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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.


Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun


The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.