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Challenges

Challenges in the game requires you to kill a certain number of enemies using different methods and damage types, finding/destroying area-specific objects, buying/selling certain number of items etc. This are entirely optional and you'll unlock them along the way. Challenges allow you to earn a Badass token, which can be used to purchase a permanent stat bonus of your choice. Completing challenges also give you bonus customization items and experience.

Completing a challenge will increase its rank, increasing the next rank's requirement and will yield more badass rank and experience. Most challenges has the maximum rank of 5. You don't have to complete every single one of them to enjoy the game as some of them are tedious.

For the individual location of the vault symbols, please refer to the link below:
http://segmentnext.com/2012/09/17/borderlands-2-vault-symbols-locations-guide/




Area-specific Challenges

Arid Nexus - Badlands

Hey! Over there!
Find the hidden claptrap

Boned 2.0
Kill Bonehead 2.0

The Beginning of the End
Uncover the lost audio recordings from Arid Nexus


Arid Nexus - Boneyard

Dead Air
Kill DJ Hunter Hellquist while his portable radio is turned off

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Under Pressure
Hit the hidden button at the refinery's base to summon Hyperion Troops. Then kill them.


Bloodshot Ramparts

The Not-so-phantom Tollbooth
Pay the toll

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

The Last Place You Look
Find all the missing car keys in this area


Bloodshot Stronghold

Eff Yo' Couch
Jump on all 5 couches in the Bloodshot Dam

Bloodshot Memories
Find the lost recordings of the bloodshot clan

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Give it a Whirl
Kill an enemy by knocking him into the whirlpool

Cut 'Em no Slack
Defeat the splinter group in their assigned order.



Caustic Caverns

Can't Feel A thing
Stand in the acid ooze for 30 seconds without dying

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Harchek's Revenge
Kill Blue before any of his leg crystals grow back

Ever Blow Bubbles?
Use the corrosive bubbles to reach the broken rail.



End of the Line

Master of All the Surveys
Kill Wilhem without destroying his surveyors.

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area


Eridium Blight

Pipe Dream
Walk on top of the Eridium Pipeline

Cult of the Vault (3)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Can You Hear Me Now?
Destroy all 4 communication dishes

Vault Hunter vs The Volcano
Get up close and personal with the Volcano

Bring Out the Big Guns
Destroy all five Hyperion tower turrets

Twas Slag Killed the Beast
Kill King Mong while he is slagged.

Save the Turrets
Complete the fight at the gate before the Loaders destroy the tower turret

Tie Clip
Cut Donkey Mong's tie without any players being hit by his barrels.



Fink's Slaughterhouse

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area


Friendship Gulag

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

In the Middle of the Night
During at night, alert a guard tower of your presence.


Frostburn Canyon

Burning Sensation
Find Incinerator Clayton's chronicles of the Firehawk

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Totems of Fire
Ignire all 10 hanging totems

Praise be to Scorch
Kill Scorch without damaging his minions


Hero's Pass

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

When Nature Calls
Discover where the engineers do their business (3)

Environmental Protection
Disable the grinder arm controls.




Lynchwood

Cult of the Vault
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Duel of Death
Have a duel with your partner along the main tracks. Hit each other with melee attacks to invite and accept a duel.

Do or Die
Find out why Axton came to Pandora

Look Ma, No Hands
Shoot the Skag Rider off his skag

That’s Impossible, Even for a Computer
Throw a grenade in the refinery's exhaust port

Last Train to Nowhere
Kill the bandit riding the five o'clock train.


Opportunity

Shame the Foreman
Kill Foreman Jasper without letting him construct any turrets

Opportunity Knocks
Find the lost Hyperion audio recordings in Opportunity

Top of the World
Explore your way to the three rooftops

Down with Big, Handsome Brother
Destroy the security cameras in Opportunity (8)

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area


Ore Chasm
Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area


Sanctuary

Cult of the Vault (5)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Rise of the Crimson Raiders
Find the four recordings telling about the town's history.

Jackpot
Play the slot machines in Moxxi's bar until you score a jackpot in the form of multiple Eridium bars. Best attempted when you have a lot of cash to spare.



