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Borderlands 3 Vault Cards

Borderlands 3 - Vault Cards Explained
Borderlands 3 - Vault Cards Explained

Borderlands 3’s Director’s Cut contains a new Raid Boss, Ava’s Murder Mysteries, Behind the Scenes Content, and 3 Vault Cards.

Vault cards are Gearbox Software’s version of the “Battle Pass” as they provide you with different challenges and rewards.

By completing challenges you will earn XP that also goes towards your Vault Card. By gathering enough experience points you are able to unlock unique cosmetics and exclusive gear.

Borderlands 3 Vault Cards

Borderlands 3 - Fallen Heroes - Vault Card

Vault Card 1 – Fallen Heroes

The First Vault Card is themed around the fallen heroes in the Borderlands Universe.

Borderlands 3 Vault Card 2 - Welcome to Pandora

Vault Card 2 – Welcome to Pandora

The Second Vault Card is themed around your favorite wannabee Vault Hunters.

Borderlands 3 Vault Card 3 Bunker Masters

Vault Card 3 – Bunker Masters

The Third Vault Card is themed around Bunkers & Badasses and the upcoming Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

Vault Card Challenges

There will be over 100 different challenges for you to complete. Daily challenges are easy to complete while weekly challenges are challenging to complete. Here are a few examples of challenges:

  • Daily Challenges
    • Kill a specific named enemy
    • Kill 30 enemies with a vehicle
    • Complete Slaughter Star 3000
  • Weekly Challenges
    • Kill 300 enemies with a specific elemental damage type
    • Kill 5 Raid Bosses

Completing Daily challenges will be rewarded with 50 Eridium each. Completing the Weekly challenge will reward you with 1100 Eridium. When you complete all the challenges in a week will add up to 2250 Eridium.

You will find these Vault Cards in your menu as they will get a dedicated tab.  You can only have 1 Vault Card active at a time. There is no time limit on these Vault Cards so you don’t have to worry about missing out.

The Daily Challenges will reset at 9:00 AM PT every day and the Weekly Challenges will reset at 9:00 AM PT every Thursday

Vault Card Rewards

When you activated one of the Vault Cards and earned yourself some XP, there will be some rewards waiting for you will be rewarded waiting for you.

  • Gear from the weekly loot pool which is the same as Maurice’s Black Market (1.49%)
  • A cosmetic item from that Vault Card (35.76%)
  • Eridium (14.90%)
  • 1 Vault Card Key (29.81%)
  • 3 Vault Card Keys (14.90%)
  • Diamond Key (4.62%)

Because cosmetic items can only be collected once, Vault Cards have built-in duplicate protection—if you would’ve gotten a cosmetic item you already have, you’ll get a Vault Card Key instead.

Vault Card Keys

Vault Card Keys let you unlock the Legendary gear and cosmetics from the associated Vault Card. The gear scales to your character’s current level, and you can preview the complete collection of loot via your ECHO Device. You can unlock these items in any order you want, so you can get the item that you prefer.

Diamond Keys

You may be familiar with Golden Keys that open up the Golden Chest near Marcus Munitions on Sanctuary 3. However, Diamond Keys takes this premise to the next level because with these you can open up a room filled with loot. Go to the bridge on Sanctuary 3, at the nose of the ship you will find stairs that will take you to the lower level of the bridge. There you will find the Diamond Armory. Here you can use your Diamond Key to open up a special loot room.

Borderlands 3 Diamond Key Room

Once inside you will find the walls filled with gear. However, you can only pick up 1 Shield, 1 Grenade, and 1 Weapon. Be quick about it because a timer ticks down and once it runs out, you will get a random item from that wall. If you have chosen your 3 items, the Diamond Loot chest in the center of the room will power up and will give you 1 random Legendary weapon.

Vault Card FAQ

How to activate Vault Cards

You can activate Vault Cards in your EchoMenu by going to the Vault Cards Tab. Select one of the Vault Cards and activate it by pressing the confirm button. You can only have 1 Card active at a time.

Can I buy Vault Cards individually?

At this time, Vault Cards can only be accessed by owning the Director’s Cut add-on, and can’t be purchased individually or separately.

When multiple Vault Cards are available, can I stack Vault Card Daily Challenges?

No, but each Vault Card will present three Daily Challenges, so when all three Vault Cards are available, you can complete up to nine Daily Challenges each day! Similarly, each Vault Card has its own Weekly Challenge, so you can complete a maximum of three each week. Note that you can only progress Challenges on the Vault Card you have active, so make sure you’ve activated the right one.

Is there a way to reroll Daily or Weekly Challenges?

Currently, there are no plans to allow on-demand rerolling of Daily or Weekly Challenges, regardless of whether or not they’ve been completed. New Challenges will populate in your Vault Cards every day at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM UTC for Daily Challenges, and Thursdays at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM UTC for Weekly Challenges.

Is it possible to complete a Vault Card?

All you completionists should strive to collect all the items on each Vault Card, but Vault Cards will never technically be “completed” because they have no level cap, and will therefore always keep offering rewards. You can keep earning Vault Card levels even after you’ve scored all of that Card’s gear to earn Diamond Keys, Eridium, and higher-level versions of the Card’s gear.

Are Vault Card rewards only unlocked for my current character?

Nope—the rewards for Vault Cards are account-based, so you can redeem their rewards on any character. Vault Hunter Skins and Weapon Skins for each Vault Card will unlock on all of your characters. If you happen to get gear that would be perfect for a different character, you can transfer it with your bank aboard Sanctuary III just like any other drop!

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