Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360) Cheats

Borderlands 2 cheats, Achievements, Easter Eggs, Glitchs, Unlockables, Tips, and Codes for Xbox 360.


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Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore. The numbers between the () is the points given for each achievement.
AchievementHow to unlock
Challenge Accepted (30G)Completed level 1 of all non-level-specific challenges with a single character
Goliath, Meet David (15G)Allowed a Goliath to level up four times before killing him
Went Five Rounds (25G)Completed Round 5 of any Circle of Slaughter
Not Quite Dead (5G)Reached level 5
Better Than You Were(10G)Reached level 10
Always Improving (25G)Reached level 25
Capped Out...For Now (50G)Reached level 50
Arctic Explorer (15G)Discovered all named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, and Frostburn Canyon
Urban Explorer (15G)Discovered all named locations in Sanctuary, Opportunity, and Lynchwood
Highlands Explorer (15G)Discovered all named locations in The Highlands, Thousand Cuts, and Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Blight Explorer (15G)Discovered all named locations in Eridium Blight, Arid Nexus, and Sawtooth Cauldron
World Traveler (50G)Discovered all named locations
Sugar Daddy (10G)Tipped Moxxi $10,000
Decked Out (25G)Had Purple-rated gear or better equipped in every slot
Sabre Rattler (20G)Killed 100 enemies with the Sabre turret
Phased and Confused (20G)Phaselocked 100 enemies
So Much Blood! (20G)Gunzerked continuously for 90 seconds
Cute Loot (15G)Killed a Chubby
Tribute To A Vault Hunter (15G)Got an item from Michael Mamaril
Definitely An Italian Plumber (15G)Killed Donkey Mong
High-Flying Hurler (10G)Killed a flying enemy with a thrown Tediore weapon
Token Gesture (20G)Redeemed 25 tokens
Unseen Predator (20G)Remained in Zero's Deception mode for ten seconds straight
Build Buster (20G)Killed a Constructor without it ever building another bot
How Do I Look? (25G)Unlocked 10 customization items
Friendship Rules (10G)Revived someone from "Fight for Your Life!" that is on your friends list
Better Than Money (15G)Purchased 5 items from the black market
Up High, Down Low (15G)Gave Claptrap a high five
Bounty Hunter (25G)Completed 20 side missions
Did It All (40G)Completed all side missions
Secret Achievements-
Feels Like The First Time(10)Opened the chest at the bus stop in Fyrestone
First One's Free(10)Completed the mission "My First Gun"
Well That Was Easy(10)Completed the mission "Shoot This Guy in the Face"
What does it mean?(15)I can't even capture it on my camera
A Road Less Traveled(20)Completed the mission "The Road To Sanctuary"
An Old Flame(20)Completed the mission "Hunting The Firehawk"
Bombs Away(20)Completed the mission "Toil And Trouble"
Can See My House From Here(20)Completed the mission "Bright Lights, Flying City"
Dragon Slayer(20)Completed the mission "Best Minion Ever"
Farewell, Old Girl(20)Completed the mission "Wildlife Preservation"
Got The Band Back Together(20)Completed the mission "The Once and Future Slab"
Identity Theft(20)Completed the mission "The Man Who Would Be Jack"
Knowing Is Half The Battle(20)Completed the mission "Data Mining"
New In Town(20)Completed the mission "Plan B"
No Man Left Behind(20)Completed the mission "A Dam Fine Rescue"
Sky's The Limit(20)Completed the mission "Rising Action"
Wilhelm Screamed(20)Completed the mission "A Train To Catch"
An Angel's Wish(25)Completed the mission "Where Angels Fear To Tread"
Cool Story, Bro(30)Defeated Jack
Thresher Thrashed(30)Defeated Terramorphous the Invincible
DLC AchievementsCaptain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty
Completionist(25)Complete all Pirate's Booty side missions
Gadabout(25)Discover all named locations in Oasis and the surrounding Pirate's Booty zones
Treasure Hunter(75)Complete the mission "X Marks the Spot"
DLC AchievementsMister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage
Explosive(40)Complete the mission "Long Way To The Top"
Motorhead(40)Complete all Campaign of Carnage side missions
Obsessed(45)Collect 10 pictures of Moxxi in Campaign of Carnage
DLC AchievementsSir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
Done That(40)Complete all Hammerlock's Hunt side missions
Face Off(40)Complete the mission "The Fall of Nakayama"
Been There(45)Discover all named locations in Hammerlock's Hunt
DLC AchievementsTiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
I Totes Planned That Boss(10)Slay Mister Boney Pants Guy
It's Like That One Video(10)Show thine worst enemy, the abomination known as "The Darkness," who is the nerdiest of them all
Girl's Gotta Eat(15)Feed thy noble queen 3 times during one visit to her quarters
Hmmmmm(15)Wield the Mysterious Amulet
Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'(15)Demonstrate your skill, or lack thereof, at rolling the magical treasure orb of many sides
They Was All "Hey That's Mine"(20)Unsheath 5 swords from Immortal Skeletaurs without leaving the area
Yaaaaaay(25)Introduce thyself to the White Knight
Dang Girl You Ace At This Game(30)Win the most challenging round in Murderlin's Temple
Make it Raaaaaid(50)Vanquish the Ancient Dragons of Destruction
Shorty, You So Best(60)Complete thy quest by rescuing yonder queen


