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Jack-o'-Cannon is an unique shotgun in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel manufactured by Torgue. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Your body lies beaten, battered and broken. – Launches flaming Jack-o'-lanterns[1] that explode upon impact and bounce on uneven terrain. Consumes 2 ammo per shot. No movement speed penalty when aiming down sights.

Usage & Description[]

The projectiles of the Jack-o'-Cannon behave as grenades and the weapon should be used as a grenade launcher, not a shotgun. Its reduced ammo consumption, decent fire rate and relatively large blast radius lend it to excel at mid-range combat, particularly for thinning out large, tightly packed groups of enemies. It also proves effective at damaging individual enemies hiding behind cover, as targets hit directly are usually dazed temporarily.


  • The Jack-o'-Cannon can spawn with the vertical grip accessory ("Casual" prefix) but it will not increase the number of projectiles fired.
  • Undeadlift was the drop source for the Jack-o'-Cannon during the Bloody Harvest Celebration special event.
    • A SHiFT code (with an expiration date of November 30, 2014) to acquire the Jack-o'-Cannon was released online following the Bloody Harvest Celebration.
    • After the January 25, 2016 hotfix, the Jack-O'-Cannon is now available as a world drop.
    • Additionally, it is sometimes available as the Item of The Day at weapon vending machines. and can also be obtained from the Grinder.
  • The Jack-o'-Cannon can only spawn with the Hyperion stock and cannot spawn with a sight.
    • The Jack-o'-Cannon's "full speed while aiming down sights" effect is caused by the scope part being forced to be completely empty (or NULL), rather than using the "Scope_None" part found on other iron-sighted weapons. Setting the scope part to NULL on any other weapon will produce the same effect.
    • The same setting is present on the E-GUN, the Ice Scream, and the Torrent.


  • The flavor text is a reference to a line the Headless Horseman boss says in World of Warcraft when a player dies. The full line is: Your body lies beaten, battered and broken. Let my curse be your own, fate has spoken.


  1. Jack-o'lantern, a carved pumpkin associated with Halloween – Wikipedia.