Borderlands 3 - Hotfix [06/10/2021]

Today’s changes to Borderlands 3 activate the True Trials event for the Trial of Instinct and adjust some weapon values. During this event, the Trial of Instinct boss has received a HUGE boost to its health and the damage it will be dishing out to players. This mini-event cannot be turned off, so new players beware!

Maurice’s Black Market Vending Machine will be moving to a new location on Thursdays at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET and is activated with a hotfix. This week’s gear has a special appearance of a piece of gear from the fifth Borderlands 3 add-on. As a reminder, players are unable to equip DLC gear if they do not own the DLC it comes from.

These changes will be live on all platforms by 12:00 PM PT. To apply hotfixes, wait at the main menu until you see a sign that reads, “Hotfixes Applied!” If you are experiencing any issues or want to provide feedback, please submit a ticket to

  • Activating the True Trial of Instinct event, which will be active until June 17 at 8:59 AM PT

As a reward, the boss will be dropping two Legendary weapons. Each drop has a chance of being either Backburner or Tizzy from the Designer’s Cut add-on (Note: Players who do not own the Designer’s Cut add-on will not be able to equip Tizzy until they own the respective add-on) .

In addition, the chest at the end of the Trial of Instinct will be full of Legendaries regardless of how quickly you completed it or how many objectives you scored!

With this hotfix, the Trial of Fervor will be returning to its regular state.



  • Increased weapon damage
  • Increased chance for the magazine to refill when fired

Seventh Sense

  • Increased weapon damage

King’s Call / Queen’s Call

  • Increased damage on critical hits

Rowan’s Call

  • Increased weapon damage

Lucian’s Call

  • Increased weapon damage

Unkempt Harold

  • Increased weapon damage

Devils Foursum

  • Increased weapon damage
  • Increased damage radius

Bugged skills fixes?


Backburner in the pool can make this trial very popular.
Good to see a buff for Queen’s/King’s Call, but can you also restore the fire rate from 2019?


Butcher and Call weapon buffs are kinda intresting, but 7th sense and Harold are giving me big doubts.

7th sense - it was mostly carried by bonus ele+bonus projectile shenans, also it’s non-anointed. Hard to tell if it will be on par with meta things.
As for Harold - I dunno. Why GBX had to buff this - no idea. Unless they decided to please pink eyeglasses, who missing their “OP” Harold. Hope that buff will not be more than 10-20%. Also we got better Torgue pistols, like Roisen’s, Craps, Critical.

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Seventy Sense… Ooo, I hope it’s sufficient. I loved that gun when DLC2 dropped.

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I read this stuff and find myself thinking…nah. So many guns that just don’t do much at M11. I suppose I could start working through them again to see which ones NOW are worth using but i just find the game in it’s present state kind of boring. I lurk and post hoping to see change that makes it interesting to me.


Tizzy is quite good too, no? And it takes Arms Race RNG out of the picture, so might be an ‘easier’ source this week.

Really curious what other Arms Race gear Maurice will offer, since that’s pretty much the only source of loot in DLC5.

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I was lucky enough to use an exploit and farm many tizzy’s before it was nerfed. The “exploit”.

If i have to guess it will be the Madcap

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But why? Because it’s the least talked about, so could use some visibility, or something else?

actualy going to test it :rofl:

i hope they doubled/trippled the damage because it can’t be anointed…

but it probably will just end up sub-par because of that :frowning:

Been awaiting a Butcher buff for some time. Same for Rowans. Looking forward to trying them out.


Glad I hung onto those Rowan’s/Lucian’s calls now.



I don’t think that needed it actually.

Also, I was hoping for more exclusive weapons from these raid bosses throughout the whole event. Stuff like the Reflux or the Sandhawk that don’t just drop from anybody. Like the Tink of Cunning dropping a Skullsmasher.

Edit: Aaaand it only just came to me the Backburner WAS that….


This was a golden week of Trials

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Kinda, and I think they’re trying to not put too much Op items in the market, maybe also because the machine is the only way you have to get anointed legendary items before mayhem. ( I got a lv 52 m0 Garcia with consec hits from it, all items were anointed)

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That’s a very good point, I totally forgot (or didn’t even know) about this - so it’s like Earl’s machine in a sense. Might send some of my lower level characters there to explore.

Chances are those are gonna need a patch.


The devils foursum got splash radius increase!?!

It’s a suicide machine already.
Add a Moze with TCP and it will kill things behind you…

Eh, I’m into it.