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True Trials mini-events! Revenge of the Cartels returns June 24!

Posted: May 12 2021

See how long you can survive during the ultra-challenging True Trials mini-events in Borderlands 3!

You've taken on all kinds of challenges in your time, Vault Hunter, but do you have the skills and end-game gear to beat the Guardians' True Trials? During the True Trials, a six-week series of limited-time mini-events, the final boss in one of the Proving Ground Trials encounter will receive massive buffs to their damage and health. We're talking health totals in the billions, akin to Hemovorous the Invincible, the raid boss introduced in Director's Cut. All these challenges lead up to the return of the fan-favorite Revenge of the Cartels seasonal event, which goes live on June 24!

For the next six weeks, one Proving Grounds Trial per week will be selected to become a True Trial, and only the most elite Vault Hunters should even think about taking it on. Without a top-tier build and loot, it's going to get rough in there—so newer players may want to avoid whichever Proving Grounds Trial has been selected for that week's mini-event, as the boss buffs can't be deactivated for that weekly duration.

Should you prove victorious in your battle against the amped-up final boss, your reward will be two Legendary items handpicked by the Borderlands 3 development team. There are two possible pieces of loot each week, one from the base game and the other from an add-on. In addition, the chest at the end of each week's True Trial will be full of Legendaries, regardless of how quickly you completed it or how many objectives you scored!

The rewards will change each week, but one will always be from the base game's loot pool, while the other will be from one of Borderlands 3's six add-ons. Note that if you don't own a particular item’s respective add-on, you'll be able to claim your hard-earned loot but won't be able to equip it until you own the add-on it comes from.

A new True Trials mini-event will be activated every Thursday from May 13 to June 24. We'll update the schedule below as each week's True Trial is revealed. It's all leading up to The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels, giving you another chance to thwart Joey Ultraviolet and his gangs of loyal goons at the lavish Villa Ultraviolet hideout.

The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels is just one of many exciting updates coming on June 24, so be sure to check back for more info as we get closer to the big day. Until then, good luck in the True Trials and try not to get absolutely flattened by those final bosses!

Week 1 - True Trial of Survival

Dates: 9:00 AM PT May 13 to 8:59 AM PT May 20
Location: Devil's Razor (Pandora)
Base game Legendary: The Lob
Add-on Legendary: Lucky 7 (Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot)

Week 2 - True Trial of Cunning

Dates: 9:00 AM PT May 20 to 8:59 AM PT May 27
Location: The Splinterlands (Pandora)
Base game Legendary: Sickle
Add-on Legendary: Skullmasher (Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock)

Week 3 - True Trial of Discipline

Dates: 9:00 AM PT May 27 to 8:59 AM PT June 3
Location: Meridian Outskirts (Promethea)
Base game Legendary: Kaoson
Add-on Legendary: Flipper (Bounty of Blood)

Week 4 - True Trial of Fervor

Dates: 9:00 AM PT June 3 to 8:59 AM PT June 10
Location: Jakobs Estate (Eden-6)
Base game Legendary: Maggie
Add-on Legendary: Convergence (Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck)

Week 5 - True Trial of Instinct

Dates: 9:00 AM PT June 10 to 8:59 AM PT June 17
Location: Floodmoor Basin (Eden-6)
Base game Legendary: Backburner
Add-on Legendary: Tizzy (Designer's Cut)

Week 6 - True Trial of Supremacy

Dates: 9:00 AM PT June 17 to 8:59 AM PT June 24
Location: Desolation's Edge (Nekrotafeyo)
Base game Legendary: The Monarch
Add-on Legendary: Atlas Replay (Director's Cut)


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