Infused with rare Orokin alloys, the Bronco Prime is a highly efficient weapon. Trading an increased clip size and damage for a lower rate of fire.

The Bronco Prime is the Primed variant of the shotgun sidearm Bronco Bronco, featuring a higher base damage and magazine size at the cost of a lower fire rate and reload speed. The Bronco Prime was added into the game in Update 9.0.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for DEPrimeDualBroncos Akbronco Prime (x2).

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintAxi P3 Common
Lith H1 Common (V)
Lith N1 Common (V)
Lith S1 Common (V)
Lith V8 Common (V)
Meso C2 Common (V)
Meso E2 Common (V)
Meso N2 Common (V)
Meso N3 Common (V)
Meso S2 Common (V)
Meso V5 Common (V)
Neo M1 Common (V)
Neo S9 Common (V)
Axi N2 Common (V)
Axi P2 Common (V)
Axi S1 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeBarrel BarrelNeo M2 Uncommon
Neo V1 Uncommon (V)
Axi E2 Uncommon (V)
Axi N3 Uncommon (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverMeso B4 Common
Meso E3 Common
Lith C2 Common (V)
Meso F1 Common (V)
Meso P1 Common (V)
Meso S8 Common (V)
Neo B1 Common (V)
Neo N6 Common (V)
Neo S8 Common (V)
Neo S11 Common (V)
Neo V4 Common (V)
Neo Z3 Common (V)
Axi S1 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.



  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage - less effective against armor and health.
  • Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 74% from 9m to 18m target distance (distances are affected by projectile flight speed).
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Before 100% status chance, the listed status chance is the base chance per shot that at least one pellet will proc a status; the actual base status chance per pellet is ~4.97%.
  • Low magazine size.
  • Wide pellet spread cone makes the weapon ineffective beyond medium range.


  • Bronco Prime, compared to Bronco:
    • Higher base damage (350.0 vs. 280.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (280.0 vs. 224.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (35.0 vs. 28.0)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (35.0 vs. 28.0)
    • Higher status chance (30% vs. 22%)
    • Lower fire rate (4.17 rounds/sec vs. 5 rounds/sec)
    • Longer range before damage falloff starts (9m vs. 7m)
    • Longer range before damage falloff ends (18m vs. 14m)
    • Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (74% vs. 75%)
    • Larger magazine (4 rounds vs. 2 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (2 s vs. 1.05 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 0)
    • Lower disposition (1.35 vs. 1.4)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The weapon's spread cone can be shrunk by zooming in.
  • It has higher base Impact Damage than the DEGrineerHandShotgun Brakk, making it a good alternative when fighting the Corpus. In total, Bronco Prime deals 280 Impact damage per shot, while the Brakk only deals 90 Impact damage per shot.


  • The Bronco Prime's high damage, high spread and high pellet count (with Mod TT 20pxBarrel Diffusion) make it a good crowd thinner and control tool, particularly against the Infested.
    • Using Mod TT 20pxSeeker is recommended to upgrade its crowd controlling capability.
  • Mod TT 20pxGunslinger (or Mod TT 20pxLethal Torrent) and Mod TT 20pxQuickdraw may be valuable due to the low rate of fire and reload speed, to increase the time spent shooting.
  • The damage is actually a combination of all the pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet is 40 impact, 5 puncture, and 5 slash.


  • The Bronco Prime has a non-static model, the barrel section rotates clockwise when fired and whilst reloading.
  • The Bronco Prime's gold parts can be recolored as of Update 15.13.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 4.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%.

Hotfix 21.3.2

  • Increased Bronco Prime Status Chance to 30% to match AkBronco Prime.

Hotfix 21.0.2

  • Fixed Bronco Prime and Akbronco Prime having switched Mastery Ranks.

Update 21.0

  • Damage increased from 20 to 50.
  • Damage fall off added starting from 9m and ending at 18 with a minimum damage of 13.
  • Status Chance increased from 17.5% to 22%.
  • Increased Crit Multiplier from 1.5 to 2.
  • Mastery Rank 3 required.

Hotfix 15.0.8

  • Fixed a missing drop icon for the Bronco Prime.

Update 9.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5

See AlsoEdit

  • Bronco Bronco, the predecessor to this weapon.
  • Dual Broncos Akbronco, the akimbo version of the Bronco.
  • DEPrimeDualBroncos Akbronco Prime, the akimbo version of this gun.
  • DEGrineerHandShotgun Brakk, another pocket shotgun sidearm.

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