Insider is a legendary shotgun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any enemy that appears in the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC.

Special Weapon Effects

You can run, but you can't hide. – Does not require charging. Fires multiple elemental bullets that travel forward in a randomized cluster. Projectiles explode on contact, dealing elemental splash damage. Consumes 2 ammo per shot.

Usage & Description

The Insider consumes ammo rapidly but deals extreme damage per shot, making it a powerhouse at close range. Its splash damage gives it some extra leniency with aim, and it does not require charging like most Maliwan shotguns. Care must be taken with point-blank use however, as the weapon's splash damage will easily down a careless user.


  • Hotfix 12/17/2020: Damage increased by 4%. It is unknown if such a small buff was intended or a bug.
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