The Cure is a unique shotgun in Borderlands 3 manufactured by Jakobs and is exclusive to the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC. It is obtained from the mission The Shadow Over Cursehaven.

Special Weapon Effects

Vaccinations save lives. Sorry, no joke here! Just facts. – Fixed parts. Guaranteed second barrel attachment. Restores health with each hit.

Usage & Description

The Cure is simply a fixed Jakobs shotgun with guaranteed prefixes, with the added bonus of restoring health on a hit. As a result of its healing perk and parts, it easily substitutes for any purple-grade world drop Jakobs shotgun and is powerful for close encounters.


  • Due to the weapon's double-barrel accessory, if the final round activates FL4K's Leave No Trace skill, the first refunded round will fire at a slower rate, but then other refunded rounds in the same magazine will fire at the normal fire rate again.


  • The Cure is Wainwright Jakobs' personal shotgun. It is seen in his introduction cutscene and is given some lore in-game, as he uses it as a replacement for a rifle due to his horrid eyesight.
  • The flavor text references the modern controversy over vaccine hesitancy.
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