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For the legendary assault rifle in Borderlands 3, see Gatling Gun (Borderlands 3).

Gatling Gun is the title of a group of common assault rifles in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Jakobs and use the Vladof rotating rifle barrel. The Gatling Gun is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Usage & Description[]

Despite the minigun-style barrel, this Jakobs rifle is semi-automatic but fires multiple rounds with each pull of the trigger. While often featuring some of the highest fire rates in the game, the Gatling Gun's high rate of fire is balanced by its semi-automatic nature and Jakobs typical slow reload speed.

The high damage per bullet, combined with the semi-automatic action, makes this weapon capable of putting down a lot of damage, very fast.

On the downside, like many other Jakobs guns, it has a high recoil and the magazine is quickly depleted due to the fast fire rate and the fact that it consumes three rounds per trigger pull on a magazine that is medium small.


  • The Gatling Gun is only available at green or higher rarity.


  • The Gatling gun was first employed in combat by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s and is one of the best known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.