Borderlands 3’s latest update buffs anointments for FL4K, Moze and Zane

Plus, the Takedown scaling event is live

Gearbox has been hard at work behind the scenes trying to get their scaling event off the ground for Borderlands 3, and it’s actually happening this time: no more delays or bugs.

It kicked off last night and will run until 9AM PT on January 30, allowing players to enter the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite event with any size party, with concessions for scaling. In other words, if you go in solo, it’ll operate like a solo dungeon. The same goes for pairs, and so on. Previously, it was just scaled to parties of four.

The studio also reminds us that the Farming Frenzy event is still happening, while ushering in some bug fixes. The big news? Gearbox will be adjusting the Handsome Jackpot DLC bosses to provide more of a challenge. More big news: anointed bonuses are increasing for everyone but Amara. Moze, Zane and FL4K are all getting anointed buffs, which you can check out in the patch notes below.

Once the event is over, hopefully we’ll get more news regarding the next step for Borderlands. There’s still plenty of DLC on the way, and if Gearbox’s reputation is anything to go by: years more.

Hotfixes [Gearbox]

Bug fixes

  • Addressed a reported concern with itemcard and hotfix sometimes not showing information correctly
  • Addressed a reported concern that Judge Hightower was sometimes not dropping items from his dedicated item pool
  • Adjusted the balance of Fabrikator, Freddie, ST4NL3Y, Constructor, Tony Bordel, Tricksy Nick, and Third Rail to provide a greater challenge

Developer note – We noticed that the bosses in the Handsome Jackpot weren’t providing players with a satisfying challenge. We’ll be monitoring these bosses and make adjustments as needed in the future.

  • The Ion Cannon now has a 5 second reload and consumes at least 6 ammo per shot
  • Added collisions to prevent the Gunner from sometimes becoming stuck in Meridian Mercantile
  • Added collisions to prevent players from sometimes escaping the map in various locations
  • Increased the radius of the New-U station at The Arrogant Approach
  • Addressed a reported perceived progression blocker when using Glamour on The Abomination during “It’s Alive”

Anointment changes

In looking at the bonuses from Anointments, we felt that some were not providing enough of a bonus. We’ve increased the bonuses on the Anointments below.

Moze the Gunner

  • While Auto Bear is active, deals 75% (from 20%) bonus incendiary damage
  • After exiting Iron Bear, the next 2 magazines will have 125% (from 40%) bonus incendiary damage
  • After exiting Iron Bear, gain 160% (from 120%) increased Splash damage for 18 seconds
  • When entering and exiting Iron Bear, nova damage increased

Zane the Operative

  • While Barrier is active, Accuracy is increased by 60%, and Critical Hit damage is increased by 70% (from 30%)
  • While SNTL is active, gain 100% (from 50%) of damage as bonus Cryo damage

FL4K the Beastmaster

  • When exiting Fade Away, nova damage increased
  • After using Rakk Attack!, gain 50% (from 25%) critical hit damage for a short time
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