Borderlands 2 Challenges Guide – How To Complete

By   /   Sep 17, 2012


There are multiple ways to earn XP in Borderlands 2 and completing various challenges is one quick way. As these challenges reward you with some bonus XP leading to faster leveling and quickly unlocking new skills, you will have to do some extra effort to complete them.

First, you need to know what these challenges are and what are their requirements. Following Borderlands 2 guide will address the different area-specific challenges and tips on completing them.

Borderlands 2 Challenges

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Windshear Waste

Cult The Vault
How to Complete. You need to discover the hidden vault in the area. To find locate the hidden vaults in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Borderlands 2 Vault Symbols guide.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Southern Shelf

Cult of the Vault
How to Complete. You need to discover the hidden vault in the Southern Shelf. To find locate the hidden vaults in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Vault Symbols guide.

Make Boom Go Boom
How to Complete. You need to take out Boom and Bewn without receiving any direct damage from Big Bertha. You will encounter boom that fires a large canon.

If you mange to avoid any damage from the launchers, you can complete this challenge. If you are finding it hard at the lower level, you can try again when you have leveled up as these bosses will respawn.

Fireproof
How to Complete. You need to take out Flint without taking any damage from its dragon breath. The dragon breath is actually the fire coming out of the floor. You need to jump back to a safer area to avoid any damage.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Southern Shelf Bay

Vault Hunter on Wire
How to Complete. Get to the Blackburn cave through the tightrope. You will encounter this challenge when you reach the town. Instead of pulling the lever to get across the river, you need to use the chain to cross it.

I can see your corpse from here
How to Complete. You need to locate all the telescopes in the southern shelf bay. The first one is quite easy. You will find it inside the small camp as you rise up the hill after the ferry. The next two can be found on the boats in the town, and the last one will be found on that highest point in the town.

Cult the Vault
How to Complete. You need to find the two vault symbols in the area. To locate the hidden vault symbols in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Vault location guide.

Midge-Mong Has No Friends
YHow to Complete. ou need to kill Midgemong and his rider before they summon the backup.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Three Horns – Divide

Cult of the Vault
How to Complete. Find the three hidden vault symbols. To locate the hidden vault symbols in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Vault location guide.

Man’s Best Friend
How to Complete. You can complete this challenge if you take out Boll without harming any of his snow kags.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Sanctuary

Rise of the Crimson Raiders
How to Complete. You need to find the four recordings about the history of the town. You can find one in the gun shop and the second on a crate outside the gun shop. There is one in Moxxxies. The last one can be found on a crate as you move down the path from the statue.

Cult of the Vault
How to Complete. This time, you need to find the five hidden vault symbols. To locate the hidden vault symbols in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Vault location guide.

Jackpot
How to Complete. You have two options here; either get three vault symbols or triple eridium bars on the lucky shot slot machine. You can find a slot machine moxxxies.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Three Horns – Valley

Cult the Vault
How to Complete. You need to find out the three hidden vault symbols. To locate the hidden vault symbols in Borderlands 2, you can refer to our Vault location guide.

This Ain’t My First Rodeo
How to Complete. You need to get to the top of the Pig Motel sign. You can make it happen to use the geysers across the street. Run past the geyser as it propels, it will allow you to jump high and get to the sign. Stay there for a while to complete the challenge.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Southpaw Steam & Power

Boss Run
How to Complete. You need to take out all 4 assassins in 10 minutes duration.

Cult of the Vault
How to Complete. You will have to discover three vault symbols in the area to complete this challenge.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – The Dust

I’ve Got a Crush on You
How to Complete. Make your partner crush you in a car once.

Cult the Vault
How to Complete. You need to discover the three hidden vault symbols.

If You’re Not First, You’re Last
How to Complete. Complete the Hodunk Speedway in the given time.

The Van is Damned
How to Complete. You need to locate and loot the wandering Cara-Van.

Borderlands 2 Challenges – Lynchwood

Duel of Death
How to Complete. It’s simple, you need to have a duel on the main street train tracks

That’s Impossible, Even for a Computer
How to Complete. You need to throw a grenade in the refinery’s exhaust.

Last Train to Nowhere
How to Complete. Take out the bandit who is riding on the five O’ clock train.

