How to unlock class mods in Borderlands 3

Unlock class mods and the class mod slot in Borderlands 3 so you can increase your skill tree points and up your power!

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Unlocking the class mod slot in Borderlands 3 is one thing all players will want to do. Class mods offer players even more build variety, allowing them to take their characters to new heights. Considering it’s not available at the very beginning, knowing when you can actually unlock the class mod slot is going to be an important part in planning out your game.

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How to unlock class mods

Thankfully, the class mod slot in Borderlands 3 is unlocked fairly early on in the game. You will unlock the ability to use class mods after you reach Promethea and defeat Gigamind. This is part of the Hostile Takeover quest that starts basically as soon as you arrive on the planet.

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After defeating Gigamind and returning to Lorelei and handing over the mind, you will unlock the class mod slot.

Chances are you will already have quite a few class mods in your possession. Class mods become available around the time you leave Pandora and arrive on Promethea. It can be a good idea to quickly kill Gigamind, and then focus on the various side quests, that way your backpack and bank aren’t getting overrun with class mods you can’t yet use.

Speaking of class mods you can’t use, picking up class mods for other characters and selling them at a shop is one way to make more money in Borderlands 3. It’s probably only a good idea to do this when playing solo. Stealing another player’s class mods out from under them for the sole purpose of turning a profit is poor form.

Much like Borderlands 2, the class mods in Borderlands 3 actually attach to the character model. As an example, FL4K’s little keyring chains are clipped to his backpack while Moze’s flask is attached to her side.


Now that you’ve unlocked the class mod slot and can start equipping mods, you can focus on creating the ultimate killing machine. Be sure to check out the Shacknews Borderlands 3 guide and FAQ for loads more guides.

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