Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Achievements

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Gave Claptrap a high five  

You'll first get a chance to high five Claptrap in Sanctuary where he's located in the north west corner of the map. He'll also offer you the mission "Claptrap's Secret Stash".

You'll first need to complete the mission he hands over to you, which isn't very hard. Once done, turn it in and then follow him. He'll only walk around the corner to another NPC. Once he does, get close and you can then press  to give him a high five.

Simply press  and Claptrap will then put his hand up in the air. Now aim up and press  to melee his hand for it to count as a high five. It may take a couple of goes to connect, but once you do, he'll put his hand back down and the achievement will unlock.

If you miss it this time, there's plenty of opportunities later on where you can ask for as many high fives as you like.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 6 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by NeoSant
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 09:07:58 PM

Sweet. Claptraps are the funniest thing on Borderlands.

Comment #2 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 10:50:00 PM

Yesss! My favorite achievement on the list.

Comment #3 by bigp 6
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 11:53:47 PM

what would borderlands be without good ol claptrap

Comment #4 by DBZFan1122
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 01:14:45 AM

I love ClapTrap

Comment #5 by Kizawa6
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 11:31:16 AM

I must say, I'm loving all of these achievements so far for B2. They don't look too aggravating or too hard, the main focus is just to enjoy the game as is.

Comment #6 by RDWatson16
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 04:28:01 PM

I would do this even if it wasnt an achievement

Comment #7 by Lapazi
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 07:36:14 PM

classic claptraps making the game more enjoyable.

Comment #8 by xx LUIS 13 xx
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 05:23:16 PM

claptraps make this game 789378942x better !

Comment #9 by Sophia Hyakato
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 10:14:48 PM

For those of you curious about the details to unlocking this achievement, OXM magazine did a feature on Borderlands 2 in this months issue (October 2012 ISSUE) and the key to unlocking this is printed very tiny at the bottom of one of the pages.

Comment #10 by Zedymieon77
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 01:45:42 PM

Hopefully this claptrap isn't the INAC in disguise.

Comment #11 by Gentleman
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 02:14:06 PM

@ #9

Or you know, it's shown in many of the new Sanctuary gameplay videos.

And it's pretty self explanatory, to be honest. So please, no guidance woman.

Comment #12 by XS Scarab
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 09:41:56 PM

i'll probably do this every time i see a cl4p-tp so i guess i can count this as an easy achievement.

Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 02:28:50 PM

@12 i will high 5 every time i see one

Comment #14 by u00drk1
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 11:21:48 AM

@12 & 13

there is only 1 claptrap. handsome jack killed all the other ones. They said that a bunch of times.

Comment #15 by brokaliv
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:58:07 PM

Some great wub wub

Comment #16 by SixCamels
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:30:51 AM

First achievement I'll be getting!

Comment #17 by Lord Atheos
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 08:27:42 PM

He killed them...? I'm gonna cannibalize Handsome Jack now.

Comment #18 by Grohlvana
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 11:09:22 PM

Not as easy as it seems fellas... apparently there's only two chances to get it without starting a new playthrough. I missed the first chance because I thought I had to press a button, but you have to melee his hand.

Comment #19 by greymist
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:44:16 AM

Did it. No achievement. Got to start a new one now

Comment #20 by HughDawg03
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:49:31 AM


Not true at all. Once you've gotten to a certain point in the game, you can just walk up to Claptrap and hit Y which will activate the "Gimme Five!" option. He'll put his hand up and all you have to do is melee his hand. Super easy achievement. Womp womp womp.

Comment #21 by HughDawg03
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:52:35 AM

To clarify a little bit without giving away any spoilers, I did this when Claptrap was wandering around Sanctuary after he had shown me his super secret stash. I got it in the middle of one of his dubstep sessions.

Comment #22 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 05:41:45 AM

yeah then after than point he won't do it again, tried but failed
no option is there now @20/21

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:07:33 PM

@20, yeah dude I fell into a glitch myself where he didn't even put his hand up and the 'Y' button option was gone.

