Overview:
- Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 6/10
- Offline: 79 (1750 )
- Online: 1 (10 )
- Amount of Time to 1750 : 40-80 hours (Depending on Co-op)
- Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 2
- Number of Missable Achievements: None
- Do Cheatcodes Disable Achievements? None
- Does Difficulty Effect Achievements? No
- Glitched Achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? None

*Many of the Co-op achievements in Borderlands can be done either online with a friend, or by local Splitscreen and System-Link

Introduction
Welcome to Borderlands! This game has a total of 50 achievements and will require two playthroughs to get the 1000 . The reason for two playthroughs is because getting to level 50 takes a bit of experience and cannot be reached on your first playthrough. Of the 50 achievements, 15 can be earned by playing through the story, while others will come with time. All others may require you to use different weapons, equipping mods, using your skill, and leveling up.

There have been reports that Made in Fyrestone and Made in New Haven have not been unlocking for some people. Some have reported that it unlocked half-way through their second playthrough, while others haven't unlocked it at all. Thankfully, a patch has been released to counter these problems, so no one should have any trouble unlocking achievements.
 
The downloadable content packages for Borderlands are some of the best game add-ons that I have personally spent my hard earned cash on. All four packages add a new, fun storyline to the original game and come with more weapons, more enemies, more leveling up, and, most importantly, more fun. Each content pack carries the 800 Microsoft Points price tag.
 

Playthrough #1
Going through the game on your first try should have you get to know Pandora better. Playing through the story, you should unlock all the Discovering Locations achievements, while unlocking the Boss achievements as well. As you continue playing, grabbing each type of weapon, use them all to kill enemies for each weapon-type kill achievements. Grab and sell enough loot to contribute to the Fence and Pandora-dog Millionaire achievements. When you complete your first playthrough, you should be in the level 30-40 range.
 
 
Playthrough #2
After completing the game for the first time, you can select a new game and select your previous higher level character. Keep in mind that all the enemies will be around your level, and will be much harder this time around. Use this playthrough to help level you up to level 50.
 

Co-op Playthrough
There are many achievements in Borderlands that include co-op. These can be done either online with friends, or splitscreen/system link. Compete in Arenas and defeating a Boss with a partner will net achievements. Completing 15 with a partner will also net you an achievement, as will healing a teammate who has been downed. If you start up your first duel, and beat the person with taking any damage, will net you both the Duel-icious and Duelinator achievements.
Note: that if you have a high level partner, you can join his game to get you to level 5 really fast, and unlock the achievements for using each character's skill.
 
 
Zombie Island of Dr. Ned (5 achievements, 125 )
To start this content pack you must go to a fast travel station and travel to ‘Jacobs Cove’, once you arrive you’ll soon find all is not well and Dr. Ned (Who is in no way whatsoever related to Dr. Zed…) has been conducting some kooky experiments and has turned the town into a zombie horde.

The achievements are simple and straightforward and four out of five of them are gained through playing the story line. The main story is fairly short which can be completed in less than five hours, the only achievement which may take longer is Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!.This requires you to collect a total of 485 zombie brains and hand them over to your old friend from Fyrestone, T.K. Baha. It is best if you complete the first two main story quests and then head straight over to his house and start your first collection mission, in doing so you should gather all the brains about the same time as finishing the main story.
 
 
Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot (5 achievements, 125 )
This content pack can be accessed at any time by using a fast travel station and going to the ‘Underdome’. You’ll meet Moxxi again who is in search of a new husband and is hosting coliseum style battles to try and find a suitable candidate.

Once you arrive at the Underdome, head right over to the bounty board and accept the first mission which is entitled ‘Prove Yourself’. To gain the next four achievements you will need to survive 20 rounds in each of the arenas, and will be awarded an achievement for each individual arena once complete, as well as an achievement for completing them all. This proves to be a little lengthy and tiresome for some people so take a look at these threads Here and Here for two ways you can make the time significantly shorter.
 
