Borderlands Achievements


Completed the ''House of the Ned'' mission  

This achievement will take the longest to complete but can be done whilst completing other missions. Also if you have more than one player all players can collect towards the total this will make it far easier and quicker.

To activate this misson you have to take TK's wooden leg to his new "zombiefied self" His leg is located on a porch at the south west of the map in Hallows End once you have this in your possesion go into the buiding you found the leg on and give it to zombie TK.
He will then give you the missions to collect zombie brains to feed TK.

  1. Collect 10 Brains
  2. Collect 25 Brains
  3. Collect 50 Brains
  4. Collect 100 Brains
  5. Collect 250 Brains

To get the zombies to drop a brain upon death try to kill them by a head shot. I found using a shotgun and aiming point blank in their face worked best, as opposed to using a sniper rifle.
After collecting each stage you have to return to TK who will eat the brains in front of you and then puke up a collectable as a reward.

Make sure that you collect the set amount for the mission. Return to TK then start the next mission. You cannot collect 200 brains and turn them all in at once.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by MumblesMcBabble
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 09:32:12 AM

What the?

Comment #2 by Marcus Fenix66
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 12:14:30 AM

how do u get this achievements

Comment #3 by XxFrAsZeRxX
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 01:06:33 PM

The description they have is wrong, u have to complete the "Braaaaaains!" mission, check the guide

Comment #4 by MaqAtaq
Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 11:43:44 PM

>:( would be a better acheivement if there was a reason to go to TK's house to begin with.

Make sure you start this up at the begining of the expansion, before you get too into the main quest line. I ended up with a VERY slow paced Left 4 Dead on my hands trying to scrounge around Jakob's Cove after the main quest was over trying to get all the brains. NONE of the brains you collected along the way will count unless you start this quest early on.

if you make it past level 40 before you take on this job, then got fight around in the mill again, it's the only place with lots of zombies and worthwhile XP.

Comment #5 by darkstar1006
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 08:54:08 PM

Personally, after starting the "Braaains" quest chain, grind out the first four in the nearby area. The number of brains needed for the missions goes from 10/25/50/100/250, So it is a good idea to start this as soon as you can and when the "Braaaaaaaaaaaains" mission comes up, start completing the DLC and by the time you finish it, you should be near or at the 250 needed brains.

Comment #6 by heavydwayne
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 07:58:02 PM

got this achievement by starting Underdome with a friend..... Yes, Underdome.... a completely different DLC. In fact, it gave me all of the Zombie Island Achievements... takes away from the game.

Comment #7 by kylewiddz
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 09:57:05 PM

this was a pain. made the mistake of not taking it til i pretty much completed the dlc. make sure to find tk as soon as possible

Comment #8 by towns
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 01:58:51 AM

@6 im pretty sure you got the achievements cuz your friend had them. i did this with a split screen character (underdome is nearly impossible without) and the second the game started, the other profile got the zombie achievements even tho i had never touch the dlc on that profile

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 01:27:38 PM

where is tk?

Comment #10 by kill3rclown2k10
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 02:59:38 PM

For all of you who are finding it hard to activate the mission, it's in hallows end, when you reach the sign for hallows end and creepy tree house, head right, keep going 'till you reach the sign saying hallows end. Enter (watch out for badass tankensteins). And keep going forward, or just explore round. Then it will go into a short cut scene, and show a building saying 'Fyrestone'. He'll be in there. And just collect brains by crit' hitting enemies to death...

Comment #11 by thekilleragu
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 09:42:26 PM

@8 Yeah, it's a split screen glitch.

Comment #12 by SWISS PRIDEZ
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 12:19:08 AM

If you need help with this send me a message.
I personally havn't finished this, but have modded
weapons and a modded shield so It will be done quickly.
I will only be doing this once, I wont help people do it
once I have it like I do with Crawmerax..
So if you want this achievement and some modded items,
send me a message :D

Comment #13 by Lahfta
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:23:25 AM

This achievment is a pain in the butt.

