Guide By: Vuule. DLC: Hoju, bigdrama25 et al

There are 76 Trophies that can be earned in this title.

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  • Road Map
    • Overview
    • Step 1) Playthrough 1
    • Step 2) Playthrough 2 – True Vault Hunter Mode (1.5 playthrough)
    • Step 3) Clean Up / 3 Partial Playthroughs
    • Summary
    • Co-Op / Boosting
    • Tips, Tricks & Strategies
  • Trophy Guide
  • Mission Guide [1/2] (All Side Missions Guide)
  • Mission Guide [2/2] (Undiscovered Missions Guide)
  • Challenge Guide [1/3]
  • Challenge Guide [2/3]
  • Challenge Guide [3/3]

Removing updates/Exploits: There are numerous exploits that you can use to obtain some of the trophies. Please note, that if you’re going to delete any patches to use these exploits, to make a back-up of your save file. Not only did these patches remove exploits, they fixed quite a few bugs and glitches. Also, playing without patches on a save file that has been patched before, could cause save file corruption.

Step 1) Playthrough 1
Pick any of the 4 classes to your liking and start your adventure. You can choose to play solo, split-screen, or (split-screen) online. However, if you want to obtain the trophies as fast as possible, you’ll want to start out as either the Assassin (Zer0) or the Gunzerker (Salvador), since you need to reach level 31 and 25 with these to obtain 2 class specific trophies. The other 2 class specific trophies can be obtained as soon as you hit level 5. You can of course choose to do this later on when you’re more familiar with the game. Not to mention, the badass stat bonuses carry over to different characters, which will make it easier.

The platinum time for this game depends on many factors. Do you play co-op, solo, do you use boosting methods etc. But most of all, it depends on luck. Why? There are a few trophies which involve quite some luck. The following trophies require some luck: “Cute Loot“, “Definitely An Italian Plumber” & “Challenge Accepted“. They’re pretty easy, but they all depend on a rare spawn. Cute Loot requires a Chubby kill, but it’s a rare spawn. Same goes for Definitely An Italian Plumber, which requires a Donkey Mong kill. The Challenge Accepted trophy itself doesn’t require much luck, but there’s 1 challenge, the Jimmy Jenkins challenge, which requires you to kill Jimmy Jenkins, who also is a rare spawn. Probably even more rare than the other two. For more details, see the specific trophies.

There’s one other trophy that relies on a rare spawn, which is the “A Tribute to a Vault Hunter” trophy. He also is a rare spawn, but before the latest patch (1.01), he was a 100% spawn, until a certain progression in the main story. You can, if you really want, delete the patch and get a 100% spawn again. For more info, see the specific trophy.

The game itself shouldn’t be too difficult. If you have problems advancing through the story missions, go back and do some side missions instead. Leveling up is a great way to deal with any difficult situation. You can always leave a mission or area and come back later when you’ve leveled up some. Sometimes, just leveling up 2 levels will make a great difference. (Also, check out the tips given in Step 2 of this Road Map.)

If you find any purple loot but don’t like it and want to sell it, you might want to hold on to it for a while. There’s a trophy that requires you to have purple rated gear or better equipped in all slots. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding the required weapons, but class mods, relics, grenades and shields aren’t as easy to find. For more info, see the “Decked Out” trophy.

Most trophies should come by normal game play. But keep an eye out on your challenges list (, scroll all the way to the right with . At the Badass rank tabs, press ). You should be focusing on the many side missions first, but there are many specific challenges you’ll need to complete, such as killing enemies with a certain element, or using certain shields. So if you normally don’t use a certain shield or weapon, you might want to keep them, or try to complete those challenges as soon as possible. The challenges do carry over into playthrough 2. Most challenges should complete by normal game play. There are 2 challenges you probably want to keep an eye on from the beginning, else this will require some grinding at the end. It’s the ‘Open Wide!’ Shotgun challenge, which requires 750 up-close kills. And the ‘Splish Splash‘ Rocket Launcher challenge, which requires 200 splash damage kills. For more detailed info, see the “Challenge Accepted” trophy and the challenge guide.

Also, be on the lookout for any ‘!’ on your maps. These are side missions you can start. There are 2 related trophies, one of which is to complete all the side missions in the game. So always check whether you can start new side missions and where you need to complete these. Sometimes you can complete multiple ones at once because their objectives are close to each other. Sadly, you can’t track more than 1 mission at a time. These side missions are also a great way to gain experience and loot. 1 Side Mission (‘You.Will.Die (Seriously)’ – Terramorphous) can only be done after completing the Main Story Line and you probably want to be level 50 first. Side missions don’t carry over to playthrough 2, but you can always go back to Playthrough 1, where you can complete any side missions you’ve got left. (From the main menu, press , load existing character and choose ‘Normal’. Choose to continue and you’ll spawn wherever you were in Playthrough 2.)

Once you’ve completed the main story line and did every side mission possible, you probably want to discover every location and uncover any black/grey spots on your map for the “World Traveler” trophy. Doing so will also net you the 4 other (area specific) trophies, the “Urban Explorer“, “Arctic Explorer“, “Highlands Explorer” and “Blight Explorer” trophy. You can also do this on playthrough 2, since every location you’ve discovered in Playthrough 1, doesn’t have to be re-discovered.

Step 2) Playthrough 2 – True Vault Hunter Mode (1.5 playthrough)
After the last mission, you can back out of the game and choose to continue. However, this time you can choose to start playthrough 2 (True Vault Hunter Mode) or playthrough 1 (normal mode). Playthrough 2 is like a New Game Plus (NG+). It’s exactly the same, however this time you’ll face more, stronger and different kind of enemies (level 31+, more badasses, stronger weapons, better tactics, etc.)

If you’re having difficulty with Playthrough 2, read the tips, tricks and strategies at the bottom of this Road Map.

You don’t actually have to complete all the playthrough 2’s story missions. You start playthrough 2 so that you can level up to level 50 for the required trophy, and so that you can kill Terramorphous. You can of course, choose to complete the story again. Once you’ve obtained level 50, you can go back to playthrough 1 and finish the ‘You.Will.Die. (Seriously.)’ mission there, which requires you to kill Terramorphous. Or do this at the end of playthrough 2. For more detailed info, see the “Capped Out…For Now” (Level 50) and “Thresher Thrashed” (Terramorphous) Trophy. To go back to playthrough 1, at the main menu press and load an existing character. Choose ‘Normal mode.

Just a heads up for when you beat the Main Story line in Playthrough 2. You’ll enter ‘Playthrough 2.5’ automatically (unofficially named that way since Borderlands 1). All enemies will be level 52 this time around.

Step 3) Clean Up / 3 Partial Playthroughs
Once you’ve done both playthroughs (or 1.5 playthroughs), it’s time to clean up any trophy you’ve left if you haven’t done so already. Either in your first playthrough or your second. Doing it on your first playthrough is easier of course. To go back to playthrough 1, at the main menu press and load an existing character. Choose ‘Normal mode.

If you’ve obtained every trophy possible on your character, you’ll have 3 trophies left, which are specific to the classes you haven’t played. You’ll need to play with each character up to level 5 to unlock their action skill. While you can obtain the class specific trophies from the Commando and Siren as soon as you get to level 5, you’ll need to reach level 25 with the Gunzerker and level 31 with the Assassin first. See the specific trophies (“Sabre Rattler”, “Phased and Confused”, “So Much Blood!” & “Unseen Predator”), for detailed info.

You can power level your characters if you want, either in co-op or split-screen. If you have a friend that’s a high level (level 50 preferred), or find someone in the Co-Op Partners Thread, if you join their game and they start killing enemies and doing (side) missions, you’ll level up very quickly.

The following exploit will no longer work as of Update 1.03!
There’s also a small exploit which allows you to power level your characters to level 30 within 15 minutes. To do this, you’ll first have to progress through the main story until you meet Tiny Tina. Do the main mission she gives you and she’ll give you side missions afterwards. Complete the ‘You Are Cordially Invited’ mission until you get the ‘You Are Cordially Invited: RSVP’ mission. You can start this mission, but don’t complete it.

Start the mission and do the following:

  1. Get a co-op partner or use split-screen.
  2. 1 player will go to Flesh Stick, while the other will stay at Tiny Tina.
  3. Player 1 will kill Flesh Stick, which will result in a failed mission.
  4. Player 2 will start the mission again by talking to Tiny Tina after failing the mission.
    • Player 2 shouldn’t start the mission to fast, else Flesh Stick might glitch and not spawn. If this happens, either leave Tundra Express and go back, or quit the game and continue afterwards.
  5. Repeat from 3.

Summary
So in short, this is what you would want to do.

  1. Go through the story line.
  2. When you reach The Sanctuary, find Michael for the “Tribute To A Vault Hunter” trophy.
  3. Pick up any side missions (marked with a ‘!’ on the map) and complete them if you want.
  4. Most challenges will come by normal game play, but keep an eye out on some of them.
  5. If you find purple/orange loot, even if you don’t like it, you might want to keep it for the “Decked Out” trophy.
  6. Once you’ve completed the story line, start and complete any side mission you’ve got left for the “Did It All“ trophy. (1 Side Mission (‘You.Will.Die (Seriously)’ – Terramorphous) can only be done after completing the Main Story Line and you probably want to be level 50.)
  7. Once that’s done, complete any challenge you’ve got left.
  8. If you haven’t discovered every location yet, this is probably the time you want to do it.

When that’s done.

  1. Start playthrough 2 to get up to level 50.
  2. Kill Terramorphous for the “Thresher Thrashed” trophy, either on playthrough 1 or 2.

And last but not least.

  1. Start 3 new partial playthroughs with the characters you haven’t played yet for their specific trophies, “Sabre Rattler”, “Phased and Confused”, “So Much Blood!” & “Unseen Predator”.

Co-Op / Boosting
Every trophy can also be obtained in Co-op mode. For some however, you need to be the one to perform a certain action to unlock the required trophy, because it won’t unlock for everyone, such as killing a Chubby (“Cute Loot” trophy) and killing a level 4 Goliath (“Goliath, Meet David” trophy) for example. Do remember that playing co-op will make the enemies tougher, but the loot better!

On top of that, any side mission that has been completed in co-op, once you return back to your single player game, the game will ask you: “Would you like to skip missions you have already completed in another session?”. If you choose to do so, you don’t have to do them again.

This can also be done in split-screen, but as of right now, split-screen is bugged! Either sign out of PSN (signing out isn’t a guarantee it won’t happen though) and play split-screen, or don’t play it all. Doing so may reset completely reset your character. If you really wish to use split-screen, make a back-up of your save file(s). Better save than sorry.

Tips, Tricks & Strategies

  • Cover! You can press and stay behind cover when you need it. There are also many obstacles with gaps and holes where you can shoot through. It seems enemies can’t shoot through them, or aren’t accurate enough to do so.
    Example:
  • Jumping out of cover and shooting is also a great technique.
  • Keep moving! Wait.. You just told me to take cover? Yes. But if you can’t take any cover, you’ll want to keep moving. Strafing is best.
  • Don’t rush it. Sometimes you got to take a moment and regain some shield/health.
  • Watch your surroundings. There are many barrels which you can shoot to explode. While you can use this to your advantage, be careful not to stand too close to one yourself. There are even some plants you can shoot that deal damage.
  • High grounds. There are ladders, rocks and buildings everywhere. Use it to your advantage.
  • Use distance and unaware enemies to your advantage. From a distance, enemies have a hard time hitting you. Enemies are also unaware of you at first, making them an easy target. Sometimes enemies will stay idle or go into an idle position if you keep some distance.
  • When in Fight for your Life stance, you can swap weapons and still move, but very slowly.
  • You can use your surroundings for a second wind, such as barrels and certain plants. You do need to kill an enemy with it.
  • Be careful when you respawn. Enemies and even bosses will regain their health. (Not in Co-op mode though.)
  • Grenades. Don’t forget you have grenades. Throw these by pressing .
  • Make good use of your action skill. Use it by pressing . Also, invest some skillpoints in action skill based skills.
  • Don’t forget to invest your skill points when you level up.
  • Use the minimap. It’ll tell you enemy locations (red diamonds) when in battle.
  • When in battle and you need to reload, swapping weapons instead can sometimes be a better idea (press , use the or press and hold and use the )
  • You can cancel a part of the reload animation. When a new magazine has been added, you can pretty much do anything (melee , throw grenades etc) to cancel out the last part of the animation. May require a bit practice.
  • Equipment/loot. Always check your equipment and the dropped loot. Check the area for crates, such as ammo crates and weapon crates. Always make sure you have the best items equipped for the situation. (Personal preference of course.) Read the description of your equipment carefully. Sometimes they have extra benefits. Or negatives..
  • Know your enemy. Not only their weaknesses and strengths. Know their tactics. Most enemies that throw something at you can be shot out of air. Some enemies will also throw grenades, or drop a live one when killed. Some will even rush you and commit suicide by using a grenade. There are too many enemies to list all their weaknesses, strengths and whatnot, so it’s best you find out yourself and take notice.
  • Each enemy has a body part which causes critical damage when hit. For most enemies, this is the head. Watch for the ‘CRITICAL’ to pop up.
  • Elemental effects. If you’re shooting an enemy and instead of damage it says ‘RESIST’, quickly swap to a different element. Also, some elements work better against certain enemies.
    • Use Shock (and Corrosive) against enemies with shields (blue bar above their health). (Enemies that can turn invisible, can’t do so without a shield.)
    • Corrosive (and Explosive) against armor (Bots / Yellow health Bar / Might have the word ‘armor’ in their name).
    • Fire works best against human types and insects (Fleshy types/Red Health bar only).
    • Use Slag to deal bonus damage. If you slag an enemy (becomes purple), you’ll do bonus damage with all the other elements.
  • Badass ranks. Always check your challenges and which ones are easy to complete. Obtaining Badass ranks means obtaining tokens. With these tokens, you can get many bonus stats. And best of all, your Badass stat bonusses carry over between playthroughs!

