Published on April 23rd, 2020 | by Genevieve Mc Bride0
Borderlands 3: Mayhem Mode 2.0 Is Live
This looks like it will be fun.
Starting today, Mayhem Mode 2.0 evolves Borderlands 3’s post-campaign gameplay with layers of additional challenge, while Revenge of the Cartels offers players new time-limited activities and loot
We’re approaching maximum mayhem, Vault Hunters, because today we’re launching two exciting free additions to Borderlands 3: Mayhem Mode 2.0 and the Revenge of the Cartels seasonal event. The former completely revamps the game’s existing Mayhem Mode system with fresh and inventive new challenges, while the latter gives you an ambitious set of time-limited activities packed with new areas, enemies, and gear. Catch the Cartels trailer right here for a taste of what’s in store!
If you don’t already know, Mayhem Mode unlocks when you finish the main Borderlands 3 campaign and allows you to crank up the game’s difficulty in exchange for better loot. With the Mayhem 2.0 update, that experience becomes significantly more varied, lasting, and rewarding.
For starters, there are now more than 25 all-new game-changing modifiers. These range from fun and even helpful modifiers like a big head mode called Galaxy Brain to more challenging modifiers like Drone Ranger, which spawns Healing Drones to assist enemies. Each modifier is rated as Easy, Medium, Hard, or Very Hard, and each of the 10 difficulty levels in Mayhem 2.0 uses a specific mix of these ratings, though the modifiers themselves are selected at random from within those ratings pools.
In addition to each gang’s new loot, Revenge of the Cartels also introduces 18 new limited-time Challenges you can complete to earn themed cosmetic rewards. You can track your progress via the event tab in your ECHO Device menu. To learn more about these challenges, their rewards, and the event in general, be sure to check out this blog. You can also find Revenge of the Cartels assets here.
And don’t forget, we’re still running a variety of Borderlands 3 mini-events like the ongoing Co-op Loot Drop event – which runs through April 30 and encourages Vault Hunters to play together online – and the recently announced Loot the Universe event. To learn more about these and other in-game events, be sure to follow Borderlands on Twitter and visit borderlands.com every week for updates! You can also contribute to actual scientific research at any time by solving puzzles in Borderlands Science.