Builds, Guides, and News for Borderlands 3

Week 1 Analysis of the Heist League from The Chaos Report Week 1 Analysis of the Heist League from The Chaos Report As the League is now fully underway, those of you that are PoE veterans are likely already knee-deep in the new Heist mechanics and builds. If you're struggling to get going with understanding the new League's economy, make sure to check out the first week of analysis from The Chaos Report. Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 30, 2020 at 18:05 by Blainie
Introducing Icy Wiki Introducing Icy Wiki We've recently launched Icy Wiki, which we aim to transform into a network of high-quality gaming-related wikis for multiple game titles. Icy Veins Icy Veins 7 comments Aug 13, 2020 at 11:38 by Stan
Best Starter Builds for Path of Exile: Delirium Best Starter Builds for Path of Exile: Delirium As you many of you likely already know, the latest Path of Exile league went live yesterday, alongside the release of Diablo 3's Season 20. We've put together a list of the best starters from our sister site, PoE Vault! Icy Veins Icy Veins 5 comments Mar 15, 2020 at 08:15 by Blainie
February 13th Patch: New Event, Level Cap Increase and a lot More February 13th Patch: New Event, Level Cap Increase and a lot More The big February update is live now and we have the patch/horfix notes! In addition to the level cap increase, Broken Hears Day event, skippable cutscenes, True Takedown mode and toggleable Guardian ranks we talked about yesterday the update also brings a lot more stability and performance improvements, as well as a lot of other bug fixes. Borderlands 3 BL3 1 comment Feb 13, 2020 at 17:22 by Starym
Level Cap Increase, New Seasonal Event and Lot More Coming in February Patch Level Cap Increase, New Seasonal Event and Lot More Coming in February Patch Borderlands' own Valentine's Day event, Broken Hearts Day, is coming tomorrow, February 13th and it's bringing with it a whole lot of changes. We'll be seeing a 3 level increase with additional skillpoints to use, a toggle for the event itself, the True Takedown mode which brings the raid content back to it's original difficulty, skippable cutscenes, toggleable Guardian ranks and more. We also get to hear about some upcoming improvements in the March patch, including Mayhem 2.0 and FFYL improvements.

You can also check out the full details of the Broken Hearts Day event at the bottom of the post.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Feb 12, 2020 at 20:19 by Starym
January 30th Hotfixes: Loot Chest Event, Permanent Maliwan Solo and Rare Buff January 30th Hotfixes: Loot Chest Event, Permanent Maliwan Solo and Rare Buff Some major changes today as we have two events basically made permanent and a third being added! The solo/sub-4 man scaling for Maliwan Takedown has been made permanent, with a new mode coming soon that will re-enable the old 4-player only mode as an optional toggle; the farming frenzy event has been pretty much made permanent, as rare spawns will get a permanent buff to their spawn rate and a buff to their legendary drop to be the same as other bosses; the new event is a rare chest legendary drop buff that will be active through February 13th. Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 31, 2020 at 01:48 by Starym
New Job Openings at Icy Veins New Job Openings at Icy Veins Icy Veins is looking to expand its current team with the introduction of writers for new sections, for games such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Teamfight Tactics, as well as a freelance Graphic Designer. Icy Veins Icy Veins 4 comments Jan 30, 2020 at 20:45 by Blainie
January 23rd Hotfixes: Proving Grounds Loot Buff, Fl4k Buff and More January 23rd Hotfixes: Proving Grounds Loot Buff, Fl4k Buff and More We have some buffs in today's hotfixes, both for loot and a Vault Hunter, as the Proving Grounds chest gets increased drops and Fl4k's Gamma Burst gets almost double it's radiation damage buff effect. There's also fixes for some bugs that could block story progression and Varkid texture changes: Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 23, 2020 at 15:53 by Starym
Hotfixes for Jan 16th: Huge Anointed Item Buffs, Events Start and More Hotfixes for Jan 16th: Huge Anointed Item Buffs, Events Start and More We have some really big hotfixes today that will introduce both the Maliwan Takedown scaling event, which sees the raid difficulty scale to the number of players entering it, as well as the Farming Frenzy event, which will see more rare mobs spawned and increase legendary drop chances for all bosses and rares, both lasting until January 30th.

But the big news is that anointed items for Fl4k, Moze and Zane are getting massive buffs to offset the power of Amara's, with some tripling the bonuses they offer! There's also some tuning for the bosses in the Handsome Jackpot, as some were on the weak side, a nerf for the Ion Cannon and more.

