Zer0 Customization

A total of 23 Heads and 91 Skins can be unlocked for Zer0. The non-default heads and skins can be unlocked through random enemy drops, specific (though rare) enemy drops, mission rewards, challenge rewards, SHiFT code promotions, downloadable content and in-game trading with other players.

Default Heads

Heads that come unlocked with Borderlands 2 to begin customization.




Unlockable Heads (Main Game)

Tradable heads that can be unlocked through game play.


Mission reward from Statuesque


Dropped by Geary, rare drop from The Warrior and Butt Stallion

BL2-Zer0-Head-Blast Shield

Blast Shield
Mission reward from Symbiosis


C0al Train
Rare drop from Terramorphous the Invincible


Common drop from Badass Creepers


Rare drop from Vermivorous the Invincible

BL2-Zer0-Head-Handsome Jack's Mask

Handsome Jack's Mask
See note below

BL2-Zer0-Head-M0t0cross Marauder

M0t0cross Marauder
Rare drop from Badass enemies


Rank 5 ...To Pay the Bills challenge


Mission reward from In Memoriam


Rare drop from Henry the Stalker


Rare drop from BNK3R

Handsome Jack's Mask: The mask is obtained several ways. Handsome Jack always drops a purple mask (blue during single player on PS3) that can be unlocked for any single character. The Warrior and the Handsome Sorcerer may drop a legendary mask that is class specific and unlocks for every character of that class, like all other in game customizations.

Unlockable Heads (DLC Content)

Tradable heads that can be unlocked through DLC content game play.


From T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest

BL2-Zer0-Head-B0ne H3ad

B0ne H3ad
Mission reward for X Marks The Spot in Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty

BL2-Zer0-Head-Chill 0ut

Chill 0ut
From How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day


Torgue Vending Machine in Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

BL2-Zer0-Head-D4rk Expl0rer

D4rk Expl0rer
Mission reward for The Fall of Nakayama in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt

F0ul Feast

F0ul Feast
Drop from Wattle Gobbler in The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler

BL2-Zer0-Head-G0ry Gh0ul

G0ry Gh0ul
Rare drop from Dice Chests in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

N0t C4n0n

N0t C4n0n
Mission reward for A Match Made on Pandora in Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre

BL2-Zer0-Head-The Dark Within

The Dark Within
Mission reward for A History of Simulated Violence in The Raid on Digistruct Peak


Mission reward for Fun, Sun and Guns in Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax

DLC Package Heads

Paid DLC heads that are unlocked in the customization menu directly. They are account-bound and cannot be traded. The special edition head comes as a single inventory item, which can be traded.


Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack


Assassin Domination Pack


Assassin Supremacy Pack

BL2-Zer0-Head-L0rd of Blades

L0rd of Blades
Assassin Stinging Blade Pack

BL2-Zer0-Head-Murder of Cr0ws

Murder of Cr0ws
Assassin Madness Pack

BL2-Zer0-Head-Special Edition-F0rg0tten

Special Edition: F0rg0tten
Can be obtained from someone who owns the head (before it's used), via trading

Other Heads

Heads that are unlocked through other games/means. They are account-bound and cannot be traded.

BL2-Zer0-Head-Are Y0u Still There

Are Y0u Still There
Reward from Poker Night 2 by winning the item GLaDOS Places Down

BL2-Zer0-Head-Hell0000 Assassin

Hell0000 Assassin
SHiFT code for The Pre-Sequel


I D0 Declare
2013 Community Day event

Goliath zero

Swag-Filled Limited Edition Diamond Plate Loot Chest

BL2-Zer0-Head-Vault Veteran-Arachn1d

Vault Veteran: Arachn1d
Obtained by having a game save from Borderlands

Default Skins

Skins that come unlocked with Borderlands 2 to begin customization.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Azure Knight
Azure Knight

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Blood from a Stone
Blood from a Stone

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Blue Light Special
Blue Light Special

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Bruised Orange
Bruised Orange

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Cool as Ice
Cool as Ice

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Earth Tone
Earth Tone

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Emotional Distance
Emotional Distance

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Evil Orange
Evil Orange

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Eyes of the Snake
Eyes of the Snake

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Leaf on the Wind
Leaf on the Wind


BL2-Zer0-Skin-Rosy Cheeks
Rosy Cheeks


BL2-Zer0-Skin-The Yellow Dart
The Yellow Dart

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Toad of Battle
Toad of Battle

BL2-Zer0-Skin-True Red
True Red

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Ultra Marine
Ultra Marine

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Worn and Torn
Worn and Torn

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Zero's Sneaking Suit
Zero's Sneaking Suit

Unlockable Skins (Main Game)

Tradable skins that can be unlocked through game play.

