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For the Borderlands 2 enemy faction, see Hyperion (faction).
There are many weapons in this world, but only the best have what it takes to bear the Hyperion insignia. Every gun that leaves our facility has been tested by multiple independent inspectors and is guaranteed to meet our impossibly high standards. All Hyperion guns are meticulously calibrated by our technicians and certified to levels of accuracy never before seen in the industry. Whether you're a professional marksman or simply someone who appreciates a finely-crafted piece of machinery, you can't go wrong with a Hyperion. Financing is available to those who qualify.
— Hyperion sales pitch, Official Borderlands Guide

Hyperion provides New-U Station services and is one of the chief weapons manufacturers on Pandora. They manufacture SMGs, combat rifles, repeater pistols, rocket launchers, shotguns, and sniper rifles. Hyperion weapons are made of dark pink, red, silver, or black metal of a sort and have greater accuracy and damage when compared to guns of similar level.

In Borderlands, weapons produced by this manufacturer are harder to find than most others, with only Atlas guns being harder to find. In Borderlands 2, Hyperion guns are much more common.

Hyperion

Involvement

In Borderlands, Hyperion maintains a Claptrap manufacturing plant in the Dividing Faults. This location forms a pivotal plot point in the fourth DLC, Claptrap's New Robot Revolution when the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap uses it to 'claptrap' many of Pandora's inhabitants and wildlife to further the cause of the robot revolution.

The Hyperion Vice President, Mr. Blake then arrives on the planet to personally take charge of a counter-insurgency operation, accompanied by a group of soldiers.

The opening of the Vault and the appearance of Eridium gained the attention of an Hyperion employee named Handsome Jack. Using manipulation and blackmail, Jack becomes the President of Hyperion. He then declares himself Dictator of Pandora, intending to rule over the populace with an iron fist to eliminate "bandits", whilst also gathering Eridium to charge the Vault key he stole from Patricia Tannis to unlock another Vault containing a powerful creature known as the Warrior, in order to secure his rule over the planet. Jack is killed shortly after the warrior is destroyed.

Borderlands

Products

Hyperion Stacks

Hyperion manufacturing plant in Dividing Faults

A list of items produced by Hyperion.

Unique weapons:

Legendary weapons:

Class Mods:

  • Berserker – Warmonger
  • Hunter – Assassin, Sniper, Sharpshooter (Loyalty)
  • Siren – Plaguebearer, Tormentor, Specter

Grenade Mods:

  • Longbow – Explosive, Corrosive, Incendiary, Shock

Shields:

  • Fire Resistance – Thermal, Asbestic, Endothermic

Pearlescent weapons:

Weapon Tiers

  • Hyperion Valde = Level 13 - 21
  • Hyperion Melior = Level 22 - 30
  • Hyperion Ultra = Level 31 - 39
  • Hyperion Magnus = Level 40 - 47
  • Hyperion Optimus = Level 48+

Quotes

Hyperion banner

Hyperion AD at T-Bone Junction

  • "Hyperion asks, 'What good is a gun that doesn't shoot where you point?' Get a gun that's as accurate as you are!" - Marcus Kincaid
  • "Hyperion: If it ain't accurate, don't bother!" - Marcus Kincaid (This is an extremely rare quote)
  • "Enemies only die when you hit them... so get your Hyperion today" - Marcus Kincaid (this is an extremely rare quote)
  • "Hyperion. Stay classy." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Bringing perfection to the field. Hyperion." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Hyperion ... The makers of the most precise weaponry in the universe." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)
  • "Hyperion ... success requires making every opportunity count." (Mad Moxxi in The Underdome Riot)

Borderlands 2

Hyperion has a corporate theme in Borderlands 2, with the theme of their weapon names being business buzzwords. The weapons having a sharp, angular appearance with their magazines inserted into the top of the weapon. The Hyperion weapon gimmick is "reverse recoil;" weapons start out with severe sway, but sustained fire causes them to increase in stability instead of decreasing. The listed accuracy on the weapon is what is achievable after the sustained fire increases their accuracy to maximum.

The Hyperion corporation and its CEO, a manipulative, charismatic narcissist named Handsome Jack, are the main antagonist in the game's plotline. Hyperion has extensive interests all across Pandora, and has set up huge facilities to mass-produce loaders and harvest valuable Eridium ore.

Some scoped Hyperion weapons in Borderlands 2 (excluding sniper rifles) seem to have large, bulky scopes, with an unnecessarily long-range zoom (especially seen on shotguns).

Products

The following are items made by Hyperion in Borderlands 2.

