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Too Close For Missiles
Location The Dust
Given By Loggins
Level 9
Rewards 483 XP, SMG/Assault rifle
True Vault Hunter Mode
Level 37
Rewards $2,980, 5722 XP, Assault Rifle / SMG
Game Borderlands 2
Mission Type Optional mission

Walkthrough

Objective

Help Loggins get revenge on the gyro pilots.

  • Enter bandit camp
  • Ramp into bandit camp
  • Get volleyballs: 0/4
  • Get fuel canisters: 0/2
  • Douse net with gas
  • Light net with fire gun
  • Finish off shirtless men: 0/3

"An ex-gyro pilot named Loggins has been kicked out of his flight squad in The Dust. He's asked you to enact [an admittedly roundabout] revenge on them by destroying the volleyball they use to blow off steam in between air raids. Don't forget a fire or explosive weapon to finish the job!"

Strategy

The objectives are in the Goose's Roost, which can be accessed by jumping a vehicle in using rock spikes as a ramp. The camp is infested with bandits and buzzards in a close-quarters environment.

Once everything has been gathered, the volleyball net is then doused with flammable gas and set alight with an incendiary weapon. This draws the attention of several Shirtless Men, who will attack for burning their volleyball net. Killing them completes the mission objectives.

Completion

"Several years ago, the bandits of The Dust established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to ensure that the handful of men who survived were the best gyro pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the people of Pandora call it Gyro Training Camp. The flyers call it: THAT PLACE WE GO TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL."

Turn In: Loggins

"You can be my wingman, any time."

Notes

  • There is also an audio log inside the camp, a step towards completing The Good, the Bad, and the Mordecai.
  • Although the mission says 'fire weapon', any explosive weapon will work to burn the net, including a Tediore reload.

Trivia

  • The entire mission is rife with references to Top Gun; the title is just the beginning. Loggins frequently works lines (sometimes paraphrased) from the movie into his ECHO transmissions. "Goose's Roost" refers to a character from the movie with the callsign "Goose." Even the volleyballs' item card reads "That's classified." Loggins, the mission provider, is a reference to Kenny Loggins, the artist who performed "Danger Zone." "Danger Zone" is one of the more famous songs from the Top Gun soundtrack. The shirtless men (the final enemies in the revenge) are referencing the beach volleyball scene in the movie. And finally, "You can be my wingman, any time." is an exchange between Maverick and Iceman near the end of the movie. 
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