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Borderlands 3: How to Unlock Weapon Slots & Carry More Guns

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Borderlands 3: How to Unlock Weapon Slots & Carry More Guns

Borderlands 3 is all about that sweet, sweet loot. In most cases of course we’re talking about weapons and other things that go bang and boom. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how to unlock more weapon slots in Borderlands 3. Here’s what you need to know.

Unlocking the 3rd and 4th Weapon Slots in Borderlands 3

In Borderlands 3, you start the game by only being able to equip two guns at once. Considering the game has billions with a B possible weapon combinations, that’s not that many.

While you’ll never be able to equip a billion guns at once, you can increase your maximum weapon slot capacity to four at least.

In order to unlock more, you need to play through the story and it will automatically be unlocked for you as a reward for completing certain missions. There’s no other way to get them, so you’ll just have to be patient.

The third weapon slot will be unlocked while you’re on Promethea after completing the Taking Flight mission, probably around level seven or eight.

The fourth weapon slot will be unlocked once you reach Eden-6, probably somewhere around level 20 depending on how fast you’re burning through.

You can switch between all of your weapons by pressing Triangle on PS4 and Y on Xbox One, and for PC users you can use the scroll wheel or the 1-4 buttons.

How to Unlock More Weapon Slots:

  1. Third Weapon Slot

    Received through the main campaign on Pandora, around level 7.

  2. Fourth Weapon Slot

    Received through the main campaign on Eden-6, around level 20.

Once you get all four unlocked, you’ll probably want to make sure that you have all different types of weapons that are effective at various ranges and/or different elemental combinations to ensure that you’re well-equipped for any fight.

Considering all guns within the same archetype in Borderlands 3 use the same ammo (such as SMG), it doesn’t pay to carry more than one of the same weapon type, otherwise you’ll be burning through ammo way too fast.

That’s all you need to know for how to unlock more weapon slots in Borderlands 3 for PlayStaton 4, Xbox One and PC.

For more tips, tricks, and FAQs answered, be sure to check out our wiki guide. We got information there ranging from which game mode type you should choose, and info about respeccing your character just in case you put together a crappy build.

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