Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Achievements

World Traveler

Discovered all named locations  

This achievement will unlock once you've found every single location and area in the game. Also remember you have to uncover all the dark areas. Other than the lists above, For a full list of all the locations, please see below and a picture of the [WORLD MAP].

Windshear Waste

  • Claptrap's Place

Southern Shelf

  • Liar's Berg
  • Gateway Harbor
  • Wreck of the Ice Sickle
  • The Souring Dragon

Southern Shelf Bay

  • Ice Flows
  • Ebonfloe
  • Blackburn Cove

Southpaw Steam & Power

  • None

The Dust

  • Boot Hill
  • Ellie's Garage
  • Old Dahlwell Oasis
  • Moonshiner's Shack
  • Goose's Roost
  • Hodunk Speedway

Bloodshot Stronghold

  • Rat's Nest
  • Satan's Suckhole

Bloodshot Ramparts

  • Shrine of the Gunbringer

Friendship Gulag

  • None

End of the Line

  • Snowblind Defile
  • Terminus Plateau

The Fridge

  • The Rat Maze
  • Crystal Claw Pit
  • Frigid Cleft
  • The Rakk Cave
  • Icemaw Grotto
  • Stalker Hollow

Fink's Slaughterhouse

  • Fink's Slaughter Factory

The Holy Spirits

  • Ale Wee Cavern

Caustic Caverns

  • Oozing Discharge
  • Dahl Deep Core 06
  • Rumbling Shore
  • Nether Hive
  • Varkid Ramparts
  • Abandoned Mining Site
  • Infested Warehouse
  • Guardian Ruins

The Bunker

  • None

Control Core Angel

  • None

Marcus's Munitions Storeroom

  • None

Ore Chasm

  • None

Hero's Pass

  • Guardian Slag Heap
  • Emergency Supply Cache
  • Drift Mouth Access

Vault of the Warrior

  • None

Terramorphous Peak (Not Required)

  • None
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User Comments
Comment #1 by babydangy
Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 08:23:41 PM

Does anybody have this? I have all the other achievements that involve locating the named locations, but I don't have this one and I have been just about everywhere I can think of.

Comment #2 by Hydraulickitty
Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 09:21:16 PM

@1 I have the same problem :/

Comment #3 by porkchop547
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 08:39:55 AM

@1 & @2 try going to southern shelf bay in the fast travel area then look at your map and at the bottom of the map there should be a place you can enter called southern shelf - bay this was the place I was missing and got the achievement

Comment #4 by Hydraulickitty
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 06:02:33 PM

@3 THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Comment #5 by Master chris
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 12:13:04 AM

Did you check the pub all the way in the highlands?

Comment #6 by jselliott88
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 04:35:08 AM

This one is frustrating me. Everything looks complete. I even went to the Souther Shelf-Bay.

Comment #7 by Idjentz
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 05:07:26 AM

I am having the same problem as #6.... I have every single location discovered on my maps... help?

Comment #8 by iMetriq
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 08:42:38 AM

Where is 'Crater Lake' located.?

I have yet to discover it.

Comment #9 by dormantBEAST
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 01:18:34 PM

What about places like, Sanctuary hole, or Causitic Caverns. Places you don't have to go to, places that are almost out of the way, like the "Slaughterhouse" in 'The Fridge.' There are a ton of random places to go.

Comment #10 by Master chris
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:19:21 PM

Many people miss all of the pub, thee is more to them it looks just beat all of the clan war missions

Comment #11 by Idjentz
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 04:03:30 AM

Alright I got this one. Two places I didn't have discovered were Friendship Goulag (sp?) that is not on the fast travel list, its in dust, and the basement/cave of the Holy Spirits Pub. Hope that helps.

