Please share your tips and tricks regarding Arms Race mode! For criticism go to the other topic named Arms Race discussion!
Map for drop locations, thanks to Killersix, Joltzdude and Mentalmars!
Non legendaries to keep an eye for:
Q-systems, Blasters, Pulsars, Wolfhounds, Hyperion Shotguns, Atlas pistols, Vladof pistols, Jakobs assault rifles and shotguns. Therese are very good weapons that can be Badass killers even in white quality.
Tediore chucking will kill basically anything in seconds unless it’s a very weird, low damage variant.
Shields with high capacity and that drop boosters that recharge themselves are also very good
Mirv and homing grenades are very powerful, especially against the boss.
Relics with bonus damage and speed are quite the game changer, keep an eye out for snowdrifts.
Always look into vending machines, they can sell exclusive legendaries or powerful run winners at the cost of a few green or white items.
The boss seems to have very high resistance/weaknesses, so a low quality matching element gun will usually bring him down faster than a high quality non matching one. He seems to be very weak to explosions in general. Mirv grenades will usually delete his first two bars by the time you throw them all, leaving the easiest phase to other guns, preferably a fire one.
My theory is that the closet you are to the murdercane the more Badasses you encountered, but the better the loot is.
I’ve found red chests near the beginning of a match and they usually contained all white stuff… Can someone confirm?