Builds, Guides, and News for Borderlands 3

New Major/Campaign DLC Reveal Coming Next Week New Major/Campaign DLC Reveal Coming Next Week After the two free pieces of free content, the Bloody Harvest event DLC (live through December 5th) and the next raid-focused Maliwan Takedown DLC (arriving next week), we now got word about the first major piece of (paid) DLC coming to Borderlands 3. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 15, 2019 at 17:52 by Starym
November 14th Hotfixes: Fewer Ghosts in Bloody Harvest November 14th Hotfixes: Fewer Ghosts in Bloody Harvest Today's hotfixes are a little smaller than usual, with the majority being bug fixes, but the big change that's coming today is the fact that the Bloody Harvest event is cooling down a little, with fewer ghosts showing up (outside of Heck) from now until the event's end on December 5th. Don't forget that the new raid content is also coming next week on November 21st, bringing with it a whole lot of new features, including Mayhem 4! Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 14, 2019 at 16:04 by Starym
November 7th Hotfixes: Bloody Harvest Increased Loot, Less Terror Anoints November 7th Hotfixes: Bloody Harvest Increased Loot, Less Terror Anoints We have some hotfixes coming today, with some pretty major changes to how the Bloody Harvest event operates, as well as some damn good news for Zane mains, as anointed enemies will no longer be immune to cryo damage (but still can't be frozen)! Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 07, 2019 at 17:47 by Starym
Second Free DLC, Takedown at Maliwans Blacksite Detailed Second Free DLC, Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite Detailed The second free Borderlands 3 DLC and first piece of raiding content has been detailed, with Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite being a 4-player co-op mission with enabled public matchmaking (and Takedowns being BL3's version of raids). You will be able to try it solo, just like the raids in BL2, but you shouldn't expect it to be easy or even that doable without the perfect build (and probably a copious amount of cheese). Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 29, 2019 at 18:54 by Starym
Reduced Mayhem Penalties and Increased Anointed Drops Are Staying! Reduced Mayhem Penalties and Increased Anointed Drops Are Staying! It seems the Borderlands devs have experienced a Diablo 3-like situation, where a bonus week has made them rethink their base modifiers and decide to leave the game in the permanent state from the event! Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 28, 2019 at 22:48 by Starym
Bloody Harvest Hotfix: October 26 - Haunt Loot Improved Bloody Harvest Hotfix: October 26 - Haunt Loot Improved There was a hotfix just now featuring the Bloody Harvest boss, Captain Haunt, improving his loot and his voice over volume! In case you missed it, we also released our guides for the event today. Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 26, 2019 at 01:26 by Starym
Bloody Harvest Event Guides Are Live Bloody Harvest Event Guides Are Live The Bloody Harvest has begun, bringing with it a whole lot of new stuff, including maps, a boss, challenges and secrets, as well as a whole lot of new items and new anoints featuring the brand new Terror system.

We have two guides for the event, covering everything you'd need to know by our own Kat, including:
Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 25, 2019 at 21:43 by Starym
Massive Future Changes + Patch and Hotfix Notes for October 24th Massive Future Changes + Patch and Hotfix Notes for October 24th We have three things coming today, both the Bloody Harvest even in a new patch, a hotfix with some changes, but perhaps even more importantly a big list of planned changed and improvements coming to the game! As usual the new patch and hotfixes will arrive today some time before 3 PM PDT and midnight CEST. Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 24, 2019 at 16:13 by Starym
Mayhem on Twitch Event Details Mayhem on Twitch Event Details It's time for week 4 of the Borderlands 10-yeat anniversary event series, and this week we have a combo of modifiers! First off, the more relevant one is that Anointed item drops will be more frequent, XP more abundant and the modifiers more forgiving in all Mayhem modes. The other relates to the ECHOCast Twitch extension and streaming events, with one being a permanent change, namely Badass Viewver events will now happen more frequently. Voting periods are also accelerated so Badasses controlled by viewers will be more challenging and the Rare Chest events are now 100% likely to spawn you a chest, instead of the previous 1 in 4. Borderlands 3 BL3 2 comments Oct 22, 2019 at 16:59 by Starym
Bloody Harvest Free DLC Arrives on October 24th Bloody Harvest Free DLC Arrives on October 24th Here comes the announcement we've been waiting for, with the first piece of DLC content for the game arriving this week! Bloody Harvest is here on Friday, October 24th, there's a whole lot of cosmetics coming as well as a new legendary weapon, grenade and shield, along side new activities, a new boss and new challenges.

