How to Unlock & Get New Skins in Borderlands 3

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Skins in Borderlands 3 change the appearance of your character from the neck down. Usually changing their outfit, whether it be just with texturing or changing the model too. 

They work well alongside heads, often providing unique and interesting combinations. And in Borderlands 3, they’ve been taken to a whole new level.

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Earl will sell some cosmetics

In this guide, we’re going to show you how to find and unlock new skins in the game. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Earning New Skins

Now, playing the game normally will unlock you a lot of skins. Mission rewards, enemies, bosses and random loot can all give skins, but the drops are usually quite random. However, you can also buy unique ones.

After progressing through the first few missions of the story, you’ll head to a new area. We don’t want to spoil the name or location, but one of our favourite NPCs from Borderlands 2, Crazy Earl returns. 

Veteran Rewards Vending Machine

This time though, he’s stocked up on cosmetic items which you can buy and use with Eridium. Use the nearby vending machine ‘Veteran Rewards’ to access them. You’ll be able to browse through skins, heads, trinkets, weapon skins and more.

Purchase Skins

You can take a look through the skins, purchase any you like the look of and equip them in a quick change station!

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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!