The Unforgiven is a legendary pistol in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs. The Unforgiven can be obtained randomly from any loot source.

Special Weapon Effects

It's a helluva thing... – +400% Critical Hit Damage bonus, reduced fire rate.

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 Unforgiven's Borderlands 3 incarnation was first revealed during multiple streams during the May 1st 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."
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