Sanctuary Hole

Sugar Shock
Find the secret bandit shack

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Down the Rabbit Hole
Jump in the big hole


Sawtooth Cauldron

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Happy Camper
Find Avie's hidden campsite

Haiku Hitman
Find out why Zero came to Pandora

Race to the Top
Get to the Buzzard Nest within 2 minutes of entering Sawtooth Cauldron



Southern Shelf

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Make Boom Go Boom
You need to take out Boom and Bewm without taking direct damage from their cannon, Big Bertha. You may want to try this when your level is higher since you can fight them over and over again.

Fireproof
Defeat Captain Flynt without taking damage from the dragon breath. This is the fire that comes out of the vents on the floor. Just avoid these when you see the farthest one flaming up.


Southern Shelf - Bay

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Vault Hunter on Wire
When you reach Blackburn Cave, don't use pull the lever to cross the river but instead use the chain to get across.

I can see your corpse from here
You need to find all telescopes in this area.

Midge-Mong Has No Friends
Kill Midgemong before they can call in reinforcements. Better done at higher levels with more powerful weapons/skills.
Southpaw Steam & Power

Cult of the Vault (3)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Boss Run
Defeat all bosses within 10 minutes. Better done at higher levels with more powerful weapons/skills.


The Bunker

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

BNK-3R Buster
Destroy BNK-3R without destroying any of his auto-cannons.


The Dust

Dust to Dust
Uncover the history behind the Zaford/ Hodunk feud

Cult of the Vault (3)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

I’ve Got a Crush on You
Ride a vehicle and place in the crusher. Have your partner activate the controls and crush you once.

If You’re Not First, You’re Last
Complete the Hodunk Speedway within the time limit.

The Van is Damned
Wait for a broadcast from some random bandit telling you to stay away from the caravan. This Cara-van has two escorts and will follow the main road. Just follow the main road and you'll find it along the way. Destroy the escorts to make it stop. Quickly get on the top and open the chest above it. Take note that the van will speed up after a certain time.


The Fridge

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Trapped Rat
Find the rat frozen in time

The Rakk Knight
Find the Rakkman's audio diary

Fairest of Them All
Kill Laney before her midget companions die.

It's Off to Hell We Go
Kill all Laney's midget companions before killing Laney herself.

Stiff Competition
Do not kill any Midget Boners before killing Smash-head

The Highlands

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Failure to Communicate
Find and destroy all Hyperion comm towers (4)

Winds of the Highlands
Find all windsocks (8)


The Holy Spirits

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area


Thousand Cuts

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

A Grave Matter
Smash all tombstones in Slab Town.

Slab UHF
Activate the radio tower atop Slab Town

Portrait of a Gunzerker as a Young Man
Find out why Salvador came to Pandora


Three Horns – Divide

Cult of the Vault (3)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

Man’s Best Friends
Defeat Boll without damaging his pet skags.


Three Horns – Valley

Cult of the Vault (3)
Discover the hidden vault symbols in this area

This Ain’t My First Rodeo
Reach the top sign of the Happy Pig Motel. You'll have to stand on top of the nearest glacier and wait for it to shoot you up in the air. After reaching the sign, stay there until you complete this challenge.


Tundra Express

Positive Reinforcements
Find and activate all 3 alarms calling in bandit reinforcements.

Cult of the Vault (2)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Bug Off
Kill Madam Von Bartlesby without any players taking damage from her Bug Bombs.

What's Yours is Mine
Disable all Tiny Tina's pink mines (5)

King of the Buzzard World
Explore your way to the top of the Buzzard Academy


Vault of the Warrior

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Dying of the Light
Find the last of the Fire Worshippers

The Warrior's Way
Kill the Warrior without any players shooting its heart



Wildlife Preservation Reserve

Siren's Song
Find out why Maya came to Pandora.

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area

Mordy's Secret Stashes
Find Mordecai's three hidden stashes

Bear Minimum
Find 5 teddy bears stuck in stalker goo

Ride Together. Die Together
Kill Tumboo and Pirron within 10 seconds of each other.



