Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols Locations Guide

Where to find all the vault symbols in Borderlands 2 to complete different vault symbol related challenges and earn some loot and xp

Exploration is an important aspect of Borderlands 2 and being a vault hunter; you have got plenty to explore. Interested in vaults? This Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols Locations guide will help you.

If you are into unveiling the secrets in the game, you must have come across the hidden vault symbol. If not, you can find these symbols painted on different places throughout the game. If your main concern is taking out enemies and not to explore, you will hardly come across few of these.

Find these vault symbols ofcourse, come up with some bonus xp as you complete some challenges if you find the required number in different regions.

For a list of challenges and the solutions, you can refer to our Borderlands 2 challenges guide. Now, since you have been familiarized with significance of the vault symbols, let’s go hunting.

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols

Windshear Waste

Vault Symbol #1/1
Location. When you are in Claptrap’s place, look for a closet near the fire. If you open it, you will find the symbol.

Southern Shelf

Vault Symbol #1/2
Location. You can find a vault symbol during the side mission, Shielded Favors. You need to get the elevator to a small store.

Outside the store, you need to look for an angled platform you can jump on. From here, jump to the top. Move to the other side and jump onto the small balcony where you will find the symbol on the floor.

Vault Symbol #2/2
Location. While you are fighting in Flynt’s village, you will use the lift to bring up Claptrap. After that, you will come across a ramp leading upwards. From here, you need to jump across to the large opening in the sleeping room.

You will find some useful loot here, but the symbol is further ahead. Jump your way across to the other side to find a large symbol on the ground.

Southern Shelf ‘Bay

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Location. On the bottom side of the map, you will find a half sunken boat. You will be able to find a symbol at its back side.

Vault Symbol #2/3
Location. In the village (at its back side), look for a building raised by two circular supports (columns). The symbol can be found at its back side.

Vault Symbol #3/3
Location. While you are searching for the Power Core in ‘Road to Sanctuary’ mission, you will find the symbol in Windbreak camp at its base level. You will find the symbol on the back side of the small hut.


Vault Symbol #1/5
Location. You will find a small alley on the left side of the hallways leading to Marcus’ shop. A the back side of the fence, look for the symbol behind the dumpster.

Vault Symbol #2/5
Location. From the location of the previous symbol, you will find a bench on the right side. Jump on its edge and then get to the overhang above. From here, you can get to the roof. Now, get to the roof on the other side.

Now, jump to the corner of the mattress and then from the mattress, jump on to the roof in front of you. Through the triangular section, walk around to find a balcony. You will find the symbol on its door.

Vault Symbol #3/5
Location. This one is in Moxxi’s bar. While you are looking at her, turn around and head outside the doorway. From the top step, you will be able to spot the symbol on the wall.

Vault Symbol #4/5
Location. Explore the corner of Scooters to find the symbol behind the tyres. You can enter Scooters through the garage door.

Vault Symbol #5/5
Location. In the central section of the Sanctuary, there is a newsstand named ‘this just in’. The symbol can be found on the roof in front of this building. You can get to this building using the command center. Use the stairs to get to the roof.

Three Horns Divide/Valley, Bloodshot Stronghold/Ramparts

For vault symbols in Three Horns Divide, Three Horns Valley, Bloodshot Stronghold and Bloodshot Ramparts; watch this video.

Frostburn Canyon

Vault Symbol #1/2
Location. Before reaching First Hawk, you will go through an industrial area leading to a tunnel through a hole in the wall encountering two bad-ass psychos. You can easily differentiate this hole by the Skull and Teeth that’s around it. Look for a small frozen area to the right just before this hole. Get close to the edge and you should see a ladder. Jump down to see the symbol on the wall.

Vault Symbol #2/2
Location. Cred ‘Silentdante’ – Head right down towards the cave entrance from the start. Once you are at the cave entrance, look to your left for a quicksave/revive Behind it is a little tunnel/trail. You can follow this tunnel/trail up until you see a burning barrel. Look for this symbol on the ground next to this barrel. As a bonus, you should find the weapon chest outside to the right.

Southpaw Steam and Power

Vault Symbol #1/3
Location. In the first room where you encounter enemies, look for a ladder across from the entrance door and use to go down to a lower level. Turn around at the bottom of the ladder and look on the wall to the left of the ladder.

Vault Symbol #2/3
Location. Kill Wot and Ony and turn left from the spot where Wot, and his badass psycho guard emerged. Go up a short set of stairs and look for a fan on the wall that emits sunlight. There will be a spinning wheel next to a broken railing by that fan. Stand with the wheel in front of you and look up to your right; you should see on top of objects, and you will have to jump to get to.

Vault Symbols #3/3
Location. On the bottom level of #2. It is right outside where Reeth appears. Facing the spot where Reeth emerges, look to your left and up a bit, you should see it on top of a slanted piece of machinery. There is another spinning wheel in this area, use it as a reference to find this spot.

