Gearbox is celebrating a decade of Borderlands with five weeks of events


All within Borderlands 3

Can you believe that the first Borderlands game came out in October of 2009? I can’t either as I mostly ejected it from my memory, but subsequent follow-ups like Borderlands 2 and 3 ensured that I’d never forget this series.

Gearbox is banking on that nostalgia hard with a new “Anniversary Celebration” event, which will span over a month, taking place in Borderlands3.The first one kicked off today at 9AM PT titled “Boss Week,” and enhances legendary drop rates for specific bosses, which you can find below.That’ll run until October 8 at 8:59 AM PT, at which point the “Rare Spawn Hunt” will take over, followed by Show Me the Eridium on October 15, then Mayhem on Twitch on October 22, then finally Spooky Sunrise on October 29 through November 4, when the event ends.

More details on all the subsequent events are “coming soon,” but suffice to say they all seem loot or item-based (“Show Me the Eridium” will net you moreEridium, and so on). I mean, for some people it’s an extra excuse to fire it up: for the rest of you still actively playing it (even with the specter of Destiny 2 Shadowkeeplooming), it’s just plain extra.

Borderlands Anniversary [Gearbox]

A full breakdown of Legendary loot drops by boss:

  • Mouthpiecehas an increased chance to dropGatling Gun
  • KillaVolthas an increased chance to dropBrainstormer
  • Gigamindhas an increased chance to dropNagata
  • Katagawa Ballhas an increased chance to dropRectifier
  • Katagawahas an increased chance to drop Legendary class mods (all Vault Hunters)
  • Rampagerhas an increased chance to dropKill-o’-the-Wisp
  • Wardenhas an increased chance to dropEcho
  • GenIVIVhas an increased chance to dropTen Gallon
  • Aureliahas an increased chance to dropCreeping Death
  • Gravewardhas an increased chance to dropEarworm
  • Pain and Terrorhave an increased chance to drop Legendary class mods (all Vault Hunters)
  • Troyhas an increased chance to dropNova Berner
  • Tyreenhas an increased chance to dropBitch