Borderlands Achievement Guide

  • Author : ram ツ
  • Time To Complete : 60-70 Hours(Single), 50-60 Hours(Co-Op)
  • Difficulty : 5
  • Online : 0/80
  • Offline : 80/80
  • Missable : N/A
  • Glitched : N/A
  • Num Playthroughs : 1

Hello and welcome to another achievement guide written by myself, I have completed this game on the Xbox already, but decided to replay it on the PC to get all the achievements here.

This time we’re taking a look at Borderlands, published by 2K Games (same ones as Bioshock and UT3) – so should be a goodun’.

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Closing Remarks
Borderlands is an excellent game to play with friends or by yourself. The game notices instantly when you’re playing with a friend and increases the difficulty, which it should – this simulates that you’re basically playing alone which is a really good feature.

The game is long and you definitely find yourself plenty to do, one major drawback that I found with the game and even more annoying with friends is how quickly the enemies respawn. I can understand if you travel to a new area and then back that they should be there, but for example, right at the beginning – once you talk to Zed and leave the compound, to your right are some Bandits, I killed them and went back to Zed, just as I was leaving to go out again, they were already attacking me, far to quick for my liking.

I can’t really comment on the graphics as I still don’t know how I feel about them, they’re sharp but still a little weird as they’re not how normal graphics are. It would be interesting to play this game with normal graphics, but I feel that would take away the very nature of the game, I think it was designed that way for a reason.

Anyway, the 80 achievements is definitely challenging and you’ve got your work cut out for you, no idea how long I spent on this, but it was countless hours, I know that much. Happy hunting!

Achievement Guide
Paid in Fyrestone Paid in Fyrestone
Completed 5 missions in the Arid Badlands

This achievement you can’t actually miss, you’ll end up doing a minimum of 5 missions anyway.

Made in Fyrestone Made in Fyrestone
Completed all missions in the Arid Badlands

You need to complete all the missions within the first area, there are 44 quests that are given to you. Clap-trap quests also count, Bounty-Board quests as well.

Paid in New Haven Paid in New Haven
Completed 5 missions in the Rust Commons

You can’t miss this achievement either, you’ll do a minimum of 5 quests anyway.

Made in New Haven Made in New Haven
Completed all missions in the Rust Commons

You need to complete all missions in the Commons, this includes all Clap-trap quests, NPC quests etc.

My Brother is an Italian Plumber My Brother is an Italian Plumber
Killed an enemy plumber-style

This can be achieved very early on, simply weaken an enemy and then jump on its head – easier to do it with those mole things (Oh how I loath them..).

Hidden Achievement
12 Days of Pandora 12 Days of Pandora
Mastered the technology of Pandora

This is reference to the 12 days of Christmas, you must get a certain number of kills with each weapon – more specifically.

  • 12 Assault Rifle kills
  • 11 Pistol kills
  • 10 Shotgun kills
  • 9 SMG kills
  • 8 Sniper Rifle kills
  • 7 Melee kills
  • 6 Critical Hit kills
  • 5 Explosive kills
  • 4 Shock kills
  • 3 Incendiary kills
  • 2 Corrosive kills
  • 1 Grenade kill

This challenge can be tracked in the challenge list.

Hidden Achievement
Wanted: Sledge Wanted: Sledge
Kill Sledge.

This guy is a melee character, he really wants to get in your face and smash you to bits. Keep your distance from him and snipe his head, easy. If there are two of you, one of you can be the bait.

Hidden Achievement
Wanted: Krom Wanted: Krom
Killed Krom.

This was horrible, I realised now that I was a few levels too low. He mow’s you down with his turret, so you really don’t want to fight him close and personal. I waited until he stopped firing, took a few shots at him from behind some cover and continued that way.

Hidden Achievement
Wanted: Flynt Wanted: Flynt
Killed Flynt.

This fight starts out with the guy surrounded by a lot of friends. I suggest you wipe them out first and then start fighting him. Keep safe, you should be ok.

Hidden Achievement
Destroyed the Hive Destroyed the Hive
Killed the Rakk Hive.

Easy easy, aim for its eyes to get critical hits.

Hidden Achievement
Destroyed the Destroyer Destroyed the Destroyer
Killed the Vault Boss.

