Borderlands Achievements

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Reach Level 61  

This is the highest you can get your level to legitimately. Getting there will require you to accumulate 5985083 total experience. Though this may sound like a lot, there's more than enough experience available in this DLC to make it there. Any experience earned from the original game or other DLCs count towards you experience total. Therefore if you haven't completed missions from those stories feel free to do so once download this DLC. With completing missions and killing enemies, you should level up very quickly. If you want to really expedite the process though, you could try to join a group killing Crawmerax as that boss and his minions give boat loads of XP.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by DezSnaker
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 03:44:40 PM

If you are looking at this then clearly you have the secret armory DLC. There are many ways i found that are actually a great help to level up.

Technique 1: Secret armory DLC required
One way, and the way i use the most is, use a monster, and from long range, kill drifters on playthrough two, which will give you 15,000 xp each.

Technique 2: Secret armory DLC required
Another way is to keep killing general knoxx as he respawns.

Technique 3: Robot revolution DLC required
For this, you would of needed to finish this DLC. What you need to do is go back and kill all the boss traps over and over. General knoxx trap etc. And that will give you something like 80,000 xp.

Technique 4: No DLC required
You need to progress far enough in the game to gain access to the trash coast. You

Comment #2 by J4m M4ster J
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 05:33:56 PM

Easiest way to achieve this without going through any of the above... Join a level 69 Players game. I went from level 47 - 54 in a space of an hour. It'll save you hours and hours and hours of playthrough!?

Comment #3 by Luis0WNZ
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 06:10:57 AM

The best way of doing this, get a friend with a modded gun/shield, or a high level, and go through the Eradian Prominitory on Playthrough 2 and just farm EXP like that

Comment #4 by /MSeigel
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 01:17:01 AM

i got this on one playthrough i "acquired" a modded gun and went to kill crawmerax and didnt kill him just kept shooting and destroying his minions if you need help GT/MSEIGEL

Comment #5 by DEMONicAvengerX
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:53:43 AM

for some reason i just stopped earning only level 58 and no matter what i kill or what missions i do, i don't earn any XP, anybody have any insight on this???

Comment #6 by DEMONicAvengerX
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 07:11:40 PM

if anybody needs help im now level 69, if anybody needs help feel free to message me GT= username

Comment #7 by inmate00187
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 03:21:08 PM

Although these are all great suggestions (I personally farmed xp from drifters) it should be mentioned that after you hit level 61 all enemies in all dlcs level up with you. I saved and quit and when I came back knoxx and the lance troops were level 58. When I quit they were 51. Knoxx was now ten levels higher than when I beat him. Zombies and minac also leveled up. Should be fun when I start the dome dlc.

Comment #8 by inmate00187
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 03:23:21 PM

Forgot to mention that while battling 2 jet pack lance troops I killed one and leveled up and watched the level change on the other. Is this just a glitch or has this happened to anyone else?

Comment #9 by stonedsoldier
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 01:30:56 PM

once you have completed the game on playthrough 2 everything you kill nets you more EXP.
either keep going in and out of crawmerax's lair killing him over and over,
or keep going through the eridian promintary killing all gaurdians. this is an easy and fast way to level up and to raise gun proficiency levels. remember this is
best done on what is considered playthrough 2.5. also there are class mods and/or
action skill attributes that will add or increase the amount of EXP. aquired when killing enemies.

Comment #10 by stonedsoldier
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 02:06:18 PM

i will help people power level if they would like. also i have modded items that still work after patches/updates, these items include:

sniper rifle- damage 1,082 x 5, fully automatic with a 10 shot clip.
eridian weapon- damage 273 x 5, fire rate 4.5, has +160 magazine size.
rocket launcher- damage 6,465 x 5, x4 shock, 8 shot clip.
shotgun- damage 487,370 x 10, 6 shot clip, gun is completely invisible.
shield- capacity 2,147,483,647, makes you completely INVINCIBLE (infinite shield)

if you would like help leveling up or would like me to duplicate any of my modded items for you feel free to message me on XBOX Live.

GT= IILewisII1984II
regular messages only please. no friend requests.

Comment #11 by asylumspadez
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 04:50:08 PM

Joining an online game is the easiest way to get experiance, You put in no work and get the shared xp from other users in the game. Still a massive grind though.

Comment #12 by stonedsoldier
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 04:28:43 PM


Comment #13 by asylumspadez
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 11:37:21 AM

I agree with Dez, Killing Drifters in the Secret Armory DLC is the fastest and easiest way to get XP. You get nearly 10,000 XP for killing a drifter and you get nearly 40,000 XP for killing Skyscraper (the "king" of the drifters). They only take about 6 shots from the monster to kill so they die incredibly fast.

