Hyperborean is the title of a group of common submachine guns in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. They are manufactured exclusively by Maliwan, and features the cryo-only Maliwan barrel.

Usage & Description

The Hyperborean is part of a sub-group of SMGs that only can spawn with a fixed-element Maliwan barrel. They feature the higher-than-usual elemental damage/second and element chance granted by the Maliwan barrel. These parameters achieve even higher values, if the SMG is equipped with a Maliwan grip.

Despite the low rarity designation of these weapons, their high elemental chance and status effect damage can make them excellent choices for combat until a more suitable (or less common, e.g. Legendary weapon is obtained.


  • Other SMGs in this grouping manufactured by Maliwan include the Provacateur (incendiary), Venom (corrosive), Vexation (shock), and Revenant (slag) in Borderlands 2.
  • The Hyperborean is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.