With all the massive sales going down this holiday season, it’s very likely you and a few pals might want to take a return trip to Pandora and experience everything Borderlands 2 has to offer. Developer Gearbox’s magnum opus is still going strong. You can still take advantage of years of accumulated SHiFT codes for tons of free rewards.
SHiFT Codes are totally free rewards handed out by Gearbox for free skins, heads, or Golden Keys used to unlock a special loot crate that’s always stuffed with awesome stuff. But — these codes do expire, and expire often. That’s why the Borderlands 2 community pulled together to generate a list of over 88 still-active SHiFT Codes. Thanks to awesome Steam User iAm_ManCat for working with the community and testing these codes.
If you’re willing to give Gearbox’s hero shooter a try in the near-future, check out the latest Battleborn SHiFT Codes here.
SHiFT Codes List
[Tested on 11/22/16]
SHiFT Codes can be redeemed in-game, just follow these instructions:
- Select “Extras” on the Main Menu
- Select “SHiFT Codes”
- Create an account if you haven’t already.
- Go to “My Offers” and select “SHiFT Code”
- Enter the 25-Digit SHiFT Code and press “Submit”
You’ll unlock whatever rewards are connected to the particular code you’ve input — some are new skins or heads, while most are Golden Keys. The list below will reward over 250 Golden Keys, which’ll give you plenty of item rolls from the Golden Key crate!
- The maximum number of Golden Keys displayed by SHiFT is 255.
- If you unlock heads / skins for DLC you do not own, you won’t be able to use those heads / skins. If you delete / sell these items, they’ll be gone forever. Store them somewhere safe!
- These codes are only tested ON PC.
Vanilla Borderlands 2 – PC SHiFT Codes
The following codes work in Borderlands 2 (Original version or the Handsome Collection) and do not require DLC to activate.
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep – SHiFT Codes
The following codes require access to Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. PC Only — Check out the gallery for Xbox 360 / PS3 codes.
- Heads [PC Only]:
- PC: KTK3J-FR3JS-ZX55B-B3BJ3-HSRB6
- 360: KJCBT-C9X9R-9STKX-W6T33-TZBBB
- PS3: KT5B3-S3TRZ-TFXKB-HJKJJ-FCFFZ
- PC: 535BB-3R3BZ-HF5K3-JJB33-3BF3J
- 360: 53KJ3-HRR96-SHJWX-CR333-C65BB
- PS3: WJWJB-C3TF9-36RC3-HT5TB-JWBCF
- PC: CTKJ3-9CBJS-9R5WT-JBJ3T-WKXKF
- 360: W35B3-R66ZR-9ZBW6-5XJTJ-RW9RH
- PS3: KJCT3-JJ3F9-TF6CJ-HJKTB-563CX
- PC: CBCJ3-W5TT9-S65K3-BJJ3B-XHWWC
- 360: CBCJ3-CRX9X-HZ3KX-KX3J3-Z9H5F
- PS3: C3CTT-HS9CZ-TXRKJ-STW3T-SRSKZ
- PC: CBKJ3-5FT39-ZRCCT-JTJB3-RFJ5B
- 360: C3K33-3H69R-SZJ5X-CRBTJ-CJXK3
- PS3: KJKB3-6B36H-JF6WT-STCB3-JB69F
- PC: 5J5TT-RCJBS-ZXWCJ-TJ3BJ-TK3FB
- 360: KTWTJ-3FF9X-HH356-5RB3T-ZK6FF
- PS3: 5JWTJ-RS95S-JRFWB-ZBCBB-5XJHT
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Every Borderlands 3 Shift Code you need to unlock the Golden Chest on Sanctuary 3
There are some great Borderlands 3 Shift Codes to nab, despite the fact that the game is getting on a little now, there are new ones being added sporadically. How else are you going to open up Borderlands Golden Chests and claim the epic loot they contain. While some of the newer Shift codes tend to have very strict time limits there are also some codes that last forever. Because of that it's worth always checking back for Borderlands 3 shift codes and any other's in the series as new ones can drop without warning. Either way we'll always have some Borderlands 3 Shift codes, and codes for older games, you can use here to get some great loot fast.
To claim one of these Borderlands 3 Shift codes, or any of the others, you'll need to head into the game and find the Shift menu. From there you can input the code and and as long as it's valid you'll find Golden Keys will be sent to your Vault Hunter's mailbox. These can then be used to unlock a Golden Chest to reveal the shiny loot inside.
And, if you're playing any of the older games, we've also got all the Borderlands 1 and 2 Shift codes that still work over the page. If you're after Borderlands 3 VIP codes, we've got that covered as well at that link.
