Can we get citations for the quote references? ··· Danny Pew Pew 03:20, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

Tips for Challenges

The page could really use some tips for challenges from the first game (farming spots, tactics, etc.). Almost every challenge in BL2 has it's own page, how about some love for BL1? The challenges for using weapons/tactics ill-suited for a character type (e.g. melee for Mordecai) could really use this info. Dstarfire (talk) 23:10, September 2, 2014 (UTC)

Guardian kill challenges

Has anyone else had a problem with guardian kills not counting towards the challenges? I just finished my first PT with Mordecai, and it seemed that long-range kills with the sniper rifle didn't get counted, but close-range ones did.--Luthiel 13:43, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

It's possible that Crimson Lance were killing some Guardians, thus detracting from your count. It's also possible that there's a damage ratio counter in the game that takes into account how much damage you dealt versus a Crimson Lance unit. ··· Danny Pew Pew 18:41, November 29, 2009 (UTC)
Possible, but I'm pretty sure that some of the ones I picked off (especially the Sera Guardians) were undamaged before I shot them. --Luthiel 00:08, December 1, 2009 (UTC)
I forgot to check when I went through again, but if I just go through the Promontory all of the kills register. ··· Danny Pew Pew 00:30, December 1, 2009 (UTC)
Just finished my second pt and still I only have 49 guardian kills, so you may be right87.167.48.105 13:27, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
2500 guardian kills... seriously? Why didn't they include 2500 Destroyers for people that truly don't have a life.... GRPeng (talk) 16:23, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

Multitasking and Other Tricks

One of the neat things I've found is that you can multi-task on your challenges. For instance, say you're rocking an incendiary sniper rifle, and you're up against bandits. If you kill the bandits with head shots (critical hits), you get points towards human kills, sniper rifle kills, critical hit kills, and incendiary kills.

Worth noting: the final combo kills challenge ("conveyor of death") can be a pain. I've found that it can be done in certain spots in the Arid Badlands with a Runner: find a spot with at least three, if not four skag burrows, like near the wind farm you visit in "Breaking Wind". Run the skags over quickly, but preferably leaving one out so that they can respawn from the holes. Not sure if this is possible on the first playthrough. Also, in the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, when you go hunting Bloodwing eggs, the corpse eaters swarm pretty thickly, and usually there are twenty-five of them up there. Use something with high damage and a fast reload speed!

Still haven't found the right spot for "Orbit Achieved" - I think I got "This is not a Flight Simulator" in the Rust Commons...

for car to be classed as "airtime" it has to have all 4 wheels off the ground, so you could just find somewhere you can get it stuck (say on a sign or something) and once you get the car back on the ground it pops up
I personally haven't been able to get Orbit Achieved yet, and I haven't heard of anyone doing it without getting a car stuck and having a 2nd person melee it. Conveyor of death can be easily accomplished in Skag Gully, starting in the pit-area between where you spawn and where Scar spawns and ending in the pit where several Alpha Skag spawn. Move quickly between the three areas, pulling one or two towards the next to make sure you're good on time. An incendiary weapon makes this incredibly easy. ··· Danny Pew Pew 19:56, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
This video show's how to do the Orbit Achieved challenge next to Pisswash Gully in the very beginning of the game, but I dunno, seems like cheating to me. I can't believe that there isn't some place in the game where you can get this legit, although I've ramped of all kinds of shit and still can't get it so I guess cheating really is the only way to get it lol - Effedup 20:40, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
I got my Orbit Achieved driving over the ramp just inside the Dhal Headlands area, the gate opens as you talk to the guy there. Back up all the way, and tap and hold forward and boost at the same time for the maximum airtime. Pdboddy 21:02, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
I haven't been able to get over 4 seconds with that for some reason. I've speculated that it's possible to get it if you get the vehicle outside of the map, but you'd be falling for a very, very long time if it didn't just kill you regardless. (After about 3 minutes of falling, a character just immediately gets respawned - no death animation.) ··· Danny Pew Pew 21:50, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, me either. It's the longest "obvious" jump in the game but I haven't been able to get Orbit Achieved there. I've tried quite a few times, but eh, maybe I just wasn't holding my mouth right or something :) - Effedup 22:07, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
I got my 4-second time using rocks that I found somewhere. If the damn cars would actually flip over normally and not try to automatically right themselves, it'd be a lot easier. ··· Danny Pew Pew 22:11, November 30, 2009 (UTC)
Here is a video showing a legitimate way to get this (Orbit Achieved) challenge completed. 01:43, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
My brother and I tried numerous times to follow the video posted by Then he had an amazing idea: he punched the vehicle while standing between the two ramps as I launched over the ramp (only me in the vehicle). I got the challenge, then he went over and I punched from underneath as he went over me. Finished in minutes what we couldn't get after an hour of trying. dj69 David and Mike. 22:26, December 15, 2010 (UTC)
If you have the Secret Armory addon you can get the full five seconds easily by using a racer and the loop in Road's End. If you line up correctly and hit the loop at an angle you can launch vertically with enough speed to get the hang time you need. Naticus 02:08, September 13, 2011 (UTC)
Here's what I used: [1]. Takes abit longer to do, but it is as the title says; idiot proof. AtlasSoldier 01:50, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
Single Player PC version seems to have been patched so that you can't have two vehicles except as a glitch, so it is impossible to blow up a second vehicle on Piss Wash ramp. GRPeng (talk) 17:35, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

