Big update with lots of changes & six anniversary events


from David Martin
Borderlands 3 players will get access to a new update. The update is quite extensive – the patch notes with all changes and innovations are already available. The focus of the update is on comfort improvements and bug fixes. As can be seen from the changelog, the manufacturer in Borderlands 3 will receive an alternative fire mode after the update. Mission rewards are also available on the Veteran Reward Machine. First information on the anniversary celebration of Borderlands 3 is also available. New mini-events entice with many rewards.

Gearbox Software releases a new update for Borderlands 3 for download. To apply the patch, go to the main menu of the first person shooter and wait until a sign appears indicating that the hotfix has been installed. The patch notes are already available – the list of changes and innovations is extensive. The main focus is on comfort improvements and bug fixes. After the update, the manufacturer receives an alternative fire mode that spawns between 1 and 3 legendary weapons for 250 Eridium.

You can also purchase previously received mission rewards from the Veteran Reward machine next to Crazy Earl's door on Sanctuary 3. If you complete missions, the associated rewards will be added to the selection and can be purchased for Eridium. The machines have also been optimized based on community feedback. Vending machines of all kinds now have little chance of offering legendary equipment for sale. In addition, the objects with the rarity "Unusual" were removed from the pool for the object of the day. However, the developers have slightly increased the quality of the rewards that can be found in boxes and dropped by badass opponents.

The specific loot pools for bosses have been heavily revised in the Borderlands 3 update. With the changes, Gearbox Software wants to achieve a more satisfactory farming experience. To achieve the goal, the developers activated respawning for bosses like Rax, Under Taker and Apollo and distributed the equipment between the bosses more evenly. There are also numerous adjustments to the anointed pool. "All equipment that currently has these anointed properties will continue to work, but equipment that is dropped after this update can no longer have these properties," the developers write. (buy now for € 35.87)

All further details from the new update for Borderlands 3 can be found in the patch notes on the Gearbox Software website. The developers also list a number of bug fixes and other optimizations in the changelog.

Six Borderlands 3 anniversary events

In line with the first birthday of Borderlands 3 in September, the big anniversary celebration will start on July 30, which includes six events in the first person shooter. A new mini-event will start every Thursday until September 10th. The details of the planned events are already available: In the following overview you will find out what to expect.

  • ECHOcast Overload (July 30, 6:00 p.m. to August 6, 5:59 p.m.) – Increased chance of loot during 'Rare Chest Events' in the ECHOcast Twitch expansion
  • Bonus Boss Loot (August 6, 6:00 p.m. to August 13, 5:59 p.m.) – Most bosses have an increased chance of dropping legendary loot
  • Loot Monster Mayhem (August 13, 6:00 p.m. to August 20, 5:59 p.m.) – Increased spawn rate of loot variant opponents
  • Show Me The Eridium (August 20, 6:00 p.m. to August 27, 5:59 p.m.) – Increased eridium drops and discounts on Eridium objects
  • Mayhem Made Mild (August 27, 6:00 p.m. to September 3, 5:59 p.m.) – Only slight modifiers in Chaos mode
  • Making It Rain (September 3, 6:00 p.m. to September 10, 5:59 p.m.) – Opponents drop more cash
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