Comment #14 by Dayv00
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 10:36:57 PM

I'm lvl 69 but I offer my help for those who wants this achievement, I can help u level up real quick just add me--> GT: C4uTerizer, all I want from you in return is a good feedback

Comment #15 by ActionBasstard2
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 12:41:19 PM

Anybody still duping shields? I've killed crawmerax once already and got the achievement now I just want to farm him so I can get the level 61 achievement but farming him at level 50 is hard when he kills me so fast. So anybody that is still duping shields message on here or on xbox. GT: ActionBasstard2

Comment #16 by drunkenmidget88
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 01:25:23 PM

Same as comment 15 if anyone is or can still dupe, hook me up please i just came across this game again and wanted to finish up my achievements and just wanna get a shield gt drunkenmiget88 msg me if ur so generous to help ty

Comment #17 by ActionBasstard2
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 07:14:57 PM

Nevermind on the shield I FINALLY found an orion sniper rifle to do the shock damage for me so i'm not having as much trouble killing him anymore. Keep at it with the legitimate way and I guess it pays off hahaa

Comment #18 by ShawnSig
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:11:32 PM

On playthrough 2.5 solo I went to the Eridian Promentory? place and farmed Xp there. from level 54 to lvl 69. I tried co-op splitscreen with another account(lvl 15 character) and the enemies were hard to kill with crappy weapons.

-Use some shock weapons to take down their shield and fire away at their low amount of health. (apply shock artifact on your action skill maybe)? :D

-Arch Guardians just stand there and don't attack unless you get close, so they can be taken out from far away(sniper to the head).
-Principal Guardians are hard to hit, always strafing left & right really quickly but any close range wep would do the trick. Tapping left trigger with aim assist on helped me a bit too.
-Sera Guardians, the ones that fly up high and shoot beams at you. Crouching behind cover & t

Comment #19 by Jwhitman2397
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 11:37:23 AM

I am level 50 and for some reason it wont go any higher... I have all the DLC as well

Comment #20 by rincewind1990
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 06:13:41 AM

How are people getting so much xp from drifters? I've finished playthrough 2 and have moved onto the knoxx dlc but am only getting just over 1000 xp for killing a lvl 53 drifter.

Comment #21 by xXLilxMafiaXx
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 01:24:25 AM

U can get this achievement without any DLC? I only have main game and got the cheevo for leveling to 51. Just curious

Comment #22 by atomone27
Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 03:19:23 PM

I'm in desperate need of a shield mod if anyone can help me out message me GT= The Atom one

Comment #23 by GrumpyGazel
Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 03:27:40 PM

Anyone help me level up? Gt: GrumpyGazel

Comment #24 by stinky whisper
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 02:10:16 PM

My friend and I are level 49 and would really appreciate someone willing to power level us a bit to finish some of these achievements. Always willing to return the favor with any games you need help on that I own particularly bl2. I also have most shooter games. Please message me if willing to help GT: STINKY WHISPER.

Comment #25 by keyserheel1
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:56:09 AM

Is level 69 the absolute highest you can achieve?

Comment #26 by LadyxKikasaurus
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 11:16:41 PM

I am a lvl 45 siren.
I would really appreciate the help leveling up
GT kikasaurus

Comment #27 by satyrsevin1
Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 12:17:17 PM

Anyone out there who can help me with a weapon mod possibly? Somehow I got a shield and it helped a lot but a gun could help even better just need to finish my missions a bit easier so I can get this game over with. GT is same as here. satyrsevin1 will be on most of today.

Comment #28 by mrkymrk01
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 09:27:40 PM

If you need help leveling, let me know. GT: Johnson3175

Comment #29 by DragonMasterSnake
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 10:34:48 PM

I'm barely level 48.. -_-

I'm actually trying to finish up the DLC and sometimes do the second playthrough.. Not an easy task.

Anyways, if anyone wants to play, hit me up GT: DMasterSnake

Comment #30 by J Deedles
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 08:51:29 PM

This is so ridiculous

Comment #31 by kubone
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 @ 01:14:32 AM

Can someone help me lvl up buy killing the minions for crawlix? I need to get to 61? GT:KuboneJR

Comment #32 by EPetit
Friday, January 02, 2015 @ 03:26:38 AM

Hey anyone helping to beat Crawamax? It's basically the last achievement I have. Let me know! Msg me

Comment #33 by DrCheekz
Monday, February 09, 2015 @ 11:21:06 PM

Would any high lvl player be able/willing to help power level me to at least lvl 61? If anyone is up for it please send me a message on LIVE.

XBL Gamertag - DrCheekzz

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Game Info
Gearbox Software
2K Games


US October 20, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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