A page for each challenge

Would it be a good idea to create a page for each challenge, or possibly each group of challenges (I mean Seasoned Killer, Numb to the Voices, Terror of Pandora and I am become Death are basically the same). These pages can contain strategies, similar to the achievement pages. Desertfighter777 15:12, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, this Challenges page is a pity, I cam here for advice on the Air Time achievement but my search was fruitless... The Flying Fenrakk 02:18, January 26, 2010 (UTC)

Me too. Happypal 21:22, January 31, 2010 (UTC)


This page is becoming pretty longcat with the Borderlands 2 challenges; shall we split the page up somehow? --Evil4Zerggin (talk) 21:13, September 11, 2012 (UTC)

i concur. also in the interest of continuity, links to chalenges should be removed as in blands. also makes only tiny pages.   Dr. F    Chemicalweapon   Wordpress shovel   Boston globe bullhorn  19:59, October 7, 2012 (UTC)

I think B2 challenges should keep their pages. Some of those are rather hard to find, and others require clarification since the ingame text isn't clear. The extensive info on some of the challenges is one of the main reasons I came to this wiki, and I am planning on contributing to them as much as I can. Redinzane (talk) 16:32, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Edit: Or at least do all challenges for a location on one page e.g. Lynchwood (challenges), etc. So the content stays the same with less pollution of the namespace. Redinzane (talk) 18:28, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Arid Nexus Badlands Hidden Challenge

Today's mechromancer patch set undiscovered challenges to be listed as such before being found, and there is now an undiscovered challenge in Arid Nexus Badlands that is not listed here. Does anyone know what it is, or whether is existed before the patch? 19:07, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Borderlands 2 Challenges


Pod Pew Pew - 10; 25; 40; 70; 100;

Short-Chained - 1; 5; 15; 30; 50;


Blue Sparks - 5; 15; 30; 50; 75;

Assault Rifle

This Is My Rifle... - 25; 100; 400; 1000; 2000;

...This Is My Gun - 10; 25; 75; 150; 300;

From My Cold, Dead Hands - 5; 15; 30; 50; 75;


Shotgun Surgeon - 10; 50; 100; 250; 500;

Shotgun! - 25; 100; 400; 1000; 2000;

Faceful of Buckshot - 50; 250; 100; 2500; 5000;

Shotgun Sniper - 10; 25; 75; 150; 300; 23:07, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Update of location-based challenges

After my profile.bin corruption, i've searched all my badass ranks already earned to modify erased value with cheat engine... I've found lot of ranks in BradyGame Guide and videos on youtube :p