 
The Secret Armory of General Knoxx (10 achievements, 250 )
To start playing this content pack you just need to travel to ‘T-Bone Junction’ from any fast travel station, which you can do at any part in the original games story and at any level. This is one of the longer content packs with a nice, varied batch of achievements which require you to progress through the story as well as complete a few other tasks. However, this pack has two glitchy achievements which are Depot Demolition and Completionist.

The quickest way to gather all of the achievements is to finish the main missions, which will net you a majority of the gamerscore and then go to all of the quest-giving NPC’s and finish all the quests they give you. There are also a few achievements which you may not unlock, if this is the case just search them in the achievement guide.

*Glitchy Achievements*
Depot Demolition is awarded when you complete the last quest in the story and blow up the secret armory, to avoid having this achievement glitch you should ideally do the whole last quest without stopping. Once you descend in the lift to start looting the armory you must not turn off your game, this will cause the game to glitch and make the achievement unachievable on your playthrough. You also need to know that the achievement will unlock after you have watched all of the credits, quitting out whilst the credits are rolling will also render the achievement unachievable.

The Completionist achievement is unlocked when you finish all of the quests in this content pack. This may seem straightforward, but a glitch can occur causing a set of doors not to open meaning you are unable to progress any further thus not completing a certain quest. To avoid this you must not have any two of these quests in your quest log at one time (Armory Assault, Super Marcus Sweep, and It’s Like Christmas.) Having one in your log is fine, just not two.
 
 
Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution (10 achievements, 250 )
After a single Claptrap has breached its programmed boundaries, it develops a mind of its own and starts nothing other than a Claptrap revolution. Hyperion have asked for your help and you must hunt down and kill the Interplanatary Ninja Assassin Claptrap.

First off you will need to travel to ‘Tartarus Station’ to start this content packs questline. You can go there on any playthrough and at any level. I would suggest speaking to Tannis as soon as possible and start her impossible quests, see The Collector for more information. You should unlock that achievement approximately the same time as the Muerte la robo-lución achievement. Last up is the collectible achievements. You should aim to get Tourist. First off, see the thread Here for an easy way to get the achievements for collecting oil cans, bobble heads, pink panties, goldfish, 3D glasses and pizza slices.
 
Conclusion
All in all, Borderlands is not a hard game to complete. The only achievements that will require work is working your way to level 50, finding all claptraps, and completing all missions. For a complete list of claptraps, check HERE. For a list of missions for both Fyrestone and New Haven, check HERE.  As far as the Borderlands downloadable content packages are concerned, whether you buy them all or just one, it really doesn’t matter. If by chance you are missing any achievements then fear not, you can return to the game at any time and gain any achievements at any time. Have fun out there in Pandora!
 
[XBA would like to thank YUNDER and Agent Aero for this Road Map]

 

Borderlands Achievement Guide

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There are 70 achievements with a total of 1500 points

  • Complete 5 missions in the Arid Badlands

    (1)  

    Story related, can't be missed.
    This area is available to you as soon as you start the game. Complete 5 missions that are given to you by NPC's/Bounty Board to receive this achievement.

  • Complete all missions in the Arid Badlands

      

    Simply complete all missions given from NPCs/Bounty-Board within the first area. Clap-trap quests also count towards this achievement. Here is a list of every mission in the Arid Badlands, thanks to KFZ Scrubs.

    1. Leaving Fyrestone
    2. Claptrap Rescue
    3. Get the Flock out of Here
    4. Blinding Nine-Toes
    5. Nine-Toes: Meet T.K. Baha
    6. Nine-Toes: T.K.'s Food
    7. Got Grenades?
    8. Nine-Toes: Take Him Down
    9. Nine-Toes: Time to Collect
    10. What Hit the Fan
    11. Catch-A-Ride
    12. T.K. has more Work
    13. The Doctor is In
    14. T.K.'s Life and Limb
    15. Bone Head's Theft
    16. By the Seeds of Your Pants
    17. The Piss Wash Hurdle
    18. Circle of Death: Round 1
    19. Get a Little Blood on the Tires
    20. Hidden Journal: The Arid Badlands
    21. Shock Crystal Harvest
    22. Sledge: Meet Shep
    23. Sledge: the Mine Key
    24. Fix'er Upper
    25. Insult to Injury
    26. Sledge: To the Safe House
    27. Circle of Death: Meat and Greet
    28. The Legend of Moe and Marley
    29. Scavenger: Sniper Rifle
    30: Return to Zed
    31. Circle of Death: Round 2
    32. Why are They Here?
    33. Product Recall
    34. Circle of Death: Final Round
    35. Scavenger: Combat Rifle
    36. Sledge: Battle for the Badlands
    37. Find Bruce McClane
    38. Braking Wind
    39. Schemin' That Sabotage
    40. Fresh off the Bus
    41. Job Hunting
    42. Skags at the Gate
    43. Claptrap Rescue: Safe House
    44. Claptrap Rescue: Lost Cave

