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  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Total Trophies: 51 | 41, 6, 2, 1
  • Offline Trophies: 50
  • Online Trophies: 1, sort of - see Step 3 for details.
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 36-50 Hours (Depending on if you use the XP Exploits or not) (Estimated Time to Platinum).
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed:
    • 1 + 3 partial with the XP Exploits.
      Or
    • 1.5 + 3 partial without the XP Exploits.
  • Number of missable trophies: 1, Fully Loaded.
  • Glitched trophies: See the General Information thread.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies: No cheats available.
  • Extra equipment needed: 1 extra joypad.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies: No but on Playthrough 2, 2.5 and/or if you install the Knoxx DLC + Patch 1.05, the difficulty does increase.
  • Online Pass needed?: No.
Before continuing with reading the Road Map, we highly recommend you take a look at some of the general information (glitches, glitched trophies, online issues, boosting and much more) for the game here: LINK

Notes:

- The controls mentioned in this Guide are based on 2 different control schemes so please cross-reference them with the in-game instructions for your setup.

- Now the servers have actually closed you will lose virtually all control of your Joypad if you should choose the "Online Game" option on the main menu, to regain control you have to press the button then select the Quit Game option to exit back to the XMB. Once on the XMB you can reload the game and get back to playing normally. With GameSpy closing the way it has, it's caused Borderlands to react badly to being played whilst you're signed into PSN. The problems range from chronic lag to full on system freeze ups; to avoid these issues you should either disable your PS3's Internet connection, turn off your Router/Modem or don't sign into PSN. In addition to the above, you also must disable the auto PSN Sign-in for your account else you will still encounter problems.

Introduction:

Borderlands is a First-Person Shooter/RPG hybrid that is set on the far-off planet of Pandora, where a mythical treasure is rumoured to be hidden in a secret Vault. A race of beings called the Eridians used to reign supreme over Pandora but something happened Millennia ago that wiped them out, leaving only the "Guardians" to watch over the Vault site and keep out intruders. Over the Centuries many have tried and failed to find the treasure but still they come. Many different companies set up shop on Pandora to equip the Vault Hunters and to mine what resources the planet still has. The good times couldn't last and soon many companies either went out of business or cut their losses and left but not before cutting loose all the convicts they'd brought to use as slave labour.

Borderlands is a relatively easy game but some trophies like the "Ding!" ones will take a while to get. Borderlands isn't a hard game to play, you just need to put some time into it. The co-op trophies are easy to get, though if you have the Stackable release you may have difficulty getting them due to how deserted the servers are. Most of the trophies aren't that missable as you can always get any you do miss on Playthroughs 2 or 2.5.

Step 1: Start Playthrough 1 with Lilith
Most of the trophies will come naturally. You can start out with any character to your liking though overall they're the same in strength but we do advise you, if you want to gain the Platinum the fastest, to play as Lilith the Siren. She's pretty strong from the start and her Phasewalk skill will greatly help you out, not only in battle but also because of the extra movement speed and her health-regenerating ability (once unlocked).

Step 2: Clean-up
After finishing your first Playthrough you can choose to go back and unlock any missing trophies or you can start up Playthrough 2, go for the level 50 trophy and obtain any trophy you've missed.

We advise you start up Playthrough 2 for the clean-up since this will help you out greatly towards the level 50 trophy. If you don't feel like doing another playthrough, you can always use the XP Exploits.

Step 3: Co-op/LAN mode
There are a few co-op related trophies but now the servers are gone, you can only play co-op with a friend via LAN mode or Splitscreen. If you go down the Splitscreen route then you will need two joypads as the re-assigning trick won't work for this game. The only trophy which is online is "And They'll Tell Two Friends" but you have to use LAN mode to obtain it - see that trophy for more details.

Notes:

- The other player(s) must be within a few levels and missions of you and be on the same Playthrough, else the missions will appear in your list as "ineligible" and won't count towards There's No "I" In "Team".

- Now the servers are offline, the likelihood of finding any hacked weapons or getting hit by viral glitches goes down to virtually nil but it still pays to be careful when in Splitscreen or LAN mode when playing with other people.

Step 4: Kills with the remaining characters
For this step you just need to create three more characters (one of each remaining class), get to level 5 and earn the 15 kills you need for the respective trophy. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to get each one.

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Borderland Defender
You have defeated all bosses and are a powerful force to be reckoned with

Warning: The servers for this game were part of the GameSpy shutdown debacle and and are now closed. Because of this, you will need to use LAN mode to get the "And They'll Tell Two Friends" trophy (see that for details) and therefore your . It will be a lot harder to use this trick with the JP version because fewer people have a copy of that version.

