How to get Tankman's Shield sniper rifle in Borderlands 3?

Published: 12:20, 30 November 2019
artwork showing tankman's shield from borderlands 3
Tankman's Shield is one of the best weapons in the game

The legendary sniper rifle The Tankman's Shield is one of the best weapons in Borderlands 3 at the moment and we're going to show you how to get one.

As you may know, Gearbox Software recently introduced the first batch of DLC content for their looter-shooter Borderlands 3. Named Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, this DLC introduced a ton of new loot to collect and there are some sweet legendary weapons that are currently some of the best choices in the game.

One of these weapons is the legendary (orange) sniper rifle called Tankman's Shield. It's a must-have if you love snipers but even if you don't like taking on your enemies from the distance, you probably want the Tankman's Shield in your loadout, it's a cool weapon after all.

It has the highest damage of all sniper rifles in the game with 92 per cent accuracy, 81 per cent handling and magazine size of 11 so if you're yet to find yourself a nice sniper rifle, you should definitely grind Tankman's Shield.

Luckily, the rifle is a random drop from one of the bosses in Mayhem 4 difficulty mode and not a random world drop, which makes your job a lot easier. In order to get one, you need to farm Captain Traunt, which can be found on Athenas.

As expected, you won't get it easily as it's only available in Mayhem 4 difficulty and to make things even tougher it's the rifle has an extremely low drop rate. Before you start farming, make sure you are packed with solid equipment and weapons as Traunt can be one tough opponent. Here is the location of Captain Traunt on the map:

2K Games screenshot showing Captain Traunt location on Athenas Captain Traunt location on Athenas

Borderlands 3 is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is also coming to Google Stadia in the near future.

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