It seems kind of crazy to think that the Borderlands series is 10 years old. It has arguably gone on to become the franchise that Gearbox Software is best known for. They have already begun to celebrate this year with the release of the latest game, (the imaginatively titled) Borderlands 3. The celebrations have continued with a new event each week. This week’s event will start tomorrow and is called “Show me the Eridium”.
As you can probably guess from the name of the event, this is all about Eridium. This is one of the in-game currencies (don’t worry, though, no premium currencies are in Borderlands 3). “Show me the Eridium” will offer you lots more Eridium and discounts for spending it. Standard enemies will drop Eridium. Mayhem mode will see increased Eridium drops. The cost of Maxxi’s Vault Line Slot Machine will be reduced as will coveted items at Crazy Earl’s Hideout.
The “Show me the Eridium” event will be added as a micro patch by or before 3pm PDT on 15th October. If you’re playing while the patch goes live you will receive a notification to return to the main menu to update the game. Just hang around in the main menu for a couple of minutes to make sure that it is added and then you can continue playing just with the chance of getting more of that glorious purple ore.
If you are unfamiliar with Borderlands (like, for instance, have been living on a different planet for the last decade) here’s the trailer for Borderlands 3 along with the official description of the game –
The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure. Blast your way through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.