Borderlands 3 Planets List: How Many Planets Can You Explore?

Borderlands 3 Planets List: How Many Planets Can You Explore?

Borderlands 3 takes players off-world for the first time in the series. Here are all of the planets that you can visit.

Borderlands 3 sees the return of one of the most beloved gaming series still going. It doesn’t switch up the formula too much, though does feel a lot bigger than its predecessor. A huge part of this is the fact that Borderlands 3 lets its players head off-world for the first time in the series. You’ll visit four planets in the main game, and there’s also a surprise locale that we’ll be keeping secret for now. In this Borderlands 3 Planets List guide, we’ll list all of the planets in Borderlands 3, and give a brief description for each. We’ll also explain how to travel between planets.

Borderlands 3 Planets List

There’s a small selection of planets to visit in Borderlands 3, each with its own character and geological makeup. We’ve listed the four planets below, alongside a brief description for each.

  • Pandora: You’ll be familiar with this one. It’s the setting for the first two games, and the main locale where the Borderlands series takes place. Expect armies of Fanatic COV, and some familiar faces.
  • Promethea: A corporate metropolis with shiny high-rise buildings and a wide open space for racing cyclones around. It’s where you’ll find the ATLUS corporation, and the Meridian Seaport. Expect COV.
  • Athenas: Athenas is where you’ll find the Order of the Impending Storm, and it’s where you’ll meet Maya for the first time. Wide open spaces and some pretty formidable beasties await, as well as an old brewery infested with ratches.
  • EDEN-6: Finally, we have Echo-6 which is home to the Jakobs family. You’ll find plenty of Eridium here, as well as Hammerlock and Clay. This planet is easily the most vertical of the four, boasting swamps, a distillery and more.

When Do You Leave Pandora in Borderlands 3?

You’ll start off on Pandora in Borderlands 3, and will have to play through roughly 2 hours of the game before you leave the planet (without sidequests). In that time you’ll meet Lilith, Vaughn and Claptrap, before taking to the stars aboard Sanctuary.

How to Fast Travel to Other Planets

Once you’ve unlocked more than one planet in Borderlands 3, you’ll need to head to Sanctuary to switch between them. The console you're looking for is on the bridge, right at the front of the ship. We’ve included a screenshot below:

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

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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