The new Borderlands 3 patch ushers in some welcome quality of life changes

July 24, 2020 1 min read

Borderlands 3 recently hosted a DLC, but there's one more known add-on in the pipeline (and if I know Gearbox, years more planned behind the scenes) and plenty of free updates to go around. This latest one doesn't add content per se, but it has plenty of quality of life changes that have been a long time coming.

Most notably, the Fabricator weapon can now spawn "one to three legendary weapons" at the cost of 250 Eridium. You'll also be able to buy veteran rewards from the vending machine at will (nice), as well as legendary gear in every machine. Thankfully, green tier gear has been removed from the item of the day pool entirely, cutting down on useless equipment showing up.

Gearbox also says that chests and badass enemy drops have been "subtly buffed," and dedicated loot pools (something introduced a while back that made named enemy farming more enticing) have been tweaked for the better with a "dramatic overhaul." 21 under-performing anointments were also dropped from the anointments table, so you should be getting better abilities in the future. Beyond that, the patch mostly consists of bug fixes, but all of the above should make the game a little more fun for people farming the latest gear.

You can find the bulk of the patch notes below! You can also take a gander at Gearbox's "six weeks of events" initiative, which celebrates the anniversary of Borderlands 3. It all kicks off on July 30 and will run through September 10.

Borderlands 3 Patch and Hotfixes [Gearbox]

The new Borderlands 3 patch ushers in some welcome quality of life changes screenshot