Comment #24 by Brash Attack
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 03:12:35 PM

I got the achievement after the Wildlife mission. He asked for a high five and I just meleed his hand.

Comment #25 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 07:12:22 PM

I made a video on how to get this

Comment #26 by Maestro25
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 09:27:19 PM

I pressed Y to high five, but I didn't know I had to hit him back at the time. Now I can't press Y anymore. Did I miss it?

Comment #27 by UgotPWNDkthxbi
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 10:57:06 PM

Yep, I missed it too. Oh well, thats why we make other characters!

Comment #28 by deathmule
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 08:58:42 PM

Comment #29 by FireGarden
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 12:58:10 AM

You people cannot miss this, don't worry if you couldn't get this at first, when you go forward in the campaign, in a mission you must upgrade clappy's software, when you finish this mission you can always ask for a highfive, I did it and now I have always the option to highfive, just melee his hand and achievement unlocked.

Comment #30 by evildeceptacon
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 11:26:36 PM

I love my dubstep'n Claptrap! Come to Sanctuary and your gonna get served! lol

Comment #31 by LazarusXXX
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 12:13:06 PM

Can anyone else confirm what #29 said? I finished the "secret hiding spot" side quest and when the option for high-five came us I pressed it, and the little guy just ran away! Since he only says "sorry, I have no missions for you right now" it'd be nice to know I get another chance!


Comment #32 by Rookie4sho
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 02:36:24 PM

Thank you #29, this is what I needed to hear!

Comment #33 by Swifterz
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 08:40:58 PM

Confirmed. It works

Comment #34 by xX Langer14 Xx
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 09:01:26 PM

I can confirm what #29 said. I just did that. He stands there with his hand in the air. Just melee it.

Comment #35 by Capital P
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 01:20:15 AM

Thx alot lol i read a few of these replys and they said I missed it..
Oh hell no i was gona restart the game after that lol

Comment #36 by Fenix66D
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 08:50:08 AM

Actually, you can't miss this. As #29 said, after the Wildlife Preservation mission, you return to Claptrap. After you upgrade his software, he does a little routine and then says, "Give me five!" At this point point, aim your rectile on his hand and melee. Bingo. Achievement pops.

Comment #37 by Vixxadoodles
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:04:05 PM

hahaha i love this achievement!

Comment #38 by Mew ll
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 09:23:54 PM

So relieved to find out there's more than one opportunity to high five him.

Comment #39 by StormedKestrel
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 07:34:29 AM

fucking hate clap trap. he high fived my cousin on my playthrough but won'y high five me the biased little shit lol

Comment #40 by Rookie4sho
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 10:29:43 PM

Ok I can also confirm that later on in the game you can high five him anytime you want. The Y button option will always be on him after you reach a certain point in the game. So don't worry people who missed the opportunity the 2 times he offers you to high five.

Comment #41 by goldbergsdragon
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 10:40:49 PM

Comment #42 by dom8717
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 02:36:41 PM

aw these little guys crack me up

Comment #43 by Sowns
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 01:06:03 PM

Ahh claptrap.

Comment #44 by Vyrthur
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 06:38:39 PM

When I tried to get this claptrap would just go invisible and run away. :(

Comment #45 by MrFlex25
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 03:55:39 PM

Restart Your Xbox, Might Just Be A Simple Glitch.

Comment #46 by H3llDuck
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 02:12:18 PM

This is the best achievement on the game :3

Comment #47 by MIR7909
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 05:05:59 AM

easiest achievement on the game

Comment #48 by MrGIS
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 04:06:31 PM

I wasn't aware you could high five him at any point after completing the game and wasted about an hour saving and quitting just to high five him after a mission! LOL

Comment #49 by atryeu
Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 05:53:27 PM

@31, same problem! I finished his Stash mission and had the option to High Five. I hit Y and he raised his hand and started rolling away. I tried to chase him but I couldn't melee his hand while he was rolling all over town. When he finally stopped I couldn't High Five anymore :( Guess I'll wait for my next chance and hope he doesn't take off flying again. Would have been nice if the guide said he takes off like that. I thought he was going to just stand there for me and I wasn't prepared to chase him around LoL

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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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