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Borderlands 3 pays homage to Destiny Exotic with exciting new weapon

Published: 26/Nov/2019 2:40

by Brad Norton

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A popular Exotic pulse rifle from Destiny has provided a framework for a brand new Legendary weapon in Borderlands 3

The Borderlands and Destiny franchises both have a lot in common. From explosive FPS gameplay to loot-driven, cooperative grinding, there’s no denying that the games overlap.

Paying homage to Bungie’s ever-expanding universe, Borderlands 3 developers Gearbox, recently hid a new Legendary weapon in the game that amusingly mimics the Bad Juju Exotic pulse rifle.

Bungie - Destiny 2The Bad Juju was reintroduced in Destiny 2 through a Season of Opulence quest-line.

Hilariously titled the ‘Good Juju,’ this new Legendary rifle boasts remarkable accuracy when firing from the hip and comes equipped with a powerful perk that made the original Destiny counterpart so popular.

Upon each and every kill the weapon will automatically refill its magazine allowing you to continue firing without the need for a lengthy reload animation.

The Borderlands 3 weapon even mocks the flavor text of the original Destiny Exotic. “Kinda, sorta wants to end all existence,” the Legendary description reads in the 2019 looter-shooter, similar to the text that accompanied the Bad Juju which states: “If you believe your weapon wants to end all existence, then so it will.”

Furthermore, even the visual style of the weapon has been translated over to Borderlands 3 in that the grotesque remains of a slain alien adorn the rifle of the new Legendary. 

Gearbox - Borderlands 3The Good Juju in all of its other-worldly glory.

In order to claim this new Legendary rifle for yourself, you’ll have to make sure you’re well-equipped for a serious challenge. 

Earning the weapon is no easy feat as it can only be farmed from ‘The Rampager’ boss on Mayhem Mode 4, the most intense difficulty modifier in the endgame.

There’s a chance that you might get lucky and have the Legendary drop in your first run-through, however just like many other ‘grindable’ items in the game, it could take hours of repetition to finally get the drop you’re after.

Additionally, it appears as though there are numerous variations to the weapon itself in the form of elemental differences, so there’s plenty of reason to grind for the perfect stat roll to complement your ideal character build.


While Legendaries have become much more difficult to farm since Borderlands 3 was released, this new drop should provide a unique, repeatable challenge for dedicated players to get sunk into.

Perhaps is this is just the beginning of many amusing Destiny crossovers yet to come. It’s safe to assume that the controversial Gjallarhorn Exotic for instance, would be a neat addition to essentially any first-person shooter on the market.

Pokemon

First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.