Game: Borderlands GOTY
Peripherals: Additional controllers will help with Co-op and Duel trophies
Time to 100%: 50 Hrs + For Main Game Only. 120+ Hrs for Main game and all DLC
Difficulty: 4/10
Missable trophies: 1. Fully Loaded.
Author: Matt Knight

Welcome to the trophy guide for Borderlands GOTY. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Introduction.

Borderlands was originally released in 2009 for the PlayStation 3.
If you played this game on the PS3 and still have access to it then you have the option to Export your characters to the ps4 version, making some trophies autopop or at least only needing minimal work to unlock them. (Assuming you have 100% Trophies). It is stackable meaning it has a separate trophy list to the ps3, 2 platinum trophies for the same game,1 for ps3 and 1 for ps4. The only difference is there is no online trophy on the ps4 version for playing against a Gearbox team member.

TROPHIES THAT AUTOPOP FROM 100% PS3 TRANSFER
-All Zombie Island of Dr.Ned DLC trophies.
-All Claptrap DLC collectibles trophies.
-Connect to an online lobby for Ding! Overleveled and Ding! Overleveled to 11 trophies from The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC.
-12 days of Pandora trophy
-Get 1 kill with Level 10 weapon for Weapon Aficionado Trophy
-Equip a class mod to your character for the trophy There are some who call me…Tim.
-Get 1 kill with each Weapon Elemental type for the 25 kill trophies Facemelter, 1.21 Gigawatts, Pyro and Master Exploder.
-Get in a vehicle and run an enemy over for the 25 kill trophy Get a little blood on the tires.
-Sell 1 gun at a vending machine and get the Fence trophy for selling 50 guns and Pandora-dog Millionaire trophy for Earning $1 million.
-Get 1 kill with each character’s L1 Action skill ability for the 15 kills trophies Truly Outrageous, Careful He bites, Reckless Abandon and Down in front.

Stage 1 – 1st Playthrough – All Missions

Playing as the character Lilith the Siren on your first playthrough is optional but recommended mainly because of her strength, speed, Phasewalk skill, and health-regenerating ability. Complete all missions during this playthrough. Most trophies will come naturally but keep a lookout for the missable trophy ‘Fully Loaded’ for repairing the Claptrap units and using the pack upgrade to give you 42 inventory slots. Don’t change Playthroughs until you have this trophy.

Stage 2 – Character specific kills, Co-op and Duel Mode

Character Specific Kills (if not done from Ps3 Save)
Start a new game. Create three more characters, one from each class, get them each to level 5 and earn the 15 kills with their L1 Action Skill you need for the kill specific trophy. If you play as Lilith or Brick don’t enter a Vending machine or pause the game while their skill is active as it will cancel it.

Arena, 3 player Co-Op and Duel Mode
Make sure in the options menu Duel Mode is set to Accepted. Go into split-screen offline co-op. If you have 3 PS4 controllers then you can self boost the co-op trophies as all you need to do is enter a game with 3 players for the And They’ll Tell Two Friends trophy. Go into duel mode by meleeing another player by pressing R3. Let player 1 win for Duelinator and Duel-icious trophies for winning without dying.
Enter an Arena match (found among an enemy camp, opposite to the first Vehicle spawn station you come across in the game.) and let Player 1 win for Can’t we get beyond the Thunderdome trophy.

2 player Co-op
Play and turn in 15 missions with 1 other player, they must be at a similar Rank and on the same playthrough as each other, (else the missions will appear in your list as ineligible and won’t count towards the There’s no I in team trophy). Revive player 2 for Group Lf Healer trophy. If you play from the beginning of the game, the first boss you will encounter is Sledge, kill him for the United we stand trophy.

Trophies


Borderland Defender
You have defeated all bosses and are a powerful force to be reckoned with

It’s not just about killing all the bosses to earn the platinum, it’s about earning all the other trophies to the main game first. DLC trophies are not needed for this trophy.


