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Or, in this case, bored. So all of your characters are Level 69. Moxxi's on husband #20 and Ned's dead, again. And again. And again. You've grown tired of turning Crawmerax and his friends into plates of escargot. You've raided the Armory so many times that it looks like an outlet mall the day after Christmas and the Crimson Lance comes to YOU for weapons. What's there left to do?

What do YOU do while waiting for BL2? Post your challenges and time-waster's here:

Weapon Proficiency

This challenge might be hard to create opportunity for, but it includes the completion of Playthrough 2 with ONLY ONE WEAPON. Keep in mind that this weapon should be able to be close quarters and far ranged, as well as being elemental to ensure maximum damage as you level up. If this sounds a bit hard or far fetched, try using only 4 weapons. I personally completed Playthrough 2 with a level 32 Pestilent Defiler. Good luck! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Craw Challenges

I plan to start hosting games under the name "Craw Challenge - X". The "X" will be the type of weapon to be used on that particular challenge (e.g. "revolvers," "sniper rifles," etc.) and all participants will be required to use only that weapon type to defeat Craw and his minions. No modded weapons, COM's, shields, etc. are to be used and the use of your best "legit" items is strongly encouraged. (This will rely largely on the honor system. However, if the use of mod's is apparent the offender will first be asked to play "legit." Persistent offenders will be kicked off the server.)

Craw Challenges will likely last for 4 rounds, as that is typically (in my experience) the maximum number of kills allowed before the server shuts down. The reward for completing a Craw Challenge will be the incredible sense of achievement you will experience from accomplishing such a challenging kill...not to mention your equal share of the "best loot in Pandora!"

The Talk Page will have a running list of completed Craw Challenges and notes pertaining to the challenge, such as the particular weapons most useful, strategies, etc. Feel free to use the Talk Page to show off some, too. Showcase your "Craw-Killer" and Legendary loot you get from this challenging kill.

Fryguysigwob.png 23:04, May 17, 2010 (UTC)

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Class Mods

During my play, both solo and online, I have noticed that, out of the many different COMs, or Class Mods, available to players, only a select few are actually used during gameplay. Despite the fact that my hunter has high-quality versions of all 11 COMs I only use the Survivor, Gunslinger, and Sniper Mods on a daily basis. Recently I have decided to challenge myself by venturing out into Pandora using COMs that I typically ignore. For example, I have been gaming with the Jakobs Gunfighter Loyalty COM and venturing out with only a Savage Masher revolver, a Terrible Shredder, and Fearsome Skullsmasher and Fearsome Bessie sniper rifles.

Fryguysigwob.png 21:05, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

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The Fifth Column

I am playing Borderlands on pc and last week I started playing The Fifth Column dlc.It is an unofficial dlc only for pc and it has a lot of fun.You can fight with all the bosses from the original game but now they are overleveled as their weapons you get after killing them.It is far more difficult than any of the things I have encountered so far in the game including all the dlcs so for the time being I am not bored.Biomechanical13 21:41, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is a high-quality, super-challenging 3PDLC. Fighting your way through flash mobs of over-levelled midgets and Badass Lance Assassins is just half the fun. TCN also has scaled fights with all of the bosses from DLC3 and two well-hidden epic loot caches. Get you some before the internet is filled with spoilers on how to reach the hidden loot and everybody has epic level weapons. See the talk page for notes on weapons that I have found useful against the many, many baddies. Fryguy42 22:57, June 1, 2010 (UTC)

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Limited Campaign

Start campaign like normal, playthrough one. The starting weapon can not be replaced. (Use this weapon till it does absolutely no good) Any weapon collected and equiped can not be replaced. (This makes making money to buy something a challenge, therefore, you must rely more on luck and scavaging for items.) If a weapon is a mission reward and it is equipped on pickup, it may be dropped and replaced only if it is not wanted. (It won't be fair if you complete a mission and get a weapon out of it only to have it steal a spot for a potential good weapon) If the weapon is fired to "Try out", then it must be kept. It can only be replaced once again if it isn't used. (This is to practice more control.) Grenade mods are the same. Mission reward mods can be dropped only if a grenade isn't used with it. Class mods and shields have no limitations. When you go through to playthrough two, your starting weapon will be your highest level weapon from playthrough one and will continue as if it were playthrough one all over again. In the end, kudos to the victor who triumphed over this challenge.

