How To Get Kaoson – Borderlands 3

Last Updated on November 13, 2022

How To Get Kaoson (BL3) – Borderlands 3- Kaoson is a newly added Legendary SMG that compares well with almost all end-game weapons, even better. In this article, we will talk about it and find out where you can get it from.

Kaoson is a new Dahl legendary SMG that was added to the game recently, the gun has three firing modes; automatic, semi-automatic, or burst-fire. Among the three, automatic firing mode is the best one. The fired projectiles deal splash damage on impact, and those projectiles will explode leading to more splash damage, similar to Torgue weapons. This weapon is insane because you deal double the damage at a very high fire rate, dealing insane DPS.

How To Get Kaoson – Borderlands 3 (BL3)

Kaoson Stats

  • Red text: Small but packs a punch.
  • Damage: 4360×2
  • Accuracy: 84%
  • Handling: 58%
  • Reload time: 1.8s
  • Fire Rate: 14.47/s
  • Magazine Size: 18

The weapon can also drop with Incendiary, Shock, Corrosive, Cryo, Radiation element. The version dropped for me was Adaptive Reflexive Kaoson (Corrosive), the one you get might be different with a little change in stats.

Enough about the weapon let’s find out where to get it from.

Kaoson BL3 (Drop Location)

Note: As mentioned in my previous article about How To Start Revenge of the Cartels, I had mentioned that Mayhem 2.0 is a free update which means anyone can farm for this weapon.

The Kaoson is dropped from Captain Traunt on Athenas, you have to be on Mayhem 6 or higher for it to be added to the loot pool. Spawn directly on Athenas and make your way to the end of the map, take down the boss using any of your best weapons and repeat this until you get the weapon.


  • Kaoson is the new best SMG in the game
  • It drops from Captain Traunt on Athenas
  • Only available on Maythem 6 or higher

Update: Another variant dropped for me while I was farming with my friend.

Do comment below if this guide helped you out. I also published about the OPQ System Assault Rifle a few days back, it is also a great weapon that was added with the last update.