Borderlands 3 Null Pointer: How to Get and Use It?

Borderlands 3 Null Pointer: How To Get And Use It?

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Borderlands 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was released in 2019, as a sequel to Borderland’s 2 from 2012. The game’s unique design, animation, cool characters, and engrossing storyline are what brought this franchise to the top spot of role-playing games of this century. Weapons and the rest of the gear are a huge part of Borderlands 3, and Null Pointer is one of them. In this article, we will look into how to get and use Null Pointer in Borderlands 3.

You can acquire the Null Pointer weapon by solving a mission given by Zer0. The mission is called Hostile Takeover, and after helping her with a mission, she will provide you with a Null Pointer sniper rifle, which is really rare in the game. Since it is a sniper rifle, the weapon is good at huge distances and gives you an opportunity to snipe your enemies behind cover.

Besides the guide on how to get the Null Pointer and how to use it, we will also analyze the mission you need to solve to get it and present the stats of the rifle in comparison to other similar weapons. Our warning is if you do not want to be spoiled about the mission of the game, just skip the first paragraph and go to the one explaining the main topic of this article. Let’s start!

How To Get the Null Pointer in Borderlands 3?

As we already mentioned, the Borderlands franchise became one of the best role-playing games in the last two decades. Interesting storyline, memorable characters, and great world-building are what Borderland does best. Similar to the Fallout franchise, one can get rewards after completing quests.

The main storyline takes place on the planet Pandora, which has been rumored to contain Vaults holding vast amounts of treasure and technology, left behind by the mysterious alien civilization called Eridians. Throughout decades, multiple different corporations tried to find those Vaults and scavenge them of their possessions, however, the crazed population that was left there is making everything difficult for anyone who goes to Pandora. The main character (a player) is a Vault Hunter, who is seeking the Vaults independently.


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Borderlands 3 takes place seven years after the events of Borderlands 2 and the destruction of the Hyperion Helios Station in Tales from the Borderlands. This time, a player has a choice to play with other players to take on the missions of the games’ NPCs or go alone and try to find the Vault on their own. By beating the missions, a player gets level experience, in-game monetary awards, and rewards items.

There are a lot of references in the Borderlands 3 game, which, of course, includes characters from past games. Zer0 is one of them.

Borderlands 3 Null Pointer: How To Get And Use It?

The mission goes like this:

  • You need to talk to Ellie,
  • Use the drop pod,
  • Answer the distress call,
  • Talk to Lorelei,
  • Contact Rhys, do his missions
  • After doing what Rhys asks of you, you need to find the Atlas operative, find and talk to Zero,
  • Secure Maliwan weapons depot and kill security bots,
  • Lower security field,
  • Defeat Maliwan counterattack,
  • Pick up Holoblade update for Zer0,
  • Finally, get a gun from Zer0.


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There are a few other steps with this quest but you get a Null pointer during the mission which you use for killing the enemies. You actually gain access to two Null-Pointers, the other one located in the same area not far from where Zer0 gives you the first rifle. This is how you acquire the Null Pointer in Borderlands 3.

How To Use the Null Pointer in Borderlands 3?

Do not get it wrong, the Null Pointer is not the best sniper in the game. This Hyperion-manufactured rifle has the best base stats of most snipers in the game but does not have any special or unique perk. The sniper rifles like the Storm, The Headsplosion, The Krakatoa, and more, are just better overall because of the perks.

Borderlands 3 Null Pointer: How To Get And Use It?

Players like it because it’s in the base game, and it has improved critical hit damage, fire rate, reload speed, and weapon shield capacity. It is free and you do not have to spend in-game money to acquire it. Usage of it is pretty simple – since it is a range weapon, it is good to use it on the enemies from the distance.

All in all, it is a great weapon if you want to save some money for better and more unique weapons the further you go in the game, or if you want to be a support gunner for your teammates when they are barging into enemies.

Thank you for reading our article. Borderlands 3 is still a very playable game, and even if it wasn’t praised like its predecessors, the third game of the famous Borderlands franchise is still a great adventure for any player. So, if you didn’t already, definitely check out this game. Until the next time!

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