Special Weapon Effects
Octo means 9. – Fires 8 pellets in 3x3 pattern with centre left pellet missing. Pellets are slow moving and fly in a Sine-Wave pattern while leaving yellow orange trails.
Usage & Description
Unlike other shotguns, it remains effective at long range due to the unique projectile flight pattern. At close range however, it's outclassed by other shotguns because of its average stats. Rather than losing focus with increased range, it alternates between focused and unfocused instead. It's difficult to judge perfectly though, the optimal distances of the ranges where the shots are at their tightest.
- The Octo was dropped by the Sheriff of Lynchwood on Week 2, day 14 of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt, along with the Fastball. A hotfix on that day increased the damage.
- The Octo has a unique weapon skin depicting an octopus underwater.