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Borderlands 3 Legendary Launcher - Yellowcake
Borderlands 3 Legendary Launcher - Yellowcake

About the Yellowcake:

The Yellowcake is a Legendary weapon in Borderlands 3. This COV Launcher shoots a projectile that splits into 4 balls that have some drop-off and explode on impact. The explosions have a high splash radius.



Special Weapon Effect:

“I’m really more of a pie person.”

  • Projectile split into multiple projectiles after a set distance.
  • High Splash Damage.

How to get the Yellowcake?:

The Yellowcake is a Revenge of the Cartels Legendary. You can get it from FISH SLAP!!!, Tyrone Smallums, and Joey Ultraviolet in Villa Ultraviolet during the Revenge of the Cartels Event.

Yellowcake Drop Rates:

Was the Yellowcake Nerfed?

Yes, it was extremely overpowered because GBX applied the wrong scaling math.

Is the Yellowcake still good?

Definitely, the Yellowcake is still a beast! You still want to hit your target as the projectile splits.


  • June 11th, 2020
    • Changed Damage Scaling – The wrong scaling math was applying to the Yellowcake, greatly increasing its damage beyond its intended value.  We are changing it to use intended math.
    • Split Projectile Damage Decrease – We are lowering the damage of each of its split projectiles as they were overperforming as well.
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  1. I mean, is there much left to say besides what everybody thinks of the gun? It’s busted.

  2. by far the strongest single piece of gear. It makes norfleet from bl2 feel like a toy gun.
    Makes a joke… https://t.co/drjylN8GbU

  3. id give it a nerfthisshit/10

  4. Way too strong but if a power fantasy is your thing, go for it and start blastin’

  5. It will get nerfed so hard because of the balancing to m10

  6. i frakin love it! that is all.

  7. I get that the launcher was busted, but I think we should get those ridiculous damage numbers back. If we are in the endgame in terms of level cap, why not just say screw it?


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