Borderlands 3 – How to get the Brainstormer shotgun [Updated]

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Borderlands 3 – How to get the Brainstormer shotgun

Brainstormer – Description

The Brainstormer is a shotgun of the Legendary or Orange rarity in Borderlands 3. It is a really useful weapon to have in your loadout and does quite a good job. Even though the weapon might have different prefixes but The Brainstormer comes only with Shock element. So what is so special about this Legendary? Well, it is a Hyperion weapon so you get shields while aiming and it is also automatic. It doesn’t fire as fast as The Butcher though. But the special thing about the Brainstormer is when you shoot an enemy with this weapon it will chain lightning to the nearby enemies. So you can take out the shields of a large of group enemies with one shot if they are standing close to each other. The lightning also chains through walls. This weapon is extremely useful for killing enemies will blue health bars.

Let us take a look at the description of the Brainstormer. The one I got is the Subsidized Brainstormer (Level 50) :
[Note: All the stats given below is exclusive to the Subsidized Brainstormer. They might vary.]

  • Manufacturer : Hyperion
  • Damage : 254×7
  • Accuracy : 62%
  • Handling : 63%
  • Reload Time : 3.5s
  • Fire Rate : 2.48/s
  • Magazine Size : 13
  • Red Text : Let’s put our heads together.

Where to find the Brainstormer?

Update: The drop location of the Brainstormer has been changed now. You can now get the Brainstormer from Katagawa Ball. You can find Katagawa Ball at the Skywell-27. This shotgun is not a Mayhem 4 exclusive and can be farmed at any difficulty.

Gearbox started a month long event in the month of October in Borderlands 3 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. Lets take a look at the event first:

  • Week 1 (October 1-7) – Bonus boss loot
  • Week 2 (October 8-14) – Rare spawn hunt
  • Week 3 (October 15-21) – Show me Eridium
  • Week 4 (October 22-28) – Mayhem on Twitch
  • Week 5 (October 29-November 4) – Spooky Survive (Bloody Harvest Event)

So during the week 1 event or Bonus boss loot event, Gearbox added the Brainstormer in the loot pool of KillaVolt. If you don’t know who KillaVolt is, he is the boss of Lectra City. In order to unlock Lectra City you need to take on a side quest called ‘Kill Killavolt‘ from Meridian Metroplex at Promethea. Once you unlock Killavolt, you can continue farming him for nice loot. Here is a video of the Brainstormer shotgun dropping for me:

Now there is a problem, you can get this weapon from Killavolt only during week 1 of the event. Once week 1 is over, nobody knows where this weapon will go or who will drop this. The Brainstormer might become a world drop or move to the loot pool of a different boss. If you are reading this article after October 7 then stop farming. We will update the information about the location of the Brainstormer once we find out its exact location from October 8.

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on November 27, 2019

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