Borderlands 3 has something for everyone, including the November patch and the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite content update!
Veteran players can look to the changes in the now live November patch. It addresses community requests and includes new free content for all players, including the raid-like Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and a new twist on late-game challenge content with Mayhem 4. Newcomers can try Borderlands 3 for free on Xbox One and Playstation 4 this weekend. All versions of the game will also be discounted for Black Friday on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and the Epic Games Store.
Lorelei recruits the Vault Hunters to destroy a top-secret weapon Maliwan has been developing at its blacksite in Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite. This is a new, permanent addition to Borderlands 3, for squads of players who have completed the main story campaign. A serious challenge lies ahead, with disabled respawning. Second Wind is still possible, or you can get revived by teammates after meeting certain conditions.
In the meantime, Mayhem 4 is the highest Mayhem Mode yet, with even more increased enemy health. Loot drop chances go up with this difficulty, and a brand new set of Legendaries can also be obtained, only available through Mayhem 4. The random modifier system is adjusted for Mayhem 4, randomly rolling one positive modifier for players and enemies alike. Mayhem levels 1-3 are unchanged.
The patch also has the following:
- Bank Expansion: All characters now begin the game with 20 bank slots instead of 10. By acquiring additional Storage Deck Upgrades from Marcus’s shop on Sanctuary III, players can expand the storage bank to 300 total slots;
- Dedicated Loot Pools for Bosses: All bosses have been updated with new loot pools that give them dedicated Legendary items to drop. Players can now discover which bosses drop their favorite gear and more easily farm for those specific items;
- Additional Vending Machines: New vending machines have been placed across multiple maps;
- Target Dummy: A target dummy now appears in Sanctuary III’s firing range, allowing players to safely test their weapons;
- Thank You Weapons: Two free “thank you” weapons – one for lower-level players and one for Level 50 players – are available through the in-game mail system.
Full patch notes are available here.
The Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 are all 33% off for a limited time on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games store. Sales begin 22 November to 1 December, with exact timing varying by platform and region.
For players who haven’t yet experienced any of this content, now’s the perfect time to dive in. In Asia, the Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Super Deluxe Edition of Borderlands 3 are all available for 33% off for a limited time on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games store. Sales pricing starts on November 22 and runs through December 1, though the exact timing varies by platform and region. Please check with participating retailers for more details.
Regarding Borderlands 3 free to play:
- For all Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, the Free Play Days event is already live and runs until Monday, November 25 at 3:59 p.m. GMT +8.
- On PlayStation 4, the free weekend has already started for all PlayStation Plus subscribers and ends at 1:00 a.m. GMT+8 on November 26.