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Captain Scarlet and her Pirate’s Booty DLC:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: Solo: 3/10 – Co-op: 1/10
  • Total Trophies: 3 | 1 1 1
    • Offline Trophies: 3
    • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5-10 hours (depending on your level/boosting/co-op/equipment).
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: None.
  • Glitched trophies: 1 – Gadabout. (Unlocks early on PS3. Unobtainable on Vita. Works properly on PS4.)
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No cheats available.
  • Extra equipment needed: None.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: There is no difficulty option (other than Playthrough 2+2.5 which are harder than Playthrough 1).

General Information

  • You access this DLC by fast travelling to Oasis via a Fast Travel Station.
  • There’s no set level to start this DLC but you probably want to be level 15+.
  • The enemies scale to your level.
  • Just like with the game itself, the DLC has a Normal Mode (Playthrough 1), True Vault Hunter Mode (TVHM, Playthrough 2) and a Playthrough 2.5.
    • Playthrough 1 enemy levels: ~15 – 35
    • Playthrough 2 enemy levels: ~35 – 50
    • Playthrough 2.5 enemy levels: ~49 – 52

Step 1) Complete the Main Missions
Simply complete the main story and pick up any side missions you come across in the mean time. You can decide to complete these right away or keep them for later, after completing the main missions first.

Just a heads up for when you beat the Main Story line in Playthrough 2, you’ll enter ‘Playthrough 2.5’ automatically (unofficially named that way since Borderlands 1). All enemies will be level 52 this time around.

Step 2) Complete the Side Missions
If you haven’t done so already, complete every side mission. The side missions aren’t difficult but there are two side missions at the end of the main story that might give you some trouble, which are:

As of Update 1.03 Hyperius and Master Gee their levels have been lowered to lv32 in Playthrough 1 (Normal Mode), which makes them very easy opponents when you’re level 50 yourself!

  • Hyperius the Invincible (Click here for strategies on how to beat him).
  • Master Gee the Invincible (Click here for strategies on how to beat him).

Note that as of the 1.08 patch (the latest is 1.14 on PS3, 1.07 on Vita and 1.02 on PS4), the lockout timers for Hyperius and Master Gee have been permanently removed.

[strike]Hyperius and Master Gee can only be defeated once a day. If you try to kill them with a co-op partner that has killed them in the past 24 hours, you won’t be able to. You can, however, set your PS3’s clock 24 hours ahead of time each time you kill them. Don’t set your clock too far ahead as this will lock you out from both fights forever! The game will register the exact date when you’ve last killed any of them. Meaning if you set your date to (for example) 13/11/2015, the next time you’ll have to set it to 14/11/2015, which can only be done so many times, up to a certain date[/strike]).

Step 3) Discover every location..? (Not really)
This the last step where I would say: ‘Do every main and side mission first and than discover all the named locations and uncover any grey spots’ but this trophy, called “Gadabout“, seems to be glitched. It’s a good kind of glitch though as it unlocks before discovering every named location. It probably unlocks even before completing half the main missions. No need to discover every named location and grey spots on the map like in the vanilla game, (you’ll discover most of it by doing all main and side missions though).

Read this if you’re playing on Vita or PS4.

It should be noted that the “Gadabout” trophy [..] is unobtainable in the Vita version but works properly on the PS4.

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Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage DLC:

Roadmap

Overview

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
  • Total Trophies: 3 (1, 1, 1)
  • Offline Trophies: 3
  • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5 -15 hours (Depends on level, playthrough, equipment, etc).
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: None.
  • Glitched trophies: 1 – Obsessed .
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No cheats available.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: No but playing on Playthrough 2, 2.5 or 3 will make the trophies harder to get than on Playthrough 1.

Introduction
The trophies for this DLC are straightforward. I’m not completely sure why but you have beaten the main game and it is saved in your profile data, then the Motorhead trophy will have a few missions that recommend you be level 49 (in Playthrough 1). These are noted in the guide. The Motorhead trophy is not glitched per say, but it is worth mentioning that a few people have different concepts of how to obtain it. You should not have to complete any of the “Tier 3 Rematch” missions, but if you activate a single rematch you may have to complete it and others to get the trophy; I will not list them in the mission guide as they are in the same location as the previous ones and to avoid activating a quest that that could make it take longer to 100%. Here is some general information:

  • You access this DLC by fast travelling to Badass Crater of Badassitude via a Fast Travel Station.
  • The enemies scale to your level.
  • With recent hot fixes it may or may not be beneficial to play signed onto the PSN.
  • The DLC can be played Normal Mode (Playthrough 1), True Vault Hunter Mode (TVHM, Playthrough 2) and Playthrough 2.5 as you can in the main game. If you have downloaded the level cap increase DLC instead of Playthrough 2.5 you will have the choice to enter Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (UVHM, Playthrough 3)
    • Playthrough 1 enemy levels: ~15 – 32
    • Playthrough 2 enemy levels: ~32 – 52
    • Playthrough 2.5 enemy levels: ~49 – 54
    • Playthrough 3 enemy level: ~50 – 64

Step 1) Complete all Main Missions
Complete the main story. It is okay to start finishing side missions as you play through the story, but you can also wait to finish them until after you complete the main missions; at the very least activate the side missions not out of your way because it is likely that you can complete them as you are completing the main missions. Do not forget to pick up any pictures of Moxxi you see drop from enemies.

Step 2) Complete all Side Missions
Activate and complete any side missions you have left aside. Most side missions are straightforward. The only missions that might prove difficult are the following:

As of April 4th, 2013, if signed into the PSN, a Hot Fix will not allow enemies above level 50 to appear in the “Tier 3 Battle” missions while playing in Playthrough 1 (Normal Mode) or Playthrough 2 (TVHM).

  • Tier 3 Battle: Bar Room Blitz & Tier 3 Battle: The Death Race (See here for strategies on how to complete)

As of Update 1.03 Pete the Invincible has had his level lowered to lv32 in Playthrough 1 (Normal Mode)

  • Defeat Pete the Invincible (See here for strategies on how to complete)

Step 3) Clean-up: Collect Pictures of Moxxi
All you should have left is to collect pictures of Moxxi. You will probably have collected a few pictures while playing normally and now just need to collect the rest. Beware that the Obsessed trophy these are required for is glitched so you may find yourself collecting more than 10. A good place to farm for these is in Pyro Pete’s Bar continuously repeating the mission Tier 3 Rematch: Bar Room Blitz until the trophy pops.

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Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC:

Roadmap

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: Solo: N/A – Co-op: N/A (no difficulty thread but my opinion is 1/10 for both solo and co-op, I’m told others feel this is more like a 6/10 on normal, though I’m unsure as to their level while playing and a 10/10 on later playthroughs)
  • Total Trophies: 3 | 1 , 1, 1
  • Offline Trophies: 3
  • Online Trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3-15 hours (may vary greatly depending on playthrough, level, co-op, equipment and luck finding the rare monsters).
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 1 – “Been There” you need make sure you unlock the entirety of the map on the Sunken Cargo Room as you can’t get back there without redoing the main game or finding somebody online.
  • Glitched trophies: 0 though one description is misleading
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No cheats available.
  • Extra equipment needed: None.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: There is no difficulty option (other than Playthrough 2 and 2.5 which are harder than Playthrough 1).

 

General Info

  • You access this DLC by fast travelling to Hunter’s Grotto via a Fast Travel Station
  • While there is no set level for the DLC you should start out above level 28, when I began it with a level 19 Commando the enemies were level 29. The guide and roadmap were written as a level 50 Mechromancer playing on Playthrough 1 to speed my obtaining of the trophies. The enemy level range appears to be 29-37 on Playthrough 1. If playing just for trophies it is suggested that you play as level 50 or higher on Playthrough 1.
  • The enemies will scale to a point as with the rest of the game
  • The DLC has the same difficulties as the main game

Step 1: Complete the Main Missions
Just beat the four main missions in this DLC. Accept any side missions you come across especially “I Like My Monsters Rare”, you can complete the side missions during this step if you like or wait for Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the Side Missions
If the side missions were not completed in Step 1 then now is the time to do them. As with the other raid bosses Voracidous is quite weak, level 37 on Playthrough 1 (Normal) so make things easy on yourself and play on that difficulty.

The 1.08 patch has made Voracidous harder to kill on Playthrough 3 by increasing the strength of his shield. It has also permanently disabled the 24hr lockout on Voracidous and the optional Raid Boss “Dexiduous the Invincible”.

I’ve killed Voracidous back to back several times but thought it was a glitch, turns out it is meant to be that way.

Step 3: Discovered every named location and then some
You may actually complete Step 3 during Steps 1 and 2 so rather than finding the named locations, you actually have to complete the map in its entirety to get this trophy. It’s a pain in the butt, however, you should have most of them anyway just by doing quests.

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Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC:

Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (DLC Difficulty thread)
  • Offline trophies: 10 (7, 3)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 3-5hrs but this depends heavily on which playthrough you’re on
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: None
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies? No cheats available.

Warning to Vita players: This DLC was never released on the Vita so currently these trophies can only be earned in the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game.

INTRODUCTION:

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the 4th story DLC for Borderlands 2. Unlike the others this DLC doesn’t require you to play through all the missions, however there are still some tricky missions and a Raid Boss to deal with. I recommend playing on normal if you’re playing solo as this will make the Raid Boss fairly simple to beat. To start this DLC, you need to Fast Travel to the “Unassuming Docks”.

WALKTHROUGH:

Step 1: Play the story

Start out by playing through the main quests. This will get you Slew Mister Boney Pants Guy, Yaaaaaay and Shorty, You So Best. During the quest you can easily get They Was All “Hey That’s Mine” and It’s Like That One Video.

Step 2: Play the side missions

You do not need to play all the side missions to get the trophies, just ten of them. See each trophy for the specific mission.

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Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC:

After the conclusions to both Borderlands 2 and Tales from the Borderlands, the Crimson Raiders have had their sights set to the stars, trying to figure out a way to decipher the Vault Map and leave Pandora to hunt down more Vaults before they fall into the wrong hands. However, while they were busy looking forward, they forgot to watch their backs.

Colonel Hector, leader of a Dahl battalion long abandoned by their superiors and unknown to the Crimson Raiders, assaults and claims the flying city of Sanctuary and the Vault Key, bent on infecting Pandora with a gas that he believes will transform the planet into the paradise his old Dahl superiors promised him and his men many years ago. It is now the Vault Hunters’ job to stop Hector and his New Pandora army before he infects the entirety of the planet.

“Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary” is actually one of the easier DLCs to reach 100% trophy-wise, since there are no requirements for reaching a certain level or revealing every map but I do suggest that you have the full game and all other DLCs completed beforehand because it’s rather important story-wise, as well as making the game much easier since you most likely will be at a very high level (I was at 72). To make things easier, choose to play on normal mode so the levels of the baddies are around 32-40. If for some reason you do not have a character anywhere near a high-enough level and you just want to play the DLC, there is a new option of starting with a pre-made character at level 30, with some cash and good gear – you could use one of them instead to start the DLC; however, you will need to reach a Fast Travel station first in order to start it.

Just one final thing to note: This DLC is only available for the PS4 version of the game, because the PS3 and Vita versions are out of memory. The VR version will be getting this at some point in 2019.

Step 1: Play Through the Main Story Missions and Claptrap’s Side Mission

During this step, you should simply focus on playing through the story missions. When you reach Chapter 5, find Claptrap in Dahl Abandon for his side mission. This step includes the two missable trophies, that involve Tiny Tina during the main mission in Chapter 4 and Claptrap’s side mission during the main mission in Chapter 5 so be sure to do those requirements as soon as you come across them.

At the end of this step, you should have these trophies:

Anyway, Here’s “Firewall”
Chocolate Chip Confirmed
Decrypted!
3 or Bust

Step 2: Effervescent Gear and Haderax

During this step, you will need to have all of your equipment slots filled with Effervescent gear, the new gear rarity, except for the Class Mod. You will also be fighting the new farm boss, Haderax the Invincible, which in normal mode will be at level 40 (be sure you are at or above that level before fighting him). Most likely, you will get most of the Effervescent gear through normal play but you may have to grind a bit for an Effervescent grenade.

At the end of this step, you will have these trophies:

Painbow Connection
Spicy Boy

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Borderland Defender Round Two Unlocked all Borderlands™ 2 trophies (1)  Challenge Accepted Completed level 1 of all non-level-specific challenges with a single character   (23) 

Glitch warning: This trophy might temporarily glitch on you. If for some reason the trophy doesn’t unlock, even though you’ve completed every required challenge (make sure you’ve completed the hidden ones to!), complete/level up any random challenge and the trophy should unlock.

General warning: Do not use the following option before obtaining this trophy!
As of update 1.03, players can now reset all challenge progress for a character once they’ve completed 85% of all non-DLC, non-area-specific challenge levels. This will keep the player’s current challenge bonuses and rank, but reset all challenge progress to 0 and allow challenges to be re-completed for additional ranks and bonuses. This option will appear as a tooltip at the bottom of the “challenges” screen within the status menu if the player has met the criteria.

As of Update 1.03, there are non-discovered challenges, will show up as [Undiscovered]. Simply keep playing the game for them to unlock.

Borderlands 2 has a huge list of challenges. Every time you complete a challenge, you’ll gain some Badass Ranks. Press to open the menu. Go to the Badass Rank tab by pressing or . Now press once to see all the challenges. Not all will show up immediately. Some require progression, while others require other challenges to be completed first. Even though some challenges are hidden, you can complete them while they’re hidden (you do need to unlock them first before it actually counts as completed of course). For example, if you get ‘Splish Splash’ to level 5, ‘Catch-A-Rocket’ will unlock, which requires to kill enemies with direct rocket hits. If you complete ‘Splish Splash’, but in the meantime also killed enemies with direct rockets, once you unlock ‘Catch-A-Rocket’ it’ll be completed right away.

(There are 2 challenges you probably want to keep an eye on from the beginning, else this will require some grinding at the end. It’s the ‘Open Wide!‘ Shotgun challenge, which requires 750 up-close kills. And the ‘Splish Splash‘ Rocket Launcher challenge, which requires 200 splash damage kills.)

When you complete a challenge or get close to completing one, a pop up will appear in the bottom left corner, above your shield/health. A great way to keep track of the challenges you still need to complete, is by highlighting the challenge and pressing to ‘watch’ these and put them on top of your list. Challenges carry over between playthroughs.

