Broken Hearts Day
During the Borderlands Show, Gearbox Software and 2K Games announced a new seasonal event called ‘Broken Hearts Day’. This Valentine’s day themed event is all about breaking hearts. Because throughout the game you will come across various floating hearts. Breaking these hearts will provide you with various rewards. Unlike the Bloody Harvest event, these hearts won’t attack you, instead, when you break them they will provide you with various rewards.
Gearbox Software listened to the feedback from the previous event. The Bloody Harvest event lasted pretty long. It was fun around Halloween but not so much after that. Therefore the Broken Hearts Day event only lasts one week. Another complaint was that you constantly got attacked by the ghosts. This wasn’t a fun experience for everyone. That’s why the hearts won’t be intrusive into your gameplay but only reward you. However, if you get sick of the event you can disable it from the main menu.
There are a few different types of hearts floating through the game. Breaking them will trigger certain things in the game world.
- POWER OF LOVE: Buff your (team’s) damage output. (brolove)
- LOVELY RELATIONSHIP: Temporarily turn an enemy into an ally. (the big muscle)
- HEART OF GOLD: Drops loot with a chance of a legendary item. (looty boi)
- HEART ATTACK: This heart will drop on the ground and creates a big explosion. (burning desire)
- TOXIC RELATIONSHIP: This heart creates a corrosive explosion. (Sizzling Lover)
- HAUNTED RELATIONSHIP: Spawns 3 Ghost Skulls. (wrongeventerror0285743)
Breaking the “Haunted Relationship” heart will spawn multiple flying skulls. These will attack you and can apply the Terror effect to you. You have a chance of encountering golden skulls. These bad boys also drop loot and have a chance of dropping legendary items. At this point, it’s not known if you will be able to get weapons with the Terror anoint on it. Or for that matter the, Fearmonger or the Stalker. I assume these legendary items are exclusive to the Bloody Harvest event. I’m checking with Gearbox and 2K to see if I can get some more answers to this discovery.
Maurice on Sanctuary 3 will keep track of the number of hearts that you have broken. If you break enough hearts you can earn various rewards.
10 – “ECHOcardiogram” ECHO Skin
25 – “Cosmic Romance” Weapon Trinket
50 – “Terminal Polyaimorous” Legendary Maliwan SMG
75 – “Heartbreaker” Vault Hunter Skin
100 – “Wedding Invitation” Legendary Jakobs Sniper Rifle
Hearts will start to materialize across the Borderlands once the February patch deploys before 3:00 PM PT on Thursday, February 13. You’ll then have one week to assist Maurice before this seasonal event ends at 8:59 AM PT on Thursday, February 20.