It Is Time To Take On Those Pesky Cartels In Borderlands 3


The next Borderlands 3 in-game event is here and we are going to have all kinds of revenge flying around in Borderlands with a whole lot of bullets

We have one more reason to keep us all inside still with the next in-game event for Borderlands 3 that has kicked off and will have us trying to earn a whole bunch of new things for the game. Many new cosmetic and weapon things in the game. All of which with the same flair that we know Gearbox to have in their titles to date. Well, at least the Borderlands games here and not all of their titles. Get ready for the fun of the Revenge Of The Cartels as it has launched on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC for all to enjoy until June 4th. A nice and long event to keep us all bunkered down and safe in our world.

As you will see in the following trailer, we will have to take on a bunch of new gangs in Borderlands 3 in the way of cartel thugs in the Villa Ultraviolent. Well, once we are actually able to make it there by slaying many of the gang members out there. Something that will feel extremely dynamic as once one gang is brought down, another fills in the slot to fill the power vacuum you just made. You can read that as there will be endless numbers of people to shoot and more time to try to perfect your runs through Borderlands 3 and get all that extra loot. Have a look at about what will be added in here for Borderlands 3 and then spin that game back up.

Borderlands 3 — Revenge Of The Cartels

Traveling To Villa Ultraviolet

The first time you log in during Revenge of the Cartels, you'll get a repeatable quest from Maurice aboard Sanctuary III that must be completed in order to reach Villa Ultraviolet. During the event, neon-glowing Cartel Operative enemies can be found lurking around the galaxy, including areas from campaign add-ons. When you kill an Operative, a dead man's switch signal is sent to their cohorts, and some Cartel Thugs will warp in to avenge their slain comrade.

Be on your guard, because Cartel Thugs might also be accompanied by one of the Eridium Cartel's Underbosses. These are unique, Badass-level enemies belonging to one of the Cartel's three gangs (more on those in a bit). Eliminating these reinforcements will net you Hideout Coordinates; once you've collected enough of these, Maurice can open up a portal that leads directly to Villa Ultraviolet.

Going Up Against Eridium Cartel Gangs

Once you make it to Villa Ultraviolet, you'll have to battle your way through hordes of Eridium Cartel members belonging to one of three distinct gangs. You might encounter the tech-obsessed cyborgs of CryptoSec, the meat-charring debt collectors of The Burnt Ends, or the Eridium dust runners known as The Purpatrators.

Each gang has their own Underbosses, who you'll need to take down in addition to Joey Ultraviolet himself—and each gang has its own Legendary loot pool, so multiple visits to Villa Ultraviolet are highly encouraged. Every time you clear out Villa Ultraviolet, one of the other gangs will rise to fill the power vacuum, so you won't take on the same gang twice in a row. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to find gear with new Anointments that trigger bonuses when you first activate your Action Skill or new Legendary weapons like the O.P.Q. System assault rifle that can shoot an auto-firing copy of itself targeting whatever you're looking at.

Revenge Of The Cartels Seasonal Rewards

In addition to each gang's new loot, Revenge of the Cartels introduces a new set of limited-time challenges you can complete to earn themed cosmetic rewards. There are 18 Challenges in all that are only available while Revenge of the Cartels is live, and you can track your progress via the event tab in your ECHO Device menu. Here's a breakdown of the cosmetic items you'll collect depending on how many event Challenges you've completed:

  • 3 Challenges: 'VECH-tor Graphics' ECHO Device Skin
  • 6 Challenges: 'Retro Outrunner' Weapon Trinket
  • 10 Challenges: 'Framed Firewall' Room Decoration
  • 14 Challenges: 'Hotline Pandora' Vault Hunter Head
  • 18 Challenges: 'Death by Filigrees' Vault Hunter Skin

As with other seasonal events, you can turn the event on or off at any time between its start and end dates via an option in the Main Menu. In multiplayer, the host's choice will determine if the group sees Revenge of the Cartels content.

Are you going to be using this to distract yourself over the weekend and weeks or do you need to go through the base Borderlands 3 title again? Are you interested to see how it is supposed to feel like you are not fighting the same gangs over and over or do you think there will only be a high number of variations so it only feels that way? Are you just in this for the loot and do not care about the reasons why you are going to be shooting everyone in the face? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. For more on Borderlands 3, be sure to keep checking in here. We will keep the information flowing out there for you.