Borderlands 3 |OT| The Three-Sequel!!

Which Vault Hunter are you going with for your first playthrough?


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Namorange

The Fallen
Oct 31, 2017
3,091
My first Borderlands so I have some questions:

Is swapping inventory from backpack to equipped not super accurate? I feel like if I try to swap from equipped to backpack, it doesn’t really work but if I start from the backpack and go to equipped, the swap works.

Is there a way to check ammo for potential guns I want to swap out on the fly? I feel like when I run out of ammo for my equipped, it’s kind of a guessing game as to what gun I should swap in.
 

Clu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,523
The Grid
i have been trying i think for 10 hours(over 2 days) to get this Transformer shield and it is not dropping from killavolt, dropping everything else under the sun. But he refuses to drop this one thing. Cursed!
 

Skittles

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Oct 25, 2017
4,854
i have been trying i think for 10 hours(over 2 days) to get this Transformer shield and it is not dropping from killavolt, dropping everything else under the sun. But he refuses to drop this one thing. Cursed!
Reminds me of when I spent 6 hours farming king mong for a badaboom in bl2
 

AINTneauxACID

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Oct 27, 2017
1,491
FINALLY beat the campaign and am level 39. Im assuming my next step is to activate mayhem 1 and do side quest so that they scale?
 

Bisnic

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,360
Quebec
i have been trying i think for 10 hours(over 2 days) to get this Transformer shield and it is not dropping from killavolt, dropping everything else under the sun. But he refuses to drop this one thing. Cursed!
Did you already completed that one sidequest on the last planet where you build a robot from parts you gather around? The reward is the Transformer shield.
 

demi

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Oct 27, 2017
7,444
FINALLY beat the campaign and am level 39. Im assuming my next step is to activate mayhem 1 and do side quest so that they scale?
I'm not sure if quests scale up in Mayhem 1, it might still be tied to your level? You should wait to get quest rewards until you hit 50. I think at this point you should just farm Graveward, he gives nice XP and is quickly farmable. Try on Mayhem 1 and see how you do (for the XP bump) and go back to Normal if you think it's too difficult.

But it's up to you, the sidequests can be fun and help you level up as well.
 

Cyanity

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Oct 25, 2017
6,243
FINALLY beat the campaign and am level 39. Im assuming my next step is to activate mayhem 1 and do side quest so that they scale?
Tbh if you did a lot of sidequests already and don't think you'll get burned out, starting TVHM and grinding to 50 on the main story and early sidequests might be the thing to do.
 

Clu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,523
The Grid
Did you already completed that one sidequest on the last planet where you build a robot from parts you gather around? The reward is the Transformer shield.
Yeah, but I was hoping to get a better one since the one I got from the quest is pretty much level 30.

I have an extra if you're on PS4!
I should take you up on that lol but I feel like just one more farming try and I'll get it. If i don't get it when I farm today(since I farm to a podcast) ill send a PM if I give up and beg lol
 

NeverWas

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Feb 28, 2019
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FINALLY beat the campaign and am level 39. Im assuming my next step is to activate mayhem 1 and do side quest so that they scale?
Quests, rewards, and enemies will all scale up in Mayhem, yes. You can do that, or jump into TVHM (you'll be able to turn on Mayhem once you get to Sanctuary). TVHM lets you reset quest progress as often as you'd like, so you could reset when you hit 50, and get all maxed out quest rewards from there on out.
 

dawgparty

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Nov 27, 2017
1,178
I have never played a Borderlands game past level 50, what do people usually do at that point? What is the benefit of taking my level 50 character through TVHM? Just drops? Wouldn't I get that same benefit farming some shitty boss on Mayhem 4? Sorry just trying to figure out what the gameplay loop is now. I wanna keep playing this with my friends.
 

