If you're trying to knock through some of the optional content in Borderlands 3, then you probably don't want to go past the Circles of Slaughter. We've previously covered off the individual locations of these place, but it's not just about finding them. They require some quests to unlock too. Check out our guide on how to unlock the Borderlands 3 Slaughterstar 3000 arena.

Borderlands 3 Slaughterstar 3000 Guide - How to Unlock

So, in case you're currently cracking through Borderlands 3 and you haven't quite finished the story, you're probably looking a little too far ahead. You'll only be able to access Slaughterstar 3000 once you've cleared the main story quests. Once you're a veteran Vault Hunter, you'll be blessed with a new objective as part of the quest Welcome to Slaughterstar 3000 - you can get this quest from a Maliwan Camp in Desolation's Edge. To undertake this, you're going to have to be on Nekrotafeyo. 

Once you're on Nekrotafeyo, get your butt over to the southeastern portion of the map. You'll find that the remaining quest objectives once you show up at Slaughterstar 3000 are as follows:

  • Use the drop pod
  • Make Lieutenant Wells' acquaintance

Once you've completed all the above steps, you'll have finished the quest Welcome to Slaughterstar 3000 and you'll then be able to access this particular Circle of Slaughter whenever you wish. You'll also be able to get there from your ship in the future instead of hot-footing it there manually each time, so it won't be a chore going forward. You're going to be able to use this particular Circle (like all the rest of them) to help you pick up loot once you're really into the spirit of grinding and farming, so it's good to ensure that you do a Circle of Slaughter circuit every now and again to make sure that you're on top of things. 

Now that you've got your hands on our Borderlands 3 Slaughterstar 3000 guide, unlocking and accessing it going forward should be a piece of cake. Need a hand with anything else about being a Vault Hunter? Check out the following tips and tricks: