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Borderlands 3 Rare Chest Riches event is live

The new Borderlands 3 mini-event Rare Chest Riches has recently gone live and here are the details.

Popular looter shooter Borderlands 3 recently ended its Farming Frenzy event. But has also started another one at the same time. The new Rare Chest Riches event just launched recently for Borderlands 3 that loads players up with even more legendary gear for the fights to come. This event coincides with the end of Farming Frenzy and the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite events.

The Rare Chest Riches event announcement was up on the official Borderlands 3 blog. “During this mini-event, which will run for two weeks, the rarity of loot inside all Rare Chests will be increased. Thus giving you a better shot at Legendary items any time you open one,” reads the announcement on the official Borderlands site. Aside from the increased chance of finding rarer and Legendary loot inside Rare Chests. Gearbox are also making it possible for players to share increased rarity when watching a Twitch streamer open a Rare Chest. 

However, this will only work if both the streamer and the viewer have the ECHOcast Twitch Extension enabled. You’ll have a one-in-four chance of claiming one of the items they find when opening a Rare Chest. Which can then be found in your in-game mailbox. To receive ECHOcast rewards, you’ll need to link your SHiFT account and your Twitch account. This is great news for Vault Hunters who are enjoying the game. But wish they could get their hands on better weaponry. It’s also a brilliant way to further advertise the ECHOcast Twitch Extension.

What else is going on with Borderlands 3?

Also in the wake of Farming Frenzy, a recently released hotfix put in place permanent scaling for Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite. The mode’s release was earlier in January and was to last until the end of the month. The original release was scaling as if four players were always attempting it. Even if a party had fewer than four. Based on the feedback from players, it looks like they prefer the mode to be scaled to the number of players they could offer as opposed to being a scramble if you don’t have a full team. “We’ve been looking at the feedback we received during the Scaling Event for Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite and have decided to make this Scaled event permanent,” Gearbox said. 

However, for those who don’t feel that way about the mode. And prefer that it stay the same as it was before the balance change, don’t fret. Gearbox says it’s adding an option to revert back to the True Takedown Mode for a more difficult experience. But you don’t have to keep it on if you choose to try it. “In a February update, we will include a new switch to re-enable what we call True Takedown Mode,” Gearbox said. “True Takedown Mode will restore the Takedown to the 4-player experience that it launched with for extra difficulty. Once implemented, a lever activating True Takedown Mode will be located on the right side of the door leading out of the airlock at the beginning of the map.”

Borderlands 3 is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Rare Chest Riches event runs until 13th February 2020.

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