Borderlands 3 Shift Codes
Let's start with the Borderlands 3 Shift Codes that shouldn't expire. These are one-time use keys, however, so it's best to wait until you're a high level Vault Hunter to use the keys they generate, as this will give the loot a longer shelf life.
- HXKBT-XJ6FR-WBRKJ-J3TTB-RSBHR (1 Golden Key)
- ZFKJ3-TT6FF-KTFKT-T3JJT-JWX36 (1 Golden Key)
- Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6 (1 Golden Key)
- 9XCBT-WBXFR-5TRWJ-JJJ33-TX53Z (3 Golden Keys)
- ZRWBJ-ST6XR-CBFKT-JT3J3-FRXJ5 (1 Golden Key)
- ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H (3 Golden Keys)
- CHKB3-FJT9J-SK3K5-T33JJ-95J56 (1 Golden Key)
Next up are the Borderlands 3 Shift codes that are tweeted out, often with some strict time limits that can see them expire in hours or days. Plug them all in and grab the keys fast or lose them forever.
You can also redeem Shift codes online from Gearbox's website, so long as you're signed into the same profile as the one on which you're playing Borderlands 3. We'll be updating this list with more Borderlands 3 Shift codes as they surface online, so keep this page bookmarked, and return to it whenever you're hungry for some more free loot.
These codes also apparently work for previous entries in the Borderlands franchise, but if you're looking for more Borderlands 2 Shift codes or for games like The Pre-Sequel, head over to the next page, which has all the known and active codes a Vault Hunter could dream of.
Check out our Borderlands 3 review, or watch our Borderlands story recap video to catch up on everything that's happened so far.
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New Borderlands 3 Shift Code for 5 Golden Keys to Celebrate DLC
By Sean Lantz
In celebration of the Borderlands 3 Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC, players can redeem a new Shift code for 5 Golden Keys.
Borderlands 3 players are in luck, as a new code for Golden Keys has been released. This Shift Code grants 5 nifty keys in celebration of the recently released Krieg DLC. This comes alongside news that there will be more content added in the future, so Borderlands 3 vault hunters may want to hang onto those keys for now.
Borderlands 3 looks like it has a long life ahead. After just finishing the celebration for its first year anniversary, the game has also launched the recent Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC. With the reveal that Borderlands 3 will be getting updates on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, now is as good a time as any to grind and hunt down any missing legendary items.
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Rather than spending tons of time hunting down red chests for rare loot, these Golden Keys will give the player five chances at great level-scaled items. To redeem them, vault hunters just need to play the game until they reach Sanctuary, where the chest is located. From there, the code can be redeemed from the menu, under the Shift screen. The code for these keys is “C9KTT-HKJ6S-KFWRH-63B3J-ST6JZ” and the code is available until 11:59 PT on September 19.
With the Krieg DLC being out now, those keys may be able to get players some well-needed loot to take on the challenges inside Krieg’s mind. However, if players want to focus more on the new loot that was added, there are plenty of powerful guns and class mods waiting for them in the DLC. The new Krieg Legendary class mods are perfect for giving players some new skills to play with.
Even if players may not be able to play as Krieg in his own DLC, there is a ton of new content for them to explore. Class mods with special abilities, evil bosses, and fun side missions all await vault hunters inside of Krieg’s psycho mind. These Golden Keys are perfect for use in emergency when players struggle with one of the new fights. Simply pop open the chest, see what is inside, and use it against the new enemies.
With the announcement of more content coming later this year, some players may want to save some of these keys for the new content. There has already been an announcement of another smaller DLC adding a fourth skill tree to each of the vault hunters. When this releases, many players will re-spec their characters in order to try the new skills, and they will need plenty of new weapons to try out.
Borderlands 3 is available on PC, PS4, Google Stadia, and Xbox One. It is in development for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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Borderlands 3 Shift codes: Every active Shift code and how to redeem them
As has become tradition with each new Borderlands game, Shift codes are Gearbox's go-to way to dole out sweet post-launch loot. On a fairly consistent basis, Gearbox simply gives away these rewards through chunky 25-digit codes redeemed at shift.gearboxsoftware.com.
Mainly, Borderlands 3's Shift rewards have revolved around Golden Keys—special keys used at a chest in Sanctuary to unlock shiny new guns. It's quite a bit like loot box systems from other games, except these are free. The main catch is that Shift codes almost always expire, and sometimes pretty quick. That's why it's handy to keep a guide like this bookmarked. We're keeping a living log of every Shift code is it comes in alongside its reported expiration and the occasional permanent code. There's usually at least one code going around that'll work.
