Borderlands Wiki

Cyclops is a legendary sniper rifle in Borderlands manufactured by Atlas.

Examples are on the talk page.

Special Weapon Effects

I have you in my eye, sir. – Double bullet velocity; deals bonus critical hit damage upon scoping. 5.2× weapon zoom (the item card is incorrect).

Usage & Description

The Cyclops is an exceptional sniper rifle, even without its special effect. The sight on the Cyclops bestows a massive 5.2 zoom, the highest magnification spec on Pandora. The zoom and doubled bullet velocity work well together, making the Cyclops capable of ranges far beyond most other sniper rifles, even competing with the Jakobs Bessie for dominance over the hyper-long range domain. Despite being exceptionally accurate compared to most sniper rifles in the game, in hyper-long range scenarios there will still be a small spread, possibly causing the Cyclops to miss its intended target. It should also be noted that the Cyclops' massive zoom makes it useless for anything but long-range combat. When viewing an open vista, it can easily zoom past the game's render distance, so far away that enemies don't spawn.



  • The red text is a reference to a line from the 1994 film The Madness of King George, where the character Dr. Willis says, "I have you in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP you in my eye until you learn to behave and do as you're told."


The Cyclops gets its effect from the sight5_Atlas_Cyclops sight. For an explanation on how to interpret the information on the following table, please see the stat modifiers page.

sight5_Atlas_Cyclops sight5
Zoom End FOV: -800%
Spread: -100% (when scoped, post apply)
Accuracy Minimum: -100%
ProjectileSpeed: +100%
Tech Level: +3
Zoom End FOV: -300%
Spread: -70% (when scoped, post apply)