You’ll need to complete level 1 of all of these, (you’ll need to see a ‘2’ next to the challenge), except for the level-specific challenges, which can be found at the bottom of the challenges tab, after the ‘Miscellaneous’ challenges. (With level-specific, they mean the challenges listed under certain areas, such as Southern Shelf, Frostburn Canyon etc. Most of these require Vault Symbols and Echo’s to be found and more challenges specific to that area.)

For a complete list and guide:

Goliath, Meet David Allowed a Goliath to level up four times before killing him (4) 

A Goliath looks like a huge buffed bandit, wearing a helmet. There are a few different types of Goliaths, but you’ll need to do this with a normal Goliath. To get him to level up, you’ll have to shoot of his helmet, which can easily be done by just aiming and carefully shooting at it. (You’ll hear a distinctive sound when you do.) Once he loses his helmet, he’ll go into a rage mode. When he goes into rage mode, he will start to attack anyone near him. If he kills an enemy, he will gain experience and level up. Make sure you protect him and you might want to weaken stronger enemies so that he can kill them with 1 hit. Don’t get too close though, else he’ll attack you.

A great place to try this is at the Frostburn Canyon entrance (as seen in the video). You’ll be able to find 2 Goliaths here. Throughout the game you’ll come across many Goliaths, so you can always try at different places. The easiest way of doing this is by leveling up and by using a weak weapon on a low level Goliath, so you won’t instantly kill the Goliath or get yourself killed. If you’re playing co-op, you need to be the one to kill the Goliath to unlock the trophy.

You’ll have to make sure he levels up 5 times. Once he reaches level 6, his name will change to ‘Fatal God-Liath’. He’ll get a different name every time he levels up. An orange aura will also appear when he levels. The names are as followed:

  • Level 1: Goliath
  • Level 2: Raging Goliath
  • Level 3: Badass Goliath
  • Level 4: Super Badass Goliath
  • Level 5: Ultimate Badass Goliath
  • Level 6: Fatal God-Liath.

Went Five Rounds Completed Round 5 of any Circle of Slaughter  

You can find the Circle of Slaughter at 3 different locations.

  1. The first location is at The Fridge, called Fink’s Slaughterhouse. This is the easier CoS of the two (level 17-20). You’ll get here automatically when you progress through the main story line. If you fast travel here, it’s directly in front of you, called the Fink’s Slaughterhouse. Enter it and talk to Frink. When you accept the mission, go inside and walk up the stairs in the middle and push the button to start the CoS.
  2. The second location is at Ore Chasm. This is the harder CoS of the two (level 27-29). It’s found by going to the ‘Eridium Blight’ area. (You’ll discover Eridium Blight by progressing through the main story line.) Talk to the Innuendobot 5000. When you accept the mission, go through the doors and down the elevator. Step inside the gigantic circle on the ground to start the CoS.
  3. While it isn’t a Circle of Slaughter, you can also complete the Creature Slaughter Dome DLC at the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve to obtain this trophy. (Thanks Terminator)

(It doesn’t matter which one you complete for this trophy, but you need to complete them both anyway. Both of these Circle of Slaughters consist of 5 side missions, 1 for each wave. They all need to be completed for the “Did It All” trophy, which requires you to complete every side mission.)

Each progressing round consists of 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 waves with an increase of difficulty per wave and round. (Even though, for example, round 2 says 4 waves, as soon as you complete wave 3/4 and it hits wave 4/4, the round has been completed.) There are also side objectives, where you’ll have to kill a number of enemies with critical hits. You don’t have to complete these do you want to advance through the rounds/waves.

Be prepared for some slaughter, so stock up on ammo and weapons. The enemies itself don’t drop much ammo, so get yourself some increases magazines from the Black Market if necessary. When you fail a wave, you’ll fail the whole round and you’ll have to start over. You don’t have to do all 5 rounds at once. You can complete as many as you want and return later on to start where you’ve left off. You can’t combine the 2 different Circles of Slaughter. Meaning, if you do 2 rounds at Fridge, you won’t start at round 3 at Ore Chasm.

If you’re having difficulty with this, either level up some more or you could always try it in co-op. The enemies become tougher, but with a player controlled character on your side, you should have nothing to worry about. You can of course always get help from a level 50 if needed. (You can also start playthrough 2 (True Vault Hunter Mode) if you’ve finished Playthrough 1 (Normal Mode) and level up to level 50 and return back to Playthrough 1. Level 50 versus level 20-30’s? Easy!)

Fridge:
This CoS will spawn bandits enemies, so you mainly want to use Fire weapons. Also a great tactic, Goliaths will spawn. Shoot of their helmets and they will help you out a bit. Don’t let them level up to much though, else they might just pound you to the next spawn station.

A great hiding place, seems to be the pipes stacked on each other on the ground. (When you push the button to start the round, it’s on the left of you.) Watch out with enemies from above though. Crouch to get the most protection. Also be careful with rushing bandits. Mostly the suicide and Badass versions. Not to mention, enemy spawns on the lower floor, right in front of you. Staying on the tower might seem like a good idea, but many bandits will simply jump towards you, or throw grenades at you.

Ore Chasm:
This Cos will spawn Hyperion enemies (bots), so you mainly want to use Corrosive and Explosive weapons. Fire will also work great against the engineers. Shooting off the legs of the bots is a great way to slow them down. If any ION bot puts up a shield, throw an ‘Area of Effect’ (AoE) grenade at him. It will spin and try to track it for awhile, but will soon attach to the ground next to it and damage the bot, even with its shield up.

A great hiding place for this one would be the 2 platforms hanging over the cliff in the back. (Be careful not to drop down into the lava!) Most of the enemies won’t get to you and you got some great cover. And when having enough distance, some enemies will go idle, which is a great time to recover some shield if necessary, or attack them of course. (Be careful in round 4 though, an enemy drop ship will appear right behind you.) Aim for their critical spots, which are their ‘limbs’. Shoot them off to kill them quickly. You know where the enemies will spawn, because of a red light that will start to signal. So if it’s close to you, better find a different spot.

Not Quite Dead Reached level 5  

See the “Capped Out…For Now” trophy.

Better Than You Were Reached level 10  

See the “Capped Out…For Now” trophy.

Always Improving Reached level 25  

See the “Capped Out…For Now” trophy.

Capped Out…For Now Reached level 50 (18) 

Level 50 requires 3.429.728 experience. You won’t reach level 50 on your first playthrough. After your first playthrough, you’ll be somewhere between level 28 and 32. Trying to reach level 50 on your first playthrough is pretty much impossible, since the enemies won’t scale and only grant 1 exp per kill later on. You can track the exact amount of exp/exp needed at the bottom of your missions tab.

Once you’re done with the first playthrough (completed the main story line), back out of the game to the main menu. From there choose to continue and start playthrough 2 (True Vault Hunter Mode). As mentioned in the roadmap, playthrough 2 is pretty much the same, only the enemies this time are much stronger. You should reach level 50 somewhere on half completing the main story line. If not, you should easily have obtained level 50 after completing your second playthrough.

There are also relics that grant exp bonuses, such as the ‘Moxxi’s Endowment’ Relic for example, which gives an extra 5.0% exp gain from combat. (You can acquire this relic by doing the ‘The Good, The Bad, and the Mordecai’ side mission. There are probably many more (and better) to be found though.)

Once you’ve obtained level 50, you can return to playthrough 1 if you want and obtain any trophy you’ve got left. To go back to playthrough 1. From the main menu, press , load existing character and choose ‘Normal’. Choose to continue and you’ll spawn wherever you were in Playthrough 2.

If you don’t feel like leveling up to 50, you can always try the boosting/power level methods mentioned in the Road Map.

Arctic Explorer Discovered all named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, and Frostburn Canyon (1) 

Three Horns
To discover every location in Three Horns – Devide/Valley, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

Three Horns – Devide

  • Main Mission(s): Road to Sanctuary
  • Side Mission(s): None

Three Horns – Valley

  • Main Mission(s): A Dam Fine Rescue
  • Side Mission(s): None

Tundra Express
To discover every location in Tundra Express, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): A Train to Catch
  • Side Mission(s): None

Frostburn Canyon
To discover every location in Frostburn Canyon, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): Hunting the Firehawk
  • Side Mission(s): None

Urban Explorer Discovered all named locations in Sanctuary, Opportunity, and Lynchwood  

Sanctuary
To discover every location in Sanctuary, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): Plan B
  • Side Mission(s): None

Opportunity
To discover every location in Opportunity, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): The Man Who Would Be Jack
  • Side Mission(s): None

Lynchwood
To discover every location in Lynchwood, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): A Dam Fine Rescue
  • Side Mission(s): None

Highlands Explorer Discovered all named locations in The Highlands, Thousand Cuts, and Wildlife Exploitation Preserve  

The Highlands
To discover every location in The Highlands – Outwash/Extraction Plant/Overlook/Hyperion Bridge, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

The Highlands – Outwash

  • Main Mission(s): Bright Lights, Flying City
  • Side Mission(s): None

The Highlands – Extraction Plant/Overlook/Hyperion Bridge

  • Main Mission(s): Bright Lights, Flying City
  • Side Mission(s): None

Thousand Cuts
To discover every location in Thousand Cuts, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): Where Angels Fear to Tread
  • Side Mission(s): None

Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
To discover every location in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): Wildlife Preserve
  • Side Mission(s): None

Blight Explorer Discovered all named locations in Eridium Blight, Arid Nexus, and Sawtooth Cauldron (2) 

Eridium Blight
To discover every location in Eridium Blight, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): A Dam Fine Rescue
  • Side Mission(s): None

Arid Nexus
To discover every location in Arid Nexus – Boneyard/Badlands, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

Arid Nexus – Boneyard

  • Main Mission(s): Data Mining
  • Side Mission(s): None

Arid Nexus – Badlands

  • Main Mission(s): Talon of God
  • Side Mission(s): None

Sawtooth Cauldron
To discover every location in Sawtooth Cauldron, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Mission(s): Toil and Trouble
  • Side Mission(s): None

World Traveler Discovered all named locations (7) 

There are area specific trophies, which are “Arctic Explorer”, “Urban Explorer”, “Highlands Explorer” & “Blight Explorer”. Even if you’ve obtain those trophies, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll obtain this trophy. This one requires you to discover all named locations and uncover all the black spots/grey areas on your map, even if they don’t have a name. Not all locations are mentioned in those 4 trophies either. There are many more locations than just the ones mentioned. If you’ve obtained any of those 4 trophies, you don’t have to go to those locations again. You’ve discovered all you can there is to discover there.

Before trying to obtain this trophy, progress through the main story line enough, or completely finish it to open up every possible area. Also complete every side mission first (the “Did It All” trophy), doing this will make you discover many areas. Some areas can only be discovered by starting certain side missions. Check the 4 mentioned trophies before to see which Main/Side missions you need to complete. For the rest of the map, either use the world map (spoiler tag) or use the following list.

To discover every location which aren’t mentioned in the 4 other trophies, you’ll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Missions: All
  • Side Missions: Clan War: Starting the War / Clan War: First Place / Clan War: Reach the Dead Drop / Clan War: End of the Rainbow / Splinter Group / The Cold Shoulder / / Minecart Mischief / The Lost Treasure / Swallowed Whole.

There’s no way of checking what areas you’ve discovered, other then to keep a checklist of every possible (new) named location when you enter them and compare them with the world map below (spoiler tag). (There are also a few area specific challenges which require you to discover a certain area. You don’t have to complete these, but check these challenges to see if you’ve missed an area.) You can discover every location in co-op and obtain the related trophies. However, If you discover any location in co-op and you return back to single play and want to finish discovering the locations there, you’ll need to discover the locations you’ve discovered in co-op again. Even though they already show up as discovered.

If you’re missing any of the 4 mentioned trophies, or the World Explorer trophy itself:

  1. Did you complete the main story?
  2. Did you complete all the side missions?
  3. Have you played co-op? Have you discovered any new locations in co-op? Are you going to finish the explorer trophies in single play?
    • Yes? You’ll need to discover these locations in your single player game again.
  4. Did you obtain any of the 4 explorer trophies?
    • Yes? You don’t have to go to those locations again.
  5. The map itself should have a complete white outline, or an area with white stripes (death zone). The area itself should be completely filled with the same colour, so you might have missed a small spot (grey areas). Few examples:

Still missing something? These are some easily missed locations:

  • Southern Shelf – Bay – Ebonfloe & Ice Flows
  • Wildlife Exploitation Preserve – Casa de Mordecai
  • Sawtooth Cauldron – Avie’s Camp
  • Eridium Blight – Infused Grotto

For more specific locations and details, please consult the complete World Map:

Sugar Daddy Tipped Moxxi $10,000  

Once you reach the Sanctuary, go to the Moxxxis bar. There’s a tipping jar on the bar. Either press to tip $100, or press to tip $1.000. Tip her an accumulative amount of $10.000 to unlock the trophy.

Money itself isn’t hard to come by. You’ll earn money by doing pretty much anything in Borderlands. Killing enemies, chests, loot, missions etc. However, if you don’t want to lose the money, do the following:

  • Have $10.000
  • Go to Moxxi.
  • Save your game and continue. ( > Quit > Save > Continue.)
  • Tip her the $10.000 and wait for the trophy to unlock.
  • Quit the game via the XMB. (Press the PS button on your controller and choose to quit game.)
  • Once back in the game, you’ll have the trophy and still got your money.
Decked Out Had Purple-rated gear or better equipped in every slot (1) 

You’ll need to fill up all 8 slots, consisting of:

  • Weapons x 4
  • Class Mod
  • Grenades
  • Shield
  • Relic

Each of these slots needs to have a piece of equipment equipped, with either a purple or an orange weapon. Purple or better rated gear can be found throughout the game. Simply by looting chests, enemies loot, mission rewards and by using the slot machines at MoXXXis in the Sanctuary. You can also choose to buy the gear at shops if you would like to. Most bosses respawn if you quit to the main menu and continue afterwards. Most of them have a chance to drop some purple or orange loot, so farm them if needed. Click here for a complete list with bosses and missions that drop/give Legendary. If you’re having a hard time obtaining purple/orange equipment, you can always use the Trading Thread.

You should advance through the main story first and complete every side mission. You’re bound to find many purple-rated, or even orange gear as loot or as a mission reward.