Destroyed the Destroyer
Killed the Vault Boss

This is the final boss who appears right at the end of the main game. After a cutscene, the battle will begin. A non-elemental Combat Rifle and a helix Rocket Launcher is recommended. Try and kill the Eridian Parasites before they attack. These enemies were added into the PS4 version, so might take you by surprise if you played the PS3 version.


United We Stand
Defeated the Rakk Hive, the Vault Boss, Sledge, Krom, or Flynt in a co-op game.

Whilst in a co-op game (online or offline) you just have to defeat one of the bosses listed in the trophy description. If you play from the beginning of the game, the first you will encounter, and the easiest, is Sledge.


Pandora-dog Millionaire
Earned $1,000,000.
Cumulative and will no doubt come naturally during your 1st playthrough. Selling unwanted items in the vending machines will help towards this trophy.


And They’ll Tell Two Friends
Play with at least two other players.

To get this trophy, all you need to do is join a local or online Co-Op match that has 3 players in it, yourself and 2 others. Self boost it if you have enough controllers.


Duelinator
Won a duel without taking damage.

Make sure in the options menu you have Duel requests set to Accepted. The easiest way to obtain this trophy is to self boost it with a 2nd controller or with a friend in split-screen. Have both players melee each other by pressing R3 to initiate the Duel. Let player 1 win by killing player 2 and you will get this trophy and the Duel-icious trophy for winning and winning without damage.


Wanted: Flynt
Killed Flynt
Baron Flynt is located in the Salt Flats. A shock weapon, corrosive or incendiary Rocket Launcher, a decent Shotgun, and a strong, fast regenerating shield is recommended for this fight. Ignore Flynt to begin with, he will be up on top of the structure, take out the waves of his minions first. Keep your distance from Flynt, avoid his rockets from his shotgun. Take out his shield and then get in some headshots.


Destroyed the Hive
Killed the Rakk Hive.
After completing the mission ‘Another Piece Of The Puzzle’ , you will travel to Trash Coast, where the Rakk Hive is. (You will get a trophy for Discovering Trash Coast) Rakk will continue coming from the hive until you destroy it so make sure to shoot the hive and not just the Rakk coming from it. A shotgun is recommended to kill Rakk quickly, and a Sniper rifle for shooting the eyes on the hive.


Wanted: Krom
Killed Krom
A shock sniper rifle is recommended for this fight. You can stay near the entrance and gradually pick at Krom and his turret. Destroy his turret first, he is useless without it.


Wanted: Sledge
Killed Sledge

Sledge is the last boss in the Arid Badlands area. You will face him during the mission “Sledge Battle for the Badlands”. Keep your distance from Sledge and his Shotgun and Hammer weapons. Take out his minions and grab any ammo or health they drop. A shock weapon should sort Sledge out. Otherwise, use the entrance doors to your advantage, you can shoot him from them he seems to forget how to use his weapons or realize you are killing him.


Ding! Sleepless
Earned level 40.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the DLC with it, meaning you could gain enough XP in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP, so you will get this trophy whilst working towards level 50 and the shiny plat.


Ding! Newbie
Earned level 5.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the dlc with it, meaning you will gain enough XP in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP so you will get this trophy whilst working towards level 50 and the shiny plat.


You call this archaeology?
Applied an elemental artifact.

The earliest you can get an elemental artifact is when you complete and hand in the mission Shock Crystal Harvest or The Legend Of Moe and Marley. The game will also notify you with a tutorial message of what an elemental artifact is. Find the artifact in your inventory and select it to equip it or highlight the diamond in the top left corner of the Skills screen and press X twice on the artifact to use it.


Speedy McSpeederton
Raced around the Ludicrous Speedway in record time.

