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Borderlands 3 bosses: A guide to some of the toughest enemies in the game

Borderlands 3 bosses
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The various Borderlands 3 bosses you meet through the game are some of the most interesting and varied challenges you can encounter. They also have some of the best rewards which is really why you'll want to take them on. 

However, if you're struggling with some of the really tough bosses in Borderlands 3, then we can help you out, with a number of useful tips and pointers to take down the bad guys in our Borderlands 3 boss guide.

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Killavolt

Borderlands 3 Killavolt tips

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You'll come up against Killavolt in Lectra City, when you get to the end of the aptly named "Kill Killavolt" quest for Moxxi. He can be a right pain in the backside though, so follow our Borderlands 3 Killavolt (opens in new tab) guide for some tips.

Captain Traunt

Borderlands 3 Captain Traunt

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Captain Traunt is the boss at the end of the Athenas planet, and he's a combination of all three types of heavy enemies; incendiary, corrosive, and shock. You have to fight him in an enormous courtyard with a number of smaller enemies spawning throughout the fight, so our Borderlands 3 Captain Traunt (opens in new tab) guide has some helpful tips for you.

Katagawa Ball

Borderlands 3 Katagawa Ball tips

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Skywell-27 is a fantastic planet to run around and explore, but right after Rhys sticks it to the man and blows up Zanara, ol' Katagawa – who you've only heard on your comms until this point – emerges in control of an enormous death sphere. Called the Katagawa Ball, it can prove to be a seriously tricky fight if you don't know exactly what to do. Our Borderlands 3 Katagawa Ball (opens in new tab) fight has a number of tips you can use to get through it.

Check out our Borderlands 3 review (opens in new tab), or watch our Borderlands story recap (opens in new tab) video to catch up on everything that's happened so far. You can also get yourself the Hellfire SMG by killing the Borderlands 3 Jabbermogwai boss.

Ford James
Ford James

Give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.