'Borderlands 3' Update 1.09 Adds Broken Hearts Day & Cap Increase - Patch Notes

Borderlands 3 update 1.09 is officially live on PS4, bringing major changes to the game including its first level cap increase and the Broken Hearts Day Valentine's event. Read all about it in the patch notes below, courtesy of an official Gearbox blog post.

Borderlands 3 Update 1.09 Patch Notes

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'Borderlands 3' update 1.10 is live on PS4, adding the game's first level cap increase and the Broken Hearts Day event. Read the full patch notes below. 'Borderlands 3' is available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Gearbox Software/2K Games

New Content

  • Broken Hearts Event: Shoot enemies with hearts over their heads. Loot includes two level 53 weapons, Terminal Polyaimorous and Wedding Invitation.
  • Event Toggle: Turn events off if you want to.
  • Skippable Cutscenes
  • Level Cap Increase: From 50 to 53.
  • True Takedown Mode: Hard version of the Maliwan Takedown for four players.
  • Guardian Ranks: Individual ranks can be turned off as well as the whole system. Guardian Ranks are turned off by default.
  • Stadia: Stadia version is now current.

Stability

  • Addressed multiple reported crashes
  • Addressed multiple reported memory crashes
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when updating the position of the dueling timer during a level transition
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when there is no player character while spectating in the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur when hijacking a vehicle
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur after extended hours of play
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur during combat in Athenas
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur during combat in Atlas HQ
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur in a multiplayer game in The Droughts
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when loading into a map when Campaign Matchmaking
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when elements react in bodies of water
  • Addressed a reported freeze that could sometimes occur during garbage collection
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when using Iron Bear
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur after respawning a vehicle and then using the CAR station before the vehicle spawns
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when holding both the left and right arrow keys while on the Skills tab of the ECHO menu on PC
  • Addressed a rare crash that could sometimes occur when quitting to desktop after another user disconnects during multiplayer on PC
  • Addressed a reported crash that could sometimes occur when a host selected Quit to Portal on Stadia
  • Addressed a reported memory leak on map transitions
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In the Broken Hearts Day event players shoot hearts above enemies to earn cool cosmetics. Gearbox Software/2K Games

Performance

We are continuing to work on additional stability and performance updates for future patches.

  • Implemented multiple performance optimizations
  • Implemented multiple audio performance optimizations
  • Addressed reported performance issues encountered when players are pushed by another user's vehicle
  • Addressed a reported performance issue when fighting enemies at Lumberton Junction in Floodmoor Basin
  • Addressed reported performance issues when scrolling through Guardian Rank Menu icons quickly

General

  • Added weight to the Guardian Rank random reward selection to favor reward options with less tokens applied to them
  • Addressed a reported concern that some missions were not awarding their cosmetic item rewards
  • Players should now have the following mission rewards if they completed the associated missions:

- NOG Mask - Techincal NOGout in Meridian Outskirts

- Atlas Classic skin - Atlas, At Last

- Gilded Rage Jakobs skin - Cold as the Grave

- Signature Style CoV skin - The Great Vault

- Drop It Weapon Trinket - It's Alive

  • Addressed a reported concern that players could be granted starting gear that was far beyond their level
  • Addressed a reported concern that a player in spectator mode would occasionally lose functionality when the Takedown host fast traveled to a different map
  • Addressed a reported concern that a Second Wind would occasionally reset the Takedown mission after players had failed the mission
  • Addressed a reported concern that players were occasionally respawning at the incorrect checkpoint in Meridian Outskirts
  • Addressed a reported concern that the player character on the character select menu would be positioned incorrectly when a player late joins a multiplayer game on Skywell-27
  • Addressed a reported concern that the weapon Tiggs Boom was spawning projectiles in the wrong location
  • Increased the chance of Tiggs Boom to spawn a projectile
  • Addressed a reported concern that Anointed Enforcer's shield would occasionally disappear and make the enemy appear vulnerable when they were not
  • Addressed a reported concern that third-person healing effects could occasionally scale larger than intended
  • Addressed a reported concern that players were occasionally being teleported to random places during cutscenes when standing on specific spots in a map
  • Addressed a reported concern that the incorrect icon was displayed when confirming in Japanese on PlayStation 4
  • Addressed a reported concern that item cards would occasionally remain present on the screen after picking up an item
  • Addressed a reported concern that videos could sometimes appear corrupt on Stadia
  • Addressed a reported concern where certain key inputs would not be accepted properly on Stadia
  • Addressed a reported concern that the joinable status of a game on Stadia could be inaccurate
  • Addressed a reported concern with incorrect key glyphs showing when returning to the Main Menu on Stadia
  • Nativized previous hot fixes

Missions

  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker after entering Lectra City from another map after completing the "Collect Batteries" objective of "Kill KillaVolt"
  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker that occasionally occurred during the "Return toppings to Tina" objective of "Hammerlocked"
  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker that could sometimes occur after leaving and re-entering the map during the "Check dead drop" objective of "Going Rogue"
  • Addressed a reported concern where dialog could be repeatedly triggered if the player loaded into another map while on the objective "Take alternate path" during "Footsteps of Giants" on Desolation's Edge
  • Addressed a perceived progression blocker during the "Loot Vault" objective with Typhon during "Footsteps of Giants"
  • Addressed a reported concern where a player with active missions could start a session with no tracked mission if their previously tracked mission could not be tracked

Hotfix Notes

  • Addressed a reported concern that the "Emergency Response" perk was increasing Shield Recharge Delay, rather than decreasing it
  • Addressed a reported concern that the crowd audio was sometimes coming from a separate location while chasing down Carnivora
  • Added blockers to prevent players from occasionally escaping the map without dying when jumping off the edge of a cliff in Carnivora
  • Addressed a reported concern that players could walk through a wall of rocks in Carnivora
  • Added blockers to prevent players from escaping the map near the Apollyon Transit Station New-U in Neon Arterial
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Gunner could sometimes get stuck in the second area of the Proving Grounds
  • Addressed a reported concern that players could occasionally escape the Skag of Survival boss area in The Proving Grounds
  • Addressed a reported concern that the Siren could escape the map while using the "Downfall" ability in Cistern of Slaughter and the Destroyer's Rift
  • Addressed a reported concern that the final satellite dish would not appear for the player to destroy at certain distances during "Bad Reception"
  • Addressed a reported concern that players were unable to break an Eridium crystal cluster in Ambermire
  • Addressed a reported concern where aim assist was snapping aggressively on the center of an enemy when fighting the Blue Fire and Red Rain boss enemies during "Slaughterstar 3000"

The main features for today's update include the cap increase and the Broken Hearts Day event. While players may appreciate the shift from max 50 to 53 and the additional Skill Points to enhance your build, it's worth noting that this increase also impacts gear leveling too. That means all the high-level gear you may have just farmed during the Red Chest event has just become obsolete. Three levels isn't exactly a huge discrepancy in terms of a gun's potency, but the difference will matter to perfectionists. As for the event, Broken Hearts Day sounds like an easy way to get cool cosmetics for completing any task you'd otherwise do.

On the tweaks and refinements side of the equation, high-level players have a lot to be happy about. True Takedown mode is here, offering skilled squads the ultimate raid challenge. Also, with the added ability to disable Guardian Rank Perks, stat junkies will be better able to manipulate abilities that rely on lower shield counts. Your friends at lower levels will also be glad you're not decimating everything in co-op as well. Borderlands 3 update 1.09 doesn't totally reinvent the wheel, but it brings some cool changes to the game for the month of February.

What are your thoughts on this new update for Borderlands 3? Does anything in the patch notes surprise you? Tell us in the comments section!

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