It’s been a week since the Clear Skies event in Borderlands 3’s Arms Race started and it’s time for it to switch over. Hope the looting was good, as this event reverts back to the original Murdercane pattern. This new event is called Extra Extra Extraction.
During the Extra Extra Extraction mini-event, all extraction stations will have additional slots so you can extract more gear! In addition, Air Drops will have a greatly increased chance to drop DAHL chests, which are more likely to contain Arms Race-exclusive gear.
During the Clear Skies mini-event, all enemies will have a chance to drop better loot and the Murdercane’s circle will take longer to close in so you have precious extra time to scavenge and explore.
Arms Race, for those who might have already finished with Borderlands 3 by now without going back for all this additional DLC, is a whole new mode to the game.
In Arms Race, players are dropped into a map with no gear or character skills. You are simply whatever level you are with your appropriate amount of health. Players must kill enemies and loot chests to obtain gear to carry them to the final boss. Certain chests are locked behind gates that require clearing a couple waves of enemies, but the rest are randomly located.
The Murdercane works just like the storm in any popular Battle Royale you can name, it is a moving circle that shrinks the map’s playable area. This sounds daunting, but the biggest danger in Arms Race is not finding a shield fast enough.
The extractors mentioned in the event are the only way for you to get the best loot you find out of the event, and will be saved even in the event you die during a run. It’s close to how extracting gear works in dark zones found in The Division games but without the wait and panic.
Most extractors only allow for three items to be, well, extracted. Considering the frequently moving Murdercane, often extractors become inaccessible very early.
Once you have the right gear, you can challenge the Arms Race boss at his lair in the middle of the map, beating him gets you at least one guaranteed legendary and access to his 5 slot extractor.
Arms Race is available to anyone who owns the Designer’s Cut or the second Season Pass for Borderlands 3. The game is available on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. If you owned the game on Xbox One or PS4, there is a free upgrade available if you haven’t already grabbed it.