Borderlands 3 Maps, Game Guide & Walkthrough

The Droughts Map for Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 Map for The Droughts on Pandora planet, with Zone Progress, Quest Starters, NPC, Bosses, Crew Challenges, ECHO Logs, Typhon Logs, Eridian Writings, Vending Machines, Red Chests, Vehicle Station and Fast Travel Station. Borderlands 3 Game Guide & Walkthrough.

The Droughts Map on Pandora Planet for Borderlands 3

The Droughts Zone Progress

The Droughts Zone Progress

Quest Starter Borderlands 3Missions8
Fast Travel Station Borderlands 3Fast Travel Stations2
Eridian Writings Borderlands 3Eridian Writings2
Red Chests Borderlands 3Red Chests3
Crew Challenges Borderlands 3Crew Challenges8

The Droughts Crew Challenges

Typhon Logs

Find the Droughts Typhon Logs (3).

Follow the decades-old journey of The First Vault Hunter by collecting all three Typhon Journals in this area. Once you've found them all, Tannis will be able to triangulate the location of the secret Typhon Dead Drop cache and unlock it for you.

Typhon Dead Drop

Loot the Droughts Dead Drop cache.

Collect all three Typhon Journals so Tannis can triangulate the location of Typhon's Dead Drop cache and unlock it for you.

Legendary Hunt

Defeat the legendary Lavender Crawly.

Defeat unique beasts for Sir Hammerlock.

Dead Claptrap

Salvage a Motor.

Salvage parts from decommissioned Claptrap units to help Claptrap build a friend.

Dead Claptrap

Salvage a Gyroscopic Rotor.

Salvage parts from decommissioned Claptrap units to help Claptrap build a friend.

The Droughts Locations for Zone Progress

  • Bloodbucket's Chapel
  • Crimson Command
  • Dahl Orbital Control
  • Ellie's Garage
  • Ellie's Scrapyard
  • Eridian Dig Site
  • Pit of Fools
  • Raider's Drydock
  • Road to Ascension
  • Sun Smasher Camp
  • Super 87 Racetrack
  • Varkid Valley
  • Warchief's Domain

The Droughts Missions


Powerful Connections Side Mission, LVL 2

Bad Reception Side Mission, LVL 5


Cult Following Main Mission, LVL 5 - after Warchief's Domain - Save Vaughn


Dump on Dumptruck Side Mission, LVL 4


Under Taker Side Mission, LVL 7


Skag Dog Days Side Mission, LVL 7


Taking Flight Main Mission, LVL 7


Sanctuary Main Mission, LVL 10

The Droughts Walkthrough: Desert Region

The Droughts Zone Borderlands 3

The Droughts Zone Borderlands 3

Entrance from Covenant Pass

You come here with Lilith following From the Ground Up

Quest from Covenant Pass: From the Ground Up Main Mission, LVL2

The long-lost Vault Map has resurfaced, and now it's a race to see who can recover it first. Your first lead is a bandit warchief whose clan makes their home in the Droughts.

Crimson Command

It will be your base in this zone. Quick Change Station, Dr. Zed's Meds, Ammo Dump, Fast Travel Station, Catch-A-Ride.

Cult Following Main Mission, LVL 5

The Sun Smasher clan is bringing the Vault Map to the Holy Broadcast Center as an offering to the self-proclaimed gods of the COV, the Calypso Twins. Seems like a sub-optimal sitch, to be honest. It's up to you to crash the party.

Golden Calves Side Mission, LVL 8

Vaughn's got a plan to stick it to the COV by replacing all their ugly little statues with something a little more glorious. Gather pictures of Vaughn and get ready to piss off some gods.

Taking Flight Main Mission, LVL 7

At long last, the Vault Map is back in the hands of the Crimson Raiders. Now to find out where it will lead. Probably nothing of significant consequence will happen.

Broken Vending Machine

Powerful Connections Side Mission, LVL 2

Lovable old Marcus needs you to help him repair a vending machine that was scavenged by some bandits. You'll be rewarded with access to his vast stores of deadly munitions. Hooray for capitalism!

You have to find both Skag Spine and Human Spine to get Red Chest.

