Borderlands 3 Rare Spawn Hunt Locations Guide

We're taking a look at the new Borderlands 3 Rare Spawn Hunt event and how-to find all of the locations of the rare spawns that will be guaranteed to spawn during this event! If you've yet to collect some of these awesome weapons and items from these rare enemies, you might want to take advantage of the increased drop rate that comes along with the event!

What is the Rare Spawn Hunt?

The Rare Spawn Hunt is the second bonus event that is part of Borderlands' anniversary celebration! Instead of rare spawns being well... rare.  They will show up every time at their designated spawn location! Not only that, they will have an increased chance to drop the unique legendary loot.

When Does it Start/End?

It starts on October 8th at 9:00 AM PDT and ends on October 15th at 8:59 AM PDT!

Rare Spawns & Drops List

Not every rare spawn is participating in this event. Most notably the Dinklebot spawn that drops Loot-o-Grams is not getting an 100% rate, which makes some sense because you would be able to farm him and collect a ton of the Loot-o-Grams. There are still quite a few rare spawns that are taking part, here's a list of them and what they can drop:

  • Rakkman – Night Flyer, Legendary Pistol
  • El Dragon Jr – Unleash the Dragon, Legendary Artifact
  • Road Dog – Redline, Legendary Shotgun
  • IndoTyrant – Random Customization
  • Force Troopers – Random Legendary class mods
  • Demoskaggon – Random Legendary Shield
  • The Unstoppable – Band of Sytorak, Legendary Shield
  • Thunk & Sloth – It's Piss, Legendary Grenade Mod
  • Maxitrillion – The Horizon, Legendary Shotgun
  • Borman Nates – Psycho Stabber, Legendary Pistol
  • Princess Tarantella II – Hive, Legendary Rocket Launcher
  • Mother of Grogans – Random Legendary Artifacts
  • Red Jabber – Random Legendary Grenade Mod
  • Urist McEnforcer – Masterwork Crossbow, Legendary Sniper Rifle

If you're trying to optimize your build, you might want to focus on Force Troopers, Demoskaggon, Mother of Grogans, and Red Jabber who are dropping randoms of specific item types!

Rare Spawn Locations List

If you want to take part in the Rare Spawn Hunt you will want to know where to find the rare spawns! Credit to Map Genie for the maps on most of these locations!


You can find Rakkman over on Pandora in Carnivora. Usually, you would need to look for the Rakkman Signal, but he will be a guaranteed spawn during the event.

El Dragon Jr

You'll find El Dragon Jr on Eden-6 at Jakobs Estates. He's pretty close to the starting fast travel station.

Road Dog

Road Dog can be found on Pandora in the Splinterlands. He's pretty much right in the middle of the map, so you won't have a fast travel station all that close.


The IndoTyrant can be found on Eden-6 in the Floodmooor Basin. He's on the east side of the map with the car ramps.

Force Troopers

You will find the Force Troopers on Promethea at Atlas HQ! They are pretty close to the fast travel station, and on the top floor of the courtyard area.


The Demoskaggon can be found on Pandora in the Droughts. It's directly north west of the fast travel station.

The Unstoppable

The Unstoppable can be found on Eden-6 in the Ambermire. The spawn is southwest of the fast travel location.

Thunk & Sloth

Thunk & Sloth spawn on Pandora in Konrad's Hold. The location is just west of the fast travel location.


Maxitrillion can be found on Eden-6 in the Voracious Canopy. You'll need to go to the ship where you fought the boss to locate him.

Borman Nates

Borman Nates can be found in the Merdiain Outskirts on Promethea. He's in the upper level of a structure that is very close to the fast travel location.

Princess Tarantella II

Princess Tarantella II can be found on Pandora in The Splinterlands. You can spawn in the southern fast travel point and find the large bug to the east.

Mother of Grogans

Mother of Grogans can be found on Eden-6 in The Anvil. You'll head up north a bit and then make your way west through the large sewer area.

Red Jabber

Red Jabber can be found on Eden-6 in the Ambermire. It's not too far from a fast travel point, you'll just need to head west!

Urist McEnforcer

Urist McEnforcer can be found on Promethea in Lectra City. He's down in the subways, so if you remember how-to get the One Pump Chump, you'll know how-to find him!

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Borderlands 3 Rare Spawn Hunt Locations Guide

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  1. I’ve been farming the troopers and they have not dropped any class mods, only grenades and one smg, during this event, did their loot pool change?

    1. Rare Spawn Hunt was an event that is now over, so they won’t be dropping what is listed.

  2. I found maxitrillion right before boss and dropped the shotgun first kill it’s all luck still as usual

  3. Not convinced, killed flash troopers 20 times so far on mayhem 3, 0 legendary drops.
    Also tried red jabber 10+ times, 0 legendaries.

    1. You don’t need to run on Mayhem 3 for these drops. It won’t increase the chance of the troopers dropping their items, but will increase the chances of world drops from all enemies. So you only need to run on Mayhem 1. Drop rate still sucks, but it’s faster.

  4. How do we know that the event patch is active?

    1. It should be live now, but there’s no way to no for sure. You can check by heading to one of the spawns and seeing if they show up every time!