You can’s miss this either, keep your distance as to avoid the tentacle. Aim for his eyes, easy.

Speedy McSpeederton Speedy McSpeederton
Raced around the Ludicrous Speedway in record time

As you progress through the story, you’ll eventually reach Dahl Headlands. Once there, find a place called Skagzilla and just to the left is a race track. If you’re in Co-Op, you can both get the achievement. Complete the track in under 31 seconds.

You call this archaeology? You call this archaeology?
Applied an elemental artifact

Apparently, these drop randomly from enemies when you kill them, but you also get them from doing quests later on in the story, simply equip it and you’ll get the achievement.

Ding! Newbie Ding! Newbie
Earned level 5

See “Ding! Champion” for more information.

Ding! Novice Ding! Novice
Earned level 10

See “Ding! Champion” for more information.

Ding! Expert Ding! Expert
Earned level 20

See “Ding! Champion” for more information.

Ding! Hardcore Ding! Hardcore
Earned level 30

See “Ding! Champion” for more information.

Ding! Sleepless Ding! Sleepless
Earned level 40

See “Ding! Champion” for more information.

Discovered Skag Gully Discovered Skag Gully
Discovered Skag Gully

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Sledge's Safe House Discovered Sledge’s Safe House
Discovered Sledge’s Safe House

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Headstone Mine Discovered Headstone Mine
Discovered Headstone Mine

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Trash Coast Discovered Trash Coast
Discovered Trash Coast

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered The Scrapyard Discovered The Scrapyard
Discovered The Scrapyard

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Krom's Canyon Discovered Krom’s Canyon
Discovered Krom’s Canyon

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave
Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Discovered Eridian Promontory Discovered Eridian Promontory
Discovered Eridian Promontory

Story Related, you can’t miss this.

Ding! Champion Ding! Champion
Earned level 50

So once you reach these, thats another set of achievements to add to the list.

Get A Little Blood on the Tires Get A Little Blood on the Tires
Killed 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle

Through natural progression of the main story, once you’ve done the Catch-A-Ride in Fyrestone quest, you’ll have access to vehicle’s. Simply run over 25 little rat things and job done.

Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest
Killed 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds

I got this achievement in Skag Gully. They travel in packs of 5 or so, wait for them to attack you and they’re pretty easy to shoot down. You can also get this achievement during the Rakk Hive fight, but you should have it by then.

Pandora-dog Millionaire Pandora-dog Millionaire
Earned $1,000,000

This’ll come over time, just be patient and keep collecting money from fallen foe’s. You can view your progress in the challenges menu.

Fence Fence
Sold 50 guns to a shop

You’ll get this through natural progression as well, just sell stuff that you don’t need and find and you’ll get it. I hear med kits count as well, but I personally didn’t see those. Progress can be tracked in the challenges menu.

Can't We Get BEYOND Thunderdome? Can’t We Get BEYOND Thunderdome?
Emerged victorious from an arena match

You can do this online or via split screen. Just win an arena match at a designated location, there is one near the start in Fyrestone.

Duel-icious Duel-icious
Won a duel against another player

Simply win a duel and you got it.

Group LF Healer Group LF Healer
Rescued a groupmate from death in a co-op game

Either online Co-Op or splitscreen, when a comrade falls an is near death, run to them and hold X (Xbox 360 Controller) to revive them.

There's No There’s No “I” In “Team”
Completed 15 missions in co-op

You can do this online or via splitscreen, just progress naturally to unlock this.

Hidden Achievement
United We Stand United We Stand
Defeated the Rakk Hive, the Vault Boss, Sledge, Krom, or Flynt in a co-op game

You need to defeat either one of these bosses either in Co-Op or split screen to unlock.

This is a viral achievement that MUST BE DONE ONLINE. You need to play with another player who has the achievement already. Nothing that a quick message to the Steam forum will sort.

Weapon Aficionado Weapon Aficionado
Reached proficiency level 10 with any weapon type

You’ll get this achievement over time, just make sure that when you or your partner kill enemies, that the weapon you have out is the one that you want to get more proficient in.

Hidden Achievement
You're on a boat! You’re on a boat!
I bet you never thought you’d be here.

