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Borderlands 3


Ben Chard
Shane Williams
Location Mission (If applicable) Key Drops
Voracious Canopy - Bridge of The Jewel The Family Jewel - Main Mission Legendary Shield, Messy Breakup

You’ll be up against GenIVIV in her combat mech and this one is a lot more deadly than the one BALEX was in. To begin with, take a look around the arena, you’ll notice you can stand on the sides of it and you’ll want to aim for this, a lot of GenIVIV’s attacks are focused in the middle and if you decided to tough it out in the middle, you’ll find an early grave waiting for you.

GenIVIV’s first health bar is a Blue Shield so you’ll want to go with using a Shock based weapon to inflict greater damage on it. Once you drain the Blue Shield, you’ll have to deal with the Armor itself so it’s the ideal time to swap back to your Corrosive weapon to inflict greater damage. As GenIVIV is large, it’s rather difficult to miss her with your attacks so a weapon with a fast rate of fire is ideal here too.

She’ll attack by shooting large Green Orbs at you, these will ricochet around the arena dealing massive damage if they come into contact with you. This is the primary reason you’ll want to stay away from the center while continuously strafing. Once the Shield drops, she’ll put up a large shielded wall in front of her, at this point, you’ll want to be up behind her, near where the cracked glass is, to avoid the attack and get some free damage on her.

(1 of 6) This area near the broken glass is the best place to fight from

You’ll also have to deal with a few adds in this battle and these will rush you to try and melee you, for that reason, it’s easier to take them out rather than avoiding them. She’ll also spawn Drones at this point that will shoot laser beams at you, these can be damaged yourself but it’s best to ignore them and focus on shooting at GenIVIV. Additionally, she’ll shoot regular laser shoots at you in a horizontal spread, these can be easily avoided by strafing around her.

GenIVIV isn’t too much of a problem so long as you avoid fighting in the center, you’ll avoid most of her nasty attacks and can focus on dealing damage to her. Bringing Shock and Corrosive weapons to the battle will make this smoother and help you put this mech down for good.

Legendary Shield, Messy Breakup

Amongst her pool of loot, GenIVIV has the chance to drop the Legendary Shield, Messy Breakup, a Shield that will give you a small Drone yourself, it’s a bit situational but still useful all the same.

Messy Breakup is a useful Shield if you can handle hearing GenIVIV’s voice all the time.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    17 September 2019
  • Last Updated
    6 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Shane Williams

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Return to the Borderlands as you aim to help allies new and hunt for the Vaults before the Calypso Twins and their Children of the Vault get there first. Four new Vault Hunters join the cause as you take to the stars to discover a galaxy of opportunities.

The guide for Borderlands 3 features all there is to see and do including a full walkthrough covering every main and side mission alongside complete coverage of all areas and the endgame. Including indepth strategies on every Vault Hunter along with recommended builds to help give you that edge you’ll need.

Inside Version 1.0

  • Full Walkthrough of the main storyline
  • Coverage of all Side Missions
  • Complete coverage of all areas including Crew Challenges
  • Trophy/Achievement Guide
  • Character Builds

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