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Borderlands® 3 Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off Next Week; New Update Arrives Today

Celebrate one year of Borderlands 3 with six weeks of mini-events starting 30 July, and enjoy expanded Eridium spending options and more now 

It's been nearly a year since Borderlands® 3 made its big debut on 13 September 2019, and we've collectively made all kinds of mayhem in the months since launch. 

In appreciation of all the support from the Borderlands community, 2K and Gearbox Software will be kicking off the Borderlands 3 Anniversary Celebration on 30 July, bringing you a whopping six weeks of mini-events in anticipation and celebration of Borderlands 3's first birthday. 

A fresh mini-event will be activated every Thursday from 30 July through 10 September. The theme and specifics for each mini-event will shared on and Borderlands’ social channels each week, but for now, take a look at what's on the way: 

Participating in these free mini-events requires nothing more than a copy of Borderlands 3, though you can also enjoy the benefits of these events while playing Bounty of Blood and the other campaign add-ons included in the Season Pass. Please refer to this article for additional details. 

2K and Gearbox also launched another Borderlands 3 quality-of-life update earlier today, delivering new Eridium options, adjustments to Boss loot pools, and other community-requested changes. 

Vault Hunters sitting on stockpiles of Eridium – the rare element that serves as in-game currency in Borderlands 3 – can now spend their stashes at the Veteran Rewards vending machine located on Sanctuary III to obtain rare mission rewards that, in some cases, could previously only be obtained once per playthrough. 

You can also invest your Eridium into the Eridian Fabricator 2.0, an update to the infamous gun that shoots guns. Its new alternate firing mode requires a hefty chunk of Eridium, but it also guarantees the Fabricator will spit out a Legendary weapon. 

If you prefer to farm Legendaries the old fashioned way, you’ll be happy to know the Boss loot pools have now been spread across more Boss enemies, making it easier to grind for the exact Legendary you want and need. To learn more about these and other exciting updates, check out this blog

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