Check out this walkthrough and event guide for Borderlands 3 free event "Revenge of the Cartels". This includes Revenge of the Cartels walkthrough, release date, legendaries, features, and rewards!
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Revenge of the Cartels Mission Walkthrough
Revenge of the Cartels Mission Walkthrough Chart
|1||Talk to Maurice the Saurian aboard Sanctuary|
|2||Defeat Cartel thugs to get 30 hideout coordinates|
|3||Head back to Maurice to give him the coordinates|
|4||Once in Villa Ultraviolet, clear areas to get to front door|
|5||Go inside the mansion & collect the fountain piece (golden mask)|
|6||Return to the fountain & place the mask|
|7||Jump down & head deeper into the mansion|
|8||Find & confront Joey Ultraviolet|
2. Defeat Thugs To Get 30 Coordinates - Tips
Head To Ascension Bluff To Start
Maurice will give you a tip on where to start looking for Cartel thugs. Head to Ascension Bluff and follow your map to start looking for Cartel operatives.Check Out Promethea Map Here!
Farm Cartel Thugs In Lectra City
Lectra City is one of the best places to look for and farm for Cartel thugs. There is a steady stream of enemies, allowing you to farm coordinates fast.Check Out Promethea Map Here!
Cartel Thug Has Neon Glow
To identify Cartel thugs, they will be named as such. But they will also have a neon glow that makes it easier to pick them out from the rest of the enemies.
Cartel Thug Back-up Drops Coordinates
When you defeat a Cartel thug, they will call for back-up. Defeating the back-up will make them drop the coordinates to find the Cartel hideout.
4. Get To Front Door - Tips
Clear All Enemies To Open Gates
When you get to Villa Ultraviolet, you'll need to clear the areas of enemies before you can proceed to the next one. Gates or doors will only open once the area is clear.
Use Different Elements To Defeat Different Factions
The gang factions you'll encounter are random and will not be set, it's best to use different elements, depending on who you're facing. Use fire against The Burnt Ends, corrosive & shield vs. CryptoSec, and radiation or corrosive vs. The Perpetrators.Check Out Different Elemental Damage Types!
Encounter Mini-Boss In Front Door
There will be a mini-boss at the front door. This is random and isn't set, so make sure to bring weapons with different elements to defeat the mini-boss easily.
5. Collect Fountain Piece (Golden Mask) - Tips
Fountain Piece Location Is Not Set
You'll need to check your map to locate the fountain piece or golden mask. Its location is not set so be sure to double-check your map to know where you're supposed to go.
Clear Area Where You'll Find Fountain Piece
Once you reach the area where you'll find the missing fountain piece, you'll have to clear it out of all enemies. This triggers the appearance of the area's mini-boss.
Mini-Boss Will Appear In Area
Another mini-boss will appear once the area is cleared of all enemies. This, once again, is not set and random so make use of a variety of weapons to deal heavy damage.
8. Defeating Joey Ultraviolet
After jumping down the fountain path and heading deeper into the mansion, you'll come face-to-face with the cartel boss, Joey Ultraviolet.
Joey Ultraviolet - Revenge of the Cartels Boss Battle Tips
Defeat Enemies Before Joey Jumps Down
Joey will be watching from above at the beginning of the fight. You need to defeat all enemies in the arena before he jumps down to face you.
Defeat Mini-Bosses To Make Joey Vulnerable
When Joey finally jumps down to fight you, he'll be accompanied by 2 mini-bosses. Make sure to take them both down first to remove Joey's invulnerability.
Use Corrosive & Fire Weapons On Joey
Once you've removed Joey's invulnerability shield, shoot him down with corrosive or fire-based weapons. These deal the most damage to his HP.
Fire At Range To Avoid Close-Ranged Attacks
Joey has a lot of short-ranged attacks that can do you in when you're too close. Fire at range to deal the most damage to him while keeping yourself safe.
Dodge To Side To Avoid Charge Attack
Joey will do a charge attack that heads straight toward you. To dodge, side step and avoid taking damage.
Watch Out For Arena Lasers
The arena will have beams of lasers that will appear in random arrangements. These deal heavy damage so be sure to stay away from them.
Steer Clear Of Corrosive Pools
The arena will also have corrosive pools on the floor that will deal damage-over-time when you walk over them. Keep clear of them to maintain your HP.
Revenge of the Cartels Challenge List & Rewards
During the event you have a chance to get event related cosmetic rewards by completing Event Challenges. These challenges and rewards can only be earned during the Revenge of the Cartels Halloween Event.
