Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Achievements

Unseen Predator

Remained in Zero's Deception mode for ten seconds straight  

To obtain this achievement you'll first need to be playing as Zer0 and have reached level 5, as being in Decepti0n is his unique Action Skill. Now that you're playing as him, there's one Skill you're going to have to buy from your Skill Tree before you can make it last for 10 seconds or more, so this will take some levelling to reach it.

Below is the Skill you'll have to purchase;

Bloodshed Skill Tree

Many Must Fall: Killing an enemy with a melee attack while Decepti0n is active, causes you to deploy another holographic decoy, re-stealth, and add time to Decepti0ns duration. This can be done multiple times in succession.

  • Required Level: 30
  • Skill Tier: 6
  • Skill Upgrade: 1/1

There's also a few optional Skills worth buying that may help;

Bloodshed Skill Tree

Killing Bl0w: Massively increase melee damage against enemies with low health.

  • Required Level: 5
  • Skill Tier: 1
  • Skill Upgrade: 5/5

Iron Hand: Increase your melee damage and maximum health.

  • Required Level: 5
  • Skill Tier: 1
  • Skill Upgrade: 5/5

F0ll0wthr0ugh: Kill Skill. Killing an enemy increases your movement speed, melee damage and gun damage for a few seconds

  • Required Level: 15
  • Skill Tier: 3
  • Skill Upgrade: 5/5

Execute: Melee Override Skill. While Decepti0n is active and a target is under your crosshairs, dash forward a distance and preform a special melee attack, dealing massive damage.

  • Required Level: 15
  • Skill Tier: 3
  • Skill Upgrade: 1/1

Backstab: Your melee attacks deal bonus melee damage when hitting an enemy in the back.

  • Required Level: 15
  • Skill Tier: 3
  • Skill Upgrade: 5/5

Like the Wind: While moving you gain increased melee damage and gun damage.

  • Required Level: 25
  • Skill Tier: 5
  • Skill Upgrade: 5/5

Now that you have that, you're good to go for 10 seconds. All you need now is enough enemies to keep it going. This is easier to get playing solo because then you don't have to worry about other people stealing much need kills.


Alternatively, you can try the method shown below. Thanks to redemption ownage for showing this to us. (I just tried it myself with a turbo controller to mash  for me and it worked like a charm)

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Grohlvana
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 11:03:23 PM

To do this you have to get the skill in the far-right skill tree where if you kill someone you pop out another hologram.

Comment #2 by Angels N Skins
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:19:16 AM

I was wondering that. Thanks

Comment #3 by self360
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 04:06:45 AM

so its the tree on the right and right at the bottom is the skill to unlock?

Comment #4 by LaZrKaTz4109
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 09:13:59 AM

Yes it is the last skill in the Bloodshed skill tree called Many Must Fall

Comment #5 by x Parmy x
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 06:22:02 PM

To gain this achievement you must get to level 31 and unlock the bloodshed tree

Comment #6 by Rex Ranarum
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:49:01 AM

Annoying achievement... why the hell should I spend tons of time with a charakter, that is not appealing at all? Same with Salvadors Achievement, Level required: at least 21! Maya and Axton: Level 5!!! Seriously WTF! Pisses me off!

Comment #7 by em0rox
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 02:41:16 PM

BLN calm down and use your brain for a second man wow... Just start one of the chars you don't want to "spend so much time playing" and join a high level game... You'll be level whatever in a matter of minutes if not less.

Comment #8 by Nuclear Punch
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 10:31:27 AM

Join a friend's game that is level 50 and boost your characters. After that start a new game with the boosted characters and just do the killings. Done this with Borderlands 1 and will do it again as soon as my brother reaches lvl 50.

Comment #9 by Goddemaere
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 01:53:05 PM

@ Rex Ranarum: Zero is awesome, especially with the arachnid head O.O weuw

Comment #10 by Mew ll
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 09:20:49 PM

They've sure made it harder than the first game.

Comment #11 by Rex Ranarum
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 01:18:04 AM

it STILL takes you hours and hours to reach lvl 31, even if you boost your char. joined a lvl 37 yesterday and made 7-14 in 3-4 hours :(

Comment #12 by PopeTackler
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 02:18:30 PM

Power leveling isn't a viable option in BL2.

Comment #13 by catcher5.55
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 04:28:49 PM

In the mission where tina has you lure a bandit (flesh stick) to a tea party, you can kill him and fail the mission. In co-op have the weak character ready to talk with tina and restart the mission every time you "fail". Have a strong character ready to kill flesh stick. Flesh stick will respawn over and over again in the exact same spot and he offers a ton of xp. As long as you never finish the mission you can do this until you're about 3 levels over his level(at which point the xp you get is useless). In new game plus he is level 39. Hope this helps leveling!

