SMG is the title of a group of common submachine guns in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by scavs and commonly spawn with the Tediore, scav, or Maliwan barrels.

Usage & Description

These weapons can spawn with either of three barrels which gives them different properties according to the manufacturer:

  • Tediore – Increased reload speed and accuracy at the cost of weapon base damage.
  • Scav – Increased damage at the cost of accuracy.
  • Maliwan – Increased accuracy and elemental effect chance.

Notable Variants

  • Marek's MouthUnique submachine gun that is always corrosive but can apply another random bonus elemental effect.
  • Meat GrinderUnique submachine gun that fires three bullets at the cost of two.


  • The SMG is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.
  • The increased elemental effect chance perk of the Maliwan barrel is technically never available to this weapon because any SMG with a Maliwan barrel has a separate gun title depending on the element.
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