Find out everything there is to know about the Circle of Slaughter and the Proving Grounds of Borderlands 3. This includes all challenge content, how to unlock them, enemies, rewards, & more!New Features and Changes
Test out Your Skills in Challenge Gauntlets
Looking for a challenge? Prove your skills as a Vault Hunter by taking on Borderlands 3's Challenge Gauntlets. Each Arena comes with their own set of difficulty and enemies for you to conquer.
Increasing Level of Difficulty
Arenas come with multiple rounds that increases in difficulty. They are level locked, requiring players to go through each round first to get to the highest one. The higher the level, the tougher the enemies will be.
Restarts Round when You Die
Dying in an Arena will remove all of your earnings and restart your progress for that round. Wiping out doesn't take you back to Level 1 of the difficulty.
Great Loot Awaits at the End
Conquer an Arena and you'll be rewarded with great loot! This includes XP, Money, and some pretty sweet Guns and Gears.
Proving Grounds Challenge Arena
The Proving Grounds is a new Arena Gauntlet introduced in Borderlands 3 that's completely different from all previous ones. This gauntlet has a set limit that will require efficiency and skill.
Defeat Enemies & Boss within Set Time
Winning a round in the proving grounds will require players to not only defeat all enemies and its final boss, but also do it within a set time. The faster you complete a round, the better the rewards will be.
Includes Bonus Objectives
There are bonus objectives you can complete in the Proving Grounds to get even more rewards. These can include beating it without dying once or defeating the Fallen Guardian.
Unlocked by Going Through the Story
The Proving Grounds can be unlocked by progressing through the story. It won't immediately be available to play upon starting the game.
Circle of Slaughter Challenge Arena
The Circle of Slaughter returns with the explosive Mister Torgue at its helm! Come out of top against waves of enemies to become the champion of the Circle of Slaughter arenas.
Battle Against Waves of Enemies
From bandits, robots, and beasts, Vault Hunters must survive against multiple waves of enemies with each round. Be careful as the higher difficulties will pit you against some Badass enemies in the mix.
Multiple Arenas with Own Set of Enemies
There are multiple Circle of Slaughter arenas found within the worlds. Each of them will have their own set of round and enemies within them. Progression is not shared within the Circle of Slaughters.
Get Better Rewards by Completing Bonus Objectives
Similar to the Proving Grounds, the Circle of Slaughter has bonus objectives per round that players can do. Completing them will increase you payout as long as you survive till the end of the round.