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Borderlands Achievements…and How to Get Them

Part of the fun of playing Borderlands is completing all of the challenges, and gaining all of the Achievements. Here is a list of all the achievements in the original game, and DLC,  for Xbox 360 and PS3 (no Steam achievements for Borderlands) and some tips on how to add them to your arsenal of accomplishments!

Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot
Secret Armory of General Knoxx

Name Description Xbox 360 Game Points

Playstation 3 Trophies How to Get It
Paid in Fyrestone Complete 5 missions in the Arid Badlands 5 Bronze ‘Nuff said. Find 5 quests and complete them. Collect quests from Dr. Zed, T.K. Baha and the Bounty Board in Fyrestone
Made in Fyrestone Complete all missions in the Arid Badlands 15 Bronze Rust Commons are outside the town of New Haven
Paid in New Haven Complete 5 missions in the Rust Commons 10 Bronze See the Missions list to plan this Achievement
Made in New Haven Complete all missions in the Rust Commons 20 Bronze See the Missions list to plan this Achievement
My Brother is an Italian Plumber Kill an enemy by stomping on its head 15 Bronze You do minor damage when your character physically jumps on a baddy. Go to Fyrestone in the Arid badlands and (if you’re not too powerful already) damage a LVL 2 Skag until it’s near dead then jump on it until you kill it
Speedy McSpeederton Race around the

Ludicrous Speedway in under 31 seconds

10 Bronze Ludicrous Speedway is in southern portion of Dahl Headlands; correlates with the quest “Death Race Pandora”
You call this archaeology? Apply an elemental artifact 20 Bronze Complete the Shock Crystal Harvest Quest to get an elemental artifact
Ding! Newbie Earn level 5
(5,376 XP)
5 Bronze
Ding! Novice Earn level 10
(37,798 XP)
10 Bronze
Ding! Expert Earn level 20
(263,595 XP)
20 Bronze
Ding! Hardcore Earn level 30
(820,463 XP)
30 Bronze
Ding! Sleepless Earn level 40
(1,836,137 XP)
40 Bronze
Ding! Champion Earn level 50
(3,429,728 XP)
50 Bronze
Discovered Skag Gully Discover Skag Gully 5 Bronze Exit Fyrestone by the “Catch a Ride” station and go left
Discovered Sledge’s Safe House Discover Sledge’s Safe House 5 Bronze
Discovered Headstone Mine Discover Headstone Mine 5 Bronze
Discovered Trash Coast Discover Trash Coast 5 Bronze
Discovered The Scrapyard Discover The Scrapyard 10 Bronze
Discovered Krom’s Canyon Discover Krom’s Canyon 10 Bronze
Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave Discover Crimson Lance Enclave 15 Bronze
Discovered Eridian Promontory Discover Eridian Promontory 15 Bronze
Get A Little Blood on the Tires Kill 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle 20 Bronze Once you finish the Catch-a-Ride missions do a little run around the Arid Badlands, and run over everything you see
Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest Kill 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds


10 Bronze Find a Rakk hive in the Arid Badlands and let them all come towards you one at a time. Shoot away! (Easier when you’re above LVL 10)
Pandora-dog Millionaire Earn $1,000,000 50 Silver Do all your quests and sell, sell, sell. Pick up any item that is dropped and sell like a fool
Fence Sell 50 guns to a shop 25 Bronze Pick up any items (or dupe a few if you have a buddy) and sell, sell, sell!
Can’t We Get BEYOND Thunderdome? Win an Arena match 25 Bronze There are three arenas, one in the Arid Badlands by T.K. Baha/Fyrestone
Duel-icious Win a duel against another player 15 Bronze Go to your Game Options and turn on Accept Duels, walk up and melee attack another player, they will melee you back to accept your challenge
Group LF Healer Rescue a groupmate from death in a co-op game 25 Bronze Stay close to your teammate. When their health bar starts screaming red and flashing exclamation point, run up to them and you will get the option to Heal them (square on PS3). Press and hold until they get a second wind
There’s No “I” In “Team” Complete 15 missions in co-op 30 Bronze Talk a buddy into buying Borderlands. The person who is the lowest level should host the game so they don’t get locked out of quests that the other may have already completed.
And They’ll Tell Two Friends Play in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who has this achievement 10 Silver
Weapon Aficionado Reach proficiency level 10 with any weapon type 20 Bronze
Duelinator Win a duel without taking damage 35 Silver
Facemelter Kill 25 enemies with corrosive weapons 25 Bronze
1.21 Gigawatts Kill 25 enemies with shock weapons 25 Bronze
Pyro Kill 25 enemies with incendiary weapons 25 Bronze
Master Exploder Kill 25 enemies with explosive weapons 15 Bronze
There are some who call me…Tim Equip a class mod for your character 25 Bronze
Fully Loaded Rescue enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots 10 Bronze