Comment #14 by To 1337 To Beat
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 08:54:33 AM

#13 is suggesting about the best way, xp farming the tina mission!

Comment #15 by Captain Cuevas
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 12:13:40 PM

You CAN power level in this game. My group was able to power level an Assassin 1 - 31, Gunzerker 1 - 20, and Siren 13 - 19 in 3 or 4 hours (one toon at a time).

Comment #16 by Kill steal620
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:45:44 PM

So, some people are actually mad that they have to play a character a while to get the character specific achievement? Wow your dumb.

Comment #17 by TealPavelski
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 03:47:22 PM

Can Xbox Live Guests Accounts unlock Achievements for the Account they are a guest of?

Comment #18 by Murder87
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 01:21:08 AM

no they cannot

Comment #19 by Ankh Af Na Coth
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 06:13:57 PM

I need some help power leveling so if someone is up for it this weekend just and me, and we┬┤ll help eachother out/ Cheers

Comment #20 by EvilPuggy
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 10:30:17 PM

Would someone help me boost? I have a level 50 and can return the favour. Unfortunately, my Xbox LIVE expired, but hopefully I'll get that fixed up soon.

Comment #21 by UrBaNViRuS098
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 12:16:43 PM

could some one help me boost up the levels for zero hes level 12 at the mo but i hate him Gt: UrBaNViRuS098

Comment #22 by Scott Ad Rock
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 03:58:52 PM

just use a 2nd controller for the tina mission, set your level 50 down at fleshstick and just kill him over and over, I played through the game in true vault hunter mode with a 2nd controller just to help with enemies not respawning their health when I died, my 2nd controller char was level 1 when i started and around 45 when I beat the game, then i just farmed warrior for a couple of hours and he leveled up to 50 in no time, now i use my 2nd level 50 to power level my main account characters, easy as pie.

Comment #23 by monkeyrowan
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 04:56:18 AM

My gunzerker is lvl 47 on the 2nd play through. I have not done the tina quest so can farm flesh stick. If anyone is in a similar situation as me i will get their assassin to 31 if they do the same for me. My gamer tag is monkeyrowan just add me and send a message explaining. Thanks

Comment #24 by peterk
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 11:43:45 PM

If an achievement upsets you this much, don't do it.

Comment #25 by Lucas939
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 04:00:15 PM

if anyone would be willing to boost a couple of characters for me just add my gamertag: Lucas939


Comment #26 by OverdoneKiller
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 07:12:28 AM

I have a level 50 if anyone wants to boost zero for me and I'll do the same for you let me know

Comment #27 by MCutshaw
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 03:03:06 PM

Anyone want to help me boost my level for this? I have a level 50 and am willing to return the favor.

Comment #28 by here2infirmary
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 09:00:38 AM

just had a big lag spike in the game i was in, and this popped! i was only at level 7 :D

Comment #29 by THE HamBot
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 04:08:36 PM

If someone wants to help me get Zero to level 31 I will give you a purple relic or something.
GT: THE HamBot hit me up whenever

Comment #30 by Lords Warrior 19
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:41:55 PM

I hate the assassin. But, its gotta be done...

Comment #31 by BillApocGreen
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 08:42:22 PM

Does anyone mind helping me level this one up? If you have the fleshstick mission then even better. My GT is BillApocGreen add me and i'll join most games. Can even dupe a few good legendary weapons.

Comment #32 by Likleflvr
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 07:02:21 PM

Thanks for the help. ^ ^ I had been wondering how to do this one.

Comment #33 by my2k2zx2
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 07:01:28 PM

I just got this with a Level 10 Zero. Activated the Deception mode and when there was 0.xx left on the timer, I hit the b button to get in the back of the Bandit vehicle, then spammed the b button go get out. When he got back on the ground, the achievement popped. Spent about 15 minutes trying the left seat/right seat swap w/o any luck, but getting in and out worked for me.

Comment #34 by knoxy2011
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 10:09:21 PM

Please need to level up 9 more levels can someone help

My gamer tag is


Comment #35 by Sigmund666
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 01:16:01 AM

Don't know if Gearbox patched this, but at least you can give it a try.
You can take place in the back of the Bandit vehicle, and use Deception. If done right, the time counter will remain at 0:00 and grant you the achievement. :)

Comment #36 by Alekzander13
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 05:29:43 AM

I am looking for quick leveling, possibly through Pete's bar? If anyone can do that for me, I can do the same with my level 50 character. Gamertag is alekzander xiii

Comment #37 by theendofheartache
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 11:41:31 AM

@ #33 - perfect, worked first time!

