Borderlands 3 achievement guide & roadmap (Xbox)

 

Borderlands is back! Its Borderlands 2 but better. None of that Pre-sequel stuff, and all the favourite characters make an appearance. Fundamentally... ...its awesome!

As always, nothing really missable; go mad! Keep an eye out for a bladed weapon early, and blow yourself up with a barrel early - otherwise just go have fun!

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Single and multi-player

Difficulty does NOT affect achievements

No missable achievements (plus 8 unknown)

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You Got Skills

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Reach level 2.

Welcome to the Crimson Raiders

Completed mission “Children of the Vault”.

Barreled Right Over Them

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill an enemy with an exploding barrel.

Just what it says on the tin. Easy to get right from the beginning.

Star Bound

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Reach level 10.

So Long, Pandora!

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Taking Flight”.

Base game

Feelin' A Little Stabby

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill an enemy, knifing them with a gun blade.

Keep an eye out for a gun with a knife/blade on it, and melee kill an enemy from the achievement. Can be done anytime - maybe easier near the beginning or revisiting an area for less challenging enemies.

NOG It Off

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Hostile Takeover”.

Base game

Florida Man

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Downed yourself by grenade or explosion.

Down yourself with a grenade or barrel explosion. This is easier to do near the beginning of the game when you're weaker.

I Mustache You A Question

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Atlas, At Last”.

Base game

Gone From My Sight

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Beneath the Meridian”.

Base game

Vaulting Your Way To The Top

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Reach level 25.

Pretty hard not to get this during a normal playthrough.

Bolt-Ons

Grind, Optional, Partially glitched, Anywhere,

Unlock 10 Character Heads or Skins.

Some reports of this being glitchy.  It'll be fixed - or may have already been - so don't panic too much.

You get heads/skins (rarely) as random drops - or from the slot machines at Moxxi's, or you can by them from Crazy Earl in the basement of Sanctuary.  If you're buying them this will help toward {{My Name Is Earl}} too.

That Was Cold

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Lair of the Harpy”.

Base game

Stay Away From The Light

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Revive another player.

Hold the action button over another (human!) player once they've been downed.

Dropping Loads

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Win a live grenade at a Slot Machine.

Base game

You'll first find slot machines at Moxxi's on Sanctuary, although there are a few others around the game too.

Drops are random - so just keep playing until you get a live grenade drop.

The cost of each spin increases with your level, so its not necessarily beneficial to wait until late game to try this.   Although, there's a lot of cash to collect in the Handsome Jackpot DLC, so after doing that might be a good time.

Heir To An Empty Castle

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Cold as the Grave”.

Base game

Cross The Streamers

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Blood Drive”.

Base game

Apocalypso!

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “The Great Vault”.

Base game

I Am A Goddess, A Glorious Female Warrior

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “In the Shadow of Starlight”.

Base game

Damn, Gina

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Got all Vault Rewards.

Base game

Bye, Felicia!

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Completed mission “Divine Retribution”.

Base game

À La Carte

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete 20 Side Missions.

This is easy enough to grind out as you play; the side missions are easily spottable as yellow exclamation marks on the minimap and full map. just complete them as you go through and you'll get this naturally.

Side missions in DLC also count towards this.

See also {{Getting A Little On The Side}}

Mechani-Cool

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Unlock 10 Vehicle Parts via hijacking.

You'll get a few of these naturally through completing the story and side missions.

Otherwise, for each new/different type of vehicle you hijack and bring back to a vehicle spawning station you'll get new parts.  Keep doing this.  It has to be a vehicle you haven't brought back before (but different variations of the same base type of vehicle do count).

On Fleek

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Equip purple-rated gear or better in every slot.

It helps to use the safe in Sanctuary to store items for this so you don't have to carry them around all the time. I.e. it doesn't matter what level or how good the items are - only their colour.

Note the 4th weapon slot only becomes available after completing the story mission "Beneath the Meridian", and the artifact slot only after "Cold as the Grave" (which is much later).  You therefore can't get this achievement until after that point...

Tips Appreciated

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Tip Moxxi.

Base game

Moxxi is in Sanctuary and you'll have to visit her as part of the story. The tip jar is on the bar. It doesn't matter how much you give.

Stay Golden

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Used a Golden Key.

Base game

Use a golden key.  This can be done at the huge gnarly chest on Sanctuary.

You'll need an active SHiFT account (see the in game menus) - and to use it to redeem SHiFT codes for golden keys.  Google and follow BL3 on Twitter to get codes.

Using a key to open the chest will net you a bunch of purple/gold weapons and equipment.

Biggest Badass In The Borderlands

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Reach level 50.

50 is the level cap for the base game, but since raised with the DLCs.  If you're doing the full game and all side missions and the DLCs you shouldn't have too much trouble getting to level 50.  Plus then there's Mayhem mode and TVHM also...

I Hope You Didn't Tea-bag

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Win a duel.

One of the only two achievements that require a multiplayer session.

Initiate a duel with another player by melee attacking them. Then manage to kill them. Ofc this is boostable by having the other player not fight back.

Stick It To 'Em

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill two or more enemies with a single sticky grenade.

Fairly easy; just do what it says on the tin.  It helps ofc to keep an eye out for sticky grenade mods early on and just keep equipped while playing generally so that you're ready to take advantage of a situation with enemies close together as soon as one arises.

A Proper Hand-Off

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Complete mission “All Bets Off”.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

You'll get this for completing all the main missions in the DLC.