Friendship Gulag

Vault Symbol #1/1
Location. In the middle on the back side of the crate by two ammo boxes.

Frostburn Canyon
To find all the vault symbols in Frostburn Canyon, watch this video.

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols – The Dust, Tundra Express & End of the Line
You can find the vault symbols in The Dust, Tundra Express and End of the Line by watching this video.

Sanctuary Hole

Vault Symbol #1/1
Location. After defeating first set of enemies, go to the top of the stairway and stop at the door in front of you. You will see an exploding tank slightly to your left and another set of stairs to your right. Go behind the stairs on your right and follow the broken concrete around the wall to find this symbol.

Fink Slaughterhouse

Vault Symbol #1/1
Location. Go to the slaughterhouse and up to the top of the center platform. To the right of the Fink’s Slaughterhouse, you should find some stairs. At the top of these stairs, slightly to the left, is a column and at the back of that column is the vault symbol you are looking for.

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols – The Fridge
To find all the vault symbols in ‘The Fridge’, watch this video.

The Highlands

Find the symbol on the upper part of the Hyperion Base. Simply head up by climbing the edge of the tower and while on your way to the top be sure to avoid the constructor battle near the tower.

The Holy Spirits

This symbol can easily be left out due to its small size. It’s near some fliers inside of a bathroom.

Wildlife Exploitation Preserve

Vault Symbol #1/2

The first symbol can be found on top of a building in the harbor. Head up to the top using a crane. Wait for the crane to lower into the ship and once it lifts the crates, jump on it and you’ll be directly taken to the roof of the building.

Vault Symbol #2/2

The second symbol can be found at the middle of a roadway inside the preserve proper.

Caustic Caverns

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The first symbol can be found beside a grave behind a pillar.

Vault Symbol #2/2

This one is easy to find. Once you finish Caustic Caverns loop, you’ll climb a ladder that takes you back to the zone. The symbol can be found behind you in a branch.

Thousand Cuts

Vault Symbol #1/2
Simply head to the far side of Slab King’s palace to find the first symbol on the wall.

Vault Symbol #2/2

The second symbol is in the middle of no man’s land, inside an abandoned building close to the scooter’s flower. Climb up to find it.


Vault Symbol #1/2

Head to the doctor’s office and jump on the trash cane and onto the door frame to reach the top of the office and find the first symbol.
Vault Symbol #2/2

Find the second symbol on the main street by taking the elevator to the top and drop down on it. This is by far the easiest method to reach the symbol.


Vault Symbol #1/2

Below a stairwell at the base of the construction side is where you can find the first symbol on an air duct, climb underneath to reach it.
Vault Symbol #2/2

You can accidentally find this symbol, as it is below the walkway on the pond.

Eridium Blight

Fight with Hyperion and reach the symbol.

Ore Chasm

Remember the elevator you used before? The symbol is below it. You can easily get to it by calling up the elevator and then calling it down. This way you’ll receive the symbol in exchange of your life. If you don’t want to lose your life then hit the switch near a post and try to sprint and leap at the symbol.

The Bunker

The other rind will lead to the southern point near a pile of crates. Behind the bushes is a concrete block, jump on it and take the symbol. Make sure you start the search after the battle or else you’ll fall down the ledge.

Sawtooth Cauldron

Vault Symbol #1/2

Inside a container is the first symbol which spawns bandits and buzzards as you come near it.
Vault Symbol #2/2

Reach the elevator chamber to find the second symbol. Drop down to a beam that has the shaft on it and land near the chest and on the left side to find the symbol.

Arid Nexus – Boneyard

Vault Symbol #1/2

The first symbol is at the base of a border turret.

Vault Symbol #2/2

Follow the ramp and get to the top of the pipe line to find the second symbol (The personal mark on the map is the ramp)

Hero’s Pass

Vault Symbol #1/2
You’ll find the first symbol at the back of the vending machines

Vault Symbol #2/2

Take care of the enemies and reach the bottom of a stairwell on the beams holding the building and find the second symbol.

Vault of the Warrior

Once you take the elevator down, find boxes on the side and drop down near the symbol which is on the side of the elevator’s platform.

Terramorphous Peak

Vault Symbol #1/2

Right before heading towards the vending machines, come across a warning sign next to a bridge. Near the bridge is skeleton on a cliff and the symbol is next to the corpse; hidden for sight.

Vault Symbol #2/2
When battling Terramorphous, you can find the symbol above the arena. You can get to the symbol by being launched from the top of the pile of dirt that Terramorphous leaves behind once he goes underground. Simply hop on the pile and get ready to fly!

If you still can’t find these symbols, ask us in the comments and we will help you out!

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