A Saurian names Maurice will be waiting for us aboard Sanctuary 3 and will send us hunting for Hecktoplasm, dropped off Haunted enemies scattered throughout the regular game, and when we collect enough we get access to Heck, the setting for the main part of the DLC. We'll be facing undead Maliwan soldiers, Rakk-o-lanterns and wretched ratch on our way to Captain Haunt, and you can check out the full details below:
Borderlands 3 BL3 1 comment Oct 21, 2019 at 16:11 by Starym
Interactive Zone Maps with All Points of Interest Interactive Zone Maps with All Points of Interest It's about that time in the game's lifespan when many of you might be going through all the maps to find everything on there and it's inevitable you'll miss something. Today we have several interactive maps that will help out with that and also showcase how all the zones a interconnected. Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 19, 2019 at 18:14 by Starym
Guide Writers Thoughts: What the Hotfix Tuning Numbers Mean Guide Writer's Thoughts: What the Hotfix Tuning Numbers Mean Yesterday's hotfixes introduced some big changes to the existing builds, with some favorite and very powerful items getting nerfed, so we though we'd talk to one of our guide writers, Motoko, to hear what's actually happened, as he tests the changes for upcoming guide updates.

We'll just go through all the hotfixes and hear what all those numbers actually mean. Obviously as the hotfix is still fresh, there's a lot of testing yet to be done, so these are just first impressions, but considering Motoko has a lot of experience and play time, they're definitely worth a read.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 18, 2019 at 06:24 by Starym
Hotfixes for October 17th: Legendary Tuning, Hex Nerf, Pet and Mech Buffs Hotfixes for October 17th: Legendary Tuning, Hex Nerf, Pet and Mech Buffs Today's hotfixes bring another huge round of legendary tuning, with nerfs to the massively powerful Lyuda, Lucian's Call, Flakker, Hellwalker, with buffs to many other weapons. The bigger news if that Hex grenade (the most powerful one in the game) also got a massive 70% nerf as well as a duration reduction, hitting both the Moze grenade and Amara Elemental Ricochet builds, with Firestorm also getting a 70% reduction.

We then have Vault Hunter adjustments, with big Iron Bear, pet and Digiclone health buffs, and a big improvement for shield boosters, as they're now an auto pickup, making those types of shields much more viable! We'll be updating our guides to include the changes soon.

As always, the changes will be live some time today before midnight CEST.
Borderlands 3 BL3 1 comment Oct 17, 2019 at 15:03 by Starym
Borderlands 3 Guides Have Arrived Borderlands 3 Guides Have Arrived Borderlands 3 has been around for a while now and our writers have spent enough time with the game so that they are now ready to give us some guides! We're starting with Vault Hunter builds, specifically Amara, Fl4k and Moze, with their most popular and powerful variations, as well as some leveling setups, but we'll be adding more soon. You'll also be able to check out Borderlands 3 news separately as it's gotten its own tab at the top, with all the latest hotfixes and useful links in case you missed it on the main feed. Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 16, 2019 at 19:47 by Starym
Show Me the Eridium Event Details Show Me the Eridium Event Details The 10th anniversary celebration continues with the Eridium-themed event tomorrow, with the purple currency dropping from all enemies for a week, even more of it will drop on Mayhem and, most importantly of all, cosmetics will be discounted at Crazy Earl's shop and the Eridium slot machine will be cheaper to use as well!

This also means that the rare spawn event, which has proven to be quite popular as players farm for a lot of artifacts, grenades, class mods etc, is only around for another day and a half, so get to farming if you still need that perfect roll on one of the many drops (like the annointed Psycho Stabber I'm going to need to get for my Amara build).

The Eridium event starts tomorrow around midnight and lasts until next Tuesday, when a Twitch-themed one will begin, with the week after that presumably being when we get the first free DLC for the game, or perhaps a warm-up event that will lead into it.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 14, 2019 at 16:32 by Starym
Hotfixes for October 10th - Legendary Buffs, Skill and Weapon Tuning Hotfixes for October 10th - Legendary Buffs, Skill and Weapon Tuning Today's set of hotfixes addresses several bugs with Vault Hunter skills, and a whole lot of weaker legendaries got buffed, with even more buffs to come! We also got some overall weapon tuning, with sniper scopes  and some annointed affixes getting tweaked.

