Borderlands 2 patches to fill the gap until Borderlands 3

Hey everyone :smile:!

Seeing as Gearbox had little to no information on Borderlands 3 during Pax, I started compiling a list of things I wish to see in Borderlands 2 to keep us busy. The main focus I had was the acquisition of unique gear that is only obtainable through resetting a playthrough and resetting the game for the desired weapon/shield etc.
Which doesn’t really appeal to me :slight_smile:.
I wrote down everything per DLC, spreading the gear among unique enemies or just adding other stuff to extend the full experience of the DLC theme. The remaining gear is placed in the Main Game.

Everyone that can be farmed according to this list will keep the original drops as well!
I’m sorry in advance, there will be a lot of text.

Quick Overview:

Main Game
No real changes here, just some loot added to unique enemies.

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty:
It should be all about treasure seeking.

Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage
It should be all about battling.

Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt
It should be all about hunting down various creatures.

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Aside from some gear I want to see as a drop, nothing more xD.

All the Headhunter Packs
The headhunter packs should be more than just a holiday themed area. The ability of finding many different gear should be an option, together with some added Badass Challenges for the completionists and more!

The best way to look at these changes, is to start looking at the Head hunter packs, followed by the 4 story DLC. As most changes will be made within these.
I won’t explain every choice I’ve made, since I don’t want to bother everyone to much, so without further ado :smile: :

Main Game

Changes

  1. W4R-D3N will respawn at Friendship Gulag, even if the player killed him on the Bloodshot Ramparts.
  2. Peter ‘Bagman’ Zaford respawns in the Holy Spirits’ Ale Wee Cavern.
  3. Deputy Winger drops unique loot.
  4. Handsome Jack’s body double respawns and drops unique loot.
  5. Bad Maw drops unique loot.
  6. The floor in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve where Son of Mothrakk spawns is solid.
  7. The empty patch in Tundra Express next to the entrance at Tiny Tina’s is filled up.
  8. Community Day Heads and Skins have a higher chance as world drop.
  9. Vermivorous always drops a Norfleet when killed.
  10. Bunker has increased drop rates for the Bitch and the Sham.

Drops

  1. W4R-D3N…1340 Shield & Shotgun 1340
  2. Deputy Winger…Order & Deputy’s Badge
  3. Jack’s Body Double…Rubi
  4. Bad Maw…Quasar & Nasty Suprise

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty

Changes

  1. Activating the beacon in Magnys Lighthouse allows the treasure room to be opened.
  2. Captain Blade’s gear is spread among unique enemies to be farmed.
  3. Roscoe respawns in the Leviathan’s belly and drops unique loot.
  4. Grendel takes over the unique loot dropped by No-beard.
  5. H3RL-E receives more health and drops unique loot.
  6. H3RL-E only shows a cutscene upon first encountering him in a playthrough.

Drops

  1. Roscoe…Sand Hawk
  2. Sandman…Captain Blade’s Otto Idol
  3. Benny the Booster…Orphan Maker
  4. Toothless Terry…Midnight Star
  5. Deckhand…Manly Man Shield
  6. Lieutenant White…Rapier
  7. Lieutenant Hoffman…Jolly Roger
  8. H3RL-E…Pimpernel
  9. Grendel…Stinkpot

Mr. Torgue’s Campain of Carnage

Changes

  1. Motor Momma receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty and drops unique loot.
  2. Piston’s Blimp receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty.
  3. Badassasaurus Rex receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty.
  4. Sully the Stabber respawns and drops unique loot.
  5. Anonymous Troll respawns and drops unique loot.
  6. Monster Truck respawns and drops unique loot.
  7. Buff Gamer respawns and drops unique loot.
  8. Game Critic respawns and drops unique loot.
  9. The Cobra has a higher chance to drop in the Beatdown.
  10. Legendary Loot Midgets are added and drop mainly Torgue Tokens.

Drops

  1. Motor Momma the Invincible…The Afterburner & Sloth
  2. Badassasaurus the Invincible…Stomper & Love Thumper
  3. Sully the Stabber…Kitten
  4. Anonymous Troll…Boom Puppy
  5. Monster Truck…Deadly Bloom
  6. Buff Gamer…Lucrative Opportunity
  7. Game Critic…Moxxi’s Endowment

Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt

Changes

  1. Spawn rates for Omnd-Omnd-Ohk are increased.
  2. Omnd-Omnd-Ohk always drops a Twister when killed.
  3. Spawning Dexiduous costs 5 eridium per furnace instead of around 20.
  4. Dexiduous always drops a CHOPPER when killed.
  5. Killing Jackenstein opens the H.S.S. Terminus’ armory.
    6 Jackenstein drops unique loot beside his original drop.
  6. Woundspike drops unique loot.
  7. Der Monstrositat respawns and drops unique loot.
  8. Dribbles respawns and drops unique loot.
  9. Rakkanoth respawns and drops unique loot.
  10. Thermitage respawns and drops unique loot.