This description is misleading as just defeating all the bosses won't pop the Platinum, for this game you need to unlock all 50 non-DLC trophies to get the Platinum. Everything below Down in Front! on your trophy list is a DLC trophy and not required for the .

Paid in Fyrestone
Completed 5 missions in the Arid Badlands

Story related, can't be missed

This will likely be the very first trophy you get as you have to do the first 5 missions anyway to progress through the story. It shouldn't take you more than 30mins to get this trophy and it will pop after turning-in the mission "Fix'er Upper".

Made in Fyrestone
Completed all missions in the Arid Badlands

See this page for a list of all the missions: Borderlands Wikia - Arid Badlands Missions

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Paid in New Haven
Complete 5 missions in the Rust Commons

Story related, can't be missed

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Made in New Haven
Completed all missions in the Rust Commons

See this page for a list of all the missions: Borderlands Wikia - New Haven Missions

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


My Brother is an Italian Plumber
Killed an enemy plumber-style

To get this you have to kill an enemy by jumping on it. The simplest way is to Melee a Pup Skag until it has very little health left, then keep jumping on it until it dies. You will likely get bounced off so keep jumping in different directions. At a lower level it will take quite a long time to kill a Skag by jumping on it (low damage and it keeps moving a lot) so we recommend doing this when you are at a higher level. An easier enemy would be a Spiderant since it doesn't move as much.

Another way to get this is to start a Splitscreen game with a really low level character (e.g. level 2) as Player 1 and a high level (e.g. level 10) as Player 2, then go to the Skag den just outside of Fyrestone and jump on a Skag. By doing it this way, one or two jumps should kill a Skag and make the trophy pop. The earliest you can get this is during the mission "Skags At The Gate". You can also do this later on in the game with the small Sythids and Spiderants.

If you still have problems then watch this video:

Credit to Mr360Games for this video (although this video is for the Xbox 360 version, the info is still valid).

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Speedy McSpeederton
Raced around the Ludicrous Speedway in record time

The description of this trophy says "record time" while the Achievement on our Xbox sister site mentions 31 seconds instead, we assume it's the same for the trophy though please tell us if this is incorrect.

This is obtained in the far bottom left corner of The Dahl Headlands, there are multiple Catch-A-Ride stations so don't worry about that. Use your boost whenever possible but don't use it in corners because this can easily cause you to crash or flip over. The timer starts and stops when you go under the triangle garlands. Stand at the start and immediately use your boost. Keep your second boost for when you turn left and go up a small hill as there will be a jump which you won't make without it. After the jump simply follow the turn and the trophy should pop shortly after passing the finish line. It should be easily done within the time limit if you don't run into any walls.

Here's the location of the speedway and where the start and finish lines are:

or use the following video:

Return to the triangle garlands whilst still in your vehicle if you happen to mess up, then turn around and try again. If done in co-op then both players will get it providing they're both in the vehicle at the same time.

You call this archaeology?
Applied an elemental artifact

The earliest you can get an elemental artifact is when you get the Missions "Shock Crystal Harvest" and "The Legend Of Moe and Marley"; completing either will earn you one when you hand it in. The game will also notify you with a small tutorial message of what an elemental artifact is. There are two ways to equip an elemental artifact:
  • Highlight the Diamond in the top left-hand corner of the Skills screen and press then again on the artifact you wish to set.
  • Find the artifact in your inventory and press on it.
Ding! Newbie
Earned level 5

See Ding! Champion

Ding! Novice
Earned level 10

See Ding! Champion

Ding! Expert
Earned level 20

See Ding! Champion

Ding! Hardcore
Earned level 30

See Ding! Champion

Ding! Sleepless
Earned level 40

See Ding! Champion

Discovered Skag Gully
Discovered Skag Gully

Story related, can't be missed

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Discovered Sledge's Safe House
Discovered Sledge's Safe House

Story related, can't be missed

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Discovered Headstone Mine
Discovered Headstone Mine

Story related, can't be missed

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Discovered Trash Coast
Discovered Trash Coast

Story related, can't be missed

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Discovered The Scrapyard
Discovered The Scrapyard

Story related, can't be missed

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


Discovered Krom's Canyon
Discovered Krom's Canyon

Story related, can't be missed

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Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave
Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave

Story related, can't be missed

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Discovered Eridian Promontory
Discovered Eridian Promontory

