The Engineer is Hyperion's front line human troop unit in Borderlands 2. They are common in the city of Opportunity, apparently being involved with the construction work there, and are also deployed in various Hyperion installations.
Engineers are equipped with heavy duty construction equipment that they frequently use as weapons when the need arises. The most obvious is the powerful robotic exoskeleton they wear. This can be used directly to deliver blows, or used to tear up pieces of ground to use as thrown missiles. At moderately close ranges engineers will activate cutting lasers, or deploy small destructive charges from emitters protruding from their backpacks. To close distance with their targets their equipment affords them with a powered leap that can launch them incredible distances.
Engineers are treated as armoured rather than flesh targets; they have a yellow health bar rather than red. Because of this, corrosive elemental weapons provide the optimal damage type against them.
Like most other human enemies, their critical hit location is their head. However, it is protected by a welder's mask helmet. The helmet must be shot off before critical hits can be scored on them. The helmet cannot be shot off of miniboss engineers.
- Engineers have different names for each difficulty level: