The Borderlands Website
has details on Bloody Harvest, the Halloween event
for Borderlands 3
. Here's word on the tricks and treats this will bring
to Gearbox Software's just-released action/RPG sequel:
Get ready to bust
some ghosts this October when the Bloody Harvest event takes over Borderlands 3.
On the first episode of The Borderlands Show, Borderlands 3 Creative Director
Paul Sage joined hosts Greg Miller and Fran Mirabella from Kinda Funny for a
look at the creepy content coming in the Bloody Harvest event.
Everyone can take part in Bloody Harvest when it goes live in October, as it's
the first of many free updates and events you can expect from Borderlands 3. For
the duration of the event, any Vault Hunters who have departed Pandora for the
first time and started exploring the far reaches of space aboard Sanctuary III
will start to encounter Haunted enemies around the galaxy. These Haunted enemies
are your key to accessing a new event-specific map, but watch out—the Ghosts
that rise from the bodies of slain Haunted enemies will do their best to scare
you to death. Coming into contact with one of these aggressive apparitions will
induce the new Terror debuff, which partially shrouds your vision in a
mysterious mist and weakens your gun handling, accuracy, and spread. As you
explore the ghost-infested galaxy, you'll earn Hecktoplasm that can be turned in
to Maurice, your scaly new pal who's taken residence aboard Sanctuary III.
Once you've earned entry into the Bloody Harvest map, beware: dreadful dangers
abound at every turn. Look to the shadowy sky and you'll see winged
Rakk-O'-Lanterns soaring through the air, eager to swoop down and breathe fire
in your face. Tread lightly through a ghastly graveyard crawling with Maliwan
goons who've reserved a burial plot just for you. Resist the urge to retch as
you fight through a Ratch-infested pit with rivers of blood running through it.
Should you survive these blood-curdling battles, you'll come face to skull with
the Baron of Bloody Harvest himself. If you've been braving the many planets of
Borderlands 3's story campaign, you might remember facing off against Captain
Traunt, a gigantic Maliwan heavy soldier with some killer elemental attacks.
He's back, albeit a bit bonier, as Captain Haunt, complete with some spooky new
powers. Any who dare to enter the domain of this monstrous, bone-headed boss
should be ready for one hell of a fight.
Of course, Bloody Harvest is also the perfect time to rock some costumes, and
you'll be able to earn some new cosmetic rewards during the event. All told, you
can add an ECHO Device Skin, a Weapon Trinket, a skin for each of the four Vault
Hunters (which also apply to Moze's mech Iron Bear and Fl4K’s pets), and
ultimately a Global Weapon Skin to your collection if you dedicate yourself to
destroying the undead. There's also new Legendary loot to farm, including two
guns and a shield that play into the new Terror mechanic, as well as a grenade
mod. Additionally, new Anointed loot drops from Haunted enemies, Ghosts, and
Captain Haunt will have a chance to have Terror-based modifiers.