February is typically a romantic time of year—but all that lovey-dovey stuff is hard to come by in the mayhem-filled world of Borderlands 3. Express your Vault Hunter’s true feelings by wreaking havoc this week in celebration of Broken Hearts Day, Borderlands 3‘s free seasonal event starting today!
Broken Hearts Day is live on Xbox One right now, and will run for one week ending on Thursday, February 20. Maurice, your sentient Saurian shipmate aboard Sanctuary III, is continuing his study of humanity’s customs, and has taken a particular interest in our strange courting rituals. To help him understand the emotional rollercoaster that is Broken Hearts Day, you’ll need to blast the floating hearts that are popping up over baddies’ heads all over the galaxy.
Broken Hearts Day affects enemies across the entirety of Borderlands 3’s universe, making colorful hearts swirl around some particularly lovesick baddies. But those hearts aren’t just a physical manifestation of raw emotion—they can unleash chaos on the battlefield with unique buffs and effects.
A single shot is all it takes to destroy these hearts, which can cause something as straightforward as a fiery explosion of Incendiary damage, or something as awesomely anarchic as nearby enemies switching sides to fight on your behalf for a short time. Some hearts will even shower you with bonus loot! There are more heart types to discover during the event, but we’ll leave those as a surprise.
Best of all, Maurice is rewarding you handsomely for all the hearts you manage to obliterate during the event. By completing a series of literally heartbreaking Challenges, you can earn an ECHO device skin, a weapon trinket, a Vault Hunter skin that’ll make you look pretty in pink, and even some thematically appropriate Legendary weapons! That said, we’ve also added the option to opt out of seasonal events, so you can toggle Broken Hearts Day off during the event if you prefer Borderlands 3 that way.
If you’re looking to play Borderlands 3 with your special someone or just a group of pals, you’ll be happy to know that all three editions of Borderlands 3 are 50% off for Xbox Live Gold members until February 17, 2020. That includes the Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition, which comes with the Season Pass granting access to campaign add-ons like Moxxi’s Heist of The Handsome Jackpot!
Jump into Borderlands 3 now and enjoy Broken Hearts Day before this heart-attacking holiday ends on Thursday, February 20. If you’re curious about what other free content additions and updates are coming to Borderlands 3, you should check out borderlands.com for a new Developer Roadmap, which outlines exciting plans for upcoming features driven by community feedback. Until then, Broken Hearts Day is the perfect time to show your enemies how you really feel by blasting their hearts to bits and getting some great rewards in the process!
The team is working hard on the next big Seasonal Event, and we’re excited to show you more in the near future. If you’re eager to hear more about what’s coming to Borderlands 3, make sure you don’t miss the Gearbox panel at PAX East on February 27 starting at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT! We’ll have plenty of announcements to share, including the full reveal of Borderlands 3’s second campaign add-on. Hope to see you there!