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Achievements

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Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore. The numbers between the () is the points given for each achievement.
Achievements Videos
TitleAuthorDurationDate
Speedy McSpeederton Achievement mikey123101 (00:01:12) Aug 12 2011
AchievementHow to unlock
Paid in Fyrestone (5)Complete 5 missions in the Arid Badlands
Made in Fyrestone (15)Complete all missions in the Arid Badlands
Paid in New Haven (10)Complete 5 missions in the Rust Commons
Made in New Haven (20)Complete all missions in the Rust Commons
My Brother is an Italian Plumber (15)Kill an enemy by stomping on its head
Speedy McSpeederton (10)Race around the Ludicrous Speedway in under 31 seconds
You call this archaeology? (20)Apply an elemental artifact
Ding! Newbie (5)Earn level 5
Ding! Novice (10)Earn level 10
Ding! Expert (20)Earn level 20
Ding! Hardcore (30)Earn level 30
Ding! Sleepless (40)Earn level 40
Discovered Skag Gully (5)Discover Skag Gully
Discovered Sledge's Safe House (5)Discover Sledge's Safe House
Discovered Headstone Mine (5)Discover Headstone Mine
Discovered Trash Coast (5)Discover Trash Coast
Discovered The Scrapyard (10)Discover The Scrapyard
Discovered Krom's Canyon (10)Discover Krom's Canyon
Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave (15)Discover Crimson Lance Enclave
Discovered Eridian Promontory (15)Discover Eridian Promontory
Ding! Champion (50)Earn level 50
Get A Little Blood on the Tires (20)Kill 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle
Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest (10)Kill 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds
Pandora-dog Millionaire (50)Earn $1,000,000
Fence (25)Sell 50 guns to a shop
Can't We Get BEYOND Thunderdome? (25)Win an arena match
Duel-icious (15)Win a duel against another player
Group LF Healer (25)Rescue a groupmate from death in a co-op game
There's No "I" In "Team" (30)Complete 15 missions in co-op
And They'll Tell Two Friends (10)Play in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who has this achievement
Weapon Aficionado (20)Reach proficiency level 10 with any weapon type
Duelinator (35)Win a duel without taking damage
Facemelter (25)Kill 25 enemies with corrosive weapons
1.21 Gigawatts (25)Kill 25 enemies with shock weapons
Pyro (25)Kill 25 enemies with incendiary weapons
Master Exploder (15)Kill 25 enemies with explosive weapons
There are some who call me...Tim (25)Equip a class mod for your character
Fully Loaded (10)Rescue enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots
Truly Outrageous (15)Kill an enemy with the Siren's action skill
Careful, He Bites (15)Kill 15 enemies with the Hunter's action skill
Reckless Abandon (15)Kill 15 enemies with the Berserker's action skill
Down in Front! (15)Kill 15 enemies with the Soldier's action skill
Secret Achievements-
12 Days of Pandora (30)Mastered the technology of Pandora
Wanted: Sledge (10)Killed Sledge
Wanted: Krom (20)Killed Krom
Wanted: Flynt (30)Killed Flynt
Destroyed the Hive (40)Killed the Rakk Hive
Destroyed The Destroyer (50)Killed the Vault Boss
United We Stand (35)Defeated the Rakk Hive, the Vault Boss, Sledge, Krom, or Flynt in a co-op game
You're on a boat! (15)I bet you never thought you'd be here.
DLC AchievementsZombie Island
House of the Ned (25)Complete the "House of the Ned" mission
Jakobs Fodder (25)Complete the "Jakobs Fodder" mission
Braaaaaaaaaaaaains! (25)Complete the "Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!" mission
Night of the Living Ned (1)Killed Ned...sort of
Ned's Undead, Baby (49)Killed Ned. Again.
DLC AchievementsMad Moxxi's Underdome Riot
Small Tournament (10)Complete the Prove Yourself mission
Hell-Burbia (25)Reach the end of the larger challenge in the Hell-Burbia coliseum
The Angelic Ruins (25)Reach the end of the larger challenge in The Angelic Ruins coliseum
The Gully (25)Reach the end of the larger challenge in The Gully coliseum
Big Tournament (40)Reach the end of each of the 3 larger challenges with one character
DLC AchievementsThe Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Making a Monster (10)Build the New Car: Monster
Athena, Out (25)Rescue Athena
Depot Demolition (25)Destroy the Lance Depot
Vincible (50)Kill Crawmerax the Invincible
Sneaky Little Buggers (25)Kill each of the loot midgets
Speed Kills (25)Destroy a Lancer while in a Racer
Ding! Overleveled (15)Reach Level 51
Ding! Overleveled to 11 (40)Reach Level 61
Completionist (25)Complete all missions in Secret Armory
Sucker Born Every Minute (10)Pay for a worthless tour of the worlds largest bullet (this is a secret achievement for the secret armory DLC)
DLC AchievementsClaptrap's New Robot Revolution
Tourist (10)Find all 6 Claptrap Statues
Muerte la robo-lución (70)Kill the INAC
The Collector (50)Complete a crazy request for Tannis
The Lubricator (10)Find 25 oil cans
Bobble-Trap (10)Collect 15 claptrap bobbleheads
It's so realistic! (10)Collect 5 3D glasses
What a party! (30)Collect 3 panties, 5 fish in a bag, and 15 pizzas
DLC Secret Achievements-
Knoxx-Trap (20)Knoxx is at rest...finally
Ned-Trap (20)Killed Ned...again and again and again
Steele-Trap (20)The Commandant is dead-trap
Verified by: Miragedres Submitted by: intoxication on August 25, 2009

Unlockables

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Quick Money and Items

Want purple and orange items without having to kill a single enemy? Once you get to "New Haven," head to the save/transport post near "Scooter" and save your game. Then, there are 2 red chests and 3 silver chest in town...4 of them on rooftops, and one that the claptrap rescue opens for you. Just loot them all, keep what you want, sell what you don't want and then save your game. Log off, then log back in to repeat the process. Check all the vending machines each time as they will offer great items as well.

