Borderlands 3 has barely been out a week, but already developer Gearbox is rolling out the presumably gun-laden tea trolley marked “future content plans”. And at least some of the supplementary morsels scattered atop its silverware will take the form of special free limited-time events, with the first of these, Bloody Harvest, coming next month.
Bloody Harvest, which was unveiled during the first episode of Gearbox’s new Borderlands Show livestream series, will be a Halloween-themed offering, and brings new enemies, new loot, and a brand-new location. Players will need to have gained access to Sanctuary III in the main game to participate in Bloody Harvest – and, once the event is underway, will initially be tasked with amassing a substance known as Hecktoplasm in order to reach the new map.
While out in space, Vault Hunters will encounter new Haunted enemies, which will rise up as ghosts on death and pursue those that bought a sorry end to their corporeal existence. Coming into contact with one of these vengeful spirits will inflict the new Terror de-buff, partially shrouding a player’s vision with mist, and weakening gun handling, accuracy, and spread.