Do or Die
How to Complete.

Cult of the Vault
How to Complete. You need to discover the two hidden symbols in the area.

Borderlands 2 Non-Level Specific Challenges

Borderlands 2 – Enemy Challenges

Paingineering
How to Complete. You need to kill Hyperion personnel (10).

Short-Chained
How to Complete. You can complete this challenge by shooting chains to release the midgets (1).

Hurly Burly
How to Complete. You can get it completed by shooting the bullymog-tossed projectiles from the mid-air (10).

Little Person, Big Pain
How to Complete. Kill the midgets, that’s all you need (10).

Marauder? I Hardly Know ‘Er
How to Complete. Kill marauders to get it done (20).

You Dirty Rat
How to Complete. Want to kill rats? Do it to complete the challenge (10).

Mama’s Boys
How to Complete. You know psychos? Kill them (50).

You (no) Mad, Bro?
How to Complete. Kill the Nomads (10).

Just a Moment of Your Time…
How to Complete. Kill the surveyors (10).

WHY SO MUCH HURT?!
How to Complete. Kill the Goliaths (10).

Bully the Bullies
How to Complete. Take out the bullymongs (25).

Load and Lock
How to Complete. Take out the loaders (20).

Constructor Desctructos
How to Complete. Kill the damn constructors (5).

Crusing for a Bruising
How to Complete. Take out the bruisers (10).

Borderlands 2 – Elemental Challenges

Cowering Inferno
How to Complete. Ignite the enemies (25).

Boom
How to Complete. Take out the enemies with explosive damage (20).

I Just Want to Set the World on Fire
How to Complete. Deal the burn damage (5000).

Corroderate
How to Complete. Deal the corrode damage (2500).

Say “Watt” Again
How to Complete. Deal the electrocute damage (5000).

Slag-Licked
How to Complete. Deal some bonus damage to the slagged enemies (5000).

Acid Trip
How to Complete. Take enemies with the corrode damage (20).

Borderlands 2 – Loot Challenges

The Call of Booty
How to Complete. You need to open the treasure chests (5).

Nothing Rhymes with Orange
How to Complete. Purchase or loot the orange items (1).

Purple Reign
How to Complete. Purchase or loot the purple items (2).

I Like My Treasure Rare
How to Complete. Purchase or loot the blue items (5).

It’s Not Easy Looting Green
How to Complete. Purchase or loot the green items (20).

Another Man’s Treasure
How to Complete. Purchase or loot the white items (50).

Gun Runner
How to Complete. Purchase or Pick up weapons (10).

Open Pandora’s Boxes
How to Complete. Open the lootable chests, lockers and other projects (50).

Borderlands 2 Money and Trading Challenges

Wholesale
How to Complete. You need to sell items to the vending machines (10).

Whaddaya Buyin’?
How to Complete. Purchase items using Eridium (2).

Psst, Hey Buddy…
How to Complete. You will have to trade with other players (1).

Limited-Time Offer
How to Complete. You should buy the items of the day (1).

For the Hoard!
How to Complete. Need to save a lot of money (10000).

Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’all
How to Complete. Collect dollars from cash drops (5000).

Borderlands 2 Vehicles Challenges

One Van Leaves
How to Complete. Take out other vehicles while using the vehicle (5).

Turret Syndrome
How to Complete. Take out enemies using a turret or a vehicle mounted weapon (10).

Passive Aggressive
How to Complete. Take out enemies while sitting in vehicles. DO NOT use the vehicle guns (1).

Hit-and-Fun
How to Complete. Take out enemies by ramming them (5).

Blue Sparks
How to Complete. Kill some enemies by power-sliding over them (5).

Borderlands 2 – Health Challenges

This Is No Time for Lazy!
How to Complete. Get a co-op partner revived (5).

I’ll Just Help Myself
How to Complete. You need to get second winds by killing an enemy (5).

Heal Plz
How to Complete. Keep recovering health (1000).

Badass Bingo
How to Complete. You can complete this challenge by getting second winds by killing a badass enemy (1).

Borderlands 2 – Grenade Challenges Guide

EXPLOOOOOSIONS!
How to Complete. Take out enemies with Mirv grenades (10).

