Unforgiven is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from IndoTyrant located in Floodmoor Basin on Eden-6.

Special Weapon Effects

It's a helluva thing... – +300% critical damage (up to +432% depending on gun parts), reduced fire rate. Unique reload animation.

Usage & Description

The Unforgiven remains largely unchanged from its previous incarnations, featuring high damage potential in exchange for a slow fire rate that prevents the weapon from firing as fast as the user can pull the trigger. As such, it excels at short-medium range as a psuedo-sniper rifle, aiming for critical spots to make the most of the Unforgiven.


  • The unique reload involves the user flinging bullets into the air and catching it with the magazine.
  • Unlike what might be expected, FL4K's Fade Away skill does not synergise well with this weapon. Even though "Critical!" pops up on every Fade Away hit, the bonus damage of Fade Away is entirely based on gun damage and ignores critical damage bonuses. Thus, the Unforgiven benefits less from Fade Away than a pistol with lower critical damage but higher gun damage.


  • The Unforgiven was first revealed during multiple streams during the May 1st 2019 gameplay reveal event when it spawned randomly.
  • The line "It's a helluva thing..." comes from the 1992 film Unforgiven, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. The full line is "It's a helluva thing, killin' a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."
  • The Unforgiven is a returning weapon from Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
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