As both its final event of 2019 and its first of 2020, Gearbox was planning to launch a new Borderlands 3 Takedown event. The event, which will be lifting the normal matchmaking restrictions of the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite, but on the day it was meant to release, Gearbox announced that it was being delayed.
The Borderlands 3 Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Event Delay
The unnamed Borderlands 3 Takedown event will include changes to the difficulty scaling of the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite. At present, that endgame mission is only playable with a party of four players. Indeed, the mission features a specific matchmaking system to enforce this. However, the Takedown event removes this party size restriction by implementing difficulty scaling; this re-balances the difficulty of the mission to be appropriate for any size party from 1 to 4 players. As such, the event will be the first time that players can attempt a solo run of the Takedown.
However, as Gearbox said on Twitter, the event; “is being postponed to a future date”. Unfortunately, Gearbox has yet to release any updates, so it’s currently unknown when the event might be arriving. The event was originally meant to start on the 31st of December and end on the 16th of January. Given the last-minute nature of the delay, it’s quite likely that the reason behind it is a bug of some sort. Given how frequently Gearbox has been releasing hotfixes and patches, hopefully there’ll find a fix, and this delay won’t be too long.
For now, Borderlands 3 players will have to wait for news from Gearbox about when the Takedown event is coming. The studio has yet to announce any other upcoming events or releases for 2020. As such, it’s quite likely that it will still arrive sometime in January, just later than originally planned. Whatever the case, there’s no doubt that players would prefer to play the event without issues than see Gearbox stick rigidly to a release date. As such, this delay is almost certainly for the best.