After putting out new hotfixes for weeks, Gearbox is finally applying some major changes to Borderlands 3’s Mayhem Mode in a Mayhem 2.0 update. This major update will be going live this Thursday, Apr. 23.
For those who don’t know, Mayhem Mode unlocks once you’ve completed the main story. It provides the option to increase the game’s level of difficulty in stages as you grind to max level, or look for better loot.
Borderlands 3’s Mayhem 2.0 update is improving that feature in various ways. First and foremost, players no longer have to go all the way back to Sanctuary to change the Mayhem level. Thank goodness. Mayhem levels can now be changed at will from your ECHO Device menu.
The host chooses the Mayhem level for multiplayer sessions, but if you’re matchmaking, you’ll be teamed up with players on a similar difficulty level.
For the uninitiated, Mayhem Mode also adds modifiers to the game on top of more difficult enemies. The Mayhem 2.0 update is bringing 25 new modifiers to Borderlands 3, each categorized as Easy, Medium, Hard, or Very Hard.
These modifiers are chosen at random, but modifier frequency and difficulty ratings remain the same through each Mayhem level. This Borderlands 3 Mayhem 2.0 table from the website should help clear that up:
|Mayhem Level||Modifier 1||Modifier 2||Modifier 3||Modifier 4|
As always, the higher your Mayhem level, the better loot you have a chance to obtain. If you get two of the same gun, but from different Mayhem levels, the one obtained from the higher level will have better stats.
It’s time to get your Borderlands 3 crew back together because this Mayhem 2.0 update is sure to satisfy those loot addictions once again.