Covenant Pass Red Chest
There is only one Red Chest located in Covenant Pass at the start of the game, and it cannot be reopened as it is central to the main mission, as it will always hold a Shield for the Character.
You can find it in the big outdoor arena before fighting Shank, and it is located on top of a pair of shipping containers to the left of the entrance to the boss lair.
The Droughts Red Chest 1
The first Red Chest is hidden in the scrapyard close to where you’ll find Claptrap after leaving the Crimson Raiders outpost at the start of the Droughts. However, it can only be opened by completing the side mission Powerful Connections, and doing the optional objective to add a human spine to power up the vending machine.
The Droughts Red Chest 2
This Red Chest is located at the bandit outpost that part of the Side Mission – Dump on Dumptruck. You can locate the base by taking a vehicle and driving north from the Crimson Raiders base across the gap and looking for a tall building on the left.
After defeating Dumptruck (or the Badass that takes his place), you can look up above where you defeated the enemy to spot two targets – one that sprays water onto a disconnected yellow power line, and the other target will electrify one half of the line, allowing the water to connect the electricity. Follow the yellow power line to find an open trap door down to the ground floor of the outpost where you will encounter the Red Chest.
The Droughts Red Chest 3
This Red Chest is cleverly hidden by Ellie’s Garage, located just to the right of the Crimson Raider base at the start of the region.
Ascension Bluff Red Chest
Meridian Outskirts Red Chest
This Red Chest is a tough one to spot, as its located in a small makeshift room in the Meridian Outskirts underpass area. You can find the Red Chest located in a bandit camp that’s located on a high platform up and to the left when you first enter the region from the fast travel point.
Meridian Metroplex Red Chest 1
During the Main Mission – Hostile Takeover – you can meet up with Zer0 past the Meridian Mercantile and assault the armory together in the left part of the region. Once the battle is over, follow Zer0 into the armory and you’ll find a Red Chest right before a hole in the floor that takes you back to the main roads.
Meridian Metroplex Red Chest 2
This Red Chest is also given to you as part of a main story mission reward for a tough boss fight in the Meridian Metroplex.