Complete the race within 31 seconds or faster. Found on the bottom left corner of the map of The Dahl Headlands. The start is at the first set of triangle garlands after the cabin at the entrance. Use your boost on the straights. Go into the tunnel and take the shortcut on the left just after the pillar. Go through the middle section and boost up the ramp to make the jump. Turn left upon landing, Go under the triangular garlands and drop back down to the starting area. The trophy should pop. Try again if not because it means you weren’t fast enough. Please see the video.


12 Days of Pandora
Mastered the technology of Pandora.

Press Options, tab across to the “Cassette” icon, press triangle to open the Challenge tab. Here you will find the list of weapons and elements you need to get kills with for this trophy. They can be done in any order and in solo or co-op.
The requirements are:

  • 12 Assault Rifle kills
  • 11 Pistol kills
  • 10 Shotgun kills
  • 9 SMG kills
  • 8 Sniper Rifle kills
  • 7 Melee kills with or without a weapon
  • 6 Critical Hit kills: A Critical Hit is one that does a huge amount of damage and displays the word “CRITICAL!” when achieved. Normally when aiming at the head.
  • 5 Explosive kills: Environmental damage from the Yellow barrels or the Runner’s Rocket Launcher also count.
  • 4 Shock kills: Environmental damage from Blue barrels also count towards this trophy.
  • 3 Incendiary kills: Environmental damage from Red barrels also count towards this trophy.
  • 2 Faces melted: This just means get two corrosive kills. Can be from Green Barrels.
  • 1 Grenade kill: Just one grenade kill. No need for Grenade Mod to be installed.




Down in Front!
Killed 15 enemies with the Soldier’s action skill.

Once you have reached Rank 5 with your character, you will unlock the ability to use the Action Skill. Press R2 to use it and get 15 kills for this trophy. Weak enemies like the Skag near the beginning of the game make this trophy quick and easy.


My Brother is an Italian Plumber
Killed an enemy plumber-style.

To get this trophy, you need to kill an enemy by jumping on them.
The earliest you can get this is during the mission “Skags At The Gate”. You can also do this later on in the game with the small Sythids and Spiderants. You can weaken the enemy first, but make sure the killing blow is by jumping on them. I recommend doing this once you have ranked up to around Level 10, so that it’s easier and quicker, as you will be stronger.


Made in New Haven
Completed all missions in the Rust Commons

The Rust commons is a huge area that makes up most of the game’s map. It consists of Rust Commons West and East, Trash Coast, Treacher’s Landing, Earl’s Scrapyard, Krom’s Canyon, New and Old Haven, and Tetanus Warren. Completing and turning-in all the story missions and side missions from these areas are needed, including 2 Claptrap Rescue missions and the mission “Get Some Answers” in the Crimson Fastness/Salt Flats area.


Paid in New Haven
Completed 5 missions in the Rust Commons

Complete five of any Story or Side Mission from the Rust Commons area, which consists of
Rust Commons West and East, Trash Coast, Treacher’s Landing, Earl’s Scrapyard, Krom’s Canyon, New and Old Haven and Tetanus Warren.


Made in Fyrestone
Completed all missions in the Arid Badlands.

There are 23 story missions and 21 side missions in the Arid Badlands. Complete them all to get this trophy. The Mission “Leaving Fyrestone” isn’t needed to earn this trophy.
Missions are given by the characters: the Guardian Angel, Claptrap, Dr Zed, T.K Baha, Shep Sanders, Scooter, and from the Bounty Boards.


Reckless Abandon
Killed 15 enemies with the Berserker’s action skill.

Once you have reached Rank 5 with your character you will unlock the ability to use the Action Skill. Press R2 to use it and get 15 kills for this trophy. Weak enemies like the Skag near the beginning of the game make this trophy quick and easy.


Discovered Skag Gully
Discovered Skag Gully.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Duel-icious
Won a duel against another player.

Make sure in the Options menu you have Duel requests set to Accepted. Easiest way to obtain this trophy is to self boost it with a 2nd controller or with a friend in split screen. Have both players melee each other by pressing R3 to initiate the Duel. Let player 1 win by killing player 2. You will get this trophy and the Duelinator trophy for winning and winning without damage.


