Borderlands 3 Mayhem 2.0 release time – Sand Hawk returns in the endgame rework

Here's everything you need to know about today's big Mayhem update

April 23, 2020 Here’s exactly when Borderlands 3’s Mayhem 2.0 update goes live across time zones.

Borderlands 3‘s endgame gear rework is coming, and very soon – Gearbox has provided the final Mayhem 2.0 release time, along with some last-minute details on how the new version of the grind will work. That includes a bit of info on the new and returning unique Legendary weapons that will drop on the highest levels of difficulty.

Mayhem 2.0 goes up on April 23 – today, as you’re probably reading this – and it will be “live on all platforms” by 12:00 PDT / 15:00 CDT / 20:00 BST. There are now ten levels of Mayhem, and each stage provides randomised modifiers at difficulty tiers ranging from easy to very hard. Examples of easy modifiers include Big Kick Energy, which increases gun damage, recoil, and spread, or Galaxy Brain, which activates a big head mode for enemies, making headshots far easier.

A Medium modifier, Floor is Lava, makes pools of magma form beneath your feet if you stand still too long. Hard modifiers include Drone Ranger, which spawns healing bots to support enemies. Gearbox says in the announcement that it will leave the rest of the modifiers for you to discover for yourself.

You’ll get progressively better gear at each Mayhem level, naturally, and “certain bosses” will drop unique Borderlands 3 Legendary weapons once you’re past level six. One of those includes the Sand Hawk, returning from Borderlands 2’s DLC – it’s still a sniper rifle that fires a spray of bullets in the pattern of bird wings.

You can see the full modifier pattern above. The update also starts the Revenge of the Cartels and Loot the Universe events, and makes a whole host of bug fixes and balance changes, which are detailed on the official site.

There are also always more FPS games to check out while you wait for the new update in a matter of hours.