Looking for all the dead Claptraps scattered around each of the Borderlands 3 planets? This staged crew challenge will become available to you pretty much as soon as you’re set loose to explore, with Claptrap rattling on about how its the last of its kind and so you need to build it a friend.
Naturally, this involves an awful lot of looking around the map for each area, and souring the horizon for the burnt out, brutalised, and otherwise battered corpses of Claptrap’s kin. Every piece you find will reward you with some XP, which is handy if you’re on the Borderlands 3 leveling sprint, some Eridium, and other goodies, including some context from Claptrap (some will argue this dialogue is a punishment).
You’ll find new dead Claptraps in each new area that you explore, and you can even open up your map to see where they are, but the map markers aren’t exactly easy to follow, so we’ve searched for all the dead Claptraps we can to make it easier for you to grab these collectibles, hassle-free. We’ve tracked down all 34 Borderlands 3 dead Claptraps, and there’s even a special Borderlands 3 legendary weapons reward waiting for you once you’ve done the same, so it’s definitely worth pursuing.
Here is where to find all dead Claptraps in Borderlands 3:
Locate the junkyard racetrack in the eastern portion of The Droughts map – this is in a main campaign mission for Ellie so grab this in the process. When you arrive, you’re looking for a wall of shipping containers with a path going behind it and small viewing tower. Round the corner and you should see a robot hanging upside down from a pole. Poor chap was being used as a pinata.
The Droughts 2
This one is easy to grab as it’s out in the open and right next to a couple of vending machines. You should pass the area at the start of the game, so just keep an eye out for a pool of acid and a destroyed car – the dead Claptrap is on the hood.
From the starting area in Ascension Bluff, head all the way north to the Children of the Vault compound. Once there, jump on a trailer to the right of the entrance with some TVs on it. Once you’re on top, look at the street lights for a red Claptrap torso. Again, you’ll come across this on your way through the main campaign, so don’t worry about hunting it down.
This is close to the drop pod for Meridian Outskirts. Just follow the path to the next fast travel point and keep your eyes trained for caves on the right, head inside and look for a Claptrap stuck inside a plant/fungus/alien cocoon.
This one is easy to grab after unlocking the area’s first fast travel point. Take a look at the map and follow the road to the first open area, then look out for a subway to the right, tucked away in the corner, at the bottom you should find a dead Claptrap in a puddle.
Head to the northeast corner of the docks and then head to the rooftops. You can spot a husk of a Claptrap sat on a chair looking out onto the water.
Lectra City 2
This one’s much more difficult to find as it’s in the heart of Lectra City. You’re looking for a inner courtyard full of trash, there should be a purple neon sign nearby to help you identify the exact spot.
Open your map and look for a tiny island with Claptrap icon over it. The dead Claptrap is on the south side of the tiny island and can be spotted, er, reading something on a sofa.
This dead Claptrap is in the southwest portion of the Athenas map, conveniently located near a Typhon dead Drop and a Crimson Radio. This rigamortis robot is on a roof in the middle of this open area. This is on the main campaign path, so you shouldn’t have any issues discovering it so long as you look out for the map icon.
This one is a little tricky to get to, but you should be able to spot it in one of the first open area battles you come across on Skywell-27.
This dead Claptrap dies doing what it loved: listening to dubstep. You should encounter this when you’re moving through the facility en route to destroying the laser. Look around all the facilities and in particular for a colourful room.
This Claptrap is easy to find as you go through the main campaign. It’s in the strip mall, just behind a bar counter.
As you enter the canteen environment, take the first left and slide under the jammed door. Go to the room on the right and you’ll see the dead Claptrap under a burst pipe.
The Anvil 2
This one is a slog to get to and took us searching every area of The Anvil to uncover. This robot is in the northwest nook of The Anvil map, to the left of the largest open area in the region.
This deviously devised dead Claptrap location had us hunting for far too long. Starting at the Floodmoor Basin drop pod spawn, head right down into the lagoon, then follow the metal cargo rail past the lumber yard and up until you reach a small pond with a wooden shack below a massive tree trunk. Climb up the rocks and look for the yellow glow or a tyre track.
Floodmoor Basin 2
After you’ve got the first dead Claptrap in Floodmoor Basin, head back to the lumber yard you passed and clear out enemies. You then want to look beneath the boardwalk adjacent to the largest building in the compound.
Very close to one of the Borderlands 3 Typhon Logs, you can grab this in an overgrown tunnel near the scientist village.
Inside the main estate building, you’re looking for a grand ballroom that’s got almost no lighting. Along the ground floor there are multiple alcoves, keep searching these until you come across a dead Claptrap.
Jakobs Estate 2
In the caverns section of Jakobs Estate, hug the walls as you search.
Trapped in some kind of mutant plant by a swamp shack, with some balloons nearby for good measure.
In the farthest corner from the fast travel point, near some debris in a swamp.
This dead Claptrap is in the first open area after the area’s fast travel point. Search around the right side of the room and it should be easy to find on a table down a short flight of stairs.
Inside a large industrial facility. You need to battle through the first open area, then search around some shipping containers for a crouch-size opening.
Look for the massive theme park and you should find this dead Claptrap stuck inside a tyre.
This is a little hidden away. Once you’ve battled to the shanty town area you need to search the bordering containers. One has a hidden drop down, which leads to this dead Claptrap.
Honestly, it’s hard to miss this dead Claptrap. Once you reach the exterior section of the tank, keep your eyes trained on the left side for a conveyor belt.
Look to the right before entering the first indoor section and you should see this fella dead near a train track.
Konrad’s Hold 2
When you drop down into a varkid area to the right of a Borderlands 3 legendary hunt fight, you need to look around the cliff’s edge to spot this dead Claptrap.
Close to the transition point the leads to the Great Vault. Slide under a garage door into a religious area and look around for a massive vault symbol with a dead Claptrap attached to it.
This one is nice and easy to find. Just grab a vehicle and explore the open area in the middle of Desolation’s Edge. This one is in some wreckage.
Desolation’s Edge 2
This one is on the way through to the Footsteps of Giants quest, just head down a path on the left.
Just off the beaten path a little, but very easy to spot provided you keep left.
Tazendeer Ruins 2
Much trickier to locate, but just make sure you explore every nook and cranny of this mazey area before moving on. The Dead Claptrap is at the bottom of a waterfall. Poor robo drowned, somehow.
You should come across this as part of the campaign, so don’t be put off by its curious map location.
That’s every one of Claptrap’s unfortunate siblings in the game. Once you’ve grabbed the spare parts from all dead Claptraps check your in-game mail, as the new robot will send you a thank you present.