'Borderlands 3' Hotfix 11-7 Fixes Zane Cryo & Buffs Captain Haunt - Patch Notes

Borderlands 3 got a new hotfix Thursday evening, and we have the patch notes to prove it. Cryo damage has finally been fixed for Zane fans, and loot for the end of the Bloody Harvest Halloween event has been buffed for the next few days. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a post on the official Borderlands 3 subreddit.

Borderlands 3 Hotfix Patch Notes - November 7

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'Borderlands 3' got a new hotfix on November 7 that should please Zane mains. Bloody Harvest loot has been buffed as well. 'Borderlands 3' is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Gearbox Software/2K Games
  • Increased Captain Haunt's chance to drop legendary gear
  • Increased Captain Haunt's shields

The Hecktoplasm drop rate from Ghosts has been increased

  • Ghosts drop two Hecktoplasm
  • Badass Ghosts drop three Hecktoplasm
  • Loot Ghosts drop five Hecktoplasm
  • Loot Ghosts now drop more loot
  • Loot Ghosts have an increased the chance of dropping Bloody Harvest specific legendary gear


Following what we've seen and heard from the Community and the fading Halloween season, you're going to start seeing less Terror anointed parts dropping from regular enemies. Bloody Harvest enemies (including Ghosts!) will be picking up the slack, so if you are hunting to make a spooky build you know where to look!

  • The chance for Terror anointed parts to drop from regular enemies has been decreased.
  • The chance for Terror anointed parts to drop from Bloody Harvest enemies has been increased.


  • Anointed enemies are no longer immune to Cryo damage.
    • Note: Although they can be slowed by Cryo damage, they cannot be frozen.
  • Addressed a reported potential progression blocker for "It's Alive" with the Abomination bot.
  • Addressed a reported potential progression blocker if players quit the game at a certain point in "The Guns of Reliance"
  • Addressed a reported issue that Explosive Gunpowder barrels where not showing effects when shot.
  • Explosions created by enemy Badass' weapons have a much quicker explosion effect to reduce screen clutter
    • We found that Badass enemies with heavy weapons were creating too many explosion effects that lingered on the screen, hindering the player's view at times. We are going to make a larger change to their weapons in the patch but wanted to shorten the explosion particle effect to dramatically lower screen clutter.

As far as Borderlands 3 hotfixes are concerned, Thursday's fixes don't offer many substantial changes. With the tweaks made to Bloody Harvest, loot will drop more from event-themed enemies but less from normal enemies. Since the event is closing out in a few days, the adjustments make sense. The loot pool has effectively been balanced for all players based on the kinds of items they hope to collect.

With regard to character balance, the so-called "bug fix" with Anointed enemies being immune to Cryo damage was a pretty big one. Especially if you're maining Zane with certain builds, the inability to effectively hurt powerful foes was downright maddening. While there were ways around the limitation, it's one that shouldn't have existed in the first place. Many fans believe the immunity was initially an intentional design choice rather than an error, but at least the problem has been solved.

Borderlands 3 is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Fans can expect another round of hotfixes next Thursday.

What are your thoughts on the latest Borderlands 3 hotfix? Have your biggest gripes been fixed? Tell us in the comments section!