Should you buy Borderlands 3 items?
This simple answer is; NO, purchasing items takes away from the journey of obtaining the items yourself and therefore the accomplishment when finally reaching that goal. You bought a game to play it and then you buy stuff to not play it? That’s weird to me but this article is not to judge you but to tell you about your options before you actually buy Borderlands 3 items online.
Sidenote: If a publisher opens an in-game store and sells you the exact same items, “everyone” would call them out on disgusting micro-transaction practices. On the other hand, if a publisher did setup an in-game store the items on there would probably be cheaper than the ones you can purchase today. But that’s beside the point. I’m actually here how you can get awesome items without paying a dime.
How to get the best items in Borderlands 3?
Some sites that sell Borderlands 3 items want you to believe that getting these legendary items by yourself is a tedious chore. They tell you that most of the legendary items are random world drops and are almost impossible to obtain. However, what they don’t tell you is that since the November patch al legendary world drops have been given a dedicated loot source. Therefore, you can use legendary guides to find out where to find them. If you want to know which weapons you should be looking out for, check out some of the character builds that are up on the site or the Borderlands 3 Guide section.
Alternative ways to get legendary items
These item retailers often use character builds that are made by popular content creators who actually share their save files. So instead of buying these items, you can actually just download them. These save files tent to be for PC only, however, there are ways to get save files for consoles but this requires a bit more work. Here are a few PC save files. Just place them in the saves folder. Give the files a number that’s currently not in your folder.
Default Save File location for Borderlands 3 on PC
C:\Users\"Your Profile"\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 3\Saved\SaveGames
One of the new features in Borderlands 3 is the mail system. Through this feature, you can send items to people that are on your friend list. Your so-called retailer will probably use the feature or will join your game. That said, you can join these discord channels. They have active communities that are willing to help you out. This way you can get your desired weapons for free and just as fast.
- Join Ki11erSix Discord
- Join Joltzdude Discord
- Join Borderlands Discord
- Join the GBX Forums and trade items