I picked up the Excalibastard in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Kind of unfair, since I had a head start

There has been a bit of talk about an interesting legendary weapon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel that is in plain sight, but unavailable at first. Excalibastard is stuck in a stone in the area Stanton’s Liver, and only those badass enough can pull it out. At first, there was only speculation, but the community went in and tinkered with the code to find out that it requires at least 2500 badass points to pull, which is somewhere between one and two times through the campaign, depending on how much variety a player employs.

I played around with it for a few minutes to get a feel for it, and it is one of the “railgun-like” laser weapons that feels more like a sniper rifle. Naturally, being named after a mythical sword, it comes with a pretty long blade. It is 100% accurate, and has the cryo element. The Borderlands wiki reports enemies killed with it also explode with a cryo nova, though I did not experience that with my limited time using it.

Check out my screenshots to see it in action.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.