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Borderlands 3 Update Version 1.03 Patch Notes on October 3

Gearbox Software has released the patch notes for Borderlands 3 Update 1.03, below we have included them for you.

Borderlands 3 Update 1.03 is now available for download for PS4, Xbox One and PC. You only have to download 210 MB on the PS4. Depending on the platform, the size of the download may be different.

 

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes 1.03 – October 3

STABILITY

  • Addressed a reported issue where an infinite loop could occur when hitting the Guardian Rank experience ceiling

GENERAL FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Hollow Point Guardian Rank skill no longer damages allies
  • Hollow Point Guardian Rank skill has been re-enabled
  • Addressed a reported issue where some players were unable to unlock the Ultimate Vault Hunter achievement on Xbox
  • Addressed a reported issue where mouse functionality may have been lost when hot joining a friend’s session on PC
  • Addressed a reported issue where some players’ inventory would not be saved in their bank

This week’s Borderlands 3 hotfixes, which will be live on all platforms by or before 3:00 PM PDT today, contain some player character balance changes and address some player reported concerns regarding enemy behavior.

Our goal is to make sure all three Action Skills for each Vault Hunter are viable, but we have noticed some skills have been outperforming others. To encourage more build diversity, we made some adjustments to FL4K and Moze this week.

We also looked at a few boss fights and made balance changes to make their combats more enjoyable. Finally, we went over some enemy behaviors that could have affected mission progression and adjusted some attacks to happen with more frequency.

VAULT HUNTER ADJUSTMENTS

FL4K

Rakk Attack! is great for constant damage output, especially when paired with Anointed gear. The base skill still seems to be lacking, so Rakk Attack! now has a guaranteed status effect on any enemy that it damages. Leave No Trace was returning much more ammo than intended, and we have added a re-trigger delay to keep its ammo return within expectation. Barbaric Yawp has an increased bonus, as we didn’t feel that the amount of investment had an equal payoff. In addition, we felt that FL4K’s pets were demanding too much attention, which was interfering with players trying to stand still for any length of time, so we disabled the ability for them to move you around.

  • Rakk Attack! status effect chance as been increased to 100%.
  • Leave No Trace now has a re-trigger delay of 2 seconds
  • Barbaric Yawp stat bonus increased by 100%
  • Pets no longer push around player characters
  • “Touch Pet” prompt is now a lower priority and should no longer interfere with looting or vending machines

Moze

Infinite Grenades is not an intentional build for Moze—even if it is hilarious. To lower the power (and spam) of this build, a re-trigger delay has been added to the grenade portion of Means of Destruction.

  • Means of Destruction now has a re-trigger delay of 2 seconds

MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES

  • Adjusted the balance of Gigamind, Katagawa Ball, and Billy the Anointed

These three boss fights had concerns with their health and shields that made their combat loops more difficult than we intended. Gigamind had a little too much health, so that was reduced slightly. Katagawa Ball will no longer regenerate its shields; we found that while players contended with the adds during the fight, it would unfairly regenerate its shield, negating the players’ progress. Finally, Billy had 25% of his health removed; we agree that this fight often dragged on needlessly. We will be monitoring each of these bosses and may make further adjustments in the future.

  • Bloated Rakks no longer spawn so many Rakklesnakes

This change should make the Cistern of Slaughter in particular much more fun.

  • Adjusted the cooldown values when they are displayed for Zane’s skills
  • Amara’s Glamour will now turn enemies on each other, as described in the Action Skill
  • Modified the loot spawn for Sera of Supremacy
  • Spiderant Emperors occasionally wouldn’t drill back out of the ground, which created a potential progression blocker in the Proving Ground of Survival; we have adjusted this and the issue has been addressed
  • Resolved an issue that could have prevented enemies from spawning while in Devil’s Razor
  • Lavender Crawly’s physics were adjusted to prevent them exiting the world like a popped balloon
  • Further safe guarded Apollo from being launched out of world as well
  • The Rampager will no longer enter an idle at state at inappropriate times
  • Saurian Slingers attacks were addressed
  • Guardians now use all their attacks in Playthrough 2
  • Guardian Wraiths now reliably use all their ranged attacks
  • NPCs in the Slaughter maps were reported to sometimes attempt to automatically revive players in the arena. Going forward they will no longer attempt to revive players
  • Minimized the glow effect when opening Eridian ammo chests, can more easily see the ammo inside when opened

Written by: J.P.

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  1. jimmy castle October 22, 2019 | Reply

    i play ps4 can we get a fix on the annointed militants immune phase. it happens way too often and they are immune to everything. it should be random to what theyre immune to or immune to the last element you used before they went into the phase

  2. Patrick October 4, 2019 | Reply

    Glad work is being done but would like to see a fix for anointed Goliath’s (Billy included) don’t get stuck in a wall. I play PS4 and don’t know if this is an issue elsewhere.

  3. Slade holtzclaw October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Thank you gearbox for making all of the fun parts of this game disappear. Literally Everytime I find a playstyle or character that makes it fun or that I like to play they Nerf. I’m done with this series for good now.

