True Vault Hunter mode is a new game mode that you can unlock after completing the main story of Borderlands 3.
True Vault Hunter mode is the hardest difficulty level in Borderlands 3, and unlike Mayhem mode, if you want to play the game on this difficulty level, you’ll have to start from the beginning of the plot.
Fortunately, you can do this with your existing Vault Hunter, keeping all the loot you’ve earned, their current level, and their Guardian Rank.
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True Vault Hunter mode in Borderlands 3 explained
True Vault Hunter mode is a game mode that is unlocked after completing the main story of Borderlands 3.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, but want to continue playing Borderlands 3, then True Vault Hunter mode is for you. It will pit you against tougher enemies and promises much better loot.
If you play in a group, the enemies will promote the group leader.
Switching to True Vault Hunter mode will return you to the beginning of the story. However, you will still have all your equipment and will remain at your current rank of Vault Hunter and Guardian.
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Once you’ve finished Borderlands 3, visit our guides on Guardian Rank and Rewards, Mayhem Mode, and True Vault Hunter Mode to learn more about what you unlock after the game.
How do you switch to True Vault Hunter mode in Borderlands 3?
To change game modes, go to the Borderlands 3 main menu.
First, select Play to go to the next menu.
In this menu, select the last option ‘Mode:’.
You can select True Vault Hunter mode in the main menus.
This option will also tell you which playback mode you have currently selected. If it says “Normal”, you are playing in normal mode. If it says “TVHM” then you are playing in True Vault Hunter mode.
Select Mode and you can choose which game mode you prefer.
Just remember: True Vault Hunter mode is a restart of the story, you will still retain your equipment, level and guardian rank.