Borderlands 3 - Update and Hotfixes [01/21/2021] - Arms Race Mini-Event Week 1

Today we will release an update for Borderlands 3, which will be live on all platforms by 12:00 PM PST. This update addresses some concerns reported by the community.

In addition to today’s update, we are activating three weeks of Arms Race mini-events! The first mini-event, Clear Skies , begins with today’s hotfixes. 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. As a reminder, the Co-op Loot Drop event will be ending today at 8:59 AM PT.


  • Addressed a potential progression blocker created when Xbox Series X|S users would log into a map before the host and interact with mission objectives in multiplayer
  • Updated vehicle spawners to not activate while another player has started travel to another map
  • Added Anointment support to the Linc Legendary pistol
  • Adjusted the damage of thrown Tediore weapons
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Action Skill End apply Terror Anointment was only applying one stack of Terror
  • Updated the Siren’s Infusion and Forceful Expression skills to work with the Cryo element
  • Updated the Siren’s Ascendant skill to work with Expedite
  • Updated the Gunner’s Iron Cub to receive Action Skill Damage boosts from Class Mods
  • Adjusted the Gunner’s skills Desperate Measures, Stroke the Embers, and Scorching RPMs to work with Iron Cub
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Beastmaster’s Cmdl3t Class Mod was causing pets to behave strangely
  • Adjusted the Operative’s Devil Raider skin’s appearance on head customizations
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Hot Spring grenade mod would continue to heal players after the Area of Effect ended
  • Players entering Arms Race will now start with a full-heal
  • Skill points gained during Arm Race have been changed to update without the need for a Save/Quit
  • Updated the mini-map to follow party member’s locations while in spectator mode
  • Made a change to the timer bar in Arms Race to correctly show the amount of time remaining during the “Kill Heavyweight Harker” objective
  • Mission weapons will no longer stay in a player’s inventory during Arms Race
  • Addressed a reported concern that action skills would not properly unlock while in Arms Race when a level one character gained a level
  • [Xbox Series X|S] Addressed a reported concern that a player’s controller could continue vibrating through a loading screen in some instances
  • [Xbox Series X|S] Addressed a reported concern that the controller would vibrate while loading into a map if using Iron Cub


  • Activates the Clear Skies Arms Race Mini-Event until January 28 at 8:59 AM PT


Baby Maker

  • Increased weapon damage and fire rate

Sledge’s Shotgun

  • Increased weapon damage


  • Increased weapon damage


  • Increased weapon damage

Thanks guys! Just to let you know (if you didn’t already), the reason people don’t use the Baby Maker is that it uses multiple mags for each chuck, one for the initial chuck and an additional one per MIRV grenade. Also, um, are we ever going to buff Fl4k’s purple tree or Zane’s green tree? Nice to see some good Amara and Iron Cub buffs here.


No fix for SNTL Cryo unfortunately yet, but a good list of stuff at least. Here’s to more in the coming weeks!


Thanks for the update.

Just wondering if a fix for the “sprinting while shooting” portion of Rushin Offensive (Moze skill) will be put out.

When lifesteal was added to the skill, the skill was made awkward and clunky. Now if you’re firing but stop sprinting, you have to stop firing in order to sprint again.

Zane’s similar skill works no problem, why is Mozes still clunky?


Thanks for the Linc change. Appreciate it.
Now I can hopefully shut up about it!


Neat. Would love to see some other weapons like the Seventh Sense get the same treatment in the future.


Looking forward to see these changes in game, and hoping this hotfix won’t create other issues. Will bring feedback if needed !


Good good good, I really wanted to use that class mod but it was completely broken.

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The Trapper tree gonna be buffed any time soon?


Now that you have fixed that pesky reported concern of a vibrating controller (never saw that one on the forums) how about we get some fixes to the to the console crashing buff that GBX applied. Also might have seen a few threads about the text size and UI in split screen co op. Don’t know if you are aware of it, looking into it or not at this time.

Just would be nice for a change of pace for GBX to actually address the reported concerns that have been discussed at great length on this forum.


@Noelle_GBX is this “update” the same as a patch, in that it needs to be downloaded before entering the game?

No fix for PS5 save transfer? WTF is that? Seriously, it’s over two months now.


So glad they fixed the terror anointment they broke, and finally added anointment to a gun that didn’t have it. Hopefully that’s the start of a long-overdue trend, to add anointment to everything, cus there’s no reason unique items should have been left out.
Curious about tediore throws being “adjusted” - guess that’s a nerf to fix manufacturer balance at last. Fingers crossed they’ll look at other manufacturers too, like vladof and balance them better.


To be fair, xbox crashes aren’t fixed, after more than a year. Don’t think us PlayStation players can complain too much about a 2 month delay. Fingers crossed it’ll be soon though. :rofl: :rofl:


Dw friend they’re “looking into it” :clown_face:


Looks like we’ll be getting hotfixes for the next few weeks as the following two are starting Arms Race-related events and the week after that should be the Broken Hearts Day event.

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Two months really isn’t that long for bugs to persist, still waiting on fixes from launch to make this game couch co-op playable.


Yes - the update portion is a patch that must be downloaded before launching the game. Check for availability for your platform/region, as some may show earlier than others. It should be live on all platforms ‘by noon PST’ which is about 4 hours from the time of this post.

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butcher buff or hyperion shotguns in general would be cool.
take it easy and may god bless ya. :slight_smile:


1 gun :sweat_smile: and an atlas at that (instant vendor trash for me) i really feel like they’re just trolling the living piss out of us… :expressionless:

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