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Unlockable Skin + Mode
UnlockableHow to unlock
Borderlands 1 SkinIf you have a Borderlands 1 saved file on the system, Borderlands 1's character skins will become available to you for all four characters under
True Vault Hunter ModeComplete the game in "Normal" mode to unlock True Vault Hunter Mode


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Dust Farm Run
This is a Farm Run that shows the fastest way(s) through the dust to acquire specific guns. NOTE: Some of these Bosses/Mini-Bosses may need quests to be completed in order to spawn.

RUN: Start off at Ellie's Garage in The Dust. Spawn a Light Runner and drive over to McNally(Item - Hammer Buster Assault Rifle), over in the bottom-left of the map. Get out of your car, kill him, then get back in and drive up to the top of the map, just to the left of Ellie's Garage. There is a little dark ledge you can jump on and walk up. Walk up it, then you should see Gettle(Item - Lyuda/White Death Sniper Rifle) and Mobley(Item - Veruc Assault Rifle). Kill them, then jump down the cliff in front of you. Try and jump down just before the save-point, as it gives the next enemy a higher chance to spawn. Go left, and you may or may not see the Black Queen(Item - Nukem Rocket Launcher) spawn. If she's there, kill her. If not, walk back up the cliff and spawn another vehicle to the right. Now drive all the way to the far left of the map, beside the entrance to Lynchwood. Fight either Mick Zaford(Item - Maggie Pistol) or Jimbo Hodunk(Item - Slagga Submachine Gun).
When you are finished with the run, Save and quit and keep going until you get what you want.

Note that it is possible to fight McNally > Zafords/Hodunks > Mobley, Gettle and The Black Queen, but may take longer or shorter.
Easily defeat Crystalisks
The slow but resilient Crystalisks are difficult to take down with guns early in the game, even when firing at the three weak points on their legs until they break. Fortunately, there is a much faster (and easier) way to defeat these beasts; simply use melee attacks on the weak points on each of the three legs, but only if you equip a weapons that grant bonuses to melee attacks; even a +50 percent bonus is significant.

"Law" family pistols (which are easily obtained from a side mission in Sanctuary partway through the game) are perfect examples of firearms which grant melee bonuses.
Easy XP ( Might Morphin Quest)
Find Sir Hammerlock inside Sanctuary after completing "A Dam Fine Rescue" mission to get "Mighty Morphi"quest:

1) Injecting a serum into Varkid Cocoons, then kill its offspring (Badass Varkid) to get around 1500-2000XP
2) Kill as many as you want by not completing the quest
Easy XP ( Tiny Tina Quest)
In Tundra Express, complete all Tiny Tina's side quests to get "You are Cordially Invited: RVSP" quest.

1) Kill Flesh Stick to get from 1,500-5000XP per kill
2) restart the quest with Tiny Tina
3) Co-op mode: let a player stand by Tiny Tina and the other wait for Flesh Stick's respawn
Eridium Farming
If you're not adverse to saving and reloading over and over again to make enemies respawn in the game, one way to continually farm Eridium is to repeatedly kill the "Bad Maw" unique mob located just outside the Bloodshot Stronghold, north of the quick travel terminal in Three Horns Valley.