First up: The Borderlands 3 Shift codes that you can use right now to get eight Gold Keys right away. Scroll down for the latest Shift codes and a guide to how to register them and use them in-game.
If you're still playing Borderlands 2, head over to our collection of Borderlands 2 Shift Codes.
Permanent Borderlands 3 Shift codes
These Borderlands 3 Shift codes unlock Golden Keys, and should never expire, as far as we know.
- ZFKJ3-TT3BB-JTBJT-T3JJT-JWX9H - 3 Golden Keys
- HXKBT-XJ6FR-WBRKJ-J3TTB-RSBHR - 1 Golden Key
- ZFKJ3-TT6FF-KTFKT-T3JJT-JWX36 - 1 Golden Key
- 9XCBT-WBXFR-5TRWJ-JJJ33-TX53Z - 3 Golden Keys
- ZRWBJ-ST6XR-CBFKT-JT3J3-FRXJ5 - 3 Golden Keys
- Z65B3-JCXX6-5JXW3-3B33J-9SWT6 - 3 Golden Keys
Limited time Borderlands 3 Shift codes
Most of Borderlands 3's new Shift codes expire within a few days of being posted on Twitter. Here's what you can redeem right now:
- 5SW3B-65J9S-5FKXH-633T3-TK9CF - Three Golden Keys (Expires 21 October, 2021)
How to find the newest Shift codes before they expire
So far, many of Borderlands 3's Shift codes have expired after only a few hours, and are posted exclusively on Randy Pitchford's Twitter account. Following him is the best way to catch Shift codes that expire within 24 hours. You can usually spot one on Fridays in preparation for the weekend that will expire on Saturday morning.
Alternatively, the fan-run dgShiftCodes Twitter account posts every new Shift code after Randy tweets them out.
Borderlands 3 VIP codes
The Borderlands 3 VIP program officially ended on May 18th, 2020.
Prior to Borderlands 3's launch, Gearbox gave out Vault Insider Program keys that worked similarly to Shift Codes. You earned them by doing things like watching trailers or following its social media.
Now that Borderlands 3 is well past launch, the program has been discontinued. You are no longer able to redeem any of the old codes.
Borderlands 3 Shift codes and Golden Keys: How they work
Borderlands 3 Shift codes come in two forms, although only the Golden Keys above have been dished out so far. Here's the gist:
- Golden Keys will unlock a special chest that is guaranteed to give you an item (usually a gun) of a high rarity. Shift codes often grant a batch of a few golden keys to use. It's sort of like playing a free slot machine, except you're guaranteed to get a rare item—just not necessarily one that you want.
- Cosmetics: Some Shift codes will likely unlock special skins for Borderlands 3's vault hunters. In Borderlands 2, these were often tied to special events, and getting a Shift code was the only way to unlock the skin.
Gearbox may even have more plans for what you unlock with Shift codes in the future, but the redemption process is the same no matter what, and it's pretty straightforward—the easiest way is to use the website Shift.GearboxSoftware.com, after you've linked up your Epic Games Store, Steam or console account.
Here's how to redeem Shift codes:
- In-game through the menu. You'll copy the 25-digit Shift code, tab into your game and paste it in. Voila, guns or cosmetics for you!
- Online via Shift.GearboxSoftware.com. Create an account or login, and make sure you've linked up your Epic account so you can redeem codes for PC. From the menu, click "Rewards" and then paste your Shift code and click "check" to register it. Important note: if you use a multiplatform code and it doesn't work, try redeeming in-game before giving up.
- Or online via the new Borderlands VIP site. Create an account or login with your old Shift account; from the Shift menu, choose "Redeem code" to go to the Shift page. On this page you can paste in a Shift code or a different code type (Borderlands 3 has several others) by clicking the appropriate icon. Important note: Multiplatform Shift codes don't currently work properly on the website, and will tell you they're good for only one platform (e.g. Xbox). But if you redeem them in-game instead, they'll work on PC as well.
How to use your Golden Keys
In-game, your golden keys should be delivered to you via Borderlands mail. But how do you use 'em? That's simple: Head to the big golden chest in Sanctuary, near the fast travel point. Here's where to find it, and what it looks like:
Pop your key into the chest, cross your fingers, and ask the gun gods for a legendary. Good luck!
