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Badaboom is a legendary rocket launcher manufactured by bandits/scavs.

In Borderlands 2, it is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source, but has an increased chance to drop from King Mong located in Eridium Blight.
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Badaboom is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Multi-kill. – Fires 6 rockets per shot. Reduced accuracy and per-rocket damage.

Usage & Description[]

The Badaboom is essentially a souped-up version of a typical Bandit/Scav rocket launcher, firing 6 shots instead of 3 per trigger pull while keeping the 1 ammo cost, making it one of the most ammo efficient rocket launchers. In terms of damage-per-shot, the Badaboom's potential eclipses that of most other launchers, including the formidable Nukem. This comes at the cost of poor accuracy, as the rockets spread in a manner similar to a shotgun's projectiles. Its spread makes it poor for mid-long range, but at close range it is a powerhouse which can inflict high amounts of accumulative damage to large targets, or spread heavy splash damage to large groups of smaller targets. This also makes it handy for attaining Second Winds.


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  • A SHiFT code that unlocks a single Rappid Badaboom is included in the Diamond Plate Loot Chest. The card caption reads "If your enemies aren't dead after a blast from this, you probably weren't aiming in the right direction. Or they were robots."
  • The name and flavor text on the launcher are both references to the 1997 movie The Fifth Element.
  • In Borderlands 2, the Badaboom use the same material as the Madhous!.