Here is a rundown of the loot route from at the save/transport post near Scooter:
ChestWhere to find it
Silver Chest #1From the save post, turn directly left and go up the stairs, keep going in the same direction, cross the wood plank and then jump the railing to the other building. Turn a slight right around the corner.
Silver Chest #2After completing the Claptrap Rescue this Silver Chest will be in a little shed across the courtyard from the Bounty Board (you just have to crouch to get in there).
Silver Chest #3From the save post go forward and go up the stairs where the dollar sign and arrow are. Hop on top of the washing machine, then on top of the roof with the big antenna. The Silver Chest is behind it.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Tips

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Berserker Speed Exploit

Make sure you're in a fight with more than one enemy and your health is extremely low (10-20). Activate Berserker just before you enter Fight For Your Life! Mode, then kill someone to gain a Second Wind. If done properly, you should be able to run as fast as Brick can in Berserker mode AND you'll be able to fire your weapons. Note: you're not able to sprint while using this, but why would you need to anyway? Activating his Berserker mode again and finishing it, OR dying will cancel the effect.
Verified by: blackbagans Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Duplicate Items

To make a copy of any item you'll need a cooperative partner in a multiplayer game. Simply drop what you want to make a copy of on the floor, exit the game without saving, leaving your friend free to grab it. When you return, you'll have your copy of the weapon still, and your friend can hand you the other. This works on all guns, shields, and class mods, and can be done as many times as you need.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Easy 20,00 EXP

As soon as you are able to get a vehicle, find a safe place away from enemy spawn points and find a way to keep the trigger held down (tape? rubber band?). Just walk away for a few hours and after you have unloaded 100,000 shots from the vehicle you will get 20,000 exp.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Easy Escape After Defeating Sledge

After you've defeated Sledge (and collected the artifact), exit and save your game. When you start you're game again you'll begin at the save point at the very beginning of the mission. This way you don't have to backtrack on foot and you'll save a lot of ammo too.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Gain Levels and Money Before Entering Borderlands

In the first scene, when you're getting the tour with the scrap robot, follow him all the way through to the small campsite with the car up on the lift next to the burning tires. Collect all the loot (guns, money) along the way and kill all of the guys. Once everyone is dead simply pause the game and go to exit. It will save your character (level & loot) and start you at the very beginning upon loading your game. You can repeat this as many times as you'd like!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Item Storage using an Alternate Character

An effective, but annoying, way to store your extra stuff is to create an alternate character that is only for holding your extra stuff. Just create a new character, load a co-op game with both your main character and your new level 1 character and give them the items you want to put up. Log back in to your level 1 character and give the items back to your main character when you need them. This can be really useful when you find weapons and items that are above your level, or are saving them to give to a friend's character.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

New Game +

Complete the game to unlock a New Game + mode. Some items and stats will carry over into the new game and enemies will be tougher.
Verified by: Miragedres Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Reload Quickly

Watch your reload animation. As soon as the cartridge is removed (or rounds are being inserted), click the Right Stick (melee) and the gun will finish reloading. Do this to save time and possibly your life.
Verified by: RatedRViper Submitted by: Taz124 on November 19, 2009

Glitches

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Infinite money and health

First of all you will need the money from one of the missions which when you pick up will appear as an item called 'inpenetrable' in your inventory. Then if its not in your inventory above the grenades drop or unequip your sheild. Then equip the money and keep dropping it until your hearts content. Picking all of it up will give you $388 a piece and increased health; all you have to do is top it up.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Jack Driver on January 11, 2010

Restoring health and ammo

OK so i discovered this out of nowhere but if you have a good high level shield and a quick restoring health shield equip the high capacity shield and then drop it and equip the healing one. then hold x while looking at the high capicity one on the ground. If done right your health should restore at a rapid rate even when getting shot. I would recomend a hunter for this so when you kill something it heals you and jumpstarts the thing. The regenerating ammo only works for smgs but is helpful all the same just burn your ammo and it comes back. I think that ammo is regenerated when your health is full. If these dont work just try again. NOTE:IF YOU PRESS THE BACK BUTTON AND GO TO YOUR EQUIPMENT AND LOOK AT YOUR SHIELD IT CANCELS THE EFFECT!!! ALSO THE EFFECTS LAST THROUGH THE TURN OFF AND BACK ON SEQUENCES WHEN SHUTTING DOWN THE XBOX
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a guy on December 30, 2010

shoot machine gun faster while driving the runners

not sure if this works with the vehicles on knoxx but i have a heavy gunner mod with 65% clip size and 50 FIRE RATE and the machine gun fires faster on the runner (when you pull the right trigger) so you can dish out more damage not confirmed with runner's launchers
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: DisclosedBarrel on August 06, 2011
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