10 Claptrap missions
1. Sledge’s Safehouse
2. Lost Cave
3. New Haven (by Bounty Board)
4. Tetanus Warren
5. Earl’s Scrapyard
6. Krom’s Canyon
7. Trash Coast
8. Old Haven
9. Salt Flats
10. Crimson Fastness

Truly Outrageous Kill an enemy with the Siren’s action skill 15 Bronze Lilith’s Phasewalk causes a damaging shockwave
Careful, He Bites Kill 15 enemies with the Hunter’s action skill 15 Bronze Kill enemies with the Mordechai the Hunter’s Bloodwing
Reckless Abandon Kill 15 enemies with the Berserker’s action skill 15 Bronze Go Berserk with Brick’s Berserker action skill
Down in Front! Kill 15 enemies with the Soldier’s action skill 15 Bronze Set up Roland’s sentry gun, the Scorpio Turret
12 Days of Pandora Mastered the technology of Pandora
(12 Combat 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 faces melted, 1 grenade kill)
30 Bronze Use a corrosive weapon for the 2 faces melted, Critical Hit is easily achieved with the Hunter Mordechai as he has skills involving increased critical hit, otherwise aim for the head on humans, stomach on spiderants, mouth on skags
Wanted: Sledge Killed Sledge 10 Silver Follow the flow of the Sledge quests, Sledge is Level 18
Wanted: Krom Killed Krom 20 Silver Found in Krom’s Canyon atop a badass weapon turret, Krom is Level 25 (Gain extra XP if he dies after you knock him off his turret). Sniper rifles at the turret seemed to do the trick, make sure you have good cover, though!
Wanted: Flynt Killed Flynt 30 Silver Found in the Salt Flats
Destroyed the Hive Killed the Rakk Hive 40 Silver
Destroyed the Destroyer Killed the Vault Boss 50 Gold Big bad guy at the end. How to get it? Lots of bullets
United We Stand Defeated the Rakk Hive, the Vault Boss, Sledge, Krom, or Flynt in a co-op game 35 Gold
You’re on a boat! I bet you never thought you’d be here 15 Bronze In Treacher’s Landing find a docked boat around the corner of a beach-like area. There is sort of keyhole area through a rock you go through. The boat is decorated with Christmas Lights. Step onto it for this achievement.
Borderlands Defender You have defeated all bosses and are a powerful force to be reckoned with PS3 Only Platinum

Zombie Island of Dr. Ned

Name Description Xbox 360 Game Points

Playstation 3 Trophies How to Get It
House of the Ned Completed the “House of Ned” missions 25 Bronze Complete the mission to easily get your achievement
Jakobs Fodder Completed “Jakobs Fodder” misssion 25 Bronze Complete the mission to easily get your achievement
Night of the Living Ned Killed Ned…sort of 1 Silver
Ned’s Undead, Baby Killed Ned. Again. 49 Gold
Braaaaaaaaaaaaains! Completed “Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!” misssion 25 Silver Complete the mission to easily get your achievement

Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot

Name Description Xbox 360 Game Points

Playstation 3 Trophies How to Get It
Small Tournament Completed the lesser challenge in all 3 coliseums 10 Bronze This second DLC is pure arena matches
Hell-Burbia Completed the larger challenge in the Hell-Burbia coliseum 25 Silver
The Angelic Ruins Completed the larger challenge in The Angelic Ruins coliseum 25 Silver
The Gully Completed the larger challenge in The Gully coliseum 25 Silver
Big Tournament Completed each of the larger challenges in all 3 coliseums 40 Gold

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

Name Description Xbox 360 Game Points

Playstation 3 Trophies How to Get It
Making a Monster Build the New Car: Monster 10 Bronze Unlocked after “Grease Monkey” mission is completed
Athena, Out Rescue Athena 25 Bronze Unlocked after “Prison Break: Try Not to Get Shanked mission” is completed
Depot Demolition Destroy the Lance Depot 25 Bronze During “Loot Larceny” mission
Vincible Kill Crawmerax the Invincible 50 Silver Unlocked after “You.Will.Die” mission is completed
Sneaky Little Buggers Kill each of the loot midgets 25 Bronze Kill one of each loot midget: Meat Popsicle, Truxican Wrestler, Mini Steve, Crimsom Shorty and Dumpster Diver
Speed Kills Destroy a Lancer while in a Racer 25 Bronze Complete “You’ve Got Moxxi: Moxxi’s Red Light mission” to get Racer; shoot and destroy a Crimsom Lancer
Ding! Overleveled Reach Level 51 15 Silver
Ding! Overleveled to 11 Reach Level 61 40 Bronze
Completionist Complete all missions in Secret Armory 25 Bronze Complete all missions in Secret Armory
Secret Achievement – Sucker Born Every Minute Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement 10 Bronze During “Code Breaker: Time is Bullets” in the Sunken Sea, go to house next to World’s Largest Bullet, deposit 8 million in a box with dollar sign on it