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What Happens When You Die - Death Effects & Penalty

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Check out this Borderlands 3 guide to know what happens when you die. Including death effects & penalties, respawn points, & losses per death.

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What Happens When You Die?

Activates "Fight For Your Life"

Activates Fight For Your Life

When you lose all of your health, you'll activate the "Fight For Your Life" situation. It's a short event that can revive you if completed successfully.

Gain Second Wind When You Kill An Enemy

Gain Second Wind When You Kill An Enemy

If you kill an enemy during a Fight For Your Life event, you'll gain "Second Wind". This revives you and gives you a small amount of health, allowing you to continue the fight where you left off.

7% Of Total Money Is Lost When You Respawn

7% Of Total Money Is Lost When You Respawn

If you're unsuccessful with Fight For Your Life, you will lose 7% of the total money you are currently carrying. With small amounts of money, it's negligible however, this can add up if you've already accumulated a lot of cash in the game.

Respawn In New-U Stations

Respawn In New-U Stations

When you die, you'll respawn at the nearest New-U station. These stations serve as a sort of checkpoint in Borderlands 3.

Bosses & Badasses Regain Health

Bosses & Badasses Regain Health

When you respawn, any bosses or Badass enemies that you haven't been able to kill will regain all of their health. You'll have to face them again with full HP bars.

Can Fail Certain Missions

Certain story missions in Borderlands 3 can fail when you die. Make sure to keep an eye on your HP to keep this from happening.

About Death In Borderlands 3

No Perma-Death In Borderlands 3

No Perma-Death In Borderlands 3

There is no permanent death in Borderlands 3. The game gives you a chance to keep fighting and even if you fail Fight For Your Life, you don't get too many losses except some progress and money.

Avoid Dying When You Have A Lot Of Money

Since the game takes a fixed 7% of your total money when you respawn, it's not recommended to keep dying when you are carrying a lot of cash. This will whittle down your funds so keep an eye on your HP bar.

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Anonymous 1

Not 7% bro, should be 10% of total money before you die

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