For the mission reward version of the weapon, see Redistributor (mission reward).

Redistributor is a legendary SMG in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion. It can be obtained as a drop from the Valkyrie Squad or Wotan the Invincible.

Special Weapon Effects

Man's reach exceeds his imagination. – Amped shots chain to nearby enemies. Every 7th shot is amped.

Usage & Description

The Redistributor is an effective weapon for crowd control as the chained shots can weaken enemies that the character hasn't engaged yet but are in the vicinity.


  • The amped shot effect is tied to the number of shots fired, not the magazine count. If 6 shots are fired before a reload, the next shot fired will be amped.
  • Chained shots ignore obstacles between enemies, allowing barriers and floors to be bypassed.
  • Shots amped from other sources such as equipped amp shields, an amp shield on the weapon itself while aiming down sights, and Zane's barrier with the relevant augment will also cause shots to chain between enemies.


  • The flavor text is a reference to the quote "Man's reach exceeds his grasp" by a fictionalized Nikola Tesla in the 2006 movie The Prestige.
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