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Borderlands 3 Legendary Launcher - Nukem
Borderlands 3 Legendary Launcher - Nukem

About the Nukem:

The Nukem is a Legendary Weapon in Borderlands 3. The name of this Torgue Rocket Launcher says it all. The Nukem drops a bomb that creates a massive explosion. The damage is great and the radius is insane, however, the projectile does arc and drops off heavily.



Special Weapon Effect:

“Name dropper.”

  • Fires an explosive projectile in a heavily arching trajectory
  • Has a +1000 splash damage radius.

How to get the Nukem?:

The Nukem can be obtained in Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, it has a 10% chance of dropping from the Loco Chantelle who is a target for the Crew Challange “Mayor’s Killer Look” he is located at the entrance of the VIP Tower.


  • The Nukem is a returning weapon from Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel.
  • The name “Nukem” is a reference to the franchise and character Duke Nukem, whose most recent game, Duke Nukem Forever, was developed by Gearbox Software.
    • The flavor text refers to mentioning people, institutions or other things of importance in an off-hand and colloquial manner (in this case, Duke Nukem).


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