    For a complete Scavenger Quest guide, look HERE. Thanks to KFZ Scrubs for the guide.

  • Complete 5 missions in the Rust Commons

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Complete 5 missions that are given to you by NPCs/Bounty Board upon unlocking this area to receive this achievement.

     

  • Complete all missions in the Rust Commons

      

    Simply complete all missions given from NPCs/Bounty-Board within the second area. Clap-trap quests also count towards this achievement. Here is a list of every mission in the Rust Commons, thanks to KFZ Scrubs.

    1.Scooter's Used Car Parts
    2.Claptrap Rescue: New Haven
    3.Claptrap Rescue: Tetanus Warren
    4.Corrosive Crystal Harvest
    5.King Tossing
    6.Is T.K. O.K.?
    7. Hidden Journal: Rust Commons West
    8. Scavenger: Submachine Gun
    9. Firepower: All Sales Are Final
    10. Firepower: Market Correction
    11. Firepower: Plight Of The Middleman
    12. Jack's Other Eye
    13. Like A Moth To Flame
    14. Two Wrongs Make A Right
    15. Middle Of Nowhere No More: Investigate
    16. Middle Of Nowhere No More: Fuses? Really?
    17. Middle Of Nowhere No More: Small Favor
    18. Middle Of Nowhere No More: Scoot On Back
    19. Power To The People
    20. Another Piece Of The Puzzle
    21. Not Without My Claptrap
    22. Up To Our Ears
    23. Claptrap Rescue: Krom's Canyon
    24. Earl Needs Food Badly
    25. Missing Persons
    26. Scavenger: Shotgun
    27. Altar Ego: Burning Heresy
    28. Today's Lesson: High Explosives
    29. Hair Of The Dog
    30. Hidden Journal: Rust Commons East
    31. The Next Piece
    32. Altar Ego: The New Religion
    33. Altar Ego: Godless Monsters
    34. A Bug Problem
    35. Relight The Beacons
    36. Green Thumb
    37. Jaynistown: Unintended Consequences
    38. Jaynistown: Cleaning Up Your Mess
    39. Bait And Switch
    40. Claptrap Rescue: Trash Coast
    41. Claptrap Rescue: Old Haven
    42. Bandit Treasure: Three Corpses. Three Keys.
    43. Bandit Treasure: X Marks The Spot
    44. Jaynistown: Spread The Word
    45. Jaynistown: Getting What's Coming To You
    46. Circle Of Slaughter: Meat And Greet
    47. Circle Of Slaughter: Round 1
    48. Circle Of Slaughter: Round 2
    49. Circle Of Slaughter: Final Round
    50. Seek Out Tannis
    51. Meet "Crazy" Earl
    52. Claptrap Rescue: Scrapyard
    53. Get Off My Lawn!
    54. I've Got A Sinking Feeling
    55. Wanted: Fresh Fish
    56. Earl's Best Friend
    57. House Hunting
    58. Smoke Signals: Investigate Old Haven
    59. Smoke Signals: Shut Them Down

    For a complete Scavenger Quest guide, look HERE. Thanks to KFZ Scrubs for the guide.

  • Kill an enemy by stomping on its head

      

    This is available at the beginning of the game. Simply weaken an enemy and then jump on its head to finish it off. Be aware that midgets may commit suicide and explode when close to death.

