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Borderlands 3 buffs Zane and nerfs FL4K

The best and worst Vault Hunters normalise a bit

Borderlands 3 builds best build

Borderlands 3 is starting to see its first handful of post-launch updates, and now that players have put the Vault Hunters through their paces, we’re starting to see some substantial balance changes. After yesterday’s major patch fixed the Killavolt fight, today’s hotfix addresses some of the most common issues with the player characters.

Zane, who players quickly found to be the weakest VH in the late game, gets some broad buffs to make up the utility gap. The Digi-Clone will now do 38% more damage across the board, and the drone has similarly had its damage boosted by 50%, and that’s not all for the drone. Cryo bullets no longer have a damage penalty, drone rockets now do 50% more damage, and almighty ordnance rockets have had their damage boosted by 75%.

On the other end of the balance seesaw, FL4K is getting some (relatively minor) nerfs focused on the Guerillas in the Mist skill. It now lasts six seconds instead of eight, and the crit bonus has been reduced from 50% to 25%.

Amara gets some changes too – Guardian Angel’s health restoration is down from 100% to 50%, and the damage penalty for Glamour has dropped from 30% to 10%.

There are also plenty of gun buffs and nerfs to bring the manufacturers into line with each other, but you can get the breakdown on those via the official site.

Check out the best Borderlands 3 builds if you’re still having trouble deciding where to focus your points. Just know that Zane is a little better today than he was yesterday.