Kicking off Week 2 of the Borderlands' 10-Year Anniversary Event!

We’re continuing to celebrate Borderlands’ 10-year anniversary with another week of in-game bonuses for Borderlands 3! This week is the Rare Spawn Hunt.

If you’ve explored the untamed wilds and urban hideouts of Borderlands 3, you’ve likely found (and killed) a Rare Spawn. These named enemies are lurking around the many corners of the galaxy, and will sometimes show up on bounty boards wanted dead or… actually, just dead. But for the second week of our month-long Borderlands Anniversary Celebration, those Rare Spawns are about to be a lot less rare.

Starting October 8 at 9:00 AM PDT, the Rare Spawn Hunt will start rolling out and begin courtesy of a quick micropatch. To ensure that the micropatch is successfully applied, verify that you’re online then hang around the main menu for a little bit. During the Rare Spawn Hunt, some Rare Spawns are guaranteed to show up in their designated locations and have an increased chance to drop unique Legendary loot. It’s your chance to seek and destroy enemies you might’ve never known existed, or snag the unique Legendary weapons and gear you’ve been chasing after. Here’s a list of all the Rare Spawns that are part of this week’s event, along with their drops:

[UPDATE:] We’re changing how El Dragon Jr and Mother of Grogans function for Rare Spawn Hunt—they will only drop their Legendary Artifacts while playing in Mayhem Mode or True Vault Hunter Mode, so that they won’t drop gear you can’t equip yet!

  • RakkmanNight Flyer , Legendary Pistol
  • El Dragon JrUnleash the Dragon , Legendary Artifact [Mayhem Mode/True Vault Hunter Mode only]
  • Road DogRedline , Legendary Shotgun
  • IndoTyrant – Random Customization
  • Force Troopers – Random Legendary class mods
  • Demoskaggon – Random Legendary Shield
  • The UnstoppableBand of Sytorak , Legendary Shield
  • Thunk & SlothIt’s Piss , Legendary Grenade Mod
  • MaxitrillionThe Horizon , Legendary Shotgun
  • Borman NatesPsycho Stabber , Legendary Pistol
  • Princess Tarantella II – Hive, Legendary Rocket Launcher
  • Mother of Grogans – Random Legendary Artifacts [Mayhem Mode/True Vault Hunter Mode only]
  • Red Jabber – Random Legendary Grenade Mod
  • Urist McEnforcerMasterwork Crossbow , Legendary Sniper Rifle

The Rare Spawn Hunt is on from October 8 at 9:00 AM PDT to October 15 at 8:59 AM PDT when the next week’s theme begins. The Borderlands Anniversary Celebration calendar is below—and if you want to know what this month of Borderlands 3 bonuses is all about, you can catch up here.

Week 2 (October 8-14): Rare Spawn Hunt!
Week 3 (October 15-21): Show Me the Eridium!
Week 4 (October 22-28): Mayhem on Twitch!
Week 5 (October 29 - November 4): Spooky Surprise!

Good luck on your Rare Spawn Hunt this week, Vault Hunter. Those high-value targets have nowhere to hide, and their unique Legendary loot can be all yours.


Ty! Would’ve been nice to see some patchnotes with much needed fixes, but this is cool.


If promises are true will should see a 30 day patch at the end of this week or early next

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Where was a 30-day patch promised? Curious.

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Time to farm the Mother of Grogans

Uhm only one slight problem atm, it ain’t activated yet?

Now before you ask yes, I waited at the main menu for a while now.

I have 2 chars parked at 2 bosses, one at the Mother, one for the Red Jabber. Both arent spawning?

Aren’t these guarenteed spawns? And I didn’t get the prompt there was a micro fix ingame either?


It’s past 9 am PDT no? El Dragon Jr in mayhem 3 is not improved yet. I’m online.

Soooo, patch notes aside. The event should be live correct?

Uhm… guess again. :smiley: it’s not

Not live yet I’m guessing. I haven’t seen a notification for patch. Who’s in charge of rollouts?

Doesn’t seem like it.

Yeah…Road Dog ain’t “guaranteed” there. I’ve waited in main menu for a couple of minutes…

Guess it’s late. I hope. The alternative is that it’s broken.

I did get el dragon to spawn but didn’t drop anything at all either usually some money or something hmmm scary

Cannot get anyone to spawn and it would be nice if they listed a rollout time.


They did list a rollout time, it’s late.

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I got an update message, but no improved spawn/drop

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I’ve only been to two spawns on the list so far. Tyrant spawned. Urist McEnforcer did not.

Hey @Noelle_GBX, can we get an update on what’s going on with the patch and a new actual eta?


I’m looking into it!


Cool thnx, cause the event is deffo not working atm.