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For the group of a common sniper rifle in Borderlands 3, see Callipeen (Borderlands 3).

Callipeen is the title of a group of common sniper rifles in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Jakobs and can spawn with the Maliwan or Dahl barrel.

Usage & Description

The Callipeen is the jack-of-all-trades Jakobs sniper rifle, with a bias towards damage. Low-quality Callipeens will usually have poor rates of fire (less than 1) and will be reloaded as bolt-action.

As quality increases, a Callipeen may either retain a low fire rate and attain increased damage, or attain an increase in fire rate to around 3 and be reloaded as semi-automatic, with a lesser increase in damage. The exclusive pre-order sniper rifle can be a Callipeen.

Notable Variants

  • Cobra - Unique sniper rifle that fires explosive projectiles and has a +110% critical hit bonus. 
  • Godfinger - Pearlescent sniper rifle that fires projectiles which split into an arc; damage increases the further away the user is from the target.
  • Hot Mama - Effervescent incendiary sniper rifle with a unique voice module.


  • The Callipeen is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.
  • The "Gearbox Callipeen" is available exclusively as part of the Premiere Club pre-order bonus package.
  • The Callipeen rifle has "убийства" (rus.) written as part of the scope crosshairs, this translates to "number of murders" or "assassinations".


  • The word "calipeen" in the Native American Chinook language means "rifle" or "musket".