New Haven is the name given to the zone and town that is located in a vast junkyard between The Dahl Headlands and The Rust Commons West. It was founded by the former inhabitants of what is now Old Haven.
The inhabitants of Old Haven established New Haven in the wake of increasing bandit incursions on their former home. It has been said that New Haven's continued survival is in part due to the steady supply of refuse being dropped in the area, providing ample materials from which to build.
- Helena Pierce is a mission provider located in the first floor of a building near the New Haven New-U station.
- Dr. Zed is found here after leaving Fyrestone.
- Marcus Kincaid is a mission provider and operator of the weapon and ammo vendors.
- Scooter is a mission provider, mechanic, and operator of the Catch-A-Ride systems.
- Claptrap x2. There is one that is already functioning but another can be found next to the Bounty Board in need of repair.
- Erik Franks
Points of Interest
The zone derives its name from the small town of New Haven which is situated on a natural rise along the east side of the junkyard. The town provides the player with a hub for many of the missions and areas in the later portion of the game. The town is home to various notable NPCs and has all the amenities provided: a New-U Station, a Catch-A-Ride, and several vending machines.
The Hidden Basement
- Main article: Hidden Basement
There is a hidden basement in New Haven that can be accessed when the main mission "Another Piece Of The Puzzle" has been acquired. The entrance to it is located in a small blue building in New Haven's Tenement District behind Helena Pierce's office.
Hidden Weapon Vending Machine
There is another weapon vending machine behind a garage door that is sometimes open when a player enters New Haven. It is located directly across the street from the weapon vending machine in front of Marcus Kincaid's building and surrounded by several lit up arrows.
Tetanus Warrens Outpost
A small bandit camp located at the entrance to the Tetanus Warren.
Marcus Kincaid's Store
The top of Marcus Kincaid's store can be accessed for a good view of the surrounding area by reaching the second level balcony over Dr Zed's clinic, then jumping on top of an even higher sign from the railing, and subsequently the roof of the clinic. From there characters are able to climb on to some large rectangular vents, and from the closest vent to Kincaid's store, a running leap to land on a piece of metal hanging off of the store. From there characters are just a jump away from reaching the "summit" of the building.
- Main article: New Haven Missions
- Main article: New Haven: Weapon Crate Locations
There are six hidden weapon crates in New Haven, and the weapons crate rewarded for the Claptrap Rescue Missions makes for a total of seven. There are two more weapon crates on the outskirts of New Haven: one to the near south; one a little more distant east-northeast.
An exploit to get Eridian weapons or orange grade weapons involves simply going to the main menu and loading the game repeatedly while searching all seven weapon crates.
- This area becomes available after Road Warriors: Bandit Apocalypse.
- After the hidden weapon vending machine appears, it can be accessed with third person mode, even if the door is closed (PC only).
- In the GOTY Enhanced Edition of Borderlands, A Golden Chest appears near the centre of New Haven next to the fast travel.
- Despite being called a "Haven" by name, it is nothing of a desirable place to live, and the townsfolk seem somewhat discontented with life in the town.
- The famous Winchester Repeating Arms Company was located in "New Haven," Connecticut.
- The Doors song, Peace Frog, has the line "Blood in the streets of the Town of New Haven." This may be an allusion by the creators of Borderlands to such a place in Pandora.
- In Borderlands 2, many references are made to the fact that New Haven was destroyed after the events of the first game.