Comment #38 by Captain Dude77
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 06:53:10 AM

I was playing as Zero, and I was below level 10 so I was able to get this way early before rescuing Roland by spawning an bandit techincial and then used the Deception mode, then I got into the back of the bandit techincial and mashed the A button for a little more than 10 seconds and this popped up. That 's the quickest way of doing it.

Comment #39 by cccxDOTbelieve
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 12:18:03 AM

confirmed... of 1:15am on 04-22-2013 the back-seat switching method still works!

At about .5 sec left hit 'a' to start switching seats and continue tapping as fast as u can. The achievement will pop.

Comment #40 by wearifulosprey9
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 04:47:46 AM

Just got this, however I found earlier comments a bit Vague, I actually had to be IN the left or right back seat of a Bandit technical ( once you've unlocked it ) THEN start Hammering A with about a second remaining. I had no luck when out of the vehicle, entering the back seat then switching, you have to be IN the vehicle to begin with :)

Comment #41 by Blue Papyrus
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 06:02:37 PM

As #40 stated, you gotta be in the vehicle before you begin. It still works though, because I just got the achievement. The timing can be tricky, but you'll know when you've got it. Thanks for the tips fellow achievement hunters.

Comment #42 by Miss Tracey
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 03:18:45 PM

I did the cheat. I stood behind a Bandit Tech and went into Deception Mode. Once it was less than 1 but above zero, I hopped in the BACK SEAT then mashed X (or whatever button you have to exit to vehicle) right away and it unlocked.

Comment #43 by Miss Tracey
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 03:27:04 PM

*B not X

Comment #44 by MrSpanky1193
Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 05:02:34 PM

As of June 22nd, 2013 3:00 PM PST, it still works. I got the cheevo to pop on my third attempts as a level 8 Assassin.

Comment #45 by darth nerdius
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 03:54:19 PM

Word gonna try the glitch. I gave up on trying to level the assassin

Comment #46 by BiggD
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 02:18:33 AM

Going to try the glitch out myself, hopefully it still works! Thanks for the tips fellas.

Comment #47 by credible
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 01:36:57 PM

Seems like it doesn't work anymore as of 14th of July 2013. No luck for me.

Comment #48 by wyerock
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 08:27:21 PM

I just did it using Dus n Jen's technique. I wasn't able to do it using the seat swap, but getting in and out right as time neared 0.00 worked on the first try. Thanks!

Comment #49 by Voltagore
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 06:29:20 AM

did work for me post patch. using the
seat swap.

Comment #50 by Schfooge
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 08:55:52 PM

This worked for me 1st of Dec 2013 at level 14. I found that I could only mash the A button fast enough by holding the controller in my left hand and hitting the A button with my right pointer finger.

Comment #51 by chinowhatimean
Thursday, December 05, 2013 @ 08:24:56 AM

Alternative method still worked for my and my mate.
Thanks a ton.

Comment #52 by TheForrester
Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 11:03:58 PM

I am relieved to say the glitch still works. DO NOT rapidly press A as i couldn't get it to work this way but instead double tap A just before he sits down and that got it to work for me. Two seat swaps later it popped. I believe timing is key. Good Luck!

Comment #53 by Jompakrutt
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 03:07:56 PM

I can confirm that the glitch still works and it seems very unlikely that it may be patched any time soon.

Comment #54 by SkullFire58
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 08:55:14 PM

I too can confirm the glitch still works, and I don't think anymore confirmation will be needed with how long it's been. If they haven't fixed it by now, they probably never will. Just want to say though, I waited until it was down to about 75 or 50 milliseconds until I swapped seats, and I only had to do two swaps for it to unlock.

Comment #55 by SolidSnake8204
Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 12:31:37 AM

Its been a long time since the last post. The "glitch" still works.

Comment #56 by Jackis25
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 10:33:13 PM

Xbox one Borderlands 2 version of the Quick one for this I think is patched? will not work with either swapping seats or getting in and out of the back, would anyone know?

Comment #57 by SPARTAN089 Ace
Saturday, February 04, 2017 @ 12:50:16 AM

Just did this. Easy enough, but takes a lot of XP boosting, unless you are already playing Zero (game is easier to 100% if you play Gunzerker or Zero as your main character, since they are the two who need a high level skill to unlock the character-specific achievement).

- Get level 31
- Unlock some 'melee damage' stuff in the 'Bloodshed' skill tree
- Be sure to grab the point in 'Many must fall'
- Go to a level which has low level enemies (area you played a while ago)
- Kill two enemies in one hit during deception mode

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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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