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Free Radical
Updated: Sep 05, 2023
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Free Radical

Don't be so negative.
  • Content
    Director's Cut
  • Weapon Type
  • Rarity
  • Manufacturer
  • Elements

Free Radical
All Details

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Free Radical (Pistol-BL3)
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Free Radical - About

The Legendary Pistol Free Radical is manufactured by Maliwan and comes from the Borderlands 3 Director's Cut - Upgrade Pack.

Free Radical - unique Ability

Shoots energy orbs that deal Shock Splash Damage.

Each Hit spawns a homing bullet that can only home in on the hit target.
Homing bullets don't deal Splash Damage.

Free Radical - Variants

  • Elements
  • Listed Projectiles
    1 | 2
  • Shot Cost
    1 | 2
  • Splash Radius
  • Weapon Parts
    fixed parts
  • Anointment
  • Splash Anoints

Free Radical - Pistol Parts

Weapons usually get one part per group, but sometimes multiple or none. Numbers in the top-right  indicate the range of parts a group can have.
Parts usually have equal drop chances, or it's indicated nearby.


  • Body_1+10% Damage
  • Body_2+20% Charge Speed
    -20% Sway
  • Body_3+10% Fire Rate

Barrel Accessory2-3

  • Barrel_3A83.3%+15% Status Chance
  • Barrel_3B83.3%+20% Charge Speed
    -20% Sway
  • Barrel_3C83.3%+10% Status Damage
    -15% Damage


  • Grip_1+10% Charge Speed
    -20% Accuracy Bloom
  • Grip_2-15% Vertical Recoil
    +5% Reload Speed
  • Grip_3-30% Sway
    +10% Mag Size
    -10% Accuracy
    -5% Damage
  • Grip_4-30% Sway
    +5% Damage
  • Grip_5+20% Accuracy
    +5% Fire Rate


  • Hammer_122.2%+10% Fire Rate
  • Hammer_222.2%+10% Damage
  • Hammer_322.2%+20% Splash Radius
    +15% Accuracy
  • Hammer_422.2%+10% Status Damage
    +15% Status Chance
  • Hammer_511.1%+1 Projectile
    +1 Shot Cost
    -30% Damage
    +25% Accuracy Bloom
    -10% Accuracy


  • Mag_2Mag Size: 14
    Reload: 2.3s
    +10% Status Damage
  • Mag_3Mag Size: 20
    Reload: 2.3s
    +10% Reload Speed
    -10% Damage


  • Scope_128.6%1.5x Zoom
  • Scope_228.6%2.9x Zoom
  • Scope_328.6%2.2x Zoom

Free Radical - Changelog

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How to Farm

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Assigned Loot Pool

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World Drop (BL3 - DLC 6)

DLC 6 - World Drop

DLC 6 - World Drop

Director's Cut - World Drops are items that drop from any suitable Loot Source, within the Director's Cut Areas, in addition to their dedicated sources.
There are 4 weapons, 1 shield, 2 grenades, 8 class mods and 1 artifact in the Director's Cut - World Drop pool, so for farming a specific weapon it's best to seek out its dedicated Source.
If you still want to test your luck, you should equip a Shlooter Artifact or All-in Shield to increase your Legendary World Drop Chances.

Suitable Loot Sources within the DLC:

Free Radical
Drop Rates

  • Beef Plissken
The number next to the Source notes Loot Luck.

Loot Luck Formula


P = Dedicated Loot Pool Chance
L = Loot Luck

Free Radical
Grinder Recipe

This recipe requires 1+ DLC-Legendary!
PistolPistolAny Legendary WeaponplusAny Legendary WeaponPistolplusAny Legendary WeaponAny Uncommon WeaponequalsPistolPistolEpic or Legendary PistolEpic or Legendary Shotgun
The Grinder⚙️ recipe for the displayed chances.
Consoles may have a better recipe that's the best on PC.

Free Radical
Dedicated Sources

Beef Plissken

Beef Plissken

Karass Canyon
Named Enemy