The first in-game event for Borderlands 3 is coming quite soon in fact. The event, dubbed the Bloody Harvest, will run throughout the majority of the Halloween and Autumn seasons. But of course, the big focus is on the spooky month of October and the holiday of tricks and treats. The developers at Gearbox explained that it will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 5, and a blog post reveals all the details.
Borderlands 3 has been getting a steady stream of new content and patches since its launch, dealing with various issues that lingered from the development. And even though the game was slammed by various forms of controversy, the whole thing was pretty successful overall.
Taking Part in the Bloody Harvest
The Bloody Harvest is as the name implies, imparted with Halloween themes. Each element of the event echoes this scary theme too, bringing in a bunch of new seasonal content, both in terms of new items and gameplay elements.
The story of the event begins with in-game quest giver Maurice dolling out repeatable quests about journeying to a mysterious land called Heck. This land of insanity, fire and bloodshed is inhabited by a handful of different new enemies. Various freaky fauna roam the land, like flying, fire-breathing Rakk-o’-Lanterns, but that’s just one example.The big bad of this expansion is a skeletal terror known only as Captain Haunt, quite the tricky little foe indeed.
Why would you want to go there? To slay undead ghouls for the sake of mountains of loot of course. And boy is there plenty of loot up for grabs by completing the various quests being offered. There’s a handful of special event skins for some weapons and your favorite vault hunter, as well as one for the Echo device. Players can also collect some new mods, either for the Shields or for your grenades. Beating the big bad has the chance to drop a special Legendary too.
Check out the trailer below and prepare for the Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest event when it debuts later this week.