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This badass challenge takes place in The Fridge, and is Stiff Competition: Do not kill any Midget Boners before killing Smash Head.

So I've twice now killed Smash Head, leaving his three Midget Boners alive, and not been awarded the badass challenge. I clear the area before opening the loot chest which awakens Smash Head, so I only have to deal with him/them. I then retreat to safety in the entry area and snipe him from a distance. Sometimes he follows me into the entry area, so I have to retreat farther down the hall. Eventually, I whittle his health down and kill him. When he dies, the three Midget Boners are still alive, and come after me, so I know I didn't accidentally kill one of them.

I'm wondering: is the challenge only awarded the first time you encounter Smash Head during the quest to find the Goliath's lost loot crate?

EDIT:

Based on suggestions below, I tried the strategy of staying in the area and performing a close-up kill of Smash Head using a high power shotgun. Same result, the three Midget Boners are alive and still no badass challenge is awarded!. I think I've found a game glitch...

  • Normally you can get challenges later. So I so no reason for it to be only awarded the first time. Perhaps you are sniping him at to long range? Try shooting him up close. – Ids Sep 4 '14 at 9:43
  • It's also possible you need to be in his arena to get it awarded. Also, are any of the enemies you cleared out before hand Midget Boners? – Kexlox Sep 4 '14 at 20:22
  • @Kexlox: Interesting idea about having to be IN the same area when he dies, I'll give that a try, as I've been sitting just outside in the entryway. – Alan Sep 4 '14 at 21:30
  • @Ids: I'll also try a close up kill to see if that makes a difference. – Alan Sep 4 '14 at 21:30
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    @Kexlox: None of the midgets in the area are Midget Boners. They don't appear until you aggro Smash Head. – Alan Sep 5 '14 at 4:19
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is the challenge only awarded the first time you encounter Smash Head during the quest to find the Goliath's lost loot crate?

No, you can get this challenge at a later date. I just accomplished this with my Commando by going back to my Normal Mode playthrough with level 41 weapons and quickly killed Smash-Head before his minions were able to come after me.

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  • Yeah, I'm in normal mode playthrough 1, also Axton commando, at Level 34. I've killed Smash Head several times now, and still have not been awarded the badass challenge. – Alan Sep 5 '14 at 20:39

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