     

  • Race around the Ludicrous Speedway in under 31 seconds

    (1)  

    In the Dahl Headlands there is a race track left of where Skagzilla is. You must complete the track in under 31 seconds. Both the driver and the passenger can get this achievement at the same time.

     

    -Thanks to Shadow9392 for the video. 

     

  • Apply an elemental artifact

      

    These can drop randomly from enemies or can be given as quest rewards later in the story. Once looted, you can equip these from your backpack by selecting them and pressing to equip. You can also change which artifact you have equipped by going to your Skills Tab in the menu by pressing . To change, it move left from your Action Skill and press to change to which ever one you prefer.

     

  • Earn level 5

      

    See Ding! Champion for more information.

  • Earn level 10

      

    See Ding! Champion for more information.

  • Earn level 20

      

    See Ding! Champion for more information.

  • Earn level 30

      

    See Ding! Champion for more information.

  • Earn level 40

      

    See Ding! Champion for more information.

  • Discover Skag Gully

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Sledge's Safe House

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Headstone Mine

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Trash Coast

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover The Scrapyard

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Krom's Canyon

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Crimson Lance Enclave

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Discover Eridian Promontory

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

  • Earn level 50

      

    This should come to you as you progress to the final level of your second playthrough. XP can be earned by killing enemies, completing quests, and completing challenges (Challenges can be found by pressing under the quests tab). Re-run the last area of the game on your second playthrough if needed.

    Power-leveling can be used to get an early boost this and will definitely help as you progress through the game. To power level, it is required that you have at least 2 players, one who is just starting the game and the other who has completed at least Playthrough 1. The higher level character must teleport to the last level of the game in Playthrough 1 or 2 and rush through and kill all of the enemies. This will allow very large XP boosts to go to the lower-level player. It is possible to get to level 20 during one run and this is very helpful when starting out.

     

  • Kill 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle

    (1)  

    As soon as you have access to the first Catch-A-Ride in Fyrestone, you'll receive your first vehicle. Simply run over 25 enemies. Going at a decent speed should instantly kill an enemy. Progress can be tracked in the challenges menu.

     

  • Kill 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds

    (1)  

    Rakks are the bat-like creatures that fly in the air and swarm in groups of about 5. You should find swarms in different areas around the game or during the Rakk Hive fight when it shoots them out of its mouth. Simply shoot them as they swoop down and attack. On the quest "Get the Flock Outta Here" there is a hive near the windmills that you can get a lot to spawn.

    Another method is to use the Siren class and use the phasewalk action-skill when they're within a close proximity. Because Rakks have fairly low health, they should die as you enter/exit phasewalk. -Thanks to KFZ Scrubs.

     

  • Earn $1,000,000

      

    This should come naturally as you progress through the first playthrough. Simply collect and sell dropped loot as you complete the main storyline. If you do not have it by the end of the first playthrough, some weapons/class-mods during the second playthrough will sell for around $100,000+. This is cumulative, so you don't have to have it all at once. Progress can be tracked in the challenges menu.

     

  • Fence

     

    25

    Sell 50 guns to a shop

      

    This should also be achieved before the end of the first playthrough. Simply collect loot dropped from enemies, found in chests, and rewarded in quests and then sell it to a vendor. Selling med-kits and other loot will contribute to this achievement. Progress can be tracked in the challenges menu.

     

  • Win an arena match

     

    You can do this on splitscreen, system link, or over Xbox-Live. All you need to do is win an arena match. This is easy to boost with friends or by yourself on splitscreen. There is an arena in Fyrestone early on near one of the bandit camps. Only the host can start the arena once you have entered the lobby of the Arena. Nearby Arenas throughout the game will be marked by an "Arena" sign. The one in Fyrestone is near the starting area, and looks like a staircase that leads downward towards the entrance.

     

  • Win a duel against another player

     

     See Duelinator for more information.

     

  • Rescue a groupmate from death in a co-op game

      

    You can do this on splitscreen, system link, or over Xbox-Live. Whether your teammate is overwhelmed by enemies and is downed or he purposely downs himself, run over to him and press and hold to begin reviving him. Once he is revived the achievement will pop-up.

