In our continued celebration of all-things Borderlands 2, we're taking an in-depth look at weapons manufacturer Torgue, today. We'll take a look at what drives Torgue, what their weapons are like and look at a few samples of what they are capable of.
Torgue is all about firepower and stuff exploding. If it shoots explodey things, it's probably Torgue. Rather than traditional bullets, Torgue weapons fire gyrojets that move slower than normal bullets but explode for some serious damage. The downside, of course, is that your magazine holds far few gyrojets than bullets but if you're looking to go big, Torgue is the best option.
Here is a look at a smattering of Torgue's weaponry...
As mentioned above, Torgue assault rifles fire gyrojet rockets that do heft damage on targets. The gyrojets pick up speed as they travel, so you're actually going to get more bang per rocket if you're able to take out targets at longer ranges.
At close-range, the projectile should do high damage but you're not going to want to waste too many gyrojets on targets at mid-range while your projectile is starting to pick up speed.
The downside to Torgue assault rifles, however, is the meager magazine size. You're not going to see huge magazines on these rifles as you would on something like a Bandit. Either way, Torgue assault rifles are basically miniature rocket launchers and there's nothing wrong with that.
Torgue pistols are similar to Jakobs in this regard, but as mentioned earlier, the gyrojets travel much more slowly when compared to traditional bullets.
Becuase of this slower travel time, you're going to need to lead out your shots. If you're not familiar, this means you will have to actually shoot slightly ahead of your target - if they are moving - in order for the projectile to line up with the target by the time it reaches its final destination.
Torgue pistols vary pretty heavily in magazine size, so it's not unrealistic to acquire a pistol with upwards of 30 rounds per magazine at your disposal.
Now, imagine that instead of standard shot, you had tiny gyrojet missiles.
That's what you're looking at in Torgue shotguns.
Basically, Torgue shotguns are just like everyone else s shotguns except that they deliver explosive damage in a spray of gyrojet missiles. These are lethal up close, but the spread of the projectiles makes them slightly less accurate at any great distance.
Torgue rocket launchers are classic to their core, firing one beastly rocket at a time. That rocket isn't going to win any awards for speed, but it sure will wreak havoc when it arrives.
If you're looking for a classic rocket launcher that will feel familiar and delightful in your hands, you've got to go Torgue.
Borderlands 2 is due out on Tuesday, September 18th! We'll be doing more in-depth Borderlands 2 editorials in the coming days, including close looks at Maya, Salvador and the rest of the weapons makers that we haven't covered yet.
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