The Gunerang is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 2. While this Tediore pistol has above average stats compared to similar weapons. But its main use is its unique reload as this does much more damage than regular Tediore reloads. However, the boomerang-like flight path can make it difficult to use, and it takes much longer to hit a target than regular thrown Tediore weapons.
Shock, Incendiary, Corrosive, Slag or None
Special Weapon Effects:
Give it a burl.
- When reloading the Gunerang you will throw it, as you do with Tediore weapons. Your weapon will travel in a straight line for a medium distance, then it will turn around and homes back to you. If the Gunerang comes in close proximity of an enemy it will home in and explode on the enemy, otherwise, it continues to home in on you until it explodes.
How to get the Gunerang?:
The Gunerang can be obtained from any obtainable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Rakkman located in The Fridge. Rakkman is accessible after completing the mission The Cold Shoulder. He can be found by traveling through the Rats Maze, which has been opened during the mission.
- The thrown gun expires and explodes in mid-air once it travels as far as it flew away. Specifically, if the user stands still, reloads and the Gunerang does not hit any obstacles or enemies, it will explode on top of the character. Moving away from (or sometimes towards) the thrown gun will reduce the risk of taking self-damage. Moving behind a cover of an obstacle or wall is also an effective way to manage this risk.
- When the reload reaches the end of its flight path, it curves horizontally right or left at random.
- Since it does not home in on enemies until it turns back towards the thrower, the reload attack is limited in range.
- The reloaded gun actually does not explode on an enemy – it first touches it, bounces off and explodes next to it.
- The reloaded gun may home in on destructible objects such as barrels, fire melons, and airborne rockets.
- The Gunerang can never spawn without a fixed sight.
- Throwing the Gunerang at a flying enemy will almost guarantee earning the High-Flying Hurler achievement/trophy.
- The Gunerang is noticeably different in design to other Tediore weapons. It sports a burlwood finish with a black trim covered in red and yellow tribal designs. It resembles the design of traditional Australian Aboriginal boomerangs.
- The flavor text is Australian slang (“Strine”) for “have a go” or “try it”.
- Given the connection to Rakkman (a parody of Batman), this weapon may also be a reference to the Batarang, a boomerang style weapon used by Batman.