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Subcompact MG is the title of a group of common submachine guns in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Tediore and commonly spawn with bandit/scav, Tediore, or Maliwan barrels.

Usage & Description[]

Overall, the Subcompact MG is a decent SMG with an excellent fire rate, moderate magazine size, and very low recoil. However, the reload does very little damage, and is often inaccurate if one is anticipating to throw the weapon in a trajectory towards the enemy.

Depending on the barrel that this weapon uses, it can have different properties:

  • Tediore: Increased reload speed (faster throws), increased accuracy, and decreased damage.
  • Bandit/scav: Increased damage but decreased accuracy.
  • Maliwan: Increased accuracy. If it comes with an element, it grants the weapon increased elemental effect chance. By using this muzzle, the weapon changes title depending on the element if any. See below for more information.

Notable Variants[]

Borderlands 2[]

  • Baby Maker - Legendary submachine gun that spawns a smaller gun that also explodes.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel[]

  • Boxxy Gunn - Unique shock submachine gun that fires ricocheting bullets and has a chance to explode in the user's hands.
  • IVF - Legendary submachine gun that spawns two smaller guns that also explode.


  • The Subcompact MG is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.


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