Binary Operator is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan, and is exclusive to the Designer's Cut DLC. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source at Stormblind Complex during the Arms Race mode, and can be brought outside of the area when extracted with a Gear Extractor.

Special Weapon Effects

Do it or don't. What's an attempt? – Always non-elemental. Kills the enemy if they have less than 50,000 health. Deals minimal damage if they have more health.

Usage & Description

The Binary Operator has diminishing utility on Mayhem Mode levels as most enemies will have more health than is allowed for the weapon's one-shot effect to be triggered. As such, weapons with a more consistent damage output are recommended.



  • The flavor text is a reference to the 1980 film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where the character Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." This relates to the weapon name since a binary operator only has two possible outcomes.
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