Head Case is a side mission in Borderlands 3 (BL3). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Head Case Side Quest.
Head Case is unlocked during the main mission Cult Following.
Area: Ascension Bluff
Quest Giver: Vaughn
Requirement: Defeat Mouthpiece in Cult Following to reach location of this quest
Recommended Level: 6
Reward: 473$ / 488XP / Optional Objectives Reward: Rare Sniper “Brashi’s Dedication” Lvl Req. 6
Mission Info: It’s a head in a jar! Probably not the weirdest thing you’ve seen today.
- Pick up head
- Plug head in
- Enter simulation
- Optional Objective: Collect memory fragments: 0/4
- Find Vic
Starting Location: Head Case
Pick Up Head
When you examine the head Vaughn will come on the comms and tell you that the head was one of his Sun Smasher deputies. Grab the head from it’s pedestal.
Plug Head In
Vaughn instructs you to go back out to the entrance of the area, where there is a console in a shed that you can plug the head into to enter the simulation the deputy’s mind is stuck in. Plug the head into the marked green silhouette.
Interact with the console just to the left of the head to enter virtual reality.
Optional Objective: Collect Memory Fragments: 0/4
“Virtual reality” is basically just the same area you were already in, except everything is now blue. Head back into the broadcast center along the main path you went before, on the way you’ll find the memory fragments marked with objectives which you should grab on the way.
The first memory fragment is in the safe, just inside the burned out car right up the hill from where you start. Open the safe and grab the echo log from it for the first fragment.
Head forward and once you go through the gate a large number of enemies will start spawning leading up to the building entrance, stronger than they were the first time through. Shoot your way forward, then grab the next fragment out of the safe sitting on the couch beside the stack of three cars.
Shoot your way into the building, then just past the room with the vending machines will be the third safe with the third fragment.
Slightly forward more, just past the first set of speaker you were originally attacked with will be the final safe, sitting on a desk under a large screen.
Now that you have all 4 fragments you can continue forward, where you’ll have some enemies spawning again in the next large room. After they’re dealt with head up the ramp on the right to the second level, then you’ll find Vic crouched on the ground.
When you interact with her a bunch of enemies will spawn, along with a unique Tink called the Interrogator who has a shield. Take out the other enemies quick if you can, because they spawn all around you, then focus on the Interrogator.
Once all the enemies are dealt with follow Vic back to the panel at the entrance of the area, and interact with it to exit virtual reality. You get some money as a reward and an extra weapon for grabbing all the memory fragments along the way.
This finishes the Head Case side mission in Borderlands 3.
For all other Side Mission Walkthroughs, check out our complete Borderlands 3 Side Missions Walkthrough.