Projectile Recursion is a legendary shotgun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects

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See red text for description. – Fires its projectiles in a tight group which bounce on impact. Highly accurate.

Usage & Description


  • The Projectile Recursion's actual fire rate is much slower than the listed fire rate.
    • As the charge-up time for Maliwan weapons is applied for every shot, the Projectile Recursion has an effective fire rate of ~1/s.


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