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Takedown at Maliwan’s Blacksite – Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 - Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Official Trailer
Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Official Trailer - Borderlands 3


Starting November 21, you can play the Takedown at Maliwan’s Blacksite. This is a free piece of content for Borderlands 3 that will be permanently available, unlike the Boodly Harvest which is a seasonal event. The Takedown is unlocked after you completed the main story campaign and is designed to be played at level 50 with 3 co-op buddies. You can still attempt this addon as a solo player but the core design is to really challenge you. So expect to make some skill tree changes to counter the challenges that this addon throws at you. If you don’t make it past the first line of Maliwan’s defense, you can always try and queue up in public matchmaking.

Maliwan’s Blacksite Screenshots

Maliwan’s Blacksite

  • New area
  • New enemies
    • Stealth Maliwan Troopers
    • Riot Maliwan Troopers, their shield can absorb elemental damage and reflect it back at you.
  • 3 Boss fights
  • Legendary Loot, Best Shields in the game
  • New Heads & Skins
  • 30-45 min of gameplay

Maliwan Blacksite Preview

The Maliwan Blacksite is shown at the 1 hour 22 min and 49 seconds mark.

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Takedown Tips

  • When in playing in a group use the ping system to call out badasses.
  • There are a lot of Armored enemies, bring some Corossive weapons.
  • Leave no survivors when progressing to the next area, they can sneak up on you.

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  1. It’s pretty great, challenging, chaotic and fun! Not to mention the soundtrack is fucking amazing, especially the Valkyries boss fight! Can’t wait till that’s uploaded lol

  2. Very hard on Mayhem 4 🥴

  3. Possible to do solo?

    • I have seen a few people complete a solo run on Mayhem 4. But you need skills and a uber build.

  4. Would be great, if we didn’t accidentally start our game over 😥

    • (if there is a way to activate this without finishing a current playthrough advice would be rad)

  5. Tried beating it with a full squad and not even on mayhem, and wotan is really hard.
    It was fun in a team, and we finally beat it, but unfortunately it was bugged and didn’t complete the mission 😭
    So we have to try it again next weekend and hope it won’t happen again.
    It’s certainly nothing I’ll ever be able to do solo though, not even without mayhem mode on. Raid bosses aren’t my strength unfortunately. I may be obsessed with Borderlands, but still a casual gamer, enjoying mobbing on m3 and even m4, but raids…not for me 😥


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