  • Complete 15 missions in co-op

    (1)  

    You can do this on splitscreen, system link, or over Xbox-Live. As you progress through the game with a partner this will unlock.

     

  • Play in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who has this achievement

    (2)   

    You can do this on splitscreen, system link, or over Xbox-Live, as long as your partner has the achievement already. This is a viral achievement, so either search for an online game, or play with someone you know has it.

     

  • Reach proficiency level 10 with any weapon type

      

    Weapon proficiency increases as either you or a partner kills enemies. You do not have to kill the enemy to gain proficiency. As long as it's equipped while a partner kills enemies it will continue to increase. This will come to you as you progress through the game. This can be viewed under the first tab in the character-menu.

     

  • Win a duel without taking damage

     

    You can do this on splitscreen, system link, or over Xbox-Live. To start a duel, go up to a person in your group and melee them to initiate the duel. For them to accept the duel, they will melee you back. To do this just let one person attack the other while the other person does nothing. Then do the same for the other person. You must not receive "damage" but damage on the shield will not negate this achievement.

     

  • Kill 25 enemies with corrosive weapons

      

    See Master Exploder for more information.

  • Kill 25 enemies with shock weapons

      

    See Master Exploder for more information.

  • Pyro

     

    25

    Kill 25 enemies with incendiary weapons

      

    See Master Exploder for more information.

  • Kill 25 enemies with explosive weapons

      

    Weapons and grenade mods in this game have different elemental types. You can tell what they are to the right of the stats on the gun. These can be bought in the store or looted from enemies and chests. Killing the enemies with the specific type of elemental weapon will count towards this achievement. You can check your progress on each elemental type in the challenges menu.

    The rocket on your vehicle counts as an explosive weapon and will count towards this achievement. Adding elemental artifacts to your action skill will also count toward these achievements. -Thanks to KFZ Scrubs

     

  • Equip a class mod for your character

      

    This is unlocked fairly early in the game and can be done before you leave Fyrestone. One of the missions will require you to complete the objective and come back to Dr. Zed, he will then reward you with a class mod. Simply equip it as you would a grenade mod in the inventory.

     

  • Rescue enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots

    (1)   

    You need to rescue claptraps in the various locations to be rewarded with 3 more inventory slots.

    For a complete guide on the Clatptrap locations, look HERE. Thanks to Fizzmatix for the guide.

  • Kill an enemy with the Siren's action skill

      

    Once you reach level 5 with your Siren, you will unlock her action skill. Going in/out of phasewalk will send out a shockwave that will damage your enemies. Adding artifacts to this can also contribute to the elemental weapon kills achievements. To use the Siren's action skill, use . To exit immediately push in .

     

  • Kill 15 enemies with the Hunter's action skill

      

     Once you reach level 5 with your Hunter, you will unlock his action skill. You can send his bloodwing to attack by pressing . After he attacks someone, he will return to you and you must wait the appropriate cooldown time before using him again. Spending points in the "Bloodwing" tree will reduce the cooldown and increase the damage and speed of Bloodwing. To be on the safe side, weaken your enemies before using the Bloodwing.

     

  • Kill 15 enemies with the Berserker's action skill

      

    Once you reach level 5 with your Beserker, you will unlock his action skill. Simply press and go into Beserk. Use the for a upper-cut and the to jab enemies. Pressing the to kill enemies is faster because you can throw more punches than when using the .

     

  • Kill 15 enemies with the Soldier's action skill

      

    Once you reach level 5 with your Soldier, you will unlock his action skill, which is a turret. Use to place the turret. Weakening enemies before you deploy it will be helpful. 

     

 

Secret achievements

  • Mastered the technology of Pandora

    (1)  

    For this achievement you must complete the challenge "12 Days of Pandora".
    (12 Assault Rifle Kills. 11 Pistol Kills. 10 Shotgun Kills. 9 SMG Kills. 8 Sniper Rifle Kills. 7 Melee Kills. 6 Critical Hit Kills. 5 Explosive Kills. 4 Shock Kills. 3 Incendiary Kills, 2 Corrosive Kills, 1 Grenade Kill.)
    Progress can be checked in the challenges menu.

