Submitted by: C.A.
Infinite Golden Keys:
Use a text editor to edit the “WillowDLC.ini” file in the folder:
Locate the following lines:[GoldenKeys] +SourceId=254
Change the “+Numkeys=1” value from “1” up to “255” to get the desired number of Golden Keys.
The Golden Keys can be used to open the Golden Loot chest found in Sanctuary near the Fast
Travel terminal. Each time you open the chest, it will use one key and give you rare weapon(s)
or item(s) that are scaled to the current level you are at when you open the chest.
All promo items:
Use a text editor to edit the “WillowDLC.ini” file in the folder:
“\Steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2\DLC\POPremierClub\Lic”. Locate the following lines and
update them to match how they are listed below to unlock all promo items:
Duplicating weapons, items, and money:
Start a co-op game with at least one other player. Stand next to another player, and initiate
a trade. Give them the desired weapons/items/money you would like to duplicate. Then,
immediately quit the game without saving. Since the game did not save after you traded the
weapons/items/money, you will still have them, and the other player you traded them to will
also have them. The other player can then give you weapons/items/money while using the same
method. Repeat this as many times as desired.
“Note:” Do not trade items near an auto save point to prevent the game from accidentally saving
while trading the items.
In Three Horns Valley, go northwest on the map to the hideout where you fight the Bad Maw boss
(the area is right next to the entrance to Bloodshot Stronghold. Kill Bad Maw, and pick up the
Eridium he drops. Then, enter the Bloodshot Stronghold, and choose the “Save and Quit” option.
Continue the game, return to Three Horns Valley, and kill Bad Maw again to get more Eridium.
Repeat this as many times as desired.
Have a saved game file from the original Borderlands on your hard drive to unlock the Veteran
skins for all four characters using the option found under the “Extras” menu.
Minecraft Easter Egg:
Once you reach Sanctuary Hole after Chapter 9 (it can be accessed from the northeast area
of the map in Three Horns Divide), you will find a cliff that drops off into a huge hole
on your right behind a building close to the end of the town you go through immediately
after entering Sanctuary Hole. It does not look like you can drop off the edge, but there
is an area you can drop onto. Drop down to this area to reach the entrance to Caustic
Caverns. You can also reach the entrance to Caustic Caverns by progressing through
Sanctuary Hole normally. Once you enter Caustic Caverns, go to the “Guardian Ruins” at
the northwest corner of the map. Find the mine carts on the train tracks, and turn right
just before you reach the huge door at the end of the train tracks. Then, go straight,
jump over the two cube blocks, and immediately turn left to enter a cave with a bunch of
Minecraft blocks. Keep smashing the blocks to enter a secret Minecraft area. There are
Minecraft style enemies in this area. You can fine a special Minecraft head and skin for
your character by defeating the enemies and smashing the blocks in this area. There is a
different head and skin dropped in this area for each character. The enemies also drop
rare loot. If you do not get the desired head and skin for a character and/or do not like
the loot you got, you can choose to “Save and Quit”, and then continue your game to get
different loot in this area.
If you keep tipping Moxxi large amounts of money in Sanctuary (over $10,000), she will
eventually give you a weapon. Try to tip after she stops talking. Once you get a weapon
from her, you can fast travel to another area and then back to Sanctuary. Keep tipping her
again to get another weapon. She only gives two types of weapons — a fire elemental
submachine gun and corrosive elemental submachine gun, but they should always have
Getting Golden Keys:
Golden Keys can be used to open the Golden Loot chest found in Sanctuary near the Fast
Travel terminal. Each time you open the chest, it will use one key and give you rare
weapon(s) or item(s) that are scaled to the current level you are at when you open the
chest. Thus, make sure you do not open the cheat with a Golden Key until you want a rare
weapon for the current level you are at. There are multiple ways to get a Golden Key.
Certain retailers gave a DLC code to people who pre-ordered the game that included a
Golden Key. You can also sign-up for the Gearbox Shift program that is found under the
“Extras” menu in-game to get a Golden Key. Gearbox has also stated they are planning on
giving away more Golden Keys through future promotions and events. The news ticker at
the Borderlands 2 menus will provide more information about the Golden Key promotions
Hidden QR code:
If you look on Mad Moxxi’s pizza boxes, there is a QR code. When you scan the code, it says:
“Wise man say, forgiveness is divine but never pay full price for late pizza.
Better weapons and items:
Go to any slot machine after the game has recently been auto saved. Play the slot machine
as many times as desired. If you do not like the weapons and/or items you won, simply quit
the game without saving. Then, continue your saved game to still have all the money you
spent on slot machine. Repeat this process as many times as desired to get better weapons
-=Farm Badass Tokens=-
* To revive a downed player, hold [X/Square] for a few seconds to bring them back to life.
