Borderlands 2 (PS3 & Vita)

Borderlands 2 (PS3 & Vita) Trophies
World Traveler
Discovered all named locations  

There are area specific trophies, which are “Arctic Explorer”, “Urban Explorer”, “Highlands Explorer” & “Blight Explorer”. Even if you’ve obtain those trophies, it doesn’t necessarily mean you'll obtain this trophy. This one requires you to discover all named locations and uncover all the black spots/grey areas on your map, even if they don’t have a name. Not all locations are mentioned in those 4 trophies either. There are many more locations than just the ones mentioned. If you've obtained any of those 4 trophies, you don't have to go to those locations again. You've discovered all you can there is to discover there.

Before trying to obtain this trophy, progress through the main story line enough, or completely finish it to open up every possible area. Also complete every side mission first (the “Did It All” trophy), doing this will make you discover many areas. Some areas can only be discovered by starting certain side missions. Check the 4 mentioned trophies before to see which Main/Side missions you need to complete. For the rest of the map, either use the world map (spoiler tag) or use the following list.

To discover every location which aren't mentioned in the 4 other trophies, you'll have to start/complete the following.

  • Main Missions: All
  • Side Missions: Clan War: Starting the War / Clan War: First Place / Clan War: Reach the Dead Drop / Clan War: End of the Rainbow / Splinter Group / The Cold Shoulder / / Minecart Mischief / The Lost Treasure / Swallowed Whole.

There's no way of checking what areas you've discovered, other then to keep a checklist of every possible (new) named location when you enter them and compare them with the world map below (spoiler tag). (There are also a few area specific challenges which require you to discover a certain area. You don't have to complete these, but check these challenges to see if you've missed an area.) You can discover every location in co-op and obtain the related trophies. However, If you discover any location in co-op and you return back to single play and want to finish discovering the locations there, you'll need to discover the locations you've discovered in co-op again. Even though they already show up as discovered.

If you're missing any of the 4 mentioned trophies, or the World Explorer trophy itself:

  1. Did you complete the main story?
    • No? Do it!
  2. Did you complete all the side missions?
    • No? Do it!
  3. Have you played co-op? Have you discovered any new locations in co-op? Are you going to finish the explorer trophies in single play?
    • Yes? You'll need to discover these locations in your single player game again.
  4. Did you obtain any of the 4 explorer trophies?
    • Yes? You don't have to go to those locations again.
  5. The map itself should have a complete white outline, or an area with white stripes (death zone). The area itself should be completely filled with the same colour, so you might have missed a small spot (grey areas). Few examples:

Still missing something? These are some easily missed locations:

  • Southern Shelf - Bay - Ebonfloe & Ice Flows
  • Wildlife Exploitation Preserve - Casa de Mordecai
  • Sawtooth Cauldron - Avie's Camp
  • Eridium Blight - Infused Grotto

For more specific locations and details, please consult the complete World Map:

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by Philliespro
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 08:58:03 AM

Does anyone know of any super secret locations included in this one! because i have discovered every map for every area and have gotten all the other trophies for locations, and i went to all other areas and still nothing..

i also went to terramorphous lair and still nothing wtf!!

 Comment #2 by Pryoticus
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 09:28:19 AM

you have all the locations in the ice shelf too?

 Comment #3 by Philliespro
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 11:56:25 AM

@#2 i went down the fast travel list and checked very closely to every par of the map and every area was discovered, even areas you cant fast travel to like the vault of the warrior, and sanctuary hole.

im not sure where else there is because i double checked them all

 Comment #4 by bykrburtn
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:17:02 PM

Go to the Southern Shelf, then travel (walk) to the Southern Shelf Bay travel location at the south of the map. There is no fast travel for the bay. Your last location is likely called Ebonflow to the west of the map. This is the only area where a mission doesn't require you to travel, and it's not on fast travel so it's easy to miss. Hope this helps.

 Comment #5 by Philliespro
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 02:42:26 PM

omg you were right #4 you are a beast and i will love you for ever thankyou so much!!!!