The Torgue High Octane and Torgue Explosiveness skins can also be obtained from Torgue Vending Machines in Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Amber Assassin

Amber Assassin
Rank 3 The Killer challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Bandit Blood and Rust

Bandit Blood and Rust
Item of the Day

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Bandit Incineration

Bandit Incineration
Rank 5 Knee-Deep in Brass challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Bandit War Paint

Bandit War Paint
Rank 3 Marauder? I Hardly Know 'Er challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Better Red

Better Red
Rank 3 Rocket and Roll challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Blood and Bone

Blood and Bone
Rank 3 EXPLOOOOOSIONS! challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Blue Bot

Blue Bot
Rank 3 Open Pandora's Boxes challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Blue Scarab

Blue Scarab
Rank 3 Longshot challenge


Burst Fire
Rare drop from Captain Flynt



228px-Dahl Efficiency

Dahl Efficiency

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Dahl Elite

Dahl Elite
Item of the Day


Dahl Predator
Rank 5 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle challenge

228px-Dark Night

Dark Night
Rare drop from any of the 4 Hyperion Assassins

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Enigmatic Executioner

Enigmatic Executioner
Random drop from any enemy

228px-Flowers On Your Grave

Flowers On Your Grave
Rare drop from Vermivorous the Invincible

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Full Purps

Full Purps
Rank 5 Badass Bingo challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster
Rank 4 in Whaddaya Buyin'? challenge


Rare drop from Dukino's Mom

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Haze of Violence

Haze of Violence
Rank 3 Aggravated Assault challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Hyperion Heroism

Hyperion Heroism
Rank 3 Load and Lock challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Hyperion Honor

Hyperion Honor
Item of the Day

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Hyperion Hornet

Hyperion Hornet
Rank 5 Eviscerated challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Jakobs Family

Jakobs Family
Mission reward from Capture the Flags

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Jakobs Filigree

Jakobs Filigree
Rank 5 Quickdraw challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Jakobs Old-Fashioned

Jakobs Old-Fashioned
Item of the Day

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Maliwan Elegance

Maliwan Elegance
Rank 3 Slag-Licked challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Maliwan Grace

Maliwan Grace
Rank 5 I Just Want to Set the World on Fire challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Maliwan Style

Maliwan Style
Item of the Day


Common drop from Creepers

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Moral Gray Area

Moral Gray Area
Rank 3 Not Full of Monkeys challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Ninja Star

Ninja Star
Mission reward from To Grandmother's House We Go

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Pink Pandoracorn

Pink Pandoracorn
Rank 5 Nothing Rhymes with Orange or JEEEEENKINSSSSSS!!! challenge

228px-Pinky Has a Brain

Pinky Has a Brain
Rare drop from Terramorphous the Invincible


Rank 3 Super Novas challenge


Random drop from Spiderants

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Red Shirt

Red Shirt
Rank 5 Hail of Bullets challenge


Mission reward from The Cold Shoulder

228px-Right Angle

Right Angle
Rare drop from Saturn


Rank 3 Fisticuffs! challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Spider Bite

Spider Bite
Random drop from "Chubby" mobs

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Sting Like a Bee

Sting Like a Bee
Mission reward from Shielded Favors


Mission reward from No Vacancy


Rank 3 Blue Sparks challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Tediore Customer Service

Tediore Customer Service
777 on Slot machines

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Tediore Low Price

Tediore Low Price
Item of the Day


Tediore Value
Rank 5 Boomerbang challenge

228px-This is HEV-y

This is HEV-y
Rare drop from King Mong

BL2-Zer0-Skin-This Skin is Cyan

This Skin is Cyan
Mission reward from The Overlooked: Medicine Man

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Top Brass

Top Brass
Rank 3 Pull the Pin challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Torgue Explosiveness

Torgue Explosiveness
Rank 3 Boom challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Torgue High Octane

Torgue High Octane
Item of the Day

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Torgue Speed Demon

Torgue Speed Demon
Rank 5 Catch-a-Rocket! challenge

228px-Tsunami of Bullets

Tsunami of Bullets
Rare drop from Son of Mothrakk


Vault Suit
Rank 5 This is No Time for Lazy! challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Vitamin C

Vitamin C
Rank 3 For the Hoard! challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Vladof Freedom

Vladof Freedom
Rank 5 Ammo Eater challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Vladof Revolution

