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Borderlands 3: How to get the legendary Rick and Morty shotgun

Published: 14/Sep/2019 20:46 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 22:08

by Brent Koepp


Borderlands 3 released on September 13, and players have been scouring the wastelands in search for easter eggs and pop culture references. Here is how you can obtain the legendary Rick and Morty shotgun.

Gearbox Software’s looter shooter Borderlands is known for its over the top humor, and it’s wealth of pop culture references and hidden secrets in the series. With the release of the third instalment, fans have discovered a nod to the popular Cartoon Network animation Rick and Morty.


Not only is there a weapon in reference to the sci-fi animation, but there’s also a hidden boss fight themed after the show as well. Here is a guide on how to find and obtain and the legendary shotgun.

Gearbox Software / 2K GamesThe legendary weapon is hidden behind a Rick and Morty reference.

Where to find the Rick and Morty boss fight

In order to tackle this boss encounter, you must first activate the quest ‘Kill Rick and Warty’ to get the characters to spawn. The mission is rare though, and shows up at random on the Sanctuary ship, so some players might be waiting a while before it shows up. 


After getting the objective, go to the planet Promethea. Once there, head to Lectra City. For players that have yet to visit the location, you unlock it after doing a mission for Moxxi called ‘To Kill Killavolt’ that you also get at Sanctuary.

To enter Lectra City, go to Meridian Metroplex – this is an exit at the center of the map. Once you’ve entered the city, go to the very top right of the map where you will find a shipping container near the police station. 

The boss duo will spawn from the container, and are hilariously named Wick and Warty, and closely resemble the animated Rick and Morty characters. If you don’t see the enemies, you will have to exit the city and re-enter, as their spawning is at a random rate, although they show up more frequently than not.


Gearbox Software / 2K GamesThe location where the boss fight can be found.

How to get the legendary shotgun

Once you engage in the boss fight, it’s important to try to take them down as quickly as possible, as the enemies can teleport around and even send the player to another location. The battle can also end prematurely if they flee.

The lowest requirement for the battle is level 14, so most players should be fine to tackle on their own. Although it’s a must to keep your distance and stick to long ranged attacks, as they can catch you off guard with their teleportation. 

Once you defeat them the weapon they can drop is a legendary shotgun called Redundant Phebert, which emits green effects with each shot that look similar to the green portals from the TV show.


Gearbox Software / 2K GamesThe legendary shotgun.

The stats are randomized, but the gun is generally powerful and is Hyperian, so it deploys a shield when the player uses it. The description reads ‘Faster than all estimates’ and the gun has the perk of “irradiated enemies damage enemies around them”.

The gun doesn’t always drop, as unfortunately the easter egg boss duo can give out other weapons. But you can fight them again multiple times to try to get the firearm to eventually spawn, so don’t worry if it doesn’t appear the first time.


With the game filled to the brim with hidden easter eggs and rare loot, the possibilities seem limitless for what pop culture reference is discovered next.

Call of Duty

AS VAL and SP-R 208 nerfs coming to Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 7/Oct/2020 15:55

by Matt Porter


Infinity Ward have confirmed that they are in the process of releasing a patch that will nerf Season 6’s AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, which have been causing major issues for players on both Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone.

Call of Duty fans are always eager for new weapons to be added to Warzone with the release of a new season, helping keep the ultra-popular battle royale mode fresh and exciting for those who regularly jump into Verdansk in search of victories.


Adding new weapons isn’t always easy though, as making sure they are balanced and fair can prove to be tricky. You don’t know how they will truly perform until they are in the hands of the massive Call of Duty player base, and often need to be adjusted afterward to bring them in line with the other guns.

Season 6’s new weapons have proved to particularly problematic though, with the SP-R 208’s speed, power and accuracy as a sniper rifle allowing anyone to become a one-shot killing machine. While the AS VAL has been shooting through unlimited surfaces, thanks to then 10 round mag attachment that sees it slam through six walls with ease on maps like St. Petrograd.


Unsurprisingly, Warzone and Modern Warfare fans aren’t particularly happy about the new weapons, which can make it impossible to avoid death while taking cover or make you an easy target for snipers.

Thankfully, Infinity Ward have been listening to the complaints, and a fix is on the way to get these problems ironed out for what is likely to be the final Modern Warfare in-game season.

In a tweet sent out by Infinity Ward‘s Senior Communications Manager Ashton Williams, not only are the developers intent on balancing the weapons, but they have already created the updates required and are testing them ahead of release.


“We currently have a patch being tested that has weapon tuning for the AS VAL and SP-R 208,” it reads. “Pending any unforeseen issues, we’ll release it as soon as possible.”

While the fix is on the way, Williams didn’t go as far as giving a confirmed release date for the patch. These things can often be delayed due to other bugs cropping up as a result of the fix, so Infinity Ward will want to make sure that nothing else breaks because of it during thier testing phase.

At least a fix is on the way though, and soon you’ll be able to take cover behind walls safe in the knowledge that you aren’t about to get destroyed by someone with AS VAL aimed right where you’re hiding.