Drops

  1. Woundspike…Bad Touch
  2. Der Monstrositat…Gwen’s Head
  3. Dribbles…Good Touch
  4. Rakkanoth…Morningstar
  5. Thermitage…Trespasser
  6. Jackenstein…Sham

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep

Changes

  1. Golem’s leveling up to God have a chance to drop gemstone weapons.
  2. Unmotivated Golem respawns and drops unique loot.
  3. Arguk the Butcher respawns and drops unique loot.
  4. All Orc Warlords have a chance to drop unique loot.
  5. Gold Golem drops unique loot.
  6. Maxibillion has a small chance to spawn and drops unique loot.
  7. Magical Orc has a small chance to spawn and drops unique loot.
  8. Magical Spider has a small chance to spawn and drops unique loot.
  9. The Ancient Dragons of Destruction have a chance to drop the DLC heads.

Drops

  1. Unmotivated Golem…SWORDSPLOSION
  2. Arguk the Butcher…Crit
  3. Orc Warlords…Orc (SMG) & Ogre
  4. Gold Golem…Grog Nuzzle
  5. Maxibillion…Fastball
  6. Magical Orc…Skullmasher
  7. Magical Spider…Maggie

TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest

Changes

  1. Jacques O’Lantern receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty and drops unique loot.
  2. Legendary Loot Midgets can appear from the pumpkins you smash.
  3. Sulley respawns and drops unique loot.
  4. Undead bandits have a chance of dropping unique loot.
  5. Badass challenges are added (amounts not specified):
  • “Squash” : Smash Pumpkins.
  • “Can’t wait 'till winter” : Kill Pumplings.
  • “Trick or Treat” : Collect pieces of candy.
  • “Even in the afterlife” : Kill undead bandits.
  • “King of Lanterns” : Kill Jacques O’Lantern the Invincible
  • “All the horrors” : Summon Clark the Cryptkeeper

Drops

  1. Jacques O’Lantern the Invincible…Tidal Wave & Fire Bee
  2. Sulley…Evil Smasher
  3. Undead bandits…Contraband Sky Rocket

The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler

Changes

  1. The Wattle Gobbler receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty and drops unique loot.
  2. The tributes drop unique loot based on the area they came from.
  3. Chef Gouda Remsay respawns and drops unique loot.
  4. Chef Brulee respawns and drops unique loot.
  5. Chef Bork Bork respawns and drops unique loot.
  6. Badass challenges are added (amounts not specified):
  • “You Donkey!” : Kill the 3 chefs within 1 minute.
  • “Where is my swatter” : Kill Stabber Jabbers.
  • “Thyme to Turnip the Beet” : Kill cooks.
  • “Gobble, Gobble…” : Kill Wattle Gobbler the Invincible.
  • “One day I will find my cookie” : Open ovens.
  • “I need a smoke or 20” : Listen to Grandma Torgue’s Raid Story.
  • “Danger Games” : Kill tributes.

Drops

  1. Wattle Gobbler the Invincible…Fuster Cluck & Fibber
  2. Chef Gouda Remsay…Roksalt
  3. Chef Brulee…Teapot
  4. Chef Bork Bork…Octo
  5. Tributes:
    Southern Shelf…Tinderbox
    Sanctuary…Scorpio
    Frostburn Canyon…Flame of the Firehawk
    Lynchwood…Buffalo
    Opportunity…Kiss of Death
    Sawtooth Cauldron…Dahlminator
    Wurmwater…Greed

How Marcus saved Mercenary Day

Changes

  1. Tinder Snowflake receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty and drops unique loot.
  2. Snow bandits have a chance to drop unique loot.
  3. Legendary Loot Midgets can appear from the presents you open.
  4. Badass challenges are added (amounts not specified):
  • “Merry Mercenary Day” : Kill Tinder Snowflake the Invincible.
  • “It DID exist” : Kill Yeti.
  • “Thou shall be plowed” : Kill Snowman.
  • “You don’t need a furnace where you’re going” : Kill Snow Bandits.
  • “You’re a mean one” : Open presents.
  • “Who lost this” : Find the chest on the ledge.
  • “It’s like Christmas every day” : Loot the train.
  • “Greatest hit on the Echo-net” : Listen to Singing Psycho and Piano Midget.

