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Borderlands 3 Update Nerfs Fl4k, Buffs Zane, & Balances Lots of Different Weapons

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Borderlands 3 Update Nerfs Fl4k, Buffs Zane, & Balances Lots of Different Weapons

Gearbox Studios is updating Borderlands 3 with a new hotfix that balances a host of different weapons, as well nerfing and buffing two popular characters. It goes live at 6 PM EST today.

“Billions of guns were fired and after collecting some data, we wanted to balance some weapon types and weapon manufacturers. These adjustments are intended to even the playing field and increase build diversity for all Vault Hunters,” say Gearbox in a blog post.

We’ve listed what are essentially the raw patch notes below, but you can read a more about the decision-making process behind the changes over on the blogpost itself.

WEAPON HOTFIXES

Sniper Rifles

  • Critical Damage increased by 20%
  • Fire Rate increased by 15%
  • Time to Aim Down Sights (ADS) reduced by 15%
  • Time to Equip reduced by 20%

Pistols

  • Increased damage on all TEDIORE Pistols by 15%
  • Increased damage on all DAHL Pistols by 15%
  • Increased damage on all Children of the Vault Pistols by 20%
  • Reduced damage on Jakobs Pistols by 15%
  • Reduced damage on Torgue Pistols by 10%

Maliwan Manufacturer

  • All Maliwan Weapon Damage increased by 25%
  • All Maliwan Weapon Fire Rate increased by 20%

Atlas Manufacturer

  • All Atlas Weapon Damage increased by 25%

Miscellaneous Adjustments

  • Jakobs Assault Rifles Damage increased by 20%
  • DAHL SMG Damage increased by 10%
  • Vladof Heavy Weapon Damage increased by 25%
  • E-Tech TEDIORE Shotgun Damage increased by 50%

Legendary Modifications

  • King’s and Queen’s Call Fire Rate reduced by 50%
  • Firestorm and Storm base Charge Times were reduced to 1 second (down from 2)

GRAVEWARD

  • Attacks of Graveward now scale based on level
  • Reduced overall health by 20%
  • Increased resistances to Elemental Damage
    – Elemental Chance Resistance increased by 70%
    – Elemental Resistances increased by 30%
    – Elemental DoT Duration taken reduced by 30%

MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES

  • Hollow Point Guardian Rank has been temporarily disabled. We plan on addressing this further in a future patch.
  • Vault Hunters should no longer scream when affected by a DoT while shields are active.
  • Vending Machines will now be restocked with higher quality “Items of the Day”.
  • Adjusted a visual concern on Maliwan Shotguns with Cryo Element.
  • Legendary loot drops have been balanced throughout the game. Crew Challenge enemies will drop their intended specific loot, and some enemies like Troy and Rampager will be a bit more stingy and no longer drop Legendaries every kill.

VAULT HUNTER ADJUSTMENTS

Zane

  • Digi-Clone Damage Increased by 38%
  • Drone Damage increased by 50%
    – Cryo Bullets damage penalty removed
    – Drone Rocket damage increased by 50%
    – Almighty Ordnance Rockets damage increased by 75%

Amara

  • Guardian Angel health restoration reduced from 100% to 50%
  • Glamour damage penalty reduced from -30% to -10%

FL4K

  • Guerillas in the Mist duration reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds
  • Guerillas in the Mist Critical Damage Bonus reduced from 50% to 25%

If you’ve been playing the heck out of Borderlands 3 like us and now you’re wondering what to do after beating it, check out our recent feature.

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