Like any Borderlands game – it’s all about the loot, and the Legendary Weapons are the cream of the crop. Borderlands 3 features countless different Legendary Weapons that go above and beyond normal weapons with new styles, skins, and hidden effects.
Legendary guns can be found in slot machines, defeating certain bosses or baddies around the map. Or if you’re lucky, in loot chests scattered across the various Borderlands 3 planets. Legendary guns come with all the quirks and perks that we love so much from the different weapon manufacturers, plus some shiny red text and sometimes a unique firing mode. The Mouthpiece boss you face early on gives you an idea of what to expect, dropping an automatic pistol that shoots dubstep beats and can be cooled by shooting it with a water pistol. They’re crazy cool guns, essentially.
Note that Legendary Weapons and Items can be found at different levels, and the weapon damage will scale to your currently level on finding it, but other effects remain the same.
Borderlands 3 Smart-Gun XXL
Guns with legs aren’t a rare sight in Borderlands 3, but guns with four legs and a brain? Now we’re talking. When thrown to reload, the discarded Smart-Gun XXL transforms into a mobile spider turret that fires off rounds until its out of ammo… at which point you’ll probably want to throw the next one into the action. It has a tasty chance at dealing Corrosive damage with every shoot too, and also happens to look like a handheld Cthulhu with blood pouring from its eyeballs… so that’s neat.
- Manufacturer: Tediore
- Red text: Busy getting brain like Krang
- Special effect: Spawns small Gigamind brain turrets on reload that grow mechanical spider legs and attack enemies
More of this sort of thing:
- Borderlands 3 Legendary Pistol List (Stats & Rarity)
- Borderlands 3: Amara Skill Tree
- Borderlands 3: Zane Skill Tree
- Borderlands 3 Craps Torgue Pistol Guide
- Borderlands 3 PC Cheats
- Borderlands 3 Legendary SMG List (Stats & Rarity)