Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Achievements

It's Like That One Video

Show thine worst enemy, the abomination known as "The Darkness," who is the nerdiest of them all  

In Hatred's Shadow, you will see a dark area on the wall across from a campfire. Use any weapon to shoot the darkness (an "enemy" health bar will appear when you place your reticle over the dark). A door will be revealed and you'll see a chest with two 20 sided die perched atop taunting you from within. Refer to the below image (courtesy of iBuzz7s) for the location.

Note: If you equip a Magic Missile grenade mod and throw that at The Darkness (instead of just shooting it) the door will open allowing you to open the chest inside. However, the achievement only pops when the Darkness is slain with bullets. Save your magic missiles for a subsequent trip through Hatred's Shadow. Magic Missile grenade mods are dropped by Wizards/Mages. (thanks to DustyTheHamster and TigersRule for the Magic Missiles tips). The Darkness respawns so you can go back and re-kill it as many times as you like. This is handy if you don't have a Magic Missile when you first encounter it.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by T0X1C Z0MB1E TZ
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 09:18:27 PM

The Ring reference?

Comment #2 by RPG Master
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 09:45:48 PM

I think it's more likely a reference to 8-bit DnD. Where a character attempts to "cast Magic Missile at "the Darkness'".

Comment #3 by TheDuster360
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 11:17:29 AM

I got this in hatreds shadow near the start there is a Broken bridge on the other side is some chests so I jumped to the other side but missed and fell in to the darkness below and got the achievement.

Comment #4 by Bears
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 12:53:06 PM

Video of it. Like the video if it helped, please :)

Comment #5 by Floyd.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 11:52:48 AM

#2 is partially correct. "That one video" is clearly after the credits of a terrible game The Summoner in which all the characters are playing D&D. There is a short scene where they argue about casting Magic Missile at the darkness, and very nerdily if I do say so myself. Youtube it.

Comment #6 by VinKlem
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 03:14:26 PM

can you get in the room?

Comment #7 by DeadlyOhio74
Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 10:39:32 AM

I got in in Hatred's Shadow after the sorcerer catapulted orcs in. After you beat them, walk to a campfire and look to the left. An enemy called "The Darkness" is there, and it is your level. Kill it, achievement pops.

Comment #8 by SgtFuzzyGhost
Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 12:26:54 PM

I killed The Darkness, and nothing. Do you have to do this at a certain time, with a certain weapon or element?

Comment #9 by Darkrenegade25
Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 08:26:28 PM

Nice name!

Comment #10 by Intoxicatious
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 12:27:24 AM

Just so everyone knows, this is in reference to a Dead Alewives sketch. The audio is reused many times including: The Summoner credits (#5) and there is an 8-bit sketch too (#2). Dan Harmon, of Community fame, was in the sketch. He later did a D&D episode for his show Community.

Comment #11 by ix Shawn
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 09:45:00 PM

Can anyone please help me run through and complete the story missions for this DLC I'm only a lol 50 can't do it by myself it's very much appreiciated!

GT: ix Shawn

Comment #12 by Maw N Paw
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 06:38:01 AM

Shawn, you must suck because I'm level 49 now and I'm blasting through these missions like they are nothing.

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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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