As usual, the hotfixes go live somewhere between now and midnight CET, which usually means around 7PM.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 16, 2020 at 15:14 by Starym
Farming Frenzy Event: Increased Loot Drops and Rare Spawns Farming Frenzy Event: Increased Loot Drops and Rare Spawns We have a new event coming to Borderlands 3 tomorrow, with loot drops from dedicated sources and rare spawns being significantly increased! The farming fun starts at 9 AM PST, 6PM CET tomorrow, January 16th and lasts through the 30th, and you can also combine it with the other event that's happening in the same time period making the Maliwan Takedown raid easier for solo players, so now's the perfect time to farm anything you might be missing! Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 15, 2020 at 15:10 by Starym
Hotfixes for Jan 9th: Anointed Nerfs, Maliwan Takedown Solo Event, Fl4k fixes Hotfixes for Jan 9th: Anointed Nerfs, Maliwan Takedown Solo Event, Fl4k fixes We have the first hotfixes of the new year and they bring news of the scaled down Maliwan Takedown for solo players, which will now take place from January 16th to the 30th, after the recent delay. We also get a lot of fixes for Fl4k's skills and a nerf for those hated Anointed Enforcers (although it's only temporary). Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 09, 2020 at 21:24 by Starym
Handsome Jackpot DLC Live Now + Launch Trailer Handsome Jackpot DLC Live Now + Launch Trailer Borderlands 3's first big/story DLC has arrived, as Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot is live now! With a brand new story campaign, side-quests, crew challenges, legendaries, skins, and a whole lot of new enemies and locations, this first large chunk of the BL3 DLC pie, and you can start the quest aboard Sanctuary 3 in Moxxi's bar, obviously! There are 6 zones of differing sizes, one being very large, and there is no level cap increase or new skills to be had, however a lot of the new legendaries are very, very good and the loot is plentiful. The DLC is priced at $14,99 and is included in the season pass.

We also got some hotfixes today, focusing on the Maliwan Takedown raid and matchmaking improvements in case you missed it. You can also check out our Vault Hunter guides in case you need a good build for the new content.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 19, 2019 at 17:40 by Starym
Hotfixes for Dec 19: Solo Takedown, Matchmaking Improvements Hotfixes for Dec 19: Solo Takedown, Matchmaking Improvements We have some hotfixes ahead of today's release of the Handsome Jackpot DLC, with a new year's event for the Maliwan Takedown featuring a change to solo and sub-4 player tuning, with the raid being scaled to the number of players participating! There's also matchmaking improvements for the takedown in general, prioritizing a maximum party over fast matches, which is slightly confusing, since it will actually be the opposite during the Dec 31st-Jan 16th event described above. Maliwan Deathspheres are also getting nerfed after their recent AI buff.