Comment #12 by jselliott88
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 01:14:48 AM

Just now got mine. Stupidest thing ever. When playing through I apparently ran backwards through Southpaw Steam and Power once i finished it instead of going through the last corridor. So just a tip, make sure you loop around and don't run back the way you came. lol

Comment #13 by guan_yu
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 05:01:23 PM

Finally got this one had to go to the friendship gulag. Crap thing was I new I had gone there before but I guess it was in one of my friends games or on a different toon. Anyway these are the locations I would say the mot missed. 1)In Arid Nexus boneyard I believe it is there is pump station 2 it's at the catch-a-ride in the center right of the map there is an elevator just behind the catch-a-ride teleporter. 2) Sawtooth Cauldron go to the top of the buzzard's nest & jump off of the SW corner into a small camp. 3) Three Horns Valley to the right of the area that you had to mess around with the mail boxes there is a little camp site & overlook that you can drive to. 4) Teramorphous Peak You have to beat the game to get into this place & 4 iridium access is through thousand cuts. 5) If you h

Comment #14 by dormantBEAST
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 05:38:39 PM

Can someone make an interactive map for this game? Or maybe a list of areas. Not that this achievement is giving me trouble but I forget where specific things are in this game.

Comment #15 by WH00PAGE
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 07:23:20 PM

The achievements are worded wrong for all the "find locations" the whole map needs to be uncovered no black spots anywhere it has nothing to do with named anything.
and you have to do it yourself if a buddy does it it wont count for you as it will for them.
hope this helps all

Comment #16 by Neptune500
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 07:57:47 PM

Man how dumb is this achievment! I've been going threw every level over and over. But just like #12 i must of ran back threw Southpaw Steam and Power, instead of threw the end doors. I suggest double checking this one, because it looked complete the 3 or 4 times i came here looking for part of the map might have missed.

Comment #17 by xWTM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 08:53:02 PM

I'm having trouble finding an area in the caustic caverns. It is dead center of the map with a gun vending machine right in it. There is a door on ether side that can't be opened and I don't know how to open it. Thanks for your help.

Comment #18 by thecrazystud
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 09:15:36 PM

@17 you get there durning a side quest called the lost treasure.

Comment #19 by thecrazystud
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 09:20:36 PM

here's something for those that don't have the ach. I got mine because I forgot a little place in Dust near the the train station. My map showed I discoverd everything and I had all the explorer ach. However I never recalled going in the fence and it poped up once I did. Something to check if you're having trouble.

Comment #20 by xWTM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 09:56:51 PM

@18 where do I accepted that side quest? Is it in caustic caverns? Thanks for your help.

Comment #21 by xWTM
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 05:36:13 AM

I figured it out. Thanks for telling me the name of the quest.

Comment #22 by xWTM
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 09:10:16 AM

@18 where do I accepted that side quest? Is it in caustic caverns? Thanks for your help.

Comment #23 by Samigi
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 12:33:43 PM

@22 You get it near the end or after finishing the game.

Comment #24 by AltF4 BioZanget
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 08:49:19 PM

Found out I was just missing the rakk cave in the fridge, good luck with this achievement, it's easier then it looks but hard as the come

Comment #25 by kSlice
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:45:03 PM

Thank you so much #3 I was missing two little spots in there, you saved me a lot of trouble :)

Comment #26 by Legendaryicon3
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 11:07:55 PM

Don't forget friendship gulag guys. Thats where mine was.

Comment #27 by TealPavelski
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:04:34 AM

Still missing this Achievement too. I guess I will hit all the areas mentioned here.

Comment #28 by A55A55IN2011
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 01:23:56 AM

Yes!!! I finally got this achievement if anyone needs a location go to southern shelf bay that's where I went and got the achievement

Comment #29 by DezSnaker
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 01:31:42 AM

Finially done it. Here is a list of areas:
Claptraps place
Southern shelf - southern shelf bay
Three horns divide - sanctuary hole
Three horns valley - south paw steam and power
Bloodshot stronghold - bloodshot ramparts
Frostburn canyon
Tundra express - end of the line
The dust-friendship gulag
The fridge-finks slaughterhouse
All the highlands - Holy spirits bar
Caustic caverns
Thousand cuts - the bunker, terramorphous peak
Eridium blight - ore chasm
Sawooth cauldron
Arid nexus boneyard
Arid nexus badlands
Heros pass - vault of the warrior

Comment #30 by TealPavelski
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:09:49 AM

@28 I didn't have that area discovered either, but my Achievement didn't pop, so I obviously have something missing somewhere!

