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Borderlands 3 Loot Pools | How does Legendary boss loot work after Patch 4?

Whether you love or hate leaving things down to random chance, luck has always been inherent to Gearbox Software and 2K Games’ looter-shooter series. Borderlands 3 is the latest entry to continue that trend, but, as of November 21st and the release of Patch 4, things have slightly shifted to tip the odds in the playerbase’s favor. Whether you’re playing on PC, PS4 or Xbox One, the newly added Borderlands 3 loot pools should help you to collect more Legendary guns for your expanding in-game arsenal.

Borderlands 3 Loot Pools | Dedicated Legendary loot changes

Borderlands 3 loot pools

As of the latest Borderlands 3 patch, each and every boss within the game has been updated with a newly assigned loot pool. These feature dedicated Legendary item drops, which should either guarantee or increase the likelihood that specific baddies will drop specific items. In the grand scheme of things, it should cut down on time spent farming and also narrow the search.

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No longer will players need to employ the same degree of guesswork or extensive legwork with regards to acquiring Legendary boss loot. Although Gearbox hasn’t made the loot pools readily available, through collaboration players will eventually be able to map out far more comprehensive strategies that don’t heavily lean on crossing your fingers for good luck.

The process is likely to take a while, what with there being an absolute glut of guns in Borderlands 3, though gamers are better equipped to do so now than they ever have been before. That being said, although most appear to be welcoming of the change, not everybody’s happy.

Some players are reporting that it’s still a grind to get their desired weapon when leveraging loot pools, and even opined that the game used to be more fun. Previously, they say it was viable to explore the overworld and complete a variety of tasks in search of Legendary loot, rather than repeating the same boss encounters ad nauseam.