Borderlands 2 Challenges Guide – How To Complete


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).

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