Borderlands Achievements

The Collector

Complete a crazy request for Tannis  

This is similar to Brains from the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. You aren't required to collect as many brains though. This is very similar in the way that if you have the required amount for the quest, any more you pick up will be voided out. You have to collect components from Clap-Traps that you kill. These consist of: Wires, Motherboards and Gears. These don't drop all the time, but they will drop frequently enough. There are four parts to the quest. Here is the amount required per quest.

1: 42 components
2: 75 components
3: 100 components
4: 150 components

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Zene Kakusha
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:12:34 PM

Comes in 4 missions. First one is to find 6 items lying around, the last 3 are all collecting parts (a la brains missions from ZI) dropped from claptraps, 42, then 75, then 250. Should complete this easily while just working your way through once.)

Comment #2 by scifi riot
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 10:43:39 AM

Best to star this one once you get into the area.

Comment #3 by Mega Mayo Man
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 05:04:22 PM

Zene Kakusha is right about 4 parts but wrong on the amount to hand in;

75 parts
100 parts
finally 150 parts.

Best place is to grind the MINAC, let him spawn mini claptraps and when you have complete the quest, kill him and turn in.
Save, exit for respawns, repeat.

Comment #4 by pined5551
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:38:18 AM

Every dlc for this game has these terrible and unessecary, pointless collection achievements. First Brains, then cores/kills. Now this. STOP IT!!!

Comment #5 by XcL
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 08:50:56 PM

pined x360a needs to stop complaining an achivement is for doing sumthing story-related or going out of your way to do it. in short stop fucking bitching

Comment #6 by Psychotechnic
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:18:17 PM

Borderlands DLC has worst achievements ever!

Comment #7 by DezSnaker
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 03:57:20 PM

comment #3 has the right idea, when you get to place they can't reach. Leave your xbox for an hour, kill the minac. And you'll have roughly 120 parts. You can keep doing this technique.

Comment #8 by coren
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 04:20:00 AM

All achievements, by definition, are unnecessary, x360a. And for a game where
"every" dlc has lengthy collection quests, they sure seem to be absent in Armory
and Mad Moxie. Plus, if you're doing them right, you're getting them as you do
everything else, so you shouldn't be having to put in that much extra effort

Comment #9 by Velpro Shoes
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 02:33:27 PM

This can be done easily with a little patience. Who dos'nt enjoy destroying Clap-Traps anyway?

Comment #10 by Contender19
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 11:21:08 PM

this is so stupid... i stopped after turning in the 100 parts quest.. thankfully i didn't take the one for 150 parts so it's not just sitting their in my mission log

Comment #11 by defaultdotxbe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 07:22:01 PM

the easist place i found to get this is in the dump, when you go in take a left and keep following the outside edge and theres an area that spawns 40-50 claptraps, and since its right near the beginning of the area exiting to the menu and getting back there is a lot quicker than going to MINAC, i was able to mop up the 150 items mission in less than 20 minutes

Comment #12 by BassInUrFace
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:00:57 AM

thanks #11. These quests are simple. peopel are so impatient :P

Comment #13 by xholy shackles
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 08:44:48 PM

@#10 thats one achivement your not getting lol.

Comment #14 by asylumspadez
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 07:34:57 AM

I would play through normally until you are given the mission to use the wireless device on the claptrap boss (this is the end of the game mission). Simply go to the area where Tannis tells you and there are 40+ claptraps in there. You can get at least 30-40 parts as well as the other collectables during this so it will save you a ton of time in the long haul.

If you play through normally you can get about 100 parts (taking out the first 2 tasks but still leaving you 350 to get).

Comment #15 by asylumspadez
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 04:46:28 PM

(About previous comment - My bad, Got the total number wrong)

Comment #16 by Master chris
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 02:54:40 PM

Wow a glitch happen for me I wish this happen with the brains achievement but it didn't but if I get the 42 done that that will count for 75 and 75 would count as 100 then so on I guess it would be hell if it didn't happen

Comment #17 by chrisshack94
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 03:48:45 PM

Do you get this Achievement for doing the following missions for Tannis?:
Fight For Your Right To Part-E
Parts Is Parts
We All Have Our Part To Play
A Part Of Something Larger Than Yourself

Comment #18 by CombatVet IZ AF
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 11:01:48 PM

The best thing to do is to get the mission from Tannis, and then activate and complete the missions for Blake, Marcus and the info board. You get the majority of the parts and knock out two birds with one stone instead of just grinding through the dump over and over.

Comment #19 by Gillanaut
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 01:17:19 PM

This one isnt "get as you go along" this is pointless grinding to kill claptraps because they never drop the collectibles" It freaking sucks...

Comment #20 by GWT Destruction
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 08:24:47 PM

Its a little bit frustrating when this is one of the last three achievements I need. I really don't like grinding or letting my console sit but it looks as though that's the only option for these collecting achievements.

Comment #21 by synchro
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:33:03 PM

#11? this is a good way to get a lot of things. i've found bobbleheads, pink panties [about 9 pairs so far but only 6 pizzas]loadsa 3d glasses,
but.. not a single fish in a bag. i gues they're found at a specific site?

Comment #22 by RCX
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 04:06:11 AM


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Gearbox Software
2K Games


US October 20, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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