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How to redeem borderlands 2 shift codes
There are 3 ways you can redeem SHiFT Codes
- SHiFT Website
- Borderlands website
While the Borderlands website itself is pretty popular for redeeming codes due to the VIP Codes. However, the site sometimes has some hiccups. So it’s possible you are not able to redeem a new code or it mentions you don’t have “platform x” linked to your account. If that’s the case try the SHiFT site as it’s more stable but redeeming codes in-game is the safest bet.
There is always the possibility that an individual code gives issues with your account. This could be a one-time thing. If you keep encounter these or some other sort of issues there might be a solution to your problem in the knowledge base or you can submit a ticket.
How to redeem in-game
Here is the official guide provided by the Gearbox Software helpdesk on how to redeem these exclusive codes.
1) In the main menu of Borderlands 2, select “Extras.”
Borderlands 2 Main Menu
2) Select “Shift Codes” from the “Extras” menu.
Borderlands 2 Extras menu.
3) From the “My Offers” screen, choose “Shift Code.”
Borderlands 2 SHiFT Offers
4) Enter your 25-digit SHiFT code for Borderlands 2, then hit “Submit.”
Borderlands 2 Shift Code
Borderlands 3 Wiki Guide
Borderlands 3 Shift Codes and Golden Keys are announced regularly through different sources. All the latest are compiled below and include the amount of Golden Keys rewarded, the dates they are added, and when they will expire. Shift Codes and VIP Codes can also unlock special cosmetics and other items not found anywhere else, so be sure to check back regularly for new Shift Codes.
All New Borderlands 3 SHiFT Codes - Updated October 2021
All Shift codes listed below that are bolded and marked with an asterisk are new.
|Shift Code||Golden Keys||Platform||Expiration Date|
|* W5KBJ-ZZZKR-XHTFB-B33T3-5FWJH||5||All||October 10, 2021|
|* 59W3T-JC3SZ-C6CXH-XJJJT-WHXRX||3||All||October 7, 2021|
|CHWJ3-XKHCH-K6KXZ-XT3TT-6HB66||5||All||June 28, 10:00a Central Time|
|WH5TT-CWZ5Z-WXWR9-63BB3-ZWBR3||3||All||June 26, 10:00a Central Time|
|CJ5T3-X3JBB-SJWZC-HJ5T3-SXTK6||3||All||May 24, 10:00a CDT|
|CB53B-WJTTJ-HJCZC-HBK3T-F3RX5||3||All||June 5, 6:59 UTC|
|CTKB3-3TTB3-ZTWH5-9T5JJ-3TSH9||3||All||May 18, 10:00a (US Central)|
|5JCTJ-FZSHK-R9R6Z-5RBTB-KKJZT||10||All||May 1 (3:59 UTC)|
|CTWJB-H5HSW-R96RS-5R3BB-H33K5||5||All||11:59 pm PT on April 8, 2020|
|C3CJ3-TRSZC-FHXX9-WRTTT-CJ56H||3||All||March 23, 2020|
|CTWBT-RKZZ5-6S6XS-WR33T-RHZ59||3||All||March 16, 2020|
|C3KJB-3H9HZ-63KZW-9BKJB-WZRCR||5||All||March 19, 2020|
|C3C3B-BB9SS-FTKHK-ZTWTB-99CRX||10||All||March 3, 2020|
|C35TJ-WH9Z9-X3KSC-S3KBT-J99ZB||3||All||February 24, 2020|
|K3WBT-B5ZHZ-63CZC-S35JT-F3FT6||3||All||February 20, 2020|
|5JWBT-FT9ZZ-FBC95-935JT-RTFRR||3||All||January 31, 2020|
How to Redeem Shift Codes for Borderlands 3
SHiFT is Gearbox Software's free fan reward program which sends subscribers SHiFT codes to redeem within the Borderland 3 menu. It's the platform that powers all in-game promotions and rewards in Gearbox games.
- Sign up for SHiFT.
- When you sign up, you can link your account via Steam, the Epic Store, Stadia and the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
- Once you have created and linked your SHiFT account, you can redeem SHiFT Codes for Golden Keys.
- Head to the SHiFT Account Rewards Page to quickly copy and paste the codes listed at the top of the page into the Code Redemption section.
- You can also do this directly in the game at any time by going to the menu and entering the Social Tab, and heading to the SHiFT section to enter the codes through the game itself.
- Be sure to select the correct platform for your code - you'll then be alerted to how many Golden Keys will be added to your account.
How to Get and Use Golden Keys in Borderlands 3
Once you have redeemed the SHiFT Codes to obtain a certain amount of Golden Keys, you will find the special Golden Chest aboard the Sanctuary 3 spaceship, which you can start doing once you leave Pandora for the first time at the end of the 4th mission.
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