Story related, can't be missed

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

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Ding! Champion
Earned level 50

If you have all the trophy DLCs installed it is theoretically possible to get all the "Ding!" trophies in one Playthrough. For most people, however, it will take at least 1.5 playthroughs to get to level 50 as you won't earn enough XP on Playthrough 1. The highest level you're likely to reach on Playthrough 1 is approx 38, depending on how much XP grinding you do and if you have a class mod equipped that increases the amount of XP you earn. If you don't Power Level or use any exploits, then this trophy will pop around the time the Mission "Jaynistown: Getting What's Coming To You" becomes available on Playthrough 2, providing you have completed all the side-quests up to this point. Getting to level 40 isn't hard, it's getting to 50 that takes the most time as the XP gap between the two is massive. Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP.

Here are some ways to get level 50 if you want to speed things up/cheat a little bit:
  • Go Power Levelling in the Eridian Promontory by having someone with a Max level character invite you to their game and Fast Travelling there (unless they're already at the Promontory that is). Now sit back and let the other person do all the hard work as any XP they earn, you will to - only possible in Splitscreen or LAN mode.
  • Make sure you have the Secret Armoury of General Knoxx DLC installed then get invited to a game where someone is farming Crawmerax. Crawmerax and his minions are worth a lot of XP and you can level up extremely quickly if things go to plan - only possible in Splitscreen or LAN mode.
  • If you want to cheat, then see this video on how to do the Med Kit Exploit:
    Note: If you use this exploit then it's best to stick to using the Dr. Ned Health Vending machine in Fyrestone otherwise it might not work properly (credit to tenike1 and levo21 for this info). This exploit works with the latest patch and the global release of the GOTY Edition so no need to delete anything, confirmed working with the JP stackable release (credit to scuzzybum for confirming this). Credit to Douglas Messier for the video (even though this video is for the Xbox 360 version, the info is still valid).
  • An alternative XP Exploit is this one:
    (credit to andy9beans for the video) A full explanation for how it works can be found here: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=186398 (credit to Duke Briggs for this explanation). Do note though that this exploit is not as fast nor efficient as the Medkit exploit but will do for the people that don't have the requisite Challenge available.
  • There is another XP exploit you can use which exploits a quirk with the "How much for the planet?" challenge. To pull this off you need need the General Knoxx DLC, once installed farm an area until your backpack is full then sell everything you're not using. Do this enough times and eventually (it will take a while) the money counter for "How much for the planet" will glitch and start counting backwards until it hits $9,999,999, when it hits this point you will earn 20,000 XP. Once the counter has reset, you will have sell enough items glitch it again. This exploit is extremely time consuming and should be considered a last resort option.
  • Using Roland's Turret can cause you to lose out on XP if an enemy dies from any continuous damage it deals e.g. corrosive.
You really shouldn't need to use any of these exploits since you get loads of XP by just playing the game and even more by finishing all the trophy DLCs .

Get A Little Blood on the Tires
Killed 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle

The earliest this trophy can be obtained is when you gain access to the Catch-A-Ride station in Fyrestone after Turning In the Mission "Bone Head's Theft". Once you have spawned a Runner, drive around for 5-10mins and run over every enemy you meet. Not every enemy can be killed instantly by driving over them, though, and running over a high level enemy can destroy your vehicle and kill you.

Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest
Killed 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds

The Rakk are those pesky bird like creatures in the sky that always attack in groups and look like demented Pterodactyls. The absolute best time to get this trophy is during the "Get The Flock Outta Here" Mission you obtain from a friend of Dr. Zed called Shep Sanders. Once you've got the Mission, spawn a Rocket Launcher Runner from the nearest Catch-A-Ride Station and head over to where the Waypoint is pointing to. Drive up to the Hive (the big hairy bump in the ground that looks like a red/black moonscape) which will lure the Rakk out. Drive back a few feet and get into your Turret by pressing . Shoot at one of the Rakk to get their attention, wait for them to bunch up and dive bomb you, then fire away when they're right on top of you. Do it right and you will kill 5 in one shot.

Alternatively, once you get attacked equip yourself with a powerful weapon, preferably with a big ammo magazine; Shotguns and Machine Guns/Combat Rifles are the easiest for this. This might not work with the first few encounters but you will very soon out-level them. You can always come back later if needed.

We recommend doing this trophy whilst playing solo else your co-op buddy(ies) will likely screw this up for you.

