Borderlands 3: Everything We Know About the Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite DLC

Borderlands 3 players are currently busy checking out the new content offered via the Bloody Harvest DLC event. From completing puzzles to finding ghosts and grinding enemies and Captain Haunt for new loot like the OP Ghast Call grenade, it seems as if this first free event is yet another step in the right direction for the game. It'll run through December 5, but many are already looking forward to the next DLC event: the Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite.

It'll likely begin some time after the Bloody Harvest event, if it doesn't somehow temporarily run concurrently with it. The Borderlands 3 roadmap for Fall/Winter has three major components: the now on-going Bloody Harvest, the aforementioned Takedown, and finally, the first mysterious major story DLC. While next-to-nothing is known about that story DLC, there are a few things currently known about the Takedown.

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The roadmap states that this free content update will include its own map, challenging new enemies, a special boss, and powerful rewards. Moreover, Gearbox has stated in the past that a "Takedown" was similar to a raid, with the exception being that the map was more involved. In Borderlands 2, for example, finding and fighting the raid boss was straight forward, but it seems that there will be more environmental play and enemy adds to worry about when approaching a "Takedown boss." It doesn't seem likely that this special boss will be the same as a Borderlands 3 raid boss, which many think is locked behind the Ascension Bluff door, but a new type of enemy for players to grind.

While that's not for certain, it's an interesting prospect and something fans will enjoy, even if it's for a limited time. Since then, though, there have been a few more details come to light concerning this Borderlands 3 takedown. Alongside this content update, players will gain access to two new features: additional BL3 bank space and Mayhem Mode level 4.

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As part of the Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite update, Gearbox Software has said that the current bank size will double, making those who like to collect legendaries extremely happy. It has also confirmed that this will expand further in the future, which makes sense as new DLCs and events will indubitably add more weapons to the games for players to check out.

Mayhem Mode level 4 is a prime example of this, as not only will it also be added alongside the DLC update, but it will feature new legendary weapons only obtainable in this mode. As many will expect, this mode will also feature new enemies, with Gearbox emphasizing character builds as part of the process. More than that, though, it confirmed that Mayhem Mode will continue to get adjustments after Mayhem Mode 4, which include a "significant revamp" of UI changes, Mayhem Modifiers, and new playlists.

Overall, what's known about Borderlands 3's Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite can be described as skeletal at best, but with the promised new content, the intriguing premise of a Takedown, and the qualify-of-life changes that will accompany it, it seems like something that will keep many-a-Borderlands 3 busy until the first major story DLC drops.

Borderlands 3 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.

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