As the month-long 10-year Borderlands anniversary celebration draws to a close, Gearbox has launched the Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest event. The first major seasonal event for the game, Bloody Harvest features new cosmetics and Legendary items, as well as a new area and enemies. Following its launch today, Bloody Harvest will be available until the 5th of December.
The Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest Event
The Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest event is the first major event to come to the game since its release. Certainly, it is far larger than the weekly events which are running throughout the anniversary celebration. (The fourth of which, ‘Mayhem on Twitch‘ is currently available.) Once they’ve downloaded the latest micropatch, players should notice some obvious changes to the game’s main menu to indicate that Bloody Harvest is live.
The event will be available in-game provided you’ve gotten far enough to access Sanctuary III. The first thing you should do is search the ship to find Maurice; the new talking Saurian who serves as quest-giver during the event. Maurice will give you a quest which can grant access to Heck; a new and spooky game area where players can battle undead Maliwan soldiers and event boss Captain Haunt. “Haunted” enemies can also be encountered throughout the main game, and these enemies drop Hecktoplasm; a new resource that you’ll need in order to access Heck.
While there are new seasonal cosmetic items available for players, most of the game’s new items can only be found as drops in Heck. These include new Legendary gear and Anointed weapons. The latter may have features relating to the new Terror mechanic; something which Haunted enemies use to impair your vision and aiming ability during the Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest event. Outside Heck, players can acquire a new cosmetic skin for each of the four Vault Hunters, a new weapon trinket, and the Ghostly weapon skin.