How many chapters are in Borderlands 3?

Find out how many chapters you'll need to complete to beat Borderlands 3.


Borderlands 3 has been out for a few days now, which means all the aspiring Vault Hunters out there have had more than enough time to sink their teeth into the game and start grinding. But, if you’re trying to get your first playthrough of the latest looter shooter out of the way quickly, then you might be curious to know ‘how many chapters are in Borderlands 3?’ This guide has all the answers you need.

It should go without saying, but we would like to remind readers that this guide may contain some spoilers. If you want to play through Borderlands 3 without any spoilers whatsoever, then you will want to avoid reading any further.

How many chapters are in Borderlands 3?

We’ve already told you how long it will take to beat Borderlands 3, but if you’re more interested in just knowing how many chapters there are, then we can help there too. See, like most RPGs, Borderlands 3 is broken down into chapters. Each of these chapters consists of a series of quests, all of which will tie the game’s story together quite nicely.

As it stands, there are a total of 23 chapters in Borderlands 3. This includes all of the game’s main campaign, and you’ll need to make your way through each chapter to complete the game and take down the final boss at the end. Before we list off the chapter names below, I do want to warn readers one more time that this article contains some spoilers, including chapter names which could give away important plot points. Do not continue reading if you do not want any of the game spoiled for yourself.

Borderlands 3 spoilers
  • Chapter 1 - Children of the Vault
  • Chapter 2 - From the Ground Up
  • Chapter 3 - Cult Following
  • Chapter 4 - Taking Flight
  • Chapter 5 - Sanctuary
  • Chapter 6 - Hostile Takeover
  • Chapter 7 - The Impending Storm
  • Chapter 8 - Space-Laser Tag
  • Chapter 9 - Atlas, At Last
  • Chapter 10 - Beneath the Meridian
  • Chapter 11 - Hammerlocked
  • Chapter 12 - Lair of the Harpy
  • Chapter 13 - The Guns of Reliance
  • Chapter 14 - The Family Jewel
  • Chapter 15 - Going Rogue
  • Chapter 16 - Cold as the Grave
  • Chapter 17 - Blood Drive
  • Chapter 18 - Angels and Speed Demons
  • Chapter 19 - The Great Vault
  • Chapter 20 - The First Vault Hunter
  • Chapter 21 - Footsteps of Giants
  • Chapter 22 - In the Shadow of Starlight
  • Chapter 23 - Divine Retribution

As you can see, Borderlands 3 has quite a few chapters for players to go through, and there’s plenty of other content on the side for you to enjoy. Make sure you head back over to our Borderlands 3 guide and FAQ for even more helpful information.

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