Borderlands 3 is getting a new hotfix with a load of changes and additions to the loot shooter. Gearbox says the hotfix will be live on PC, PS4, and Xbox One by 3 PM PT on January 30. It will activate a Rare Chest Riches event, give you a better shot at opening Legendary loot, and address some bugs, among other adjustments.
The hotfix patch notes list a few key areas. The biggest new addition with the 1/30 hotfix is the Rare Chest Riches event, which will run through February 13 at 8:59 AM PT. During that time period, rare chests will drop rare loot more often, increasing your chances of Legendary items. You’ll also get better odds to score better loot when watching a Twitch streamer if you’ve linked your account with the EchoCast Twitch Extension.
Other changes include an increased chance to receive legendary loot from red car trunk chests, and fixing an issue with the “One Man’s Treasure” mission in the recent Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot expansion. The studio also says it is permanently increasing the spawn rate for rare spawns, and buffing the drop rates and Anointed chance to be similar to bosses.
Finally, Gearbox announced that the scaled event that it began with Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite will be permanent. Another update to come in February will allow players to switch to “True Takedown” mode, which will be similar to the launch version of Takedown. It says that this change, along with the rare spawn rate change, is based on reviewing player data.
Borderlands 3 Hotfixes: January 30, 2020
- 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
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Source: Game Spot Mashup