Comment #31 by xWTM
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 06:34:51 PM

Any idea if this has to be done on one play through and one character? I found the Irish bar on one play through but not the one that I've found everything else on. Do I need to do it all on one play through?

Comment #32 by ttsutaoka
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 10:14:30 PM

I double and triple checked everywhere in the past two days, and I thought I had everything. Turns out there was a spot I missed in the Holy Spirits. Make sure you go towards the waterfall and make a right, instead of Fast Travelling.

Comment #33 by Dukem
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 05:10:11 AM

FFS was tryin for this for around 2 hours & it was, in the god damm ******* "southern steam & power" it's that bloody hallway @ the start of the mission you have to go all the way to the end & there's the enterance with a big green bloody switch... (true vault hunter mode but not sure if it needs to be) propper annoying after hunting every map more than twice (remember you cannot get through the gate @ the begining or jump above the room using the pipe with a flame on it which i tried endlessly).
Thing is it's not even ghosted out on the map & it's NOT a location so clearly it's not just the names of places it's the hidden places (not including electric fenced rooms)
Hope this helps ;)

Comment #34 by Dukem
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 05:12:13 AM

now I need to find jenkins u little rat!

Comment #35 by exegetics
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 06:37:45 AM

haha i feel like such a retard, the only place i needed was half of friendship gulag... and i'd already completed all the missions xD

Comment #36 by Annihil88torr
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 07:39:18 AM

Can someone join my game later tonight and see what I missed, i'm pretty sure it's glitched for me and I can't seem to see what I missed.

Comment #37 by xWTM
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 07:49:53 AM

Like many others I missed southern shelf bay and the 2 areas in it. Make sure you run all the way around the area before you leave

Comment #38 by zzenigmaxzz
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 11:20:52 AM

@ jselliott88, thank you so much, ive been running around in circles for 2 days and that little corridor in southpaw steam and power was it

Comment #39 by AstridHaven
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 01:15:21 PM

My last place was in Caustic Caverns didn't need to go to a certain patt for any quest.

Comment #40 by Tol
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 06:13:41 PM

Mine was southpaw steam and power like #12. Very easy to miss this one because it shows the map as completed but doesn't count unless you run the full loop.

Comment #41 by Spartan375x
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 03:15:16 AM

Sometimes that one location is right in front of you. In plain sight. My best advice is to look for the dark, unlined areas that represent where you have not been.

Comment #42 by trail blazer
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 08:34:49 AM

One place I mised was on the Southern Shelf. Off of the Southern Shelf there is an area called Southern Shelf Bay where you did the symbosis mision for Hammerlock. When you start the out in the southern shelf bay to the left, is the mission area. To the right is a whole section, full of bully mongs and raaks. Hope this helps someone!

Comment #43 by Cl Chaos
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 10:12:08 AM

Been all over went to all locations u guys said u missed I had them all :| argh been looking 3 hours now

Comment #44 by Ieua1h
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 12:10:13 PM

there's one location slap bang in the middle of the caustic caverns that I can't work out how to discover. I'm standing right in the centre of the undiscovered location after completing the lost treasure side mission, and there's a lever in the middle of the area that's red, how do I turn it green to go down and discover the last location?

Comment #45 by Ieua1h
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 01:28:19 PM

and the holy spirits bar basement area?

Comment #46 by chriscage241
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:28:42 PM

just got achievement great guide on the last place i needed was located in the souther shel bay but the website narrowd its location exactly for me and thanks for the other help DeZSnaker

Comment #47 by trigs138
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 01:50:41 AM

#32 saved me: Basement at Holy Spirits (Leprechaun quest), take a right and up near the waterfall and go back to the bar instead of fast traveling. THANKS

Comment #48 by Jesuit007
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:25:51 AM

Anyone done a checklist yet for what you need for World Traveler AFTER you've already gotten all the other exploration achievements?

