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The Hive is a unique rocket launcher manufactured by Maliwan. Hive is a rare drop from Saturn in the Arid Nexus - Badlands.

Special Weapon Effect

full of bees. – Consumes 4 rockets per shot. After firing, the hive rocket will stick to the first object it hits; if it doesn't hit anything, it will travel a certain distance before stopping in mid-air. It will then begin to spin and release small homing corrosive rockets at a rate of about 2 rockets per second for approximately 7 seconds. After this effect ends the main rocket will explode.

Usage & Description

The Hive is best used against multiple armored enemies. Typically, it should be shot onto the ground or ceiling; the homing rockets will always be released horizontally, so if it is fired onto a wall, about half of the rockets will immediately hit the wall and be wasted.


  • The Hive has a very similar skin to the Dahl Hornet. Both weapons are always corrosive, may shoot multiple projectiles per pull of the trigger, and their names reference the Vespidae family of insects.
  • The Hive has the slowest reload speed of all weapons in Borderlands 2. It is also the only rocket launcher that uses four ammo per shot.
  • The Hive can be very powerful when paired with a Bee shield, due to the card only showing one rocket, each child rocket gains the full Amp bonus.
  • The term, "Full of bees," is a euphemism for someone full of energy, generally in a negative or aggressive sense.[1]
  • The Hive was dropped by Donkey Mong on October 28, 2013 as part of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt event (Week 3, Day 3). A hotfix on that day increased the reload speed and elemental effect chance on the Hive and all other Maliwan rocket launchers.

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