Comment #14 by DezSnaker
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 01:16:41 PM

Complete the braaaaaaaaaains mission. First you must complete i think 4 other missions which also involve collecting brains (Getting Headshots on zombies) (Zombie Island Dlc required).

Comment #15 by Pestrick
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 04:04:05 AM

I second MaqAtaq's comment. unreal. bad programming. did it last and the zomb's were scare. ridiculous, so get TK's leg first of all when the zomb's are rife. honestly i must have picked up 100 brains before even knowing about this mission :s

Comment #16 by cooper101183
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 12:33:34 PM

To locate T.K Baha open up your map in hollow's end and right at the bottom on the left side you'll see that it curves round and there is a sign saying piss off follow that curve until you reach a hut on the porch will be his leg.

To save yourself lots of time go there as soon as you load up the DLC, kill as many
zombies as you can on the way but make sure you dont collect ANY brains as your wasting your time. Once you start the mission you'll need 10 go outside and all those zombis
brains youve just shot out are waiting for you, only pick up 10 drop them off then go back out. This saved me alot of time.

Comment #17 by SiN Zero
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 08:00:11 PM

This quest is cake. All you have to do is get head shots. They are 100% drop rate. that way.

Comment #18 by monleypunk28
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:53:16 AM

this quest is just time consuming, which makes it slightly annoying

Comment #19 by Bang dead
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 01:59:58 PM

@17 for some reason when i get headshots on them and it says critical on the
screen i dont get brains. (sometimes)

Comment #20 by SiN Zero
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 05:55:12 PM

@19 When i was doing this with a friend we were both using a sniper rifle we got one every time. We did try other guns like shot gun etc which seem to only drop them once an a while. Not sure if you tried this using a sniper rifle. Only took us about 30min or less to finish the quest line. Just seems that a sniper rifle works the best.We did this on our first playthrough, don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Comment #21 by Loos Guccreen
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 08:06:31 AM

Easy achievement. No need to search zombies (even if 435 seems to be a high number). All you have to do is to start it early. You'll easily meet 100 zombies in Dead Haven, And 250 by finishing the main quest.

Comment #22 by raleigh747
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 08:06:15 AM

When using weapons that fire multiple bullets or projectiles, it is possible for one of them to score a critical but but not be the killing blow. The killing projectile/bullet must be a critical.

Comment #23 by TheMacias
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 03:23:47 PM

I was wondering for what were the brains I collected from the beginning of "Zombie Island". I curse the makers of the game because when I started this quest much later the brains I got earlier vanished. I bet I had at least 200...

Comment #24 by AceBeskor
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 10:37:26 PM

If anybody is doing this now I'd like some help, not that this quest is at all difficult, but im just really bored sitting here not doing anything.

Comment #25 by Dalglish YNWA96
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 10:37:31 AM

This is a very long and boring achievement to get. I am about 100 away from the 250 mark and it is very frustrating. Can't wait until this achievement is done so I don't have to look at it again.

Comment #26 by Mr Rudewords
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 06:38:05 AM

Indeed! What an absolute bore! I've only done two of them so I'm only on 25. I'll have to walk around for ages to get this just shooting zombies in the head with a blatent mistake of being a siren so if they get too close they burn before I can shoot them. Oh man!

Comment #27 by CrimpyGoose422
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 05:23:15 PM

The easiest way to earn this achievement is to have a good sniper. i recommend one with explosive damage so it's a one shot kill. Any weapon with fire, shock, or corrosive damage are not good choices, due to the lasting affect of the element. (Not to mention that shock damage actually gives health back to the bigger zombies, like, Badass Tankensteins.)

Comment #28 by AstralNomad
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 04:44:17 AM

Finding the shack was the most annoying. At least put it someplace that isn't off in a corner. I ended up figuring this out after killing the Neds too. Oh well, still good xp.

Comment #29 by SnakeIntheboX
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 09:33:32 AM

There should be a giant FUC*ING warning about starting this quest first, I picked up hundreds of brains before starting this quest and because gearbox fluff goats not one singe brain counted.

Also 0 fast travel points, that is a bad joke!!!!