Doing this 50 times will net you Badass Tokens.
* To farm this, you’ll need to be able to kill yourself. Find or purchase a Tediore weapon.
These, when reloaded, will be thrown and explode.
* Remove any mods and your shields. Stand in a corner, fire the Tediore gun once, then
reload. You’ll throw the gun into the corner and blow yourself up.
* Let your partner revive you, or have your teammate do this so you can revive them. 50
revives, and you’ll have some early badass tokens.
* To do this quickly, only try this method just as you begin the game, before you gain many
levels. Unequip any stat-boosting mods, and remove their shields.
* To initiate a duel, just melee attack another play. Take turns, at this early point one
melee attack should end the duel.
Defeat each other 50 times to complete this challenge.
* To trade with another player, just hold [B/Circle] for a moment.
* Trades count whether you actually trade anything or not. Just activate “Trade” to complete
instead of cancelling out.
* Do that 50 times to complete the challenge with ease.
Duplicate Weapons and Infinite Money:
1. Weapons and items are constantly autosaved as you play Borderlands
2. If you drop a weapon, and quickly exit the game you’ll still have the weapon in
your inventory when you reload.
3 Knowing this, when you trade or drop weapons and your friend picks them up, if you
exit out of the game right away, it won’t have a chance to save. When you and your
friend reload, you’ll both have the weapon.
Make sure before you attempt either of these methods that your weapons and money have
been through an autosave. Start an online game with a friend to use this glitch.
Remember, you can’t be the host.
-=Method #1: Weapon Dropping=-
* Simply drop your weapon on the ground.
* Let your friend pick the weapon up.
* Just as your friend picks the weapon up, exit the game.
-=Method #2: Trading=-
* Trade with your friend. You can trade weapons or money, both will work.
* Give your friend all of your cash.
* Accept the trade.
*Just as the trade completes, quickly exit the game.
When you reload your game, you’ll see that you haven’t lost any money or weapons.
Repeat the process. Congratulations! You have infinite money.
Donkey Kong Easter Egg:
* To unlock the achievement, and discover the rare monster named Donkey Mong (an riff
Nintendo’s Donkey Kong) you’ll need to find him first.
* You’ll need to reach the Eridium Blight. Be sure that you’re high enough level to
easily handle the monsters there, as you’ll need to fight the more-difficult Donkey
* Go to the southwest corner of the map, you’ll pass through a Hyperion gate on the
way. Turn right off the path as you pass through the gate and up the hall.
* Check out the hills with lots of Bullymongs and Rakts. There’s a chance Donkey
Mong will randomly appear.
* He’s a rare Mong. If he doesn’t appear, simply save and quit, then try again.
* Like his namesake, Donkey Mong loves to throw the barrels on his back.
Easy Badass ranks:
Create a new character and join the game as a guest on controller two. Stand in front of
the guest character with your main character and start a duel. Win the duel and repeat the
process. Fifty duel victories will result in a gain of 166 Badass ranks. Create a new
character and repeat the process as many times as desired.
Carry one more item in your backpack:
You must have 2 class mods for this to work. Once your backpack is full, switch your
currently equipped class mod for another one in your backpack (you can then re-equip your
original class mod after you’ve done this). Then exit the backpack menu and you can now
pick up one more item and have a backpack with 28 items in it instead of maximum 27.
Hidden Chest by Lava in the Vault of The Warrior:
In the Vault of the Warrior, hidden chest can be found right by the lava:
1.walk until you see a Metal Bridge inside the cave, stop by the lava stream about 10
feet before the bridge.
2.Look down, there should be step-stone liked rocks by the edge.
3.Jump onto the lava towards the left wall, now you should able to see the hidden den.
Easily defeat Crystalisks:
The slow but resilient Crystalisks are difficult to take down with guns early in the game, even
when firing at the three weak points on their legs until they break. Fortunately, there is a
much faster (and easier) way to defeat these beasts; simply use melee attacks on the weak points
on each of the three legs! Be brave and run up and start slashing/smashing and stop worrying
Defeating Captain Flynt the easy way:
First, kill all of his lackeys or wound him so that he will jump down and fight like a man.
See that large metal container to the left? Get inside and let Flynt come. Stand by the windows
and he will run at you and spam pickaxe attacks. His attacks will be useless and if he stops
attacking he will stand there and eat all the lead you’re giving him. If he goes toward either
entrances, get the hell out of there and bait him back to his spot. Repeat until the ‘900XP’
icon flashes and he falls to the ground.
