Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Achievements

Arctic Explorer

Discovered all named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, and Frostburn Canyon  

In total, you'll need to find 26 locations across all 3 of these areas. You'll also need to uncover the whole map of black areas as well. For a full list of all the locations, please see below..

Three Horns Divide

  • Fishguts Outpost
  • Windbreak Camp
  • Marrowfield
  • The Drydocks
  • Thirty Below
  • Snowbound Crossroads

Three Horns Valley

  • The Frontsprings
  • Split Skull Bay
  • Shock Fossil Cavern
  • Happy Pig Motel
  • Bloodshot Slums

Tundra Express

  • Varkid Ranch
  • Skittering Mound
  • Varkid Ranch Observatory
  • Buzzard Academy
  • Tiny Tina's Workshop
  • Ripoff Station
  • Meltwater Crossing
  • Mount Molehill Mine
    Old Man Johnson's Farm

Frostburn Canyon

  • Frozen Ant Lake
  • Blacktoe Cavern
  • Ashworth Camp
  • Blisterpus Camp
  • Incinerator Camp
  • Firehawk Lair
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 2 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by iTz WaffleS v2
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 01:08:25 PM

When I go to the firehawk lair, the path leading to it stays partially faded out.. so I can't claim the achievo.

Comment #2 by Bubbameister
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 03:51:45 PM

This won't unlock for me. Made sure to check all named locations in each area pictured in the guide book and still no achievement.

Comment #3 by Lazarus Knight
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:04:49 PM

Hmm I just did that too and nothing.

I manually checked all these places. there must be one that isn't listed yet.

Three Horns Divide

x Fishguts Outpost
x Windbreak Camp
x Marrowfield
x The Drydocks
x Thirty Below
x Snowbound Crossroads

Three Horns Valley

x The Frontsprings
x Split Skull Bay
x Shock Fossil Cavern
x Happy Pig Motel
x Bloodshot Slums

Tundra Express

x Varkid Ranch
x Skittering Mound
x Varkid Ranch Observatory
x Buzzard Academy
x Tiny Tina's Workshop
x Ripoff Station
x Meltwater Crossing
x Mount Molehill Mine
x Old Man Johnson's Farm

Frostburn Canyon

x Frozen Ant Lake
x Blacktoe Cavern
x Ashworth Camp
x Blisterpus Camp
x Incinerato

Comment #4 by Lazarus Knight
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:15:18 PM

Got it!

I was sure it was glitched only to find I missed an unnamed minuscule cliff in Three Horns Divide, adjacent (above) to the bandit port you had your first mail delivery job at.. as soon as it 'mapped' the achievement popped

Comment #5 by Lazarus Knight
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:20:46 PM

That should be Three Horns Valley, oops. (not Divide) Basically just visiting the named locations inst enough, you have to fill in the map.

Comment #6 by tidus9605605
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:22:55 PM

That was the same exact area I had left for mine to pop, ty for the find Laz.

Comment #7 by A55A55IN2011
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 06:41:19 AM

Where abouts is minuscule cliff man I need help please someone!!!

Comment #8 by Death Rattle
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 02:03:15 PM

If you head down to the bottom of the map and follow it round to the right, you'll stumble across it and also get attacked by rakks. -_- On the map, it's to the right of a bandit port (Split Skull Bay).

Comment #9 by SniperW0lf212
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:38:14 AM

Great walkthrough for the artic explorer achievement.
Hope it helps

Comment #10 by CrownlessKing
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 09:52:07 PM

@9 Thanks for the video. I totally missed the cliff in the Three Horns Divide. Doesn't seem very fair since it's not technically a 'named' location, but w/e. I go the achievement thanks to that.

Comment #11 by SniperW0lf212
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 03:09:32 PM

No problem buddy we've just set up a youtube page so glad it helped.

Comment #12 by Rookie4sho
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 12:32:29 PM

I'm having problems with this, for you guys who finally got it, was there any part on your map greyed out? Because all 3 of my maps are filled out and I cannot figure out where I "missed" or is mine glitched?

Comment #13 by Rookie4sho
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 02:56:14 PM

ok I got it, was in Three horns valley, down at the bottom by the rack hive. At a glance the map looked filled out but that tiny little section I noticed was ever so slightly not complete.

Comment #14 by Warchild13
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 03:24:40 PM

Wow...definitely the same spot that plagued me...thanks. :)

Comment #15 by Big75Daddy
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:33:53 PM

Thank you Lazarus Knight...same spot for me!

Comment #16 by E vee dub
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 03:00:39 PM

Three Horns Valley
SE of Split Skull Bay.
Up the mountain near the shack with the vault symbol at the edge of the map.
There are 2 circular huts, a turned over boat and a campfire.
No name to the place. Just fill in the map.

I was missing the same area . I never thought to even go up there and I was level 35 at the time.

Comment #17 by Buruma
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 06:57:42 AM

Thanks, #4. This is what I was missing, as well.

Comment #18 by chrisceit
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 08:20:42 PM

If you haven't had luck with this, just run around the map until it gets unlocked in your menu. This really isn't that hard, in fact you'll probably just get it naturally playing through the game.

Comment #19 by atomic viking54
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 05:54:17 PM

i got it! thanks for the tip about that fucking cliff

Comment #20 by Emperor 95
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 04:59:30 PM

Just got it. Hadn't got the cliff -_-
cheers guys.

Comment #21 by Krisis
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 12:01:49 PM

I wish there was a map. But youtube vid works too.

Comment #22 by Known mK
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 04:26:22 AM

Thanks for that, was the cliff in the valley.

Comment #23 by irish fury187
Saturday, December 08, 2012 @ 01:23:57 AM

soooooo my maps are completely filled out, I found that small rakk hive in three horns, yet no achievement, is there another tricky spot somewhere I could be missing?

Comment #24 by irish fury187
Saturday, December 08, 2012 @ 01:35:02 AM

lmao i knew all i had to do was ask and id find it out shortly after, turns out I didn't discover the drydocks, and where my map cut off made it look like there was nothing there....sigh

Comment #25 by beefence
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 07:54:57 PM

Same spot for me thanks

Comment #26 by AdroitxAssassin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 03:18:10 PM

Yeah, that cliff in Three Horns- Valley got me too. I went up there and I still didn't get it though.
I then went to Tundra Express and there was a spot by the Varkid Ranch that was blank on my map, I just didn't notice. -_- lol.

Comment #27 by AdroitxAssassin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 03:20:42 PM

Also, I quickly figured out that it is in fact true that you don't only have to discover every location, but fill in the whole map.

Thank you for whoever posted that first.

Comment #28 by MrGIS
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 04:01:28 PM

Thank you for the video #9

Comment #29 by 12beat
Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 02:53:25 PM

all locations are filled but still don't unlock

Comment #30 by Planet Chuck
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 11:23:28 AM

My last 3 were Varkid Ranch Observatory and Ripoff Station in Tundra Express, and The Drydocks in Three Horns Divide. Hope this helps.

Comment #31 by MissJaded
Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 09:23:58 AM

Should of put this up sooner but if you need a map made one here:

Enjoy. Sorry don't have a capture card yet.

Comment #32 by peketheplayer
Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 08:52:03 PM

Three Horns - Valley. Popped out when entered to area in south-west which have some Rakks flying on it.

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Game Info
Gearbox Software
2K Games


US September 18, 2012
Europe September 21, 2012

HDD Space Required : 5.54 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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