After Powerful Connections Quest you will gain access to underground shelter behind the machine, and there you will find your first Red Chest.


Bad Reception Side Mission, LVL 5

Claptrap is totally miserable because he lost his beloved antenna! Help him feel complete again by finding an array of replacement options.

Old Sun Smashers Base
Warchief's Domain - Save Vaughn


Vaughn save him and lead him to Crimson Command (From the Ground Up Quest)

Ellie's Garage


Ellie talk to her for Cult Following Quest.

Now you can take your first Vehicle from Catch-A-Ride.

Red Chest is on the roof (see video below), use [Sprint] + [Jump] to get there (just fast click [jump] twice).

Video Missing third Red Chest in The Droughts Map

Missing third Red Chest in The Droughts Map YouTube

Dump on Dumptruck Side Mission, LVL 4

Ellie wants you to kill someone named The Holy Dumptruck who's been talkin' smack about the Crimson Raiders. Teach him a lesson in manners by shooting him a whole bunch. That'll learn 'em.

Ellie's Scrapyard

This way leads to Super 87 Racetrack

Super 87 Racetrack

Here you can take over more vehicles.

Steal one of the vehicles and take it to Catch-A-Ride in Ellie's Garage.

Collect spork

For Bad Reception Quest, shot small red switch from distance to turn off electric field.

Pick item for Claptrap.

Holy Dumptruck Tower.

For Dump on Dumptruck Quest. Climb tower killing enemies.

The Holy Dumptruck kill him, shooting his back.

To open his cache, shot red water taps on top, to close the electrical circuit with water.

Red Chest is inside cache.

Video The Droughts - Red Chest - Holy Dumptruck Tower

The Droughts - Red Chest - Holy Dumptruck Tower YouTube

Old Laundry

For Bad Reception Quest.

To open the hatch that is on the ground, you have to climb to the rock above and jump from it, aiming at the hatch with your melee attack.

Pick item for Claptrap.

Video The Droughts - Old Laundry - Bad Reception

The Droughts - Old Laundry - Bad Reception YouTube

Completly Sane Sid

Completly Sane Sid talk to him for Bad Reception Quest.

He wants you to destroy 3 transmission dishes. First is on Sid's Shack, two more are on west, up the hill. You have to shot them with long range weapon.

Satellite dishes for Completly Sane Sid - Borderlands 3, The Droughts -  Bad Reception Mission

Satellite dishes for Completly Sane Sid - Borderlands 3

The Droughts - Bad Reception Mission

Then kill him and pick item for Claptrap.

Under Taker Side Mission, LVL 7

You need to go kill the Under Taker, because Vaughn's certainly not about to let his trademark Hyperion Redbars go without a fight!

Old Shack

For Bad Reception Quest.

To get inside, you need to stand a certain distance, wait for the door to rise, start running towards them at the same time crouch down.

Pick item for Claptrap.

Satellite Tower

For Bad Reception Quest.

Kill all enemies, watch out for the flying Varkids. Climb Tower and pick item for Claptrap.

Varkid Valley

Kill all lesser Varkid first.

Lavender Crawly Defeat the legendary Lavender Crawly unique beasts for Sir Hammerlock.

Lure Lavender Crawly and his companions to (14) and enemies there will help you.

There is Eridian Writings in small cave but you are unable to read it now. You will be able to read it later.

The Droughts - Highway

Fast Travel Station, Catch-A-Ride, Dr. Zed's Meds, Ammo Dump.

Almost instatnt spawn of enemy vehicles.

Skag Dog Days Side Mission, LVL 7

Chef Frank needs you to track down and harvest some succulent succulents so he can reclaim his rightful place at the top of the food service food chain. Go on then, it's time to succ.


Kill all and take Big Succ for Skag Dog Days Quest.

Road to Ascension

Kill Loot Tink and got backpack full of stuff.

Kill Under Taker for Under Taker Quest

Exit to Ascension Bluff
Cacti Field

Use grenades on cacti for Skag Dog Days Quest.

Pick up cactus fruits and collect succulent skag meat.

Kill Alpha Skag for Skag Dog Days Quest.