Common weapons

E-tech weapons

Unique weapons

Legendary weapons

Seraph weapons

Pearlescent weapons

Class Mods

Grenade Mods

Shields

Prefixes

Weapons without accessory and without elemental capacitor
Grip Bandit Dahl Hyperion Jakobs Maliwan Tediore Torgue Vladof
Pistols Asset Defered Inspiring Practical Auto Correcting Refactored Granular Facilitating
Shotguns Asset N/A Inspiring Practical N/A Refactored Granular N/A
SMGs Asset Defered Inspiring N/A Stabilizing Refactored N/A N/A
Sniper Rifles N/A Defered Inspiring Practical No Prefix N/A N/A Facilitating
  • Regardless of the grip they may spawn with, Face Time shotguns always receive the Bilateral prefix.
  • Regardless of the grip they may spawn with, Thinking shotguns always receive the Customer Focused prefix.
  • Regardless of the grip they may spawn with, Crowdsourcing shotguns always receive the Tri Fusion prefix.
Weapons without accessory but with elemental capacitor
Capacitor Corrosive Incendiary Shock Slag
Pistols Base Hot Button Energizing Amplified
Shotguns Industrial Clement Conductive Negative
SMGs Base Hot Button Energizing Amplified
Sniper Rifles Residual Thermogenic Energy Diffusion
Weapons with accessory, with or without elemental capacitor
Accessory Effect Pistols Shotguns SMGs Sniper Rifles
Accuracy + Earnest - Analytical Longitudinal
Fire rate + Dynamic - - Operational
Bullet speed + - Potential Proactive -
Damage + Win-Win - Rightsizing Auditing
Reload speed + - Reactive Social -
Stability + Core Practicable Corporate Cohesion
Melee + Action Restructuring Cutting Edge Contingent
Critical + - Critical - Venture
Magazine size + Maximized Scalable - Resource
Double Redundant - - -
General boost + - Social - -
  • Regardless of the grip or any accessory they may spawn with, Gemstone weapons always receive the Diamond Prefix.

Gun Appearance by Quality

Hyperion Shotguns Range 1

Hyperion shotguns at increasing rarity levels, common, uncommon, rare, very rare, Gemstone, E-tech, Legendary, Seraph, and Pearlescent.

  • White weapons
    Faded white and yellow color scheme. They appear well used with signs of environmental damage.
  • Green weapons
    Bright Hyperion-yellow with white details. Colors are more vibrant with little to no signs of environmental damage.
  • Blue weapons
    Green with a yellow stripe with little to no signs of environmental damage.
  • Purple weapons
    Glossy black with a red stripe. Yellow colored elements of some parts on the lower rarities are now high-polished golden metallic. Pristine appearance, no corrosion nor weathering visible.
  • Gemstone weapons
    Weapons with the "Diamond" prefix are mostly made of a cyan colored material, with other parts made of a reflective pink material.
  • E-tech weapons
    E-tech weapons use the same color scheme as Purple weapons.
  • Legendary weapons
    Different weapon classess use different colors and patterns. Bitch SMG has terra cotta matte paint job with scratch-like writings and some elemets in grey. Conference Call shotgun has glossy black finish with a bright red vertical stripe.
  • Seraph weapons
    Actualizer SMG has gradient color scheme with dark blue near the barrel, steelblue for the central section, and silver-ish grey stock. Interfacer shotguns use the color scheme simillar to that found on White rarity weapons.
  • Pearlescent weapons
    Being the only Hyperion-made Pearlescent weapon, the Butcher has light firebrick color with a horizontal white stripe.

Other rarity-specific visual changes:

  • Hyperion SMGs are reloaded slightly differently depending on reload speed:
    • The ammo-feeding mechanism on slower reloading (>2.5s) SMGs pops out, allowing clips to be replaced, where it then lowers back down.
    • The ammo-feeding mechanism on faster reloading (≤2.5s) SMGs pops out much farther; the gun is then physically tilted up to drop the used clip.

