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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Guns, Guns & More Guns!

Jarrod Garripoli

Being a first-person shooter, the player has access to many different types of guns, including pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers and sniper rifles. However, there are different manufacturers of these weapons, with each one offering a different perk for those weapons. For example, weapons made by Vladof have a higher rate of fire than other ones. The Pre-Sequel also introduces laser weapons, which are a new type.

Laser Guns are the new type in the game and the weapon manufacturer determines that type of laser that is fired.

In addition to different manufacturers, there are also elements that come into play, which adds a further layer to guns. The elements from Borderlands 2 return, with the exception of Slag, but a new one will also be introduced, called Cryo. This one allows enemies hit with it to be slowed down and even frozen solid, with an explosion strong enough instantly killing that enemy.

All weapons are randomly generated from the moment they drop, with a few exceptions, including the element, weapon type, its stats and many more things. There are unique and legendary weapons, which usually have predetermined stats (amounts may vary) and other things. Weapons also have a rarity, with 8 known ones, which affect the potency of the gun and how often that rarity drops. They are as follows:

  • White (Most common)
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Orange (Legendary and the rarest)


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, FPS
  • Guide Release
    14 October 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
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Taking place between the events of Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel details the events of how Handsome Jack became what he was during the second game. You play as one of four new character classes as you explore the moon of Pandora, Elpis, jumping around in low gravity, collecting all new loot and just shooting everything and anything you find!

Inside you will find:

  • A complete walkthrough of all main story missions and all of the optional missions;
  • A guide to complete all of the location-based Challenges;
  • How to get every single Achievement and Trophy;
  • Maps, images and locations of all of the Vault Symbols.

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