Pandora-dog Millionaire
Earned $1,000,000

This trophy is cumulative and you don't need to have the entire $1 million on you at once. Pick up and sell everything you don't need and you will have this in no time. This trophy can also be done in conjunction with Fence. You should easily obtain this in your first Playthrough.

Credit to OnceFallen for pointing out the following:

The absolute fastest way to get this is have a friend with a Max level character give you an item e.g. a class mode that's worth a million or more, then all you have to do is sell it and the trophy will pop shortly afterwards. Use this trick if for some reason you don't have $1 million after obtaining most of the trophies or if the trophy for some reason doesn't unlock.

Manifest Density Pt. 2 has pointed out the following:

Quote:
Create your main character and play a couple missions, save exit.
now exit out and create another character, go into online and join a game that is way further along in the story. you'll rank up pretty quick, gain a couple extra weapon slots, etc...but the key is to pick up all the weapons of value (anything over $5000 resale value..but anything over $12345 & $123456 is even better to pick up).

Now after you fill all your back pack slots, save the game, exit. Go into splitscreen...have P1 be the MAIN character and have player 2 select your name and pick the character you went online and collected the weapons. now drop everything you collected and let P1 pick them up, sell them and bank on them. Let the game save, exit and go back online with the 2nd character again to collect more weapons of value to do it again.

The Reason for doing this with the 2nd character is so you don't end up getting the mission glitches on your main game. hope this helps anyone who is looking or needing some cash early on.
Fence
Sold 50 guns to a shop

The trophy description for this trophy is slightly misleading as there are no "shops" in the game per se, just Vending machines though they will say "shop" when you place your crosshair on them. There are 3 different Vending machines in the game and you can sell anything to all 3 of them.

This trophy is cumulative so play normally, sell everything you don't need and you should get this trophy early on.

Can't We Get BEYOND Thunderdome?
Emerged victorious from an arena match

Note: This trophy has nothing to do with the Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot DLC.

An arena match is not the same as a standard duel. Instead you will need to enter an arena in the game and last 2-3 rounds without dying.

The easiest way to get this trophy is to start a Splitscreen game but make sure that Player 2 is at level 1 then go to the arena in Fyrestone which is called the Fyrestone Coliseum (credit to OnceFallen for the Player level info). Once in the arena go to the far end of the room and press the button there to bring up the options menu and select "Start Match". After you've both spawned have Player 1 equip their best weapon and kill the other player three times. Once the match is over and you've won, the trophy will pop.

In case you don't know where the Fyrestone arena is, see this video:

Credit to N1ghtElfM0hawk for this video (even though this is for the PC version, the info is still valid).

You can use any of the three arenas that are in the game but the Fyrestone arena is the first you will encounter. See here for the locations of the other 2: http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Arena (credit to the Borderlands Wiki for the link).

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Duel-icious
Won a duel against another player

This can only be done in Splitscreen or LAN mode. For this to work you must have the Duel Requests option in the Options menu set to "Accepted", you can turn it off afterwards if want to. You can duel anywhere though pick your spot carefully as you don't want to be swarmed afterwards by enemies. To initiate a duel you both need to melee each other by pressing . You can choose to duel it out or let the other person win by "killing" him/her or by leaving the "duel bubble".

Also see Duelinator.

Group LF Healer
Rescued a groupmate from death in a co-op game

Once you or your partner has no health left they will fall to the ground and ask for help. Go and stand near them then press and hold to revive them.

This can be tricky as it takes about 5secs to revive someone and the person who's doing the reviving can themselves end up needing reviving, if you get attacked. If you're playing co-op, you will get this at some point. You can also do this in Splitscreen by having the other player remove their shield then find some barrels and blow them and themselves up.

However you do this, if you're the one being revived do not kill anything else or you will get a Second Wind and deprive the person reviving you of the trophy. If you are doing the reviving then don't try and kill anything or the revival process will stop and the other person will carry on bleeding out and eventually die and respawn.

There's No "I" In "Team"
Completed 15 missions in co-op

Warning: This trophy has a hidden requirement i.e all the players in your game must be within a few levels and missions of each other and on the same Playthrough, else the missions will be marked as "Ineligible" and won't count. This mainly applies to Splitscreen but it also affects LAN mode to a certain degree. See here for additional info: LINK (credit to all that posted in that thread for this info). We're not aware of this issue affecting any other trophy in the main game, though it may affect some of the DLC trophies.

