Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed first person role playing shooter Borderlands created by Gearbox Software for Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

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What does Mad Moxxi's tip jar in Sanctuary do?

What does Mad Moxxi's tip jar in Sanctuary do? You can tip her either $100 or $1000.
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How do I mark an inventory item as trash?

I noticed that while at a store, there is an option to "Sell Trash". I figure it will be similar to Kingdoms of Amalur in that I can mark items as junk and sell them all in one simple action. Is ...
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Where are all of the hidden vault symbols for the “Cult of the Vault” challenges?

There are a few "hidden Vault Symbols" in each area. Where exactly are all of them, and are there any telling signs when you're close by?
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Why is my pistol a grenade?

When I reload my weapon, instead of simply reloading it, my character (Zero) throws it away. It either hits an enemy and does a lot of damage, or vanishes in the air. It only seems to be happening ...
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How do I obtain more Golden Keys for Golden Chest(s)?

I opened the Golden Chest in Sanctuary with the Golden Key I got with my pre-order bonus. I noticed that it ate my key, threw some loot at me, and then the chest didn't go away. I tried to open it ...
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What do the “red text” properties on weapons mean?

I've found two weapons so far that have some red text in the properties box. One was a revolver that said "I am free now". Another was a sniper rifle that said "I can see my house from here." I ...
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Do I get paid to kill myself in Eridium Blight?

In a quest in Eridium Blight, Handsome Jack asks me to jump off a cliff and be his bi*ch and he will reward me handsomely. From past experiences he almost never keeps his word, but still I will like ...
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How do subsequent playthroughs work?

In Borderlands 1 the second playthrough had a "playthrough 2.5" once you beat The Destroyer, which changed the game so enemies (and most mission rewards) scaled to your level. Because of this it was ...
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How can I beat Terramorphous the Invincible?

So this Terramorphous the Invincible is pretty tough. He's a giant Thresher who's basically the Super Boss of Borderlands 2. He spawns at level 52 after the end of the game even when your level is ...
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What DLC is included in borderlands 2 season pass, and what is not included

I cannot find a clear list anywhere of what exactly is and what is not included in the Borderlands 2 Season Pass.
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Where is Michael Mamaril?

In tribute to a Borderlands fan by the real name of Michael Mamaril who died from cancer at a young age, Gearbox immortalized him as an NPC vault hunter who offers you guns to help you out (source). ...
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How can I effectively play Siren?

Siren seems to be one of the less common classes and most people don't know much of how to play it aside from "elements and SMGs". What do I need to know to be a good Siren? What do I need to know ...
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What is the quickest way to compare the DPS of two weapons?

I've been playing Borderlands 2 coop, which means that there isn't always a lot of time to evaluate loot before deciding to pick it up or equip it. What is the fastest way to compare the damage ...
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How do I use elemental effects in Borderlands 2?

As a Siren and Elemental Gun user I'd like to know exactly when to use each type of elemental effect. What are the elements in Borderlands 2? What damage bonuses does each have? When should I use ...
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Giving Claptrap a high five

How do I give Claptrap a high five for the "Up High, Down Low" achievement? I found Claptrap in Sanctuary after Roland's house and it had a "high five" dialogue option after I finished its mission, ...
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How do Badass Tokens work?

After completing some challenges, I've noticed I have some unspent Badass tokens on the Badass Rank tab. The description text says: Complete challenges to earn Customization items and Badass ...
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Unlocking weapon slots in Borderlands 2

I have two "locked" weapon slots. How can I unlock them? Are the accessory slots locked too? Do they have some sort of level requirement?
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How do Goliath enemies work?

There is an Achievement for "Goliath, Meet David - Allowed a Goliath to level up four times before killing him" but I don't know how Goliaths work to figure out how to do this. When I've come ...
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Which one of the Gutter boys did it?

In the quest Wont Get Fooled Again, you are tasked with solving a murder most foul. I immediately noticed the quadruplets had different weapons and knew their equipment was going to be the key to ...
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What is the maximum level?

What is the maximum level in the game and how many skill points will I have at maximum level?
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Where is the secret “Minecraft” area in Borderlands 2?

I heard there is a hidden/secret Minecraft-themed level of Borderlands 2. Where is it, what do I have to do to reach it, and what's the benefit from going there? Is it just an Easter egg or is it ...
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How does the Shrine of the Gunbringer work?

I came across the Shrine of the Gunbringer where it looks like I can sacrifice something or someone it the main chamber.... How does it work and how can I use it? I saw a video of it here but when I ...
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Fast leveling and easy experience farming

What is the sweet spot for experience gain? Is it more effective to fight the highest level enemies I can find, or am I penalized for being out of my depth? Are certain areas of the game better/best ...
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How can I build Gaige so I don't have to aim?

Gaige the Mechromancer's main selling point was that she'd be easy to play, hard to master, an ideal class for people not familiar with shooting games. I was intrigued by this idea and wanted to see ...
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How does the day/night cycle work?

There are badass ranks for killing enemies both at night and during the day.Time also seems to progress while fast traveling. How is the amount of time determined? How long is one in game day/night? ...
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How do I get my shield to shut up?

From a side-quest I have gained a shield that talks. Pretty amusing at first, but now his chatter is very annoying. Is there a way to make it stop without affecting any other game audio, and without ...
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When am I able to upgrade my inventory and ammo capacity?

