Hyperion sniper rifles have low rates of fire; they start with low initial accuracy which increases while aiming down the scope and resets when players stop aiming down the scope. This makes them poor weapons for hipshooting or quick-scoping. Otherwise Hyperion sniper rifles have excellent accuracy and almost no recoil while aiming.
The Sniper Rifle can come with Dahl or Maliwan barrels; each one can give the gun different properties:
Dahl barrel (stable) – Gives more recoil reduction and faster recoil recovery but decreased base damage.
Maliwan barrel (standard) – Increases elemental effect chance (if the weapon spawns with an element) and accuracy.
Fremington's Edge – Unique sniper rifle (version from Borderlands 2) with greatly increased zoom and critical hit damage when zoomed, and also increased damage and accuracy.
Morningstar – Unique sniper rifle in Borderlands 2 with increased damage and a nagging voice module.
The variants of this weapon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel can spawn with Hyperion's new-style or old-style sets of materials and prefixes.
New-style Sniper Rifles commonly spawn with materials which are the same as in Borderlands 2.