As for the Vault Hunter changes specifically, Moze's Bloodletter class mod gets nerfed, her Means of Destruction (grenade and heavy regen) and Fl4k's Leave No Trace (ammo regen) have been re-buffed after the previous nerf and Amara and Zane get some skill fixes and buffs.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 10, 2019 at 16:08 by Starym
All Rare Spawn Locations for the Anniversary Hunt All Rare Spawn Locations for the Anniversary Hunt Here's a very handy set of images by a redditor whose name wouldn't be appropriate to post, marking all the rare mobs included in this week's anniversary Rare Spawn Hunt, which starts in half an hour (18:00 CEST)! Also don't forget, we're not sure if all of the mobs listed below have a 100% spawn rate, but some certainly do, as Gearbox' wording on the matter was unclear, so don't get disheartened if you don't find them at the marked locations immediately.

You can also check out their loot here to see which ones are worth going after:
Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 08, 2019 at 15:39 by Starym
10 Year Celebration Week 2: Rare Spawn Hunt Details 10 Year Celebration Week 2: Rare Spawn Hunt Details The second week of events for the 10 year anniversary of the Borderlands franchise is arriving today/tomorrow (depending on your time zone) aka Tuesday at 9:00 AM PDT/6Pm CEST, and it's the Rare Spawn Hunt! We get to see a lot more of the stealthy creatures of Pandora and other planets, as the rare mobs will be much less so and their unique legendary loot will also be more frequent! Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 07, 2019 at 22:30 by Starym
Patch and Hotfixes: October 3rd - Moze Grenade Build Nerf, Fl4k Action Skill Tuning Patch and Hotfixes: October 3rd - Moze Grenade Build Nerf, Fl4k Action Skill Tuning Here comes the next big batch of fixes for Borderlands 3, arriving later today, as we get the fix for the Hollow Point Guardian rank as it will be re-eneabled and not hurt allies anymore, the bank bug also gets a fix, there's some significant Vault Hunter tuning, as well as boss tweaks. Borderlands 3 BL3 Oct 03, 2019 at 15:46 by Starym
Borderlands 10 Year Anniversary = Bonus Month! Borderlands 10 Year Anniversary = Bonus Month! The Borderlands series is almost as old as World of Warcraft and just like in WoW we're getting an anniversary event to celebrate! This month marks the 10 year anniversary of Borderlands 1's release and we're getting 5 weeks of bonus events! This week starts off with bonus boss loot, as each boss will have an additional legendary added to their loot pool and a greater chance to obtain that item. Borderlands 3 BL3 2 comments Oct 01, 2019 at 17:05 by Starym
Easy and Cheap Eridium for Legendaries Method Easy and Cheap Eridium for Legendaries Method While legendaries aren't exactly hard to come by in Borderlands 3's endgame, some players may still be looking for an easier method that doesn't involve... well, playing the game basically. Glitching Queen showcased this method a few days ago and it centers around the Gun Gun aka Eridian Fabricator you get around the end of the game (but there's a twist). The exchange rate is around 30-50 eridium per legendary, which is pretty damn cheap. Borderlands 3 BL3 3 comments Sep 30, 2019 at 20:45 by Starym
Major Hotfixes: September 27th - Fl4k Crit Nerf, Zane Buff, Legendary Drop Nerfs and Much More Major Hotfixes: September 27th - Fl4k Crit Nerf, Zane Buff, Legendary Drop Nerfs and Much More We have more hotfixes incoming today by 3:00PM PDT/midnight CEST, and they're basically bigger than the recent patch notes, with a whole lot of tuning! The big news is that there's a big pass at legendary gear coming soon, there's been some tuning for legendary drops reducing it a little already, Fl4k's insane critical build has been nerfed, Zane got big buffs to his action skills and Amara got some nerfs as well. The Hollow Point guardian perk that's been causing friendly fire issues has also been disabled for the moment. Borderlands 3 BL3 Sep 27, 2019 at 15:37 by Starym
Raid Boss Location and Identity Discovered Raid Boss Location and Identity Discovered Just the other day I was passing by those damned gemmed doors in Ascension Bluff and remembered that on my very first playthrough I spent a lot of time poking around them (and even used them in my first impressions article as an example of interesting zone features). It turns out that they aren't actually Proving Grounds or something that opens up later in the story, in fact they stay closed with that shaded undiscovered part of the map remaining obscured. Borderlands 3 BL3 1 comment Sep 26, 2019 at 23:35 by Starym
Big Bug Fix Patch: September 26th - Guardian Bug Fix, Performance Tuning Big Bug Fix Patch: September 26th - Guardian Bug Fix, Performance Tuning Here comes the first major fix patch for the game since launch, after the smaller hotfixes we had last week. There's some pretty major improvements here, including the big Guardian Rank bug that's been plaguing a lot of people; as an issue that's been a big problem for me personally since launch - the texture streaming while aiming down sights has been reduced, meaning there will be no more (or at least fewer) framerate drops when ADSing; the Porcelain Pipe Bomb has been fixed so it can no longer explode multiple times; . There's also a whole lot of boss and quest fixes, vending machines now sort by rarity, many UI tweaks, as well as split-screen and multiplayer improvements. Borderlands 3 BL3 Sep 26, 2019 at 16:10 by Starym
Borderlands 3 Sells 5 Million Copies in 5 Days Borderlands 3 Sells 5 Million Copies in 5 Days It seems the hype was real, as we've received sales numbers for Borderlands 3's first five days. The game sold 5 million copies and is now the no.1 fastest selling title in publisher 2K's history, as well as a 50% increase over Borderlands 2. This all comes from a press-release issued today by Take2, 2K's parent company, and it seems the fact the game has seen more than double the concurrent users than its predecessor on PC was reflected in its sales as well. Borderlands 3 BL3 3 comments Sep 23, 2019 at 17:28 by Starym
First Free Bloody Harvest DLC Detailed First Free "Bloody Harvest" DLC Detailed The Borderlands show's first episode premiered today and had creative director Paul Sage join Greg Miller and Fran Mirabella from Kinda Funny and talk a whole lot about BL3. One of the more interesting topics they covered was the upcoming free Halloween themed DLC, Bloody Harvest. We've already seen something similar in Borderlands 2 and we found out that in 3 the event will last around a month, start in late October and feature new weapons, a new map, enemies, cosmetics and a new/redone boss in Captain Haunt (a modified version of Maliwan's Captain Traunt from Athenas).

