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Players can complete special feats known as Challenges to earn Badass Ranks. Some challenges also provide character skins once a player reaches a specific level. Note that a challenge is not considered 'complete' until all possible levels are attained.

Global

Challenges

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Enemies

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Another Bug Hunt Kill varkids. 10 25 75 150 300
Die in the Friendly Skies Kill buzzards. 10 25 45 75 100
Tentacle Obsession Kill threshers. 10 25 75 150 300
You're One Ugly Mother... Kill stalkers. 10 25 75 150 300
Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend Kill crystalisks. 10 25 50 80 120
Skags to Riches Kill skags. 10 25 75 150 300
Pod Pew Pew Kill varkid pods before they hatch. 10 25 45 70 100
Cruising for a Bruising Kill bruisers. 10 25 75 150 300
Short-Chained Shoot chains to release midgets from shields. 1 5 15 30 50
Hurly Burly Shoot bullymong-tossed projectiles out of midair. 10 25 50 125 250
Pest Control Kill spiderants. 10 25 75 150 300
Little Person, Big Pain Kill midgets. 10 25 75 150 300
Marauder? I Hardly Know 'Er Kill marauders. 20 100 500 1000 1500
You Dirty Rat Kill rats. Yes, really. 10 25 75 150 300
Mama's Boys Kill psychos. 10 25 75 150 300
You (No)Mad, Bro? Kill nomads 10 25 75 150 300
Just a Moment of Your Time... Kill surveyors. 10 25 75 150 300
Paingineering Kill Hyperion personnel. 10 25 75 150 300
WHY SO MUCH HURT?! Kill goliaths. 5 12 20 30 50
Bully the Bullies Kill bullymongs. 25 50 150 300 750
Load and Lock Kill loaders. 20 100 500 1000 1500
Constructor Destructor Kill constructors. 5 12 20 30 50
  • Marauder? I Hardly Know 'er: Rank 3 Rewards a Skin
  • Load and Lock: Rank 3 Rewards a Skin

Elemental

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Corroderate Deal corrode damage 2500 20000 100000 500000 1000000
I Just Want to Set the World on Fire Deal burn damage 5000 20000 100000 500000 1000000
Boom* Kill enemies with explosive damage 20 75 250 600 1000
Acid Trip Kill enemies with corrode damage 20 75 250 600 1000
Cowering Inferno Ignite enemies 25 100 400 1000 2000
Slag-Licked* Deal bonus damage to Slagged enemies 5000 25000 150000 1000000 5000000
Say "Watt" Again Deal Electrocute damage. 5000 20000 100000 500000 1000000

Rank 3 of Slag-licked and Boom also give customizations.

Loot

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
It's Not Easy Looting Green Loot or purchase green items. 20 50 75 125 200
Another Man's Treasure Loot or purchase white items. 50 125 250 400 600
Nothing Rhymes with Orange Loot or purchase orange items. 1 3 6 10 15
Purple Reign Loot or purchase purple items. 2 4 7 12 20
The Call of Booty Open treasure chests 5 25 50 125 250
Open Pandora's Boxes Open lootable chests, lockers, and other objects. 50 250 750 1500 2500
Gun Runner Pick up or purchase weapons 10 25 150 300 750
I Like My Treasure Rare Loot or purchase blue items 5 12 20 30 45

Money and Trading

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Limited-Time Offer Buy Items of the Day 1 5 15 30 50
Whaddaya Buyin'? Purchase items with Eridium. 2 5 9 14 20
For the Hoard! Save a lot of money 10000 50000 250000 1000000 3000000
Dolla Dolla Bills, Y'all Collect dollars from cash drops 5000 25000 125000 500000 1000000
Wholesale Sell items to vending machines 10 25 150 300 750
Psst, Hey Buddy... Trade with other players 1 5 15 30 50

Vehicle

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Turret Syndrome Kill enemies using a turret or vehicle-mounted weapon. 10 25 150 300 750
Passive Aggressive Kill enemies while riding as a passenger (not a gunner) in a vehicle. 1 10 50 100 200
Blue Sparks* Kill enemies by power-sliding over them in a vehicle. 5 15 30 50 75
Hit-and-Fun Kill enemies by ramming them with a vehicle. 5 10 50 100 200
...One Van Leaves Kill vehicles while in a vehicle. 5 10 50 100 200
  • To perform a power-sliding you need to use vehicle handbrake (Default 'G') after building some speed, practically its mean "Drifting" over the enemies, the smaller enemies the better DoT.

