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Borderlands 3

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: Sept. 13, 2019

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'Borderlands 3' (ALL) Kicks Off Show Me the Eridium Mini-Event Today, New Loot Machines Next Week

by Rainier on April 1, 2021 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT

Borderlands 3 is a story-driven, non-stop galactic thrill-ride, filled with colorful characters, epic enemies and boss fights, and literally billions of guns.

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure!

Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters – the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization.

Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect bazillions of guns and loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy – the Calypso Twins.

Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down.

Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together they are unstoppable.

With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too.

Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more!

It may be April Fools’ Day, but today’s news is no joke, Vault Hunters!

Another Borderlands 3 limited-time mini-event kicks off later today, and starting April 8, two new machines are being added to the base game: Crazy Earl's Reroll and Maurice's Black Market Vending Machine, both of which will be available to all players at no additional cost.

Crazy Earl's Reroll is a huge boon to Vault Hunters looking to get the most out of their gear. In exchange for some Eridium, Crazy Earl's contraption will replace the existing Anointment on a specified item. Anointments are powerful effects that can unlock the full potential of your character build. By rerolling the Anointments on your favorite pieces of gear, you can create the most optimized loadouts.

As for Maurice's Black Market Vending Machine, all we know is this vending machine offers top-tier Legendary loot and will be hidden in a new location within the base game each week. It'll be up to the Borderlands community to track down Maurice's Black Market Vending Machine each week and see what he's got.

But that’s not all! Today through April 8, you can take advantage of the limited-time Show Me the Eridium mini-event in Borderlands 3. You can expect Eridium drops from standard enemies, increased Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode, discounted Eridium costs to use Moxxi's Vault Line slot machine, and a discount on all the items sold by Crazy Earl in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III. This is the perfect time to snag tons of the rare Eridium element, especially if you're preparing for the incoming raid boss.

As part of the Director's Cut add-on launching on April 8, you can take on a raid boss encounter against a humongous Varkid known as Hemovorous the Invincible. In order to open the door to Hemovorous’ lair on Pandora, your group will need to deposit 500 Eridium to prove you're serious about taking on this endgame challenge. By stocking up on Eridium now, you'll have the means to confront the raid boss straight away, though you could also choose to spend some Eridium at Crazy Earl’s Reroll to perfect your loadout ahead of this intense battle.

The Show Me the Eridium mini-event runs from 9:00 AM PT on April 1 to 8:59 AM PT on April 8, ending just before the launch of Director's Cut and the update containing the two new machines. If you don't own Director's Cut yet, you can purchase it individually or as part of Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition or Season Pass 2. The add-on will bring all-new ways to play, including a monstrous raid boss, new murder mystery story missions, and behind-the-scenes content.

In addition, Director's Cut includes three Vault Cards, which are your tickets to a new progression system featuring daily and weekly challenges. By completing challenges, you gain progress toward unlocking themed rewards, including unique Legendary gear, tons of new cosmetic items, and a brand new in-game resource: Diamond Keys.

Developed from the ground up with AMD, Borderlands 3 will take full advantage of the most powerful PC hardware available, and is optimized for top performance and incredible gaming experiences on AMD Radeon graphics cards and Ryzen CPUs.

Borderlands 3 is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Stadia, and PC (Steam and the Epic Games Store).


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