Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back, but it's less grindy now


Aw, Heck

Borderlands 3's Halloween event is half trick and half treat. Gearbox hasn't exactly gone all out, as it's mostly just rolled out the same festivities as last year. However, getting through it all should be a little quicker, and no one is going to say no to that.

Bloody Harvest is back for the second year (although it existed in Borderlands 2 as well), and this dance has all the same steps. Meet Maurice on Sanctuary III, farm Hecktoplasm drops from haunted ghost enemies, take the portal to Heck (which is its own in-game location), and go kill Captain Haunt.

Here's what's in it for you, apart from the loot that drops on the ground: 

  • Complete 4 challenges -- Earn the "A Shrinking Feeling" weapon trinket
  • Complete 8 challenges -- Earn the "Message from Beyond" ECHO Device skin
  • Complete 12 challenges -- Earn the "Haunted Look" shared Vault Hunter skin
  • Complete 15 challenges -- Earn the "Porphyrophobia" weapon skin

Now, here's the good news: Gearbox has tuned down the demands for some of these challenges and made them "less grindy." That means less time shooting ghosts and more time shooting Psychos. 

As this is the second go-'round, Gearbox has also made a whole lot of balance changes to Bloody Harvest's weapon drops, especially with regard to the way the Terror anointment works. You can see the full list here, along with some pretty significant tweaks to Zane that make his skills and class mods more viable in the endgame.

Bloody Harvest runs today through November 5. Get in, kill the ghosts and Skullhead, get out with your shiny new loot. There's an option to turn off Bloody Harvest after you've had your fill. That'll turn Borderlands back to sugar and spice and everything nice.

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