Defeat Bad Maw, head into the Bloodshot Stronghold itself afterward, then save and quit the current game. Simply reload the file, then once back into the game, leave the Bloodshot Stronghold the way you entered and defeat Bad Maw outside again.

Re-enter the Stronghold, save and quit, and repeat ad nauseam!
Moxxi Tipping
The following is an alternative way to get weapons:

1) Tip Moxxi in Sanctuary (over $10,000 in total), she will hand you a 1st weapon.
2) After awhile, come back to find Moxxi and tipping her again, she will give you another one!

note: There are only two type of weapons available from her — Fire Elemental Submachine Gun + Corrosive Elemental Submachine Gun


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Duplication Glitch
NOTE: This glitch is only performable in co-op.
Glitch 1: Start a trade with your partner. You may do this with more than one item. Now, duel for the items. When the duel starts, whoever put the item up for trade should move the items up for trade into their backpack if the items are in their hands, or vice-versa. Now you should be able to drop the items. Drop them, then have either person defeat the other. The winner will now have the duplicated items and the loser will be able to pick up the original items off the floor.
Unlimited Weapon + Money
Follow the following instructions to increase your assets:

1) In a Co-op game, trade your valuable with a player
2) Quit the game w/o saving such as sign out or restart the system
3) Log back on to check your assets: if you are done it right, you should still have items that you traded with your friend earlier, and another set of your items should still under your friend's possession.

note: avoid perform "trading" near the auto-save point

Easter eggs

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Hidden Chest
In the Vault of the Warrior, hidden chest can be found right by the lava:

1) walk until you see a Metal Bridge inside the cave, stop by the lava stream about 10 feet before the bridge
2) Look down, there should be step-stone liked rocks by the edge
3) Jump onto the lava towards the left wall, now you should able to see the hidden den.

updated: check out the latest Borderlands 2 Neoseeker Video Walkthrough section or here for this cheat
Lord of the Rings reference and Hidden Chest and Heads
After beating the game on any mode, go to Claptraps Hut in Windshear Waste and go to the fire place. There, you will find an Echo Recorder. Pick it up, and follow these instructions:
DO NOT fast travel ANYWHERE. This will reset the Easter Egg.
Travel on foot or by vehicle to Eridium Blight. The quickest way is through Three horns divide > Three horns valley > The dust.
When you get there, travel to the Lava Falls in the top left of the map.
Traverse roughly halfway up the falls(Be careful of the lava spouts), and you will find an enemy named Geary, a reference to golem in The Lord of the Rings series.
You now have two choices.First, you can kill Geary, and, depending on what character you are playing as, you will get a special head customisation as a drop.
Second, walk up to him, and let him hit you ONCE(anymore resets the Easter Egg), and wait. He will then jump into the lava, and 4 Rakks will fly overhead and drop 4 loot crates beside you, that usually hold good loot. There is also another loot crate at the top of the falls.
NOTE: If you happen to mess up and reset the Easter Egg, just save and Quit and pick up the echo again.
Also note that Geary will always spawn, but will only activate the hidden chests if you take the echo.
Minercraft Easter Egg (Head / Skin / Surprise!!!)
Follow the following instructions to get Head / Skin / Money (available after Ch 9):

1) Go to Sanctuary Hole ( just the northeast of the map in Three Horns Divide), then jump off a cliff behind a building ( there is a place for you to jump onto), now you are at the entrance of Caustic Caverns.
2) Go to the Gurdian Ruins on northwest of the map, go to the minecarts and follow the train tracks to almost the end, then turn right, take the small path, jump over two blocks of rocks and turn left to enter a cave filled w/ blocks at the end.
4) Now you are literally "hit the wall", smash through the blocks , it takes about three hits for one block and there are two walls of blocks, then a secret area reveal.
5) The room is filled with Luxury Surprise + Enemies: such as Diamond + Gold, and Creepers. Kill the enemies to get minecraft skins + head piece for your character.

updated: for a video walkthrough, check out the lastest Borderlands 2 Neoseeker Video Walkthrough section or here