And in case you missed it, you can get Borderlands 3 for 35% off right now on all platforms!
Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 19, 2019 at 16:43 by Starym
Stop-motion Holiday Ad, Sales, SHIFT Code Gifts, DLC Lets Play Stop-motion Holiday Ad, Sales, SHIFT Code Gifts, DLC Let's Play There's a lot of Borderlands activity this week, with the first story/big DLC coming out tomorrow, December 19th, a new stop-motion trailer arriving, the game being on sale for 35% off and a lot of shift code gifts being given away! Episode 4 of the Borderlands show covered many of these topics and also featured a let's play of the Handsome Jackpot DLC, as well as the game's Google Stadia launch. Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 19, 2019 at 00:10 by Starym
Path of Exile: Metamorph Launches Today! Path of Exile: Metamorph Launches Today! As many of you already know, Icy Veins has a sister site for Path of Exile, PoE Vault. The new league starts today and we thought it was a great opportunity to highlight some of the content our hardworking writers have put together for your enjoyment. If you haven't tried Path of Exile before, this might be the perfect chance for you to do so! Icy Veins Icy Veins 3 comments Dec 13, 2019 at 18:13 by Blainie
Specific Boss Legendary Drop Rates Buffed Specific Boss Legendary Drop Rates Buffed We're getting even more changes today in addition to patch 5 and the week-long gifts, as Gearbox has buffed certain bosses drop chance for their specific legendary, namely Trials, Slaughter and rare spawn bosses! Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 12, 2019 at 20:38 by Starym
Borderlands 3 Patch 5 Notes + Full Week of Gifts Borderlands 3 Patch 5 Notes + Full Week of Gifts We have a whole lot of Borderlands news today, as patch 5 has landed and we get a holiday themed week with gifts! The biggest changes from the patch are the fact that CoV enemies are getting toned down weapons visually, as the usual rocket launcher spam that would basically blind you should be reduced, as they'll be using bullet versions instead and we'll also actually be able to skip the intro cutscene! Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 12, 2019 at 19:42 by Starym
December 5th Hotfixes, 13 Minutes of New DLC Gameplay December 5th Hotfixes, 13 Minutes of New DLC Gameplay We have some Handsome Jackpot news today as Gearbox have shared 13 minutes of the upcoming DLC with us! Coming on December 19th, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot is the first paid DLC, included in the season pass. We also had hotfixes for today, which among other things announced a new event later this month, that would see the Maliwan Takedown scale to the party's size, making it possible for pretty much everyone to solo it! Borderlands 3 BL3 Dec 06, 2019 at 00:29 by Starym
Hotfixes for Novemeber 26th: Butcher Recoil Fix Hotfixes for Novemeber 26th: Butcher Recoil Fix We have a very small batch of hotfixes, or, well, one hotfix to be specific, with the Butcher's extra recoil bug that arrived after the patch getting addressed. We also got word that there won't be any additional fixes this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 26, 2019 at 18:26 by Starym
Guide Writer Thoughts on Mayhem 4 and Maliwan Takedown Guide Writer Thoughts on Mayhem 4 and Maliwan Takedown The new raid DLC has been here for a few days now and we've all had a chance to play it and check out both the new bosses and the new difficulty level. We poked our resident Moze and Zane expert, Motoko, to see what his thoughts are on both. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 25, 2019 at 18:52 by Starym
BL3 33% Off Sale, Maliwan Takedown Quick Official Guide BL3 33% Off Sale, Maliwan Takedown Quick Official Guide While we've already talked about the free console weekend, we now also have a sale on PC, with the game being 33% off! Gearbox have also focused a bit on some basic guides for beginners, with their "From basics to Endgame Builds" post as well as this guide for the new Maliwan Takedown content, covering the basics and some new info as well. We will also have some guides for the new content ready soon, as well as some new and updated builds for Mayhem 4. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 22, 2019 at 20:35 by Starym
Maliwan Takedown Patch Breaks Guardian Rank Perks Maliwan Takedown Patch Breaks Guardian Rank Perks If you've felt a little weaker in the new content released today and perhaps attributed it to Mayhem 4 being significantly harder, it's not just that. Apparently, as first spotted by several redditors,  the patch somehow broke all functionality of the Guardian Rank perks (aka the big bonuses you unlock with x Guardian Ranks). This appears to be affecting all platforms and is not limited to the new area. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 22, 2019 at 00:28 by Starym
Maliwan Raid DLC + Massive Patch: Mayhem 4, Vault Hunter Tuning, Bank Space and More Maliwan Raid DLC + Massive Patch: Mayhem 4, Vault Hunter Tuning, Bank Space and More Update: The content is live now and Gearbox have released a trailer for it! You should get ready with our Vault Hunter guides build and item database here! Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 21, 2019 at 19:15 by Starym
Maliwan Takedown and BL3 Free on Consoles Starting Today! Maliwan Takedown and BL3 Free on Consoles Starting Today! Update: the Maliwan takedown is now live and you can check out the trailer and full (huge) patch notes here!

In case you haven't tried out Borderlands 3 yet and have an Xbox One or Playstation 4, it's free for the extended weekend! Starting today and until November 24th you'll be able to play the game for free, including it's currently running Halloween Terror event and the new raid content coming today, the Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite!
Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 21, 2019 at 16:53 by Starym
New Borderlands 3 Guides - Gun Manufacturers, Item Categories, Vault Hunter Builds New Borderlands 3 Guides - Gun Manufacturers, Item Categories, Vault Hunter Builds We have a whole lot of new stuff for Borderlands 3 in case you haven't noticed already, from new Vault Hunter guides to an item encyclopedia! On the build side of things we have quite a few new guides since the last time we checked in, with all four Vault Hunters getting some love. Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 20, 2019 at 18:16 by Starym
Moxxis Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Is the First Major BL3 DLC and Is Coming December 19th Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Is the First Major BL3 DLC and Is Coming December 19th The first major/paid Borderlands 3 DLC is coming somewhat quicker than expected, as the Handsome Jackpot heist will be here in less than a month, on December 19th! We're looking for a vault again, but a different kind this time, as Handsome Jack's casino (which is in space, of course) is the setting of this new adventure. The DLC will bring the usual new stuff, with legendaries, cosmetics, side missions, crew challenges, enemies bosses and even emotes! We're also going to see a lot of new faces as Moxxi puts together her crew for this heist, as well as some familiar ones, such as Timothy, Jack's doppelganger from the pre-sequel and a whole lot of loader bots.

No word on the mechanical side of things yet, though, as we know there won't be a new Vault Hunter, but we should be getting some type of upgrades or new progressing for the existing ones.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Nov 20, 2019 at 17:46 by Starym
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
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