For the pearlescent assault rifle in Borderlands 2, see Bearcat.

Bearcat is a legendary assault rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Torgue. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Trufflemunch located in The Droughts on Pandora.

Special Weapon Effects

I love the smell of popcorn in the morning. – Fires 3 bouncing grenades in a horizontal row. Consumes 2-4 ammo per shot. No Alternative Fire mode.

Usage & Description

The Bearcat is a weapon that aims to cover the battlefield with grenades to deal splash damage against as many targets as possible. While it has effectiveness in such regard and deals decent damage against single targets up close, it has heavy ammo consumption that does not compensate for its unremarkable damage. Standard assault rifles would accomplish much more without eating as much ammo. The heavy ammo consumption means that the Bearcat needs to be reloaded frequently, and the projectiles' trajectory makes the weapon impossible to use effectively against small, agile, or flying enemies. Overall, it is an unremarkable legendary, at best.

Elemental variants can be capable with the right skill builds and Artifacts, and Moze can significantly enhance the Bearcat's splash damage and ammo consumption through her skills.



  • The flavor text is a play on a famous quote from the movie Apocalypse Now, as well as a reference to bearcat musk glands that emit an odor reminiscent of popcorn.
  • The Bearcat is a returning weapon from Borderlands 2 but as a legendary Torgue assault rifle instead of a pearlescent Dahl assault rifle.
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