Discovered Sledge’s Safe House
Discovered Sledge’s Safe House.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered Headstone Mine
Discovered Headstone Mine.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered Trash Coast
Discovered Trash Coast
Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered The Scrapyard
Discovered The Scrapyard.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered Krom’s Canyon
Discovered Krom’s Canyon.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave
Discovered Crimson Lance Enclave.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Discovered Eridian Promontory
Discovered Eridian Promontory.

Don’t worry about this trophy, it will pop during your 1st playthrough whilst completing all missions.


Ding! Champion
Earned level 50.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the DLC with it meaning you will gain enough XP in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP.


Get A Little Blood on the Tires
Killed 25 enemies by ramming them with any vehicle.

After turning in the mission Bone Head’s Theft you have access to a Catch-A-Ride station where you can spawn vehicles. Once in one just run over any enemy you see.The smaller and weaker the enemy the better as high level enemies can cause damage.After you have killed 25 enemies the trophy will pop.


Rootinest, Tootinest, Shootinest
Killed 5 Rakk in under 10 seconds.

During the mission ‘Get the Flock Outta Here’ spawn a Rocket Launcher Runner vehicle from the nearest Catch-A-Ride station and then proceed to the waypoint. Once at the Rakk’s hive switch to turret by pressing triangle and shoot the Hive to make the Rakk come out.They are bird like creatures. Let them group up in the sky and then shoot them when they dive bomb you. You should easily kill 5 in under 10 seconds for the trophy.


Ding! Hardcore
Earned level 30.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the dlc with it, meaning you will gain enough Xp in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP so you will get this trophy whilst working towards level 50 and the shiny plat.


Fence
Sold 50 guns to a shop

Call it a shop or call it a vending machine, sell your unwanted items during the same playthrough. Doesn’t have to be done all at once and will probably pop naturally.


Can’t We Get BEYOND Thunderdome?
Emerged victorious from an arena match.

An arena match is not the same as a standard duel. Enter an arena in the game and survive 2-3 rounds without dying. Start a Splitscreen game and make sure that player 2 is at level 1 to make it quicker. Go to the arena in Fyrestone called the Fyrestone Coliseum. You can use any of the three arenas that are in the game, but the Fyrestone arena is the first you will encounter. Once in the arena, go to the far end of the room, bring up the options menu and select Start Match. After you’ve both spawned, have your main accounts player kill the other player three times. Sadly the suicide option is disabled, so you can’t just make player 2 die instantly. The trophy will pop once the match has been won.


Group LF Healer
Rescued a groupmate from death in a co-op game.

Easily done boosting it yourself with a 2nd controller in splitscreen co-op. Let player 2 get downed and then have player 1 hold square to revive player 2.


Careful, He Bites
Killed 15 enemies with the Hunter’s action skill.

Once you have reached Rank 5 with your character you will unlock the ability to use the Action Skill. Press R2 to use it and get 15 kills for this trophy. Weak enemies like the Skag near the beginning of the game make this trophy quick and easy.


There’s No “I” In “Team”
Completed 15 missions in co-op.

Simply complete 15 missions in co-op and turn them in. Can be 2 player split-screen or online.


Ding! Expert
Earned level 20.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the dlc with it, meaning you will gain enough XP in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP so you will get this trophy whilst working towards level 50 and the shiny plat.


Ding! Novice
Earned level 10.

The good news about this being the GOTY edition is that it has all the dlc with it, meaning you will gain enough XP in 1 playthrough.
Getting to level 50 requires a total amount of 3,429,728 XP so you will get this trophy whilst working towards level 50 and the shiny plat.


Weapon Aficionado
Reached proficiency level 10 with any weapon type.

The more you use the same weapon type, the more your proficiency level for that weapon will increase. You will get this over time without thinking about it.