Comment #30 by omegabomb2
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:12:26 PM

to get this acheivment give zombie tk baha 250 brains... dont pick up eny brians before you have the quest it f***ed up my chance for the achvment it glitched it so i had to make a new chareter

Comment #31 by omegabomb2
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:13:50 PM

so u all no this thing is lieing i dont have 1675 gs i have 5600 but its not sayin

Comment #32 by Crepsik
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 12:57:05 PM

This isnt very timeconsuming at all. I had finished the 250 mission before I killed Ned and the only farming I did was 10 and 25 mission near his house, rest I did while doing sidequests and main story

Comment #33 by green ran9er
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 11:57:44 AM

Where is Hallow's End? I don't know how to get there from Jakobs Cove.

Comment #34 by green ran9er
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 02:18:00 PM

wow, found it. Yeah, this is annoying. I'm trying to string together long trains of them and doing it like in COD. Its still going to take forever to get the last 250.

Comment #35 by green ran9er
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 02:28:04 AM

dang, I thought this sucked until I tried doing the clap trap stuff. It'll take weeks to get all of those oil cans and stuff.

Comment #36 by nasland19
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 10:00:54 PM

not actually to bad to do if you try to get the critical shoots during your main playthrough this flys by.

Comment #37 by asylumspadez
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 04:07:28 PM

Starting off first thing would be the easiest because you will have a majority of it done by the time you beat the DLC. I dont mind it doing it after beating the dlc though (which I am currently during) but it requires a ton of annoying back tracking.

Comment #38 by Distractor08
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 06:37:17 PM

This achievement is nothing compared to the Claptrap collection DLC and everyone knows what I mean by collecting (stinking bobble-heads, oil cans, pizzas, ect.)

Comment #39 by Shredwot
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 10:20:41 AM

I sadly found out about this towards the end of the DLC so i had to grind for a few hours.... not a fun time

Comment #40 by Skynet Drone
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 11:43:15 PM

Agreed. Starting this asap is key. The first thing I did in Hallow's End was find T.K. and I got all the missions done way before I finished the dlc

Comment #41 by Sinkaa91
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 06:25:16 AM

so annoying when you start the brains! questline at the end of the dlc progress

Comment #42 by BasqueNYC
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 03:00:42 PM

I know this has nothin to do with this achievement but when I first saw this it reminded me of the Simpsons annual "Treehouse Of Horros" show.I believe it was season 2 when the zombies go to Ned Flanders house knocking on his door askin for brains and Ned Flanders bein overtly friendly let's them in and says "you rascals I thought you were dead and..." than you see a shot of the house on a creepy slant and his classic scream is heard from inside lol makes me laff every time

Comment #43 by Vikairius
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 12:18:14 AM

Just a lot of grinding...lumberyard is the place I gathered them the fastest...start as early as you can.

Comment #44 by kipper1807
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 05:36:14 PM

fuck T.K.....

Comment #45 by Kesrick Vankilion
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 06:29:33 PM

used a high powered pistol and got scoped head shots, seemed to drop more brains than just spray and preying with a machine gun or shot gun.

so aiming for the head helps, hope it does for you too

I spent most of my time just making a circuit around Dead Haven, averaged 25ish - 30 per run, vendered whatever crappy guns and unessential items, then did another circuit after the zombies re-spawned.

Comment #46 by Kesrick Vankilion
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 08:21:21 PM

okay on the final stint, the best method i felt was a single semi automatic gun with a scope, clip size 3+ high damage.

you have to hit them in the head with a kill shot to blow out the brain for it to drop.

torso zombies are the easiest, just aim at their nose while they crawl, let them come into your sights/scope center crosshair, then blow out the brain

psycho zombies are easy close range scope head shot kills, they keep their head rather exposed with arms wide open, just back pedal slowly with your scope up till they get comfortably close, then go for the boom head shot

now the regular zombies, the hardest are the ones with their head tucked down, its actually easier to get brains from them with no-scope (just don't aim down sights / scope, regular crosshair pop shots at th

