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CHOPPER is a unique aftermarket assault rifle manufactured by bandits. The CHOPPER is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Dexiduous the Invincible located in Hunter's Grotto.

Special Weapon Effects

Get to it. – Massive magazine size. Continuously fire with only one press of the trigger. Extremely fast fire rate and low accuracy. Fires 4 projectiles at the cost of 6. Extended reload time.

Usage & Description

To use this weapon in standard combat can be extremely costly, in some cases even more than most rocket launchers. Because it empties its entire magazine with a single trigger pull, and at an exceptionally high rate, it's easy to run out of ammunition before dispatching nearby foes.

It is best used as an emergency weapon, given its usefulness at getting second-winds off close to mid-range enemies. Otherwise, at close range one can dispatch an enemy before it has a chance to attack back.

Sustained fire from this weapon is supported by the use of the ammo stockpile relic, but even then the large magazine size and rate of fire ensure that the gun will be reloaded twice at most. Using a melee attack or switching weapons can interrupt the weapon from firing and conserve some ammo, yet can still be unreliable due to wasted shots.

This weapon, due to its fast firing nature, works especially well with Krieg when he is focused on his Bloodlust skill tree, and it benefits greatly from his skill Bloody Revival.

Trivia

  • The CHOPPER is one of several unique weapons returning from Borderlands.
  • The red text is a reference to the line, "Get to the chopper!" from the movie Predator.
  • The CHOPPER is the fastest-firing weapon in the game, able to obtain a maximum fire rate of 18.1.

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