'Borderlands 3' Director's Cut Guide: Maurice Black Market, Hemovorous Location and How to Get Diamond Keys

Borderlands 3 Director's Cut released Thursday afternoon, bringing a Maurice's Black Market Vending Machine, the Hemovorous raid boss and Diamond Keys to the game. Players may have questions about how these new mechanics work, so we've answered them in this all-encompassing guide. Want to know how to get started with DLC 6? Then you've come to the right place.

Where is Maurice's Black Market for Week 1?

For those not so acquainted with the latest update for Borderlands 3, Maurice's Black Market is a rotating vendor that offers players high-level gear for a large amount of currency. The location of Maurice's Black Market resets to a random spot every Thursday at 12 p.m. ET, so players will need to stay on their toes to secure that precious loot.

For Maurice's inaugural sighting on April 8, we turn to this guide courtesy of Moxsy on YouTube. As described in the clip, Maurice can be found at Ambermire on Eden-6. Start at Rogue's Hollow, head down the path, take two right turns and you should come to the location you seek. It's near where you may have fought a boss during Borderlands 3's main campaign.

This week, he's selling two unique rolls of Breath of the Dying, Eviscerating Mocking Kyo's Worth and Double-Penetrating Redline. You'll need anywhere from $5 to $16 million in-game to purchase this stuff, however, so you'll really have to save up if you want to buy something from Maurice. Most of the stats and anointments are random as well, so what qualifies as a smart purchase may vary from game to game.

Where is the Hemovorous raid boss located?

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'Borderlands 3' Directors Cut brings the Hemovorous the Invincible raid boss to the game. You'll find her at Ascension Bluff on Pandora. 'Borderlands 3' is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC and Stadia. Gearbox Software/2K Games

If you're an experienced Borderlands 3 player with some equally skilled friends, you might also want to try your hand at taking down the Hemovorous the Invincible raid boss. To find her, head to Pandora and go to the locked doors in the northern part of Ascension Bluff that have long been rumored to be home to a raid boss. It was previously shaded out on the map but should now be visible.

This boss fight is extremely difficult and should only be attempted by squads of maxed-out players, but it has a chance to drop some very good loot if you're able to succeed.

How to get Diamond Keys in Borderlands 3

Last but not least is the subject of Diamond Keys, which can be turned in at the Diamond Armory area now situated below the bridge of Sanctuary III. This is another area with high-tier loot, but you need a key to get inside. Below is some insight on how to get one.

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In order to enter the Diamond Armory, you need to get a Diamond Key first. Gearbox Software/2K Games
  • Diamond Keys are exclusive to owners of Borderlands 3 Season Pass 2 and the Director's Cut DLC. If you don't have it, you can't get keys.
  • Diamond Keys are the rarest reward tied to the Vault Cards progression system, which is also making its debut in the Director's Cut. The expansion starts players off with the Fallen Heroes Vault Card that must be equipped.
  • Once the Vault Card is equipped, you can level it up by playing the game. You'll see a bar sitting just below your character XP. When that bar fills, you'll get a Vault Card chest. On very rare occasions, these chests may contain the Diamond Key you're looking for.
  • In order to farm Diamond Keys, then, you'll need to level your Vault Card up frequently. You can do this by playing the game a lot and completing the daily and weekly challenges that offer substantial contributions to your Vault Card level.

Once you have a Diamond Key, you can enter the Diamond Armory under the bridge. Head on in, and use the key on the chest in the center of the room. When you do, three walls will fold out for guns, shields and grenades, respectively. In most cases, you'll have five minutes to select one of each loot type. If you run out of time, your opportunity will be squandered, but you don't need to rush too much. Diamond Keys are rare and there's no precise way to get them, but they do offer nice rewards.

Borderlands 3 is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC and Stadia.

What are your thoughts on Director's Cut so far? Were you able to find Maurice's Black Market? Tell us in the comments section!