There are two very easy ways to get this:
  • Start a new game with a friend or a random player in either Splitscreen, online co-op or LAN mode and finish the first 15 missions.
  • Get to a point in the game where you have several missions on the go at once then complete but don't Turn them In. Once you've got some missions ready to Turn In, load Splitscreen mode and turn them in with another player present. Just repeat this process every time you have some missions to Turn In.
It doesn't matter how many different people you play with or over how many sessions, just Turn In 15 missions with the same character when another player is present and you will be fine (credit to Aipher for confirming this). It has been confirmed by GiGGi and MattyElms that it doesn't matter who turns in the missions, all players will get the trophy regardless.

And They'll Tell Two Friends
Played in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who had this trophy

WARNING: Do not delete your saves as the trophy is tied to at least one of them and not your PSN ID (credit to MsFuruba and stgermain for this info).

Even when the servers are gone, you will still be able to get this trophy using the LAN method below but you must play with someone that got the trophy before the shutdown. Since the Stackable release is less common, it will be that much harder to find someone to setup a LAN with so beware. This trick may mean that this trophy could be considered as an offline one since you don't have to be signed into PSN to use a LAN. Whichever release you have, the trophy will pop during the load screen if you're joining someone or if someone joins you then it will pop moments before they spawn.

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Originally Posted by bcks007
After you click LAN, you have 3 choices:

Join Game
Host Public Game (I know it says public but I'm sure the LAN match should have a certain range) (it found nothing when I clicked Join Game)
Select Character (You will default to a level 1 character, if you don't use this) (If the host starts will level 1 char, you will also start the game at beginning)

If you click Join Game it will search and find nothing. After it has tried 1 time it will stay on that screen and give you the option to Host Public Game, you can also back up to the previous menu. You can also press to Refresh List.

Player 1 (bcks007) picked Host Public Game. It brought me to the same exact screen as online mode, where you can jump into your game, i guess before the other person is ready or just wait there.(I waited there)

Player 2 (snowballtheninja) selected Join Game It found bcks007 in about 1-3 seconds, very fast. Trophy popped in the waiting room. I didn't even need to go into the level to earn it.
Credit to bcks007 and snowballtheninja for discovering this.

Note: The description has a typo in it. i.e it says "Played in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who had this trophy", it should say "has".

Weapon Afficiondo
Reached proficiency level 10 with any weapon type

You gain proficiency levels by killing enemies. Every time you kill an enemy you gain a small amount of experience towards the proficiency of the weapon you're using so the more you use a particular weapon, the quicker you will level up its proficiency. You probably want to use the weapon that suits your class, this will also benefit you because of the skills you have and the extra levels will add bonus damage and much more thus helping you out later in the game. You cannot earn proficiency with Grenades or Melee attacks. Note: You can also earn this trophy is in co-op (credit to Lurkki91 for this info).

The max proficiency level is 50, level 10 requires 132,000 XP which shouldn't take too long.

Duelinator
Won a duel without taking damage

Once the duel has started, to win it you have to equip your most powerful weapon and kill the other player or by leaving the "duel bubble". If you can go up against a player who is at a lower level than you, then so much the better as they will die faster. You can get this at the same time as Duel-icious. If you use the same method as Can't We Get BEYOND Thunderdome? then you can get both trophies in 6secs or less.

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Facemelter
Killed 25 enemies with corrosive weapons

You won't start getting corrosive weapons until you level up to approx level 14 and can be recognised by the Green Biohazard symbol on the bottom right of the item description. Corrosive weapons are great against flesh and armour but hopeless against shields. Skags and Spiderants are the best things to kill as corrosive ammo eats right through them. Environmental damage from the Green Barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy. A great place to get this is in the Tetanus Warren as it is crawling with Spiderants.

For a kill to count as an elemental kill, the enemy has to die from the continuous damage which that particular element causes after hitting an enemy, not the normal non-elemental damage (credit to Tostigroover for this info). All elemental weapons have a chance of doing continuous damage to a target after shooting them. The higher the number on the elemental symbol (the maximum is x4), the higher the chance elemental damage will persist.

Unless you go out of your way to avoid corrosive weapons/barrels, this trophy is impossible to miss.

1.21 Gigwatts
Killed 25 Enemies with shock weapons

You won't start getting shock weapons until you level up to approx level 7 and can be recognised by the Blue Lightning Bolt symbol on the bottom right of the item description. Shock Weapons are great against shields and fair against flesh but pretty hopeless against armour. Don't bother trying to kill Skags with shock weapons as itís a futile gesture. Stick to killing Bandits and other low level enemies instead. Environmental damage from the Blue barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy.

