Since Sanctuary is basically the new New Haven, I was wondering if there were any secret chests in the city that are farmable as they were in New Haven for Borderlands 1. I know there is supposed to be an NPC that hands out free loot but I don't know where he is at (I guess that technically isn't a chest >.>). I tried to hop around and didn't really find any, but I could have easily missed them.

  • Re: that NPC's location (spoilers)
    – Wolf
    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:44
  • The Npc that gives away the free weapons is walking around the city actually. Most of the time near points of interest like zeds office, in front of the crimson hq or inside moxxis club etc.
    – user33345
    Sep 21, 2012 at 9:32
  • Pretty sure there aren't any
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 26, 2012 at 15:56
  • Certainly seems that way >.>
    – Klokworkk
    Sep 26, 2012 at 19:01
  • Lynchwood is New New Haven! (Except that the Sheriff wasn't putting up with that sort of nonsense from Jack…) Oct 16, 2012 at 22:12

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The answer is, there are none.

At least as far as I know, and I did search very very closely. I went to every corner, inspected every wall, jumped on top of the highest roofs, did my best to look at every angle and did not spot any chests at all. You only find those small boxes with money inside, and one of those usual "vault" secret sign which I think gave me a badass point.

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    There are 5 vault secret signs, and you will get 5 badass ranks only after finding all 5.
    – Sadly Not
    Sep 20, 2012 at 19:44
  • There is technically one - the Golden Chest - located here: mapgenie.io/borderlands-2/maps/world?locationIds=15071 It requires a golden key to access, which you can get from buying some DLC's or from SHIFT codes
    – Tspoon
    Sep 8, 2019 at 15:47

There is a hidden chest in Dr. Zed's place. I got a purple sniper rifle and a blue assault rifle from it. It's on top of the overhang behind the sign reading ZED.

It's not a normal loot chest. It's just one of the cardboard boxes. There is a chance to find guns inside, though. I just found a pistol.

Hard as hell to get up there.

If you look up at the sign at the front of Zed's you should be able to see a cardboard box with the green label. Note that you don't actually need to get up there to open it either. You can just jump up as close as possible to the sign and open it in mid air. Usually takes a few jumps though. Only found ammo myself so far.

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    Mind telling us how to get to that hidden chest?I searched whole Dr.Zed's place and searched around it outside and i couldn't find a chest.
    – MaxBedlam
    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:11
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    I don't think it's there, so -1. Happy to turn that into a +1 if you can clarify...
    – Keith
    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:11
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    I can confirm there is no chest on the overhang behind Zed's sign.
    – user9983
    Oct 2, 2012 at 4:07
  • I got up there to the balcony. Nothing there. Dec 14, 2018 at 19:45

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