'The Arid Nexus - Badlands' is an area in Borderlands 2. 'The
Arid Nexus- Bandlands' Is what was originally named 'The Arid Badlands'. This area still ecompases places from the orginal Badlands such as the house of T.K Baha, the starting area/ bus-stop and Fyrestone.
Noticeably different is the presence of many Hyperion installations particularly Eridium pipelines and an overpass situated above Fyrestone. Also present are pools of slag, the greatest concentration of which being directly forward from Fyrestone and in its outer regions.
In the original borderlands jumping on top of Marcus' hut would enable the player to see an off-map claptrap waving and speaking to the player. Jumping on top of the same hut when in The Arid Nexus will present the player with a weapon box, next to the this weapon box is an identical dead claptrap.
Dr. Zed's hut
Dr. Zed's original surgery is now shielded with electricity and contains a red weapon box. The fuse box to shut off the shield is on top of a makeshift tower down the northward path into the starting area.The fuse box can be shot from the overpass or from a fallen water tower adjacent to the fuse box's tower.