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Minigun is the title of a group of common assault rifles in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Dahl, and feature the spinigun (Vladof) barrel.

Usage & Description[]

The Minigun is Dahl's version of a rotary assault rifle, using the three-barreled design seen in weapons like the Spinigun. As with other rotary rifles the three-barrel design significantly improves the weapon's fire rate, but unlike other brands Dahl Miniguns achieve their maximum fire rate immediately with no "spin up" time.

Though the rotary weapon fire rate delay is not present on Dahl Miniguns, the rapid accuracy loss seen in other rotary weapons is. Sustained, unscoped fire with a Minigun will cause the weapon reticle to expand to a noticeably large size in a very short amount of time, becoming highly inaccurate.

Like all Dahl weapons, Miniguns have a burst fire mode when zoomed. However, as all three barrels will fire three bullets, this makes for a 9-round burst fired in a fraction of a second, dramatically outpacing the fire rate of nearly any other weapon. Bullets fired in burst fire mode are also delivered at high accuracy, retaining that accuracy even over multiple closely spaced bursts. This makes Miniguns very effective at putting a large amount of bullets downrange over long distances at low spread, but also depletes its magazine faster, necessitating more frequent reloads and ammo stockups.

Notes[]

  • Due to using the Vladof rotary barrel, the Minigun only comes in green or higher rarity.
  • The Minigun is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.
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