Chemical Sprayer
How to Complete. Take out enemies with area-of-effect grenades (10).

Woah, Black Betty
How to Complete. Take out enemies with bouncing betty grenades (10).

Health Vampire
How to Complete. Kill the enemies with Transfusion grenades (10).

Pull the Pin
How to Complete. Kill Enemies with any grenade (10).

Singled Out
How to Complete. Kill the enemies using Singularity grenades (10).

Borderlands 2 – Shields Challenges

Amp it Up
How to Complete. Take out enemies while you are buffed up by an Amplify shield (5).

Roid Rage
How to Complete. Take out enemies while buffed by a “Maylay” shield (5).

Game of Thorns
How to Complete. Kill the enemies with reflected damage from a spike shield (5).

Super Novas
How to Complete. Take out enemies using the Nova shield burst (5).

Ammo Eater
How to Complete. You need to absorb enemy ammo using the absorption shield (20).

Borderlands 2 – Rocket Launcher Challenges

Rocket and Roll
How to Complete. Take out enemies using rocket launchers (10).

Borderlands 2 – Sniper Challenges

Longshot
How to Complete. Take out enemies with Sniper Rifles (20).

Long shot Headshots
How to Complete. Take out enemies through critical hits using sniper rifles (25).

Leaf on the Second Wind
How to Complete. Obtain second winds using the sniper rifles (2).

Borderlands 2 – Assault Rifle Challenges

This Is My Rifle…
How to Complete. Get critical hits using the assault rifles (25).

From My Cold, Dead Hands
How to Complete. Take the second winds using the assault rifles (5).

Aggravated Assault
How to Complete. Take out enemies with assault rifles (25).

…This Is My Gun
How to Complete. Take out enemies through critical hits using assault rifles (10).

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle
How to Complete. Take out enemies using the assault rifles while crouched (25).

Borderlands 2 – SMG Challenges

Hail of Bullets
How to Complete. Kill enemies with SMGs (25).

More Like Submachine FUN
How to Complete. Get Second Winds with SMGs (2)

Constructive Criticism
How to Complete. Obtain critical hits using SMGs (25).

Borderlands 2 – Shotgun Challenges

Lock, Stock, and …
How to Complete. Obtain second winds with shotguns (2).

Faceful of Buckshot
How to Complete. Obtain critical hits with the shotguns (50).

Shotgun!
How to Complete. Take out enemies with shotgun (25).

Borderlands 2 Pistol Challenges

The Killer
How to Complete. Take out enemies with pistols (25).

Hard Boiled
How to Complete. Obtain second winds with pistols (2).

Deadeye
How to Complete. Obtain critical hits with pistols (25).

Quickdraw
How to Complete. Kill enemies by taking out ironsights of pistols. You need to be quick (10).

Pistolero
How to Complete. Take out enemies by critical hits using pistols (10).

Borderlands 2 – Melee Challenges

Fisticuffs!
How to Complete. Kill enemies using the melee attacks (25).

A Squall of Violence
How to Complete. Use the bladed weapons melee attacks to kill enemies (20).

Borderlands 2 – General Combat Challenges

Critical Acclaim
How to Complete. Take out enemies using the critical hits and rainbows (20).

Boomerbang
How to Complete. Kill the enemies using the Tediore Reloads (5).

Gun Slinger
How to Complete. Deal damage with the Tediore reloads (5000).

Not Full of Monkeys
How to Complete. Take out enemies using the stationary barrels (10).

Afternoon Delight
How to Complete. Kill enemies in the day light (50).

I Got to Boogie
How to Complete. Kill enemies during the night (10).

Knee-Deep in Brass
How to Complete. Go all out and fire plenty of rounds (1000).

To Pay the Bills
How to Complete. Kill enemies using the the Action Skill (20).

Borderlands 2 – Miscellaneous Challenges

Haterse Gonna Hate
How to Complete. Win the duels (1).

Yo Dawg I Herd You Like Challenges
How to Complete. Complete many challenges (5).

Sidejacked
How to Complete. Complete the side missions (5).

Compl33tionist
How to Complete. Complete the optional mission objectives (10).

JEEEEENKINSSSSSS!!!
How to Complete. You need to find and eliminate Jimmy Jenkins (1).

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