LossAversion

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Oct 28, 2017
4,214
I should take you up on that lol but I feel like just one more farming try and I'll get it. If i don't get it when I farm today(since I farm to a podcast) ill send a PM if I give up and beg lol
Haha, I'll hang on to it just in case! I got one from Graveward if you wanna try that instead. I doubt it would be faster but maybe he's been stealing all of the transformers from your Killavolt, lol.
 

demi

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Oct 27, 2017
7,444
I have never played a Borderlands game past level 50, what do people usually do at that point? What is the benefit of taking my level 50 character through TVHM? Just drops? Wouldn't I get that same benefit farming some shitty boss on Mayhem 4? Sorry just trying to figure out what the gameplay loop is now. I wanna keep playing this with my friends.
You basically min-max and try and make stupid builds that break the game - or are at least fun for you. TVHM was a requirement in the earlier games but in BL3 it's not that much of a requirement - at least for me, personally. For most people that is basically farming Graveward! But you can change things up and try your luck in a Slaughterdome.

You can get drops farming Mayhem 4 just the same.

There's new DLC coming in a couple weeks that comes with some new story, content, and bosses.
 

LossAversion

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Oct 28, 2017
4,214
I hadn't had time to get into the game much, only level 12 or so if I remember correctly, with a Moze. Any extras you want to unload I'd love to try out, PSN is xx_shiv_xx.
I sent you a friend request on PSN. Let me know if I got your name right! I'll send you some Moze cosmetics when you add me!

You basically min-max and try and make stupid builds that break the game - or are at least fun for you. TVHM was a requirement in the earlier games but in BL3 it's not that much of a requirement - at least for me, personally. For most people that is basically farming Graveward! But you can change things up and try your luck in a Slaughterdome.

You can get drops farming Mayhem 4 just the same.

There's new DLC coming in a couple weeks that comes with some new story, content, and bosses.
I know that there are exclusive legendaries for Mayhem 4 but do you know if there's any difference between Mayhem 1-3 or TVHM when it comes to loot? I know that the drop rate for rare loot is increased but is there any difference between a level 50 weapon that you got in normal mode vs. one from Mayhem 2 vs. one from TVHM Mayhem 4 etc.? I'm going to go through TVHM eventually just to get all of the quest rewards to level 50 but I honestly still have no idea how you get the "best" loot in the endgame.
 
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demi

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Oct 27, 2017
7,444
I know Mayhem increases the chance for Anointed perks, which is basically part of that "min-max" part of endgame grind
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,533
Main Line
Quests, rewards, and enemies will all scale up in Mayhem, yes. You can do that, or jump into TVHM (you'll be able to turn on Mayhem once you get to Sanctuary). TVHM lets you reset quest progress as often as you'd like, so you could reset when you hit 50, and get all maxed out quest rewards from there on out.
Wait, what does this mean? I've never done TVHM, just upped the MAyhem Level on Normal
 

amon37

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Oct 27, 2017
687
I think I have all of wotan and valkyries specific drops. I really want the SMG but resetting the story and getting all the way to pain and terror or farming valkyries more is just ugh
 

Clu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,523
The Grid
Nice! Are you doing a shield Moze build? I've got an extra Deathless artifact and Bloodletter mod if you need either of those. I've been getting so much Moze stuff from farming Graveward, lol.
I'm just getting everything for everyone so I can just toss it in the vault and when I finally get around to playing the other characters I have it all ready at level 50.
 
Jan 10, 2018
416
Are you playing on Mayhem 4 because it only drops from Mayhem 4.
I was on M4 but on normal mode. Switched to M4 TVHM and it finally dropped after a couple of hours. Just in time for it to be nerfed..

Has there been any info on a browser for joining online games? I always get auto matched with someone AFK in Sanctuary and quitting and re-searching just puts me back in the same game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,712
I was on M4 but on normal mode. Switched to M4 TVHM and it finally dropped after a couple of hours. Just in time for it to be nerfed..