My assumption is that if you get the other ones by default that means you've completely explored them.

For example I know you need Ore Chasm and Caustic Caverns above and beyond the other zones, but anyone have a checklist? Might be useful.

Comment #49 by Warchild13
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 03:42:54 PM

Got mine to pop in Southern Shelf Bay...apparently there was a whole lot I didn't explore in the beginning of the game in this area. Thanks for the help.

Comment #50 by Big75Daddy
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:19:21 PM

@22 It is in the Sawtooth Cauldron, at the begining of the area there is a small camp site with an ! on it on your right. If you walk out to the ridge it will be on your right. Accept that mission and just kill bandits until you get three more pieces to the map, then go to Caustic Caverns to find the treasure.

Comment #51 by DezSnaker
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 01:34:02 AM

If anyone is wanting a checklist, just check my first comment @29.

Comment #52 by timiii
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 03:03:30 AM

Got all the other achievements for named locations except World traveler and every other map has no clouded out areas signifying undiscovered location??? please help i have no idea what ive missed??

Comment #53 by timiii
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 07:59:38 AM

oohhh thank god turns out the last place for me was the waterfall in the holy spirits!! thanks @47 i can sleep tonight!!

Comment #54 by Lucas939
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 08:10:24 PM

I just got the achievement and the place that i missed was Moonshiner's Shack located in the dust and for anyone reading these comments not knowing how to get to the location someone is talking about, just go to the borderlands wiki and you should be able to find out how to get there pretty quick.

Comment #55 by AngelicSamurai7
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 10:57:29 PM

i need help please hit me up tonight to see what im missing

Comment #56 by Big75Daddy
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 01:25:36 PM

@#3 Thanks

Comment #57 by synLOTUS
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 11:55:58 AM

This Achievement is driving me NUTS!!! I have been ALL OVER, to every location mentioned in this post, I've beaten the game, and gotten all the other explorer achievements, but SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY, something is still missing... I'm at a loss here. I've gone to every map, checked for greyed areas...ALL are full! Any help will be greatly appreciated

Comment #58 by synLOTUS
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 12:48:31 PM

Finally, after 2 days of looking and looking, my last place to check was in the Southern Shelf - NOT the bay. It didn't even come up with a named location when I walked there, but popped the achievement. All the way to the left side of the map by a huge ship.

Comment #59 by mr greenfish
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 04:43:10 PM

I was having similar problems until checking all of the area's without fast travel stations. My last undiscovered area was "End of the Line" which you access via Tundra Express. Must've missed that somehow when joining other co-op games

Comment #60 by As Falcon r
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 07:10:12 PM

i've been looking for way too long now, every area mentioned i have checked (except the one about the ship in southern shelf, about to do now) any other places people can think of. maybe a cave that looks like its been explored on the map

Comment #61 by As Falcon r
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 07:33:36 PM

not southern shelf

Comment #62 by jandrobandro
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:24:33 PM


Comment #63 by MCutshaw
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 09:07:59 AM

Comment #64 by E vee dub
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:19:25 PM

This should unlock once you discover "Vault of the Warrior".
It's discovered in the "Vault-of-the-Warrior-map" just after the vending machines and save station (no U-turn) before jumping down toward Lilith.

If it doesn't unlock, then you didn't uncover another area earlier in the game.

Good luck.

Comment #65 by x JuFro93 x
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:48:22 PM

The area i missed was in The Fridge

Comment #66 by time2munch
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:37:47 PM

Same as #12 and #16. I must have turned around to go back to the entrance instead of following through the switch activated gates. Achievement popped after pushing the second switch leading back to the beginning of the map.

