You get to do Crew Challenges in Borderlands 3, these are additional objectives you can do throughout the game. These challenges are given to you by the various crew members that are onboard the spaceship Sanctuary 3.
I first experience these during the Borderlands 3 Gameplay reveal event. But the Gearbox Developers gave more details about them during an E3 2019 interview. In previous Borderlands games, these challenges would be considered as a side quest, now these are sprinkled throughout the locations you can visit.
You don’t have to specifically accept each challenge because when you are near one of these objectives the corresponding NPC (non-playable character) will notify you on the EchoCast.
The crew members that give you these challenges are Tannis, Moxxi, Claptrap, Zero, Ellie, and Sir Hammerlock.
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Tannis Crew Challenges
Patricia Tannis is an archeologist, she is fascinated by the history of the vaults. Tannis will ask you to find out everything that you can about Typhon Deleon, the first vault hunter.
Throughout the game, you can find information poles. These will have a T symbol on them. Each of the info poles contains an audio log which will provide you with a nice lore nugget. if you located all of the poles In the meridian metroplex on Promethea, then Tannis is able to locate a secret treasure chest containing gear from the first vault hunter.
Moxxi Crew Challenges
Miss Moxxi isn’t just a lady who runs a bar throughout the Borderlands series, she also has a few hidden talents. In Borderlands the Pre-Sequel she helped you out by tapping into a secured transmission. In Borderlands 3 the main antagonists, Troy and Tyreen, are also broadcasting their propaganda throughout the game. Moxxi wants you to take down their beacons and replace them with those of the crimson raiders.
Claptrap Crew Challenge
Claptrap is the last robot of his kind and he is feeling lonely. So he sets you out on a mighty quest to obtain spare parts from fallen claptrap units. That way he can build himself a lady friend. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn out into a miss Frankenstein.
Zero Crew Challenges
Zero the assassin was one of the playable characters in Borderlands 2. Now his allegiance lies with the Atlas corporation. Zero will assign you special targets that you need to take out. These badasses are like hidden mini-bosses that you can encounter throughout the game.
Ellie Crew Challenges
Due to events in Tales from the Borderlands, Ellie is now in charge of the Catch-a-Ride stations. By hijacking enemy vehicles you can collect various hidden vehicle parts. Ellie will help you scan these new vehicle parts. Now you can Digi-struct your personalized vehicle with your own custom weapons set, armor, tires, skin, and more.
Sir Hammerlock Challenges
Sir Hammerlock wants you to hunt for exotic wildlife. If you manage to kill an interesting specimen you will be able to decorate Hammerlock’s room with the heads of these magnificent creatures.
Check out my legendary hunt guide in order to complete this crew challenge.
Throughout Borderlands 3 you can accomplish other challenges and these have everything to do with your actions. How many elemental damage/critical hits/kills/etc did you do.
Another thing that you can do is collect Eridian logs. These will each provide you with some in-game lore. Together they are part of a bigger part of the story. However, you can only start collecting these logs once you reached a certain point in the game.