As you come upon the Treachers Landing, you need to immediately open up your map. Look on the far right hand side and you’ll see a lone dock, go to that dock and hop on the boat and you’ll get the achievement.

Duelinator Duelinator
Won a duel without taking damage

Again, online or splitscreen. Just have one guy idle and the other win.

Facemelter Facemelter
Killed 25 enemies with corrosive weapons

You will naturally find a weapon that has the corrosive ability, this may be a gun or a grenade. Simply equip it and kill 25 enemies with it.

1.21 Gigawatts 1.21 Gigawatts
Killed 25 enemies with shock weapons

Same as above, as soon you find a weapon with the shock ability, equip it and kill 25 enemies.

Pyro Pyro
Killed 25 enemies with incendiary weapons

Same as above, as soon you find a weapon with the incendiary ability, equip it and kill 25 enemies.

Master Exploder Master Exploder
Killed 25 enemies with explosive weapons

Use the rockets on the vehicle to get this achievement.

There are some who call me...Tim There are some who call me…Tim
Equipped a class mod for your character

You can get this achievement early on as well, before you leave Fyrestone infact. You are required to bring Dr.Zed an object and in turn, he’ll reward you with a class mod. Simply equip it in the inventory.

Fully Loaded Fully Loaded
Rescued enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots

There are various locations throughout where you must rescue Claptraps. I found a guide written online by Fizzmatrix showing the locations – I do not own this guide, so all credit is to be directed towards him – the guide is here

Truly Outrageous Truly Outrageous
Killed an enemy with the Siren’s action skill

Once you reach level 5, you unlock a skill point and you’re then able to start putting skill points in the tree. You first unlock the action skill. I use a Xbox 360 controller, so press the LB button to activate the skill – get one kill and this’ll unlock.

Careful, He Bites Careful, He Bites
Killed 15 enemies with the Hunter’s action skill

As above, except you must kill 15 enemies.

Reckless Abandon Reckless Abandon
Killed 15 enemies with the Berserker’s action skill

As above, except you must kill 15 enemies.

Down in Front! Down in Front!
Killed 15 enemies with the Soldier’s action skill

As above, except you must kill 15 enemies.

House of the Ned House of the Ned
Completed the “House of the Ned” mission

This achievement is story related and you cannot miss it.

Jakobs Fodder Jakobs Fodder
Completed the “Jakobs Fodder” mission

Story related and you cannot miss it.

Hidden Achievement
Night of the Living Ned Night of the Living Ned
Killed Ned…sort of

Story related and you cannot miss it.

Hidden Achievement
Ned's Undead, Baby Ned’s Undead, Baby
Killed Ned. Again.

Story related, you cannot miss this.

Braaaaaaaaaaaaains! Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!
Completed the “Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!” mission

This achievement will take the longest to complete, although, I recommend playing on multiplayer because then the sum of all of the players collected brains count. There is no point in collecting them now, you should collect them once you’ve activated the quest as they don’t count before. To activate this quest, you need to return a wooden leg to TK Zombie (yes thats right, a zombie). To find his leg, you need to head to the south west of the map in Hallows End and the leg will be sat on a porch for you, enter the building with the leg and you’ll find old zombie chops inside. He will then give you 5 different missions, just tiered of one.

  • Collect 10 Brains
  • Collect 25 Brains
  • Collect 50 Brains
  • Collect 100 Brains
  • Collect 250 Brains

To get brains, you must headshot the zombie – either blow their face off with a sniper rifle or smash a shotgun shell in it. You must complete this quest in the tiers it says, so once you have found 10, you must return to trigger the next one.

Small Tournament Small Tournament
Completed the Prove Yourself mission

This is the first quest that you get, you need to complete all 5 rounds to get this. Each round lasts anywhere between 20 and 50 minutes.

Hell-Burbia Hell-Burbia
Reached the end of the larger challenge in the Hell-Burbia coliseum

This achievement can be earned by following ‘The Gully’.

The Angelic Ruins The Angelic Ruins
Reached the end of the larger challenge in The Angelic Ruins coliseum

Again, see ‘The Gully’ achievement.

The Gully The Gully
Reached the end of the larger challenge in The Gully coliseum

You need to complete the mega challenge for a specific area. This challenge consists of 20 rounds which are split into 5 waves. Each arena takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete.

