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Read this Borderlands 3 guide on how to unlock and customize vehicles! Know which missions you need to accomplish, other customization options, and more!!!

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How To Unlock Vehicles

Finish "Cult Following" Story Mission

Hijack for Ellie

Assist Ellie in the "Cult Following" main story mission to unlock your first vehicle. In this mission, Ellie orders you to either nab or hijack a vehicle from the cultists. After getting a vehicle and riding it to the nearest Catch-A-Ride, you'll then be rewarded with your first vehicle, the Outrunner.

Click Here For The Cult Following - Story Mission Walkthrough!

Unlocking Different Vehicle Bodies

New Parts

Vehicles are unlocked by progressing through the story and completing missions. For vehicle upgrades, like weapons and armor, some can be acquired via the main story, side quests, or through exploration.

Missions That Unlock Vehicle Bodies

Body TypeUnlock Conditions
OutrunnerOutrunnerUnlocked in "Cult Following"
TechnicalTechnicalUnlocked in "Taking Flight"
CycloneCycloneUnlocked in "Hostile Takeover"

How To Customize Vehicles

Use Catch-a-Rides


You can customize your vehicles by visiting a Catch-A-Ride and opening the menu. You can customize a vehicle's loadout, armor, and paint job through this menu, with the vehicle stats displayed at the lower right. You can save up to three customized vehicle loadouts. Catch-A-Rides are unlocked after completing the story mission "Cult Following"

Click Here For The Cult Following - Story Mission Walkthrough!

Unlocking Other Vehicle Parts

Heavy Outrunner Vehicle Mod

Vehicle Parts for different vehicle body types can be unlocked by doing story missions, side quests, or by simply exploring and solving puzzles. You can also hijack enemy vehicles and bring them to Catch-A-Ride stations to unlock parts.

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Technical Has Hover Wheels


The Technical body type can be equipped with hover wheels. Hover wheels are tires that can transform the vehicle into a slow hovercraft, allowing it to do tight maneuvers, such as strafing, in combat. To hover, equip the Hover Wheels and then press "Brake" to enter hovering mode. You can unlock the Hover Wheels in the mission "Hostile Takeover".

Click Here For The Hostile Takeover Walkthrough!

Displayed In Sanctuary III

Vehicle Parts

Parts that you have collected are displayed in Ellie's garage in Sanctuary III. In the garage, you can inspect them to check where you got them and how they modify your vehicle. Visiting the garage is also a good way to check parts that you have yet to acquire.

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