     

  • Killed Sledge

    (2)  

    Story related, can't be missed.
    Sledge is a close-quarters combat boss so try and keep your distance from him and aim for his head. Because of Sledge's powerful hammer, it is recommended that you do this with a partner, getting one teammate to distract Sledge while the other continues to attack him.

     

  • Killed Krom

      

    Story related, can't be missed.
    Taking Krom on from the walkways is irritating because you are an easy target and can be killed quickly from his turret. Make your way up to him and strafe back and forth as you slowly lower his health.

     

  • Killed Flynt

      

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Stock up on med-kits prior to the fight because Flynt is surrounded with plenty of henchmen at the start. After wiping them out, proceed up the ramp that rises to your right coming off of the elevator and finish him off.

     

  • Killed the Rakk Hive

      

    Story related, can't be missed.
    Simply shooting the Rakk Hive in any of its many eyes will result in a critical hit, aim for these.

     

  • Killed the Vault Boss

      

    Story related, can't be missed.
    When fighting the final boss, aim for the large eye at the top to deal a critical hit with each successive shot. Keep your distance to avoid its tentacle, but be aware that its shockwave cannot be dodged. If you're a hunter, however, a health-regen class mod will help against this. Best to be done with multiple players on the second playthrough.

     

  • Defeated the Rakk Hive, the Vault Boss, Sledge, Krom, or Flynt in a co-op game

      

    Simply play a co-op game over system-link, Xbox-Live, or splitscreen and defeat one of these bosses. Difficulty will increase, but that shouldn't matter with more than one person.

     

  • I bet you never thought you'd be here.

    (1)  

    When you enter the area Treachers Landing, open up your map. If you zoom out and look on the right side of the map, you can see a single dock all by itself. Just head over to the dock and jump on the boat holding a chest for the achievement.

     

    -Thanks to NumbArtist for the video.  

     

DLC: Zombie Island

There are 5 achievements with a total of 125 points

  • Completed the "House of the Ned" mission

      

    This achievement will unlock once you have completed the first mission.

    Note: This will generate a lot of brains but do not pick them up until you have spoken to TK. (see Braaaains for more info).

  • Completed the "Jakobs Fodder" mission

      

    Story related and cannot be missed.

  • Completed the "Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!" mission

    (1)  

    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.

 

Secret achievements

DLC: Underdome

There are 5 achievements with a total of 125 points

  • Completed the Prove Yourself mission

      

    Complete the quest "Prove Yourself." This is the first quest from the bounty board once entering the Underdome. Complete all 5 rounds in Hell-Burbia, The Angelic Ruins, and The Gully. Each arena should take roughly 25 - 40 minutes.

  • Reached the end of the larger challenge in the Hell-Burbia coliseum

      

    See "The Gully"

  • Reached the end of the larger challenge in The Angelic Ruins coliseum

      

    See "The Gully"

  • Reached the end of the larger challenge in The Gully coliseum

      

    Complete the larger challenge for the specific arena. The larger challenge consists of 20 rounds that are split into 5 waves: Starter, Gun, Hoarde, Bad Ass, and a Boss round. Each arena should take roughly 3+ hours.

  • Reached the end of each of the 3 larger challenges with one character

      

    Complete Hell-Burbia, The Angelic Ruins, and The Gully using one character/account. Each challenge must be completed by the same character.

    If you are playing with three friends everyone will be rewarded the achievement as just as long as they have been playing through all the same missions.

DLC: Secret Armory

There are 10 achievements with a total of 250 points

  • Built the New Car: Monster

      

    Awarded for completing the quest in T-Bone Junction entitled "Greasemonkey." You get this quest from Scooter as soon as you complete the DLC's second quest, "Boost the Monster." That quest requires you to find three parts for the new vehicle.

    - The supercharger can be found in the lowest portion of the level closest to the far right semicircle as seen on the map. It's almost dead center of the map and behind a small shack.
    - The nitrous oxide tank can be found in the middle of the right semicircle of the map in a trash pile Near Marcus' place. NOTE: Going near this part will begin the quest "Wanted: Dead!"
    - The exhaust pipe can be found at the bottom of top left semicircle attached to a car that's crashed into a pole. It's right next to Zed's place.

