As the month-long Borderlands Anniversary Celebration nears its final week and Bloody Harvest draws near, we’re bringing a double dose of bonuses to Borderlands 3. This week’s event, Mayhem on Twitch, rewards players and viewers alike as Mayhem Mode and the Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Twitch Extension get kicked up a notch.
For the duration of the event, players who enable Mayhem Mode will see an increased drop chance for Anointed gear, increased XP gains for defeating enemies, and reduced values for various Mayhem Mode penalty modifiers.
Meanwhile, viewers and streamers on Twitch will enjoy amped-up ECHOcast features. Badass Viewer Events will occur more often (this is a permanent change, too!), and voting periods will be accelerated during the event to make these viewer-controlled badasses even more of a challenge. In addition, Rare Chest Events will have a 100% guaranteed win rate this week instead of the usual one-in-four chance.
As a reminder, Mayhem Mode can only be enabled once you’ve finished Borderlands 3’s main story campaign, which unlocks a special console aboard Sanctuary III. In contrast, earning rewards through ECHOcast requires almost no effort; all you need to do is link your SHiFT and Twitch accounts. Even if you don’t own Borderlands 3 yet, you can still take part in the fun. Any rewards you score via Rare Chest Events will be waiting for you in your in-game mailbox whenever you jump into Borderlands 3. For a step-by-step guide to linking your SHiFT and Twitch accounts, please refer to this blog.
Mayhem on Twitch will begin courtesy of a quick micropatch deploying by or before 11pm BST on Tuesday 22nd October and run through to 29th October, when the final week’s theme begins. If you’re playing while the micropatch goes live, you’ll receive an in-game notification. To ensure the micropatch is successfully applied, verify that you’re online, then simply remain in the main menu for a minute or two.
We’ll be unveiling all the bonuses for each week’s theme every Monday this month on borderlands.com, so be sure to check back to see what’s in store for the Borderlands Anniversary Celebration.
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