  • This challenge is to promote playing specific roles and to challenge yourself to relying more on yourself rather than your weapon. This challenge can be done as a party or solo, much more kudos to solo players. If done as a party, I can not stress how much this is a team effort. Do not let anyone outdo the other and rush ahead. If one must stop and rest then all must stop and rest. One for all and all for one they say. This challenge is, as said, "Based on the Honor System." If attempting this challenge, good luck and have fun.*

~K D L I~

For more of a challenge, i've been leveling all of my proficiencies equally. I carry the best two guns of every type I can find (one elemental, one raw damage), and once my proficiency levels, I immediatly switch to the lowest proficiency type. It forces you to use some guns in places you wouldn't prefer, making it a little harder. I'm currently 20 across the board.

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One-off Challenges

Simply set a rule for yourself and stick to it. See the Discussion Page to see a list of Challenges my peeps and I have completed. Fry

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Blind Luck Challenge

Whatever you find weapon/grenmod/COM/shield you must equip it. No matter how bad it sucks. The effect on weapon loadout may be ameliorated by selecting one sacrificial slot to switch out weapons. Obviously class mods/COM's of your own class only apply.   Dr. F    Chemicalweapon.png   Wordpress shovel.png   Boston globe bullhorn.png 

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Out of your comfort zone

Build new characters to use play styles that you havent before for example I played to lv61 with a soilder and basically ignored semi-auto combat rifels. So im redoing with combat rifels instead of machine guns. Ironically when using my first soilder I always found combat rifels now I only find machine guns. Im also challenging myself to be a team focused player. My old soilder used heavy gunner mods so I could rapid fire like no tomorrow. Now I intend to use tacticians and place loads of points into the medic skill tree.Mysillyideas 17:09, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

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Campaign Challenges

Complete DLC1 Jakobs Cove before leaving badlands for Dahl Headlands.

Complete DLC3 Knoxx before leaving New Haven the Rust Commons (either) for any reason (Clearing area surrounding New Haven allowed).

Complete Game through Destroyer (Ned, Knoxx optional) with _no_ ammo SDU's (starting ammo counts).

Dr. F's Challenge - complete the game with each character without crying about it.

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Weapons Specialty Challenge

Use only the weapons that your characters specialize in, based on skills and COM's. Discard, move, or sell the rest.

  • Siren: SMG's, sniper rifles, and Eridian weapons only.
  • Soldier: Shotguns, rocket launchers, and grenades.
  • Hunter: Repeaters, revolvers, and sniper rifles.
  • Berserker: Shotguns and rocket launchers.

This challenge will encourage you to create all four characters and level them to 61 (69 later) in order to actually use all of the awesome weapons that you've been farming all this time.

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Elemental Challenge (sub-challenge)

Use only the elemental weapons that your characters specialize in, based on skills and COM's.

  • Siren: Incendiary, Corrosive, and Shock weapons.
  • Soldier: Shock weapons.
  • Hunter: Corrosive weapons.
  • Berserker: Explosive weapons.

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Loyalty Challenge (sub-challenge)

Use only the manufacturer's weapons that you characters are loyal to.

  • Siren: Dahl, Maliwan, and Eridian.
  • Soldier: S&S Munitions, Atlas, and Vladof.
  • Hunter: Jakobs and Hyperion.
  • Berserker: Torgue and Tediore.

Fryguysigwob.png 03:44, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

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Reverse Weapons Specialty Challenge

Complete the game without using any of the weapons your Class specialises in - if you are a Siren no SMGs or Sniper Rifles, if you are Soldier no Shotguns or Machine Guns, and so on. You can use the original weapon you are given at the beginning of the game, but only until you find a different type of weapon that your Class doesn't specialise in. If you want to be hardcore use only melee attacks until you find a different type of weapon. Outbackyak 11:22, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

This one's a great favorite of mine.

  • Brick - probably the hardest for me just because I love Rocket Launchers so much. You can either go Punchy McPuncherson or else spec heavily into Blaster and go SMG/Machinegun. Revolver/Sniper as a Blaster is also fun, since explosive weapons of both classes always explode even when they don't proc.
  • Lilith - the girl is versatile. Giving up SMGs means no Merc classmod, nothing more. Pistol/Sniper is good, even without Specter, as is Launcher/Shotgun.
  • Mordecai - all Bird, all the time. You can build toward Relentless if you want to use SMGs; otherwise Launcher/Shotgun is a lot of fun. Building toward Trespass unfortunately means wasting five additional skill points on, ugh, Smirk.
  • Roland - no alt char yet because I keep getting seduced into another game of machine-gunning.