    With all three parts in hand, return to Scooter's and put the pieces on the Monster. After installing the parts, hit the switch and watch the scene. Once the Monster disappears, turn the quest into Scooter for the achievement.

  • Rescued Athena

     

    After you complete the quest "Prison Break: Over the Wall" you will enter Lockdown Palace and receive the quest "Prison Break: Try Not to Get Shanked." Your goal here is to Kill Mr. Shank, grab the PTD and free Athena. First you must make your way through the prison until you see the shower scene and begin fighting Mr. Shank. The key to fighting him is to stay far away (he's a melee fighter) and take his shield down with an electric elemental weapon. Once his shield's down, you can shoot him with a fire weapon and he'll be dead in no time. After he falls, pick up the PTD next to his body and fight your way to Athena's cell. The achievement unlocks the moment you hand the PTD over to Athena.

  • Destroyed the Lance Depot

    (2)  

    After you complete the quest "Bridge the Gap" you will enter Road's End and receive the quest "Armory Assault." Your goal here is to kill General Knoxx, enter the code to the Armory (Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Orange) and blow up the Armory. The only difficult part of this for some may be killing General Knoxx. The easiest way to defeat him is to use a highly corrosive weapon on him. Also, be sure to kill any medics that appear right away. They love to drop their healing turrets which heal Knoxx very quickly. After Knoxx is dead, the rest of the mission is self explanatory.

    GLITCH WARNING: In order to avoid your game glitching and making the Armory permanently closed, you must do the following:
    - Do not quit out of the game once you enter the elevator shaft. Wait until the Armory explodes and the credits are done to quit out.
    - Don't have the quests "Super Marcus Sweep" or "It's Like Christmas" in your quest log.

  • Killed Crawmerax the Invincible

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    This is probably the hardest achievement in the DLC to do solo since he is level 64 on both playthroughs. Crawmerax is a giant lobster type monster that you fight during the quest "You. Will. Die." The hardest part about him is that both he and the little minions he has running around him can take almost all your health in just one hit. This means that you need to use a lot of teamwork with your partners to ensure that no one is concentrated on by the enemy. The way to actually injure Crawmerax is to shoot the purple soft spots on his body. He has six in total - one in his eye, one on each of his four claws and one on his back. Once the final purple spot is destroyed, Crawmerax will fall and drop a LOT of loot (very rarely pearlescents though).

    In addition to the above, there are a couple of other little tips that may help you defeat this giant lobster.
    - For his minions that annoy the heck out of you, the Green Craw Worms are weak against fire, the Armored Craw Worms are weak against corrosive, and Craw Maggots are weak against shock.
    - There is a spot you can get Crawmerax stuck in that can really help you kill him fast. Read HERE for more info. Thanks to Powerman1469 for the help.

  • Killed each of the loot midgets

      

    Loot midgets are fairly tough little buggers that jump out of various loot containers. They come in five varieties and can sometimes be found in multiple locations. Below is a list of the types of loot midgets and at least one of their locations:

    Meat Popsicle: Hides in refrigerators. Can be found in the lowest portion of T-Bone Junction or in the midget village in Sunken Sea

    Dumpster Diver: Found in the dumpster in the area where you kill Motorhead

    Truxican Wrestler: Found in one of the lockers at the beginning of Lockdown Palace

    Mini Steve: Found inside normal red weapons chests. Can be found in one in Lockdown Palace

    Crimson Shorty: Found in one of the Crimson Lance Chests at the end of the Road's End map (just before the Armory)

  • Destroyed a Lancer while in a Racer

      

    Racers are the vehicle you drive around from the original game. They are the weakest of the three vehicles you can choose from. Lancers are the APCs that the Crimson Lance drive around. They essentially look like a tank with wheels. The racers become available for you to drive after you talk with Moxxi for the first time.