Quotes

  • "Digi-structing your future." - motto

Notes

  • Hyperion submachine guns, shotguns and repeater pistols feature increasing accuracy as the trigger is held down. They will mostly always have high sway, but that will be rectified when fired continuously. Sniper rifles are the same, however they will gradually become more accurate while using the scope and do therefore not require being fired to reach maximum accuracy. The listed accuracy on the weapon is what is achievable after the sustained fire increases their accuracy to maximum.
  • Due to their large spray, Hyperion submachine guns are often awkward to use because the first few shots usually hit nothing. Firing short, precise burst is almost impossible. Their superior stats compared to other manufacturers usually make up for it though.
  • Hyperion weapon sights often contain a consistent aesthetic; pistols have a flattened, futuristic sight with a trapezoidal screen when zoomed in; SMGs have a vertically rectangular reflex sight, shotguns use an extremely angled hexagonal sight, and sniper rifles have a futuristic look with an octagonal screen when zoomed in.
  • All Hyperion weapons load from a magazine inserted at the top of the weapon. When reloading, Hyperion pistols and sniper rifles open a motorized hatch at the top for the user to remove the old magazine and insert a new one, which is then automatically loaded into the weapon. Hyperion shotguns and submachine guns are loaded in a fashion similar to that of the real-world FN P90; when reloading, the weapon will pop up the old magazine for removal and the new magazine is lowered automatically when inserted.
  • Accuracy in Hyperion weapons can also depend on certain weapon grips; pistols use an elongated grip, shotguns use an aluminum pump, trigger with thumbhole/grip and SMGs use a dual thumbhole grip.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands The-Pre Sequel Hyperion Old VS Hyperion New

Borderlands The-Pre Sequel Hyperion Old VS Hyperion New

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, there are two distinct sets of Hyperion weapons, "old Hyperion" and "new Hyperion", as a result of Hyperion undergoing a "transitional phase" during the events of the game:

What with the Dahl attack and Jack's impending rise, Hyperion is going through what a sweating PR shill might say is "a transitional phase." Look for different styles of Hyperion weapons built during this period.
—Loading screen tip

The two weapon sets share the same pool of weapon parts from various manufacturers, but have substantially different titles and prefixes. For example, a new Hyperion pistol named "Earnest Synergy" will have the same Vladof twin barrel and accuracy-enhancing laser accessory as the old Hyperion pistol named "Trustworthy Expeditious". Occasionally, a new Hyperion weapon may have old Hyperion naming or vice versa; the material (see below) is what distinguishes old- and new-style weapons.

New Hyperion weapons are essentially unchanged from those in Borderlands 2, except for the addition of laser weapons and the replacement of slag with cryo.

Old Hyperion weapons use materials similar to those used in the original Borderlands, with a primary reddish color and a white horizontal stripe. This reddish color darkens towards crimson with increasing rarity, although blue-rarity weapons are predominantly black carbon fiber with red accents. Both styles have the characteristic Hyperion "reverse recoil"; however, old Hyperion weapons have higher damage output at the cost of significantly lower accuracy and fire rate. (Lasers are an exception to this rule.)

HyperionCEO 1
HyperionCEO 2
HyperionCEO 3
Lawerence De Quidt Maxim Turner Alma Harren
Lawrence De Quidt founded Hyperion's artificial intelligence branch, prototyping the robots that now surround you. In his later years, De Quidt dedicated his life to correcting personality flaws in the early prototypes for the CL4P-TP steward bots. He passed away before making this dream a reality. Maxim Turner bankrolled the early days of Hyperion. One of the initial proponents of the Last Corporate War, Turner profited greatly from the fall of the central government. Using his vast resources to acquire Alma Harren and Lawrence De Quidt, Founder Turner built the Hyperion corporation into the diversified superpower it is today. Hyperion co-founder Alma Harren earned three-hundred confirmed kills during her time as a sniper in the Corporate Wars. After the downfall of the central government, Founder Harren made a name for herself as the mercenary who couldn't miss. Harren headed up Hyperion's weapon design department, prototyping the stabilizer technology that keep Hyperion guns the most accurate in the galaxy.

Gun Appearance by Quality (Old Hyperion)

Old Hyperion Snipers Rarity Schemes

Outlay sniper rifles at increasing rarity levels, common, uncommon, rare, and very rare.

  • White
    Faded light red with a faded white stripe
  • Green
    Red with a white stripe
  • Blue
    Black carbon fiber with crimson details
  • Purple
    Dark crimson with a cream stripe and silver details

Products

The following are items made by Hyperion in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Common Weapons:

Unique Weapons:

Legendary Weapons:

