One of the biggest highlights from the official Borderlands 3 reveal trailer is unquestionably the gun with legs. Borderlands fans lost their collective minds when they saw the tiny gun running and firing away in the trailer, and many assumed that this little guy was a new unique or legendary weapon in the upcoming looter-shooter. Thanks to the gameplay reveal event, the truth about the gun with legs has been revealed so players will know how to get their hands on one when the game launches this fall.
Borderlands 3‘s infamous gun with legs is actually not a specific gun, but rather a result of the Tediore manufacturer perk. In previous Borderlands installments, players would throw Tediore weapons to reload, essentially turning the gun into a grenade. However, Borderlands 3 completely changes how manufacturer perks work, and now Tediore weapons will have different special reload abilities for players to enjoy. The gun with legs is one of several possible options players could get on a weapon. One option includes guns that turn into turrets when thrown, while others can turn into MIRV grenades and cause massive explosions.
This big change is just one of the many Borderlands 3 gun changes players will notice while watching gameplay. Most manufacturers from previous installments are back, but with new perks to make each manufacturer feel more unique. Maliwan weapons have been known for their elemental affinity, but now they can swap between two elements on the fly. Torgue guns can toggle between sticky and lobbed explosives, and Vladof guns will feature special barrel attachments that can fire rockets and other fun tools. The Children of the Vault manufacturer is new to Borderlands 3, and their weapons feature a bottomless mag that overheats and must be cooled off.
Fans eager to see these guns in action can tune into any number of content creators on Twitch, and even earn some free Borderlands 3 loot through the Borderlands 3 Twitch extension. Fans should definitely tune in to see what all the hype is about, because this may be the closest they’ll get until the game launches later this year.
Borderlands 3 launches September 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.