    Once you are able to drive a racer, head on up to "The Ridgeway." If you haven't already, grab a racer and head down the ramp. At the bottom there should be a Lancer. The easiest way to kill it is to stay as far away as you can and shoot rockets at it. If you are being shot at, simply swerve back and forth. The weapon on the Lancer is direct fire, so if you move around they can't hit you. Once the Lancer is destroyed, the achievement will pop.

  • Reached Level 51

      

    This achievement should come fairly early on into the DLC. You should be on playthrough two at this point and I suggest that you play the DLC on it to maximize the amount of experience you can gain. If you're like me, you may not have finished playthrough two of the original game. If this is true, I suggest you do those quests to get yourself to about level 52/53 before you even start the DLC. The reason for this is that playthrough two quests for this DLC start at level 51. If you're under that, you may have a tough time surviving.

    See "Ding! Overleveled to 11" for more info.

  • Reached 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.

  • Completed all missions in Secret Armory

      

    Below is a list of all missions available in this DLC. They are separated by area you receive them with the quest giver in parentheses. You must complete all of these missions in the same playthrough in order to get the achievement. In other words, playing all but one mission in playthrough 2 and the other in playthrough 1 will not net you the achievement.

    T-Bone Junction
    Scooter? But I Don't Even Know Her. (Main Story)
    Boost the Monster (Main Story)
    Greasemonkey (Main Story)
    You've Got Moxxi: Roadblock (Main Story)
    Code Breaker:Analysis (Main Story, Athena)
    Bridging the Gap (Main Story, Athena)

    Big Crimson Brother is Watching (Bounty Board)
    Road Rage (Bounty Board)
    Power Leech (Bounty Board)
    Drifter Lifter (Bounty Board)
    Bugged (Bounty Board)
    You. Will. Die. (Bounty Board)
    Circle of Duty: New Recruit (Bounty Board)
    OMG APC (Scooter)
    Wanted: Dead! (Triggered automatically near Marcus' shop)
    Core Collection (Marcus)
    Mop Up (Marcus)
    Super-Marcus Sweep (Marcus)
    Local Trouble (Marcus)
    It's Like Christmas! (Marcus)
    This Bitch is Payback (Athena)
    This Bitch is Payback, pt. 2 (Athena)
    Knoxxed Out (Athena)

    The Crimson Tollway
    You've Got Moxxi: Moxxi's Red Light (Main Story)

    Deep Fathoms
    Armory Assault (Main Story)

    Moxxi's Red Light
    Prison Break: Road Warrior (Main Story)
    Thrown for a Loop (Moxxi)
    Stain Removal (Moxxi)

    The Ridgeway
    Prison Break: Over the Wall (Main Story)
    Code Breaker: Time is Bullets (Main Story)

    Sunken Sea
    Prison Break: Try Not to Get Shanked (Main Story)
    Athena Set Up Us the Bomb (Main Story)

    Purple Juice! (Thirsty the Midget by the pond shack)
    Little People, Big Experiments (Thirsty the Midget by the pond shack)

    Lockdown Palace
    Rendezvous (Main Story)

    Claptrap Rescue: Lockdown Palace (Claptrap)

    Circle of Duty
    Circle of Duty: Cadet (Zach)
    Circle of Duty: Private (Zach)
    Circle of Duty: Corporal (Zach)
    Circle of Duty: Sergeant (Zach)
    Circle of Duty: Medal of Duty (Zach)

    Road's End
    Lost Lewts (Radar Device)

    Crimson Armory
    Loot Larceny (Main Story)

 

Secret achievements

  • Paid for a worthless tour of the world's largest bullet

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    This achievement can be obtained while doing the mission "Code Breaker: Time is Bullets." Since the mission will give you a waypoint to the place where you take the tour. In the map, Sunken Sea, there is a little outlaw village near the bottom left hand corner of the map. It has a Vehicle Station and a Shop located in it. At the entrance of the village you'll see a light-up sign that says "World's Largest Bullet." Upon entering the village, head straight inside towards the shack in front of you. Use the cash box on the side of the shack that has the arrows pointing at it. Once you press , enjoy your errr....tour. The achievement should pop right away. Lastly, you should know that the tour itself costs $8 million, so if you don't have that much you can't get the achievement.

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