Zheitsev's Eruption is a legendary assault rifle in Borderlands 3 manufactured by COV. It can only be obtained on Mayhem Mode 4 as a drop from Titan in The Slaughter Shaft on Pandora, and from both the Valkyrie Squad and Wotan the Invincible in Midnight's Cairn.

Special Weapon Effects

Pain and Misery erupt in the Void. – When broken, 8 homing projectiles are launched with each applying a 20% damage increase to the enemy it hits.

Description & Usage

This weapon without the ability performs like any COV weapon, though it shoots bullets instead of a solid laser like an alien-barrel COV rifle. This can be used as a debuffing weapon with its debuffing effect triggering upon breakage. It can be activated more than once: by switching out the weapon before the repair animation finishes, switching back to it, and repairing the weapon again, a second set of homing projectiles will be launched.


  • Enemies that have the damage increase applied will have a red glow.
  • The damage increase lasts for 7 seconds.
  • The damage increase effect can be stacked up to 10 times for a 200% damage increase.


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