=== Location-based challenges ===

Some challenges are tied to specific locations. These challenges have only a single level and award varying amounts of Badass Rank. There are at least 64 location-based challenges.
Challenge Objective Badass Rank
Arid Nexus - Badlands
Beginning of the End Uncover the lost audio recordings from Arid Nexus. 1
Boned Kill Bonehead 2.0. 4
Hey! Over Here! Find the hidden Claptrap. 4
Arid Nexus - Boneyard
Under Pressure Hit the hidden button at the refinery's base to summon Hyperion troops. Then, kill them. 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 1
Dead Air Kill DJ Hunter Hellquist while his portable radio is switched off. 10
Bloodshot Ramparts
The Last Place You Look Find all five missing car keys in Bloodshot Ramparts. 10
The Not-So-Phantom Tollbooth Pay the toll. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Bloodshot Stronghold
Give It a Whirl Kill an enemy by knocking him into the whirlpool. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Cut 'Em No Slack Defeat the splinter group in their assigned order. 5
Eff Yo' Couch Jump on all 5 couches in the Bloodshot Dam. 1
Bloodshot Memories Find the lost recordings of the Bloodshot clan. 1
Caustic Caverns
Can't Feel A Thing Stand in the corrosive ooze for thirty seconds without falling into Fight for Your Life. 1
Ever Blow Bubbles...? Use the corrosive bubbles to reach the broken rail. 1
Harcheck's Revenge Kill Blue before any of his leg crystals grow back. 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
I Bet I Can Make It (Hidden) Reach the small island across the corrosive ooze. 5
End of the Line
Master of All He Surveys Kill Wilhelm without destroying any of his surveyors. 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Eridium Blight
Tie Clip Cut Donkey Mong's tie without any players being hit by his barrels. 5
Can You Hear Me Now Destroy all 4 communication dishes. 1
Pipe Dreaming Walk on top of the Eridium pipeline. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Sumbols. 1
Bring Out the Big Guns Destroy all five Hyperion tower turrents. 1
Save the Turrets Complete the fight at the gate before the Loaders destroy the tower turrets. 10
'Twas Slag Killed the Beast Kill King Mong while he is Slagged. 1
Vault Hunter vs. The Volcano Get up close and personal with the volcano. 1
Friendship Gulag
In the Middle of the Night After night falls, alert a guard tower to your presence. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Frostburn Canyon
Totems of Fire Ignite all the hanging totems. 5
Praise Be to Scorch Kill Scorch without damaging his minions. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Burning Sensation Find Incinerator Clayton's chronicles of the Firehawk. 1
Hero's Pass
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
When Nature Calls Discover where engineers do their business. 1
Environmental Protection Disable the grinder arm control panels. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 10
Last Train to Nowhere Kill the bandit riding the five o' clock train. 10
Look Ma, No Hands Shoot a skag rider off his skag. 1
That's Impossible. Even for a... Land a grenade in the refinery's exhaust port. 5
Duel of Death Duel on the Main Street train tracks. 1
Do or Die Find out why Axton came to Pandora. 5
Shame the Foreman Kill Foreman Jasper without letting him construct any turrets. 5
Down with Big, Handsome Brother Destroy the security cameras located throughout Opportunity. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 10
Top o' the World Explore your way to three rooftops. 10
Opportunity Knocks Find the lost Hyoerion audio recordings in Opportunity. 1
Jackpot! Get three Vault Symbols or Triple Eridium Bars on the Lucky Shot slot machine. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the five hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Rise of the Crimson Raiders Uncover the history of Crimson Raiders. 1
Sanctuary Hole
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Sugar Shack Find the secret bandit shack. 1
Down the Rabbit Hole Jump in the big hole. 1
Sawtooth Cauldron
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 10
Race to the Top Get to the Buzzard Nest within two minutes of entering Sawtooth Cauldron. 5
Haiku Hitman Find out why Zero came to Pandora. 1
Happy Camper Find Avie's hidden campsite. 1
Southern Shelf
Make Boom Go Boom Kill Boom and Bewm without any players taking a direct shot from Big Bertha. 5
Fireproof Kill Flynt without any players taking damage from his dragon breath. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Southern Shelf - Bay
Midge-Mong Has No Friends Kill Midgemong and his rider before they summon backup. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
I Can See Your Corpse from Here! Find all four telescopes in Southern Shelf Bay. 1
Vault Hunter on Wire Get to Blackburn Cave via tightrope. 1
Southpaw Steam & Power
Boss Run Kill all four assassins within ten minutes. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 1
The Bunker
BNK-3R Buster Destroy BNK-3R without destroying any of his auto cannons. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 5
The Dust
The Van is Damned Find and loot the roaming Cara-Van. 5
If You're Not First, You're Last Complete the Hodunk Speedway within the time limit. 5
Dust to Dust Uncover the history behind the Zaford/Hodunk feud. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 10
I've Got a Crush on You Have a buddy crush you in the car crusher. 1
The Fridge
Trapped Rat Find the rat frozen in time. 10
Stiff Competition Do not kill any Midget Boners before killing Smash-Head. 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 1
The Rakk Knight Find Rakkman's audio diary. 1
It's Off to Hell We Go Kill all of Laney's midget companions before killing Laney herself. 1
Fairest of Them All Kill Laney before any of her midget companions die. 1
The Highlands
Winds of the Highlands Find all the windsocks. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 5
Failure to Communicate Find and destroy all Hyperion comm towers. 10
The Holy Spirits
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Thousand Cuts
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
A Grave Matter Smash all the tombstones in Slab Town. 1
Portrait of the Gunzerker as a Young Man Find out why Salvador came to Pandora. 1
Slab UHF Activate the radio tower atop Slab Town. 10
Three Horns - Divide
Man's Best Friends Kill Boll without hurting any of his poor snow skags. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 1
Three Horns - Valley
This Ain't My First Rodeo Explore your way to the top of the Happy Pig Motel sign. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Tundra Express
King of the Buzzard World Explore your way to the roofs of Buzzard Academy. 5
Positive Reinforcements Find and turn on the three alarms that summon bandit reinforcements. 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Do or Die (challenge)Vault Symbols. 1
What's Yours Is Mine Disable all of Tiny Tina's pink mines. 5
Bug Off Kill Madam Von Bartlesby without any players taking damage from her bug bombs. 10
Vault of the Warrior
The Warrior's Way Kill the Warrior without any players shooting his heart. 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1
Dying of the Light Find the last of the Fire Worshippers. 10
Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Siren's Song Find out why Maya came to Pandora. 1
Mordy's Secret Stashes Find Mordecai's three hidden stashes. 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 5
Bear Minimum Find five teddy bears trapped in stalker goo. 5
Ride Together, Die Together Kill Tumbaa and Pimon within ten seconds of each other. 10
Windshear Waste
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1