Dämmerung 22:06, September 18, 2011 (UTC)

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"Farming? Hell, I'm a city boy!" Challenge

(aka: Love At First Sight. The the hardcore version is No Love At All)

Complete the game without doing any weapon chest or vendor farming. You may only open any chest once; you must not open it again even if you have quit the game for a legitimate reason. Similarly, you must not return to a Vendor unless you have a legitimate reason for doing so (like handing in a Mission at that location). Nor may you return to an area unless you have a new Mission that takes you there (so, no gratuitous multiple killing of the locals in the hope they might drop something worthwhile). Insanely hardcore version: open no chests, buy no weapons or items from vendors (the compulsory purchase of a shield excepted); you must complete the game using only weapons and items you receive as Mission rewards or that are dropped by enemies. EDIT: you may, of course, use weapons you find in containers or dumpsters - just not ones found in white, red, or Crimson Lance chests or vendors. The only legitimate purchase that may be made is ammo and grenades, and health. ENDEDIT

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Repairing the past

I'm simply trying to make another manufacturer my fav. Maliwan was force-placed as my fave since Green Craw Worms almost require a Maliwan weapon. My fav before Knoxx was Atlas.

Another thing: Collecting the best versions of every combat rifle brand and material. (Yes, this includes those white and orange Vladofs, Ajax's Spear and The Bastard.) So I would suggest collecting your favorite gun-type and making sure you have the best you can find. Once the level cap goes up, you'll know which one you really want to find at the new level.

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The Holy-Crap-I-Pushed-The-Wrong-Button! Challenge

How it happened

Today my memorial mordy build finished vanilla PT1 and headed to jakobs cove for dlc1. Ran that for a few, left, came home, booted up BL, and headed to jakobs cove again. But this time I defaulted on PT2... my lvl 38 mordy, with lvl 29 or lower weps, is facing lvl 43 zomb'z. These aren't your daddy's zomb'z! No Night of the Living Dead, aim for the gooey center, one-shot-one-kill skull munchers. These are Return of the Living Dead, won't f'ing die no matter how many clips I break off, ffffffuuuuuuuuu, I give up, call the number on the side of the barrel, nuke the whole damn town skull munchers. A dozen headshots to take down a defiler vs his two spews to down me. Frankly, it's the way I think this dlc should've been played in the first place and I'm loving every crappachino moment of it! I can't recommend this challenge highly enough. Bring ammo regen, though. Even my pet pakk rakk hive can't carry enough ammo for me.

Fryguysigwob.png 03:36, March 15, 2012 (UTC)


Finish PT1, and all available side missions, without any undue grinding and you should end around level 38. from PT1, fast travel to Jakobs Cove, save and exit. start the game again, select PT2, and the game will send you to your last saved location, Jakobs Cove, to begin PT2. Without this method fast travel to PT2 DLC1 cannot be accessed until Powering The Fast Travel Network has been completed. buckle down and aim for the head! that's where the pudding is!

Fryguysigwob.png 20:51, March 19, 2012 (UTC)

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I would create 4 more characters and set them up differently then my other ones, but thats just me so whatever you do to pass the time (if you enjoy it), just keep doing whatever it is that you do Be Afraid Of The "Heyoo"!! GT=Beastashton313 15:56, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Join Craw Loot runs, jerk around The Fifth Column unofficial DLC, get other custom DLC/Maps to mess around BL, and basically shoot stuff once in a while. GrandShot 07:42, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

RiceyGringo's Challenge - complete the game with melee only

  • may be best suited for brick (berserk), lilith (venom), and mordecai (truxican wrestler com).
  • actual "completion" per se may prove difficult. e.g. rakkinishu and mothrakk will be difficult to melee. -fry

Ekflagristoj's Challenge - Make a new character for each new build you want to try, get all builds to level cap. This only means different builds, not variations on the same build.

How about ... play without a shield??? (anonymous is good) 8 Sept 2010

The One-Man Army Challenge

Follow these instructions to trick single-player Borderlands into full 4-player difficulty. (PC only, unfortunately.) All opponents get more health, many more Badasses spawn, and cleared areas respawn more quickly. In some maps, more (or additional waves of) enemies or turrets appear. Also, time does not stop while you in inventory. Better be quick with finding that healing kit....

As a side effect of more Badasses appearing, you will gain experience more quickly. You'll need that experience, too. Dämmerung 04:25, April 14, 2012 (UTC)

Warning: at 4-player difficulty, the Destroyer in PT2 is a bullet sponge. Ammo regen is not optional. Dämmerung 00:56, April 21, 2012 (UTC)

this works i tried it and got wrecked on a lvl 41 Soldier on PT2 so use wisely and farm responsibly and the no pause is scary as hell without people to back u up. --Soulhunter2008 (talk) 13:47, April 21, 2012 (UTC)

Borderlands 2 Challenges

This section will be for any challenges for BL2.--Sig 2.0.jpg 00:51, November 22, 2012 (UTC)