Borderlands 3 Gets Massive Crossplay Update, Level Cap, & Endless Cartel Event

Oh happy day, Borderlands 3 fans. We’re getting the biggest update this month.

Starting today on 25th June, the game has received a ton of fixes and a major new event. Let’s break it down:

Level Cap Increase

Your level cap is now bumped to 72. You now have 70 Skill Points to play around with.

Crossplay

After 3 years, Borderlands 3 finally has crossplay across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Crossplay between the aforementioned platforms is made possible by SHiFT Matchmaking, and you’ll be greeted by an opt-in window when the Crossplay Update is live. Regardless of whether you choose to enable or disable Crossplay, you’ll be prompted to set a Crossplay Display Name, which is required for SHiFT Matchmaking functionality. Your display name needs to follow the requirements:

  • Must be a unique name not already in use by another Borderlands 3 player.
  • Must be between 3-16 characters long.
  • Must start with a letter, and is limited to a-z, A-Z, 0-9, or non-consecutive underscore, hyphen, or period/full-stop characters.

New Revenge Of The Cartels Event

After much requesting, the 2021 update to Revenge of the Cartels is back. Not only do you kill a slew of bosses and foes in a fancy mansion with 80s style music synthwork, but you also can farm for top tier weapons like the OPQ Assault Rifle and Yellowcake Rocket Launcher. This version of the event also features a new set of themed cosmetic items:

  • 3 Challenges: ‘Cosmic Ring’ ECHO Device Skin.
  • 6 Challenges:‘Pandora Sunset’ Weapon Trinket.
  • 10 Challenges:‘Framed Tenderizer’ Room Decoration.
  • 14 Challenges:‘Digital Horizons’ Weapon Skin.
  • 18 Challenges:‘Grid Runner’ Vault Hunter Skin.

Endless Seasonal Events

All events, including the new Revenge of the Cartel, will not have end dates. This means you can play this and the Bloody Harvest and Broken Hearts Day whenever you like, for as long as you like. You can toggle these on the Main Menu.

True Trials Finale

From today to 1st July, the effects of all six True Trials mini-events will be active. That means all the Trials bosses get the same substantial boost to health and damage, they’ll all drop their two respective Legendary items from that week, and the chest at the end of each trial will be chock-full of Legendaries!

Some New Updates & Fixes

Weapons

Grease Trap

  • Made it easier to grease enemies more before setting them on fire
  • Increased based damage 20%

Iceburger

  • Buffed Damage

Needle Gun

  • Buffed Damage

New Anointment Adjustments

General Anointments

Killing an enemy grants 5% Weapon Damage and Reload Speed for 25 seconds; this effect stacks

  • Increased to 12.5% Weapon Damage, Maximum stacks capped to 10.

On Action Skill End, Action Skill cooldown rate is increased by 20% for a short time

  • Increased to 50%.

On Action Skill End, Gain 15% Life Steal for a short time

  • Increased to 30%.

Gain 300% increased Weapon Damage against enemies above 90% Health

  • Lowered to 150% increased Weapon Damage.

While under 50% health, deal 150% bonus radiation damage

  • Lowered to 100% bonus damage.

Consecutive Hits increase Weapon Damage by 1% per hit, misses remove all bonuses

  • Limited the amount of times this could stack to 100.

On Action Skill End, Splash Damage is increased by 200% for a short time

  • Lowered to 125%.

While an Action Skill is Active, Weapon Damage is increased by 200%

  • Lowered to 100%.

Amara the Siren

Astral Projection damage is increased by 100% for Phasecast and related Action Skills

  • Increased to 200% .

While Phasegrasp is active, Weapon Damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

Slam damage is increased by 100% for Phaseslam and related Action Skills

  • Increased to 300%.

Orb damage is increased by 100% for Phaseflare and related Action Skills

  • Increased to 200%.

Fl4k the Beastmaster

While Fade Away is active, Weapon Damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

While Gravity Snare is active, Weapon Damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 250%.

After using Rakk Attack!, gain 50% critical hit damage for a short time

  • Increased to 100%.

After using Attack Command, gain 30% lifesteal for a short time

  • Increased to 50%.

Moze The Gunner

While Iron Bear is active, Bear Fist damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 300%.

While Iron Bear is active, Salamander damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 200%.

While Iron Bear is active, Rail Gun damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

While Iron Bear is active, Minigun damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

While Iron Bear is active, V-35 Grenade Launcher damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 200%.

While Iron Bear is active, Vanquisher Rocket Pod damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

While Iron Cub is active, Weapon Damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

After exiting Iron Bear, the next 2 magazines will have 10% increased fire rate and 20% critical damage

  • Increased critical damage bonus to 100%.

Zane the Operative

MNTIS Shoulder Cannon damage is increased by 100%

  • Increased to 150%.

While Barrier is active, Accuracy is increased by 60%, and Critical Hit damage is increased by 70%

  • Increased Critical Hit damage to 125%.

While Digi-Clone is active, regenerate 12% of magazine ammo per second

  • Increased to 30%.

Truly this week’s a glorious one for Borderlands 3 fans all over the world.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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