Borderlands 3 launched only about a week ago, but that has not stopped 2K and Gearbox Software from sharing a sneak peek at the game’s first free post-launch content pack.
Screenshots, footage, and all the details concerning the spooky content comes from the first episode of 2K and Kinda Funny’s The Borderlands Show.
In late October, Borderlands 3 will release its Halloween-inspired content package, the ‘Bloody Harvest.’ On the debut episode of The Borderlands Show (embedded below), Gearbox Software’s creative director, Paul Sage, spoke about next month’s event.
Vault Hunters will start to encounter Haunted enemies around the galaxy, which act as the key to unlocking a new event-specific map. However, the ghosts that rise from the bodies of Haunted enemies will induce a new Terror debuff.
According to Borderlands.com, “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.”
Players will then battle against the Baron of Bloody Harvest in a brand-new boss fight. The Baron is a resurrected skeletal version of Captain Traunt, an early-game boss from Borderlands 3‘s main campaign, who is now known as Captain Haunt. In this spooky encounter, Captain Haunt will feature new powers and abilities separate from his original fight.
Much like a seasonal event in Destiny 2, ‘Bloody Harvest’ delivers some new skins and cosmetics. Players will be able to unlock an ECHO Device Skin, a weapon trinket, and a character skin for each of the four Vault Hunters (which also apply to Moze’s mech Iron Bear and Fl4K’s pets).
Furthermore, ‘Bloody Harvest’ will allow players to farm for new Legendary gear: including two guns, a shield, and a grenade mod that each play into the new Terror mechanic. However, do not wait too long before jumping in, as Sage added that the event is only available to try out for a limited time.