Gearbox Software’s popular looter shooter franchise is finally making a return with the release of Borderlands 3 this week. As you make your way through Pandora, you might come across curious items known as weapon trinkets. The game never really explains what they are, though, so we’re here to help you out.
Here’s how to equip and use weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3.
How to Equip and Use Weapon Trinkets in Borderlands 3
In short, weapon trinkets are basically cosmetic items that can be used to decorate your guns with.
They don’t have any bearing on gameplay whatsoever, and are purely there for cosmetic purpose. There’s quite a wide range of weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3, ranging from cute little neon skeleton keychains to tiny golden guns. Once equipped, you’ll be able to see them hanging off the side of your gun, depending on the type of weapon you’re using.
They don’t seem to serve any function beyond that, but they’re still good for showing off to other players you meet online.
To use them, open up your ECHO menu and go to the inventory screen. Highlight one of your equipped weapons, and press left on the d-pad to go to the trinket slot.
From here, press the X button (or A if you’re on Xbox One) to go to your trinkets menu, and you’ll be able to select from all the trinkets you’ve found so far.
You can equip the same trinket on multiple guns, so you don’t have to worry about not having enough of your favorites to go around.
Weapon trinkets are found throughout the world, so make sure to loot whatever containers and boxes that you might come across.
That’s all you need to know about how to equip and use weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3. Be sure to check our Borderlands 3 guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.