Easy money and Eridium:
At the beginning of the Southpaw Steam & Power Facility, where you do the “Assassinate The
Assassins” mission, is a room of lockers and small boxes. Check all the boxes and lockers,
then go to the “Pause” menu. Select “Quit”, then “Save And Quit”. When the game returns to
the title screen, continue your game. You will appear at the begging of Southpaw, and the
boxes and lockers will have respawned with new items (weapons, money, ammo, shields, and
Eridium). Loot the boxes and lockers again and repeat. The entire process is very fast and
you can receive at least one Eridium every four times that the room is cleared. This is a
good way to get black market items early in the game.
Workaround for Golden Key Patch:
In one of the first post-release patches, Gearbox has blocked the well-known infinite Golden
Key exploit. There is a solution for this.
NOTE: If you are playing as a Mechromancer, create a character as another class before starting
this. You will be temporarily downgrading your game to the initial version, which will make your
Mechromancer unplayable UNTIL you upgrade back to the current version. Don’t worry, after you
re-upgrade, it’ll work again just fine.
1.Uninstall the game completely but do NOT delete your user data.
2.Reinstall the base game. Do NOT install any DLC or updates yet.
3.Perform the Golden Keys edit to the WillowDLC.ini file as already posted here.
4.Open the game, load any character (again, not a Mechromancer), then save and quit.
5.Reinstall all the patches and DLC you have back up to the current version.
6.Go to your user data folder for Borderlands 2.
7.Copy the file “profile.bin” to your desktop or somewhere else.
(Note: The old trick was to set this file as “read only” but this has been patched, which is
why this whole process is now needed.)
8.Enter the game and use up all the Golden Keys continually looting the chest in Sanctuary.
Sell whatever gear you won’t or can’t use whenever you run out of backpack/bank space but
just keep looting the chest until you use up all of your keys. When you run out, save and quit.
9.Copy the profile.bin file from your desktop back to the folder you opened earlier, overwriting
the file in the user data folder.
10.Reopen the game and notice all your keys are back. Save and quit again.
11.Repeat steps 7 through 10 as many times as needed until you’re satisfied with the massive
backpack full of loot you’ve acquired.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reference:
There is a quest Patricia Tannis will give you called “Splinter Group”. The first step is to pick
up some “bait” from Mad Moxxi. This “bait” is actually pizza and Patricia will say after you pick
it up that they love the stuff. You end up going into the sewers, which then is a hideout of the
runaway mutants. Leave the pizza on the table and get ready to fight four “brothers” who talk like
the four talking turtles. After you defeat them. you will go further and can choose to just leave
and forget about the puzzle in the final room, or try to finish the puzzle to turn five red lights
into five green lights. Once all lights are green another mutant will will come out of hiding and
attack you. All five of these mutants does flips, Rolls, and jumps just like a ninja would do.
Hidden Minecraft area and gear:
Once you can explore the Caustic Caverns (after Sanctuary moves from its location at the start
of the game), make your way to the western portion of the area map where you can find a minecart
that you need to push for another sidequest. Look in an alcove to the side of that cart to find
a wall made of what appears to be pixellated blocks; attack the blocks to gradually destroy them
and you’ll eventually reach a cavern filled with Creepers from Minecraft! Be sure to take them
out from a distance since they explode when destroyed.
The best part of this area is that the Badass Creeper here drops a random assortment of Minecraft
themed weapons and masks for your Vault Hunters!
Easy “Thresher Thrashed” achievement or trophy:
To easily kill Terramorphous the Invincible, wait to accept the mission “You. Will. Die.
(Seriously.)” until you have a level 62 or higher character and your current playthrough is
inUltimate Vault Hunter mode. Then while in Sanctuary in Normal mode, accept the mission from
Dr. Tannis inside the Crimson Raiders HQ. Next, travel to Thousand Cuts and follow the mission
marker to the entrance to Terramorphous Peak. Pay the 8 Eridium fee to access it and
Terramorphous. Finally, summon Terramorphous with the longhorn. Within five minutes you should
have Terramorphous killed, and if the profile being used kills him for the first time the
achievement or trophy will be earned. Also, at the very least you should gain one Orange
(Legendary) item in the form of a “Slayer of Terramorphous Class Mod.
Full Metal Jacket References:
There are multiple references to the movie Full Metal Jacket spread around the game. One of
the rifle challenges is called “This is My Rifle,” which is part of a familiar line from the
movie. Also, the reanimation station will say “You will not die unless you are told” after
reviving you, which is a reference to an R. Lee Emery quote in the film.
During the “Clan War: End of the Rainbow” side mission, once you have followed the Bagman to
the Holy Spirits’ cash stash underground and are attempting to kill him, he will occasionally
teleport. During this time, non-lootable gold coins and paper money resembling the money used
for playing the board game “Monopoly” will appear momentarily. This is most easily noticed if
you are trying to attack him from close range.