Borderlands 3 Golden Keys: How to Open the Gold Chest On Sanctuary

Borderlands 3 Golden Keys: How to Open the Gold Chest On Sanctuary

Golden Keys are a great way to get rare loot in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to get them.

About 3 hours into Borderlands 3 you will board Sanctuary 3, a hulking space cruiser that you’ll call home for the rest of the game. There’s vendors to resupply with, missions to take on, and a mysterious Gold Chest that asks for Gold Keys. You likely won’t know what to do with the Gold Chest aboard Sanctuary, but fear not! We’ve got you covered. In this Borderlands 3 Gold Keys Guide, we’ll outline where to get Gold Keys, so that you can open the Gold Chest. We’ll also give you an idea as to what is inside, so that you know you’re efforts will be worth it in the end.

How to Get Gold Keys in Borderlands 3

Gold Keys are needed to open the Gold Chest aboard Sanctuary. You’ll definitely want to do so, as it will give you a random selection of high-class loot. To get Gold Keys, you’ll need to head into the main menu and enter SHiFT Codes. Click here for a guide on how to do so.

How to Open the Gold Chest Aboard Sanctuary

Once you have obtained some Gold Keys using the method outlined above, you’ll need to open the Gold Chest. Head over to it and hold the interact button. A total of your Gold Keys will be shown while you do this. Once the Chest is opened, grab the loot you want and let it close again. You can then use another Key.

What Do You Get From Gold Chests?

Gold Chests are absolutely worth opening in Borderlands 3, because they contain purple and orange loot. You’re guaranteed these items, whether that’s in the form of shields, class mods or artifacts. What you get is still random however, so you may end up getting loot that isn’t matched to your level.

For more on Borderlands 3 why not check out our skill tree breakdowns for Zane, Moze, FL4K and Amara. Elsewhere there’s our Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide where we detail all of the weapon manufacturers in the game. For a loot at the best ways to make money, head here. There's also our guide on Eridium to look at. Finally, why not head over to our Borderlands 3 Steam Guide to see whether or not the game is making its way to Steam anytime soon.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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