These are all the color codes in Borderlands 2:

  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Magenta (E-Tech)
  • Orange

If you find any purple or orange gear which you don’t like, but want to keep for this trophy, go to Crimson Raiders HQ at the Sanctuary. There’s a vault on the second floor where you can store your items. (One of the main missions requires you to go there and open the storage vault.) You shouldn’t have any trouble finding 4 or more purple/orange weapons, but grenades, shields, class mods and especially relics are a little harder to obtain.

You can also use Golden Keys (can’t be found in game, need to be obtained via Gearbox’s Shift) and open the Golden Chest in Sanctuary. This chest contains purple loot only.

There’s also a great farming method with a certain story boss. This can be done with any boss of course, but this one drops a lot of loot and has a high chance of dropping rare loot, not to mention a very easy method to kill it.

If you want, you can farm the Warrior at the Vault of the Warrior. (You get there via Hero’s Pass.) This is the last boss in the game. There’s a very cheap and simple trick to farm him. First, get yourself killed by the Warrior (or anything else, such as the lava). You’ll spawn back at the 2 vending machines. Now walk back towards the Warrior, but don’t drop down to the area where he is. Just stay where you are and take your time. You’ll never have to worry about getting hit or ammo. Once he’s killed, pick up any loot you want, quit to main menu and continue afterwards. The Warrior will respawn and you can do it all over again, as many times as you want. You can of course, if you’re level 50 already, go back to Playthrough 1 and pretty easily solo him without having to use any trick. Or if you fancy loot better suited to your level, do it in playthrough 2.

Sabre Rattler Killed 100 enemies with the Sabre turret (4) 

This can only be done with the Commando class, Axton. At level 5, you’ll unlock the Sabre Turret action skill. Aim at where you want to place the turret and press to deploy it. It’ll automatically aim for any target near it. Kill 100 enemies with the turret (the turret needs to get the last hit on an enemy) to unlock this trophy.

Along the way, there are many skills that will help you out greatly, such as:

  1. Sentry: Extra shots fired per burst and longer Turret Duration.
  2. Laser Sight: Increased Turret Accuracy.
  3. Scorched Earth: Adds Multiple Rocket Pods to your Turret.

(There are certain relics which improves your action skill cooldown rate, class mods which can make your skills go beyond level 5 and relics which grant exp bonuses, which can all help out greatly. Especially the class mods.)

Phased and Confused Phaselocked 100 enemies (3) 

This can only be done with the Siren class, Maya. At level 5, you’ll unlock the Phaselock action skill. Aim at an enemy and press to phaselock the enemy, trapping them in a bubble in midair. Doing this will leave them vulnerable, making them an easy target.

Along the way, there are many skills that will help you out greatly, such as:

  1. Ward or Accelerate: Improved Shield Capacity and Shield Recharge Rate / Increased damage and Bullet Speed with all weapons.
  2. Suspension: Increased Phaselock duration.
  3. Converge: Phaselocks pulls nearby enemies.
  4. Inertia: Killing an enemy increases reload speed and shields regenerate quickly.
  5. Quicken: Increased Phaselock cooldown rate.
  6. Sub-Sequence: Phaselock has the ability to seek another target.

(There are certain relics which improves your action skill cooldown rate, class mods which can make your skills go beyond level 5 and relics which grant exp bonuses, which can all help out greatly. Especially the class mods.)

So Much Blood! Gunzerked continuously for 90 seconds (2) 

This can only be done with the Gunzerker class, Salvador. At level 5, you’ll unlock the Gunzerker action skill. Press to activate Gunzerking. This will cause you to dual wield 2 equipped weapons. Use both and to fire your guns. There’s a time limit though and to do it continuously for 90 seconds, you’ll want to invest points in at least 2 skills; ‘Last Longer’ and ‘Yippee Ki Yay’. This requires you to be at least level 21, but you should at least get to level 25 so that you can dump 5 points into Yippee Ki Yay.

Along the way, there are many skills that will help you out greatly, such as:

  1. Filled to the Brim: Increased Magazine size and Ammo Carrying Capacity.
  2. Last Longer: +3 seconds Gunzerking duration per level.
  3. I’m Ready Already: Increased Gunzerking Cooldown Rate.
  4. Steady As She Goes: Reduced recoil while Gunzerking.
  5. Yippee Ki Yay: +0.6s Gunzerking time per level every time an enemy is killed.

With the Yippee Ki Yay skill, with every kill you make in Gunzerking mode, you’ll gain extra gunzerking seconds (+3 at level 5). Now you’ll have to find an area with many low level enemies where you can keep gunzerking to add seconds to your total. (Caustic Caverns is a great place with all the Varkids running around.) Use strong weapons with big magazines so you don’t have to keep reloading. Without killing any enemy, you’ll stay 35 seconds in Gunzerking mode. Which means you’ll have to kill at least 19 enemies (the more the btter) to Gunzerk for 90 seconds. The trophy unlocks once you stop Gunzerking.

(There are certain relics which improves your action skill cooldown rate, class mods which can make your skills go beyond level 5 and relics which grant exp bonuses, which can all help out greatly. Especially the class mods.)

(Please note, this (the video) is not the only and/or easiest way of doing it.)

Cute Loot Killed a Chubby (1) 

Few enemies in the game have a Chubby version. (In other words, a fat version.) These spawns are completely random, so you might unlock this trophy randomly. There’s no real spawn for these, so all you can do is to be on the lookout for a Chubby spawn, or just keep playing until this unlocks at some point. A great place to try and get it to spawn, is either the Caustic Caverns or Tundra Express (- Farmhouse). Farm the Varkids right at the beginning, where you spawn. If none spawns, quit to the main menu and continue afterwards to try again. This will make all enemies respawn in that area. (If you’re playing co-op, you need to be the one to kill the Chubby to unlock the trophy.)

An extra tip if you’re going to farm Varkids. When a Varkid enters its pod, while the name doesn’t suggest it, it might transform into a chubby. So if none spawn, let them hatch in their pod and you’ll have a change a Chubby might come out instead.

The following enemies have a Chubby version and can be found at the following places:

  • Midget – Southern Shelf, Three Horns, Southpaw, Frostburn Canyon, The Dust, Bloodshot Stronghold, Bloodshot Ramparts, Tundra Express, The Fridge, Thousand Cuts, Lynchwood, Sawtooth Cauldron.
  • Rakk – The sky..
  • Skag – Three Horns, The Dust, Tundra Express, Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, Eridium Blight, Arid Nexus – Badlands, Arid Nexus – Boneyard.
  • Spiderant – Frostburn Canyon, The Dust, Caustic Caverns.
  • Stalker – The Highlands, The Fridge, Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.
  • Varkid – Tundra Express, Caustic Caverns.

If you own the “Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage” DLC, there’s a side mission called ‘Gas Guzzlers’. There is a 100% Chubby Rakk spawn in that mission. Thank you the_requiem!

Tribute To A Vault Hunter Got an item from Michael Mamaril (18) 

Michael Mamaril (he wears glasses and is heavily equipped with weapons) can be found in Sanctuary at rare occasions. He was a 100% spawn before the ‘Rising Action’ main story. After this main story mission, he would go back to it’s original rare spawn rate, which now has been fixed in the latest patch (1.01). With this patch installed, he will now be a rare spawn before and after what happens with Sanctuary.

If you’re really having trouble finding Michael, you can always delete the latest patch and find him with a 100% spawn rate before the ‘Rising Action’ main story mission. Once you’ve obtained the trophy download/install the patch again.
To delete the latest patch, at the XMB, go to Game > Game Data > Borderlands 2 Additional Content. Hit and delete it. Now, this will delete any DLC, but don’t worry, you can redownload all this for free again. (Anything you buy in the PSN store or download, can be downloaded unlimited times for free on the same PSN account.) Now obtain the trophy, quit the game and redownload the patch (and any DLC you have).

He can be found at different locations in the Sanctuary.

  • Marcus’ Gun Shop
  • MoXXXis. Either at the bar or the piano in the far back corner.
  • Scooters.
  • Zed.
  • Alleyway where you receive the ‘Claptrap’s Secret Stash’ mission.
  • In the center of the town.
  • Crimson HQ.
  • Black Market.
  • Alleyway close to Scooters. When facing the entrance to Scooters, turn right and go up the stairs. One of the alleyways on the right.

Definitely An Italian Plumber Killed Donkey Mong  

Donkey Mong can be found in the Eridium Blight area. You’ll get here by progressing through the main story line. Donkey Mong looks like a normal Bullymong. He throws explosives barrels instead of rocks.

He has 2 spawn locations.

  • The first is a bit North-West of the Ore Chasm map exit. A quick farming method. Go to Ore Chasm and go back to Eridium Blight. If you quit and continue afterwards, you’ll spawn very close to this spawn location.

The second is all the way in the East. Follow the road (don’t go through the Hyperion gate), you’ll eventually cross a bridge. Immediately turn right and take the left path.

If he’s not there, either leave the area and return, or quit to the main menu and choose to continue afterwards. Once back, use the catch-a-ride if you choose to quit to the main menu, and preferably spawn a Bandit Technical so you can easily deal with Donkey Mong. It’s a very rare spawn. Don’t worry about dieing. As long as you don’t quit or leave Eridium Blight, he will keep spawning until you kill him.

High-Flying Hurler Killed a flying enemy with a thrown Tediore weapon (1) 

Tediore weapons (check the weapon stats, the name is listed below) have a special ability, so to say. Every time you reload the gun (you either reload manually or you have 0 bullets left in your magazine) the weapon will get thrown away, going to wherever you got your crosshair and explode on impact. Don’t worry, a new weapon will automatically appear in your hand. The more bullets left in your magazine, the higher the damage.

Find a flying enemy (preferably a group of Rakks) and do some damage to get their health to a low if needed. However, you should be able to 1 hit them with 1 thrown Tediore weapon pretty quickly. When they charge you, aim at them and reload your Tediore weapon.

Using the Sirens (Maya) action skill, the Phaselock, on a flying enemy to stop it mid-air will not work with this trophy.

Token Gesture Redeemed 25 tokens  

You gain tokens by gaining Badass Ranks. Open your menu by pressing and go all the way to the right with , to the Badass tab. Every time you complete one of the challenges, you’ll gain a Badass rank. After every few Badass ranks, you’ll gain Tokens, which you can use to acquire bonus stats. To redeem your tokens, simply select ‘Redeem Token!’ (it’s highlighted automatically) and press to redeem them. You get to choose from a few random stats every time you redeem one.

Every new token, requires more Badass ranks. You get more Badass ranks depending on the level of the challenge you complete. You’ll need a Badass rank of about 329 to obtain 25 tokens.

The best about these stats is that they carry over between playthroughs and characters. So you can pretty much build up an infinite amount of Badass ranks, which means you can could possibly max out many bonus stats.

Unseen Predator Remained in Zero’s Deception mode for ten seconds straight (19) 

This can only be done with the Assassin class, Zer0. At level 5, you’ll unlock the Decepti0n action skill.
Use the action skill by pressing . This will make you invisible for a short period of time and will deploy a holographic image of yourself that attract enemies. However, to remain in deception mode for 10 seconds straight, you’ll need the ‘Many Must Fall’ skill, which requires you to be at least level 31. (You can actually obtain this at level 5 by using an exploit. See below for a how-to.)

Along the way, there are many skills that will help you out greatly with this:

  1. Ir0n Hand: More melee damage.
  2. Grim: Reduces cooldown.
  3. F0ll0wthr0ough: Extra movement speed and melee damage.
  4. Execute: Short dash and massive melee damage.
  5. Backstab: Extra melee damage when hitting enemies in the back.
  6. Like the Wind: Increased melee damage while moving.
  7. Many Must Fall: When killing an enemy, you gain extra deception time.

Once you’ve gotten the Many Must Fall skill, go to an area with many enemies (preferably low level so that you can kill them with 1 hit) and try to remain in deception mode for 10 seconds. Without killing any enemies, you’ll stay in Deception mode for 5 seconds. Which means you’ll have to kill at least 3 enemies (the more the better) to stay in Deception for 10 seconds. The trophy unlocks once you leave Deception.

(There are certain relics which improves your action skill cooldown rate, class mods which can make your skills go beyond level 5 and relics which grant exp bonuses, which can all help out greatly. Especially the class mods.)

Exploit: How to obtain this at level 5.
Enter an online game of a friend or a random person that has the Bandit Technical unlocked. Spawn it and go to the back of the car. Enter the back of the car and as soon as you do, activate Decepti0n. Now keep switching between seats and you should be stay in Decepti0n mode even when the timer hits 0. This might take a few tries as the switching between seats requires a certain timing.

Build Buster Killed a Constructor without it ever building another bot  

Constructors are huge yellow robots that have many defense mechanisms to kill you. (Turrets, rockets, lasers.) They can also build new bots to attack you. For this trophy, you want to kill the constructor, before it builds any bot. You’ll notice it building other bots, when it aims at the ground and a blue hologram will appear. You’ll also see a bot being build from the feet up. If it does, quickly destroy the Constructor or deal enough damage to cancel it out. It hardly ever seem to build any, or at least that’s what I’ve noticed.

The first constructor you’ll ever come across is in the ‘The Highlands – Outwash’ area. (You’ll get here simply by following the main story missions.) Once you get to the other side of the river, one will appear from behind the gates. If you’re high leveled, you should have no trouble killing It at all. You’ll want to aim for his red eye, which does the most damage. He can put up a shield in front of it though, but you can still damage the constructor, but not as much.

There’s a Constructor which respawns in the Hyperion base in the Highlands. If you’re having trouble with this trophy, simply level up to about level 20+ and go back and you should have no trouble killing it within seconds before it can construct a bot. However, throughout the main story line you’ll come across multiple Constructors.

The constructor has some pretty nasty attacks and defenses.

  • Normal targeting missiles. These appear as red dots coming towards you. These go in a straight line, so they’re easy to dodge. You can also shoot these down.
  • Heath seeking missiles. These missiles will come after you, so either take cover, or shoot them down. Cover is the best option, because of the many missiles.
  • Nukes. Yes, it can use nukes. When this happens, you better run, take cover below something, or shoot it down.
  • Turrets. Is can deploy turrets close to itself. These can do some pretty heavy damage. So keep distance or destroy them.
  • Shield. It can put up a shield in front of its critical spot, its eye. You can still damage the bot, but not as much.
  • Building bots. That’s why it’s called a Constructor. It can construct bots. It can build pretty much any bot. Be careful though, a Badass Constructor will build Badass bots.

