Borderlands 3 to include Elon Musk's flamethrower?

30 January, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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Musk said previously that the flamethrower would go on sale once The Boring Company sold all 50,000 of the hats it was offering, those hats all sold, and Musk made good on his promise.

If it feels like some sort of running gag, that's because it started out as one, with Musk noting previous year that the company would begin hawking flamethrowers once it had sold 50,000 hats.

As well as the flamethrower, there was also the option to pick up an "overpriced" fire extinguisher for an extra $40, embossed with a "cool sticker". Flamethrowers. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that his tunnel-drilling company The Boring Company is selling a flamethrower for the likes of you and me.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shared an idea for a flamethrower on Twitter but little did he know that Randy Pitchford would actually use the idea for his next game, Borderlands 3.

This may be one of the most ridiculous ways to raise money for a business that needs more cash but it is undoubtedly effective.

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Musk said on Twitter early Sunday $2,000 flamethrowers have already been pre-ordered.

In a series of social media posts, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO promoted the flamethrower with truly freaky claims, including "great for roasting nuts" and "guaranteed to liven up any party".

The Boring Company intends to help create vast networks of tunnels under every major city in the United States to help alleviate the problem of traffic - and many others along the way.

Pre-orders are expected to ship in the spring, according to The Boring Co.'s website. Then, as a joke, he tweeted that when they sell out he'd begin selling flamethrowers. Elon Musk, in his usual attitude, predicted the zombie apocalypse and described the flamethrower as an effective way of handling the zombie outbreak.

Even if not all the flamethrowers are sold, Musk seems to be having a blast with it, and maybe that's enough in the end. The one exception seems to be California (where the Boring Company is based), where Health and Safety Codes 12750-12761 forbid "any nonstationary and transportable device designed or meant to emit or propel a burning stream of combustible or flammable liquid a distance of at least 10 feet" without a permit, which can be obtained from the fire department.


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