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For the common submachine gun in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, see Backburner.

Backburner is a legendary rocket launcher in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Vladof. It can only be obtained from the Agonizer 9000 in Guts of Carnivora on Pandora while playing on Mayhem level 6 or above.

Special Weapon Effects

We'll get to it eventually. – Always elemental. Fires an energy ball that generates a singularity upon exploding, while causing five smaller projectiles to "erupt" from the hit location. Eruptions can be spawned from walls or ceilings, with each small projectile obeying gravity and causing a small explosion when landing.

Usage & Description

A wall eruption.

A grounded eruption.


  • The Backburner is capable of inflicting friendly fire. This makes it dangerous to use in multiplayer as well as on FL4K due to the possibility of downing allies and pets; however Zane can take advantage of this by equipping a Transformer or Red Suit and giving a shock or radiation variant of the Backburner to his Digi-Clone via Double Barrel, allowing the Digi-Clone to quickly replenish Zane's shields.
  • The Backburner is extremely effective against large, slow targets like The Agonizer 9000. With some aim, the main projectile can be lodged in cramped spots like the armpits or neck so that every secondary projectile immediately collides with the target.


  • The name and flavor text refers to the verb of the same name and the act of postponing something.