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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How does Critical Ascension work?

The Assassin/Zero's Critical Ascensi0n skill stacks bonuses from Sniper Critical Hits. The stacks slowly decay, but over how much time? How can I check how many stacks I have? How can I tell if it's ...
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How long do elemental damage effects last?

Elemental damage effects (e.g., explosive, shock/electrocute, corrosive/poison, incendiary/fire/burn, slag) usually come in a "Dmg/Sec" format. Do these effects have a standard length once triggered? ...
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How did I get the “What does it mean?” achievement?

I was in The Highlands and just got the "What does it mean?" achievement. Followed by Handsome Jack hilariously reenacting the popular "Double Rainbow" viral video in a monologue. I have NO idea what ...
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FPS Capping, regardless of setting in Options

So I have a pretty good PC. I'm getting a smooth 60 FPS in most places, at highest settings, and I have the FPS setting in Options set to cap at 60. However, the game is frequently setting the FPS ...
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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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Should I use the Borderlands 2 Premier Club codes before Gaige's release? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my preorder bonuses? I recently pre-ordered Borderlands 2 for the PS3 but don't fully understand the code system. So when I punch in my premier club code ...
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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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What does the “Mastering X-Y” status mean for Borderlands 2?

When viewing your online friends' statuses, you'll see something like below: Level 10 Assassin Mastering 1-7 What does the "Mastering 1-7" mean?
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How to take screenshots in Borderlands 2 without third-party software?

Is there a way to take a screenshot in Borderlands 2 with a certain shortcut (so i don't have to use third-party software) ?
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How is ammo shared when playing co-op?

From the question How does auto-pickup work?, we know that ammo is shared between players in co-op. How does this sharing work? Does each player get the full amount of ammo, or is it divided between ...
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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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What ports do I need open to host a game?

It seems that occasionally my friends and I have issues connecting with each other. I'm assuming this is a firewall/router issue, although it could be something else. Under Network Settings in the ...
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What does it mean when the borderlands symbol flashes on my screen?

Occasionally when playing, I see the symbol below appear. It usually flashes for a moment and then disappears. What does it mean?
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How do Moxxi's slot prices increase?

I've noticed that the price of slots increases as the game goes on. Is this because of my pile of money, my character level, or my game progress? How much does it scale or increment for each bump?
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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 does loot from containers work?

I've seen a couple of different weapon chests. Two from the original game, one that looks like a car trunk, etc. Do any of these containers have an higher chance of containing higher level items? Do ...
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How exactly does Elemental Resist work?

Having a bunch of Fire weapons in Frostburn Canyon has made me notice sometimes my fire weapons (even a high powered sniper rifle) deal absolutely no damage or extremely low damage (3-4 points) on ...
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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 does auto-pickup work?

The feature that auto-picks up money and ammo is neat, but seems very inconsistent; sometimes I auto-pick up money and ammo that I need, sometimes I have to manually pick items up. I'm talking about ...
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What does the 'Secondary Use' key do?

I'm rebinding melee and skill power activation to keys closer to the WASD keys to make them more accessible. I was going to rebind Q, but by default it is set to "Secondary Use". The only use of ...
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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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How can I identify Eridian/E-tech style weapons

I've found a few E-Tech weapons but my buddies and I weren't 100% sure how to identify them at a glance. The things I've noticed is that all the E-tech guns I've seen use more than one bullet, have ...
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Where are the corrosive weapons at?

I'm a Siren and I'm getting almost nothing but Fire elemental guns; about 90% of guns have been fire, most of the rest Explosive and a scare few Shock. Are the elemental varieties more common at ...
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When do shops change inventory?

Do I have to wait a certain amount of time before the shops get new stock or is it something as simple as changing zones?
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How do multiple choice quests work in co-op?

I have the option to return my bullymong hair to either Hammerlock or Claptrap for two different quest rewards. I would like the former while my co-op partner would like the latter. If I return the ...
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How can I set up a LAN game over Hamachi?

One of the perils of the tight Steam integration in Borderlands 2 that my brother and I discovered last night, is that if either of us lose our connection to the friends list server, our game goes ...
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Where is Donkey Mong?

Where does Donkey Mong spawn for the "Definitely an Italian Plumber" achievement?
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What are all of the named locations?

Several achievements require visiting every "named location": What are the named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, Frostburn Canyon, Sanctuary, Opportunity, Lynchwood, The Highlands, ...
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Quest rewards with a full inventory

I've ended (cashed-in) quests with item/weapon rewards while I had a full inventory, and I couldn't tell what happened to the items. I don't think they made it to my inventory, but they weren't on the ...
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How does experience work in co-op?

Exp & drops Is experience gain individual, divided/split between players, or duplicated for each additional co-op player? If so, do you get experience for others' work when you aren't in the same ...
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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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Where are the four telescopes in Southern Shelf Bay?

The "I Can See Your Corpse from Here!" challenge in Southern Shelf - Bay requires actioning four telescopes. I found one on the ship, one on the fort's top level, and one in-between the bridges, but ...
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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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Where can I store items?

Are there places to safely save overflow inventory/stuff? I saw I can expand "bank" storage from Crazy Earl, but where is the bank, and what can I store there? How much? Are there multiple locations?
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Where is Jimmy Jenkins?

There is a strange challenge ("JEEEEENKINSSSSSS!!!" under "Miscellaneous") that involves killing Jimmy Jenkins. Where is he?
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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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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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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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Collecting all skins and customizations

I found several class and vehicle skin upgrades/customizations/unlocks, e.g.: Do they carry between games? Do some always drop in the same locations? Do they always appear in the same places or ...
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Best place to farm money in Borderlands 2

There are several "badass rank" challenges that involve hoarding money or using money to buy weapons. Where are the most effective places to farm or make money in Pandora?
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How can I power Three Horns Valley's Happy Pig Motel?

I'd like to repower the motel in "Three Horns - Valley" (particularly to use the Fast-Travel Station). All of the items in the motel are unusable (hover action says "unpowered"). When is this ...
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Injector MIA for Mighty Morphin' Quest

Sir Hammerlock in Sanctuary has given me the quest "Mighty Morphin,'" this quest requires me to take an item from him that is a serum injector. Then I am supposed to use said injector to inject Varkid ...
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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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When do I get skill points?

I'm level 7 or 8 and I've only gotten three skill points so far. In Borderlands 1 you got a skill point every level up. At what rate do you get skill points in Borderlands 2? Every other level or ...
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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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Can I redistribute my skill points?

Uh oh, I already made a decision I regret! Is there any way I can respec my character?
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How can I change my skin?

Apparently I have unlocked some skins and other customization options. Can I apply these to my existing character or do I have to start a brand new character?
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What do the secret vault symbols look like?

Without spoiling myself: What do the secret vault symbols that you generally have to find in areas for their Badass ranks look like? I've looked around for a while but couldn't find anything. It would ...
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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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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 ...