Has there been any info on a browser for joining online games? I always get auto matched with someone AFK in Sanctuary and quitting and re-searching just puts me back in the same game.
It got "nerfed" but is still easily the best class mod in the game. You move a lot slower but the max damage bonus is still a whopping 400 percent down from 530 percent. Compare that to what Gearbox did to the actual skills of Moze and Fl4k and we came out roses. Not to mention we can still Fakegrasp repeatedly and keep our damage bonuses up at all times. So use and abuse that class mod!

I haven't seen any news on matchmaking, but I don't play with randoms so didn't even know it was an issue.
 

Nelson

Member
Oct 1, 2019
49
California
Had the weirdest bug last night. Did Slaughterhouse 3000 with a friend on Mayhem 3. Got shit for loot; literally no legendaries. My friend got a few legendaries but also thought the loot was bad. Went back to Sanctuary to sell all the purples (lol), and my friend dropped a gun, a blue. Only it showed up with the legendary star on the minimap. We looked closely and the gun is definitely a legendary, but it looked blue on my screen. So maybe that's why I didn't get any legendaries on my run; they all showed up as blues. OTOH I never saw a legendary star on the minimap either. Who knows.

It's remarkable how many bugs BL3 has. Particularly bad how they keep introducing new ones or reintroducing old ones with updates. It's been, what, 4 weeks since Guardian Rank skills worked?
 

Bisnic

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,360
Quebec
It wouldn't be so bad if they could fix bugs introduced with patches with their weekly/bi-weekly hotfixes, but apparently they can't. So we're stuck waiting a month for another patch. And then that patch may introduce more bugs, and the cycle continue.
 

kmfdmpig

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,931
Had the weirdest bug last night. Did Slaughterhouse 3000 with a friend on Mayhem 3. Got shit for loot; literally no legendaries. My friend got a few legendaries but also thought the loot was bad. Went back to Sanctuary to sell all the purples (lol), and my friend dropped a gun, a blue. Only it showed up with the legendary star on the minimap. We looked closely and the gun is definitely a legendary, but it looked blue on my screen. So maybe that's why I didn't get any legendaries on my run; they all showed up as blues. OTOH I never saw a legendary star on the minimap either. Who knows.

It's remarkable how many bugs BL3 has. Particularly bad how they keep introducing new ones or reintroducing old ones with updates. It's been, what, 4 weeks since Guardian Rank skills worked?
I've had that happen with a couple of the legendary shotguns TK or whatever, I think.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,096
Been off the scene for a couple weeks (thanks death stranding)

is there any new gear/weapons worth farming for on mayhem 4 and/or during the raid?
 

LossAversion

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Oct 28, 2017
4,214
It's remarkable how many bugs BL3 has. Particularly bad how they keep introducing new ones or reintroducing old ones with updates. It's been, what, 4 weeks since Guardian Rank skills worked?
Yeah, I've been pretty disappointed with the amount of little annoyances and bugs in BL3 considering how long the game had been in development. It feels really undercooked. I mean, even the menus are laggy as fuck. I don't remember Borderlands 1 or 2 feeling nearly this unpolished. Luckily I haven't run into any major bugs like my entire bank disappearing but I'm STILL getting randomly kicked out of Iron Bear as soon as I hop into him without any of the cooldown being refunded. The audio in particular has been a real mess, especially in co-op. Songs only playing for the host, audio dropping out entirely, everything sounding like we're underwater... I love the game but it just feels unstable and that's disappointing.
 

Worldshaker

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,054
Michigan
I'm behind all my friends, and need some gear advice: I play Amara (phasegrasp/red), and I'm loving her Elemental setup and need to know what gear I need to be keeping an eye out for/farming. I've been pumping all of my Guardian Rank points into offense trying to get the good perks.

I already have a Lyuda (Sniper/Fire), a Brainstormer (Shock/Shotgun), and a Cutsman (Sub/Corrosive). I don't have anything else noteworthy.

I don't know of any good shields to farm or pistols. I did the raid on normal with my buddies just fine, but I want to try and jump into harder difficulties and need some gear to help push me into the next tier.

This is my first Borderlands game that I played seriously (was super casual in 2) so any general endgame advice would be appreciated.
 