There’s also a very cheap tactic (as shown in the video below) to obtain this without any real effort. Once the Constructor spawns when you cross the river, get yourself killed. You’ll get respawned back on the other side of the river. Go stand where you have to activate the storage lift. Instead of crossing over, use a sniper rifle or any other ranged weapon to shoot the idle Constructor. Be careful though, some bots may cross the river and start to flank you. This trick can be used pretty much with any Constructor where you can get enough distance but are still able to damage it. (Still need to be careful with missiles sometimes.)

How Do I Look? Unlocked 10 customization items (1) 

You can gain customization items by completing quests, locations, simply as loot, killing certain enemies, completing challenges or by using the slot machines. You’ll need to find 10 in total and use them to unlock them. Once you receive a customization item, press to open your menu. Scroll to the weapons tab and press once. Go to customization, select the item and press . Once you’ve done this 10 times, the trophy unlocks.

If you have a Borderlands 1 Save File, the game will detect it and grant you 2 extra customization items per character, which means a total of 8 items. Another way of earning customization items is with special SHiFT codes that grant you new skins.

Friendship Rules Revived someone from “Fight for Your Life!” that is on your friends list    (103) 

When one of your friends gets his/her health to 0, they will go in a ‘Fight for Your Life!’ stance. A timer will appear on their screen. If they kill an enemy before the timer runs out, they’ll get back up their feet, a ‘Second Wind’. If not, they’ll respawn at the last checkpoint. When your friend goes into the ‘Fight for Your Life’ stance, run up to them (don’t get yourself killed!) and press and hold to revive them. This won’t work with randoms online. They actually need to be a friend on your PSN Friends list.

If you don’t have anyone on your list to do this with, use the Co-Op Partners Thread.

(Doing this in split-screen, even if you choose a PSN account that’s on your friendslist, doesn’t seem to work. Not sure if it has anything to do with the splitscreen bug that has been going on.)

Better Than Money Purchased 5 items from the black market  

The black market can be found in the Sanctuary, all the way on the east side of the map. You’ll have to visit this shop when doing a main story mission. The shop is also marked on the map, like any other. The salesman is behind a door. You’ll need to purchase 5 items from him. These items increase your ammo limit, inventory size etc.

Instead of paying with money, you’ll have to pay with Eridium. The total amount of Eridium you have can be found by opening your menu, go to weapons and look at the bottom of the tab. It’s the big purple E. You’ll need at least 20 Eridium to buy 5 items from the market. (Each first item you buy of a certain type, costs 4 Eridium. The next upgrade is 8 Eridium and keeps rising with every upgrade.)

Eridium can be found by opening chests, loot from enemies, mission rewards etc. They’re purple when dropped and you’ll have to pick them up yourself, unlike cash.

Up High, Down Low Gave Claptrap a high five (1) 

Once you reach the Sanctuary, Claptrap will have a short and simple mission for you to complete. You can find him as a ‘!’ on the map (! = new mission). His mission is called the ‘Claptrap’s Secret Stash’ mission. It requires you to do, well, basically nothing. Once you hand in the mission, press to give Claptrap a High Five. However, that’s not it. He will raise his arm. Quickly aim closely at his hand and press to melee it. If done correctly he’ll say “That’s what I’m talking about!”. Don’t worry though if you’ve missed it, there are more opportunities.

You can even give him infinite high fives after a certain side mission. Once you progress through the main story line, you’ll come across an area called ‘Opportunity’, where you can start the ‘Statuesque’ side mission. It requires you to defend a Constructor. I won’t spoil anything, but once you’ve completed the mission and hand it in to Claptrap, you can give him infinite high fives afterwards.

Bounty Hunter Completed 20 side missions  

See the “Did It All” trophy.

Did It All Completed all side missions (4) 

There are a total of 109 side missions you can complete. Side missions can be found as a ‘!’ on your map. These can be found pretty much anywhere on the map. Some of these are also started by picking up random items, such as ECHO devices/audio tapes. Some side missions will say ‘[Undiscovered]’ instead of their name and have a cryptic text. This means you haven’t found the required item/person to start the side mission. However, the mission is listed under an area, so you know where to look. (Travel to the area and look for a ‘!’) If not, check the side mission guide. It has a complete list of undiscovered missions, with all the cryptic texts. (links below)

You can check how many side missions you’ve completed by either counting them yourself at the missions tab (press to sort them from the Story mission), or go to the challenges tab (Baddass tab, press once) and scroll down to ‘Miscellaneous’ and check the ‘Sidejacked’ challenge. (It only tracks up to 90 side missions though.)

If you go to a quick travel station, you can see at each location on the bottom left if there are any quests you can complete. This is a handy way of going to location by location to complete (and start) your missions. There are a few areas you can’t fast travel to, so not all missions show up. Instead, track these missions and the Fast travel station will tell you where to travel to first. If you’ve completed some side missions, it’s always a good idea to turn them in once and a while. Some people might give you a new side mission right afterwards. Once you enter an area, if you have multiple missions, track each mission one by one and look on the map (press once) to see where they’re located. This way you can save yourself quite some time running around the area. If there are no more side missions to be done and you haven’t done them all, don’t worry. Simply progress through the main story line and more should unlock. There’s 1 side mission which will unlock after completing the story, which is the ‘You. Will. Die. (Seriously.)’. For more info on that mission, see the “Thresher Thrashed” trophy.

Don’t worry about failing a mission. If you do, you can simply restart it again at the same location where you’ve started it. If you don’t know where to start it again, simply track the mission by highlighting it and press to track it. Some missions have a side objective. These have 2 small green ‘+’ next to the check box. You don’t have to complete these, but there’s a challenge tied to it, so it’s always a good idea to complete some of these. They also grant extra mission bonuses. When a mission ends up in you having 2 choices to where to finish the mission, it doesn’t matter which one you choose. If a mission item ever gets stuck somewhere, simply leave the area and come back which makes it respawn to its original location. If that doesn’t work, quit to the main menu and continue again. If a mission says its blocked, progress through the main missions and it’ll get unblocked later on.

Side missions don’t carry over between playthroughs, but if you’re going to start playthrough 2 and don’t feel like doing many of them again, you can always go back to playthrough 1 and finish the side missions you haven’t done yet. (To go back to Playthrough 1. From the main menu, press and choose ‘Normal Mode’ after loading an existing character. Choose to continue and you’ll spawn wherever you were in Playthrough 2.) Completing half the side missions on playthrough 1 and the other half on playthrough 2 for example, won’t unlock the trophy.

If you play any mission in co-op and you go back to your own game, you’ll get the message: “Would you like to skip missions you have already completed in another session?”. You can either choose to skip these or play them again. Skipping out on them won’t lock you out from this trophy.

For a complete list and where to start them:

 

Secret Trophies

  First One’s Free Completed the mission “My First Gun”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Just follow Claptrap’s instruction. Nothing to it. The trophy unlocks as soon as you open the weapons cabinet.

Dragon Slayer Completed the mission “Best Minion Ever”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

  • My First Gun.
  • Blindsided.
  • Cleaning up the Berg.

You’ll need to escort claptrap and defeat bandit enemies here and there. After a certain point, you’ll come across Boom and his brother Bewm. While Boom will mount a huge cannon (Big Bertha), Bewm will chase you down. Their weaknesses are Corrosive, and they’re strongly Fire resistant.

Bewm will use explosive against you, so you should take some distance from him, dodging anything he throws at you. While you’re dodging Bewm’s attacks, you should be careful with Boom’s attacks. He uses a huge cannon (Big Bertha) to shoot at you. A direct hit won’t instantly kill you, but will take quite some health. Combine that with the fact that Bewm is chasing you, this might get pretty nasty. If you go all the way to the back, Boom won’t be able to target you. He turns very slowly with the cannon, so use that to your advantage. Be careful though, if you kill Bewm, Boom will keep spawning Psycho’s. Get close to the cannon and quickly shoot him off of it, by destroying the cannon. Once both are dead, follow Claptrap’s instructions again.

You’ll need to climb a mountain filled with Psycho’s. Just keep following Claptrap’s instructions. Once you get to the top, Flint will spawn. Flint has no real weakness, but he’s Fire resistant. You’ll get attacked by bandits first. You might want to stick in the back and let them come to you. Be careful though, Flint is up high and will shoot at you when you get close. Also, fire erupts from the floor (you’ll know where), so be careful. After a while, Flynt will drop down and the slow ass he is, he can be quite deadly. You’ll want to keep your distance. Getting close means getting whacked on the head. He uses fire attacks, so best idea would be to stay out of range and go full on with whatever you have. (Except for Fire of course.)

Follow Claptrap’s instructions afterwards again and you’re done.

A Road Less Traveled Completed the mission “The Road To Sanctuary”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Unlocks after putting in the new power core at ‘The Sanctuary’. This will be your home base for the rest of the game.

New In Town Completed the mission “Plan B”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Simple fetch mission that requires you to find 3 Fuel Cells to try out Scooter’s plan. You’ll also get introduced to Eridium and the many people and places in the Sanctuary.

An Old Flame Completed the mission “Hunting The Firehawk”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

After meeting up with the Siren of the previous Borderlands, Lilith, you’ll have to defend yourself from waves of Psychos. These waves are pretty easy, so don’t worry about it too much. The Badasses might prove a small challenge though, but don’t worry, Lillith is there to help you out. Keep your distance and use your action skill as much as possible. Also if you have a fire elemental weapon, use it. Don’t forget you’ve got grenades to.

No Man Left Behind Completed the mission “A Dam Fine Rescue”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

You’ll have to make your way to a Bloodshot Stronghold. Once you’ve acquired the vehicle for the job go inside. Bad Maw will spawn. His weakness is Fire and isn’t particularly resistant to something.

Maw uses a shotgun, so you’ll want to keep your distance. There’s also many places you can hide, so keep running around. Try to shoot off the 3 midgets from his shield. Either kill the midgets, or shoot the chain. If you shoot the chain, the midgets will start the attack Maw. This will reveal a hole in his shield which you can shoot through. Shooting the shield itself will do barely any damage to him. Be careful with the midgets though. Once Maw is dead, they will target you. (Or even earlier.) Your best option would be to deal damage in his back, which you can easily do with grenades. He might even turn or put away his shield for a moment.

Now move your way through the Stronghold. Once you get to the very end (the area with the whirlpool), be very careful. Once you kill enough enemies, Mad Mike will spawn. He has a nasty Rocket Launcher that can instantly kill you. The easiest tactic would be to get to the lower level when Mike is on the small bridge, and go back to where you came from. Now use a ranged weapon, preferably a sniper and you can aim at his feet/lower body without him ever attacking you.

Once you reach Roland, you’ll have to free Roland from a Constructor that keeps him captive. The first time it lands, you’ll have to fight your way through bandits and bots first. Take your time. Once you reach the constructor, try to stay alive. You don’t actually have to free Roland just yet, but you should try your best. Use Corrosive (or Explosive) weapons and aim for the constructors red eye. Stay behind the car and when the Constructor builds new bots, quickly lob a grenade. Be careful with the Shield Surveyors, they will repair the Constructor. If you fail to free Roland, the constructor will move to another place. (Friendship Gulag). If you want to, you can stock up on ammo and weapons before you go there. Once you’re there, be careful with the many bots. Same tactic applies. You might want to stick on the right, there you’ll have some easy cover if needed. Once you free Roland, either at Bloodshot Ramparts or Friendship Gulag, be careful with the waves of enemies that will spawn afterwards. Roland will use his turret, which if you stand close to, will heal you and recharge your shield. For more details on the Constructor and its attacks, see the “Build Buster” trophy.

Wilhelm Screamed Completed the mission “A Train To Catch”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

After meeting with Tiny Tina, she’ll wants you to blow up the train after a few missions. Once you’ve blown up the train, use the destroyed train tracks and carts to get up. Move your way to the marker. Be careful though, Jack will spawn Wilhelm. It’s like a Badass version of a normal bot. Don’t worry though, he shouldn’t prove to be too difficult. Use the destroyed trains as cover if needed. Explosive and Corrosive weapons work great against him. If you’re out of ammo, there are a few ammo boxes scattered around. If you see any Shield Surveyors, quickly deal with them! Once you’ve defeated him, pick up the power core and go back to Tiny Tina.

(If the power core falls of the ledge, leave the area/game and come back.)

Sky’s The Limit Completed the mission “Rising Action”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Once you install the power core, something bad will happen.. Something really bad. Simply follow the instructions.

Can See My House From Here Completed the mission “Bright Lights, Flying City”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Simply follow the instructions. After crossing the river, you’ll come across a Constructor. For more info on his attacks and how to (easily) deal with it, see the “Build Buster” trophy.

Once you reach Overlook and place the beacon, you’ll have to defend it from multiple waves of Hyperion bots. You’ll want to be especially careful with EXP loaders, since EXP stands for Explosion, which means they blow themselves into a thousand pieces. Preferably when standing close to a certain Vault Hunter.. Or beacon. Use Corrosive and Explosive weapons as your primary weapons. Toss grenades if needed and use your Action Skill. Be careful with the last 2 waves. The second last wave will spawn a constructor bot, while the last wave will spawn a Badass Loader. As mentioned above, for more details on the Constructor, see the “Build Buster” trophy. In between the waves, the beacon might get destroyed. Don’t worry, simply walk up to it and hit to repair it. This can be done as many times as you want, so don’t worry too much about it. Once done, quickly use the Fast Travel Station, no need to stay.

Farewell, Old Girl Completed the mission “Wildlife Preservation”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

  • Bright Lights, Flying City.

You’ll have to move your way through the Wildlife Preservation. Be careful though, there are many different beasts held captive here that will attack you. Before you enter the last building, you’ll have to fight off a wave of bots and a few other beasts, including a Badass Stalker. Once those are defeated, a Super Badass Loader will spawn. Use Acid and Explosive weapons against it. You want to stick to cover to avoid his Rockets attacks. A great place to get some cover, is to turn around. Jump on the sides of the dome, on the right you can crouch behind a rock. Once defeated go inside. Be careful though, you’ll see many beasts held captive again, and these will be set free at some point, including a few nasty ones. If you’re having trouble with these, use the same rock as described above to get some cover. Or just keep running and turning and shooting till they’re dead.

