There are millions of unique weapons offered in the first series of Borderlands. Developers at Gearbox Software make use of a process called ‘procedural generation’ to generate different weapon outcomes. This includes attachments, elemental damage, firing rate, DPS, and damage modifiers.
Every weapon you find in the game has a unique style and introduces new mechanics. In comparison to the first series, Borderlands 3 has more weapon variations. The count reaches up to one billion in Borderlands 3, whereas in the first series there are only 15 million variations. That being said, let’s go through the Borderlands 3 weapon manufacturers and other details.
There are a total of 12 manufacturers in the game. Each of these manufacturers has their trademarks. Check out the details below.
They make weapons with common balanced weapon stats.
They are known to manufacture weapons of high accuracy. These weapons can be set in a mode to burst-fire when ADS.
They make alien weapons that require no reloading. These weapons usually come with infinite ammo. All you have to do is just recharge it.
They make weapons of very high damage and accuracy. The weapons are expensive in stores.
They are the manufacturers of weapons of high accuracy and damage. These weapons have high recoil, critical-hit bonus, and semi-auto fire rate.
Children of the Vault (COV)
COV replaced the Bandit manufacturer from the previous series.
They create weapons with the highest rate of fire. They specialize in only manufactures automatic weapons.
They make expensive elemental weapons.
They make the cheapest weapons. However, these weapons have a faster reload time.
They are the makers of high damaged weapons. These weapons have high recoil rates, explosive rounds. But they are low inaccuracy.
Different Weapon Types
There is a total of eight types of weapons in Borderlands 3. You can find the details of the same in the pointers below.
These are one-handed pistols with fast fire rate and reload times. These usually have a single-fire/slower fire rate during aiming down sights.
Combat rifles come with a medium-high fire rate. They either have automatic or burst to fire modes.
These weapons come with a very high damage rate. But they are a bit slow to reload.
These are also one-handed weapons that come with a high damage rate. Although it has a low fire rate, it is highly accurate in targeting. It also has a high chance of elemental damage.
If you want fully automatic weapons with a high fire rate, then submachine guns make the best choice.
They can be loaded quickly as well. However, they have a low damage rate.
Shotguns are small in size and have a normal fire rate. They also have low accuracy. But the damage rate is very high in a close-range shooting.
These weapons are designed for extreme accuracy. They also cause high damage per bullet and is meant for long-range shooting.
Eridian doesn’t require any reloading as it is replaced with recharge. It can be recharged on a weapon swap.
Weapons that are bought, found in the wild, or awarded comes with different rarities. Rarities are colour codes. The different rarities found in the game are:
These are common and average weapons with basic stats.
These weapons are rare and have higher stats. They deliver unique effects and extra mechanics.
These are higher basic weapons and are uncommon.
These are legendary weapons that are hardly found. They are extremely strong with multiple unique descriptions.
These weapons are very strong and rare. They are very hard to find.
List of Legendary Weapons
Here are some of the legendary weapons you will find in the game.
Legendary Assault Rifles
Bekah: It can be obtained after completing 100% of Hammerlock Challenges.
Hand of Glory: It can be obtained after completing the quest The Guns of Reliance.
Lead Sprinkler: It drops from Billy, the Anointed in Jakob’s Estate.
Amazing Grace: It comes as a quest reward for completing Life of the Party.
King’s/Queen’s Call: This is also a quest reward. You can obtain it after defeating Tyreen and completing the Divine Retribution quest.
Occultist: It drops from Troy Calypso in the Great Vault on Pandora.
Psycho Stabber: It drops from Borman Nates in Meridian Outskirts on Promethea.
S3RV-80S-Execute+: It drops from Captain Traunt on Athenas with Mayhem Mode 4 active.
SkekSil: It drops from Skrakk in Ascension Bluff on Pandora.
Legendary Heavy Weapons
Hive: It will drop from Princess Tarantella II in the Splinterlands on Pandora.
Stuffed Quadomizer: You can find it at the Rampager in The Forgotten Basilica on Promethea.
Creeping Death: It drops from Mother of Grogans in The Anvil.
Mind-Killer: It drops from Mouth Piece in Ascension Bluff on Pandora.
One Pump Chump: There are high chances of it dropping from One Punch in Lectra City on Promethea.
Redline: It drops from Road Dog in The Splinterlands on Pandora.
The Garcia: It usually drops from Chonk Stomp in Floodmoor Basin on Eden-6.
Legendary Sniper Rifles
Crossbow: It drops from Urist McEnforcer in Lectra City on Promethea.
Tankman’s Shield: It drops from Captain Traunt on Athenas. It can also drop from the Wotan the Invincible in Midnight’s Calm and Valkyrie Squad.
9-Volt: It drops from Killavolt in Promethea.
Cloud Kill: It can be obtained after completing the quest Beneath the Meridian.
Bankrolled Predatory Lending: It will drop from Lavender Crawly via Crew Challenge.
Hellfire: It will drop from Jabbermogwai in Voracious Canopy on Eden-6.
Tsunami: There are high chances of it dropping from Katagawa Ball on Skywell-27.
Westergun: It may drop from Private Beans at Dido’s Remorse cemetery in Athenas.
With such a huge collection of weapons in Borderlands 3, players get to choose their weapons as per their requirements.
After reading this article, you should have got a good idea about all the weapons and variations available in the game.
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