Comment #67 by vCynics
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 09:19:35 PM

Does Terramorphous Peak count towards this i have checked every area atleast twice

Comment #68 by sexyazn913
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 01:11:03 PM

i got this 2 days ago!!! .. now i need to beat terra

Comment #69 by xXNINJEDIXx
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 12:35:19 AM

@67 I don't think that Terramorphous Peak counts towards this. I had this unlock once I reached the vault of the warrior the first time before I ever went to try and fight terramorphous.

Comment #70 by UrBaNViRuS098
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 05:26:40 AM

could some one help me with this plz gt:UrBaNViRuS098

Comment #71 by controlfreak678
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 07:13:25 PM

#35 you are da bomb

Comment #72 by MERK FEST
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 10:59:58 AM

@3 You are my God Damn Hero right now.

Comment #73 by Diseasedfire
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 12:23:28 PM

is there a secret area in the holy spiritbar except the basement because i have a dark area in the corner in this place and i cant get to it so pls guys help me out

Comment #74 by CagedDepravity
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 10:27:42 PM

Looked at all of the maps that I could fast travel to, nothing. Finally found that I only had a portion of Friendship Gulag despite doing all of the missions.

Comment #75 by Smiling Atheist
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:50:15 AM

I really need help with the hard to find areas. Add me please for assistance.
My gamer tag is Smiling Atheist. Thanks. I have a mic.

Comment #76 by cougar3268
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 05:05:22 PM

I have every other location achievement, I checked every map on the list 3 times each and none of them have any areas missing or blurred, I have tried everything that is suggested above, I have checked youtube and other gaming websites to see if there is any other suggestions, I have every mission complete and I STILL dont have this achievement. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could possibly be missing?

Comment #77 by scraps0626
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 06:02:39 PM

does anyone have a complete list of every single location not just the areas but ths musc buildings and other things the list on comment 29 helped but it doesnt include every single discoverable area.

Comment #78 by Annalie
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 05:27:39 PM

@77 The sister site does. the whole guide is overall better.

Comment #79 by Sytsricles
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 08:38:08 PM

Thanks #5! I missed the tinniest part in the underground part of the pub. Thanks! For those who don't know, there is a wrap around point at the end with a chest.

Comment #80 by MCutshaw
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 11:51:54 AM

What is the sister site?

Comment #81 by Rust In Peace
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 08:45:28 PM

i think my game is glitched or something, i completed the game already and have no unlocked one single achievement about discovering places. All the maps are clear with no empty spots, anyone how to fix it?? :/

Comment #82 by Garv3y 04
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 06:47:18 PM

Mine was so silly...
southern shelf, had to run out and around the big iceberg.

Comment #83 by huskerfan71
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 07:15:17 PM

Southern Shelf for me too. Way at the top right part of the map.

Comment #84 by THE HamBot
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:17:28 PM

I FINALLY got this after I did the 3rd clan wars. I think it was Clan Wars: The Rainbow or someting. I just went to the water fall and BAM!!! achievement! Thanks for all of the help (@1 - @83)!

Comment #85 by OWNUIW1LL
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 01:24:21 AM

Holy spirits bar for me too! in the basement behind the elevator, once I opened the chest it dinged.

Comment #86 by Known mK
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 04:42:22 AM

Nice, just got it.

Comment #87 by Lucent Beam
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 04:17:25 PM

Yeah, like others said, this isn't really about named locations, but actually uncovering all of the map.

Comment #88 by nd1983
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 04:10:43 PM

@ #81 i was the same and it was Southern shelf - southern shelf bay that got me.

Comment #89 by AccidentReport
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 02:27:34 PM

If anyone is still missing this I did a check and the following are the areas which you cannot fast travel to and the area which leads to them:

Bloodshot Ramparts (Blooshot Stronghold)
End of the Line (Tundra Express)
Fink's Slaughterhouse (The Fridge)
Friendship Gulag (The Dust)
Ore Chasm 9Eridium Blight)
Sanctuary Hole (Three Horns - Divide)
Southern Shelf - Bay (Southern Shelf)
The Bunker (Thousand Cuts)
The Holy Spirits (The highlands - Overlook)
Vault of the Warrior (Hero's Pass)

Comment #90 by BabyZebruh
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 05:50:19 PM

Need help with this will anyone help me boost ? There is nobody nice anymore :( My GT is BabyStripes

Xoxo Sierra :*

Comment #91 by ladiesman22290
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 05:51:36 PM

I still dont have this achivement. i could really use some help on this. My gamertag is ALG Slim Shady. If anyone can help that would be great.

