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Varkid Chubby 2

A Chubby varkid in Tundra Express

Chubby enemies are rotund variants of skags, rakk, spiderants, varkids, stalkers, midgets, and skeletons. They have abnormally high health, strength and experience and loot output when killed.

The spawn chance of chubby enemies is low, whenever an enemy is spawned, it has a rare chance of spawning as a chubby. This makes them very difficult to find in the wild.

Spawn Strategy[]

Contrary to popular belief, chubbies are not considered to be badasses. Unlike badasses, spawn rates for chubbies do not significantly change with the amount of players. Spawn rates do decrease by a small amount depending on the playthrough; For example, most skag populations have a rate of 0.58% in Normal, and 0.53% in TVHM and UVHM.

Places that more easily spawn chubbies:

  • Caustic Caverns
    Due to the nature of varkid evolution, it is easier to spawn chubby enemies here than in other places. Also of note are the spiderant colonies. These make the Caustic Caverns one of the best places to farm chubbies without DLCs. The areas where enemies spawn are also quite conveniently isolated and segregated, which allows for farming without other enemies attacking their spawns. Chubby farming here couples well with farming for Vermivorous the Invincible.
  • Tundra Express
    This is another area where chubby farming is made easier due to the presence of varkid colonies. Although this area has other enemies that will target Vault Hunters and interfere with farming, chubby farming here couples well with farming for Vermivorous the Invincible.
  • The Dust
    The Bug Gulch area behind Ellie's Garage has a large number of spiderants with little resistance from other enemy types. Farming this area is best coupled with farming The Black Queen, Gettle, and Mobley.
  • Natural Selection Annex (DLC only)
    During the Creature Slaughter missions, animals which can spawn as chubby are common place, though in order to farm this area effectively, one of the higher rounds has to be deliberately failed, preferably on the final wave after the possibility of additional chubbies has been exhausted.
  • Arid Nexus - Badlands
    There are ~12 skag dens on the map. The quest Hungry Like the Skag will highlight the spawn areas on the map. All dens are able to spawn Chubbies and Badasses. Nearby to the Fast Travel station, there are 6 that can be checked quickly, 3 more on the ridge to the right of the character spawn, 2 near a house area just ahead over a small ledge, and 1 by the skag pool straight ahead of the Fast Travel station. Utilizing the Save/Quit strategy, this area yields fast and reliable results in single player.
  • Three Horns - Valley
    If using the Fast Travel station, there are a few skags on the way to fight Doc Mercy. Utilizing the Save/Quit strategy can be used to quickly check for tubby skags especially in the early game.


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