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Hyperion Contract #873 is an optional mission in Borderlands 2 that has Hyperion offering a bounty for the extermination of bandits.

Walkthrough

Objectives

  • Kill bandits (0/100)
    • +Kill bandits with fire (0/25)
    • +Kill bandits with corrosion (0/25)
    • +Kill bandits with shock (0/25)
    • +Kill bandits with explosive (0/25)
"The Hyperion corporation is offering you a unique gun if you kill the requisite number of bandits for them. Though you would be wise not to trust Hyperion, a reward is a reward, and a dead bandit is a dead bandit."

Strategy

The objective of the mission is to fill the quota of bandit kills, 100 in total with bonuses achieved for every 25 of a given element type. The mission is complete once 100 are killed, and will forfeit any incomplete bonus objectives.

All bandit deaths are recorded on the main counter. This includes any bandit killed by other enemy types and deaths from other miscellaneous sources like explosive barrels.

Destroying Bandit Technicals or Buzzards must be avoided if the optional objectives are pursued. Destroying a vehicle will only credit the objective summary with one kill towards the appropriate optional objective if a qualifying weapon is used, but a total of up to four kills will be added to the main kill counter.

Bandits that get run over by the Lynchwood train count as explosive kills.  Since such kills are hard to avoid, it might be advisable to leave a few explosive kills at the end.

Alternatively, to complete this mission quickly, the Southern Shelf is ideal as the whole area contains almost enough bandits to get the 100 kills.

To complete all four optional objectives, there is an easy and reliable, albeit slightly long-winded way to accomplish this. The small bandit camp in Three Horns - Divide next to the Sanctuary Hole map connection will always have exactly five bandits spawn there. Aside from a Stinging Cactus some distance to the south, there are no other hazards that could pose a problem. As there are only five bandits, the camp has to be visited 20 times.

Completion

"Enjoy the Hyperion ex-KCD experimental weapon. Custom designed for a murderer like yourself."

Notes

Trivia

  • The dialogue for turning in this mission, and the title of the mission are a reference to the webcomic xkcd, specifically number 873: FPS mod. The weapon makes remarks on the enemies killed in a fashion similar to that in the comic.

See Also

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