You can check out more details on the event below, and it entails a cool way of unlocking it, as special mobs will be spawning throughout the galaxy that you'll have to find in order to get to the new map and boss.

The Borderlands show also covered launch issues and bugs, as well as touched on the upcoming Maliwan Takedown event, in that it will be raid content.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Sep 20, 2019 at 19:56 by Starym
The Specifics of the Loot Nerf - Not That Big a Drop The Specifics of the Loot Nerf - Not That Big a Drop Yesterday's hotfix that nerfed both loot drops in general and a particular spot people would abuse to get insane amount of gear proved somewhat controversial, as it seems you can't ever touch players' "right" to rewards, no matter how ridiculous they may have been. After the nerf a few things have become clear, mostly the fact that it wasn't as big of a change as people were making it out to be (especially people that either hadn't played the game at all or hadn't played on Mayhem). Borderlands 3 BL3 2 comments Sep 20, 2019 at 13:58 by Starym
Hotfixes: September 19th - Major Loot Nerfs Hotfixes: September 19th - Major Loot Nerfs The season of hotfixes has begun in Borderlands 3, as Gearbox are hard at work addressing some pretty major concerns the playerbase has. The biggest news from today's changes would be the dialing down of loot in Mayhem modes, which was a major problem for many, as it was simply far too easy to obtain legendaries (from boss farming in particular) in the endgame - or well, the post-main story game. You could get upwards of 3 for almost each boss kill, and since the respawn stations are very close to the bosses this time around, a simple save and quit at the right time would immediately respawn them, which would lead to a massive amount of legendaries and the trivialization of the loot chase in general. Borderlands 3 BL3 Sep 19, 2019 at 17:42 by Starym
Cloud Save Problem Hotfixed Cloud Save Problem Hotfixed The cloud save issue that has cost some players quite a lot of game time has been resolved, as Gearbox and 2k have released a hotfix that addresses it. After going in-depth and explaining how conflicts can arise between local and cloud saves, they also clarified what's been happening, as a pop-up window that asks you to either use local or cloud saves hasn't been showing up in some cases: Borderlands 3 BL3 Sep 18, 2019 at 05:09 by Starym
PC Player Counts Are Double of Borderlands 2 PC Player Counts Are Double of Borderlands 2 We have some news from the statistics division, as it seems Borderlands 3 is quite the hit, despite only being available on the Epic store on PC. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has tweeted about concurrent player numbers on the PC several times now, and on launch day the numbers were double of what Borderlands 2 had at its peak! After that the number just kept on rising each day and they aren't stopping yet. Borderlands 3 BL3 10 comments Sep 16, 2019 at 14:17 by Starym
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