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A massive variety of weapons was one of the primary selling points of the first Borderlands, touted in ad campaigns as featuring “87 bazillion” guns. While the game may not have actually invented a new unit of measurement, there certainly was a ton of unique weapons with a wide variety of attributes and functions. If you looked at these guns within your inventory, you’d get to see which manufacturer made them. Despite the inclusion of these brands in the first game, they never really had a distinct personality. With Borderlands 2, Gearbox wants each manufacturer to have a distinct visual ID and clearly-defined characteristics. Read on to learn about some of Pandora’s primary gun peddlers.
BanditAnyone who played through the first game is familiar with the bandit foes (hell, a bandit is even the primary focus of the box art). In Borderlands 2, these troublemakers have started putting together their own weaponry. They’re not the most organized or mechanically inclined group, so their selection will be notably ramshackle. Instead of a scope, a Bandit sniper rifle might feature a glass bottle. Instead of iron sights, a screw. On the plus side, Bandit guns feature the largest magazines of any manufacturer, though the increased size leads to longer reload times.
Borderlands certainly sticks out from the crowded FPS marketplace, but Dahl’s weapons should feel familiar to fans of modern military shooters. These weapons will resemble more realistic gun designs like the firearms from series such as Call of Duty and Battlefield.
Even if you don’t remember the Hyperion name from the first Borderlands,
you know their visual style thanks to a certain robotic buddy they
happened to manufacture. Yes, Claptrap’s clean yellow-and-white design
is a trademark of the weapons dealer, and their guns will feature the
These weapons carry a distinctly Russian vibe, with similarities to the ultra-common AK-47. This being Borderlands and all, it wouldn't feel right to not have at least some silliness present. That's why all of Vladof's weapons will have minigun barrels as attachments. In terms of stars, this brand boasts the highest fire rate out of any of Pandora's weapons.
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I'm really pumped for 2!
I can't wait until I finally get this issue, I was a little bummed at the lack of more concept art though. Either way, I'm glad to see that the brands will be fleshed out a little more.
I am buying this game
They better have S&S or my screen name will just go to waste.
Other than that the concept art looks awesome.
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i want this game to come out now and that bandit smg looks so sick but i wish they had a picture for each company
Everything i hear about Borderlands 2 just makes me more and more pumped!
Seeing this just shot my confidence through the rough. My only real gripe with Borderlands was that the guns mostly felt the same, even though there were supposed to be millions of different ones. I'm glad to see the philosophy changing, because when you have a very unique and fun gun in Borderlands, the game is at its best
This is me smiling...
DAHL and Jakobs sound like the brands for me.
WHAT No S&S?
I've always yearned for Jakob's sniper rifles and after I read the Bandit's 'glass bottle scope', I laughed at the thought of that. Definitely a title I'll be buying near release, after noticing how much I've seen of it on GI and how much they're improving it. I was impressed and heavily addicted to the first one, even though I never got around to purchasing any of the DLC...
AWESOME! I am excited and want to go repurchase Borderlands now.
I went Vladof and Jakobs in the first game, and I'm going Vladof and Jakobs in the second. Minigun barrel for the win.
It is my mission of the weekend to find a copy of Borderlands GoTY, after I made the stupid decision to trade mine in.
Welp, in a few days...TEASER TRAILER. I think I'll use Tediore, Bandit, and Jacobs.