Borderlands 2 Walkthrough

This Borderlands 2 walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this FPS-RPG on the PC, Xbox 360 & PS3.

Borderlands 2 is a hybrid First-Person Shooter, RPG game focused on over-the-top co-op play, and set in the open-world game environment of the planet Pandora. The second game in the game series, Borderlands 2 raises the ‘loot and shoot’ action of the original game with an even larger and more detailed world to explore, an updated gun system, a new cast of characters and character classes, and integration of storyline with action.

Let’s start the Borderlands 2 walkthrough with a narrated intro video!

Join Sir Hammerlock on an introductory tour of Borderlands 2. Discover all of the new locations, characters, enemies and oh, yes, weapons and you prepare for your journey. The Borderlands are waiting.

Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol.

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Borderlands 2 Walkthrough

Borderlands 2, sequel to the critically acclaimed and best selling role-playing-shooter hybrid, once again delivers its unique flavor, characters and addictive nonstop collaborative loot-shoot gameplay. As in the original game, Borderlands 2 features an openworld game environment, but this time around the world players experience is larger and packed with more depth at all levels. The game features an all-new cast of characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons, and equipment that come together in a carefully crafted and connected story. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption through the undiscovered and unpredictable living world of Pandora.

Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.

Key Game Features:

  • All-New Characters and Classes – Choose from all new characters and classes including the Gunzerker, who can dual-wield any two weapons in the game. Dual machine guns? Cool. Dual rocket launchers? Of course. Dual sniper rifles? sure, if that’s your thing.
  • Play Online with Friends – Share your adventures with friends both online and via LAN through a seamless system enabling you to drop in and drop out of a campaign without ever having to restart the game.
  • World Connected Story – Left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora, begin your quest of revenge and redemption as the story drives you closer to the Hyperion Corporation and its evil founder, handsome Jack.
  • New Badass Gun System – Millions upon millions of possible weapons means tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and more will all be at your disposal. An entirely new take on the groundbreaking procedural system means millions upon millions of possible weapons. The variety and style of guns in Borderlands 2 is staggering.
  • 87 Bazillion… Everything – It’s not just guns on Pandora. In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, alien artifacts, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot!
  • Brand-new Environments – From the arctic tundra, through the dangerous grasslands, past the mysterious corrosive caverns to beyond, discover more of the unpredictable world of Pandora at every turn. Hunt through entirely brand new areas of Pandora that are more alive than ever!
  • Brand-new Enemies – Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory stalkers and the hyperion mechanical army, run by handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will face.
  • Dynamic Co-op online, split-screen and LAN – Share your adventures with friends both online and via LAN. Borderlands 2 features a seamless system enabling you to drop in and drop out of a campaign without ever having to restart the game.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the history of Pandora?

Marcus says: “If you know one thing about Pandora, it should be the Vault – an ancient ruin rumored to contain vast treasure. I don’t know who started these rumors. It certainly wasn’t me trying to lure hapless adventurers to this backwater planet to trade good money for this crap I’m selling. But everyone, from the scroungiest prospector to the interplanetary weapon manufacturer Hyperion Corporation, scoured Pandora to obtain the Vault’s treasures.

Anyway, about five years ago, four not-so-hapless adventurers came looking for the Vault and actually managed to find the damn thing. And what did these Vault Hunters find inside? Money? Artifacts? Really cool weapons? Nope. Just some fat, ugly tentacle monster and the inspiration to do something else with their lives.

However, the scroungiest of prospectors, a snake of a man named Handsome Jack, found what the Vault Hunters overlooked: Eridium – an alien element with amazing properties and worth a freaking fortune. With this Eridium now popping up all over the place, Handsome Jack and his newly-bough Hyperion Corporation have dominated Pandora, oppressing the people and leaving honest entrepreneurs, like yours truly, out in the cold.

But now there are rumors of another Vault, an even bigger Vault. This news has drawn the attention of even more Vault Hunters, as well as Handsome Jack, who isn’t going to let these newcomers beat him to it. Will these new adventurers find the Vault? Will they fall prey to the murderous machinations of Handsome Jack? Will there be more tentacles?
Well, my friend, that story remains to be told…”

Who are the new Vault Hunters in Borderlands 2?

#1. Maya The Siren.

Bio: Hailing from the planet of Athenas where she was once worshipped as a goddess, Maya has come to Pandora to learn more about her Siren heritage. And to melt her enemies with the power of her mind, but mainly that first thing.
Action Skill: Phaselock – Trap your enemies in a stasis field, and crush the life out of them.
Combat Style: Control the battlefi eld with psychic powers and Tech weapons.


Bio: Axton was kicked out of the Dahl PMC for being too unpredictable – too much of a fun-loving glory hog. Rather than face certain death at a firing squad, he thought he’d retire to the one planet in the galaxy where his talents would be appreciated: Pandora.
Action Skill: Sabre Turret – Summon your highly modifiable auto-turret to help wreck your foes.
Combat Style: Achieve tactical superiority through suppressive fire.