Windshear Waste

Cult of the Vault (1)
Discover the hidden vault symbol in this area




Enemy Challenges

You'll encounter all these enemies as you go through the game so you don't have to worry about finding them.


You (no) Mad, Bro?
Kill Nomads

Mama’s Boys
Kill psychos

Tentacle Obssession
Kill threshers

Crusing for a Bruising
Kill Bruisers

You Dirty Rat
Kill rats

Marauder? I Hardly Know ‘Er
Kill marauders

Little Person, Big Pain
Kill midgets

Another Bug Hunt
Kill varkids

Die in Friendly Skies
Destroy Buzzards

Constructor Desctructors
Destroy constructors

You're One Ugly Mother...
Kill stalkers

Crystals are a Girl's Best Friend
kill Crystalisks

Hurly Burly
Shoot the bullymongs' projectiles in mid-air

Short-Chained
Shoot the chains to release the midgets from the shields of the Torturers.

Load and Lock
Destroy loaders

Bully the Bullies
Kill bullymongs

Pod Pew Pew
Kill varkid pods before they hatch.

WHY SO MUCH HURT?!
Kill goliaths

Pest Control
Kill spiderants

Paingineering
Kill Hyperion personnel

Skags to Riches
Kill skags

Just a Moment of Your Time…
Destroy surveyors




Elemental Damage Challenges

Most of these challenges require the use of elemental weapons and grenades. Maya's innate abilities, especially here Phaselock's Cataclysm skill tree version count.

Cowering Inferno
Set enemies on fire.

Say Watt Again
Deal electrocute damage

Acid Trip
Kill enemies with corrode damage

Boom
Kill enemies using explosive damage. The mounted rocket launcher in the Light Runner vehicle counts.

I Just Want to Set the World on Fire
Deal burn damage

Corroderate
Deal corrosive damage

Slag-Licked
Deal bonus damage to slagged enemies.



Loot Challenges

Nothing Rhymes with Orange
Loot/purchase orange items

I like My Treasures Rare
Loot/purchase blue items

The Call of Booty
Open treasure chests. These are large boxes that contain better loot. Not to be confused with ordinary but large loot boxes that usually contain ammo or cash.

Open Pandora's Boxes
Open lootable boxes, lockers and objects.

Purple Resign
Loot/purchase purple items

Another Man's Treasure
Loot/purchase white items

It's Not Easy Looting Green
Loot/purchase green items

Gun Runner
Loot/purchase weapons




Money and Trading Challenges

Whaddaya Buyin?
Purchase items using Eridium

Psst. Hey Buddy
Trade with other players. This can be done offline via splitscreen.

Dolla, Dolla Bills Y'all
Collect dollars from cash drops. Enemy drops and looted from containers count.

Wholesale
Sell items to the vending machine.

Limited-Time Offer
Buy items of the day

For the Hoard!
Keep a certain amount of money in your possession.


Vehicle Challenges

One van leaves
Kill vehicles while in a vehicle

Turret Syndrome
Kill enemies using turrets and vehicles-mounted weapons

Blue Sparks
Kill enemies by power-sliding over them with your vehicle.

Passive Aggressive
Kill enemies while riding as a passenger (not a gunner) in a vehicle. You can do this while riding as a passenger in a Bandit Technical vehicle.

Hit and Fun
Kill enemies by running them over


Health and Recovery

Green Meanie
Get Second Wind by killing enemies using corrosive DoT (damage over time). When dying (Fight for your Life mode), you should kill an enemy while it's suffering from continuous corrosive damage.

Death, Wind and Fire
Get Second Wind by killing enemies using burn DoT (damage over time). When dying (Fight for your Life mode), you should kill an enemy while it's suffering from continuous burn damage.

Heal Plz
Recover certain amount of health.

Badass Bingo
Get Second Winds by killing badass enemies.

There is No Time to be Lazy
Revive a co-op partner

I'm Back. Shocked?
Get Second Wind by killing enemies using electrocute DoT (damage over time). When dying (Fight for your Life mode), you should kill an enemy while it's suffering from continuous electrocute damage.