Once you reach the very end, you’ll have to fight Bloodwing. Only this time, he’s huuuuge. Drop down the elevator and Bloodwing will appear. However, after a few minutes he will keep changing from element. So if he changes to a fire element, don’t use fire elemental weapons, it won’t hurt him. If you have any Slag elemental weapons, use these to your advantage. When he changes element, he will also gain some health again, so you need to be quick before he keeps switching elements, else you’re just wasting ammo. There are a few ammo crates and Mordecai will drop some ammo for you, it won’t help much. If you get killed, you’ll spawn at the elevator, with the bloodwing at full health again. You’ll want to get his health as low as possible and right when he switches from element, you’ll want to go full on to kill him. Bloodwing needs to transform into each element before you can kill him.

While defeating Bloodwing, a few skags will also spawn. You probably want to deal with these quick. Mordecai does shoot them to slag them, which causes them to take more damage.

Got The Band Back Together Completed the mission “The Once and Future Slab”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

Follow the instructions. Once you reach the building with the Slab King in it, go inside. You’ll have to fight of a few waves of bandit enemies. Use fire weapons to deal maximum damage. Use the area on the left to take cover, from where you entered the building. It might happen that no more enemies will spawn and nothing will happen. Take a look up at where the Slab King is. Some enemies might stand idle there. If you can’t reach them, there’s a stairs all the way on the right.

Once you finally meet the Slab King, he will uncover his true identity. Now follow the instructions again and be careful of the red circles on the ground. Either avoid them, or quickly run pas them. These are mortar targeting areas. You’ll have to destroy 3 beacons. These are shielded, but the shields are dealt with by Brick. If you’re having trouble with a few enemies, let Brick tank them.

Identity Theft Completed the mission “The Man Who Would Be Jack”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

  • The Once and Future Slab.

Follow the instructions. Once you reach Jack’s body double, you either want to use a Fire or Electricity elemental weapons. Once you’ve killed him, grab the item he drops and head to the new mission markers. You’ll need bits and pieces of his voice recorded from a few kiosks around. Once you’ve gotten all the voices recorded, you’ll need to upload it. Some enemies might spawn outside the room where you need to upload it, but they’re nothing to worry about.

An Angel’s Wish Completed the mission “Where Angels Fear To Tread”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

  • The Man Who Would Be Jack.

This mission requires you to go to the ‘Bunker’. When you reach it, you’ll have to take down a few auto-turrets. Each time you take one down, lasers will appear on knee level. (You’ll know when the blue barriers turn red.) So every time you take down one, stand on top of the many boxes to avoid getting hit. (It doesn’t do much damage though.) Or move down the platform, or up depending on where you are.

The bunker itself however, is not a place, but a huge boss. There’s a very easy tactic to defeat him. Go back to the lower level, where also the vending machines are. Stock up on ammo if needed and health. From there, you can easily take it down without getting hit. If you do get hit or need ammo, run back to the machines. There might be a few bots that will come down there, but these are easy to deal with. Another good spot, but you’ll have to be a bit more careful, is at the waterfall. It’s behind up those stairs which were behind the Bunker.

Aim for the Bunker’s Red Eye. This will do the most damage, but be careful with his turrets and other weaponry, which you can take out. Once he’s defeated, stock up on ammo and get some health if needed. Also, sell any loot you don’t want right now, you’ll know why at the end of this mission.

There are a few pipes you need to destroy when you reach Angel, but Jack will activate shields, preventing you from doing any damage. Roland will deactivate the shields around the pipes one by one. When he does, shoot the pipes to destroy them. Don’t stand to close though, it’ll hurt.

In the meantime, you need to defend yourself from enemy waves, all Hyperion bots. These should be pretty easy, but always be careful with many of them. Use Acid and Explosive weapons and don’t forget about your grenades. Angel will spawn ammo crates around her, so grab it if needed. There are also a few pillars (Central Shock Cores) that can come up and shock you when you get close. Keep distance and quickly take these out. You can use these as cover afterwards. You can also use the shield around Angel as cover. There are also a few auto turrets above Angel, these are easy to deal with, but deal quite some damage. Once the Badasses appear, Roland and Lilith will help you out, but they won’t deal much damage though. Be careful with the lightning shooting out of the ground, this will shock you.. Good.

Once done, ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread – Part 2’ will start. Complete it for the trophy.

Bombs Away Completed the mission “Toil And Trouble”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (Part 2)

The map itself might be a little confusing, but you’ll need to go down to the bottom and head inside. You’ll need to use an elevator and get a guy named ‘Mortar’ to come down. But he won’t come down, but instead you’re welcomed with a nice surprise attack. Run around and use the surroundings. Be careful with grenades getting thrown at you.

Afterwards, follow the instructions and later on you’ll get tasked to kill ‘Mortar’ once he has come down. You don’t have to though, you can use the elevator and go up to the tower. Once on top of the tower, you’ll need to destroy all the Buzzards. Don’t use any explosive weapons, because they are to slow. Your best bet would a Rocket launcher, sniper, rifle or SMG. Track their path, don’t aim directly at them.

Knowing Is Half The Battle Completed the mission “Data Mining”   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

The first thing you’ll need to do is to head to each of the 3 pumping stations. You can rush in and deactivate the power, but the enemies that will spawn might give you some trouble. If so, simply get a car (preferably a bandit vehicle with explosive barrels) and drive up to a station and keep firing until you’ve cleared out the place.

If you need health or ammo, there are vending machines behind you. The health machine is blocked by an electric fence though. The panel is somewhere above, close to the roadway above you. If you aim correctly, you’ll see the fuse box health bar. Destroy it.

Once you get to Arid Nexus – Badlands, at the very back a HUGE bot named Saturn will spawn. Take cover behind the many obstacles and he should be pretty easy to deal with. Use Corrosive and Explosive weapons. Just be careful of his missiles. One great hiding place is to turn around and hide behind a steel panel sticking out on the right. Its right behind a checkpoint. If you stand behind it, he won’t be able to hit you. You can of course move all the way back and use ranged weapons.

Once you get on top of the highway by using the elevator in the back, a Badass Constructor will spawn. Either go all the way back again and use this to your advantage, or go close and stick to one of the containers there. Be careful of its rockets though, they might still hit you, even if you move all the way to the back. For more info on Constructors, see the “Build Buster” trophy.

Now carefully enter the building. Be warry of the bots there. Once all of them have been taken out, go to the objective and download the location. Be careful, as soon as you download the location, 2 constructors will spawn. An easy way of dealing with them is to use the ladder and get on top. They won’t be able to hit you there.

Cool Story, Bro Defeated Jack   

Story related. Cannot be missed.

Missions leading up to this point:

The very last mission.. ‘The Talon of God’. It’s where you have to defeat Jack and the Warrior. For this mission you’ll want to be level 30-32. (Being level 32-34 will make this very easy.) You’ll first have to make your way through tons of Hyperion enemies, ranging from normal engineers, to Badasses and a Badass Constructor. For more info on Constructors, see the “Build Buster” trophy.

Once you reach Jack, you’ll have to face him and his clones. His clones are pretty easy to deal with, but Jack itself has quite some health and attacks. If you’re confused by his clones, they’re the only ones with a shield and health bar. Jack itself has its own at the top of the screen. A good tactic would be to lure Jack out, by taking distance and go all out on him with your strongest weapons. His weakness, like any flesh lump is Fire. Don’t let him get near you. Jack can shoot lasers at you with both his hands, can throw a volley of grenades, put up mines and one of his better attacks is to put down a Hyperion level 32 turret, which you want to take out quickly if placed down.

Once you’ve defeated Jack, he will spawn the Warrior, which is a massive beast with A LOT OF HEALTH. And I mean A LOT. The funny thing is, you can easily defeat it without taking damage from it. It just takes a crap load of ammo and time to take it down. If you stick to small building on your left, you should be able to never get hit by it. There’s also a machine, when pressed with , it’ll spawn ammo crates. Use these, you’ll need them. You can spawn new ammo every 1,5 minute. But even if you choose to stand in the middle of the fight, he seems to have a difficult time with actually hitting you.

Every now and them, lava will rise above the floor, but if you stick to the spot mentioned, it won’t get to you. You should only worry about the ‘Volcanic Crystalisks’. Attack the yellow crystals on their feet to quickly deal with them. If you choose to be in the middle of the fight, the only thing you actually have to worry about is the lava.

His weak spot is on his belly. Shoot the glowing parts. When destroyed, lava will come out and it will stay open for a while. Attack those spots for critical hit damage.

Here’s a video with the first mentioned spot.

There’s also a very cheap and simple method to defeat him. First, get yourself killed by the Warrior (or anything else, such as the lava). You’ll spawn back at the 2 vending machines. Now walk back towards the Warrior, but don’t drop down to the area where he is. There’s a force field blocking your shots, but you can stand on top of the rocks on the left and you’ll be able to hit him.

What does it mean? I can’t even capture it on my camera  

Go to the Highlands area. Connecting the larger 2 piece of land, is a road. On the right side of it, on top of a hill is a Hyperion base. Close to one of the ‘The Highlands – Outwash’ exit, is a Catch-A-Ride. That’s where the entrance is. If you follow the path, you’ll get attacked by Hyperion engineers and bots. Kill them. At the end of the road, is a stairs on your right. Instead of going there, head left, onto the rocks, to the back of the base. You’ll see a small camp. Walk over there and a dialogue will automatically start. Enjoy the dialogue, the view and just wait for the trophy to unlock.

A different path you can take is to take the stairs as mentioned above and keep following the road until you’re on top of a small bridge where a Constructor will spawn. (You passed under the bridge before you went up the first stairs.) Cross the bridge and look down the cliff in front of you. You should see the small camp.

Well That Was Easy Completed the mission “Shoot This Guy in the Face” (1) 

This is a side mission, which you can start at the ‘Thousand Cuts’ area. You’ll discover this are by going through the main story line, in the ‘The Once and Future Slab’ mission. You can see the mission as a ‘!’ on your map. It’s when you pass the bridge. Accept the mission from ‘Face McShooty’. He wants you to shoot him in the face. Not the legs, not the arms, the face. Equip any weapon (preferably not a shotgun or rocket launcher of course) and shoot him in the face.

Thresher Thrashed Defeated Terramorphous the Invincible (52) 

Once you’ve completed your first playthrough, go back to the Sanctuary and a new side missions has appeared at Tannis at the Crimson HQ. (Look for the ‘!’.) She will give you the mission ‘You. Will. Die. (Seriously.). This mission requires you to kill Terramorphous. But as you can see, the required level is level 50. You won’t be able to do it. You’ll have to start Playthrough 2 first and level up to level 50 to even have a chance against Terramorphous. However, when starting Playthrough 2, this mission will disappear, so you’ll either have to finish playthrough 2, or you can also go back to playthrough 1 when you’ve leveled up to 50 and start the side mission there. Terramorphous in Playthrough 2 has more health.

Terramorphous is a raid boss, so in theory, you’ll have to defeat it with multiple persons. It’s possible to solo him, more on that later. If you’re having trouble with Terramorphous and don’t have any friends to battle him with, you can always try the Co-Op Partners Thread. Only the Host will obtain the trophy if you decide to do so. If you need better gear, try the Trading Thread.

To get to his peak, you’ll need to have 4 Eridium with you. Once you get to the Terramorphous peak, you’ll have to drop down and use the horn. This will make it spawn. He will come out of the ground and occasionally go back in. If you deal enough damage quickly enough, he won’t hit you and just keep going back in the ground and pop out again. Hit the yellow ‘orbs’ to deal critical damage. You can slag Terra, so use that your advantage. A few things you needs to be careful off:

  • His ‘arms’. If it hits you with its arms, you’ll go flying high. And since you’re on a peak, you can easily get knocked off and this will mean an instant death. If you stay at the back and he hits you, you’ll simply get knocked against the rocks.
  • His tentacles. He has multiple tentacles, each with different attacks. Some throw rocks at you, some use lasers, while others are fire tentacles. You’ll want to deal with these quickly, by shooting their weak spot, which is that big dot in the middle of it.
  • You can see where he’s going to pop out of the ground. Make sure you’re not standing close or right on top of it.

There’s an exploit, where you can sit behind a rock where it won’t be able to hit you with its tentacles. It doesn’t always fully protect you, but it does most of the time. For the location and extra info, please see this video.

As of Update 1.03, the Bee has been nerfed. It’s still powerful, but not as powerful as before.
A great item to use against Terramorphous which will make it A LOT easier, is ‘The Bee’ shield. You can get it by farming ‘Hunter Hellquist’ at the ‘Arid Nexus – Badlands’. To be able to farm him, you’ll have to start the ‘This Just In’ side mission and complete it. You can farm him afterwards, by killing him and quitting to the main menu and continue afterwards, which will make him respawn. What makes this so powerful, is the AMP Damage and the AMP drain of 0. Each AMP shot gives your next shot a bonus damage. The Bee has no shield drain after each shot, which means as long as you don’t get hit, you’ll keep doing that bonus damage. AMP Damage of 40-50K? Multiply that with your normal damage, and you know why it’s so damn powerful.

Feels Like The First Time Opened the chest at the bus stop in Fyrestone  

One of the main story missions, called ‘Tail and Trouble’ requires you to visit the ‘Arid Nexus’ area Once you reach the Arid Nexus, you should continue onwards until you reach ‘Arid Nexus – Badlands’.

If you’ve played Borderlands 1, this will look very familiar, but a bit different. (You should probably already know where the chest is if so.) Continue onwards till the very North of the Badlands (it’s where you began as a Vault Hunter in BL1.) You should see a red building. You can jump on top of it via the stairs at the back. Jump on the railing, on to the lower roof and from there jump on the railing on your left. Open the red chest on the roof.

    DLC: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty Cost: Free Trophies: 3   Treasure Hunter Completed the mission “X Marks the Spot”   (1) 

Story Related.

