Mainstream'd! – Fires 5 shots in a horizontal line. Fires a 4-round burst (5 if the gun stock is Dahl) when zoomed in. Consumes 2 ammo per shot. Reduced damage. Increased accuracy and magazine size.
Usage & Description
Despite the reduced damage per shot. the Pitchfork is capable of much higher damage per ammo spent when compared to other Dahl sniper rifles, assuming that all 5 projectiles hit their mark. One downside is the significantly increased ammo consumption, as it burns through sniper reserves at twice the rate.
When trying to lead shots on enemies moving laterally, the spread greatly increases the chance of landing a critical hit. Aiming up or down during the burst can also help to score a hit on fast-moving targets.
As the Pitchfork's extra projectiles are not listed on the item card, every projectile will receive a full damage boost from an amplify shield.
The name and flavor text is a reference to the 'Borderlands is for Real Gamers' video, starring a fictionalized version of Gearbox president Randy Pitchford. The flavor text is a direct quote from the video.