Pyro
Killed 25 enemies with incendiary weapons

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Master Exploder
Killed 25 enemies with explosive weapons

Elemental explosive weapons can be recognised by the Yellow "Explosion" symbol on the bottom right of the item description. The fastest way to get this trophy is to wait until you get access to the Catch-A-Ride Station then go nuts with the Rocket Launcher Runner. Environmental damage from the Yellow barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy, as do grenades with explosive mods.

There are some who call me...Tim
Equipped a class mod for your character

Class mods start appearing once you level up to level 18. To equip a class mod you first need to get one by either buying one from a Dr. Zed Vending machine, looting one from somewhere or be given one as a Mission reward. After you have obtained one go into your Inventory, scroll down to it and press to equip it, back out of the Inventory to get your trophy but if you're given one as a mission reward, it may get auto equipped.

A good place to get a free class mod is by completing the mission "Sledge: Battle For The Badlands".

Fully Loaded
Rescued enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots

MISSABLE

This is the only truly missable trophy in the entire game.

Whenever you rescue a Claptrap you will get a Backpack SDU and for it to count towards this trophy you must equip it but don't sell, trade or drop it whatever you do else you'll need to either start a new character or use the second Playthrough to get any missed SDUs. Playthroughs 2 and 2.5 won't guarantee you get any SDUs you may be missing so make sure you get them all on Playthrough 1. You can get 3 more SDUs, one each from the Zombie Island, Secret Armoury and Claptrap DLCs but if you don't start them until Playthrough 2 or 2.5, then the chances of getting an extra SDU are extremely low. Don't change Playthroughs until you have this trophy, to prevent any possible problems.


The Repair Kits look like small brown, narrow, rectangular boxes which shimmer with a green light when you are near them and will show as Money Bag on your Compass. A Green Trophy Icon will also appear above the Repair Kit when you're close enough. The trophy will pop after rescuing the Claptrap in the Crimson Fastness, providing you got all the others beforehand.

This trophy isn't hard to get, you've just got to explore a little:

Credit to Mr360Games for these videos (even though these videos are for the Xbox 360 version, the info is still valid).

If you want a Picture Guide, then see here: LINK (credit to TheNukes and Jokerg31 for the guide). Do note though that this picture guide is not in the order you will find the Claptraps so cross reference them with the videos above.

It is also possible, even without the DLCs, to get extra Backpack SDUs on Playthrough 2 (we don't know about 2.5) but it's a lot harder to do so as the reward defaults to a Grenade Mod. In theory you can trick the game into giving you an SDU instead of a Grenade Mod by filling your Backpack with as much stuff as it will hold, Saving and Exiting, reloading then Turning In the Mission and reloading if you don't get one. This method is not guaranteed so only use it as a last resort.

Notes:
  • If playing in co-op then everyone present will get the SDUs (credit to Lurkki91 for this info).
  • The hidden Easter Egg Claptrap in Fyrestone, which is above and behind Marcus's shop, is not needed for this trophy and neither is the one from the Mission "Claptrap Rescue: Fyrestone'.
  • There are two Claptraps in Old Haven and you can't get the one you need for this trophy until Tannis's Claptrap has been rescued during the mission "Not Without My Claptrap", which makes it highly missable.
  • Another highly missable Claptrap is the one in 'Crazy' Earl's Scrapyard as you don't have a specific reason to enter the area where it's located.
Truly Outrageous
Killed an enemy with the Siren's action skill

You will gain access to your action skill when you level up to level 5 and to use it, press . The Siren's action skill is Phasewalk which allows you to run around unnoticed and super fast for a few seconds. Phasewalk has two moves i.e a powerful Melee attack and the resulting Phase Blast will do considerable damage to anyone/anything that gets too close.

Unlike the other action skill trophies you only have to get one kill, not 15. Go to the Skag den outside of Fyrestone and weaken an enemy until it has only a sliver of health left, then hit it with a Melee attack whilst Phasewalking and the subsequent explosion from exiting Phasewalk will kill them. Do note that whilst using Phasewalk, you will not be able to jump or use any weapons other than your default Melee attack.

Careful, He Bites
Killed 15 enemies with the Hunter's action skill

You will gain access to your action skill when you level up to level 5 and to use it, press . The Hunter's action skill is his pet bird "Bloodwing". As with "Truly Outrageous" you will want to weaken an enemy first then activate your action skill. Early on in the game Bloodwing isn't very powerful so this trophy will take a little while to get.

Notes:

- There is a really annoying A.I/path-finding glitch with Bloodwing where she will not lock onto an enemy, nor return to you properly and will just fly in loops or zigzag patterns until the timer runs out. Unfortunately there's no fix for this glitch, just try and only use her in wide open spaces.

