Borderlands 3 Gets An Expanded Bank, And Future Updates Have Been Detailed
A quick look into the future of Gearbox's loot shooter.
Gearbox has been rolling out regular updates for huge loot shooter Borderlands 3, and there's plenty more on the way. In late October, the studio outlined its roadmap for the coming weeks in terms of what we can expect from future hotfixes and patches for the co-op game. Those include some welcome improvements and changes for the bank, character balance, and Mayhem mode.
Gearbox says game performance and stability continues to be its top priority. An upcoming November patch promises to introduce various improvements games-wide, with the studio saying, "performance and stability will continue to be an ongoing effort with more fixes rolled out with each upcoming patch."
One of the most requested features by the community is an expansion to Borderlands 3's bank. As a result, Gearbox has begun laying the groundwork for expanding the bank. The upcoming release of Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite will introduce a significant expansion to the bank that will more than double the existing space for storing your items.
Bosses will also be getting dedicated loot pools to ensure that more specific gear drops from defeated bosses. Once this happens as an expected part of the November update, you'll be able to go to a specific boss and get the specific gear you're looking for, saving a lot of time and hassle.
Gearbox says it will be introducing some character buffs as well, since Moze's Iron Bear, FL4K's pets, and Zane's Digi-Clone/SNTL aren't performing as well as expected when Mayhem Mode is activated in the late stages of the game. The developer is looking at ways to adjust damage according to the relevant skills and gear, to make sure Borderlands 3 has as many viable character builds as possible.
Speaking of Mayhem mode, Gearbox is also planning a significant revamp that will introduce a host of improvements to the way it works. The first update will, once again, be released as part of Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite, and will include the first new Mayhem Mode level, Mayhem 4. The new level promises to offer a significant challenge, with tougher enemies and better rewards that revolve around new Legendary gear. Beyond this, Gearbox will eventually overhaul Mayhem Mode with Mayhem 2.0, adding more UI support, playlists, additional levels, new rewards, and new Mayhem Modifiers that will dramatically change the gameplay.
Lastly, there will be new vending machines cropping up throughout Borderlands 3's planet-hopping adventure. Gearbox is also hard at work trying to find a solution that will let you skip cutscenes, and it's introducing a target dummy so you can easily test your gear on Sanctuary.
As for the newest patch, the update fixes numerous bugs afflicting Borderlands 3 by addressing various crashes, removing a reported bug in the Space-Laser Tag mission that prevented some players from progressing to the next objective, and altering the Flakker weapon so it now consumes one ammo instead of five, among a host of other changes detailed in the full patch notes.
There's also a free Bloody Harvest Halloween event now live, introducing spooky new cosmetics like skins and weapon elements, the new Bloody Harvest boss, and a new Legendary weapon. GameSpot has all of the details on how you can access the Halloween-themed event and when it comes to an end.
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