So it’s not quite Halloween yet, but that doesn’t mean Halloween is already in the air. Developers are planning for the spookiest season of the year, and are already revealing certain aspects of the upcoming haunted events. And Gearbox is no stranger to this.
Despite that Borderlands 3 has only been out for a very short time, the minds behind it at Gearbox already have a bunch of ideas and have laid out some set plans. And the first one being the game’s first event, The Bloody Harvest. Creative Director Paul Sage with hosts Greg Miller and Fran Mirabella from Kinda Funny had announced this is the first episode of their Borderlands 3 – The Borderlands Show: Episode 1 that aired earlier today. In this first episode of the upcoming roadmap of their recent title includes the Halloween event that will be available for the month of Halloween.
In the event, players must have gained access to Sanctuary III to be able to travel to this event/new location. To fully get to the haunted location, players must collect a substance called Hecktoplasm to be able to reach there. Players can obtain it by venturing out into Space and the different planets where they will come in contact with new Haunted Enemies that will cause a Terror de-buff which reduces field of vision, and makes aiming a lot harder, along with weakened spread.
Though the terror won’t end there as once our Vault Hunters find themselves in the Bloody Harvest area, they will come across the pun-ified name of flying pumpkins on fire known as Rakk-O’-Lanterns, and a take on Captain Traunt now known as Captain Haunt (everyone’s getting into that holiday spirit!).
Though, to make up for going through these spooky and troublesome foes, the Vault Hunters will be rewards with brand new cosmetics (shown above), a new ECHO Device Skin, a global weapon skin, a new shield, a new grenade mod, and two new weapons. One of the new weapons, the Fearmonger, is kind of gross (and causes the trypophobia to go haywire, be warned), but really cool and has it’s own little showcase of what it looks like:
While there is no set date of when the Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest event will begin (or end), Gearbox does state in the blog post about it that it will be here for October. This is a free spooky adventure, so players won’t have to purchase it to enjoy some extra haunts and thrills for the upcoming Halloween season.
Borderlands 3 is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.