Bio: Salvador is about as subtle, classy, and sane as one would imagine a native of Pandora to be. Which is to say: not at all. He loves blowing people up, getting paid, and laughing incessantly at the violence that surrounds him.
Action Skill: Gunzerking – When one gun just isn’t enough, use two!
Combat Style: 1. Get two huge guns. 2. CHARGE!


Bio: Zero is a question mark, wrapped inside an enigma box, covered in mystery wrapping, and topped with a bow of confusion. Rumor has it that Zero is just looking for a real challenge. Rumor also says that Zero has four fingers and is actually an alien robot with a demon face. So, rumor can go suck it.
Action Skill: Decepti0n – Confuse your prey with a holographic decoy while you move in for the kill.
Combat Style: Use sniper rifl es to kill at a distance, or get up close and personal.

How long does it take to finish Borderlands 2?

You can finish the game’s 15 and a half chapters in about 20+ hours, at which point you’ll be at Level 30+.

Completing the game will unlock the New Game + option to play the game again, allowing you to max out your character at Level 50.

How can you easily defeat the Borderlands 2 final boss: The Warrior?

Here’s an easy way to beat the final boss of the story, The Warrior, right after Heroes Pass. If you wedge yourself behind the rock cover left of him (next to the lava) he’ll have a very hard time hitting you, making the entire fight very easy.
It can be done even if you’re under-equipped, under-leveled, with any class/build.

Here’s a video walkthrough showing you the easy method to beat The Warrior:

Here’s a second method to easily defeat the final boss, or any boss for that matter! Once the boss fight activates, other players can easily snipe the boss from outside the boss arena. Sneaky but it works!

Chapter 1: Blindsided

Here’s the story introduction. The song playing in the background is “Short Change Hero” by The Heavy.

The narrator says: “So, you want to hear another story, eh? One where the very fate of Pandora hangs in the balance? If not, too bad. I’m telling you anyway.

First, there was the Vault: an alien prison opened with a mystical key. To the warriors who opened it, the Vault was just a container of tentacles and disappointment. They vanished into the wastelands, certain that the Vault held no treasure at all. They were wrong. The Vault’s opening triggered the growth of Eridium, a priceless alien element. Soon, the rare and valuable mineral emerged all across Pandora. Its appearance attracted many. Including… the Hyperion Corporation. They came to Pandora to mine Eridium, and bring order to the savage planet. Through their excavations, Hyperion uncovered evidence of an even greater Vault. Their leader vowed to find it – to use its power to civilize the Borderlands, once and for all.

But Hyperion weren’t the only ones searching for the next Vault’s alien power. The call of danger and loot is not so easily resisted. Certain warriors came to Pandora in droves to uncover its hidden secrets. Some would call them adventurers. Others call them fools. But I… call them Vault Hunters. Our story begins with them, and with a man named Handsome Jack.”

As the game’s first chapter starts just follow Claptrack until you arrive at Claptrap’s Place.

Located deep in the frozen wastes of Pandora’s glacial zone, Claptrap’s Place serves as a sanctuary of warmth and hospitality that weary travelers can use as a respite against the biting winds and penetrating cold. Ah, who are we kidding? The place is a dump, literally, where Handsome Jack unloads all of his useless garbage.
Claptrap’s just squatting here while he plans his “vengeance,” and beggars can’t be choosers.

Let’s get started with the “My First Gun”, “Defend Claptrap”, “Defeat Knuckle Dragger” missions, then go find Sir Hammerlock.

Treasure Chests Tip: Treasure chests are among the best places to find the rarest loot. The colors indicate the rarity of an item. The colors scale from least rare to most rare goes: White, Green, Blue, Purple, and Orange.

Chapter 2: Cleaning up the Berg

Here you must do the “Reach Liar’s Berg”, “Secure Liar’s Berg”, “Sir Hammerlock”, “Best Minion Ever” & “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” missions.

Loot Note: It’s recommended you max out your Backpack slots early on in the game, so you have enough space and don’t end up frustrated each time your inventory gets full from picking up all the loot you can get your hands on; before dropping unwanted items or selling what you don’t need at vendor machines / shops.

In part 2 of Chapter 2 the “Shielded Favors” mission continues, and the “Symbiosis” mission begins.

Tip: Shields are like friends, the best ones come with additional benefits.

In part 3 of Chapter 2 the “Symbiosis” mission continues by having you find the Bullymong-Riding Midget, and then “Defeat Midgemong”.

Hint: Assault rifles with Vladof barrels fire faster as you keep the trigger held.
Jakobs weapons have high damage, massive recoil, and often fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. Fan that hammer, cowboy!

In part 4 of Chapter 2 the “Handsome Jack Here!” (with Helena Pierce audio logs) mission starts.

Chapter 3: Best Minion Ever

This chapter starts as you get to Flynt’s fire-breathing dragon ship.

In part 2 of Chapter 3 there’s the Captain Flynt boss fight.

Now that you have (ahum, Claptrap has) a ship, you set sail to Three Horns Divide.

Borderlands 2 Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Chapter 4.