- Borderlands 2 establishes that Bloodwing is actually a Girl so the title of this trophy is wrong.

Reckless Abandon
Killed 15 enemies with the Berserker's action skill

You will gain access to your action skill when you level up to level 5 and to use it, press . The Berserker's action skill is called "Berserk" which allows the player to become super powerful for a few seconds and beat your enemies to a pulp with your fists. is Brick's Left Hook and is is a Rapid Jab. Whilst you're going Berserk you will not be able to use any of your other weapons but to compensate for this you become highly resistant to damage.

Brick is the hardest of all the characters to use. He prefers close quarters combat but most enemies use long/medium range weapons and because of this you will take far more damage than the other three characters do early on in the game.

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Down in Front!
Killed 15 enemies with the Soldier's action skill

You will gain access to your action skill when you level up to level 5 and to use it, press . The Soldier's action skill is his Scorpio Turret which has a fair range, can shoot at a flat 180 degree angle and up about 20-25 degrees, it also has a shield barrier up front to protect you whilst you're crouching. When you first get it the turret isn't very powerful so we recommend weakening an enemy first then letting the turret finish it off.

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12 Days in Pandora
Mastered the technology of Pandora

This trophy requires you to reach a certain amount of kills with different weapons and elements. You can see the progress of this trophy by going to your Missions tab: Press then press or a few times until the "Cassette" icon is highlighted then press to open the Challenge tab. All of them can be done in any order so don't worry if you get one before the other. You also can get this in co-op (credit to Lurkki91 for this info).

The requirements are:
  • 12 Assault Rifle kills
  • 11 Pistol kills: The in-game list fails to mention that all Pistols are called Repeater Pistols and you can use any Repeater Pistol for this part of the challenge.
  • 10 Shotgun kills
  • 9 SMG kills
  • 8 Sniper Rifle kills
  • 7 Melee kills: Melee kills with certain weapons also count towards this.
  • 6 Critical Hit kills: A Critical Hit is a hit that does a massive amount of damage to an enemy and can result in a one-hit-kill if it's powerful enough. The word "CRITICAL!" will appear in red letters when you get one.
  • 5 Explosive kills: Environmental damage from the Yellow barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy as does using the Runner's Rocket Launcher.
  • 4 Shock kills: Environmental damage from the Blue barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy.
  • 3 Incendiary kills: Environmental damage from the Red barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy.
  • 2 Faces melted: This just means get two corrosive kills. Environmental damage from the Green Barrels that are scattered throughout the game also count towards this trophy.
  • 1 Grenade kill: The in-game list incorrectly states you needs multiple kills but this is a typo as you only need the one kill. You also do not need a Grenade Mod installed for it to count.

Wanted: Sledge
Killed Sledge

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Wanted: Krom
Killed Krom

Story related, can't be missed

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Wanted: Flynt
Killed Flynt

Story related, can't be missed

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Destroyed the Hive
Killed the Rakk Hive

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Destroyed the Destroyer
Killed the Vault Boss

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

The description for this trophy lists the bosses in the wrong order of appearance, the correct order is as follows: Sledge, Krom, Flynt, Rakk Hive, Vault Boss. You only have to kill one of these bosses to get the trophy, not all of them and it doesn't matter if you do it online or off. See the individual "Wanted" and "Destroyed" trophies for strategies on how to defeat each boss. It may also be possible to get this trophy by revisiting one of the above bosses you've already killed as most will repspawn after saving, exiting and reloading your save (the sole exception is the Vault Boss as he stays dead once killed).

It is possible to get this trophy without actually fighting one of the bosses. You can just join a game where someone has already killed one of them and has the mission ready to Turn In and the trophy should pop (credit to BigDfan228 for this info). Unlike There's No "I" In "Team" you do not have to be close to the other player in terms of Level and/or mission for this trophy to pop. You can use the same tactics as the There's No "I" In "Team" trophy to get this one. Do note though that this trophy may not pop if you kill the Destroyer whilst in Splitscreen.

You're on a Boat!
I bet you never thought you'd be here

This is obtained in Treacher's Landing. In the south-eastern most corner of the map you will find a docked boat, jump on it and the trophy will pop seconds later. See the following image:

(Although this screenshot is for the PC version, it's still relevant).

