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Borderlands 3 Patch 5 Notes + Full Week of Gifts

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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!

The patch will also bring some preparation for next week's Handsome Jackpot DLC, as well as a whole bunch of stability and UI improvements, mission progression fixes, skill fixes for Amara, Moze and Zane, new vendor machines and a lot more. As usual the patch will arrive some time before midnight CET

Patch 5, December 12th (source)

Today, we will release an update for Borderlands 3 by or before 3:00 PM PST that addresses reported issues with Guardian Rank and Fast Traveling to Sanctuary III, adds vending machines to Skywell-27, and includes some support for the first DLC: Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot, which will be live on December 19. With this patch also comes a new Hotfix Menu! You will know that hotfixes are applied when you see the menu get a little more festive! Below are the notes for today's patch.

Notes for Patch 5

New Content

  • Added support for Borderlands 3 DLC: Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot. Live on December 19.

Stability

  • Addressed a reported concern related to the Grenade Indicator widget
  • Addressed a reported concern related to the Minimap widget
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when exiting the ECHO menu
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when a user attempted to load in the game after experiencing a network error
  • [Console] Fixed a rare crash that sometimes occurred in split screen when players leave the party
  • Fixed a rare crash that sometimes occurred after idling for ten minutes
  • [Xbox] Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred in split screen on Xbox One
  • [PC] Improved network performance on PC to prevent hitching related to friends or networked games

UI

  • Improved Inventory Menu performance
  • Improved performance when opening Guardian Rank Menu
  • [PC] Added support to immediately swap between glyph types when using Auto-Detect
  • Added numbered icons to the Mayhem Mode icon on the HUD
  • Added missing Japanese characters
  • Addressed an issue where all functionality could sometimes be lost when pressing the Options button within the Mode menu before starting a game
  • Addressed an issue where Mayhem Mode icons on the HUD would sometimes become inconsistent when adjusting difficulty
  • Addressed an issue where thumbnails and locked state could sometimes become incorrect when viewed in the inventory menu
  • Addressed an issue where vending machine thumbnails could sometimes be incorrect
  • Addressed an issue where the Photo Mode settings could sometimes scroll off the screen
  • [PC] Addressed an issue where the PC text chat UI would sometimes disappear after being opened for the second time during a cinematic
  • Addressed an issue where Friend Profile icons were sometimes not showing up correctly on the ECHO menu
  • Addressed an issue where the character icon sometimes failed to be present when viewing the Friends Mail prompt in the Mail Menu
  • Addressed an issue where clients could sometimes lose functionality when opening the ECHO menu after exiting a vehicle
  • [Console] Addressed an issue where item cards would sometimes appear cut off when viewing items in chests in split screen
  • [Console] Addressed issue where small item cards would sometimes be displayed on the wrong player's screen in split screen
  • Addressed an issue where clients who late joined the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite would sometimes not have Spectator Mode button prompts
  • Addressed an issue where performance could sometimes be negatively impacted by pressing inputs from two different sources while spectating during the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite
  • Addressed an issue where primary and secondary stats could sometimes overlap on Legendary Artifact item cards
  • Addressed an issue where multiple notifications were sometimes being triggered after having completed a Challenge

Missions

  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker that sometimes occurred if the player jumped before Chadd did during the mission "Swamp Bro"
  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker where the objective "Kill Ratch" sometimes wouldn't update during the mission "The Family Jewel"
  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker during the mission "In the Shadow of the Starlight"
  • Addressed perceived progression blockers related to traveling between environments on Promethea
  • Addressed a reported concern where waypoints would sometimes fail to appear when obtaining a mission for an environment that hadn't been unlocked yet
  • Addressed a reported concern where players were sometimes unable to complete Fast Travel Station Zone Progress when exploring Cathedral of the Twin Gods
  • Addressed multiple issues with ECHO dialog not playing

