Borderlands 3: How to Complete Skag Dog Days
The long wait is over and fans can finally joy puke their faces off with Borderlands 3, which of course in proper franchise fashion includes utterly insane starter quests like Skag Dog Days. Not quite sure how to pick up those Cactus Fruit and complete this intro quest?
Turns out Cactus Fruit is wildly resistant to bullets and elemental damage effects like shock, corrode, cryo, and radiation. There's one simple trick to get those fruit to fall free, though, and its easier than you think!
Finding Skag Dog Days Cactus Fruit
To find the fruit, just run around the areas marked with the triangle on your map and look for the very obvious red cactus.
The fruit itself is immune to damage, no matter how many bullets you lob at them or special class abilities you use, but they will immediately fall free if you deal even a single point of area effect splash damage.
The easiest way to do that is with The Big Succ gun found inside the trailer marked on the map position above.
Just use the gun's alternate fire mode to lob grenades instead of firing bullets.
If you didn't pick up The Big Succ earlier in the quest (or ran out of grenades or whatever), you can still get the Cactus Fruit to fall free by causing melee splash damage instead.
To go this route, use the the ground pound ability by tapping the crouch button while falling from a distance. Any large rocks near the plants with the Cactus Fruit should be high enough to deal splash damage through the ground pound and knock the fruit loose.
Using Big Succ grenades to get Cactus Fruit.
It seems like those grenades should really obliterate the fruit, but whatever, we're not going argue the physics of a game that has guns with legs.
What method did you use to cause splash damage and grab your Cactus Fruit? Let us know in the comments, then head over to our other Borderlands 3 guides here after you finish the Skag Dog Days quest!