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.
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.