Comment #92 by Masterbasser92
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:17:28 AM

Had a tiny dark spot in Southern Shelf, which I hadn't been to since the beginning of the game...

Comment #93 by Gametank
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 01:11:23 PM

Probably the best advice is to complete the story and every side mission on your first playthough and again on your second by then you should have 98% map completetion then its the easy task of traveling down the list at the fast travel, pressing back looking on your map for dark areas. Took me 20 mins to find the places i hadnt been and this is first time ive actually tried to find the dark places.

Comment #94 by lingenfelser
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 01:07:09 PM

@Masterbasser92 - I had the same area undiscovered in Southern Shelf Bay- "EbonHoe". Which was weird as it was a named area?!?!?

Comment #95 by psychoginger86
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:04:14 AM

just incase someone checked this page already and did everything, i was reading through this page and was on my way to the waterfall in the pub when i noticed a black area in the highlands under the bridge, i had the achievement for discovering every place in the highlands but for some reason i didnt have the small shack against the wall of the damn. so manke sure you check everywhere, even in the places mentioned in the other achievements.

Comment #96 by Pigpeyn
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 11:31:13 AM

does anyone know how to get to the Varkid Ramparts in the center of Caustic Caverns? I completed the Lost Treasure but never discovered the area (a friend ran up and finished it). Is there anyway to get back there once you've completed the quest? It's the only spot I have left to discover in the game.

Comment #97 by Lords Warrior 19
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:34:11 PM

Make sure all black areas are filled in on map.

Comment #98 by renaud989
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 07:24:22 AM

I really can't figure this one out. I have completed the game including all side missions and I have all other achievements in the game. I have been checking every corner of every map for weeks now and this stupid achievement will not unlock. Is there something else I missed? I've checked all the easy to miss areas listed above and still nothing. There is NO black spots on any map. The only area I can't check is Control Core Angel because it becomes blocked off but I am sure I did the mission, and it's not a huge area so I don't think I missed anything in there. Please Please Please Please help, I really would like to move on to another game. But this achievements nagging at me.

Comment #99 by beefence
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 08:05:26 PM

@3 thank you

Comment #100 by Shanion
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 10:57:39 PM

Just got this one. Here is what I was missing. At southpaw steam and power, it shows the entire map cleared but you need to open the gate on the right after you kill all the mini bosses. The gate button will be red and only turn green after you kill all bosses. Once you go through the hallway after the gate, the achievement should pop. Good luck guys.

Comment #101 by AdroitxAssassin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 09:17:11 PM

Do the DLC locations count towards this? I would think that it would be separate.

Comment #102 by AdroitxAssassin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:00:59 PM

Word of advice, definitely check Southern Shelf Bay. There are places to discover, and map to fill in WAY out in the map. You would not have even thought to look there.

Also, I answered my own question. DLC does not count towards the World Explorer achievement. ^.^

Comment #103 by AdroitxAssassin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:02:04 PM

I meant Traveler* lol.

Comment #104 by Ayye
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 11:46:56 PM

If anyone is about to go for this let me know, I'll run around with ya. Gamertag is PlasticBananas

Comment #105 by xXxSIM0NxXx
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 11:14:31 AM

OMG YESSSSSSSS FINALLY, THE 2 places i was missing is "end of the line" and in the Holy Spirts pub if u turn right at the waterfall!!

Comment #106 by Flicked Face
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 06:56:48 PM

#33 was the right one for me after hours of doing all the other maps. Wow. But it was still very fun looking for it.

Comment #107 by Malchia
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:07:46 AM

#102 My last location was indeed Southern Shelf, thanks for that!

