Borderlands 3 will boost Legendary loot drops in a two-week 'mini-event'

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Borderlands 3 is a game of two basic elements: You've got your shooting, and you've got your looting. Beginning tomorrow, you'll see a dramatic improvement in the loot you get from the guys you shoot thanks to the Farming Frenzy "mini-event" that's set to run until January 30.

During the event, rare enemies are guaranteed to appear, and specific Legendary gear will drop at a higher rate than normal when you take them down. That includes repeatable bosses from the story campaign, Proving Grounds and Circle of Slaughter arenas, plus named enemies including Rare Spawns, Hammerlock Hunts, and Targets of Opportunity.

The Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite raid event that was recently pushed back will begin at the same time, and run for the same duration. It's a little bit different from the Farming Frenzy event: Rewards will remain the same, but the difficulty will scale to match the size of the party (it normally defaults to four-player difficulty), so smaller squads or even solo players will be able to take it on.

The Borderlands 3 Farming Frenzy mini-event will begin at 9 am Pacific this Thursday  (that's 5 pm UK time), and run until 8:59 pm Pacific on January 30. Details are up at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.