If you’re anything like me, efficiency is important and it sucks seeing something you know does something you can’t do. This was a big reason why we figured out things like the puzzles in Enter the Gungeon and this is no different, though nowhere near as complicated as an explanation.
Anyway, if you’ve played Borderlands 3 you’ve no doubt seen eridium around the world, found a weird icon you can’t interact with and maybe even located a huge chest with Typhon’s T logo on it. All these things can be accessed, they just require specific conditions to unlock.
Arguably the most interesting is breaking eridium, as this can be used as currency for weapons and cosmetic items. To do so, you actually need a special melee weapon you obtain from the first vault. This does, unfortunately, mean it’s a story reward, though it happens relatively early.
Reading Eridian Writing
Eridian writing is really no different. Towards the end of the story you’ll enter the third vault and gain access to a machine that does it. The writing is just more information about the story , filling in some back story, along with possibly finding a proving ground. Not super important, but cool nonetheless.
Typhon Dead Drop
Typhon’s dead drops are a little simpler to unlock in Borderlands 3. Regardless of when you find it, you need to find all the Typhon logs and then you’ll get an indicator saying you unlocked the dead drop. If you’re going for a perfect run or don’t want underwhelming loot, the dead drop tends to stick to a levels approximate level, so don’t hold off doing it forever unless you just want things for side characters or cosmetics.
From the ones I have unlocked, they had a good variety of solid weapons and neat cosmetics. One of the easiest ways to unlock cool stuff without wasting resources, plus it works towards trophy/achievements.