If you love action games, then chances are that you are a fan of the Borderlands franchise. The latest Borderlands 3 is wildly popular for so many reasons. It is a game that has a rich storyline, many twists and turns, and more than its share of guns to go around. You will need various types of assault rifles in order to be successful in this game. Many of those do not appear until you have mastered certain stages, and others must be experimented with until you know whether or not you are a fan. In the end, you will want to know what the top rifles are so that you know what to look for. With that in mind, here is our list of the top five assault rifles in Borderlands 3.
5. The King’s/Queen’s Call
This is actually a set of rifles, which is what makes them so unique. Many players have found them to be the ultimate weapon that really helps them through certain levels and stages of action. They are a pair of Jakob’s revolvers. Essentially, you will find that they pretty much perform the same function. That is that they will send a bucket load of rounds at breakneck velocity right at the enemies that surround you. The rounds that flow out from these rifles go straight through the bosses, which is why they are so effective and useful. They will only drop the last boss in the game and they are quite to use, even when you just need to make a few kills with the King’s or Queen’s Call. That said, there is no difference between the two, so just use either of them and see what you think.
4. The Firesale Long Musket
Here you have an assault rifle that takes the shape of a flamethrower that is really effective at short ranges. This is a unique weapon that can really come in handy in certain situations that you might find yourself in while playing this game. Given that it works at short ranges, you will not be able to use it when the enemies are in the distance, but the Firesale Long Musket can certainly help you out when you are in a bind and the enemy is staring you right in the face. So, you do need to be up close to the people you are aiming at to be able to use this gun. That being said, this is a highly effective gun when used in the right situation. You will find that it literally melts right through whatever you are aiming at within a short distance. It does not much what difficulty level you are on either. It will work equally well. This is what makes it such a highly sought after assault rifle and one that you will want to have in your arsenal.
3. The Laser Sploder
This is the gun that many players of Borderlands 3 love, and there are many good reasons for that. This is an assault rifle that is kind of like have two guns to fire, together, all at once. It also has Torgue ingenuity. This means that you will be firing an elemental laser stream with a medium range at the exact same time that you are firing multiple explosive rounds at the enemy. This is a great way to power through a level and to clear the screen in no time at all. You can use the Laser Sploder at virtually any class or level. Most players remark that they end up using this gun more than any of the others. The only reason it is not ranked number one on this list is that there are a couple of more explosive assault rifles out there in Borderlands 3. That being said, this is still one of the top ones that you will really want to consider having.
2. The Night Hawkins
Here is a powerful gun that you will definitely not want to be without. In fact, this is the most explosive of any of the assault rifles out there in the game. You will find that it does a ton of damage whenever you are able to use it. There is a burst fire mode that will help you pretty much wipe out anything that happens to have the misfortune of being in your way. One of the things that this gun is really known for is being to inflict a great deal of damage at night. You will find that the damage it is able to do is really unparalleled when it is compared to other assault rifles that are available in Borderlands 3. While this gun might not be useful in every situation, it will get you out of a major jam more often than not.
1. The Flakker
There are many things to love about the Flakker. In fact, most players would have no problem seeing this as the number one assault rifle in the Bordelands 3. It is a Rorgue shotgun that, when shot, results in a noticeable explosion that takes out just about everything in the area where it is fired. The gun is useful in many different classes. The key is to it strategically, as over using it might actually detract from how much fun it is to use. The Flakker is also able to nuke many of the bosses, which is an added advantage as well.
So, there you have it. These are considered to be the top five assault rifles in Borderlands 3. Do you agree? It could be that some of the rifles on this list simply do not do it for you. You might depend on others. The key is to find that rifle that allows you to perform your maximum best in the game and then go from there. Remember that you are the one in control, so go out there and compete.