In Borderlands 3 you can reclaim lost loot on board Sanctuary III

In Borderlands 3 loot is as important as ever. Being the original loot shooter (shlooter) Borderlands set the scene for games like Destiny and The Division

In the time since Borderlands was released, other games in the genre have made advances and improvements to the formula. While Borderlands 3 retains its identity and stays true to the franchise, it also borrows some of the better ideas from other games to make Borderlands 3 the best game it can possibly be.

One such mechanic is the ability to claim lost loot. There’s nothing worse than playing a game that’s all about the loot than having that loot vanish or fall down a hole or get blown away where you can’t find it. In Borderlands 3, that’s a thing of the past.

Borderlands 3 Loot

Onboard Sanctuary III, which serves as Borderlands 3’s hub, players will find all manner of NPCs and activities. But by far the best is the Lost Loot Machine. 

Here, players can claim any and all lost loot from their game. That means that if you miss a gun or don’t pick it up or it falls off the edge and down into the abyss, you’ll be able to reclaim it.

Even at its most basic, this will allow players to sell tonnes of extra guns and make that sweet bank. And should you see an Epic gun spawn and lose it before picking it up, you’ll know it’s waiting for you on-board Sanctuary III.

Another great new feature being introduced in Borderlands 3 is the ability to refill your ammo and health from vending machines without having to load into the vending machine itself. 

Players can simply walk up to a vending machine and, as long as they have the cash, can press a button and completely refill their ammo and or health.

They may seem minor but being able to reclaim lost loot and instantly fill ammo and health are quality of life changes that will make Borderlands 3 bigger and better than ever.

Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13. 


Leo Stevenson attended the Borderlands 3 gameplay event in Los Angeles, California as a guest of 2K. Flights, accommodation and meals were provided by 2K.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevensonhttps://powerup-gaming.com/
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

━ more like this

Midnight Suns – Deadpool DLC Review (PC) – Good but not weird enough

I'm a big fan of Marvel's Midnight Suns, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on the Deadpool a little early....

Dead Space Review (PC) – Remake or Visual Upgrade?

The original Dead Space, released in 2008, is a fantastic, terrifying, anxiety-inducing survival horror game that pushed the genre into new territory. The 2023...

Hands-on Hogwarts Legacy Preview – Swish and flick

The looming figure of Hogwarts Castle always fills me with nostalgia and excitement. Pointed spires reaching up to a clouded sky full of magic...

Forspoken Review (PS5) – Final Blandtasy

It's never a good sign when review code is difficult to get, especially for AAA, big-budget titles from one of the major publishers. You...

Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Drive Review

The Samsung 990 Pro SSD offers insanely fast performance for something that's not much bigger that two sticks of chewing gum.