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Save the Turrets is a challenge in the Eridium Blight worth 10 Badass Ranks, taking place at the beginning of The Talon of God story mission. It is unique among area-specific challenges in that it may only be attempted or accomplished once per playthrough.


While Claptrap opens the security door to Hero's Pass, two Auto Cannons (or turrets) materialize, initially hostile. Claptrap hacks them to become allies, and protecting them from destruction completes the challenge.

The Vault Hunter can damage and destroy the turrets while they are hostile, preventing challenge completion. Exiting the game to re-do the challenge is also possible if at any point a turret goes down.

Completion is made significantly easier with Maya who can heal the turrets using the skill Restoration.

An alternate method is to simply hang back near the New-U Station by Claptrap's waiting point. Some boxes provide cover, and while surveyors may still fly close by, the waves of loaders may be killed at long range. At this distance the turrets do not appear, and so the mission skips their conversion into allies. The challenge is completed once the area is clear; although the Vault Hunter should proceed with caution as the turrets do appear and fire when approaching the open door to Hero's Pass.


  • This is the only location-specific challenge in Borderlands 2 that can only be attempted once per playthrough. Care should therefore be taken not to bypass or fail if attempting to complete all challenges.
  • In the event that the challenge fails, and the mission is still completed, the challenge can still be completed by connecting to another player's game where the host has yet to complete the challenge.