Borderlands Weapons in Wonderlands
Randy Pitchford confirmed on Twitter that Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is equipped with the same procedural weapons generation technology that they developed for the Borderlands games. This means that there will be a lot of weapons in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands but it also has the capability to support Borderlands weapons.
With this list, I’m focusing on ranged weapons and not on Melee Weapons. Of course, I’ll like to see Magic Spells like the Butt Stallion grenade and Magic Missle and Chain Lighning spells return. So without further ado, here are some Borderlands weapons I would like to see in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
The Swordsplosion from Borderlands 2 is a no-brainer. You could get this Torgue E-Tech Shotgun in the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC and it is a must-have weapon for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. It’s a freaking shotgun that shoots 3 swords that spin during flight and explode on impact. This weapon not only scores high on the awesomeness factor but it actually is a great weapon in Borderlands 2. Since you also have the ability to wield melee weapons in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands the Swordsplosion would fit in perfectly.
The Brainstormer from Borderlands 3 would also be a cool weapon to have in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands because of all the chain lightning beams that spread to nearby enemies. In the Assult on Dragon Keep DLC, you already had a chain lightning grenade but having it on a shotgun would definitely fit in Wonderlands. The Brainstormer was a weapon in the first few months of Borderlands 3’s release, however, as more DLC became available it kinda fell off because other weapons are simply stronger.
The Soulrender from Borderlands 3 is not just a powerful weapon but also one that fits the theme of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. This Dahl Assault Rifle from the ‘Guns, Love, and Tentacles’ DLC randomly shoots purple skulls that home in at the nearest enemy. Who doesn’t want to shoot some skulls at skeletons?
The Excalibasterd from Borderlands the Pre-Sequel is in my opinion also a weapon that fits the whole Wonderlands theme. Its name is a spin on the Excalibur, the sword that King Arthur pulled from the rock. You could obtain the Excalibasterd in a similar fashion as it was hidden in the game and initially only obtainable when your badass rank was high enough. If you had enough points you could pull it from the rock.
The Excalibasterd would also be a great weapon as it has a blade attached to it. This plays nicely into the whole ranged and melee combat. With the new slide mechanic, you could easily get into the weapons gameplay loop. This Hyperion laser freezes enemies and when you then melee the frozen enemy it will create a singularity, pulling in nearby enemies, and then explodes creating a cryo nova blast.
The Flakker is a recurring weapon in Borderlands. It first made its debut in Borderlands 2 and has since been in every Borderlands game. The Flakker is a weapon that requires some practice as the projectiles explode at a set distance. This makes the Flakker a love-it-or-hate-it kind of weapon. I love this weapon as it is a spectacle to use. 1 shot will set off this chain reaction of explosions which can be very useful against large or flying enemies. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands also has beautiful magic spells that have a lot of visual flair the Flakker would fit in nicely.
The Twister from the Borderlands 2 DLC, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, is a great weapon that would fit in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. It is already a game where you will harness the powers of the various elements. Who doesn’t want to shoot tornados with the Twister? It was a fun weapon to use in Borderlands 2 and initially pretty powerful. Having a weapon that harnesses the power of wind would be cool, Gearbox Software might even add some physics to it so you have a bit of crowd control on the tornados that keep enemies sucked in.
The Storm or Firestorm Sniper from Borderlands 3 would be great. For this list, I wanted to highlight the Firestorm as I already mentioned a shock-based weapon above. In the Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Gameplay Trailer we already saw an awesome magic spell that shows off a meteor shower. The cool thing about the Firestorm is that its special legendary effect does a similar thing. Every time you shoot with the Firestorm, fireballs will drop down from the sky at the target location. Which is awesome and on theme alongside all those fireball spells we will be casting.