As you level up in Borderlands 3 and proceed further in the game, you’ll face tougher enemies each time. For that, of course, you require upgraded combat techniques. This is where Borderlands 3 introduces us with Artifacts. In this Borderlands 3 Artifact Unlocks Guide, you’ll get to learn everything about unlocking and using Artifacts in the game.
How to Unlock Artifacts in Borderlands 3?
Artifacts are a returning feature from the first Borderlands game but have been changed a bit to include features from Borderlands 2.
To acquire the ability to equip Artifacts in Borderlands 3, you will have to grind a little. The game doesn’t provide you with Artifacts in the beginning so you need to know how to get them.
Once you defeat the Vault Monster and finish the ECHO-6 storyline, you will reach the second vault where you will unlock the ability to attain Artifacts.
After the Eridian Synchronizer, you will start getting Artifacts in completely random drops. There are higher chances to acquire them when opening Golden Chests in BL3. You can also buy BL3 Artifacts from the vending machines.
Now that you have the Artifacts, you can use them to change your melee attacks, butt slams, round slams, and more.
The main job of Artifacts in Borderlands 3 is to provide you with boosts and abilities like giving your ground slams elemental damage or providing you with extra armor. These Artifacts provide you with bonuses against those with different status effect or certain enemy types.
The Legendary Artifacts even give unique powers like buffing up vehicles or drawing in enemies after a ground smash.
You might receive them when you defeat the vast variety of Borderlands 3 enemies. The Artifacts are pretty random so keep digging for them and, in return, you will be getting benefits of new abilities and bonuses.