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Contraband Sky Rocket
Fry sky rocket
4th OF JULY!
Manufacturer: Bandit
Type: Grenade
Model: Contraband Sky Rocket
Element: Incendiary
Game Borderlands 2
Special Part(s): GD_GrenadeMods.A_Item_Custom.
[Contraband Sky Rocket Variants]

The Contraband Sky Rocket is a unique grenade mod manufactured by Bandit. The Contraband Sky Rocket can be obtained as a downloadable bonus included with the pre-release limited editions "Deluxe Vault Hunter's Edition" or "Ultimate Loot Chest Edition" and in the "Collector's Edition pack" DLC.

Special Grenade Effects

WARNING: Not intended for indoor use – Upon detonation grenade pops up into the air and releases a burst of "fireworks." Damage scales to character level.

Usage & Description

Sky Rocket grenades fly straight out for a very short distance and then rapidly curves upwards until it flies straight upwards into the sky. At about 15 meters high it explodes, appearing visually as a small fireworks display, firing out relatively powerful sparklers, similar to a Bouncing Betty Grenade, that sprays all of its bullets at once.

Used indoors, where relatively low ceilings confine the subsequent explosion, the Sky Rocket can deal decent amounts of damage from above enemies' heads. It can also be thrown directly into the ground as the grenade will explode on contact with just about anything.

Outdoor use is more difficult against smaller enemies due to the height the grenade will detonate at if thrown horizontally. In order to compensate, the grenade can be thrown with the camera slightly angled towards the ground. Jumping while doing so can help prevent the grenade from bouncing off the ground and thus detonating too high.


  • This grenade mod, along with Cobra, were dropped by the Badassasaurus on Day 28 of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt. A hotfix on that day increased the explosion radius.
  • This grenade mod is considered a MIRV Grenade within the game statistics, as any kills acquired via the use of this grenade mod contribute to the "EXPLOOOOOSIONS!" challenge.

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