Borderlands 3 is promising more weapons than ever before, and there’s even a few new manufacturers to contend with. Every weapon will have an alternate firing mode, and there are plenty of opportunities to earn extremely rare loot while you play. To help you keep track of the insane amount of firepower, we’ve put together this Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide. We’ll cover all of the new weapons manufacturers, what perks are associated with each one, and also how rarities will likely work this time around.
- Borderlands 3 Weapons
- How Many Guns Are There in Borderlands 3?
- Borderlands 3 Weapon Manufacturers
- Borderlands 3 Jakobs Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Atlas Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Tediore Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Hyperion Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Dahl Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Vladof Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Torgue Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Maliwan Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 COV Weapons Perk
- Borderlands 3 Weapon Rarities
Borderlands 3 Weapons
Weapons will once again play a huge part in what makes Borderlands 3 tick (obviously), so it’s worth diving into some of the new features that will be there when you jump into the game. Further down this page we’ll be detailing everything there is to know about Borderlands 3 Weapons.
How Many Guns Are There in Borderlands 3?
Let’s start off by addressing the comments made by Gearbox regarding the sheer scope of the weapons in Borderlands 3. It seems as though it is doubling down on the claim that there are ‘over a billion weapons’ in Borderlands 3. These comments were originally made by creative director Paul Sage.
Borderlands 3 Weapon Manufacturers
As in previous games, there will be various weapons manufacturers clamouring for your custom in Borderlands 3. There are ten at launch, with a few planned for post-release. We’ve highlighted each below, along with its specific Perk associated with the weapons.
Borderlands 3 Jakobs Weapons Perk
First up we have Jakobs weapons. These are focused on Deliver devastating critical hits to enemies’ soft-and-sensitives’.
Borderlands 3 Atlas Weapons Perk
The Atlas weapons are new to Borderlands 3, and allow you to tag enemies and then unleash bullets that will track them down.
Borderlands 3 Tediore Weapons Perk
The Tediore weapons can be thrown as grenades when you reload. A fully-stocked replacement will then materialize in your hands.
Borderlands 3 Hyperion Weapons Perk
Hyperion weapons are all about accuracy. You’ll gain a shield while aiming down sights, and can keep your finger on the trigger for increased accuracy.
Borderlands 3 Dahl Weapons Perk
Dahl guns have multiple different firing modes. Toggle between alternate fire modes depending on your play style, your predicament, and your predilection for bonus damage.
Borderlands 3 Vladof Weapons Perk
Vladof weapons are extremely ammo-hungry. They are rapid-firing however, and have under-barrel attachments including tasers, rocket tubes, and additional gun barrels.
Borderlands 3 Torgue Weapons Perk
Now onto Torgue weapons. Switch between regular and sticky-projectile fire modes. Stickies do more damage if a bunch of them detonate on the same target.
Borderlands 3 Maliwan Weapons Perk
Maliwan weapons are elemental damage dealers. Toggle between two elements, charge your weapon, and deal guaranteed elemental damage with your finger glued to the trigger.
Borderlands 3 COV Weapons Perk
If it’s uninterrupted fire you’re after, consider the Children of the Vault Weapons. Be wary of the unpredictable heating sometimes caused by the “infinite” ammo magazines.
Borderlands 3 Weapon Rarities
From the Borderlands 3 gameplay we’ve seen so far, it looks as though it uses the same loot rarity system as in Borderlands 2. This means there are 5 tiers to pick up, broken up into the following categories:
- White (common)
- Green (uncommon)
- Blue (rare)
- Purple (very rare)
- Orange (legendary)
For more on Borderlands 3 why not check out our skill tree breakdowns for Zane, Moze, FL4K and Amara. Elsewhere there’s our Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide where we detail all of the weapon manufacturers in the game. For a loot at the best ways to make money, head here. There's also our guide on Eridium to look at. Finally, why not head over to our Borderlands 3 Steam Guide to see whether or not the game is making its way to Steam anytime soon.