Main Mission leading up to this Mission:

  1. A Warm Welcome
  2. My Life For A Sandskiff
  3. A Study in Scarlett
  4. Two Easy Pieces
  5. The Hermit
  6. Crazy About You
  7. Whoops
  8. Let There Be Light
  9. X Marks The Spot

The main missions are pretty straight forward and most of the bosses you encounter shouldn’t prove too much difficult.

Once you reach the final mission “X Marks the Spot” you’ll face 2 bosses.
The first boss is Scarlett’s pet. If you keep your distance you have nothing to worry about, not his attacks at least. He will spawn some Skags and/or Rakk, they can be pretty annoying but don’t focus too much on them. They’re great for activating kill skills if you have any and when you find yourself in a Fight for your Life stance, these can help you gain a second wind. Also, be careful with the acid pools that are all over the place.

The second boss is the Leviathan. Whilst he’s pretty huge he shouldn’t be that difficult. His attacks are pretty easy to dodge and not that strong. All you need to be careful with are the many sand worms that will spawn. You can’t just shoot the Leviathan and damage him. You need to hit the huge blue spots with white dots on his body. 2 are located on his neck, one on his chest and one in his mouth. The one in his mouth is the last one you will need to destroy. If he doesn’t open his mouth and just stands idle, kill some sand worms and he will open up pretty soon.

If you’re having trouble with the Leviathan fight, there’s an easy exploit that will protect you from any of his attacks and no Sand Worms will spawn until you let them (Credit to Terminator for this tip).

There is a really fast and cheap way to kill the Leviathan: On the left-hand side of the room there is a ledge with 2 ammo chests on it, by standing behind them the Leviathan will not spawn any worms and none of his attacks can hurt you (or at the very least will do only minimal damage). The best weapon for this fight is the Unique 1-shot-Rocket Launcher you get as a quest reward (I can’t remember the name off-hand). The 2 weak spots on his head can destroyed in one shot, the one in his mouth takes two shots but the one on his heart takes about 4. If you don’t/can’t get this Rocket Launcher then use a combination of Scarlett’s incendiary Revolver and a decent Sniper Rifle.

To get him to expose the weakspot in his mouth you have to leave the safe spot long enough for the Queen Sand Worms to spawn. Once they appear, kill them. Killing them will provoke the boss into sticking out his tongue, shoot 2 rockets into it to kill him. After the first shot he will retract his tongue but will stick it out again shortly afterwards.

Once he’s down use his body as a bridge. After the credits roll, enter the treasure room and jump all the way up the pyramid for about a dozen loot chests. The trophy unlocks once you Turn In the mission.

Gadabout Discovered all named locations in Oasis and the surrounding Pirate’s Booty areas   (6) 

Read this first if you’re playing on Vita or PS4.

It should be noted that the “Gadabout” trophy is unobtainable in the Vita version but works properly on the PS4.

For those playing on PS3.
This trophy seems to be glitched but In a good way. You’ll obtain this trophy before discovering every named location. When exactly differs per person but it probably unlocks before completing half of the main missions. So for now, I won’t add any maps with locations because of this.

This DLC consists of the following areas:

  • Oasis
  • Wurmwater
  • Hayter’s Folly
  • The Rustyards
  • Wasburne Refinery
  • Magnys Lighthouse
  • Lair of The Leviathan
Completionist Completed all Pirate’s Booty side missions (2) 

Go through the Main story line first. You can pick up any side mission and complete them while doing the main missions, but you can’t start all of them before completing the main story. All missions will automatically show up as [Undiscovered] in your mission list when they become available. All the side missions will also show up as yellow “!”s on your map. This is the place where you’ll be able to start it. There are a total of 23 Side Missions.
 

All missions are listed in the Main Missions list. Once these have been started or completed, you can start the listed Side missions. Each Side Mission has also been listed under the Area where you can start them.

Main Mission
Location

  1. [Mission] – [Mission Giver]
    • [Linked side mission] – [Mission Giver (Location if elsewhere)]

A Warm Welcome
None

My Life For A Sandskiff
Oasis

  1. Fire Water – Shade
  2. Message In A Bottle – Examine Message in a Bottle.
    • If you need help with any of the bottles, use this video.

Video by 360GameTV

A Study in Scarlett
Oasis

  1. Giving Jacko A Leg Up – Shade
  2. Wingman – Shade
  3. Burying the Past – Bounty Board
  4. Man’s Best Friend – Bounty Board

Wurmwater

  1. Message In A Bottle – Examine Message in a Bottle.

Two Easy Pieces
Wurmwater

  1. Smells Like Victory – Bounty Board
  2. Declaration Against Independents – Bounty Board
  3. Ye Scurvy Dogs – Bounty Board

Oasis

  1. Grendel – Bounty Board

Hayters Folly

  1. Message In A Bottle – Examine Message in a Bottle

The Hermit
Wurmwater

  1. Just Desserts for Desert Deserters – Bounty Board

The Rustyards

  1. Message in a Bottle – Examine Message in a Bottle

Crazy About You
None

Whoops
Wurmwater

  1. Catch a Ride, and Also Tetanus – Bounty Board

Washburne Refinery

  1. I Know It When I See It – C3n50r807

Let There Be Light
Wurmwater

  1. Faster than the Speed of Love – Bounty Board

Magnys Lighthouse

  1. Message in a Bottle – Examine Message in a Bottle

X Marks The Spot
Washburne Refinery

  1. Freedom of Speech – C3n50r807

Oasis

  1. Hyperius the Invincible – Shade
    • Master Gee the Invincible
  2. Treasure of The Sands – Bounty Board
    • This is an exact copy of the final main mission ‘X Marks The Spot’. While the missions tells you to go to the Lighthouse, don’t. Fast travelling to Magnys Lighthouse will not work for this mission. First go to Wurmwater (don’t use the map exit if you’re at Magnys Lighthouse, use the Fast Travel Station) and from there go to the Magnys Lighthouse map exit. This will update the mission and tell you to activate the gate that blocks the path to the ‘Magnys Lighthouse’ map exit.

    DLC: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Cost: Free Trophies: 3   Explosive Completed the mission “Long Way To The Top”   

Story Related.

Main mission leading up to this mission:

  1. Highway to Hell
  2. Welcome to the Jungle
  3. Battle: Appetite for Destruction
  4. Burn, Baby, Burn
  5. Battle: Bar Room Blitz
  6. ChopSuey
  7. A Montage
  8. Eat Cookies and Crap Thunder
  9. Battle: The Death Race
  10. Get Your Motor Running
  11. Breaking and Entering
  12. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  13. Battle: Twelve O’ Clock High
  14. Kickstart My Heart

These missions are straightforward and should not prove too difficult.

When fighting Motor Momma and Piston’s Blimp you can stay behind the fence where you begin the fight. You can kill them from here and you will be safe from most if not all attacks. You are ranked number 5, which means you will have fought 3 bosses to reach this mission.

Begin the mission “Long Way To The Top”. You will now face a 2 part boss battle.

The first is Badassasarus (Badass-a-saurus in the mission objective list). It has a few attacks: Breathing fire, spitting a giant fireball at you, stomping the ground to knock you back, doing a tailspin with flames spitting out the exhausts, deploying missiles, throwing fireballs in an arc, and deploying homing nukes.

There are a few explosive barrels on the Rex that you can destroy to take a large chuck of its life (2 under each exhaust, 2 on its side, and 1 big one behind its neck). You can also crouch behind the partially lowered door and brick wall you jumped over to enter the arena to kill Badassasarus from here. You can just go in front of the door throw grenades and run back behind the door to replenish your grenades. You will need to be a little careful, as some attacks will be able to hurt you through the door and concrete if you stand too close. You will also need patience if you hide there.

The second is Piston. He only has a few attacks. From a distance he will shoot energy orbs at you or jump at you. In close quarters he will ground pound or try to melee you.

You can now stand in front of the door, but behind the concrete barrier you jumped over to enter the arena. Simply pick off Piston from here, none of his attacks should be able to hurt you.

A good gear loadout for this fight, as well as any boss fight in this DLC is to use a Double Penetrating “Unkempt Harold” (Obtainable either as an unconfirmed drop from Savage Lee in Three Horns – Divide or from a Torgue vending machine for 613 Torgue Tokens) and a high damage “The Bee” shield. In Playthrough 1+2 this will kill them in 5 minutes or fewer.

Turn in the mission after the credits end and the trophy will pop.

Motorhead Completed all Campaign of Carnage side missions (2) 

Complete the main story missions first. You can activate and finish any side missions along the way, but not all side missions can be activated until after completing the main story. Side missions can be located on your map with a yellow exclamation point “!” or in your Mission Log – they are listed as [Undiscovered] if you have yet to activate the mission. There are a total of 21 side missions.
 

Mission Guide

Side missions will be listed under the area where you can activate them and during which main mission they can be activated in. If a mission in Playthrough 1 recommends a particularly high level it will be noted. Here is a legend:

Main Mission
Location

  1. [Mission] – [Mission Giver (Level: XX If recommended level is high)]
    • [Linked side mission] – [Mission Giver (Location if elsewhere)]

Highway to Hell
None

Welcome to The Jungle
None

Battle: Appetite for Destruction
None

Burn, Baby, Burn
None

Battle: Bar Room Blitz
None

ChopSuey
Pyro Pete’s Bar

  1. Tier 2 Battle: Bar Room Blitz – Battle Board
  2. Tier 3 Battle: Bar Room Blitz – Battle Board (Level: 49)

The Beatdown

  1. Totally Recall – Bounty Board

A Montage
None

Eat Cookies and Crap Thunder
None

Battle: The Death Race
Badass Crater of Badassitude

  1. Number One Fan – Tiny Tina
    • Walking the Dog – Tiny Tina
  2. Monster Hunter – Bounty Board
  3. Matter of Taste – Bounty Board

The Beatdown

  1. Mother-Lover – Bounty Board

Badass Crater Bar

  1. Everybody Wants to be Wanted – Moxxi
    • Interview with a Vault Hunter – Moxxi

Get Your Motor Running
Badass Crater of Badassitude

  1. Tier 2 Battle: The Death Race – Crater Battle Board
  2. Tier 3 Battle: The Death Race – Crater Battle Board (Level: 49)
  3. Gas Guzzlers

Breaking and Entering
None

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Forge

  1. Say That To My Face – Bounty Board

Battle: Twelve O’ Clock High
Forge

  1. My Husband the Skag – Bounty Board

Kickstart My Heart
Forge

  1. Tier 2 Battle: Twelve O’ Clock High – Battle Board
  2. Tier 3 Battle: Twelve O’ Clock High – Battle Board (Level: 49)

Long Way To The Top
Forge

  1. Commercial Appeal – ECHO Recorder West Southern Area

Badass Crater Bar

  1. Pete the Invincible – Moxxi

Badass Crater of Badassitude

  1. Tier 2 Battle: Appetite for Destruction – Arena Battle Board
  2. Tier 3 Battle: Appetite for Destruction – Arena Battle Board (Level: 49)
Obsessed Collected 10 pictures of Moxxi in Campaign of Carnage   

This trophy is glitched. Some have obtained with as few as 7 pictures, while others have obtained it after collecting around 30 pictures. The cause is unknown so the best you can do is continue collecting pictures. Any non-boss enemy has the chance of dropping pictures, but have a higher drop rate from Normal/Super/Ultimate Badasses. The best place to farm for pictures is Pyro Pete’s Bar in The Beatdown. Continuously repeat the mission Tier 3 Rematch: Bar Room Blitz until the trophy pops. As of Update 1.04 the Rats that steal directly from your wallet have been patched out, now only the Rats that pick loot off the ground are in the bar.

As a side note try to pick up the pictures and kill all Rats as soon as you see them so that the Rats do not steal them. If a Rat steals an item, simply kill them and the loot will be dropped.

    DLC: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Cost: Free Trophies: 3   Face Off Completed the mission “The Fall of Nakayama”   

Story Related, can’t be missed.

This is obtained after turning in the final story mission. The story consists of:

  • Savage Lands
  • Professor Nakayama, I Presume?
  • A-Hunting We Will Go
  • The Fall of Nakayama

On Normal the final boss should give you no trouble at all:

Jackenstein was actually the highest level creature in my playthrough but still no trouble if you are following the guide and level 50 or above playing on Playthrough 1. Just shoot the metal parts on his back and then defend yourself from Hyperion Loaders for a minute or two, rinse and repeat then shoot him in the chest after both metal protrusions are off his back. Having a character that can distract him would prove helpful as well, whether that is a friend or use Maya (utilize “Thoughtlock”), Axton, Zer0 or Gaige. If following the guide though it is completely not necessary in my opinion.

Note: There are some known glitches related to this trophy please see here: Borderlands 2: Glitches and Fixes

Done That Completed all Hammerlock’s Hunt side missions (2) 

There are 13 side quests in addition to the main story quests in this DLC. If playing on normal as the roadmap suggests then they are all very simple to complete. These are in the order I completed them as I recall, by location.

Hunter’s Grotto:

  • Still Just a Borok in a Cage
  • An Acquired Taste
  • Palling Around
  • Voracidous the Invincible
  • Now You See It
  • Big Feet
  • Egg on Your Face
  • I Like My Monsters Rare

Scylla’s Grove:

  • Nakayama-rama
  • The Rakk Dahlia Murder
  • Ol’ Pukey
  • Urine, You’re Out
  • Follow the Glow

Hints:

I Like My Monsters Rare:

This is probably the worst trophy of the DLC as it is completely random. A few good places to grind are Ardorton Station just after you enter the map for the Pink Boroks, the place where you cleaned the urine in Scylla’s Grove for the Albino Skags, the footprints in Candlerakk’s Crag for the Tailless Scaylions (also found in Scylla’s Grove in Dropwater Cavern) and Hunter’s Grotto for the two-legged drifters (there are 4 drifters that spawn everytime outside of the Hunter’s Lodge, 2 are visible from each end). I got the Slagged Spores without looking for them so just kill anything that flies. If you do need to grind kills then just save and quit after you have done your run.

Slagged Spores can be farmed in Hunters Grotto a short distance in front of where the Catch-A-Boat Station is that Sir Hammerlock repairs, you can also find them in Ardorton Station near the Scylla’s Grove Entrance where you have to follow the pee in “Follow the Glow”. Another good place for Tailless Scaylions is Scylla’s Grove near the Ardorton Station entrance.

