Borderlands 3 update reduces loot drops in Mayhem Mode

Gearbox Software has pushed a hotfix live for Borderlands 3 that fixes a few bugs and makes adjustments to loot drops.

Following the hotfix, the amount of loot that drops in Mayhem Mode has been reduced, the spawn rate of Loot Tinks in Mansion has been reduced, Eridium Crystals now grow slower in Voracious Canopy, and Chupacabratch will drop less loot.

Other adjustments include a reduction in the Torgue shotgun’s sticky damage and a reduction in the E-tech shotgun’s elemental damage. Read the full patch notes below:


  • Yellow paint has been added to Ambermire to mark a more obvious path to complete the Sabotage Crew Challenge.
  • The New-U Station in front of the Halcyon Suborbital Spaceport (used during the “Space-Laser Tag” Mission) in the Meridian Metroplex now has a larger activation range.
  • The New-U Station in front of Titian’s Gate (used during the “Atlas, At Last” Mission) in the Meridian Metroplex now has a larger activation range.
  • The first Guardian a player runs into during the “Beneath the Meridian” mission is no longer over-leveled.
  • The Eridian chest by the Grotto in the Jakob’s Estate is no longer invisible.


  • Eridium crystals in Voracious Canopy grow less frequently.
  • Scaled down the amount of loot drops in Mayhem Mode.
  • Torgue shotgun sticky damage has been reduced.
  • Reduced E-Tech shotgun elemental damage from “flesh off your bones” to “a lot”.
  • Chupacabratch dropped too much of his hard-earned loot.
  • Adjusted spawn rate of Loot Tinks in Mansion. They’re special again.
  • Removed pain-sounds from Troy for his boss fight.

Gearbox also mentioned that it is aware that this hotfix does not address performance issues, but added that it is “hard at work evaluating performance problems and potential solutions for them.”

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

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