How does the ‘Lost Loot’ work in Borderlands 3

The 'Lost and Found' is a machine that collects the meaningful loot that you missed or didn't pick up for some reason.
Lost and Found Machine - Borderlands 3
Lost and Found Machine - Borderlands 3

What is the ‘Lost and Found’?

The ‘Lost and Found’ was first shown off at the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal event. This is a new machine in Borderlands 3 and it will make your looting experience a lot more enjoyable. If for some reason you were not able to pick up meaningful loot, well then the ‘Lost and Found’ has got your back and will spit out those awesome pieces of gear.

If you played previous Borderlands games then you can relate to the following. In those games, there have been multiple instances where your loot dropped in unreachable places. In Borderlands 2 this was often the case while farming the Warrior. This is really annoying when a boss finally drops its legendary weapon and then you can’t pick it up. The ‘Lost and Found’ takes care of this issue.

Lost Loot Priority

At E3 2019, we learned a few more facts from an interview with Gearbox Software’s Producer Anthony. The ‘Lost and Found’ will prioritize the loot that it acquires for you. It will pick up the rare purple weapon instead of a unique blue weapon. And it will prefer a legendary orange weapon above of a rare purple weapon. However, it’s only able to pick up a certain number of items. You can go to Marcus Munitions and purchase storage deck upgrades for the ‘Lost and Found’ to enhance its capacity.  I found out about this by looking at the reveal event presentation again. If you look at the mini-map there is an icon of a box filled with loot as the indication for the ‘Lost and Found’ machine. When we later visit Marcus Munitions, there is a storage deck upgrade with the same icon.

Lost and Found Storage Deck Upgrade - Borderlands 3

Lost and Found Storage Deck Upgrade – Borderlands 3


You can find the ‘Lost and Found’ machine on Sanctuary 3. It’s right ahead of you when you go to the spaceship using the fast travel station. You got the quick change station on your left and the ‘Lost and Found’ on the right. The display screen on the machine will give an indication if the machine is full or not. Happy Looting.

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