Health and Recovery

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
I'm Back! Shocked? Get Second Winds by killing enemies with an electrocute DoT (Damage over Time) 1 5 15 30 50
Death, Wind, and Fire Get Second Winds by killing enemies with a burn DoT (Damage over Time) 1 5 15 30 50
Green Meanie Get Second Winds by killing enemies with a corrosive DoT (Damage over Time) 1 5 15 30 50
This Is No Time for Lazy! Revive a co-op partner. 5 10 50 100 200
Badass Bingo Get Second Winds by killing a badass enemy. 1 5 15 30 50
Heal Plz Recover health. 1000 25000 150000 1000000 5000000
I'll Just Help Myself Get Second Winds by killing an enemy. 5 10 50 100 200

Grenades

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Singled Out Kill enemies with Singularity grenades. 10 25 75 150 300
Pull the Pin Kill enemies with grenades. 10 25 150 300 750
EXPLOOOOOSIONS! Kill enemies with Mirv grenades. 10 25 75 150 300
Health Vampire Kill enemies with Transfusion grenades. 10 25 75 150 300
Chemical Sprayer Kill enemies with Area-of-Effect grenades. 10 25 75 150 300
Woah, Black Betty Kill enemies with Bouncing Betty grenades. 10 25 75 150 300

Shields

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Ammo Eater Absorb enemy ammo with an Absorption shield. 20 75 250 600 1000
Game of Thorns Kill enemies with reflected damage from a Spike shield. 5 10 50 100 200
Amp It Up Kill enemies while buffed by an Amplify shield. 5 10 50 100 200
Roid Rage Kill enemies while buffed by a "Maylay" shield. 5 10 50 100 200
Super Novas Kill enemies with a Nova shield burst. 5 10 50 100 200

Rocket Launcher

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Gone with the Second Wind Get Second Winds with rocket launchers. 2 5 15 30 50
Rocket and Roll Kill enemies with rocket launchers. 10 50 100 250 500
Catch-a-Rocket! Kill enemies with direct hits from rocket launchers. 5 10 50 100 200
Splish Splash Kill enemies with rocket launcher splash damage. 5 10 50 100 200
Shield Basher Kill shielded enemies with one rocket each. 5 15 35 75 125
Sky Rockets In Flight... Kill enemies from long range with rocket launchers 25 100 400 1000 2000

Sniper Rifle

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Longshot Headshot Get critical hits with sniper rifles. 25 100 400 1000 2000
Longshot Kill enemies with sniper rifles. 20 100 500 2500 5000
Leaf on the Second Wind Get Second Winds with sniper rifles. 2 5 15 30 50
Snipe Hunting Kill enemies with critical hits using sniper rifles 10 25 75 150 300
Eviscerated Kill shielded enemies with one shot using sniper rifles 5 15 35 75 125
Surprise! Kill unaware enemies with sniper rifles 5 10 50 100 200
No Scope, No Problem Kill enemies with sniper rifles without using ironsights 5 10 50 100 200

Assault Rifle

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Aggravated Assault Kill enemies with assault rifles. 25 100 400 1000 2000
This Is My Rifle... Get critical hits with assault rifles. 25 100 400 1000 2000
...This Is My Gun Kill enemies with critical hits using assault rifles. 10 25 75 150 300
From My Cold, Dead Hands Get Second Winds with assault rifles. 5 15 30 50 75
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle Kill enemies with assault rifles while crouched. 25 75 400 1600 3200

SMG

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
More Like Submachine FUN Get Second Winds with SMGs. 2 5 15 30 50
Hail of Bullets Kill enemies with SMGs. 25 100 400 1000 2000
Constructive Criticism Get critical hits with SMGs. 25 100 400 1000 2000
High Rate of Ire Kill enemies with critical hits using SMGs. 10 25 75 150 300

Shotgun

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Open Wide! Kill enemies from point-blank range with shotguns. 10 25 150 300 750
Shotgun Sniper Kill enemies from long range with shotguns. 10 25 75 150 300
Faceful of Buckshot Get critical hits with shotguns. 50 250 1000 2500 5000
Lock, Stock, and ... Get Second Winds with shotguns. 2 5 15 30 50
Shotgun Surgeon Kill enemies with critical hits using shotguns. 10 50 100 250 500
Shotgun! Kill enemies with shotguns. 25 100 400 1000 2000

Pistol

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Hard Boiled Get Second Winds with pistols. 2 5 15 30 50
The Killer Kill enemies with pistols. 25 100 400 1000 2000
Quickdraw Kill enemies shortly after entering iron sights with a pistol. 10 25 150 300 750
Deadeye Get critical hits with pistols. 25 100 400 1000 2000
Pistolero Kill enemies with critical hits using pistols. 10 25 75 150 300

Melee

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Fisticuffs! Kill enemies with melee attacks. 25 100 400 1000 2000
A Squall of Violence Kill enemies with melee attacks using bladed guns. 20 75 250 600 1000

