Borderlands 3 Patch Notes Adjust Characters and Weapons

Borderlands 3 patch notes released Friday made adjustments across the game
Borderlands 3 patch notes released Friday made adjustments across the game /

Borderlands 3 patch notes for the hot fix released Friday show wide-ranging changes that target character abilities, weapons, gun manufacturers, bosses and more. Check out the changes below.

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes: Weapon Changes

Sniper Rifles

  • Critical damage increased by 20%
  • Fire Rate increased by 15%
  • Time to Aim Down Sights (ADS) reduced by 15%
  • Time to Equip reduced by 20%


  • Increased damage on all TEDIORE Pistols by 15%
  • Increased damage on all DAHL Pistols by 15%
  • Increased damage on all Children of the Vault Pistols by 20%
  • Reduced damage on Jakobs Pistols by 15%
  • Reduced damage on Torgue Pistols by 10%

Maliwan Manufacturer

  • All Maliwan Weapon Damage increased by 25%
  • All Maliwan Weapon Fire Rate increased by 20%

Atlas Manufacturer

  • All Atlas Weapon Damage increased by 25%

Miscellaneous Adjustments

  • Jakobs Assault Rifles Damage increased by 20%
  • DAHL SMG Damage increased by 10%
  • Vladof Heavy Weapon Damage increased by 25%
  • E-Tech TEDIORE Shotgun Damage increased by 50%

Legendary Modifications

  • King’s and Queen’s Call Fire Rate reduced by 50%
  • Firestorm and Storm base Charge Times were reduced to 1 second (down from 2)

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes: Graveward

  • Attacks of Graveward now scale based on level
  • Reduced overall health by 20%
  • Increased resistances to Elemental Damage:
    - Elemental Chance Resistance increased by 70%
    - Elemental Resistances increased by 30%
    - Elemental DoT Duration taken reduced by 30%

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes: Miscellaneous Changes

  • Hollow Point Guardian Rank has been temporarily disabled. We plan on addressing this further in a future patch.
  • Vault Hunters should no longer scream when affected by a DoT while shields are active.
  • Vending Machines will now be restocked with higher quality “Items of the Day."
  • Adjusted a visual concern on Maliwan Shotguns with Cryo Element.
  • Legendary loot drops have been balanced throughout the game. Crew Challenge enemies will drop their intended specific loot, and some enemies like Troy and Rampager will be a bit more stingy and no longer drop Legendaries every kill.

Borderlands 3 Patch Notes: Vault Hunter Adjustments


  • Digi-Clone Damage Increased by 38%
  • Drone Damage increased by 50%
    - Cryo Bullets damage penalty removed
    - Drone Rocket damage increased by 50%
    - Almighty Ordnance Rockets damage increased by 75%


  • Guardian Angel health restoration reduced from 100% to 50%
  • Glamour damage penalty reduced from -30% to -10%


  • Guerillas in the Mist duration reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds
  • Guerillas in the Mist Critical Damage Bonus reduced from 50% to 25%

For explanations on these changes, check out the full patch notes on the Borderlands website.

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