 Comment #6 by 3Bcrown
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 04:56:56 PM

@4 thank you helped me too. wish i saw this before wasting a bunch of time.

 Comment #7 by oVERSoLDiER
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 08:32:14 AM

I finished every side mission and also went to the southern bay station on the west (where the boat lies) and still no trophy pop.

Is there any other mission which may is easy to miss ?

 Comment #8 by oVERSoLDiER
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 09:40:44 AM

Heeh, it was Ice Flows or kinda like that which I missed. Thank you #4 !

 Comment #9 by Hellscradle
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 12:41:01 AM

in the eridium blight, there is ther infused grotto. ull need to follow the powerline to a fuse box on the other side of a turret tower to get rid of the electrical fence. also another one is in the sawtooth cauldron. u have to take the elevator up to the top and look to the south i believe. there is a tiny spot that u can only get to by jumping off the tower, it is avie's camp.

 Comment #10 by lfcfrank94
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 01:38:35 PM

Thank you again number 4, got that place but still more to go to, done both in @9 too :( ideas?

 Comment #11 by lfcfrank94
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 01:52:37 PM

Okay found it, if anyone else had the same problem as me (ie had discovered everywhere they could think of and no. 4) try the Friendship Gulag, can access it from The Dust :)

 Comment #12 by eddietoles91
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 03:02:47 AM

#4 Thanks! That was the last placed I needed. By the way, I didn't even set foot where Terramorphous is at.

 Comment #13 by M4NCH3ST3RUTD
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 08:23:42 AM

I've got all location trophies and have bin to #4 and #1 spots and still no trophy. Anyone got anymore spots that could be missed?

 Comment #14 by M4NCH3ST3RUTD
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 08:41:09 AM

ok so just looked at the 360 site and someone mentioned southpaw steam & power, if you have been everywhere and the 2 places mentioned above go southpaw steam & power and go thru the last corridor to get out! apparently i ran all the way backwards to get out lol trophy popped as i went down last corridor

 Comment #15 by smokesalot
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 09:15:52 PM

Southern steam and power did it for me

 Comment #16 by jib
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 03:49:03 PM

This trophy should be gold

 Comment #17 by Bmiesner29
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 08:57:36 PM

ive checked every map over and over again and havent found a thing i missed and dont have the trophy what can i be missing lol

 Comment #18 by Bmiesner29
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 11:43:30 AM

just got the trophy it was some area i missed in the holy spirits durning a mission

 Comment #19 by nuk
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 03:49:49 PM

still missing things on the map...

 Comment #20 by waterchap
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 09:23:36 AM

i have been every location & still no trophy i'm starting to think it's glitched

 Comment #21 by jokerls240
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 02:39:42 PM

What about the slaughter arenas?

 Comment #22 by walkernr78
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 12:15:52 AM

Anyone missing this? ... I received it after doing the quest for "Clan War: End of the Rainbow" that you start in "The Dust" and gained access to the red door in "The Holy Spirits". Just do as the quest says... the unlock the exit with the key that you automatically receive, and the trophy should pop. IF... this is the last area missing.

 Comment #23 by H1DD3N
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 09:55:37 PM

#4 is a life saver!!!

 Comment #24 by Shinyu
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 10:05:24 AM

Just go to each place on your map and see if you have a part of the map undiscovered. My last 3 places were, friendship gulag, ( map exit in the dust) sanctuary hole, and the place where you fought midgemong ( where I got the trophy )

 Comment #25 by Miquim
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 08:04:54 PM

Coment number 4 is right, taht worked very well for me, thanks man

 Comment #26 by xZENIAC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 01:13:14 PM

In caustic caverns there is a spot in the middle of the map that I can't get to, when I go round the side there is a elevator but the Button dosnt work, help!!!

 Comment #27 by MuzikkMaker
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 01:55:01 AM

@26. The elevator eventually will become active. Don't know what actually triggered it, but I could use it after the minecart mission, and it took me to the roof for the last spot in Caustic Caverns.

