I was doing a mission in Frostburn Canyon and when i opened one green box a Loot Midget jumped out of it and started attacking me. So i was wondering are locations and boxes in which Loot Midgets spawn fixed or can they randomly spawn from any box on any map?
I've seen that same midget twice. He's inside a medium sized building with Goliaths. I'd assume they're set.– Ben BrockaSep 21, 2012 at 20:17
2If it's anything like the original Borderlands then they are set locations with a random chance to spawn.– Sadly NotSep 21, 2012 at 20:39
@BenBrocka So they can spawn multiple times from the same chest?– MaxBedlamSep 21, 2012 at 20:42
I assume SadlyNot's correct. However each time I've seen one I've always been playing through with someone else as the host; I haven't seen them multiple times in single player but I would assume they respawn just like bosses, possibly with a random chance of appearing or not.– Ben BrockaSep 21, 2012 at 21:11
1I also randomly saw a badass loot guy in the vicinity of where a loot midget had popped out previously.. That whole sentence sounds really weird.– NickSuperbSep 22, 2012 at 3:02
Their locations are fixed, but their chance of spawning (and which midget you get, sometimes) is random. So a given container will always have a chance of giving a loot midget. For the containers they do appear in (they're rather rare) they have a high rate of spawning, maybe over 50%.
This is most easily tested in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve in the room with the holding cells (where Bloodwing was before Jack moved her "somewhere dramatic"). There's 4 cardboard boxes in here, each with a loot midget...sometimes. Sometimes you can even get Jimmy Jenkins in the boxes, sometimes one or all of the midgets aren't there. More often than not though it seems all 4 spawn.