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 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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When should I start the DLC?

I'm late to the Borderlands 2 party, but I picked up the Season Pass for a steal. I'm still only in the teens as far as my level is concerned. However, there are now 3 DLC packs out and I've got ...
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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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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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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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Do Legendary drops only come from specific bosses?

From a Gearbox forum thread, legendary weapons drop from specific bosses in Borderlands 2. While this might make it easier to farm, it would be very useful to know if I can ever get legendary guns by ...
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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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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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Do bosses or boss encounters respawn?

Is it possible to return to a point of a boss fight or encounter and redo the fight after you've completed the associated quests? Would certainly make farming for good items much easier.
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What do the extra words next to players name and level mean?

When playing co-op, next to most but not all (or everyone's sometimes) status (name, level, class) there is another word. Like Contemptible Killer, Shadow Ninja, Specialist, Sniper, Fox, Witch, etc. ...
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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 do I set my level, unlocked weapon equip slots and playthrough mode?

I would like to play with the same level and questlines as my friend's characters, which are mostly Level 30+ and in True Vault Hunter Mode, but some of my characters that I'd like to play are in a ...
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What's the deal with the new rarity level in the Captain Scarlett DLC?

I heard Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty has a new rarity level; something pinkish? How will I recognize the new guns, and how do I find them?
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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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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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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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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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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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Does the level of DLC missions adjust to my current level?

I have been playing Bordelands 2 for the last 2 weeks, and I am now at lvl 28 and almost finished the main story line. I also bought the season pass together with the game, and they are downloaded ...
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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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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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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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How do I get a Seraph Crystal?

There's someone much like Crazy Earl in Oasis behind a locked door. He tells me to leave until I've killed a seraph guardian or I get some sort of guardian crystal. I just beat the DLC and did many ...
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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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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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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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How do I know what manufacturer's parts are on a gun?

I've seen loading tips like "assault rifles with a Vladof barrel fire faster as you keep the trigger held"; this clearly refer to the "Spinigun" triple gatling barrel assault rifles. Aside from that ...
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Does Multiplayer improve loot or just increase the amount of enemies and loot drops from them?

It's generally understood that more people = better loot in general, but it seems like this is mostly due to more enemies appearing and more items dropped (IIRC in BL1 Crawmerax drops like 2x as much ...
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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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How long is “a few seconds” for Kill Skills?

The Kill Skills in Borderlands 2, like BL1, all say they last "a few seconds" and don't give explicit lengths. Since they're not listed in the stats for the skill (as length for Kill Skills doesn't ...
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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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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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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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What do you get when you complete bonus objectives (with the blue plus on it)?

I hope this isn't a duplicate but I couldn't find it on here anywhere... Some missions / quests have a bonus task to complete. What are the advantages to completing this task before handing in my ...
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What is the Golden Chest?

I found a Golden Chest in Sanctuary. It says it costs one Golden Key to open it. Should I open this chest? What's in it?
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How to kill the Gluttonous Thresher?

How can I kill the Gluttonous Thresher? I died like 20 times and it's taking all my savings! I'm level 16 and can't kill it. I use my saber turret to break its shield, but after that I can only deal ...
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Where are the slaughter arenas?

Where are the slaughter arenas in the game and which one can I get to the earliest? I just finished the part where Sanctuary lifts off.
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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 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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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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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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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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Do the effects of relics like the Vault Hunter's Relic stack in co-op?

Do the effects of relics like the Vault Hunter's Relic, stack in co-op? The effect of the Vault Hunter's Relic is +5% chance of enemies dropping rare loot. Will this +5% chance increase if more ...
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Can I fight The Leviathan again?

The Leviathan (in the Scarlett DLC) was an okay boss fight with some great rewards (reminiscent of Knoxx's Armory almost), but I don't see any way to fight him again. Is there any way to challenge him ...
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Which explosive guns can cause critical hits?

When I wrote How do I use elemental effects in Borderlands 2? to the best of my knowledge Explosive guns couldn't critical; I've tested this with "grenade" Assault Rifles, Gyrojet Tourge Assault ...
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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 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 beat Hyperius the invincible?

So two friends and I (2 sirens with Res, one gunzerker) have been trying to kill Hyperious for a couple hours. At best we could get him down to about 1/4th health. We have The Bee and the Conference ...
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What are the different kinds of shrines and how do they work?

I've encountered an "Ammo Shrine" while playing through the 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep' DLC: How does it work? Also, are there other types of shrines in TTAoDK? If yes, what does each ...
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Is there any increase in legendary drop rate with the True Vault Hunter mode or the Vault Hunter's Relic?

True Vault Hunter Mode I heard it gives better and more loot, so does that mean legendary? Vault Hunter's Relic Says it increases rare drop rates, legendaries are rare, too... (heh)