You’re on a boat!
I bet you never thought you’d be here.

In the south-east part of the map at Treacher’s Landing, you will find a docked boat at the end of a small pier. Jump on the boat for the trophy.


Paid in Fyrestone
Completed 5 missions in the Arid Badlands.

Possibly your first trophy for this game, you have to do the first 5 missions to progress through the story. It will pop after turning-in the mission called “Fix’er Upper”.


Facemelter
Killed 25 enemies with corrosive weapons

Corrosive, Shock, Incendiary and Explosive weapons or different colored barrels can all be used to kill an enemy and pop this trophy once you have 25 kills. Look in your inventory at your weapons, it will have an element symbol next to it. Blue lightning bolt for Shock, Red fire flame for Incendiary, Green Biohazard symbol for corrosive, and yellow for explosive.


1.21 Gigawatts
Killed 25 enemies with shock weapons

Corrosive, Shock, Incendiary and Explosive weapons or different coloured barrels can all be used to kill an enemy and pop this trophy once you have 25 kills. Look in your inventory at your weapons, it will have an element symbol next to it. Blue lightning bolt for Shock, Red fire flame for Incendiary, Green Biohazard symbol for corrosive, and yellow for explosive.


Pyro
Killed 25 enemies with incendiary weapons

Corrosive, Shock, Incendiary and Explosive weapons or different colored barrels can all be used to kill an enemy and pop this trophy once you have 25 kills. Look in your inventory at your weapons, it will have an element symbol next to it. Blue lightning bolt for Shock, Red fire flame for Incendiary, Green Biohazard symbol for corrosive and yellow for explosive.


Master Exploder
Killed 25 enemies with explosive weapons.

Corrosive, Shock, Incendiary and Explosive weapons or different colored barrels can all be used to kill an enemy and pop this trophy once you have 25 kills. Look in your inventory at your weapons, it will have an element symbol next to it. Blue lightning bolt for Shock, Red fire flame for Incendiary, Green Biohazard symbol for corrosive, and yellow for explosive.


There are some who call me…Tim
Equipped a class mod for your character

When you receive your first class mod it will automatically get equipped and pop this trophy. Class mods can be found in lootable objects, dropped from enemies or given from quest rewards, but your first one will probably be from killing Sledge. Any other class mods you find can be equipped in your inventory screen below the shield and grenade slots.


Fully Loaded
Rescued enough Claptraps to earn 42 inventory slots

MISSABLE

During your playthrough, you will come across Claptrap’s damaged on the floor. You will probably hear them calling out before you see them. Go up to them and select the side mission ‘Claptrap Rescue’ you will have to find a repair kit nearby, look on your minimap for its location. Return to the claptrap and give it to him. He will reward you with a pack upgrade. DO NOT SELL IT OR DROP IT. Equip/use the upgrade in your inventory. It will give you more space in your backpack/inventory. Do this to the 10 claptrap’s and this will give you the 42 slots you need for this trophy. There are also some claptrap’s amongst the dlc’s so you shouldn’t have any trouble with this trophy although it is classed as missable as you could accidentally sell or drop the backpack SDU, voiding the trophy. You will have to start the game again or do it all again on another playthrough. Claptraps can be found at Claptrap Rescue: Safe House
Claptrap Rescue: The Lost Cave
Claptrap Rescue: New Haven
Claptrap Rescue: Tetanus Warren
Claptrap Rescue: Scrapyard
Claptrap Rescue: Krom’s Canyon
Claptrap Rescue: Trash Coast
Claptrap Rescue: Old Haven
Claptrap Rescue: The Salt Flats
Claptrap Rescue: Crimson Fastness


Truly Outrageous
Killed an enemy with the Siren’s action skill.

Once you have reached Rank 5 with your character, you will unlock the ability to use the Action Skill. Press R2 to use it and get 15 kills for this trophy. Weak enemies like the Skag near the beginning of the game make this trophy quick and easy.