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Borderlands 3 players can participate in Arms Race mini-events

Borderlands 3 is hosting three weeks' worth of Arms Race Mini-Events.

It’s Arms Race time in Borderlands 3, and you can participate in three consecutive week-long mini-events starting today, January 21.

Arms Race is a roguelike experience that features randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive abilities, and Actions Skills and dropped into a zone where you’ll have to get loot or die trying.

The action takes place in the Stormblind Complex which is a decommissioned DAHL military base. As soon as you are dropped onto the island, you will need to beat the clock, grab the best gear you can, and get to the extraction point before you are taken out by an encroaching storm.

During this time you will also go up against Heavyweight Harker, the final boss of the Stormblind Complex. You will be able to resurrect fallen co-op buddies at respawn points, but if no one’s around to revive you, you lose.

Here's what you can expect over the course of the next three weeks:

  • Week 1 – Clear Skies: Week one kicks off January 21 at 5PM GMT with the Clear Skies mini-event, during which the encroaching storm will take longer to close in. That means you’ll be able to safely explore even more of the map in a single run. In addition, all enemy types are more likely to drop rare gear when killed during this event, so be sure to take down every enemy in sight.
  • Week 2 – Extra Extra Extraction: With the Extra Extra Extraction mini-event starting January 28 at 5PM GMT, Air Drops will have a greatly increased chance to drop DAHL Chests, creating more opportunities to score Arms Race-exclusive gear. Plus, extraction stations will offer additional slots, allowing you to extract even more gear out of Arms Race.
  • Week 3 – Gear Rush: The third mini-event, Gear Rush, launches February 4 at 5PM GMT. During the Gear Rush mini-event, Rare Chests are more likely to appear in Arms Race, and the Green DAHL chests located at major points of interest in the Stormblind Complex have an increased chance to contain Arms Race-exclusive gear. But make sure you don't spend too long admiring the gear you find because the Murdercane will be closing in at a quicker pace.

The mini-events are available to all players who own the Designer’s Cut add-on or Season Pass 2. Both Season Pass 2 and the Designer’s Cut add-on can be purchased for PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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