The heavy-hitting Flakker is finally cut down to size.
A new hotfix is live for Borderlands 3 as of yesterday and unfortunately, the “F’s” are rolling out in chat for the Flakker. The powerful Legendary Torgue shotgun has received a 33 percent damage nerf. It also uses the entire magazine for one shot. Given how much it was outperforming its counterparts, the nerf is understandable.
Fortunately, there are a number of weapon buffs for manufacturers like Maliwan, Tediore, Vladof and more. The Westergun has 25 percent increased damage, the ASMD deals 28 percent increased damage and so on. Vladof’s Infinti deals 40 percent increased damage while the Torgue Try-Bolt’s damage has been increased by 25 percent.
You can check out a number of the other weapon buffs below with full hotfix notes here. The series is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a five week event in Borderlands 3 with this week’s theme being increased Eridium drops. Get in on this quickly before the inevitable Halloween event rolls around.
Ten Gallon damage increased by 8%
The Lyuda’s functionality is to split the projectile from 1 to 3 after a certain distance. It was reported that the original projectile was never destroyed in the process of splitting so 1 projectile actually became 4. Addressing this concern effectively removed a full shot’s worth of damage which auto-corrects the base damage of the weapon. Since we increased all sniper rifle critical damage bonus in a previous hotfix, we reduced some of the critical damage bonus on the Lyuda.
Flakker was greatly outperforming other shotguns due to the number of projectiles and the high rate of fire. We initially believed the resulting projectile spread would cause most of the explosions to miss the target, however this turned out to be false, so we reduced the projectile damage and allowed the weapon to only fire once per magazine. This change encourages players to capitalize on different stat bonuses to maximize the weapon’s damage output.
We found that a couple of the Legendary Hyperion weaponry bypassed the Hyperion manufacturer playstyle too easily making their bonuses greatly outweigh the penalties. The Butcher was drastically outperforming all metrics and we chose to reduce the damage in order to keep the fast fire rate.