Mincemeat Camp

Kill Mincemeat, Trufflemunch, Buttmunch and collect meat for Skag Dog Days Quest.


Drop ingredients for Skag Dog Days Quest

Eridian Dig Site

Tannis talk to her and give her map for Taking Flight Quest.

Loot camp, defend Tannis and map.

Eridian Writings you are unable to read it now.

Raider's Drydock

Meet with Lilith and Ellie for Taking Flight Quest.

ECHO Log is in garrage.

Take Biofuel Rig and go collect biofuel./p>


Collect Biofuel Biofuel Rig using for Taking Flight Quest.

Pit of Fools

Fight enemies in Pit of Fools to get to Dahl Orbital Control.

Dahl Orbital Control

Fight enemies to get Astronav Chip for Taking Flight Quest.

Drive Biofuer Rig back to (28)


Calypso Twins will arrive.

Find way to help Lilith, fight Raiders.

Revive Lilith

Talk to Ellie.

Sanctuary Main Mission, LVL 10

The Crimson Raiders are leaving Pandora, the stars your destination. More specifically, Promethea. Assuming the ship doesn't fall apart before you leave orbit.

Enter Ship

Next zone is Space Ship Sanctuary 3

Borderlands 3 Map Legend

Crew Challenges Borderlands 3

Crew Challenges

On most maps you will find hidden Crew Challenges. They appear on the map as you approach them. Crew Challenges can be treated as optional tasks. They are not mandatory, but they bring EXP and rewards, and are also included in Zone Progress.

Typhon Logs are a special type of Crew Challenges. The solution of three Typhon Logs on a given map gives you access to Typhon Dead Drop Crew Challenge with reward chest.

Red Chest Borderlands 3

Red Chest

Red Chests are a special type of container with better weapons or equipment. They are treated as a reward. They are located in specific places, they are hidden or well protected by Bosses. They belong to the Zone Progress of a given zone map. There are from one to three Red Chests in each zone.

Fast Travel Station Borderlands 3

Fast Travel Station

Use the fast travel network to revisit explored areas.

Borderlands 3 lets you teleport from anywhere to any previously discovered Fast Travel station or even your most recently used vehicle, all via the map in your ECHO device, this also include Fast Travel stations on other planet.

Quest Starter Borderlands 3

Quest Starter

This is where the mission / quest begins. The Quest Giver can be an NPC, an item, or the quest starts automatically at the entrance to the location.

Catch-A-Ride Borderlands 3

Catch-A-Ride - Vehicle Station

Vehicles you encounter are yours for the taking. You can always digistruct a vehicle at any Catch-A-Ride station, but there's also the option of a quick hijacking if aggressive bandit drivers get too close.

Marcus Munitions Borderlands 3

Marcus' Munitions

Vending Machine with Weapons and Equipment. In addition to buying, you can also sell your equipment here.

Veteran Rewards

There is a special vending machine with premium equipment on the Sanctuary III space ship.

Ammo Dump Borderlands 3

Ammo Dump

Vending Machine with Ammunition.

Dr. Zeds Meds Borderlands 3

Dr. Zed's Meds

Vending Machine with Medicines.

ECHO Logs Borderlands 3


Collectible audio logs with lore about past of Borderlands universe.

Eridian Writings Borderlands 3

Eridian Writings

At the beginning of the game you can't do anything about Eridian Writings, they will be needed later when the story comes to the right moment.

Friendly NPC Borderlands 3

Friendly NPC

Friendly NPCs provide interaction, conversation, or give missions. You also often come back to them for prizes.

Hostile NPC Borderlands 3

Hostile NPC

Hostile Boss, Special Enemy, tougher opponents.

Vehicle Borderlands 3


You can take this vehicle, drive it or take it to Catch-A-Ride station to own it. If you disassembly it at Catch-A-Rideyou will acquire new components for your vehicle.

Map Transition Borderlands 3

Map Transition

Location Exit / Entrance, connection to a different map.

Quick Change Station Borderlands 3

Quick Change Station

Player Customization. Show off in style, equipping custom Heads, Skins, Emotes, and cool ECHO Skins. Explore skill builds, by resetting your invested skill points!

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