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Red Chest Locations
There are certain chests that will always have exceptional loot (and a much higher chance of containing epic or even legendary loot). These Red Chests can be found in each region – sometimes at the conclusion of a boss fight or hidden in a side mission, and while their level is tied to the region, they can be reopened when quitting and restarting the game.
This page contains the locations of all known Red Chests in Borderlands 3.
Pandora Red Chest Locations
Covenant Pass Red Chest
There is only one Red Chest located in Covenant Pass at the start of the game, and it cannot be reopened as it is central to the main mission, as it will always hold a Shield for the Character.
You can find it in the big outdoor arena before fighting Shank, and it is located on top of a pair of shipping containers to the left of the entrance to the boss lair.
The Droughts Red Chest 1
The first Red Chest is hidden in the scrapyard close to where you’ll find Claptrap after leaving the Crimson Raiders outpost at the start of the Droughts. However, it can only be opened by completing the side mission Powerful Connections, and doing the optional objective to add a human spine to power up the vending machine.
Upon doing so, Marcus will reveal a hidden trap door behind the vending machine that leads to a secret room with the Red Chest. This secret area will remain open upon subsequent explorations.
The Droughts Red Chest 2
This Red Chest is located at the bandit outpost that part of the Side Mission – Dump on Dumptruck. You can locate the base by taking a vehicle and driving north from the Crimson Raiders base across the gap and looking for a tall building on the left.
After defeating Dumptruck (or the Badass that takes his place), you can look up above where you defeated the enemy to spot two targets – one that sprays water onto a disconnected yellow power line, and the other target will electrify one half of the line, allowing the water to connect the electricity. Follow the yellow power line to find an open trap door down to the ground floor of the outpost where you will encounter the Red Chest.
The Droughts Red Chest 3
This Red Chest is cleverly hidden by Ellie’s Garage, located just to the right of the Crimson Raider base at the start of the region.
To reach this Red Chest, you’ll need to get to the roof, which will require you to head to the back area of the garage, then turn left to climb some debris and carefully cross the narrow wall (you can’t mantle up the wall so you need to climb up on the side and jump), and then clamber up onto the roof of the garage to reach the chest.
Ascension Bluff Red Chest
There is only one Red Chest to find in the Ascension Bluff, but you cannot obtain it the first time you explore the region, as its located in a sealed chamber at the Holy Broadcast Center.
To unseal the room, you will need to wait until the main story brings you back to fight against the New Mouthpiece. This time, when you defeat the boss – you’ll be instructed to use the organ in the next room, and this will unlock the far door to reach a Red Chest.
Promethea Red Chest Locations
Meridian Outskirts Red Chest
This Red Chest is a tough one to spot, as its located in a small makeshift room in the Meridian Outskirts underpass area. You can find the Red Chest located in a bandit camp that’s located on a high platform up and to the left when you first enter the region from the fast travel point.
Take the lift up to where the Side Mission Maliwannabees will take you, and fight your way to the north side of the platform. Near the end, make sure to take the left path to go down a level, and where the stairs begins to go up, look for an open shipping container room with a purple light, and hop into the open door to find the chest inside.
Meridian Metroplex Red Chest 1
This Red Chest is essentially given to you as part of one of the main story missions, at the Maliwan Armory in the Meridian Metroplex.
During the Main Mission – Hostile Takeover – you can meet up with Zer0 past the Meridian Mercantile and assault the armory together in the left part of the region. Once the battle is over, follow Zer0 into the armory and you’ll find a Red Chest right before a hole in the floor that takes you back to the main roads.
Meridian Metroplex Red Chest 2
This Red Chest is also given to you as part of a main story mission reward for a tough boss fight in the Meridian Metroplex.
After raiding the Maliwan Armory with Zer0 during the Main Mission – Hostile Takeover, head to the far right of the zone near the Spaceport, and go down to fight the boss, Gigamind. After the fight is complete, look around the arena for a small alcove where a single red chest waits for you.
Meridian Metroplex Red Chest 3
The last Red Chest for the Meridian Metroplex is located in a tricky to reach area near the center of the zone. It is also the location of a Typhon Dead Drop.
You can find it by heading to the center of the zone that leads to the Lectra City area, and is heavily defended by Maliwan troops. From the Catch-a-Ride station, go up the stairs and stick to the right side, as you’ll want to use the shipping containers to climb up the far right and double back along a small platform that crosses the road below. Climb over the container blocking the way and duck under a low ceiling to reach the other side of the street where both a Red Chest and the Typhon Log have been stashed.