Sleeping Giant is a legendary submachine gun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Dahl. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from One Punch located in Lectra City on Promethea.

Special Weapon Effects

Infinite path carved with unrivaled skill. – Reloading has a chance of granting random gun bonuses for the next magazine. Increased fire rate. Potential modifiers are as follows:

  • Increased damage (can be applied twice)
  • Increased reload speed
  • Greatly increased fire rate
  • Reduced recoil and improved accuracy

Multiple modifiers can be active at once.

Usage & Description

The Sleeping Giant's buffs can make the gun very potent for the next magazine, although its high fire rate and low magazine size mean that the character will be reloading frequently. This makes the gun constantly change while in use, making it highly unpredictable.

It can be difficult to determine what bonuses were gained on reload (if any), as there are no visual or audio cues to notify the player.


  • The modifiers activate about one second after reloading.
  • All modifiers are removed upon switching to a different weapon.


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