This month, it will have been 10 years since the original Borderlands debuted on October 20, 2009.  And we’re showing our appreciation for a full decade of support with a five-week Borderlands Anniversary Celebration. For the entire month of October (and a little bit of November), Borderlands 3 Vault Hunters of all levels can score extra in-game loot and bonuses.


Each of the next five weeks will feature its very own theme in Borderlands 3, encouraging different in-game activities to maximize your rewards.

Keep in mind this is just the beginning of the Borderlands Anniversary Celebration. We’re saving some surprises for later, here’s an early look at the calendar’s themed weeks:

  • 1st Week (October 1-7): Bonus Boss Loot!
  • 2nd Week (October 8-14): Rare Spawn Hunt!
  • 3rd Week (October 15-21): Show Me the Eridium!
  • 4th Week (October 22-28): Mayhem on Twitch!
  • 5th Week (October 29 – November 4): It’s a secret…

If you’ve explored the untamed wilds and urban hideouts of Borderlands 3, you’ve likely found a Rare Spawn. These named enemies are lurking around the many corners of the galaxy and will sometimes show up on bounty boards. For the second week of our month-long Borderlands Anniversary Celebration, those Rare Spawns are about to become a lot less rare.

Rare Spawn Hunt

Starting today, October 8 at 6 pm CET time, the Rare Spawn Hunt will begin. During the Rare Spawn Hunt, the Rare Spawns below are guaranteed to show up in their designated locations. This means you can have an increased chance to drop a unique Legendary Loot. It’s your chance to seek and destroy enemies you might’ve never known existed, or snag the unique Legendary Weapons and gear you’ve been chasing. Here’s a list of all the Rare Spawns that are part of this week’s event, along with their unique Legendary drops:

  • Rakkman – Night Flyer, Legendary Pistol
  • El Dragon Jr – Unleash the Dragon, Legendary Artifact
  • Road Dog – Redline, Legendary Shotgun
  • IndoTyrant – Random Customization
  • Force Troopers – Random Legendary class mods
  • Demoskaggon – Random Legendary Shield
  • The Unstoppable – Band of Sytorak, Legendary Shield
  • Thunk & Sloth – It’s Piss, Legendary Grenade Mod
  • Maxitrillion – The Horizon, Legendary Shotgun
  • Borman Nates – Psycho Stabber, Legendary Pistol
  • Princess Tarantella II – Hive, Legendary Rocket Launcher
  • Mother of Dragons – Random Legendary Artifacts
  • Red Jabber –Random Legendary Grenade Mod
  • Urist McEnforcer – Masterwork Crossbow, Legendary Sniper Rifle

The Rare Spawn Hunt is on from October 8 at 6 pm CET time to October 15 at 5:59 pm CET time. The Borderlands Anniversary Celebration calendar is below:

  • 2nd Week (October 8-14): Rare Spawn Hunt!
    3rd Week (October 15-21): Show Me the Eridium!
    4th Week (October 22-28): Mayhem on Twitch!
    5th Week (October 29 – November 4): Spooky Surprise!

We’ll be unveiling all the bonuses for each week’s theme every Monday this coming month on, so be sure to check back to see what’s in store for the Borderlands