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Where to use Golden Keys in Borderlands 3

Find out where to use your Golden Keys in Borderlands 3.


If you’ve been racking up on Shift Codes and unlocking new Golden Keys, then you’re probably diving into Borderlands 3 wondering where exactly you use those things. Unfortunately, you can’t make use of Golden Keys right away in Borderlands 3, but fear not, we’ve got all the details here. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about where to use your Golden Keys and how to find the Golden Chest. It should go without saying, but there are some early spoilers for Borderlands 3 below, so be warned.

Where to use Golden Keys in Borderlands 3

Golden Keys are a prime resource for getting your hands on some of the greatest loot available in the Borderlands series. To find the Golden Chest and start making use of your Golden Keys, you’re going to need to first play through the Borderlands 3 campaign until you leave Pandora behind and make your way up into the stars.

Borderlands 3 - Golden Chest location
The Golden Chest can be found in Sanctuary III.

After you gain access to Sanctuary III—your massive moving starship—you’ll be able to unlock the Golden Chest onboard as well as make use of special features like the Lost Loot Machine and even the bank in your private quarters. If you haven’t redeemed any Shift Codes yet, then be sure to check out our guide on how to use Shift Codes in Borderlands 3. With Sanctuary unlocked, head towards the front of the ship from the fast travel station. Follow the corridors to the right out of the crew quarters area and you should immediately see the massive Golden Chest waiting before you head down the main corridor that leads forward towards the bridge.

Interacting with the Golden Chest will allow you to use your Golden Keys, allowing you a chance to score some epic loot. There’s no telling what kind of loot you’ll find in the Golden Chest, so make sure to return here often to pick up as much sweet loot as you can. For more help, make sure you head back over to our Borderlands 3 guide and walkthrough, where you’ll find plenty of other guides to help you out.

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