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Acid Burn is a unique grenade mod in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Hyperion. It is obtained from the mission Winners and Losers.

Special Weapon Effects

Hack the planet! – Always Corrosive. Converts Loader Bots to fight on the character's side for 8 seconds.

Usage & Description

The Acid Burn is an excellent utility grenade during The Handsome Jackpot due to the abundance of Loaders in the location. Conversely, it is useless outside of the DLC, as Loaders don't spawn in any other area.

Optimally, the user should aim to convert the strongest bots in the area, both to reduce enemy firepower and also due to their high damage output being useful for softening enemies. Such targets include RPG Loaders and Badass Loaders.


  • The special effect is similar to the NOG Potion 9 which converts NOGs into allies for a limited period.


  • The name and flavor text are a reference to the 1995 movie Hackers with Acid Burn being an online alias for one of the characters while the flavor text is a quote from the movie.