After playing BL1, BL2, & BL:PS (seasoned player for sure), I decided to play the DLC character, Gaige, in BL2.
So I just put my first Skill Point into ‘Interspersed Outburst’ for Gaige. I love it; it makes my 1050 DMG Shock Splatter E-Tech Shotgun do 10,000 DMG in Slag DMG (first playthrough, obviously)… The problem: with any gun in general, even though I see the ‘Critical’ flag, and even though it’s doing obvious critical damage, the system isn’t seeing/considering it as a true critical hit. For instance, my badazz rank for ‘Assault Gun Critical Kills’ is at lvl 3, 72/75–3 more critical kills until lvl 4. However, I have killed countless baddies with Assault criticals (buffed by ‘Interspersed Outburst’), yet my ‘Assault Gun Critical Kills’ remains at lvl 3, 72/75.
I’ve only found one topic that reflects this problem (something about a DLC quest that requires killing an Orc with a Critical Hit and ‘Interspersed Outburst’ preventing that quest objective). However, I’ve also read that a patch was implemented to fix the problem.
So my question: is ‘Interspersed Outburst’ intentionally nerfed to ignore critical hit because of how much damage it can do at only Rank 1; or is it truly glitched–criticals are supposed to count as critical but the skill is broken? If there was a patch to fix it, it’s not applying to me. I started my Gaige build in 10/2015 and just put my first point into ‘Interspersed Outburst’ on 12/26/2015. The only “solution” I’ve found was to remove all Skill Points from ‘Interspersed Outburst’ which would be disappointing given its perks.