General Combat

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
...I Got to Boogie Kill enemies at night. 10 25 150 300 750
Critical Acclaim Kill enemies with critical hits. And rainbows. 20 100 500 1000 1500
...To Pay the Bills Kill enemies while using your Action Skill. 20 75 250 600 1000
Knee-Deep in Brass Fire a lot of rounds. 1000 5000 10000 25000 50000
Gun Slinger Deal damage with Tediore reloads. 5000 20000 100000 500000 1000000
Afternoon Delight Kill enemies during the day. 50 250 1000 2500 5000
Not Full of Monkeys Kill enemies with stationary barrels. 10 25 45 70 100
Boomerbang Kill enemies with Tediore reloads. 5 10 50 100 200

Miscellaneous

Challenge Name Challenge Description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
JEEEEEKINSSSSSS!!!* Find and eliminate Jimmy Jenkins. 1 3 6 10 15
Compl33tionist Complete optional mission objectives. 10 25 45 70 100
Sidejacked Complete side missions. 5 15 30 55 90
Haters Gonna Hate Win duels. 1 5 15 30 50
Yo Dawg I Herd You Like Challenges Complete many, many challenges. 5 25 50 100 200
  • Jimmy Jenkins is like a mini version of the Ion Loader, He is a rare type of Loot Midget found in very few small boxes.

Location-Specific

Arid Nexus - Badlands

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Boned Kill Bonehead 2.0 1 4
Hey! Over Here! Find the hidden Claptrap. 1 4
The Beginning of the End Uncover the lost audio Recordings from Arid Nexus. 5 1

Arid Nexus - Boneyard

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 4
Dead Air Kill DJ Hunter Hellquest with his radio turned off 1 10
Under Pressure Hit the hidden button at the base of the pipe to summon and kill Hyperion Reinforcements. 1 10

Bloodshot Ramparts

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
The Last Place You Look Find all five missing car keys in Bloodshot Ramparts. 5 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1
The Not-So-Phantom Tollbooth Pay the toll. 4 1

Bloodshot Stronghold

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Eff Yo' Couch Jump on all five couches in the Bloodshot Dam. 5 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Cut 'Em No Slack Defeat the splinter group in their assigned order. 1 5
Give It a Whirl Kill an enemy by knocking him into the whirlpool. 1 5
Bloodshot Memories Find the lost recordings of the Bloodshot clan. 6 1

Caustic Caverns

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Can't Feel A Thing Stand in the corrosive ooze for 30 seconds without falling into Fight for Your Life. 1 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Ever Blow Bubbles...? Use the corrosive bubbles to reach the broken rail. 1 1
Harcheck's Revenge Kill Blue before any of his leg crystals grow back. 1
I Bet I Can Make It (Hidden) Reach the small island across the corrosive ooze. 1

End of the Line

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1
Master of All He Surveys Kill Wilhelm without destroying any of his surveyors. 1 10

Eridium Blight

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Bring Out the Big Guns Destroy all Five Hyperion tower Turrets. 5 1
Can You Hear Me Now Destroy all four communication dishes. 4 4
Cult of the Vault Discover the Three hidden Vault Symbols. 3 1
Pipe Dreaming Walk on top of the Eridium pipeline. 1 5
Save the Turrets Complete the fight at the gate before the Loaders destroy the tower turrets. 1 10
Tie Clip Cut Donkey Mong's tie without any players being hit by his barrels. 1
'Twas Slag Killed the Beast Kill King Mong while he is Slagged. 1 1
Vault Hunter vs. The Volcano Get up close and personal with the Volcano. 1 4

Fink's Slaughterhouse

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1

Friendship Gulag

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1
In the Middle of the Night After night falls, alert a guard tower to your presence. 1 1

Frostburn Canyon

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Praise Be to Scorch Kill Scorch without damaging his minions. 1 5
Totems of Fire Ignite all the hanging totems. 10 5
Burning Sensation Find Incinerator Clayton's chronicles of the Firehawk. 3 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5

Hero's Pass

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden vault Symbols. 2 5
Environmental Protection Disable the grinder arm control panels. 3 1
When Nature Calls Discover where engineers do their business. 3 1

Lynchwood

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 10
Do or Die Find out why Axton came to Pandora. 4 5
Look Ma, No Hands Shoot a skag rider off his skag. 5 1
Duel of Death Duel on the Main Street train tracks. 1 1
Last Train to Nowhere Kill the bandit riding the five o' clock train. 1 10
That's Impossible, Even for a Computer Land a grenade in the refinery's exhaust port. 1 5