Game Engine (talk) 12:13, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Proposal: Direct links to subpages

I think we should link the Cult of the Vault links directly to the according subsection of the region, i.e. Cult of the Vault instead of Cult of the Vault(See code or click links to see what I mean). What do you think?

-- Ndscham (talk) 13:03, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I’ll update that. ^^
--EvilPuggy (talk) 18:58, December 1, 2012 (UTC)


The challenge marked "Hovermaker" is actually called "Hovernator" (like Schwarzenegger, the Governator) but there's no edit button and I'm too lazy to make an account, so there you go. -- A Wikia Contributor 21:25, 26 November, 2012 (UTC)

K, I’ll update it. --EvilPuggy (talk) 19:06, December 1, 2012 (UTC)

That's Impossible, Even for a Computer

That's Impossible, Even for a Computer is probably a reference to Star Wars IV. When the rebels plan to destroy the Death Star, they need to shoot through a 2m hole, where someone exclaimed "That's Impossible, Even for a Computer"

Borderlands 2 - Shotgun Challenges

The 'Open Wide!' challenge is only unlocked when Shotgun! Level 1 has been achieved. However, only one achievement will be marked as (undiscovered), even if there are more. 23:12, January 4, 2013 (UTC)

BL2 Total BAR?

Anyone know the total BAR available per character? Based on the challenge listings it looks like 18924 for the general challenges and another 452 for location specific(19376 total, not counting DLC) Pirate's Booty appears to add another 1408 combined and Torgue adds 1064. Dunno what Hammerlock adds

Rough guess would be ~24,000 BAR per character, challenges fully completed.

Killianmain1007Killiantalk1007 00:07, March 26, 2013 (UTC)

A Squall of violence

the melee challenge a Squall of violence 

this I think is a ref to final fantasy 8 where the main protagonist uses a "gunblade"  as his main weapon just wanted to add to the trivia.

I am pretty sure the default name for the main protagonist was Squall hence the ref.

The Challenge in Sir Hammerlock's DLC "Savage, Bloddy savage" is a reference to a sepultura song "Roots. Bloody roots"  -trivia

^^Didn't sign

Actually I think the Savage, Bloody Savage Challenge in Sir Hammerlock's DLC is more of a reference to the song Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath by the rock/heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Zaelocke (talk) 04:24, May 6, 2013 (UTC)


I think an applicable quote for this page would be Gaige's "The completionist in me is like YEEAAAH!" Hefe (talk) 17:43, September 19, 2013 (UTC)

Dat ass bomb

Apparently BL:TPS treats butt-slams as grenade damage. I dropped the ass on a tork and got a popup telling me I just made progress toward Home 'Nade Cooking. --Azaram (talk) 14:28, November 30, 2014 (UTC)

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