Big Tournament Big Tournament
Reached the end of each of the 3 larger challenges with one character

This achievement is going to be the longest one to do, you must complete all the other three arena’s so it’ll take some time. You must also complete them with the same character to unlock the achievement, happy hunting.

Making a Monster Making a Monster
Built the New Car: Monster

You get this achievement for completing the ‘Grease Monkey’ quest in TK’s junk yard. You will start this quest and be given it from Scooter after you complete his other quest, ‘Boost the Monster’. You must find three parts scattered around.

  • The exhaust pipe is found attached to a car thats crashed into a pole, near Zed.
  • The supercharger is found almost in the dead center of the map behind a small shack.
  • The nitrous oxide tank can be found near Marcus’ place.
Athena, Out Athena, Out
Rescued Athena

Athena is locked up in prison and you need to defeat a guy called Mr. Shank. This guy is a melee fighter and its recommended bursting his shield down with a shock weapon, then firing him up. Once he’s dead, pick up the PTD and then make your way to Athena’s cell (you’ll have to fight). You then hand the PTD over to Athena and she hands the achievement to you.

Depot Demolition Depot Demolition
Destroyed the Lance Depot

Your ultimate goal here is to kill General Knoxx and blow up the armory, the code to the armory is Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Orange. He has a team of medics that like to heal him and they do so very quickly, make sure you focus these when they are around. I have read that there are a lot of glitches in this DLC with the armory shutting, so if this is the case, make sure the following conditions are met.

  • Don’t quite out of the game when you’re in the elevator shaft, watch the credits first.
  • Don’t have the quests “Super Marcus Sweep” or “It’s Like Christmas” in your quest log.


Vincible Vincible
Killed Crawmerax the Invincible

This is a mighty crab, very difficult to do, especially on single player let alone multiplayer. He is level 64 and his minions will attack you too, the key to defeating him is “sharing the load”, so try not to have one teammate too focused by him as he’ll kill you in like one hit. Destroy the 6 purple spots on his body to bring him down for some very nice loot!

Sneaky Little Buggers Sneaky Little Buggers
Killed each of the loot midgets

Loot midgets are strong little annoying buggers that try and kill you by jumping out and scaring you half to death. They come in five varieties and can be found in multiple locations, however, below is where you will find each of the core ones.

  • Mini Steve: Go to Lockdown Palace and check our normal red weapon chests.
  • Dumpster Diver: In the area where you kill Motorhead, check the dumpsters.
  • Crimson Shorty: Found just before the Armory in one of the Crimson Lance Chests.
  • Truxican Wrestler: Found in one of the lockers at the beginning of Lockdown Palace.
  • Meat Popsicle: Found either in the midget village or in the lowest portion of T-Bone Junction, you’ll find him in a fridge.


Speed Kills Speed Kills
Destroyed a Lancer while in a Racer

Racers are the vehicle that you can drive around in the normal game whilst Lancers are exclusive to this DLC, they are like tanks to be honest. The easiest way to get this achievement is to grab a race and head to ‘The Ridgeway’, once there head down the ramp and at the bottom you’ll see a Lancer, fire some rockets at it and be careful if it attacks you back, once destroyed you have another achievement.

Ding! Overleveled Ding! Overleveled
Reached Level 51

You should get this achievement early on in the DLC, if you’ve followed the guide above, you should be on playthrough 2, so you will be high level anyway. I would recommend getting to the start of the DLC at around level 52 or 53, becuase the DLC is quite hard.

Ding! Overleveled to 11 Ding! Overleveled to 11
Reached Level 61

You can’t get no higher than this, the total experience points that you need is 5,985,083. YThe exp that you earn from the main campaign is added to this as well as the experience from the DLC. If you’re struggling I can suggest a method that I’ve tried, gang up and keep killing Crawmerax’s minions, they give shed loads of experience points.

Completionist Completionist
Completed all missions in Secret Armory

I’ve sorted the missions into their locations in the DLC, there are a load that you can complete just by doing the story, happy hunting – please note that in the playthrough of your DLC, you must complete all quests to get the achievement.

