How to Apply Weapon Skins in Borderlands 3


GamingHow to Apply Weapon Skins in Borderlands 3

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.

Inspect a Weapon

When you own a skin, open up your inventory, find the weapon you want to apply a skin to. Inspect it, which you will need to do by hovering over it and pressing the key it says in the bottom right, which is F on PC. In the bottom right corner, if a skin can be applied, there will be a ‘Change Weapon Skin’ option, which can be accessed by pressing X on PC. 

Apply a Skin

In the next window, a list of your owned skins will show up. You can choose a skin and apply it. You can go ahead and apply skins to the rest of your weapons.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!