Comment #108 by tripleDvine
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 09:07:02 PM

Make sure to go back and look at the areas that you already have the other explorer achievements for. The last place I was missing was the camp site in three horns (same area with the happy pig motel) and I had already discovered it in order to get the arctic explorer cheevo. Hope this helps!

Comment #109 by Ranjiit
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 08:07:27 AM

impossible! after several days of running like a retard and looking for the achivement to pop im giving up!

Comment #110 by kinoo1
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 10:50:37 AM

Got it! I forgot about Caustic Caverns, had to do the Lost Treasure quest.
Though I must say: for an open world game it is quite annoying that some parts only become available when you pickup a quest.

Comment #111 by Aussie27Legend
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 05:38:33 AM

@100 I love you so much, thanks bro that is what I was missing

Comment #112 by Gu1ness
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 11:25:46 AM

#102 thank you! Some area called Ebenfloe or something like that was the last area I needed.

Comment #113 by jjdrummer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 08:00:56 PM

Hey guys just got this today, I tried everything and had all the maps completely uncovered then my friend mentioned this place in the dust and it popped. For all those in the same position I made this image from the map shown in the guide.

It is the Monnshiner's Shack (circled).

Hope this helps some people out there.

Comment #114 by exarro
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 07:19:18 PM

i went to southern shelf bay (the place where you kill the midget on the bullymong) and there was a huge section missing. ran through the area and got the acheivement finally. most won't notice this huge area and the path leading to it because the docks straight ahead are where you need to go to kill midge-mong. so yeah, if you plan on completing these achievements from the start, pay attention to the map and do the side missions, otherwise you'll miss obscure areas like this.

Comment #115 by Buhddie
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 04:58:39 PM

Damn Friendship Gulag... I finally took the courage(because i was lazy) to check Friendship Gulag and turns out i needed to check one more area and i got it. Thanks!

Comment #116 by keyserheel1
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 07:14:03 PM

Mine was also out in Southern Shelf Bay....'ebonflow' and the 'ice field'....don't know why I had never been there yet, surely I thought I had for a quest...

Comment #117 by krem316
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 05:35:04 PM

This popped for me in Three Horns - Valley. I got the other exploration chevo for this area, but still needed to fill out the southern area for this to pop.

Comment #118 by Edinja123
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 08:29:50 AM

Still searching
GT: Rogstah Junior.

Comment #119 by jjdrummer
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 10:30:24 AM

Revised link for #113

A working link is

Comment #120 by KnownMoBsTeR24
Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 06:04:28 PM

Somebody help me I cant figure this one out.....I checked everywhere!!!!!! GT KnownMoBsTeR24

Comment #121 by Blue Papyrus
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 12:12:10 AM

Rat's Nest is one location that you can miss if you don't watch the map carefully. It's in Bloodshot Stronghold, the part in the story where you have to free a friend from the prison.

Comment #122 by owenstoodstill
Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 11:08:24 PM

Hass anyone else had these all unlock from playing a split screen coop with someone who has found them all .. I played with my brother who has all the locations found and i unlocked the whole lot upon starting the game :/

Comment #123 by Lazer77
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:28:46 PM

I am still struggling with this. I completed the game with all side missions completed (with the exception of level 5 of the final area and terramorphous, but I discovered the terramorphous location). I have thoroughly gone through the map several times and I cannot find a single missing location. Every single fast travel location of the map is completed, I even checked some of the side areas, while I found problems in for example Friendship Gulag (didn't uncover all the way), I completed it all. I already have the three other discovery achievements. This one is driving me absolutely insane.

Comment #124 by Lazer77
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:51:50 PM

People who are dead convinced they got everything: look at post 100. I don't know how it worked or why it worked, but that got the achievement for me.

