Borderlands 3 Level Cap Increase, Extensive Update Roadmap Detailed

And you thought 50 was a Vault Hunter's max level?

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Alongside announcing the upcoming Broken Hearts Day seasonal event, 2K Games and Gearbox Software have detailed its February update plans that include increasing Borderlands 3's level cap and more.

In a community love letter, Gearbox broke down a roadmap of features coming to Borderland 3 when the February update goes live on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. While a release date for the forthcoming patch has yet to be announced, the new additions include upping the level cap from 50 to 53, adding the ability to skip all in-game cutscenes, creating an opt-in/opt-out toggle for seasonal events (starting first with Broken Hearts Day), letting you disable Guardian Rank perks, and more.

The February update also makes a few adjustments to True Takedown. The mode will now scale to your party size by default to provide a truly difficult challenge for you and your team of fully decked-out Vault Hunters. You can access True Takedown Mode by activating a lever on the right side of the door leading out of the airlock at the beginning of the map.

Fight For Your Life will also see some changes to the interaction radius between players, allowing multiple people to contribute to a revive. This feature, however, is expected to arrive sometime in March. Also coming in March are "sweeping changes" to the looter-shooter's Mayhem Mode. Gearbox didn't provide any more details on what's coming to Mayhem Mode, but the studio said a separate update should clarify how these changes will impact Borderlands 3's endgame in what is being called "Mayhem 2.0."

And finally, the last thing planned for March is an upcoming Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Twitch event themed around the Borderlands' alluring bartender Mad Moxxi. An official date for this event has not been announced.

2K and Gearbox confirmed that more information on Borderlands 3--and presumably, either the February update or the additions coming in March--will be shared during the Gearbox panel at PAX East on February 27. The panel will be livestreamed on Twitch and starts at 11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM GMT.

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