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Achievement Guide + Roadmap

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Challenge Accepted Guide

- Estimated difficulty: 6/10
- Offline: 49/50 - 990
- Online: 1/50 - 10
- Minimum time to 1000: 50+ Hrs
- Minimum playthroughs needed: Please refer to the "Playthroughs" section below
- Cheats affect achievements: No
- Difficulty affects achievements: No
- Missable achievements: 0
- Glitchy achievements: 0
- Unobtainable achievements: 0
- Extra equipment needed: No

Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corporation.

This can get a little confusing, so I've decided to show the output of how many playthroughs it should take you here. So below is a quick breakdown of it all.

For the 4 character based achievements, Salvador and Zer0 will cause you the most issues. This is because you have to level up one certain Skill Tree on each of them to reach certain Skills to then be able to unlock their achievements. Luckily there's a way around this, but it will take time.

This is based off you either starting with Salvador or Zer0. Play the game how you like and buy whatever Skills you want from whatever Tree you like. But, if you do not stick to the right one for the whole thing, you will have to Respec at some point to obtain the achievements for these two characters.

You will have to level up enough, that you can unlock the Skills needed first, which are on Tier 6 of a certain Tree. Then you'll have to Respec your points and put them onto the right Tree. Putting all of this into perspective, it's quite hard to nail down a precise number of playthroughs it'll take you, but below I've tried my best.

Salvador (Starting character): 1/2 - Unlock 47 achievements. If you didn't buy the right Skills, you'll have to Respec.
Zer0: /1 - Unlock 1 achievement. If you didn't buy the right Skills, you'll have to Respec.
Maya: - Unlock 1 achievement.
Axton: - Unlock 1 achievement.

There's only one achievement relating to having another player online. This is "Friendship Rules" where you'll need another player who is on your friends list. Please see the guide for more information.

These achievements won't unlock through natural progression, you'll have to do something to obtain them. From the list given, most are pretty simple but some may take a little bit of time and thought.

Some will require you to use all 4 characters and their Actions Skills, complete certain challenges and so forth. None are too difficult to obtain though, they may just take a while.

It's up to you who you play as when you start the game. Each new character has their own unique style of play, moves and a whole new set of Abilities. Below is a quick brief of each one to maybe help you choose.

Name: Salvador.
Class: Gunzerker.
Action Skill: Gunzerking - When one gun just isn’t enough, use two.
Skill Trees:
  • Gun Lust: This Tree focuses on buffing weapon stats.
  • Rampage: This Tree focuses on stat bonuses and new Skills tied to the dual-wielding ability.
  • Brawn: This Tree focuses on physical toughness.
Skill Tree Builder: LINK

Name: Maya.
Class: Siren.
Action Skill: Phaselock - Trap your enemies in a stasis field and crush the life out of them.
Skill Trees:
  • Motion: This Tree focuses on survivability, buffing shield capacity and recharge times, as well as increasing bullet damage and movement speed.
  • Harmony: This Tree focuses on healing you and your team.
  • Cataclysm: This Tree focuses on causing status and elemental effects onto the enemy.
Skill Tree Builder: LINK

Name: Axton.
Class: Commando.
Action Skill: Sabre Turret - Summon your highly modifiable auto-turret to help wreck your foes.
Skill Trees:
  • Guerilla: This Tree focuses on short range engagement.
  • Gunpowder: This Tree focuses medium range engagement.
  • Survival: This Tree focuses defence oriented engagement.
Skill Tree Builder: LINK

Name: Zer0.
Class: Assassin.
Action Skill: Decepti0n - Confuse your prey with a holographic decoy while you move in for the kill.
Skill Trees:
  • Sniping: This Tree focuses on long range combat.
  • Cunning: This Tree focuses on improving Decepti0n and Skills that benefit both ranged and melee combat.
  • Bloodshed: This Tree focuses on close range combat.
Skill Tree Builder: LINK

Achievement wise, this game is very straight forward, fun and easy enough to get the full 100%.

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