Also see this video:

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Glitched trophies, online issues and boosting

Providing you have the 1.05 patch installed then technically no trophies are glitched but there have been numerous reports over the last couple of years of some trophies randomly not unlocking when they should. If a trophy fails to unlock then see Terminator's thread here for advice: Borderlands save file corruption cure, prevention and glitch removal, we also recommend you read this link before you start playing so you know what to expect bug-wise.

Playing in local Splitscreen is also dubious as it has been reported that some trophies will refuse to unlock if you're Player 2. If any trophies fail to pop whilst you are Player 2, then you will have to either start a new game or move onto Playthrough 2 or 2.5 to get any that failed to pop. Changing Playthroughs when you have active missions open is an extremely bad idea, especially if they're DLC ones as doing so can badly glitch them.

The most commonly reported glitched/temperamental trophy is "Fully loaded". Most of the time people are either missing a Claptrap or haven't activated the SDU that each Claptrap gives you. The other times are when something does actually go screwy but if you have the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Secret Armoury of General Knoxx and Claptrap's New Revolution DLCs installed, then you have 3 additional chances to get another SDU to make up for the one(s) that didn't register.

The co-op modes for this game are almost completely broken with numerous issues including Save File corrupting hacked items and communication issues. To get around these issues see Terminator's thread above we've linked to.


When in co-op the only things that players share are Cash and XP, nothing else. Because of problems with viral glitches and dodgy items, make sure you backup your saves before you play in co-op mode and don't pick up anything that doesn't come out of either an enemy or a chest. locker, box or pile. If you only play with a trustworthy friend or by yourself then you don't have to worry so much but it still pays to be careful.

Do not join a game if "Keep Your Insides Inside" appears as the active quest whilst looking through the available games. This is because it's a viral glitched quest that cannot be completed in any way. If you do happen to pick up KYII, then see Terminator's anti-glitch thread that's linked to at the top of this section for info on how to get rid of it legally. The stackable release is immune to the KYII and hacked item bugs for reasons explained in the anti-glitch thread.

The servers for the Japanese Stackable release are separate to those that the rest of the world uses. Because of the server separation you can't invite or join someone who doesn't have a copy of this version of the game.

It doesn't matter how many people you play with as you will still get the co-op trophies, Borderlands isn't fussy in that respect.

You can earn all the trophies except the Viral one in offline Splitscreen/LAN co-op but there is a caveat i.e some trophies will only pop for Player 1, not Player 2. At the moment the only ones we know of (other than the action skill and level up ones) are the "Wanted", "Destroyed" and "United We Stand" trophies but there may be others. If anyone can confirm if any other trophies are Player 1 specific, then please let us know so we can update the guide (credit to Tostigroover for this info).

When online, play nice i.e:
  • Share the loot - Don't hog all the good stuff for yourself.
  • Don't go running off by yourself - Stick together and you will last longer.
  • Don't take risks - Going Rambo will only get you and your buddy(ies) killed.
  • Medic! - If a buddy goes down, revive them but not at the expense of your own life.
  • Don't cheat! - If a hacker appears or someone drops a dodgy item, kick them out immediately and dispose of the item(s).
  • Don't abuse your buddy(ies) - Nobody likes getting abuse so keep the language to an acceptable level and kick out any troublemakers.
Levelling Up:

Like every other RPG you earn XP for by killing things, completing missions etc but unlike other RPGs (that we know of) you also get XP for completing challenges. As of the 1.05 patch, the max level cap you can reach if you don't have any DLC installed is 58 but if you have the Secret Armoury of General Knoxx DLC installed, then the level cap is 69. Please note that the info relating to the 1.05 patch does not apply to the Japanese Stackable release as it never got the 1.04 or 1.05 patches.

Because of the 1.05 patch you can get the "Ding! Over Levelled" trophy without the Secret Armoury of General Knoxx DLC being installed. Credit to greenzsaber for confirming this.

All missions are colour coded from Light Grey to Red:

Trivial (Light Grey) - These are extremely easy, you won't even break a sweat.
Normal (Green) - Nothing too difficult but be prepared.
Tough (Brown) - Not recommended but do-able if you have the right gear and a little bit of luck.
Impossible (Red) - This is suicide, don't even think about it!

A mission is considered Trivial if its level number is four levels below your current level, Normal Missions are usually one or two levels above or below, Tough Missions are ones that are two-three levels above and Impossible Missions are 4 or more levels above your current level.

Enemies that are too powerful for you will have a Skull next to their name, Enemies that aren't impossible to kill but are still very hard to kill will have a triangle with an "!" in it. If you run into either of these symbols, run/drive like mad in the other direction.

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