting Crazy Earl. He can be found in a known location (no spoilers) after finishing a few missions at the start of the game. For Eridium, he will sell you lots of different designs.
When you own a...
Trinkets are a new cosmetic addition to Borderlands 3. They are small keyring-like objects that hang from your weapons and currently, there are a few designs to choose from.
Whilst it's a nice addition, they are very small and quite difficult to see. Especially if you're holding onto a big weapon. The easiest way to get trinkets is to buy them from Crazy Earl for Eridium.
Below, we're going to show you how to apply trinkets to your weapons. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
As previously mentioned, you can buy trinkets from Crazy Earl at the cost of Eridium. You'll meet Crazy Earl after completing a few story missions and leaving the starting area. Trinkets aren't too expensive, typically costing between 50 and 100 Eridium.
Once you have unlocked a Trinket, open up your...
Borderlands 3 has a lot of controls on PC, although a lot are ones you'll likely never use. And some you have probably never heard of. Did you know holding Z opens a quick wheel where you can duel players and do emotes?
You can edit your key-bindings at any time in the game. All you have to do is open the main menu by pressing ESC, choose 'Options' and then 'Controls'. At the top of the window, you'll see some tabs. Head along to the third one along, labelled 'Keyboard'.
You can see a complete list of controls for PC below. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
Borderlands 3 PC Controls
Below is list for all the default Borderlands 3 controls on PC. They are sorted into different sections including Movement, Combat/Interaction, Social, Miscellaneous, Driving...
When playing Borderlands 3, you'll often see that you have completed part of a challenge to the side of the screen. It's a lot like Borderlands 2, where they would contribute to your Badass rank.
However in Borderlands 3, the actual list of challenges and your progress are hidden for some reason. They're still accessible, but you'll just have to go through some obscure menus.
Either way, we'll show you how to access all of Borderlands 3 Challenges blow. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!
Checking Borderlands 3 Challenges
Firstly, open up your map. You can do this on PC by pressing M, if on console, you should hopefully know how to do this already. In the bottom right hand corner, you will see a button for 'Orbit View'. On PC, this is X, so head...