Comment #47 by Kesrick Vankilion
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 08:23:13 PM

their* head yield better results with the hunched over types, scoped shots with them tend to hit their necks or shoulders resulting in no heads.

the barrel guys, is your preference, they got rather big heads and tend to get close after they lob their barrel

defilers are just annoying, i just mow them down, their vomit alone and their erratic movements make it just a skipable time waste of a zombie, just mow them down whilst aiming upwards at their head

avoid hitting barrels, and try to get this quest early on too, hope my zombie shooting tips-round up helps :)

Comment #48 by serenity540
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 06:05:27 AM

i think this was one of my favorite achievements :)

Comment #49 by SKX Paranoia
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 09:05:31 PM

Good note that I don't believe has been stated previously : After turning in each of the Braaaaaaains! quests, stick around to watch TK feast on the brains. Each time he eats the brains you give him, he will puke out a gun or two as a reward. A few of the ones I got were actually pretty nice.

Comment #50 by guillaume92812
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 11:12:47 PM

it was cool but a bit long

Comment #51 by CleverZombie385
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 04:59:07 AM

This took a while, but I think it is a great name for an achievement, it made me smile.

Comment #52 by JBtorres
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 06:15:42 AM

Glad I read this before starting.
Don't expect any good rewards from TK though, all the guns I got were barely worth picking up to sell - The one for 250 was the worst

Comment #53 by kajun mulisha
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 08:24:54 PM

i had to go back and do this after beatin the dlc. words of wisdom, shotgun and going in and out the lumber yard. took about an hr and a half.

Comment #54 by XzT0XiCScOpEsXz
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 01:08:11 PM

can anyone help me with this my GT is XzT0XiCScOpEsXz. message me if you can help.

Comment #55 by Shadow1586
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 09:06:49 AM

Favorite DLC for Borderlands

Comment #56 by BlubberyMAU5
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 10:26:15 PM

doing this right now on 50 drains so send me a message gt Evan The Smurf

Comment #57 by BlubberyMAU5
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 10:30:52 PM

also doing underdome cheevos

Comment #58 by dutchoff
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 12:44:37 PM

Comment #59 by Resision
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 05:09:22 AM

I didn't mind doing this achievement. At the beginning I was freaking out a bit but after I got into "grind mode" I was fine. Just combine these quests with other Zombie Island quests (especially running through the lumber mill for to battle Ned) and just take your time getting head shots and killing everybody.

Comment #60 by Gamerofnight
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:38:29 PM

To get this achievement and any other 1s that ask u to collection stuff i exit and enter agen and agen when it come to this acheviement I shoot all zombie i see in the head get all brains then I exit to the main menu then start agen all enemy come back so I just head shot like crazy

Comment #61 by aashfire7
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 07:28:34 PM

DAMMIT! I collected at least a thousand brains along the way throughout the whole DLC but I just now started that mission and they didn't count! -.- Now I gotta go back and around decapitating these little annoying undead a-holes again, even after all I did.

Well, serves me right for not checking up on this, I suppose.

Comment #62 by Shannerz96
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 12:19:36 PM

Looking for someone to do this with. I have just got to get 249 more :)

Comment #63 by bteays
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 12:39:31 PM

Like many others here I collected brains almost all the way through the DLC before running into TK.....If you do the same I recommend saving your game and coming back in after the save as this seems to respawn the zombies. From there it's critical headshot grinding ....

Comment #64 by Zkillz Ninja
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 06:30:33 PM

Curse you borderlands i thought it was strange it had all the trophy symbols next to the brains to late because i already completed the DLC..*sigh*

Comment #65 by Madrox VII
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 09:11:37 AM

im gunna be getting the dlc soon. if i complete the dlc will i be able to go back and do this mission? i dont wanna miss any achievements.

Comment #66 by OldmanHerbert22
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:26:53 AM

I got this easily even after the main quests it's not that hard collected all 435 in about 30 mins just doing the pumpkinhead and wereskag quests

Comment #67 by killer121
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:09:56 PM


Comment #68 by AvO Elite
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 05:42:11 PM

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US October 20, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

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