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Cocky Bastard

Borderlands 3 Legendary Sniper - Cocky Bastard
Borderlands 3 Legendary Sniper - Cocky Bastard

About the Cocky Bastard:

The Cocky Bastard is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. This Jakobs Sniper Rifle shoots hard and scoring critical hits with the Cocky Basterd will be rewarded twice as those hits will deal additional shock damage to your target. This special legendary effect basically doubles the damage of the weapon.



Special Weapon Effect:

“Great, Kid.”

  • Critical Hits deal additional shock damage
  • Critical Hits ricochet 1 projectile

How to get the Cocky Bastard?:

The Cocky Bastard can randomly be obtained from any suitable loot source in the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC but has a 15% chance to drop from Eista. You can farm it in Skittermaw Basin located on Xylourgos.


  • The red flavor text could be a quote from Han Solo in Star Wars as the name of the gun is also a reference to this quote.
  • The name could also be a reference to the book “Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story”, where he describes himself as a ‘cocky little bastard’.
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