BORDERLANDS 3 PATCH AND HOTFIXES: JUNE 25, 2020

Today we will release an update for Borderlands 3, which will be live on all platforms by 12:00 PM PST. This patch adds support for the new campaign add-on: Bounty of Blood! It also includes Phase II of the Mayhem Mode updates, which introduces damage scaling in Mayhem and support for Mayhem gear in all loot sources!


NEW CONTENT:

  • Added support for Borderlands 3’s third campaign add-on: Bounty of Blood!

Due to complications related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only English and German voice-overs will be available at launch for Borderlands 3’s third campaign add-on Bounty of Blood. Localized subtitles for all supported languages will be available at launch, and localized voice-overs will be added at a later date.

  • Increased the level cap by 3 to 60

  • Added 3 New Guardian Rank skills and Guardian Rank Increase

- Groundbreaker: Melee or Slam attacks will trigger an Aftershock, dealing 25% of all non-melee damage you have dealt over the last 5 seconds - Dead Man Walking: While not moving in Fight for Your Life, your meter drains 50% more slowly. - Lead or Alive: When you enter Fight for Your Life all your guns are automatically reloaded

STABILITY

  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur during the mission “The Family Jewel” in Floodmoor Basin

  • Addressed a reported concern where the game could become unresponsive after alt-tabbing out on PC

  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when the host backed out to the Main Menu

MAYHEM MODE

  • Added Mayhem Level damage scaling to melee, slide and slam

  • Added Mayhem Level skill damage scaling

  • Added Mayhem Level pet damage scaling

  • Added Mayhem Level vehicle damage scaling

  • Updated several passive skills to properly respect Mayhem Level damage

The damage sources above now scale their damage according to the level of Mayhem you are in. Each type of damage is scaled uniquely to account for how different skills and gear interact with the different types of damage.  This is significant change and we will be monitoring the community’s feedback intently and adjust gear, skills, or damage scaling to ensure that build diversity flourishes. To accommodate this scaling, a few passive skills were updated to use a new form of damage that prevents them from scaling inappropriately.

  • Added skill damage as a rollable stat on Class Mods

Class Mods now can roll additional Bonus Skill Damage.  When paired with the base Mayhem Level skill damage scaling, we anticipate builds centered on skills to become viable in late Mayhem.

  • Added Mayhem Levels to Grenade Mods

Grenade Mods drop as weapons do in Mayhem, with additional damage relative to the Mayhem Level it was acquired in.

  • Enabled all sources of loot to spawn Mayhem Gear

Mayhem Gear can now be acquired from all sources of loot in the game.  Vending machines, chests, mail, mission rewards, and Loot enemies all have a chance to award Mayhem Level weapons and grenades.

  • Changed damage source for Remnant, Short Fuse, Indiscriminate, Do Unto Others, and Ties That Bind to address that they “double dip” and scale inappropriately at higher Mayhem levels

As a result of this change, players will notice that Ties That Bind will not scale properly with Action Skill damage. This is a temporary fix that will be addressed in a future update.

  • Vehicles now scale damage uniformly instead of just against non-vehicles

  • Addressed a reported concern where splitscreen players could sometimes not scroll through the Mayhem 2.0 modifier list

  • Addressed a reported concern where Mayhem Modifier Drone Ranger Healing Drones sometimes did not replicate position smoothly for clients

  • Addressed a reported concern where the tether from the Boundary Issues Mayhem modifier would sometimes persist after enemies died

  • Addressed a reported concern where the Mayhem vehicle damage scalars sometimes did not apply when players were in gunner seats

  • Addressed a reported concern where the Laser Fare Mayhem modifier would sometimes generate new laser beams when it took damage

  • Added the ability for DigiClone and Iron Bear to support damage scaling

GENERAL

  • Addressed a reported concern a