Revenge of the Cartels Challenge List
|Challenge||How to Complete|
|Mr. Good Stuff||Defeat Joey Ultraviolet in Mayhem 1 or greater.|
|Pupsicles||Kill 30 CryptoSec Frontrunners with Cryo damage.|
|Can't Touch This||Kill Joey Ultraviolet without taking damage from laser traps and corrosive traps.|
|That's Grape Candy||Smash 500 Eridium dust piles.|
|Every Mansion Needs a Puzzle||Solve the hidden puzzle in the Ultraviolet mansion.|
|Marking Your Territory||Find and use all golden toilets in the Ultraviolet mansion before you leave.|
|M-M-M-Mobsterkill||Kill 800 Cartel gang members.|
|Six Feet Underbosses||Kill 50 Cartel Underbosses.|
|Locked in Here with Me||Kill 6 Underbosses in one map playthrough.|
|Mayhaps Mayhem Will Help||Kill 25 Underbosses in Mayhem 1 or greater.|
|Never Slap a Slapper||Kill Fish Slap with a slap (melee damage).|
|Seasoning in the Wound||Kill the Tenderizer while he is healing himself.|
|Penetration Testing||Kill Franco Firewall with his own Crypto Spikes.|
|Sack Tap||Shoot 25 meat sacks off Burnt Ends Gang members.|
|And Your Lunch Money||Shoot 25 backpacks off Purpatrators Gang members.|
|The King of Purple||Defeat Joey Ultraviolet.|
|Three Minutes of PLAAAYTIME!||Defeat Joey Ultraviolet in under 3 minutes.|
|Flawless Victory||Complete the Revenge of the Cartels mission without dying.|
Revenge of the Cartels Rewards List
Complete challenges to unlock limited-time cosmetic items! Remember, you can only do them while the event is active!
Revenge of the Cartels Challenges & Rewards List
|3 Challenges||“Vector Image” Echo Terminal Skin|
|6 Challenges||"Retro Outrunner" Weapon Accessory|
|10 Challenges||"Firewall with frame" Room decoration|
|14 Challenges||"Hotline Pandora" Head for Vault Hunter|
|18 Challenges||"Death by Filigrees" Skin for Vault Hunter|
Revenge of the Cartels Event Overview
New Seasonal Event
|Release||April 23 - June 4, 2020|
Eridium cartels, neon lights, and a whole new scenery, Revenge of the Cartels will take you on a wild ride to save Maurice from Joey Ultraviolet and his gang of operatives.
Released Along With Mayhem 2.0
Want a challenge? Try out the new Mayhem 2.0 as you play through the Revenge of the Cartels. Remember, you get better loot when playing on Mayhem Mode!Check Out the Mayhem Mode Guide
Revenge of the Cartels, the next free #Borderlands3 seasonal event, features an all-new area, fresh enemy types, limited-time Challenges, and tons of gear including new Legendaries and Anointments! Event begins April 23!— Borderlands 3 (@Borderlands) April 21, 2020
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Revenge of the Cartels Event Features
New Location: Villa Ultraviolet
Villa Ultraviolet is described as an opulent hideout in a tropical paradise. Don't be fooled by the scenery though because this is the hideout of the notorious Joey Ultraviolet.
New Enemy Types
Similar to Halloween Event, new enemies will be introduced as part of the Revenge of the Cartels event. You will also meet these new enemies outside of Villa Ultraviolet.
Meet Different Gang Members
As you go through the event quest, you will meet different enemies belonging to different gangs. Each have their own distinct appearances since each gang has their own theme.
Fight Underbosses for Legendary Weapons
Each gang has an underboss that you will need to defeat to get to Joey Ultraviolet, the main boss of the event. They will have their own pools of legendary weapons for you to farm!
Face Off Against Joey Ultraviolet
At the end of the event quest, you will face against the leader of the Eridium Cartel, Joey Ultraviolet. Do so and you will save Maurice from a life of debt.
Revenge of the Cartels - Rewards & Legendaries
New Legendary Items
Time to farm for those legendary weapons again because new legendary weapons will be added as part of the Revenge of the Cartels event! We'll list them here once we've confirmed them.
New Legendary Item list
- O.P.Q System (Assault Rifle)
- Iceburger (Shotgun)
- Yellowcake (Rocket Launcher)
- Fish Slap (Grenade)
- Needle Gun XXL (SMG)
- Firewall (Shield)
Drops May Have New Anointed Skills
If you're lucky enough, you may get a weapon with one of the new Anointed Skills! These new Anointed Skills are triggered when you use an Action Skill!