Vladof Revolution
Item of the Day

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Vladof Sickle

Vladof Sickle
777 on Slot machines


Rare drop from Threshers

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Who You Callin' Yellow

Who You Callin' Yellow
Rank 3 Shotgun! challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Why So Serious

Why So Serious
Rank 3 It's Not Easy Looting Green challenge

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Wish Upon a Star

Wish Upon a Star
Rare drop from Stalkers

Unlockable Skins (DLC Content)

Tradable skins that can be unlocked through DLC content game play.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-L0rd of Darkness

L0rd of Darkness
Mission reward for Dr. T and the Vault Hunters in The Raid on Digistruct Peak

BL2-Zer0-Skin-The Pandora Chainmail Massacre

The Pandora Chainmail Massacre
Acquired in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep


Mission reward for I Like My Monsters Rare in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt

DLC Package Skins

Paid DLC skins that are unlocked in the customization menu directly. They are account-bound and cannot be traded. The special edition skin comes as a single inventory item, which can be traded.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-A Cleansing Fire

A Cleansing Fire
Assassin Supremacy Pack

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Like Cl0ckw0rk

Like Cl0ckw0rk
Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Obsidian Justice

Obsidian Justice
Assassin Domination Pack

BL2-Zer0-Skin-P0wer T00led

P0wer T00led
Assassin Stinging Blade Pack

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Special Edition-Fired Up

Special Edition: Fired Up
Can be obtained from someone who owns the skin (before it's used), via trading

BL2-Zer0-Skin-The Nature of Fear

The Nature of Fear
Assassin Madness Pack

Other Skins

Skins that are unlocked through other games/means. They are account-bound and cannot be traded.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Are Y0u Still There

Are Y0u Still There
Reward from Poker Night 2 by winning the item GLaDOs Places Down


D0n't Get My Dander Up
2013 Community Day event


Only available to Gearbox Software employees

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Pandoran Legend

Pandoran Legend
Obtained by having a game save from Borderlands

SHiFT Promotional Skins

Tradable skins that are unlocked through temporary SHiFT code promotions.

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Emerald Assassin

Emerald Assassin
St Patrick's Day event SHiFT code

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Hornet's Nest

Hornet's Nest
Halloween event SHiFT code

BL2-Zer0-Skin-Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Valentine's Day event SHIFT code


Note: Each head/skin name is linked to the picture for easy reference.

  • The skin This is HEV-y is a reference to the HEV suit worn by Gordon Freeman, in the Half-Life series.
  • The 3ng13 head is a reference to Isaac Clark, main character of the Dead Space series.
  • The Why So Serious skin is a reference to the Joker's catch-phrase in the movie Dark Knight.
  • The C0al Train head is a reference to Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole from the Gears of War series.
  • The Pinky Has a Brain skin is a reference to the cartoon Pinky and the Brain.
  • The Mutant skin is an homage to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The skin incorporates the same colors as the turtle's shells and skin in the same places.
  • The Tiptoe Through the Tulips skin is a reference to the Tiny Tim song of the same name.
  • The skin Sting Like a Bee refers to the famous Muhammad Ali quote, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
  • The head/skin Are Y0u Still There is a reference to the game Portal. The turrets that appear in Portal often say "Are You Still There?" after shooting at the player.
  • The head Punk is a reference to the band Daft Punk and the stylized helmets they wear.
  • The head Gh0st is a reference to the game Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. The head resembles the helmet and shades combo that appears in the game.
  • The skin Vault Suit is a reference to the Fallout game series, as it bears the same colors in the same places as the Vault suits that appear in each of the games in the series.
  • The I D0 Declare head and D0n't Get My Dander Up skin are references to lines from the 1993 Western movie Tombstone.
  • The skin Leaf on the Wind is a reference to the quote "I am a leaf on the wind" from the sci-fi movie Serenity.
  • the Ech0location head bears a design similar to Batman's in The Dark Knight series
  • The enigmatic exocutioner has a color scheme that is shared with DragonBall Z villan Freiza
  • Eyes of snake is a possible nod to the metal gear franchise
  • Red Shirt of course references Star Trek
  • D00med and Ultra Marine might get their names from the DOOM games
  • W0rmT0ung and Arachn1d seem to bear resemblances to the Yaujita (Predator) and Xenomorph from the Alien vs Predator franchise
  • Toad of Battle is an obvious reference to the (un)popular battle toads game
  • Alienation references a movie of the same name
  • Murder of Cr0ws shares its name with a vigor from Bioshock Infinite
  • M0t0CR0SS MARAUDER is a possible nodd to exitebike
  • The Pandora Chainmail Massacre is a nod to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre only in name.
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