Gameplay

  • Updated weapons wielded by CoV Badass enemies to use bullet-based variations to cut down on FX spam
  • Fixed a reported concern where Guardian Rank Perks would sometimes be disabled for users that had already unlocked them
  • Addressed a reported concern where enemies would sometimes deal excessive damage to vehicles in True Vault Hunter Mode
  • Addressed a reported concern where the Spiderant King enemy sometimes failed to launch the sticky projectile from his tail when performing a Web Pull attack
  • Addressed a reported concern that enemies might not spawn from Warp Anchors and Dropships
  • Addressed a reported concern that Zane's "Quick Breather" skill was sometimes not functioning
  • Addressed a reported concern that Zane's "Schadenfreude" skill would sometimes not award the player Shield restoration
  • Addressed a reported concern that Zane's "Praemunitus" skill would sometimes not award the proper size clip on the first clip of the weapon the Digiclone is spawned with
  • Addressed a reported concern that Moze's "Stainless Steel Bear" skill would sometimes not award the damage bonus to Iron Bear
  • Addressed a reported concern that Moze would occasionally be ejected from Iron Bear immediately after entering it
  • Addressed a reported concern where a client's camera would sometimes occasionally stutter and lose functionality after performing Amara's "Downfall" skill when jumping off a ledge and dying
  • Addressed a reported concern that Amara's "Indiscriminate" skill could sometimes create lots of ricochet bullets when firing the Legendary Maliwan Shotgun "Projectile Recursion"
  • Addressed a reported concern where "Invulnerable" shields would sometimes fail to block rounds fired from the Legendary Maliwan Shotgun "Projectile Recursion"

General

  • Added functionality to skip the intro movie once the video has fully loaded
  • Added vending machines to Skywell-27
  • Disabled access to Photo Mode during Fight for Your Life
  • Changed the default send mail error message to encompass additional issues
  • [PC] Adjusted volume and attenuation to bring music volume up while playing in HiFi mode on PC
  • Crew Quarter Room decorations now correctly use the rotation of the hook
  • Optimized Challenges to prevent hitching when saving
  • Optimized Challenge Completion percentage computation to occur over multiple frames to prevent hitching
  • Fixed a reported concern where save game could sometimes get bloated with duplicate Challenge data
  • Fixed a reported concern where save game data could sometimes have a minor leak
  • Fixed a reported concern where the game would not start up in correct resolution sometimes when using Fullscreen mode and display scaling
  • Fixed a reported concern where the player could sometimes remain invisible after respawning
  • Fixed a reported concern where clients would sometimes not see Sanctuary III Fast Travel Stations until they were already in the map
  • Fixed a reported concern where the D-Pad would sometimes not change selections in the Sanctuary III Fast Travel list
  • Fixed a reported concern where clients might not unlock Fast Travel Stations after using the Fast-Forward feature
  • Fixed a reported concern where environments could sometimes appear unnaturally bright due Time of Day errors
  • Fixed a reported concern where vehicle boost FX could sometimes appear black
  • Fixed a typo for the spelling of the "IMMUNE" text pop in German
  • Fixed a reported concern where some strings for the Key Binding Menu were not localized
  • Fixed a reported concern where the Badass Event icon could sometimes show up when the event had been deactivated when using the ECHOcast Twitch Extension
  • Fixed a reported concern where Cryo destructible pose sometimes did not match character when in ragdoll
  • [Console] Fixed a reported concern where the Custom Waypoint hint text would sometimes appear in the Zone Map in non-current environments on consoles
  • [Console] Fixed a reported concern where Photo Mode filters sometimes weren't working properly with HDR
  • [Console] Fixed a reported concern where Vault Hunter profile cards sometimes didn't pull from local data for split screen players, causing a mismatch in presentation
  • Fixed a reported concern where the client would sometimes see an unresponsive black screen after accepting an invite during the intro movie
  • [PC] Fixed a reported concern where the Vault Hunter profile cards on Epic Game Store were sometimes not showing correctly

As always, you can help us by reporting any issues you are having to support.2k.com.

And then we have a week of gifts shared through the Borderlands twitter, starting today:

Mercenary Day (source)

This holiday season is a time to make peace on Earth and mayhem in the Borderlands. We're celebrating the winter merriment of Mercenary Day with an entire week of themed gifts starting tomorrow, December 13, with eight gifts in total for all you good little Vault Hunters!

Each day, we'll share a new goodie on the official Borderlands Twitter page, including some SHiFT codes that will send holiday gifts to your in-game mailbox. You can redeem SHiFT codes here on Borderlands.com, on the Gearbox SHiFT site, or via the in-game Social menu in Borderlands 3, so you have plenty of ways to claim your presents before these time-limited SHiFT codes expire on January 10, 2020.* If you don't have a free SHiFT account yet, you can set one up on the Gearbox SHiFT site.

To spread the good cheer for this season of giving, you can share the magic of mayhem by buying your loved ones a discounted copy of Borderlands 3, with savings of up to 35% happening this month.** As for what gifts await you this week, check back on this page to see what we've unwrapped so far!

*Codes expire 1/10/20 at 11:59pm PT. Borderlands 3 and SHiFT account required to redeem. Each code may be redeemed once (1) per SHiFT account.
**Offer valid at participating retailers while supplies last. Offer availability, product inventory, pricing, and game formats may vary by retailer and region. Offer on PlayStation®4 and Epic Games Store ends 8:00am PST 12/16/19 (and equivalent time zones where offer is available). Offer on Xbox One ends 2:00am PST 12/14/19 (and equivalent time zones where offer is available). No rainchecks.