In the previous game, you were generally were able to upgrade your inventory and ammo capacities at specific points in the game. Helping a claptrap in an area usually rewarded you with a backpack ...
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Why can't I loot Dr. Mercy's body?

I was doing the Medical Mystery quest from Dr. Zed to investigate a new type of weapon being used, and it involved finding, killing and then looting Dr. Mercy. However, when I get to the part where ...
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Switches after finishing Splinter Group

Just after you finish the necessary killing for the quest Splinter Group, in the Bloodshot Stronghold, there are four switches (wall, tv, pipe valve, floor lever), which change five lights .... but I ...
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How do I open the Dahl chest in Sanctuary?

In the house with Tannis and the Safe in Sanctuary (the Crimson Raider hideout) there's a red Dahl branded chest behind a gate. There's a green-lit switch to the left of the door but pulling it ...
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Does falling ever cause damage?

I've noticed that I can fall a fair distance without taking damage, but I've never fallen any farther than I could survive. If you fall far enough is it possible to take damage, or is falling damage ...
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Does accuracy affect in-hand weapon sway or just how accurate bullets are?

I've noticed there's two major factors that affect my accuracy; random spread of bullets after the leave the barrel, and the character physically swaying their weapon. Some weapons (notably SMGs) sway ...
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How do I begin playing DLC?

DLC in the first game was handled by having quests automatically added to the quest log. After downloading Captain Scarlett, I continued my existing game and found that I didn't have any new quests in ...
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Where can I find more Eridium?

I got a pop-up saying I can find it in missions, enemies, and treasure chests. Are all Eridium spawns random? Does the Eridium supply have a cutoff? Do certain chests or enemies in certain ...
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How do I get my preorder bonuses?

Joining the Premiere Club by preordering the game gets you: The Golden Key - "Unlock a rare item in the mysterious Sanctuary Loot Chest." Vault Hunter's Relic - "Play solo or team up with friends ...
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How to get to play-through 1 after starting vault hunter mode?

I have started playing through vault hunter mode (up to Sanctuary) in Borderlands 2, but I cannot access play-through 1. Whenever I press Continue from the main menu it just goes straight to ...
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What kinds of things can I win by gambling?

What kinds of things can I win by playing the slots in Moxxi's and what combinations payout?
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Can I single-fire a Dahl sniper rifle or cancel burst fire?

I've got an awesome sniper rifle with a great rate of fire and good damage. It's perfect except it's Dahl; it fires in a 5 round burst when I'm zoomed in. This is extremely unnecessary and burns my ...
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How can I skip, or at least speed up, the DLC check in Borderlands 2?

You know how every time Borderlands 2 launches it tells you to press any key? ...and how, after you press the any key, it decides to spend a few seconds too many checking for downloadable content? ...
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How can I respec my badass rank bonus stats?

So the bonus stats you get for your badass rank is shared and accumulated amongst all your characters. So each character has their own level and stats while your badass rank is like your level (as a ...
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What factors determine enemy levels or: How do enemy levels scale to the player character's?

When I finished Normal Mode at around Level 30 and went back to the Southern Shelf (still at Normal mode), I found that all enemies there are now very easy to kill, meaning they didn't level up (or ...
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What counts as low health for Killing Blow?

Zero has a skill in the Bloodshed tree that Massively increases Melee Damage against enemies with low health. What exactly counts as low health in this case?
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I have hit level 50 and the game is dropping level 50 guns. Are these guns as good as they get?

I have finally hit the level cap in Borderlands 2 during the Data Mining story mission. Now the golden chest gives level 50 items, the slot machines in Sanctuary give level 50 items, Moxxi have me a ...
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How does mission progress work in multiplayer?

In the first Borderlands, I got quite frustrated with the confusing affects multiplayer had on my character in singleplayer. Many times, someone in my party got a message saying they were ineligible ...
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What is the best strategy for quickly getting Badass tokens?

There are a lot of Badass Challenges - so many I can't easily keep track of them all. Sometimes I seem to be completing them constantly, and at other times I go a long time without completing any. I ...
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How many times can you get Moxxi's Good/Bad Touch weapon?

Possible spoiler: if you tip Moxxi $15k, she'll either give you Moxxi's Good Touch or Moxxi's Bad Touch. Does anyone know how many times you can tip her to get the weapon? FYI: I tipped her $15 at ...
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What is “Roid damage”?

I got a shield which noticed "increased roid damage" as a stat. What exactly is "roid damage"? I assume it's melee attacks (steroids) but for all I know it's specific to some other classes' ability.
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Does Borderlands 2 on the PC save locally or in the cloud?

In the first Borderlands, saves were stored locally which people could easily hack and this ruined the online experience for me. Is this still the case for Borderlands 2, or is it all stored online ...
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What happens when you die in Borderlands 2?

What are the penalties upon death? I know money is lost, but how much? Is it a percentage of money in hand, or is it based on level? Are stats affected? How much progress do you lose? Do you lose any ...
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Is there a reason I'd want to disable my Badass stat bonuses?

As I've been playing I've been spending my Badass tokens on various upgrades, giving me a small and mostly unnoticeable boost (so far) to things like reload rate, gun damage, fire rate, etc. Every ...