Gearbox has been planning to change Borderlands 3’s Mayhem Mode for quite some time and it appears that will be happening rather soon. The changes to Mayhem Mode will begin April 23rd, the same day the next seasonal event starts.
For those who don’t know, Mayhem Mode unlocks once you finish the Borderlands 3 story. It gives you the option of ramping up the difficulty, which increases the experience points you get for killing enemies and increases the quality of the loot they drop.
Previously, you had to visit a pedestal on Sanctuary III to activate Mayhem Mode or adjust the Mayhem level. In the future, you can do both via a new tab in the ECHO Device menu. There will also be more than 25 brand new modifiers that can be applied to your game.
Each modifier is rated as Easy, Medium, Hard or Very Hard. Easy modifiers are mostly helpful and include things like Big Kick Energy, which increases your weapons’ damage but also increases their recoil and spread.
Medium modifiers and beyond will bring bigger challenges. For example, the Medium modifier Floor is Lava, keeps you moving by forming a pool of damage-dealing lava beneath your feet whenever you stand still. One of the Hard modifiers, Drone Ranger, spawns Healing Drones to assist enemies.
Modifiers are selected at random, but the number of modifiers and difficulty ratings of those modifiers are always the same for each Mayhem level, as seen below:
|Mayhem Level||Modifier 1||Modifier 2||Modifier 3||Modifier 4|
In other Borderlands news, the Borderlands Science arcade machine became a permanent addition recently, and Gearbox announced the Borderlands Legendary Collection for the Nintendo Switch.