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      Hearts will start to materialize across the Borderlands once the February patch deploys before 3:00 PM PT on Thursday, February 13. You'll then have one week to assist Maurice before this seasonal event ends at 8:59 AM PT on Thursday, February 20. If you don't want to take part, you can opt out of the Broken Hearts Day event from the main menu after pressing Play, but when you join an online game, the host player's settings will determine whether or not the event is active.

      For information on some of the other exciting stuff we have in the works for Borderlands 3, check out the Community Love Letter we wrote for you. We mostly skipped the soppy stuff and instead jumped straight into planning our future together with a new update roadmap, which includes plans for things like Mayhem 2.0, skippable cutscenes, level cap increases, and upgrades to the Guardian Rank system. ❤️

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    • By Starym
      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.
      January 30 (source)
      Today we will release a hotfix for Borderlands 3, which will be live on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC by 3:00 PM PST. This hotfix activates the Rare Chest Riches event, addresses drop rates, and implements permanent scaling for Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite! To apply hotfixes, wait at the main menu until you see a sign that says "Hotfixes Applied"! If these hotfixes are not applied, you will not benefit from the changes! If you are experiencing any issues or want to provide feedback, please submit a ticket to support.2k.com.
      Activate the Rare Chest Riches event, running until February 13 Increased the chance to receive Legendary loot from red car trunk chests Addressed a reported issue that the player could sometimes rise into the sky with the cannon during the "One Man's Treasure" mission in Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot TRUE TAKEDOWN MODE
      We've been looking at the feedback we received during the Scaling Event for Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and have decided to make this Scaled event permanent starting today.
      In a February update, we will include a new switch to re-enable what we call True Takedown Mode. True Takedown Mode will restore the Takedown to the 4-player experience that it launched with for extra difficulty. Once implemented, a lever activating True Takedown Mode will be located on the right side of the door leading out of the airlock at the beginning of the map.
      RARE SPAWNS AND DROP RATES
      Once the Farming Frenzy event is over, we are implementing a permanent change to the Rare Spawns and Drop Rates. After analyzing play patterns, we are permanently increasing the spawn rate for these enemies and have buffed their drop rates and their Anointed chance to be on par with bosses.
      RARE CHEST RICHES EVENT
      When the hotfixes roll out today before 3:00 PM PST, a new event will be activated! During the Rare Chest Riches Event, which runs until February 13 at 8:59am PST, all Rare Chests will drop rare loot at an increased rate, so you're more likely to receive Legendary items any time you open one. This increased drop rate will also apply when you watch a Twitch streamer open a Rare Chest, assuming both of you have the ECHOcast Twitch Extension enabled. Any rewards you score while watching streamers will be waiting for you in your in-game mailbox the next time you play Borderlands 3. In case you haven't done so already, click here for a step-by-step guide to linking your SHiFT and Twitch accounts so you can receive ECHOcast rewards. The Rare Chest Riches event will also apply to the Stadia version of Borderlands 3.

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    • By Starym
      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:
      January 23 (source)
      Today we will release a hotfix for Borderlands 3, which will be live on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC by 3:00 PM PST. This hotfix addresses various concerns reported by the community and some perceived progression blockers! To apply hotfixes, wait at the main menu until you see a sign that says “Hotfixes Applied”! If you are experiencing any issues or want to provide feedback, please submit a ticket to support.2k.com.
      Updated a texture for the Incendiary Badass and Super Badass Varkid Adjusted the chest rewards at the end of the Proving Grounds to be more rewarding at all tiers of completion With more players running the Proving Grounds for dedicated loot drops from the bosses, we noticed the chests not rewarding players as much as we intended. We’ve boosted these chests to reflect the effort players must take to complete the objectives.  Completing all of the objectives gives the best Legendary drop rate and scales down accordingly.
      Increased bonus radiation damage while Gamma Burst is active from 65% to 115% We’re happy to see the response to the boosted Anointment bonuses we released last week. After additional testing, we want to also boost the effects of Gamma Burst anointments for FL4K.
      Addressed a perceived progression blocker that could occur when the player travels to another map and back to Sanctuary after releasing Tannis during the mission “Sanctuary” Addressed a perceived progression blocker where players could not speak to Brick during the mission “Hammerlocked” in The Anvil Addressed a perceived progression blocker where Ember would sometimes not appear to assist the players in various mission steps

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