 Comment #28 by miaku
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 05:29:33 PM

Just got this one finally, even though I already got the trophies for the other locations. Make sure you get to Ale's Cave under Holy Spirits (available for Clan war: end of the rainbow (this is before you have to pick any sides). I also mapped out Lynchwood, that side mission in Caustic Caverns for the lost treasure, Southern Shelf and Southern Shelf Bay, Friendship Gulag, Steam and Power (loop around it), Eridium Blight (this place called Infested Grotto, which is blocked by an electric fence right after the first set of doors where the auto-cannon is). These last places did it for me. Good luck.

 Comment #29 by tocanning
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 09:04:24 PM

This trophy has made me very sad.

 Comment #30 by kane292
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 07:02:25 AM

My last one was to complete the map of ales cave
I already discovered it before but I just needed to fill the blanks
Dam this trophy

 Comment #31 by shadow0752
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 08:11:54 AM

i have done all side mission main missions and completed the game and still not got this trophy this has stoped me playing it

 Comment #32 by daibush
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 11:27:33 PM

The spot that did it for me was the "Moonshiner's Shack", in The Dust, which I haven't seen mentioned yet. If you haven't found it, you might not notice the blank space in your map unless you look very closely! It's located north of the exit to The Highlands. It's a few fenced-in shacks in front of a rocky outcropping. Go through the opening in the fence and it'll be added to your map.

 Comment #33 by himynameismattyk
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 05:28:19 PM

@#4: You are a savior. That was all I was missing for the silver trophy. Thanks!

 Comment #34 by BaSHee26
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 @ 01:54:22 PM

Number 4 and moon shiners shack for me.

Thanks guys u saved me some time!

 Comment #35 by CFC Morcombe CFC
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 05:45:40 PM

So the trophy says that you need to re-discover a place if you found it in co-op. Well i did the whole game in co-op, so will the trophy be void for me since you can't reach the place where *SPOILER* you fight angel. I've went through every possible location and can't get the trophy to pop.

 Comment #36 by TheNamelessGhoul
Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 04:55:59 PM

Gone through every suggestion on this thread, and everywhere on the fast travel, still no trophy :-(

 Comment #37 by juniorbraat
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 08:12:53 AM

This is the complete list I made as finding one was a bit hard. After just going through the maps, via fast travel, I ended up seeing the fridge with black outs. Throphy popped no problem. Check it out and comment if I missed out anything. Hope it helps you like it did me.

 Comment #38 by Neophenom
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 10:03:47 PM

I was missing the "Eridium Pump Station 2". This area is underground, and even if the map doesn't show the blacked out spot, it still considered undiscovered until you get the XP for being there. I played co-op with my brother, and we had the tendency to divide objectives. I was missing the Blight Explorer trophy, and recalled him being underground at some point, so I immediately went there first, and got both trophies. Pretty simple.

 Comment #39 by HomelessGuy420
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 09:19:48 PM

Im gonna have to go back and do it over w/ another character. The co-op is what got me. Cant remember what locations I found online and they dont carry over to SP.

 Comment #40 by pinhas23
Monday, September 08, 2014 @ 10:53:41 AM

#4 bykrburtn
Thanks a lot, that´s the one I was missing

 Comment #41 by Latgj
Saturday, November 01, 2014 @ 10:26:30 PM

Woow this 4th comment really made the world a better pleace xD I was just about to freak out with this one, but thanks to #4 bykrburtn platinum trophy is possible again! :D just a few more challenges and every characters special move related trophies and I'll have 100% for entire game including DLCs!

 Comment #42 by tricolor
Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 09:04:11 PM

Thank you,Bykrburtn! Ebonfloe and ice flows were the last two places i needed.Thanks!

 Comment #43 by cassilda
Monday, May 04, 2015 @ 07:54:00 PM

Thanks man bykrburtn you were really helpfull :)

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Game Info
Gearbox Software
2K Games


US September 18, 2012
Europe September 21, 2012
Japan October 25, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 2-4
ESRB: Mature
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