The Brakk is a small-scale shotgun type sidearm with high damage and good reload rate but with high recoil and low magazine size. It was initially an award for completing at least 100 missions supporting the Grineer invasions during The Gradivus Dilemma. After the event, a blueprint was handed out to players who supported the Corpus by running at least 100 invasions on their side, as compensation. It has since been made a reward for defeating The Grustrag Three (not including during A Man of Few Words or The Pyrus Project).
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- High base damage.
- High damage – effective against shields.
- Very high reload speed.
- Good fire rate.
- High pellet count.
- Very ammo efficient.
- Innate and polarities.
- Second lowest base damage of all shotgun secondaries, after / .
- Low and damage – less effective against health.
- Linear damage falloff from 100% to 60% from 11m to 22m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
- Wide pellet spread cone makes the weapon ineffective beyond medium range.
- High recoil.
- Brakk parts including the blueprint are not tradable.
- The Brakk's infamously high DPS can be attributed to its very high fire rate. Due to its semi-auto trigger it may be impossible to reach its maximum fire rate without alternative fire bindings.
- During The Gradivus Dilemma, if you have supported the Grineer more than the Corpus, this gun will come with an inventory slot and an Orokin Catalyst. If the Corpus was supported, this will be rewarded as a Blueprint instead, meaning a lack of the inventory slot and Orokin Catalyst.
- Hotfix 11.2.1 (2013-12-06) nerfed the Brakk in various areas.
- The damage listed is actually a combination of all the pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet, barring damage falloff, is 4.5 , 2.5 , and 3 .
- Fires 10 pellets, each dealing varying physical damage for a total of 200 damage.
- The Brakk is typically considered to be an upgraded Grineer version of the series with greater damage potential, more pellets per shot, and a larger magazine size. In addition it also has and Polarity slots, allowing it to accommodate powerful mods sooner.
- The Brakk fires faster than it is possible to click with a mouse. Binding to mousewheel down or another alternative will allow the weapon to deal maximum DPS.
- When trying to actively acquire the Brakk, first check your profile to see if you have a Grustrag Three mark — You should be able to see it in your profile on the bottom right under: "Marked for Death by:". If you do not, play 5 consecutive missions of a Grineer vs Corpus Invasion siding with the Corpus (fighting Grineer). After you have completed the missions, you will receive a message from Councilor Vay Hek notifying you of being marked.
- Once marked: Play Lex, Ceres – recommended since it has both Orokin Cells and is a Grineer mission – for 5 minutes exactly, then extract. The Grustrag Three do not spawn past 5 minutes. Feel free to get Orokin Cells by roaming the map waiting for the timer to run out, which you can check by holding tab for mission time. Having multiple party members with the Grustrag Three mark improves chances; although, everyone should be able to get the loot even if only one person has a mark.
- General Sargas Ruk gives this weapon to those who supported him and the Grineer in The Gradivus Dilemma with the following message:
"The way you fight, we cannot grow this in a test tube. You are a true warrior. I need more warriors like you. Continue to fight for me, there is more where this came from."
- If the player chose to support Alad V in The Gradivus Dilemma, the Lotus gifted them a Brakk blueprint instead. The blueprint uses entirely different resources to build the weapon, which is the following:
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- The Corpus counterpart for The Gradivus Dilemma is the . Had the Corpus won the Dilemma the Detron would have been rewarded instead.
- The Brakk's cylinder rotates every time after it fires. Curiously the player can fire the Brakk very rapidly before the cylinder even finishes rotating.
- The gun is described as a "semi-auto handcannon" of Grineer design. Colloquially, a "hand cannon" often refers to an extremely powerful handgun chambered for a high caliber cartridge such as .500 S&W Magnum or .50 Action Express.
- The word "Brakk" may be translated from Grineer to English as "Break", due to its sustained ability to deliver powerful blasts against its targets.
Last updated: Update 22.15 (2018-03-07)
- The Gradivus Dilemma, the event that introduced this gun.
- , the Corpus counterpart, and it's improved form — .
- , a similar pocket shotgun sidearm.
- The Grustrag Three, the group that drops this weapon's parts.
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