There’s a secret code hidden in the new Borderlands teaser trailer

If you’ve seen the new Borderlands teaser trailer you might have spotted that there’s a code hidden in all that deliriously exciting footage. If you haven’t, then don’t worry, I‘ve done all the hard work for you and have found as much of this mysterious Borderlands 3 code as I can! In total there are 25 digits hidden throughout the video, reading C35TB-WS6ST-TXBRK-TTTJT-JJH6H. Yep, that's right: it's a Shift code, which gets you some free loot! The first section is found on a pipe behind a Psycho statue, the second is next to a Midget statue above them, the third is on the flying car piloted by the four playable Vault Hunters (who you can read more about in my Borderlands teaser trailer breakdown piece), one is on the wing of a plane, and the last one is just above Ellie. Just glance below to see what goodies await, or watch the video to see the other secrets I found!

The likeliest contender is that it’s a Borderlands 3 Shift code, the codes that unlock Golden Keys in Borderlands 2 that, when redeemed at Sanctuary, get you special loot. In fact, apparently it works on PC already, so give it a go if you haven't yet! According to Reddit when you redeem it in either Borderlands 2 or the Pre-Sequel you get the following message:

"Thank you for being excited enough to dissect the new bandit mask with the grace of Dr. Zed! As a reward, you have been granted Salvador's Community Day skin and 5 Golden Keys! There are more skins to be granted, so good luck out there, Vault Hunter!"

You'll almost definitely be able to see some more Borderlands goodness during Gearbox’s PAX stream that kicks off tomorrow at 6pm GMT / 2pm EDT / 11am EDT. If it is a Shift Code then I really hope it'll unlock a special new skin to celebrate the announcement of Borderlands 3, and I really, really hope that the skin hints as to what happened to the four Vault Hunters (six, if you count Gaige and Krieg, which you totally should) after the events of Borderlands 2. Please. 

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While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.