Gearbox has announced further details about the upcoming Borderlands 3 Halloween event, called Bloody Harvest. In essence, it’s a pretty standard seasonal event affair that many looter-shooters have. It’s gonna feature holiday-appropriate enemies, a new map, cosmetics, guns, gear, the usual works. Just, you know, with that classic, punny Borderlands flavor.
Now, when it comes to recent video games, Borderlands 3 is an interesting choice for a Halloween event. The overall doofiness of the game is a perfect match for a silly festival of spoops, and it seems that’s exactly what we can expect from Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest. At least, judging by a post on the game’s website and the first episode of the Borderlands show, which you can check out below. So, what can we expect from this event?
Well, for one, it’s gonna take place in October, and it’s gonna be free for everyone. While it lasts, you’ll be meeting a new type of enemies, called Haunted. You’ll have to kill them in order to earn entry into the event-specific map. However, there’s a catch; the corpses of the Haunted will leave Ghosts, which can inflict the Terror debuff on you if you touch them. It blurs your vision, and reduces your spread, accuracy, and gun handling.
Also, as you make your way through the Haunted galaxy, you’ll collect Hecktoplasm, because this game can’t go five seconds without a stupid pun. You can exchange the Hecktoplasm for useful stuff at a new vendor aboard the Sanctuary III, a lizard fella named Maurice.
As for the event map, you can look forward to brand new spooky enemies, like the flying Rakk-O’-Lanterns. There’s also mention of things like “a Ratch-infested pit with rivers of blood running through it,” so that’s fun. If you manage to push your way to the end, you’ll meet the Baron of Bloody Harvest, Captain Haunt. Yes, it is Captain Traunt, just with a much more Ghost Rider aesthetic.
Naturally, as with all events in looter-shooters, there’s gonna be some cool stuff to get while Blood Harvest is going on. We’re talking a weapon trinket, cosmetics, and even new guns and gear that actually plays with the aforementioned Terror mechanic. It all sounds fun, even if I’m not a huge fan of the muted-neon visuals.
If you're having trouble with other things in the game, you might want to check out some of the other guides we've written. We've listed the locations of Red Chests, Typhon Logs, Dead Claptrap Parts and Hijack Targets. We've explored the mission choices, like what happens when you side with Holder or Ramsden in On The Blood Path, or when you tell Rhys to keep or lose mustache in Atlas at Last. We've also covered secrets, like the one where you have to open the Holy Broadcast Center locked door.