I'll Just Help Myself
Get Second Wind by killing enemies



Grenades Challenges

You have to equip specific grenade mods to change their “types”.

Woah, Black Betty
Kill enemies using Bouncing Betty grenades

Pull the Pin
Kill enemies using grenades

Singled Out
Kill enemies using Singularity Grenades

EXPLOOOOSIONS
Kill enemies using MIRV grenades

Health Grenades
Kill enemies using Transfusion Grenades

Chemical Grenades
Kill enemies using Area-of-Effect grenades



Shield Challenges

Raid Rage
Kill enemies while buffed by a Maylay shield

Super Novas
Kill enemies using a Nova shield burst.

Game of Thorns
Kill enemies with reflected damage a Spike shield

Amp it Up
Kill enemies while buffed on by an Amplify shield

Ammo Eater
Absorb enemy ammo using an Absorption Shield



Rocket Launcher Challenges

Vehicle-mounted rocket launchers count towards this challenge.

Rocket and Roll
Kill enemies using a rocket launcher

Gone with the Second Wind
Get second winds using a rocket launcher.

Splish-Splash
Kill enemies using rocket launcher splash damage

Catch a Rocket
Kill enemies with direct rocket hits
(Requires Rank 5 “Splish Splash” to unlock)

Sky Rockets in Flight
Kill enemies from long-range using rocket launchers

Shield Basher
Kill shielded enemies using one rocket launcher each.


Sniper Rifle Challenges


No Scope, No Problem
Kill enemies using a sniper rifle without using scopes.

Surprise!
Kill unaware enemies using a sniper rifle

Eviscerated
Kill shielded enemies with one shot using sniper rifles

Long-shot
Kill enemies using a sniper rifle

Longshot headshot
Get critical hits with sniper rifles

Leaf on the Second Wind
Get second winds with sniper rifles

Sniper Hunting
Kill enemies with critical hits using sniper rifles.




Assault Rifle Challenges

Aggravated Assault
Kill enemies using assault rifles

This is my Rifle
Get critical hits with assault rifles.

From My Cold, Dead Hands
Get second winds with assault rifles.

This is My Gun
Kill enemies with critical hits using assault rifles.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle
Kill enemies using assault rifles while crouched



SMG Challenges

Hail of Bullets
Kill enemies using SMGs

More Like Submachine Fun
Get second winds with SMGs

Constructive Criticism
Get critical hits with SMGs

High Rate of Ire
Kill enemies with critical hits using SMGs



Shotgun Challenges

Shotgun!
Kill enemies using shotguns

Faceful of a Buckshot
Get critical hits with shotguns

Lock, Stock and...
Get second winds with shotguns

Shotgun Surgeon
Kill enemies with critical hits using shotguns

Open Wide!
Kill enemies from point-blank range using shotguns

Shotgun Sniper
Kill enemies from long-range using shotguns
(Rank 5 “Open Wide!” required)



Pistol Challenges

Deadeye
Get critical hits with pistols

Hardboiled
Get second winds with pistols

Quickdraw
Kill enemies shortly after entering ironsights with a pistol

Pistolero
Kill enemies with critical hits using pistols

The Killer
Kill enemies using pistols


Melee Challenges

Fisticuffs
Kill enemies using melee attacks

A Squall of Violence
Kill enemies using melee attacks using bladed guns


General Combat Challenges

Afternoon Delight
Kill enemies during the day

… I got to boogie
Kill enemies at night.

...To Pay the Bills
Kill enemies using your action skill

Knee-Deep in Brass
Fire a lot of rounds

Gun Slinger
Deal damage with Tediore reloads

Boomerbang
Kill enemies with Tediore reloads

Not Full of Monkeys
Kill enemies with stationary barrels.

Critical Acclaim
Kill enemies with critical hits. And rainbows.


Miscellaneous


Haters Gonna Hate
Win duels

Sidejacked
Complete side missions

Compl33tionist
Complete optional mission objectives

Yo Dawg I heard You Like Challenges
Complete many, many challenges

JEEEENNNNKINNNNSSS!!!
Find and eliminate Jimmy Jenkins





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