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Cyclone
Cyclone
Crew 1 rider
Game Borderlands 3
Appearances Borderlands 3

The Cyclone is a vehicle introduced in Borderlands 3. It is a light, fast vehicle that is operated by a single rider in a seated position inside a single large unicycle wheel. Cyclones rely on their speed and agility to avoid taking damage, and are armed with a pair of cannons that can swivel through a full 360 degrees.

Like all player-controlled vehicles in Borderlands 3, alternative parts can be unlocked by finding or hijacking vehicles equipped with them and returning them to a Catch-A-Ride station.

Driver Weapon

Being a single passenger vehicle, the Cyclone does not have a turret weapon and relies on the driver weapon only. To compensate, the Cyclone's pair of cannons is stronger than the driver weapons of other vehicles. It also lacks the blind angle of those and can be fired in any direction, even backwards.

Part Description Acquisition
CycloneHeavyGuns
Heavy Guns
The Cyclone's default weapon. Fires the same bullets as the front-mounted machine guns of other vehicles, but with higher accuracy and two bullets per shot for higher damage output.
  • Damage: 771 per bullet at level 50
    • Calculation: 10.37 x 1.09level
Default part
CycloneExplosiveNeedleLauncher
Explosive Needle Launcher
Fires big needles that stick to whatever they hit before exploding with small radius splash damage.
  • Total damage: 2008 at level 50 (20% impact, 80% explosion)
    • Calculation: 27 x 1.09level
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Desolation's Edge (Nekrotafeyo)
CycloneSawbladeLauncher
Sawblade Launcher
Fires high-damage sawblades that bounce off ground and walls.
  • Damage: 4497 at level 50
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Devil's Razor (Pandora)

Armor

The Cyclone has the weakest armor of all player-controlled vehicles: compared to the stripped armor Runner, the Cyclone has 85% hit points with stripped armor and 125% with heavy armor.

Part Description Acquisition
CycloneStrippedArmor
Stripped Armor
The Cyclone's default armor.
  • Armor: 19978 at level 50
    • Calculation: 0.85 x 290 x 1.09188level
Default part
CycloneHeavyArmor
Heavy Armor
Adds 47% hit points at a slight cost to acceleration.
  • Armor: 29380 at level 50
    • Calculation: 1.25 x 290 x 1.09188level
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Desolation's Edge (Nekrotafeyo)

Wheel

Different wheels add special driving characteristics, sometimes at the cost of acceleration. Top speed is equal for all wheels at roughly 80 mph on level ground.

Part Description Acquisition
CycloneMonowheel
Monowheel
The Cyclone's default wheel. Default part
CycloneHoverWheel
Hover Wheel
Replaces the E-brake with a hover mode that allows gliding sideways.
  • In hover mode, top speed is reduced by roughly 1/3.
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Meridian Metroplex (Promethea)
CycloneWideWheel
Wide Wheel
  • Improves agility
  • Increases hit points by +10% (multiplicative)
  • Reduces acceleration at lower speed
Hijack Target crew challenge in Floodmoor Basin (Eden-6)
CycloneBladeWheel
Blade Wheel
  • More traction on all terrains, especially uphill
  • More ramming damage against flesh targets
  • Reduces acceleration at higher speed
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Floodmoor Basin (Eden-6)

Mods (boosters)

Part Description Acquisition
CycloneHeavyBooster
Heavy Booster
The Cyclone's default booster.
  • Top speed: ca. 90 mph on level ground
Default part
CycloneSonicBooster
Sonic Booster
Three successive boost stages of increasing intensity.
  • Top speed (stage 3): ca. 95 mph on level ground
Hijack Target crew challenge in Meridian Metroplex (Promethea)
CycloneFireStarter
Fire Starter
Leaves a trail of magma clouds that damages chasing enemies.
  • Top speed: ca. 90 mph on level ground
Captured enemy vehicles, e.g. in Devil's Razor (Pandora)
CycloneDigithruster
Digithruster
Instant boost that teleports the vehicle a short distance forward. Hijack Target crew challenge in Desolation's Edge (Nekrotafeyo)
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