Class Mods

  • Celestial DoppelgangerCelestial EnforcerEridian Vanquisher

Grenade Mods

Oz Kits

  • Freedom Oz KitSprings' Oz KitSupport Relay3DD1.E

Shields

Prefixes

Weapons without accessory and without elemental capacitor (old Hyperion)
Grip Bandit Dahl Hyperion Jakobs Maliwan Tediore Torgue Vladof
Pistols Takeover Committed A-Triple-Plus Hard-Stopping Auto Correcting Slick Disintermediating Quatifying
Shotguns Takeover N/A A-Triple-Plus Hard-Stopping N/A Slick Disintermediating N/A
SMGs Takeover Committed A-Triple-Plus N/A Stabilizing Slick N/A N/A
Sniper Rifles N/A Committed A-Triple-Plus Hard-Stopping No Prefix N/A N/A Quantifying
Weapons without accessory and without elemental capacitor (new Hyperion)
Grip Bandit Dahl Hyperion Jakobs Maliwan Tediore Torgue Vladof
Pistols Acquired Standard Galvanizing Constructive Auto Correcting Solid Rugged Expediting
Shotguns Acquired N/A Galvanizing Constructive N/A Solid Rugged N/A
SMGs Acquired Standard Galvanizing N/A Auto Correcting Solid N/A N/A
Sniper Rifles N/A Standard Galvanizing Constructive No Prefix N/A N/A Expediting
Weapons without accessory but with elemental capacitor (old Hyperion)
Capacitor Corrosive Fire Cryo Shock
Pistols Disintegrating Passionate Wintery Galvanic
Shotguns Rendering Intensified Chilled Energetic
SMGs Rendering Intensified Chilled Energetic
Sniper Rifles Downsizing Pyretic Cooling-Effect Power
Weapons without accessory but with elemental capacitor (new Hyperion)
Capacitor Corrosive Fire Cryo Shock
Pistols Base Hot Button Iced Energizing
Shotguns Base Hot Button Iced Energizing
SMGs Base Hot Button Frigid Energizing
Sniper Rifles Residual Thermogenic Chilled Energy
Weapons with accessory, with or without elemental capacitor (old Hyperion)
Accessory Effect Pistols Shotguns SMGs Sniper Rifles
Accuracy + Trustworthy Executive Considered Client-Focused
Fire rate + Swift - - Streamlined
Bullet speed + - - Promotional -
Damage + Tenacious - All-In Investment
Reload speed + - - Accessible -
Stability + Authentic Enforceable Incorporated Stability
Melee + Multi-Purpose Downsizing Forthright Conditional
Critical + - Decisive - Enterprise
Magazine size + Endowed Expandable - Capital
Double Compensated - - -
General boost + - Conglomerate - -
Weapons with accessory, with or without elemental capacitor (new Hyperion)
Accessory Effect Pistols Shotguns SMGs Sniper Rifles
Accuracy + Earnest - Analytical Longitudinal
Fire rate + Dynamic - - Operational
Bullet speed + - Potential Proactive -
Damage + Win-Win - Rightsizing Auditing
Reload speed + - Reactive Social -
Stability + Core Practicable Corporate Cohesion
Melee + Action Restructuring Cutting Edge Contingent
Critical + - Critical - Venture
Magazine size + Maximized Scalable - Resource
Double Redundant - - -
General boost + - Social - -


Lasers' titles and prefixes are listed in the respective article.

Quotes

Radio advertisements

  • "Hyperion -- the name means business. Hyperion delivers quality weaponry for every scale and scenario, from small arms through orbital defense platforms. If the timely and thorough obliteration of your enemy is important to you -- and we know it is -- put your trust in the biggest arms manufacturer in the six galaxies. When you mean business, you mean Hyperion."
  • "Hyperion -- we know what it is to be engaged in an all-out battle for survival, both in business and war. That's why the talented and skilled artisans of our weapons division put their heart and soul into every weapon we make. Quality hardware at the right price point, for the sophisticated and intelligent business entity on the go! When you mean business, you mean Hyperion."
  • "Hyperion. We care about your business as much as we care about ours. That's why reliability, accuracy and price point are key features of all the items in our frighteningly huge and deadly arsenal. But don't take our word for it -- just ask the billions of people who've died at the pointy end of a Hyperion weapon. When you mean business, you mean Hyperion."

Notes

  • According to the game mechanics old-style Hyperion weapons of another manufacturer, "GD_Manufacturers.Manufacturers.Hyperion_Old" instead of "GD_Manufacturers.Manufacturers.Hyperion".

Trivia

Hyperion 4N631 close-up

Hyperion 4N631 (Angel) satellite

  • Hyperion manufactures New-U Stations, Catch-A-Ride stations, Claptraps and the 4N631 satellite seen at the end of Borderlands.
  • Hyperion also manages the custom and immigration services of Pandora, as seen in T-Bone Junction.
  • In ancient Greek mythology, Hyperion was the Titan of Light. Hyperion fathered Helios, which is consistently the name of Hyperion's moonbase.
  • In Borderlands 2, advertisements for Hyperion weapons can be heard playing from radios. They claim that Hyperion weapons are "the most accurate in the six galaxies."