The Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2 communities have been having a lot of fun sharing in a newly found Easter Egg, Good Juju. This is a weapon in Borderlands 3 that clearly references Bad Juju from Destiny 1 and 2, but there’s a little more to it than the name alone.
What is Good Juju?
Good Juju, as I mentioned before, is a weapon in Borderlands 3, specifically an assault rifle created by Dahl, one of the game’s weapon manufacturers. Good Juju has a perk that resembles that of Bad Juju. The weapon has burst fire, like Bad Juju does because it’s a Pulse Rifle, and reloads when you get a kill. According to the Borderlands 3 Wiki, the weapon also reloads when empty, which sounds extremely powerful
Even the flavour text for Good Juju references Bad Juju’s. The flavour text on Good Juju reads, “Kinda, sorta wants to end all existence.” The flavour text on Bad Juju reads, “”If you believe your weapon wants to end all existence, then so it will.” It should also be noted that both weapons have a grotesque appearance, check them out below for yourself.
Destiny references in Borderlands 3
This isn’t the only reference that Borderlands 3 has either. Firstly we have a Loot-o-Gram, an item that’s used to gain a weapon with a simple exchange in Borderlands 3, and clearly a reference to Engrams in the Destiny series. To make the reference even more appropriate, it can only be dropped by an enemy named Dinkle-Bot, which is of course a reference to the Guardian name for the Ghost in Destiny 1, which was voiced by Peter Dinklage. Sadly the Ghost voice we now know has changed, but it’s very nice to have Nolan North in the game all the same.
There’s actually a video that goes into detail about Good Juju which is a very good watch if you’ve got five minutes. Check it out below.
It’s wonderful to see the reception that this weapon is getting over on the Destiny subreddit. It’s a refreshing change from the hate that communities all too often have for each other because the opposition doesn’t play their game.
There isn’t much more to say on the subject, other than I hope that we get to shine the spotlight on more Destiny 2 references like this in the future. Let us know what you think of Good Juju in the comments.
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