Credit to Terminator for this info.

Egg On You Face:

Stick to the Hunter’s Grotto map. What I did was just look for cyan sticking up out of the map, each of those were an egg as that is the quest item color. The cyan is not always easily visible when the eggs are in or near water so you may have trouble seeing some of them. If you get this mission early though while it might take a bit of time and patience it should be fairly easy. The fight afterwards is simple if on normal as you should be.

Note: There are some known glitches related to this trophy please see here: Borderlands 2: Glitches and Fixes

Been There Discovered all named locations in Hammerlock’s Hunt  

Missable

This trophy description is misleading as you actually need to unlock the entire map and not just find the named locations below. Your best bet would be to just walk around the entire map until all the edges are visible.

This is the order you will most likely get to each area:

Hunter’s Grotto:

  • Hammerlock’s Camp
  • The Aegrus Sophisticates’ Lodge

Scylla’s Grove:

  • The Sun Swamps
  • Roothill Village
  • Grifters Reak
  • Dropwater Cavern
  • The Ardorton Docks
  • Low Gut Rut

On your way to Ardorton Station from Scylla’s Grove there is a small cave that contains an amusing Easter Egg that is easily missed. In my game it didn’t show as being missing on the map so watch out. Instead of going straight to the docks, hug the left side of the cavern that leads there. You should notice a small opening, this will lead you to the Easter Egg and completion of the Scylla’s Grove map.

Ardorton Station:

  • Bone Metal Camp
  • The Psycho Surgery
  • The Morgue
  • The Ardo Farm
  • Skin-Chop Chop-Shop
  • Iron Rail Rotunda
  • The Offal Overlook
  • The Infernal Machine

Candlerakk’s Crag:

  • Elite’s Crossing
  • Lower Bluff
  • The Big Bluff
  • The Rage Cage

H.S.S. Terminus:

  • Nakayama’s Laboratory
  • Sunken Cargo Room
    DLC: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Cost: Free Trophies: 10   I Totes Planned That Boss Slew Mister Boney Pants Guy   

Story related, can’t be missed.

You will get this during the first mission, just kill ‘Mister Boney Pants Guy’ to unlock it.

Yaaaaaay Introduced thyself to the White Knight   

Story related, can’t be missed.

You will unlock it during the mission ‘Denial, Anger, Initiative’ when you meet the White Knight.

Shorty, You So Best Completed thy quest by rescuing yonder queen   

Story related, can’t be missed.

You will unlock it when you turn in the mission ‘A Game of Games’.

Girl’s Gotta Eat Fed thy noble queen 3 times during one visit to her quarters  

For this trophy you will need 15 pieces of Eridium as feeding her costs 5 pieces of Eridium. Once you have completed the story the queen will appear in ‘Flamerock Refuge’. When you speak to her she will give you a mission to pet her. Upon completing this mission she will give you a mission to feed her, just do this mission and feed her twice more (without leaving) to unlock the trophy.

It’s Like That One Video Showed thine worst enemy, the abomination known as “The Darkness,” who is the nerdiest of them all  

The Darkness is found in the area called ‘Hatred’s Shadow’ and will always be the same level as you. In the area there is a camp-site next to a castle entrance and to the left of the camp-site is a dark blob. Shoot it until it is dead to unlock the trophy. During the mission ‘Game of Games’, Tina will tell you that there are Orcs being fired at you from the sky, instead of going through the castle entrance at this point, go straight ahead and you will arrive at the camp site. Another way to find it is during the side mission “Loot Ninja”, it will be directly South of the quest marker.

They Was All “Hey That’s Mine” Unsheathed 5 swords from Immortal Skeletaurs without leaving the area  

For this trophy you need to kill five Immortal Skeletaurs without leaving the map or exiting the game, you can die though. To kill them you need to reduce their health to zero, then when they are on the floor press square over them to unsheath their sword. If you don’t unsheath their sword they will come back to life and it won’t count towards the trophy.

There are two good areas to attempt this trophy. The first is during the mission ‘Denial, Anger, Initiative’. When you fight the Ghost Kings during this mission they will be protected by lots of Immortal Skeletaurs. Avoid killing the bosses and focus on the Skeletaurs until you have the trophy. Another is during the side mission ‘My Dead Brother’ which is found in ‘The Lair of Infinite Agony’. For this mission you have to resurrect and kill 3 groups of enemies which include some Immortal Skeletaurs.

Dang Girl You Ace At This Game Won the most challenging round in Murderlin’s Temple (2) 

To start this quest line talk to Moxxi in ‘Flamerock Refuge’ and initiate the mission ‘Find Murderlin’s Temple’. You will then have to defeat six different rounds in Murderlin’s Temple, each consisting of between four and six waves of enemies. This is much like the Circle of Slaughter in the main game, with the added difficulty of traps that can kill you and a ‘Badass’ round which has a large number of Badass enemies. Once you have completed the last round turn in the mission to unlock the trophy. The last round can be repeated indefinitely, but you only have to finish it once for the trophy.

Tips:

 

  • Stay away from the trapdoors. If you fall in they will kill you and you’ll have to start from the beginning of the round.
  • Try not to step on the spikes as they damage you and slow you down. Spikes can also kill if your health is low enough.
  • Stay away from the electricity, acid and fire plumes as they will do large damage to your shields and health.
  • Target the archers first as some have arrows that greatly slow down your movement.
  • When fighting the giant skeletons, make sure to stay away from the edge as their attacks can send you flying into the air.
Hmmmmm Wielded the Mysterious Amulet (3) 

You get the amulet for completing the mission ‘The Amulet’, you start this mission by talking to ‘Mister Miz’ in the ‘Lair of Infinite Agony’ He appears in the area called ‘Hall of the Dead’ in the North West of the map. It can take a while for him to spawn, so you may have to reload the level quite a few times to get him to appear. When you talk to him he gives you the option of paying for the Amulet or punching him. If you punch him you will not get the Amulet, and will have to playthrough the DLC again or trade with another player. The price of the amulet varies depending on which playthrough you are on, with normal being the cheapest. Once you have the Amulet, equip it to unlock the trophy.

Contrary to popular belief, this trophy isn’t missable since ‘Mister Miz’ will always respawn but won’t have a Quest marker on subsequent appearances once you’ve either bought the Amulet off him or turned down his offer.

Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Demonstrated your skill, or lack thereof, at rolling the magical treasure orb of many sides (1) 

To unlock this trophy you need to roll a 1 or 20 on the chests that are unlocked by rolling the twenty sided die, however, it does not unlock for some people when they roll a one or twenty so keep activating these chests until it unlocks. A good time to try for this is once you have defeated the ‘Ancient Dragons of Destruction’ (see Make it Raaaaaid). You will enter a large room with about 50 of these chests, so you will have plenty of opportunities to unlock the trophy. Every time you defeat the boss, the chests will be reset so if you can’t find any more then just fight the boss again.

Make it Raaaaaid Vanquished the Ancient Dragons of Destruction (5) 

This is the Raid Boss for this DLC, and is in my opinion far easier than any of the other raid bosses in the game. To start this mission you will need to have first completed the mission “Fake Geek Guy”, then talk to Torgue in ‘Flamerock Refuge’ and initiate the mission ‘Raiders of the Last Boss’. To enter the arena to fight them you will need to pay 20 Eridium.

This battle involves fighting four invincible elemental dragons. Fortunately you will only be attacked by one dragon at once, the rest will circle about in the sky and occasionally fire projectiles at you. Focus your fire on whichever dragon has landed and ignore the others. When they are all flying use this time to regenerate health, shields and ammo as the dragons will be quite hard to hit. The trophy will unlock when you have defeated them, there is no need to turn in the mission. This strategy might not work on harder difficulties, more tips can be found in this thread: Dragons of Destruction (UVHM tips)

    DLC: Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary Cost: Free Trophies: 6   Anyway, Here’s “Firewall” Activate the Backburner’s firewall.   

Story-related; cannot be missed.

You will get the mission associated with this during the Prologue “Dawn of New Pandora.” After you turn on the 3 switches for Vaughn to light up the vines, turn the mission in to Vaughn and the trophy will pop.

Chocolate Chip Confirmed Allow Tiny Tina to arm the moonshot cannon.   (4) 

MISSABLE

During the Chapter 4 mission “Shooting the Moon”, you will come to a point where you need to arm the moonshot cannon. You will have two choices: either press it yourself, or talk to Tina to let her do it herself (which she is begging for). Simply talk to Tina to choose the option of allowing her to arm the moonshot cannon, and the trophy will pop.

If you miss this chance, you will have to replay the entire DLC all over again to reach Chapter 4 by either starting a new character or new Playthrough on either TVHM or UVHM.

Spicy Boy Defeat Haderax the Invincible. (6) 

Haderax the Invincible is the new raid boss for great loot. You’ll get the mission “A Most Cacaphonous Lure” after you finish the final chapter (Ch. 6) of the DLC. You will be able to find his lair The Writhing Deep nearest to The Burrows fast travel station. Note that you will need 20 Eridium to awaken him.

In normal mode, his level is 40. If you are below that level, either find a high-level friend or continue to play the majority of the game to increase your level. He is extremely difficult if you are fighting him near his level, because he has a tendency to heal himself if you don’t keep applying a Fire or Slag DoT (Damage over Time), which could make the fight last pretty long. If you are very over-leveled, the fight will end rather quickly. The aim of the fight is to hit the Crit spot on the top of Haderax’s Head enough times that he gets stunned and falls over so you can then destroy the Crit spot on the roof of his mouth. A Fire elemental Conference Call is your best bet for this fight, because it’s the only weapon that can hit the top of Haderax’s head without you having to parkour your way up there and hit it directly. If you start to run low on ammo, kill some Sand Worms and pick up the ammo they drop.

The new effervescent “Hygiene Set” actually gives some special bonuses that you can only receive when inside Haderax’s lair The Writhing Deep, such as super high jumps & speed boost, which can help tremendously against this boss.

The Hygiene Set includes:

  • Toothpick (Assault Rifle) – Random drop from Sand Worms
  • Retainer (Shield) – Drop from Sand Worms (more likely chance from the Sand Worm queens) in The Burrows
  • Mouthwash (Relic) – Given by Lilith for completing “Paradise Found”

Here’s a video from Ki11er Six describing the set:

Thanks to Terminator for some suggestions on making the boss easier with the following tricks/glitches:

Conference Call + Bee Shield combo from Jay Flare:

Good camping spot/Pimpernel + Ahab glitch (for Gunzerkers) from EpicNNG:

Explanation on Pimp/Hab glitch from MorninAfterKill: NEW glitch spot for easy kill:

If you are having trouble, check out the co-op boosting thread here: LINK

Decrypted! Defeat the Dark Web.   

MISSABLE

During the Chapter 5 mission “The Cost of Progress”, you will be able to find Claptrap in Dahl Abandon with his side mission “Claptocurrency.” Once you get the drill going, you will need to mine BECHO Wafers in the new place that just opened up, along with an optional objective to destroy the Dark Web, a large spiderant. In the back of this place, you will find the Dark Web next to the last 4 BECHO Wafers you need. You will need to kill the Dark Web before you get all 10 BECHO Wafers.

If you miss your chance to defeat the Dark Web, you will have to replay the entire DLC all over again to reach Chapter 5 by either starting a new character or new Playthrough on either TVHM or UVHM.

3 or Bust Complete the mission “Paradise Found”.   

Story-related; cannot be missed.

The final Chapter, Chapter 6, contains the main mission “Paradise Found.” Once you defeat the final boss and go through the credits (which are skippable), you will be able to turn the mission in to Lilith. After turning it in, the trophy will pop.

Secret Trophies

Painbow Connection Equip effervescent-quality gear in all slots (except class mod). (21) 

Effervescent-quality gear is the new rarity offered for this DLC, and it has a rainbow-like texture. Most of the gear are from random drops, but a few items you can get from a boss or quest reward. After defeating Haderax the Invincible (see Spicy Boy), 4 effervescent chests will appear. There’s a high chance to get Effervescent-quality gear from those – mostly just weapons and shields. As the trophy description states, there is no Effervescent class mod.

Here is a guide for where to get the effervescent-quality gear (might have spoilers):

  • Weapons – Random drop from killed enemies (doesn’t need to be different–can be duped guns)
    • You will most likely have enough by the end of your first playthrough (doing all the side quests as well). If for some reason you did not, some may drop from Haderax’s chests.
  • Shields – Can drop randomly from sand worms in The Burrows but has a 100% chance of spawning from one of Haderax’s chests.
  • Grenade Mods – Only dropped from two bosses (and the chances are smaller).
    • Uranus Bot – Helios Fallen – There’s a 5% chance he’ll drop an effervescent grenade mod “The Electric Chair.” Best spot to farm is the one-way fast travel station near where you defeated Uranus Bot. After interacting with it to save the game, quit then relaunch the game. From here, you can actually head back to where Uranus Bot spawned. Supposedly, if you kill Uranus with World Burn rocket launcher, it increases to 40-45% chance to drop. Here’s a guide on farming Uranus Bot by Joltzdude139: LINK
    • Dr. Cassius Leclemaine, Mt. Scarab Research Facility – There’s a 10% chance he’ll also drop an effervescent grenade mod “Antifection.” The only way to farm him is to save the game, quit, then relaunch the game. You will start at the FT station from the beginning of the Facility and need to head to where the boss is to quickly farm. (ignore all of the other enemies, the best you can)Here’s a guide on farming Cassius by Joltzdude139: LINK
  • Relics – You can get one from Lilith after turning in the mission “Paradise Found.” Can spawn from one of Haderax’s chests as well.
  • Weapons – Random drop from killed enemies; you also can get a shotgun from feeding Butt Stallion while wearing the Mysterious Amulet, which can be gotten from the Dragon Keep DLC. Also note that the enemy Soldiers you meet during the BFFFs Mission, each have a unique Effervescent weapon drop in their respective loot pools

Here’s a playlist showing each Effervescent-item and where to get them from Joltzdude139: LINK

If you are having difficulty finding a certain effervescent gear, you can ask for help in the Trading thread here: LINK

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