Bisnic

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,360
Quebec
Is there some heads or skins that you can only get from challenges or specific enemies? I'm surprised I'm still missing so many despite having done all side quests and buying everything from Earl and still getting a lot of duplicates.
 

AnotherNils

Member
Oct 27, 2017
8,115
Been getting some nice drops; Lyuda, Shredifier, laser-sploder and some tediore but all the fucking drops are corrosive. Isn’t this the most worthless element in the game?

Also, I feel like since the hotfix the machines having been vending mostly green level garbage. Etech weapons are pretty much awol.
 

J_Viper

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,635
Yeah, I've been pretty disappointed with the amount of little annoyances and bugs in BL3 considering how long the game had been in development. It feels really undercooked. I mean, even the menus are laggy as fuck. I don't remember Borderlands 1 or 2 feeling nearly this unpolished. Luckily I haven't run into any major bugs like my entire bank disappearing but I'm STILL getting randomly kicked out of Iron Bear as soon as I hop into him without any of the cooldown being refunded. The audio in particular has been a real mess, especially in co-op. Songs only playing for the host, audio dropping out entirely, everything sounding like we're underwater... I love the game but it just feels unstable and that's disappointing.
BL3 truly feels like a project that was started over from scratch and slapped together way late into production.
There’s no way this was the end result of a seven year development cycle. Something had to have gone wrong.

It’s by no means a bad game, just one that is incredibly underwhelming when you think about how much time has passed.
 

DanGo

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Oct 25, 2017
3,295
Been getting some nice drops; Lyuda, Shredifier, laser-sploder and some tediore but all the fucking drops are corrosive. Isn’t this the most worthless element in the game?
Less enemies are weak to corrosive, but the DLC will change some of that. Seems the casino DLC will feature lots of loaders.
 

Skittles

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,854
BL3 truly feels like a project that was started over from scratch and slapped together way late into production.
There’s no way this was the end result of a seven year development cycle. Something had to have gone wrong.

It’s by no means a bad game, just one that is incredibly underwhelming when you think about how much time has passed.
Probably just an engine change
 

AINTneauxACID

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,491
I grinded circle of slaughter till i hit max level. Why is slaughtershaft so damn hard? Lol

Also, couldnt continue playing coop Maliwan takedown because enemy stayed behind barrier... Gearbox........... Pls
 

Psychoward

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Nov 7, 2017
24,218
I grinded circle of slaughter till i hit max level. Why is slaughtershaft so damn hard? Lol

Also, couldnt continue playing coop Maliwan takedown because enemy stayed behind barrier... Gearbox........... Pls
The Transformer trivialized the slaughter shaft for me. Went from struggling to beat it at normal level 50 to easily clearing it at mayhem 3


Also hope the guardian rank perk bug gets fixed on the 19th
 

Bisnic

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,360
Quebec
Is the Ward still the best shield for a Brawler Amara? I've killed Graveward countless times since yesterday on Mayhem 3 and got lots of legendaries, but still no Ward. :( Getting at bit tired of farming him. At least he goes down fast enough with Moze and her nearly infinite ammo Lyuda.
 

Psychoward

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Nov 7, 2017
24,218
Is the Ward still the best shield for a Brawler Amara? I've killed Graveward countless times since yesterday on Mayhem 3 and got lots of legendaries, but still no Ward. :( Getting at bit tired of farming him. At least he goes down fast enough with Moze and her nearly infinite ammo Lyuda.
Well if you have the quick charge guardian rank perk or mindfulness skill maybe not?
 

Magnus

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Oct 25, 2017
2,648
I think I've given up hope on a proper performance patch for PC. Each patch so far has definitely improved things for me incrementally, but was not what I was hoping for.
 

Psychoward

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Nov 7, 2017
24,218
I had a dream last night that there was a raid/proving ground type thing added with an hour time limit to it but you could add modifiers to make it harder but increase the time limit, also TPS Wilhelm was there somehow and he jumped in an Iron Bear