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Fans outraged over Borderlands 3 loot nerf update

Published: 20/Sep/2019 0:36 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 2:52

by Brent Koepp

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A new hot fix for Borderlands 3 released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 19, and fans are not happy with some of the changes.

The latest instalment in the looter shooter series released on September 13 and people have been loving it, even going as far as to scour the game for pop culture references such as Rick & Morty and Lord of the Rings.

An update patch released for the game on September 19, and brought some big changes to the way loot is dropped – something some fans aren’t too happy about.

Borderlands 3 loot nerf

The hot fix adjusted an array of issues, such as overleveled enemies and the activation range of certain New-U machines. But a change to the frequency of rare item loot drops in the game’s hard mode ‘Mayhem Mode’ isn’t something some people are writing home about.

Before the patch, an article from PC Gamer on September 16 told fans about an exploit in the Eden-6 area that fans could farm Loot Tinks while playing Mayhem Mode in order to get an insane amount of Legendary drops. Unfortunately though, the update scaled the frequency down.

Gearbox Software / 2K Games / Attack of the FanboysLoot Tink farming has been seriously scaled back.

“RIP loot tink in Jakobs Estate :(“ one fan on the Borderlands 3 subreddit said. “Literally just got to Jakobs Estate last night :(“ another said in reply.

“I rushed through the game tonight so I could get Mayhem 3 but was surprised that none Loot Tinks appeared at 3 runs and I guessed they patched it.” a player commented, before continuing. “My rushing to the end was so useless now, I could’ve enjoyed the story far more longer.”

RedditBorderlands 3 fans were upset at the loot drop nerf.

Luckily, there seems to be some sort of bypass for those who want to continue getting the increased loot drops – simply enable ‘Offline Mode’ and reboot the game. 

Doing so appears to remove the hotfix completely, but it comes back once you’re online again, so just keep that in mind when farming for Legendaries.

The full list of patch notes can be found below.


Bugs

  • 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.

Balance

  • 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.
Halo

Halo Infinite has multiple betas scheduled for 2021

Published: 23/Jan/2021 22:42 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 22:48

by Bill Cooney

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Halo Infinite publisher 343 Industries is planning to release multiple betas in the lead-up to the game’s release later this year.

Halo fans had a rough ending to 2020, with the next game in the series, Infinite, being delayed until Fall 2021 according to 343 Industries.

Despite that setback, it appears we’ll get a chance to play the game well before that, since the developers are apparently “actively drafting plans” to roll out multiple “test flights” of the game before its official release, according to information found on the Halo Insider website.

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Infinite is the next installment in the Halo franchise, and we could get to play it before it officially releases.

According to the info, 343 Industries is currently planning to use the Halo Insider Program for the multiple beta tests before the game fully launches, which will give devs a chance to find and fix bugs and other glitches that might have slipped through the cracks.

How to sign up for the Halo Insider program and Halo Infinite beta

If you’re not already signed up for Halo Insider, the good news is that it’s as easy as entering your email and other information. To make things as simple as possible just follow these steps below to get signed up and be notified when the “test flights” become available:

  1. Go to the Halo Insider Program site.
  2. Click on the “signup” link
  3. Under “Sign in to your Xbox Live account,” click Sign In.
  4. Sign in with your Microsoft Account.

When are the Halo Infinite beta tests?

Halo Infinite gameplay
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343 Industries haven’t shown off multiplayer footage yet, but we assume it will be available during the “test flights”

We don’t have an exact release date for any of the test flights just yet, other than that they will be starting “later this year” according to the publisher, which could be Spring or Summer since the game is slated to come out in Fall.

Rest assured these should be announced well ahead of time by 343, and if you’re signed up as an insider you’ll also receive a notification in your email and on your Xbox account when it does happen.

For all the latest news on Halo Infinite’s release date and all other updates on the game, be sure to follow along with Dexerto right here for all the latest info.