Borderlands 3 hotfix makes changes to weapons and Vault Hunters

Gearbox has released yet another hotfix for Borderlands 3 on all platforms. This latest update makes adjustments to several weapons and includes a couple of changes for Vault Hunters.

As part of this update, a number of weapons have received a buff, including Westergun, ASMD, Sickle, Infiniti, Magnificent, and Jericho.

There are also some nerfs for a few overpowered weapons included, such as the Lyuda. With this update, the critical damage bonus of the weapon has been reduced and a bug has been fixed that caused an extra bullet to spawn.

“The Lyuda’s functionality is to split the projectile from 1 to 3 after a certain distance. It was reported that the original projectile was never destroyed in the process of splitting so 1 projectile actually became 4,” the developer explains. “Addressing this concern effectively removed a full shot’s worth of damage which auto-corrects the base damage of the weapon.”

Another weapon being nerfed is the Flakker, which now consumes a full magazine when fired and has had its damage reduced by 33 percent.

“Flakker was greatly outperforming other shotguns due to the number of projectiles and the  rate of fire,” Gearbox added. “We initially believed the resulting projectile spread would cause most of the explosions to miss the target, however this turned out to be false, so we reduced the projectile damage and allowed the weapon to only fire once per magazine.”

In addition to the above, this hotfix increases the health of Moze’s Iron Bear, Zane’s Digi-Clone, and all of FL4K’s pets to make them more viable. Read the full patch notes here.

Borderlands 3 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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