  • T-Bone Junction
    • Scooter? But I Don’t Even Know Her.
    • Boost the Monster
    • You’ve Got Moxxi: Roadblock
    • Bridging the Gap
    • Code Breaker: Analysis
    • Greasemonkey
  • Big Crimson Brother is Watching (Bounty Board)
    • Power Leech
    • Difter Lifter
    • Road Rage
    • You. Will. Die
    • Bugged
    • OMG APC
    • Circle of Duty: New Recruit
    • Mop Up
    • Wanted: Dead!
    • Core Collection
    • Local Trouble
    • Super-Marcus Sweep
    • The ♥♥♥♥♥ is Payback
    • The ♥♥♥♥♥ is Payback Part 2
    • It’s Like Christmas!
    • Knoxxed Out
  • The Crimson Tollway
    • You’ve Got Moxxi: Moxxi’s Red Light
  • Deep Fathoms
    • Armory Assault
  • Moxxi’s Red Light
    • Prison Break: Road Warrior
    • Stain Removal
    • Thrown for a Loop
  • The Ridgeway
    • Prison Break: Over the Wall
    • Code Breaker: Time is Bullets
  • Sunken Sea
    • Prison Break: Try Not to Get Shanked
    • Athena Set Up Us the Bomb
  • Pond Shack
    • Purple Juice!
    • Little People, Big Experiements
  • Lockdown Palace
    • Rendezvous
    • Claptrap Resue: Lockdown Palace
  • Circle of Duty
    • Circle of Duty: Cadet
    • Circle of Duty: Private
    • Circle of Duty: Corporal
    • Circle of Duty: Sergeant
    • Circle of Duty: Medal of Duty
  • Road’s End
    • Lost Lewts
  • Crimson Armory
    • Loot Larceny
Hidden Achievement
Sucker born every minute Sucker born every minute
Paid for a worthless tour of the world’s largest bullet

This achievement can be firs tobtained whilst you’re doing the ‘Code Breaker: Time is Bullets’ mission. You need to travel to the Sunken Sea, near the Vehicle Station and a Shop. You need to enter the village which has a sign ‘Worlds Largest Bullet’, once you go under the sign, head straight to the shack in front of you and once the tour begins, you’ll earn the achievement, you need alot of cash to do it though…. 8 million.

Tourist Tourist
Read all 6 claptrap statue placards

There are 6 statues, as the achievement says, that yo need to find in the new area.

  • Sanders Gorge: This is near a few vending machines just as you enter the area.
  • Tartarus Station: You’ll find it along the path.
  • Dividing Faults: As soon as you enter this location, the statue is immediately in front of you.
  • Hyperion Dump: Once you’ve collected the clap-components for Tannis, it will be right in front of you, near some speakers.
  • Scorched Snake Canyon: Once you’ve entered this location, make an immediate left and go down a small set of stairs and take a quick left and you’ll find it.
  • Wayward Pass: Once you’ve defeated the Knoxx-trap again, the status will be located outside.
Hidden Achievement
Knoxx-Trap Knoxx-Trap
Knoxx is at rest…finally

This comes through natural story progression through the DLC, this does not unlock after you meet Knoxx the first time, but after you see him the second.

Hidden Achievement
Steele-Trap Steele-Trap
The Commandant is dead-trap

Just as above.. kill the Commandant a second time.

Hidden Achievement
Ned-Trap Ned-Trap
Killed Ned…again and again and again

Just the same as above, you’ll get it the second time you fight him.

Muerte la robo-lución Muerte la robo-lución
Defeated the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap

This is the final boss in the DLC, you need to kill him to get this achievement.

The Collector The Collector
Completed Tannis’ crazy request

This achievement is very similar to the one in the Zombie Island DLC., you have to collect a number of components to complete this. So here are the numbers for each part.

  • 42 Components
  • 75 Components
  • 100 Components
  • 150 Components
It's so realistic! It’s so realistic!
Collected 5 3D glasses

Just the same as before.

The Lubricator The Lubricator
Found 25 claptrap oil cans

Oil cans can be found from the clap-traps that you kill, they dont drop all the time ,but frequently enough.

Bobble-trap Bobble-trap
Collected 15 claptrap bobbleheads

You get these for killing the claptraps.

What a party! What a party!
Collected 3 panties, 5 fish in a bag, and 15 pizzas

Exactly the same as the previous achievements.