Comment #125 by Djpossum
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 01:48:01 PM

7 Hours of doing Loops and it was Southern shelf - southern shelf bay that got me.. Good luck.. This one sucked.

Comment #126 by DigitalNinjaLee
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 11:53:48 PM

Moonshiner's shack for me in the Dust

Comment #127 by wearifulosprey9
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 05:23:34 AM

Wow thanks @100 & @102 !
Just got this,

I understand now that whilst southern shelf area is required for the arctic explorer achievement it doesn't require areas in the southern shelf BAY, which is a seperate area off of the shelf, in the very south, I ran there and I needed to uncover half of the area, ( ebonflue and the ice flow ) and then it popped :) if you've gotten all of the other explore achieves check out the southern shelf bay area! DO IT!

Comment #128 by Kozzy17
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:36:37 AM

^ had the same problem. I usually check every part of the map and till the end of the game i didnt get the cheevo. It was a WTF moment for me then i came here to see what the comments might have on this before i went looping all over to find what map went unexplored.

It was Southern shelf bay for me as well (on the south most part of the map). I dont know why I missed that part and only that part, but it seems some people have had the same problem.

Comment #129 by Scipio527
Friday, September 06, 2013 @ 03:37:10 PM

Done every quest but Terramorphous and filled every map. Still no achievement pop.

Comment #130 by Alexio SWE
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 05:03:57 PM

#29 Rly nice!

Comment #131 by Matme
Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 12:07:32 AM

Pain in the ass when you can't find the last place you need :D

Comment #132 by TOGA TOM
Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 02:15:37 PM

anybody still play this id like to run through it with someone grab a few achievements, headset prefered, also send me a message saying BL2 or something TOGA TOM

Comment #133 by rafter84
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 12:08:28 PM

Does anyone know - if you discover an area on your friends game (co op online) will that count on your game and towards your achievement?

Comment #134 by IF YOU BELIEVEx
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 06:12:43 PM

I have the same problem in that I have all the other traveling achievements, but not this one.

Comment #135 by rafter84
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 12:42:32 PM

I have checked all the locations which do not count towards the 4 smaller locations achievements - with no joy. So it looks like Ill have to run through all the locations again which counted towards the 4 smaller location achievements. If it works - ill make a post for anyone else who is having the same issue as me.

Comment #136 by IF YOU BELIEVEx
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 03:49:59 AM

I have gone to every location discussed in this comments section. I am 100% stumped. I have all the other traveling achievements, have beaten the game, and have done every side quest besides Terra.

Comment #137 by IF YOU BELIEVEx
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 04:26:32 AM

#136 Finally figured it out. It was Moonshire's Shack in The Dust for me. The unlit area was hard to see amongst the rest of the blue map.

Comment #138 by unrealized
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 01:25:36 AM


THIS WAS IT! After a combined amount probably days over the course of a year wandering like an idiot and checking every place mentioned here, "Rat's Nest" was the place.
I had been through that map so many times but we always ended up going straight ahead to the main room and never went left to the sewers, as soon as I went in and up some stairs it popped out for me. Middle area of the map was totally black.

I had to register just to say thanks, hopefully it will help someone else.

Comment #139 by Shadowking115
Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 07:49:28 AM

Two years after this game came out, I have still not gotten the achievement. I visited every place on this post for over seven hours. I may not get a response because it is so old, but I am desperate. Please. I desperately need this. My inner achievement hunter needs to feel the G's.

Comment #140 by PHub07
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 07:00:48 AM

It makes no sense why the Southern Shelf areas seem to have MASSIVE amount of map you never go to. AS long as you follow sidequests you are gonna uncover 95% of the map. Yet in SOuthern shelf there is these huge pointless areas you never go to.

Comment #141 by Megis Eldurin
Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 08:45:31 PM

Got my last piece at Friendship Gulag, connected to The Dust, which you have no reason to ever go to, normally.

Comment #142 by Casyle
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 11:59:56 PM

In Southern Shelf, make sure you've explored past where Boom and Bewm are as there's an area up there to uncover. As I recall that's the same area I missed in the Xbox 360 version as well.

Comment #143 by atryeu
Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 05:48:03 PM

World Map link in the guide is broken :(

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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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