Ten years ago, Gearbox successfully advertised their new loot shooter. Borderlands 2 conspicuous phrase: “87 basillion guns.” It was a joke, obviously. But the last entry in the series, Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, a similarly attractive number recently emerged. This week, one player stumbled across a piece of equipment that they say has a one in 85 billion chance of dropping.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlandreleased in March for consoles and PC, supporting the series’ penchant for obscene humor as well as random weapon drop. Apart from its fantasy-inspired repaint, Wonderland makes some changes to the standard Borderlands, including some behind-the-scenes tweaks to loot drop rates; legendary weapon, highest level, less than in 2019 Borderlands 3for example.
In addition to the legendary drops, Wonderland has the ability to create equipment enhanced with permanent additional modifiers. If you’re playing Chaos Mode, a challenge mode that applies a number of difficulty modifiers to the game, you have a chance to find Chaotic gear that does more damage than standard gear. Then there’s Ascended Gear, which is widely considered the best tier in the game as it appears with higher than normal passive stats. Borderlands streamer moxxi stumbled upon what players say is probably the rarest item in the game: Amalgam class mod it is both Ascended and has ideal characteristics.
The Amalgam class mod is such a coveted item because it has five randomized bonus stats, compared to the three you usually get with most class mods (even high-level ones). The version that Moxxi found is in Borderlands fashion, RNG modifier set: Amalgam of Glorious Purpose of the ascended warlock. It also happened that each of the five slots had “perfect” stats.
His reaction is currently summing up: uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Seriously, take a look at these stats: 29.7% bonus to all damage, plus a 49.% spell damage bonus on top of that, and another 27.7% area of effect damage bonus on top of that, along with a 59.3% chance to critically hit with spells or abilities. It also turned out to get additional damage for the main class Moxxi (Spell, buff 52.6%) and the secondary class (Graveborn, buff 26.3%).
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“I was very lucky that mine dropped with all the damage stats,” Moxxi told Kotaku. “They can also use defensive and utility stats.”
That Moxie stumbled across such a rare find is a fluke reserved for lottery winners. Finished official Tiny Tina’s Wonderland Discord, players review code and other game data to evaluate and share key learnings in everyone’s common eternal pursuit of finely tuned minimalism. Passive stats for Wonderland gear appears in so-called clusters. which define groups of characteristics that cannot be displayed together on the same piece of equipment. For example, according to community research, if you get a movement speed perk on a shield, that shield cannot increase your chances of landing a critical hit on your companions; these statistics exist in the same cluster.
Yes, I have a headache too. Fortunately, both Moxsy and ConstantCanadian helped me with the math:
- There are six classes in Wonderland. High level class mods usually give bonuses to both your primary class and your secondary class. Since the school has six classes Wonderland, Amalgam had a 1/6 chance to drop as a Spell in the primary stage and another 1/5 chance to drop as a Graveborn in the secondary. it 1/30.
- The chance to have three skills with all five dots evenly distributed works for 1/243.
- Remember these clusters? Getting perfect statistics in five categories is distributed as follows: 1/19, 1/14, 1/11, 1/8 and 1/5 – or, all together, 1/117 040.
- The ascended mechanism has 1 percent, or 1/100drop chance.
- Multiply all of these numbers by 100 (“as a percentage,” Moxie said) and you get 0.00000000117%, which gives 1/85 233 160 000.
Moxxi Amalgam is the rarest item in Wonderlandbut technically any other amalgam is the same,” said ConstantCanadian. Kotaku. “Think of it this way: there are 85 billion different possible amalgams, and Moxxi just happened to get this one.”
Thus, the infinitesimal chance of a drop does not refer to the item itself, but rather to a random combination of circumstances. perfect version of it created for the character Moxxi. However, he noted that this formula does not technically take into account some extremely important variables, such as the RNG weight applied to class-weighted skills. As a result, Moxxi estimates that the chance of this Ascended Warlock’s Glorious Goal Conflux might actually be closer to one in 26 billion, but that’s the whole another can of beans.
“At the end of the day, exact odds are very difficult to accurately calculate,” he admitted. But everyone agrees that least one in a billion for a particular Ascended Amalgam class mod.”
When we reached out for comment, Gearbox representatives were unable to provide any specific details.
In terms of pure numbers, everything with three commas is no doubt impressive, but it certainly marks a sea change for Borderlands. The series has always teased players with a seed of hope – the notion that by playing enough or fighting the same particular boss repeatedly, you might end up stumbling upon the gear of your dreams. (Moxy said that the hardest items to find are in Borderlands 2e.g. “an easy walk compared to some of these very rare finds in Wonderland.”)
“Borderlands is all about chasing this rare loot and getting it is very exciting,” Moxxi said. “Obviously it’s too rare.”
Whether we’re talking about one in 26 billion or one in 85 billion, it doesn’t matter; at this point we are right in the realm of large numbers. It is not possible to intentionally hunt for a piece of equipment with these drop chances. This is pure luck. Except for the invention of immortality and the game Wonderland for the rest of your life, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get a piece of equipment with such chances. Also, while the stats are of course amazing, you don’t get what great advantage in combat.
“Is it worth the bother?” said Constant Canadian. “Absolutely not!”