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Sleeping Giant
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Sleeping Giant

Infinite path carved with unrivaled skill.
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    Base Game
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Sleeping Giant
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Sleeping Giant (SMG-BL3)
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Sleeping Giant - About

The Legendary SMG Sleeping Giant is manufactured by DAHL and comes from the Borderlands 3 Base Game.

Sleeping Giant - unique Ability

1 - 2 sec after reload the next magazine gets 0 to 6 of these Buffs:

  • 2x Projectiles
  • +160% Gun Damage (additive)
  • +90% Fire Rate
  • Increased Reload Speed
  • Increased Accuracy
  • Increased Handling

Buffs are removed with every reload and when swapping the weapon.
There is about a 33% Chance to get all buffs at once.

Firing Modes:
The Sleeping Giant can swap between Full-Auto and 4-Round Burst.

Sleeping Giant - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

Sleeping Giant - SMG Parts

Weapons usually get one part per group, but sometimes multiple or none. Numbers in the top-right  indicate the range of parts a group can have.
Parts usually have equal drop chances, or it's indicated nearby.


  • Bolt_1+5% Damage
  • Bolt_2+5% Fire Rate


  • Rail_1
  • Rail_2
  • Rail_3
  • Rail_4Iron Sight

ScopeRequire: Rail_1|2|3

  • Scope_11.5x & 3x Zoom
  • Scope_22.2x & 4x Zoom
  • Scope_32.2x & 5x Zoom


  • Mag_1Mag Size: 36
    Reload: 2.1s
    +10% Damage
  • Mag_2Mag Size: 50
    Reload: 2.4s


  • Foregrip_118.9%-30% Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Foregrip_221.7%-30% Sway
    +10% Crit Damage
  • Foregrip_321.7%-30% Vertical Recoil
    +10% Accuracy
  • Foregrip_418.9%-30% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Damage
  • Foregrip_518.9%+5% Reload Speed
    -30% Accuracy Bloom


  • Grip_1+1 Projectile
    +1 Shot Cost
    -20% Damage
    +20% Accuracy Bloom
    -10% Accuracy
  • Grip_2+5% Fire Rate
  • Grip_3+10% Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage


  • Stock_131%-30% Horizontal Recoil
    -20% Accuracy Bloom
  • Stock_234.5%-30% Sway
    +5% Fire Rate
  • Stock_334.5%+20% Accuracy
    +10% Crit Damage


  • Fire9.8%-20% Damage
  • Shock9.8%-20% Damage
  • Corrosive9.8%-20% Damage

Sleeping Giant - Changelog

Hotfix 10.15.2020:

  • 2x Mag Size
  • Reloading now has a 33% chance to award all the possible bonuses at once.
  • Increased one of the weapon damage bonus from [+120%] to [+160%]

Sleeping Giant
How to Farm

Sleeping Giant
Assigned Loot Pool

Sleeping Giant
World Drop (BL3)

World Drop

Base Game - World Drop

Borderlands 3 World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source in addition to their dedicated sources.
There are around 150 unique items in the Base Game - World Drop pool, so for farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Loot Source.
If you still want to test your luck, you should equip a Shlooter Artifact or All-in Shield to increase your Legendary World Drop Chances.

Weapon - suitable Loot Source:

  • All Enemies:
    Bosses, Crew Challenges, Generic Enemies, …
  • All kinds of Chests
  • Vending Machines
  • Slot Machines: Loot Boxer or Vault Line
  • Diamond Loot Room
  • Eridian Fabricator

Sleeping Giant
Drop Rates

  • One Punch
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Sleeping Giant
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
SMGSMGAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponSMGplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsSMGSMGEpic or Legendary PistolEpic or Legendary Shotgun
The Grinder⚙️ recipe for the displayed chances.
Consoles may have a better recipe that's the best on PC.

Sleeping Giant
Dedicated Sources

One Punch

One Punch

Lectra City
Named Enemy