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Plan B is a story mission in Borderlands 2 given by Lt. Davis. The mission is performed in Sanctuary.


"You have made it to Sanctuary. This would be awesome, were it not for the fact that the man you came here to find Roland, the leader of the Crimson Raiders went missing shortly before your arrival."



  • Meet guard at gate
  • Speak to town mechanic
  • Pick up fuel cells: 0/2
  • Take Eridium
  • Install first fuel cell
  • Install second fuel cell
  • Buy something from Crazy Earl
  • Install third fuel cell
  • Help Scooter with plan B
  • Talk to Crimson Raider
  • Get key to Roland's Command Center
  • Unlock Roland's Command Center


After access to Sanctuary has been granted, the character is instructed to speak to Scooter, the city mechanic. He requests that two power cells be gathered from his shop and an additional one purchased from Crazy Earl, who runs the Black Market. Scooter will provide the eridium required for the purchase, and Earl gives the power cell with any purchase.

Buying an item from the Black Market will only be required on the first play-through in Normal Mode. In subsequent modes, the objective to buy the third power cell will be skipped (although Scooter will still provide a 4-block of Eridium), and it can be installed immediately.

The power cells are then taken to the center of Sanctuary and installed. After Scooter warns that "this city's gonna FLY!" the ground will rumble, but Scooter's "plan B" did not work as intended, and the ship's central engine stalled. The final step to complete this mission is to access the ECHO recorder in the command center to find out what Roland's message says.


"Now that you've made it into Roland's headquarters, you should look around for any clues regarding his whereabouts."

Turn In: Roland's Command Center


Main article: Plan B/Transcript


  • Mission item – Command Center Key: A key to Sanctuary's archives, where Roland built his command center.
  • The turn in object is a ECHO Recorder lying on the desk in Crimson Raiders HQ.
  • The Black Market becomes available for use when this mission is complete.
  • On Normal Mode, if all Eridium SDU upgrades were obtained with a save file editor before starting the mission, progression may become impossible in a single player game.

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