Natural Selection Annex

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1

Ore Chasm

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1

Opportunity

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Down with Big, Handsome Brother Destroy the security cameras located throughout Opportunity. 8 5
Opportunity Knocks Find the lost Hyperion audio recordings in Opportunity. 3 1
Shame the Foreman Kill Foreman Jasper without letting him construct any turrets. 1 5
Top o' the World Explore your way to three rooftops. 3 10

Sanctuary

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the five hidden Vault Symbols. 5 5
Jackpot! Get three Vault Symbols or Triple Eridium Bars on the Lucky Shot slot machine. 1 5
Rise of the Crimson Raiders Uncover the history of Crimson Raiders. 4 1

Sawtooth Cauldron

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbol. 2 10
Haiku Hitman Find out why Zero came to Pandora. 3 1
Happy Camper Find Avie's hidden campsite. 1 1
Race to the Top Get to the Buzzard Nest within two minutes of entering Sawtooth Cauldron. 1 5

Southern Shelf

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Fireproof Kill Flynt without any players taking damage from his dragon breath. 1 5
Make Boom Go Boom Kill Boom and Bewm without any players taking a direct shot from Big Bertha. 1 5

Southern Shelf - Bay

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
I Can See Your Corpse from Here! Find all four telescopes in Southern Shelf Bay. 4 1
Midge-Mong Has No Friends Kill Midgemong and his rider before they summon backup. 1 5
Vault Hunter on Wire Get to Blackburn Cove via tightrope. 1 1

Southpaw Steam & Power

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 3 1
Boss Run Kill all four assassins within ten minutes. 1 1

Terramorphous Peak

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 5
Terramorphous the Not-So-Invincible Defeat Terramorphous 1 10

The Bunker

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
BNK-3R Buster Destroy BNK-3R without destroying any of his auto cannons. 1 4
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 4

The Dust

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 3 10
Dust to Dust Uncover the history behind the Zaford/Hodunk feud. 3 5
If You're Not First, You're Last Complete the Hodunk Speedway within the time limit. 1 5
I've Got a Crush on You Have a buddy crush you in the car crusher. 1 1
The Van is Damned Find and loot the roaming Cara-Van. 1 5
  • If You're Not First, You're Last: This Challange can only be completed after the quest Clan War: First Place, and must be done in under 25 seconds.

The Fridge

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 1
Fairest of Them All Kill Laney before any of her midget companions die. 1 1
It's Off to Hell We Go Kill all of Laney's midget companions before killing Laney herself. 1 1
The Rakk Knight Find Rakkman's audio diary. 1 1
Trapped Rat Find the rat frozen in time. 1 10
Stiff Competition Do not kill any Midget Boners before killing Smash-Head. 1
  • Trapped Rat:This Challenge requires "The Cold Shoulder" optional mission to gain access to him.

The Highlands

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 5
Failure to Communicate Find and destroy all Hyperion comm towers. 4 10
Winds of the Highlands Find all the windsocks. 8 1

The Holy Spirits

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1

Thousand Cuts

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
A Grave Matter Smash all the tombstones in Slab Town. 9 1
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Portrait of the Gunzerker as a Young Man Find out why Salvador came to Pandora. 4 1
Slab UHF Activate the radio tower atop Slab Town. 1 10

Three Horns - Divide

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 3 1
Man's Best Friends Kill Boll without hurting any of his poor snow skags. 1 5

Three Horns - Valley

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the three hidden Vault Symbols. 3 5
This Ain't My First Rodeo Explore your way to the top of the Happy Pig Motel sign. 1 5

Tundra Express

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Bug Off Kill Madam Von Bartlesby without any players taking damage from her bug bombs. 1 10
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 1
King of the Buzzard World Explore your way to the roofs of Buzzard Academy. 1 5
Positive Reinforcements Find and turn on the three alarms that summon bandit reinforcements. 3 5
What's Yours Is Mine Disable all of Tiny Tina's pink mines. 5 5

Wildlife Exploitation Preserve

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Bear Minimum Find five teddy bears trapped in stalker goo. 5 5
Cult of the Vault Discover the two hidden Vault Symbols. 2 5
Mordy's Secret Stashes Find Mordecai's three hidden stashes. 3 1
Ride Together, Die Together Kill Tumbaa and Pimon within ten seconds of each other. 1 10
Siren's Song Find out why Maya came to Pandora. 4 1

Windshear Waste

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1

Vault of the Warrior

Challenge Name Challenge Description # required for Level Badass Rank Reward
Cult of the Vault Discover the hidden Vault Symbol. 1 1
Dying of the Light Find the last of the Fire Worshippers. 1 10
The Warriors Way Kill the Warrior without shooting his heart. 1 4