Drops

  1. Tinder Snowflake the Invincible…Hail & Creamer
  2. Snow Bandits…Roaster & Bane

Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre

Changes

  1. The Goliath couple receives an eridium altar for raid boss difficulty and drop unique loot.
  2. The Zafords in this DLC have a chance to drop mission rewards from ‘Clan Wars’.
  3. The Hodunks in this DLC have a chance to drop mission rewards from ‘Clan Wars’.
  4. Badass challenges are added (amounts not specified):
  • “Moonshine drinkin’ b…” : Kill Hodunks,
  • “Whiskey drinkin’ b…” : Kill Zafords.
  • “Up your rainbow” : Punch the Leprechaun.
  • “Go back to the Highlands” : Kill the 5 Threshers.
  • “Mazel Tov” : Kill the Invincible Goliath Couple.
  • “Better this than a condom” : Pop Balloons.

Drops

  1. Invincible Goliath Couple…Heart Breaker & Chére Amie
  2. Zafords…Veritas & Aequitas & Triquetra
  3. Hodunks…Chulainn & Landscaper

Sir Hammerlock vs. The Son of Crawmerax

Changes

  1. The Invincible Son of Crawmerax the Invincible drops unique loot.
  2. Badass challenges are added (amounts not specified):
  • “Tell Crawy I said Hi” : Kill Craboid.
  • “Invincible of the Invincible” : Kill The Invincible Son of Crawmerax the Invincible.
  • “They’re usefull after all” : Open treasure pods.
  • “Wait, there’'s more!” : Find the hidden chests behind the waterfall.
  • “For Science” : Break the eggs.

Drops
Invincible Son of Crawmerax the Invincible…Lady Fist & Conference Call


Well, that was it xD. Thank you everyone, for your time!. Let me hear what you think about it, and let’s hope Gearbox grants us 1 final patch.

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What a fantastic idea! I’d maybe change a few things but still I’d happy with it for sure.

I once pitched the idea of having the mission reward for the peak be mission reward guns rather than purples, but I like what you are thinking here. Being able to farm these would be huge.

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Thanks ! I hope more people see this. It would be awesome to reach Gearbox this post on a silver platter :wink:

What would you change :)?

I would rather see more patch support for the pre sequel from gearbox over bl2. But id welcome either, and i like your ideas.

Thank you ! Well, the Pre-Sequel just lacks in story dlc. The game itself is great don’t get me wrong, but there just isn’t enough content to push it further in time. Borderlands 2 does :slight_smile:

Although I like the idea of more raid bosses think instead of doing just all the ones in badass crater I’d do a couple in all dlc.

I thought about it long and hard ( somewhere in there is a Moxxi innuendo). But I could not really think about any dlc that fits the theme more than Torgue’s. Pirate dlc already has 2, Hammerlock’s has 2 in a way, Tina’s has 1 so maybe there and all the Headhunters should receive just one. What would you suggest ?

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I was thinking all the headhunters yeah. And maybe limit it to 3 per story dlc. Just an opinion.

Well there’s still issues in the pre sequel that need to be fixed. Also a handful of bosses without drops. They also can do events like they have in the past, plus more. Bl2 has seen alot in its days. So that’s my reasons why id rather see them do the pre sequel first.

Definitely. As someone who farms mostly for fun, I’d be all over this.

i thought about everyone <3. Spread the word ! :smiley:

I understand. I would love to compile a list just like this ;). Since I put it in the Handsome Collection section I have no choice after all haha. Too bad we didn’t see Fall of New Haven in the end. That could have pushed it up to Bl2 quality.

Brilliant idea! I need a reason to go back to Borderlands 2, I mean I probably will anyway, but this would keep me going for a lot longer!

May I add INCREASED DROP RATES FOR COMMUNITY DAY HEADS AND SKINS, ahem, excuse me haha.

Of course ! I will make some additions to the list tomorrow after work :slight_smile: but only if you spread this list throughout the community haha !
I myself was thinking about something pretty major -> making the ground solid in Son of Mothrakk’s arena.

Changes have been made! Like I said, spread the news so we can get this going like some kind of petition :slight_smile:

They could simply add locked chest that will drop items instead of Son of Mothrakk’s.

Idea is bad because I cant find ruby in there :wink:

The Rubi is in the list, check Main Game :slight_smile:

yap, I found it.
It is great idea now :stuck_out_tongue: