Bloody Harvest Trailer!

ICYMI- Get a glimpse of the frightful festivities that await in the free Bloody Harvest event coming to Borderlands 3 on October 24. In case you’re curious, this is not the ~spooky surprise~ happening at the end of the anniversary event!

Do you feel that chill running up your spine, Vault Hunter? It must be the call of Bloody Harvest, a completely free seasonal event for Borderlands 3 running from October 24 to December 5. Feast your eyes on the ghosts and ghouls you’ll be fighting during Bloody Harvest in our new trailer above.

In addition to all the Bloody Harvest info that debuted during the first episode of The Borderlands Show, we’d like to share some more details about how this event will function once it’s live. To participate, you’ll need to have progressed far enough in the story campaign to have unlocked Sanctuary III, which happens early on. While Bloody Harvest is active, you’ll notice a peculiar newcomer aboard your ship: Maurice, a surprisingly friendly Saurian who can speak to you via a device of Tannis’ own invention. As Borderlands 3 Creative Director Paul Sage explained during The Borderlands Show, “Maurice is your guide to all of [Borderlands 3’s] seasonal events.”


When Bloody Harvest begins, Maurice will offer you a repeatable mission that must be completed in order to reach Heck, the spooky setting for Borderlands 3’s Bloody Harvest. Maurice kindly asks that you collect a certain amount of Hecktoplasm, an item that drops from slain Haunted enemies. You’ll encounter Haunted enemies all over the galaxy during Bloody Harvest; you’ll know them by their ghostly green glow. Once you’ve collected enough Hecktoplasm, Maurice will open a portal to Heck aboard Sanctuary III that will transport you to the creepy domain of Captain Haunt and his undead minions.

Once you’ve managed to stop shaking in your boots at the sheer spookiness of Heck, you’ll have to fight your way through an undead army of Maliwan soldiers who are rising from their graves with ambitions of revenge. You’ll also encounter freaky fauna including flying, fire-breathing Rakk-o’-Lanterns and wretched Ratch that’ve gorged themselves on blood. Deep within the depths of Heck lies Captain Haunt, the bony final boss of Bloody Harvest.


Your enemies in Heck have a chance to drop gear that will only be available during Bloody Harvest, including Fearmonger, a new Legendary shotgun that packs a supernatural punch. You might also find Anointed weapons that play off the new Terror mechanic introduced in Bloody Harvest. Haunted enemies can inflict the Terror debuff, which will affect your aim and partially cloud your vision—but with these new Anointed effects, you can turn Terror into a beneficial boost of power.

There’s also a set of seasonal cosmetic items which won’t drop in Heck, but are still exclusive to the Bloody Harvest event. During the event, you have the chance to earn a skin for each of the four Vault Hunters (which also apply to Moze’s mech Iron Bear and Fl4K’s pets), a seasonal ECHO Device Skin, a shrunken head Weapon Trinket, and finally a ghostly Global Weapon Skin, all of which you can check out in the trailer up top.

To unlock these items, you’ll need to complete a new set of Challenges that are exclusive to Bloody Harvest. Progress towards completing these Challenges is tracked automatically, and each cosmetic item is unlocked via completing a certain number of these Challenges.

We can’t wait for you to visit Heck and take on Captain Haunt when Bloody Harvest begins on October 24. Until then, do your best to steel yourself for the terrifying trials that await you.


Sounds cool.

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Awesomeballs, can’t wait! (Hope it comes with the patch though :D)


Thats gonna be fun, looking forward to get everything

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Looks fun, can’t wait!

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Is this a typo ?If not why are they not droping on the seasonal event map wasnt that kind of the point for all things tied to the event to drop there.Seems kind of facepalmish to not have them drop in the event maps .

Also Plz tell me theres more thin 1 new legendary gun?

They are for completing challenges in Bloody Harvest.
Just read the whole post.

Will the portal to the new map be closed after the event? I like the sound of this, seasonal events are cool. I’m sure some people will find something to complain about, but free content is free and I think this looks like fun.

What about the big varkid raid boss thingy though? I was hoping we’d get access to it when the event dropped, I wanna kill that thing already! I hope the new weapon is a designated drop too and not a world drop in the new map.

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I get that but if there theres only 1 gun 1 grenade 1 shield mod .This is going to be really lame in less there a very very low droprate.

you have the chance to earn a skin for each of the four Vault Hunters (which also apply to Moze’s mech Iron Bear and Fl4K’s pets), a seasonal ECHO Device Skin, a shrunken head Weapon Trinket, and finally a ghostly Global Weapon Skin all from quest.

Whats there to really farm in this event after day 1 i bet if the guns and 2 mods are off the same drop rate we have now every one will have them with in the first hr of farming this boss.

I at least hope the quest for them are in the event map are hard and will take time.

Past events have been quite replayable (sp?). By now they’ve learned how to keep us playing with incentives. More than likely the boss will have an individualized loot pool. All these Halloween attractions make me wanna run through Dead Haven a few times.


Dedicated loot drops are in the works for bl3 I dont have a source but you can look it up if so desired. Now to mention the new annointments are base game annointments on those guns/gear are going to be more difficult to obtain even if the drop rate is the same

Down the post it says they’re challenge rewards. They dont drop, instead youjust do some challenges. Not a bad way to keep the whole thing interactive.

And considering this is free content, and a seasonal event, 1 legendary is fine. This is just round 1, so it’s gonna be a testing the waters type of event


Dont forget they said maliwan takedown is coming shortly after this event. Probably 2-3 weeks time

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In December.


Just me or look like it’s set on a reskinned Athenas?

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You’re right!

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Well this is interesting. I’m eager to try it. I would have expected around 2-3 weeks but it’s 6 weeks.

Just a couple of things I don’t like about this event before it has even begun.

A. It is not DLC.

BL2 had a DLC specifically for each of the events so you could at any time revisit the content, earn the skins etc. With an event like this it is only temporary even if it is available every year forever into the future.

B. It seems there are no Head Skins, just a plain old character recolour skin which is fine but an accompanying Head skin would be nice too.

Could we possibly be getting some Halloween themed VIP reward Heads??

So, interesting… Will there be no Thanksgiving event? I was looking forward to a little Torgue Turkey!