What is Mayhem Mode?
Mayhem mode is basically a difficulty modifier that lets you crank up the difficulty. By doing so, you will be rewarded with bonus cash, Eridium, XP, and better loot.
How does Mayhem Mode work?
You unlock mayhem mode at the end of the main story campaign. Aboard your spaceship, Sanctuary 3, will be a special terminal. Here you can enable mayhem mode and set the level. Each level of mayhem will increase the difficulty of the game. Your opponents will gain new strengths and weaknesses as each level will have its own set of modifiers. You will need to work your way up to mayhem level because when you start at the highest level, enemies will insta-kill you.
Why do you want to play Mayhem Mode?
There is always a risk vs reward appeal that makes games interesting. This is especially true if there are cool rewards you can gain.
- More cash – better gear is more expensive. Vending machines always have an item of the day that’s always above average and can even be legendary.
- More Eridium – you are going to need this rare currency to get sweet sweet loot from crazy earl. If you cool cosmetic items or if you want to check out that veteran rewards vending machine just outside Earl’s door that’s packed with anointed gear.
- More XP – when you unlock mayhem mode you also unlock guardian rank. You need xp to gain tokens which you can use to unlock buffs and other cool stuff within guardian rank.
- Better Loot – with Mayhem mode active you will also find gear that is of higher rarity and are more likely to be anointed.