  4. Zach October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Not complaining, love the game. Been playing it nonstop, but addressing the lagginess of the menu screen would be legit. Other than that game is great. Gonna get back to ripping this bong & playing it now

  5. Heather October 3, 2019 | Reply

    On PS4 bet I lose my loot in vault again still

  6. Cassidy Nichols October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Is anyone else having issues with item picture assigmments (item grenade picture of shield or gun)

  7. J October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Why don’t they actually fix the game and it’s glitches other than pointless ass nerfs. Also flaks pet is completely useless in any regard

    • Fearless October 20, 2019 | Reply

      Would love to see an option for vertical spit screen.. dont know why you didnt bother adding it in the first 3 patches….

  8. Kirala October 3, 2019 | Reply

    See nowthis is the problem with the “p.c . master race”, so wound up over performance that they care nothing for gameplay and story. Why have feasible fights and seamless story/ character play, like when they are going to address the 2 errant side quests that never drop? or the locked arena that has nothing assigned to it, both problems that prevent compleation of the game, but hey, 20 fps looks like shiite on your over priced machine

  9. Brennan Hearn October 3, 2019 | Reply

    I like these changes, but has the hotfix overcorrecting for legendary drop rates been addressed? In twenty plus hours after endgame, with the hotfix, I got none. It’s too many without the hotfix, but NONE in that many hours is unacceptable.

  10. Travis Wiles October 3, 2019 | Reply

    They need to fix the mission proof of wife cause I can’t complete the mission. The sister doesn’t show up for me

  11. Joey October 3, 2019 | Reply

    All of this is cool, but when the hell are y’all gonna fix the glitches in the story mode?!?! Claptrap is still stuck in the window on my Zane’s save file. Amongst other things. Smh….

  12. Deanofcool October 3, 2019 | Reply

    For Christ’s sake, I’ve been eagerly waiting for a patch to fix the copious amount of bugs I’ve ran into and this patch fix’s none of them. This is an extremely lazy and poor show by gearbox. Stop working on the raid dlc (which was supposed to be in game at launch) and fix the existing game first. List of bugs that I’ve encountered so far randomly fell out of world twice, anointed billy stayed in teleport smoke therefore unkillable twice, rampager kept immunity after entering third phase but could move and attack me as normal therefore unkillable once, had a legendary shield drop with all zeros on all stats, mission drops or enemies just not spawning, just to name a few, I’m sure I’m forgetting some, this might not be “anthem” broken, but all of these are major issues that stop story progression. Fix these damn it.

  13. Trojianmaru October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Sad to see the infinite grenade “fixed” especially when I just changed to that build, since Iron Bear is absolutely useless at level 50.
    Please fix one iron bear ASAP, no matter how strong we build it, lvl50 iron bear only lasts a few seconds in endgame

  14. TheTrickyBanana October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Still haven’t seen any patch notes about fixing people falling through the map…

  15. Mark October 3, 2019 | Reply

    No input lag fix….
    So the game is still unplayable. Great.

  16. Marco October 3, 2019 | Reply

    I’m dealing with a problem with echoing in all characters voices, weapons after shooting and ability’s after casting! Plz fix when you can.

  17. Danielle October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Wow! Awesome another stupid update. How bout instead of fixing things that don’t need fixing and start addressing the REAL issues like if you store your items in the bank it disappears. How the pre order weapons are gone. The notifications that keep popping up with the same thing that was mentioned. So many other issues here & Not ones that actually need attention? Thanks Randy pitchford, 2kGames & Gearbox for a lousy game that could of been fun but now how been a disappointment in buying! I’ll never buy a game from either of these people again! 7 years I have been waiting for this game & it’s a piece of $hit!

  18. BL4Lyfe October 3, 2019 | Reply

    This in’t a fix. all they did was make it impossible to use jakobs with fl4k. if you want ppl to use pet more, make pets better, dont make an entire facet of of a character useless.

  19. Borderlands Fan October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Nooooo I loved the grenade mayhem Moze caused and the ammo return was really handy when it came to tougher enemies. This update just ruins the fun 🙁

  20. Scotty October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Omg fix the lag issue. Barely get past 15 FPS when I go into my inventory.

  21. Yesliketheliquor October 3, 2019 | Reply

    All I’ve been asking for since the game came out is a fix for input lag. I’ve looked around and a lot of people (mostly PlayStation) have been dealing with it.

  22. Jeremy Woods October 3, 2019 | Reply

    I like these changes but I would like to see some adjustments to fl4ks pets. Mid to late game the pets/blue tree damage is negligible, and thus not utilized as often as other builds because it’s just not as effective

    • No one special October 3, 2019 | Reply

      Maybe send feedback to 2k through their webpage or the borderlands social media accounts, so they actually receive your comment?

  23. D October 3, 2019 | Reply

    Another crap update that does nothing to improvement lag and 20 fps. Anytime gearbox

    • Are October 3, 2019 | Reply

      That is most definitely a personal problem, try changing you settings. If that doesn’t work, you need to upgrade your system/setup

    • Greg October 3, 2019 | Reply

      Thnx for more “balance” i was affraid you guys were gonna fix performance bugs like taking 30 seconds to load my skill page. I’m glad that this is not the case bc I hate nothing more then bugless games I love playing game where I often get stuck in menus for a minute or 2 and die as a result it’s the best so glad I gave you $60+

    • Vhunter October 3, 2019 | Reply

      Fineally there was some attention to moze but it was just a nerf. The action skill scales so poorly late game that it is useless. Give moze one of those cool maliwan mechs over this trash.

    • M October 3, 2019 | Reply

      Damn my frames are at a constant 144?

    • RoboTrip89 October 3, 2019 | Reply

      Play it in performance mode in the settings

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