You can start the DLC by reading a poster outside Moxxi's on Sanctuary.

My Name Is Earl

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Buy 20 cosmetic items from Crazy Earl.

Earl is in the lower levels of Sanctuary. You'll need Eridium to buy things from him, and you'll need at least 500 Eridium to get 20 items, just buying the cheapest. If you buy heads/skins they will also contribute toward {{Bolt-Ons}} (these are not the cheapest though!).

Party's Still On!

Story, Unmissable, Anywhere,

Found the party.

DLC2: Guns, Love & Tentacles

Exoarchaeolo—You Get The Gist

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Discovered all named locations on Nekrotafeyo.

Base game

Discover all named locations on Nekrotafeyo.

You don't get to this planet until much later in the story.

Gun Pals!

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Send an item to a friend.

The 'friend' doesn't have to be online, nor even do they have to own the game - you can send to anyone.

Scovillain

Objective, Optional,

Destroy all of Mr. Torgue's hot sauces.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

You'll see these on the minimap as you progress through the Handsome Jackpot missions; they appear as small diamond-boxed grenade-like icons.  They all appear on the map well in advance of you getting close to them so they are hard to miss.

When you physically get close, Mr Torgue will speak and say something rowdy as only he can...

Hit each bottle of sauce to explode it and get the achievement.

They will mostly require some jumping/acrobatics to get to - but nothing too hard.

You can revisit areas after completing the DLC if you miss any; scout on the map to spot them.

Shoe Money Tonight

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Get a 21 in the blackjack minigame.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

Through the Handsome Jackpot DLC you'll encounter some fancy chests with a robotic voice as you approach.  To open them, 'cards' are drawn onto the front, keep drawing to get close to a total of 21 (king/queen/jack = 10).

If you go bust (exceed 21) you'll get nothing special from the chest.

Make sure to open every chest you find and this should pop sooner or later.  Some chests are in the VIP areas which you'll need to pay to enter.

If you miss them, you can revisit again later to try again.

Zer0ed In

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

Defeat all of Zer0's Targets of Opportunity.

Base game

 

Heckle & Hyde on Eden 6, Jakobs Estate

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Got Big Game

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

Defeat all of Hammerlock's Legendary Hunts.

Base game

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Firebug

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Sabotage all statues for Ember.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

Rewards Card

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Earn a Loyalty Package from each weapon manufacturer.

You need to get 100 kills with a weapon from each manufacturer - you'll know when this happens as you'll get an notification of mail from the manufacturer which you can access through the social menu.

One easy way to keep track is to not use/delete those mails; save them up so you can see which manufacturers you've done it for.

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Don't Be a Stranger

Returned for a chat with the Clapstructor.

100-Proof

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

Clear all the Eridian Proving Grounds.

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Older Than the Trees

Killed the Wendigo.

Master Of All You Survey

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Discover all named locations.

Base game

Love is the Fifth Dimension

Married your friends.

Good Against Remotes Is One Thing

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Get a perfect score at the Firing Range on any difficulty.

The firing range is downstairs on the Sanctuary.

Killer Look

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete the Mayor's outfit.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

This is a Challenge in the Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot DLC - to collect 5 pieces of the mayor's outfit.

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Slaughterhouse 3

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete all the Circles of Slaughter.

Base game

These are like horde mode challenges, with 5 rounds of enemies each with multiple waves.  Complete all three for the achievement.

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Swamped

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Discover all named locations on Eden-6.

Base game

City Slicker

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Discover all named locations on Promethea.

Base game

A Hundred Names For Sand

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Discover all named locations on Pandora.

Base game

Tales From The Eridian Slab

Collectible, Optional, Anywhere,

Decipher all of the Eridian Slabs.

Base game

There are 30 altogether.  You'll spot them as you go through the game and they'll have a bright triangular icon on your map.

However you cannot decipher them until near the end of the story when you gain a specific ability to do so.   Then you'll have to go back to them all (locations guide coming soon) and interact with each one - its worth 25 Eridium apiece!

Who Collects The Collector?

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Defeat the wandering Debt Collector.

DLC1: Moxxi's Handsome Jackpot

Finish the "Sisterly Love" mission first, then in the central Spendopticon area, just south of the main part there's a random spawn area; it'll spawn on of an Ice Loader, a Shock Loader, a Hot Loader or a Debt Collector.  You may need to quit/reload multiple times to get the Debt Collector to spawn.  It'll be a big one, walking about on its own.

Once it does, kill it...

Getting A Little On The Side

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete all Side Missions.

Base game

Industrious in the Face of Cosmic Terror

Completed all Crew Challenges and Side Missions on Xylourgos.

Ultimate Vault Hunter

Objective, Optional,

Unlock all Borderlands® 3 Achievements!

Base game

Good One, Babe

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Watched Deathtrap kill 50 enemies.

DLC2: Guns, Love & Tentacles

Deathtrap appears on three separate occassions during the DLC.  Just stand back and let him kill.  you can weaken enemies `- but deathtrap must land the killing shot.

If you miss this, go back to Xenocardiac Containment and redo the Empowered Grawn boss battle - Deathtrap will be there for that...

Also, progress is profile-wide (not per character) so you can continue with  fresh character if you want.

Whispers on the Wind

Collected all ECHO logs on Xylourgos.

I'm Floundering Up Here

Listened to 25 fish jokes.

A Hunter, Through and Through

Found and killed all 4 rare spawns.