Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Mega Guide: Shift Codes, Legendary Weapons, Infinite Ammo And More

A complete guide for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Posted By | On 27th, Oct. 2014 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @DanteandSpardaX


Check out this complete guide for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!. Using this guide you will be able to know all about farming of Moonstone, unlimited loot, gaining experience (XP) and leveling up faster. We also have an in-depth guide for legendary weapons/items and how you can obtain them along with guides for unlocking skins/heads, side missions, Vault Symbols locations, Badass Tokens Farming, Grinder recipes and Moonstone Bonuses, Treasure Chest Locations, shift codes and infinite ammo.

As usual, we also have tips and tricks for PC fixes for crashes and errors along with an achievement/trophy guide of the game. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is being developed by 2K Australian and Gearbox Software and is being published by 2K Games. The game is available for the Xbox 360, the PC, and PlayStation3.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below.

Moonstone Farming Guide, unlimited loot and gaining XP and leveling up faster:

Borderlands:TPS contains a number of moonstones that must be found should the player wish to fully complete the game. These are also useful in buying new weapons and upgrading the ones the player already contains. Below is a video guide on how to gain unlimited XP, moonstones, and loot.

The video below shows how to obtain moonstones by defeating the secret boss Iwajira.

How to level up quickly and gain XP [experience].

Rewards and Unlockables:

Should the player contain a save file from Borderlands 1 or Borderlands 2 on their console or PC, various unlockables will be available to them.

Upon starting the game save files will be detected from previous games.

  • Borderlands 1 rewards and unlockables: Skin, Exclusive weapon, and moonstones.
  • Borderlands 2 rewards and unlockables: Skin, Exclusive weapon, moonstones, and extra points.
  • Should the player contain save files from both games all of the above will be available to them plus the addition of more moonstones.

New game plus mode:
Complete the game once to unlock new game plus mode. In this mode enemies become extra powerful giving those who desire a challenge some extra replay value.

True vault hunter mode:
Complete the game once to unlock the true vault hunter mode. After doing so the game will congratulate the player stating the mode has been unlocked and is available from the main menu.

DLC Unlockables:
Pre-ordering the game grants the player access to the Enter the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit DLC. This additional content may be available to other players sometime in the future as paid content but at this time it is unknown whether it will happen.

 Legendary Weapons and Items Guide:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! contains a number of legendary weapons and items that can be obtained by the means of searching, creating, buying, upgrading, and glitching the game. Weapons and items have coloured beams that signify their rarity and level. Below is a list on the colour traits and a video guide on how to obtain these weapons.

  • White/Common gear
  • Blue/Rare green
  • Purple/Epic gear
  • Green/Uncommon gear
  • Orange/Legendary gear

The colour traits of these weapons and items will aid in grinding weapons together in order to create even more powerful weapons.

How to Obtain the Legendary Sniper Rifle Skullmasher.

How to obtain the “Thingy”.

How to Obtain Excalibastard.

How to obtain the Striker weapon.

How to obtain the AckAck weapon.

How to obtain the Quasar weapon.

How to obtain the Flakker weapon.

How to obtain the Nukem weapon.

Unlimited Legendary Weapons, Create Any Legendary Weapon

Best vending machine for Legendary weapons.

How to Duplicate Legendary Weapons with Split-Screen.

Make any Legendary weapon type using the Loot Grinder recipe.

Unlimited Legendary weapons Grinder Glitch.

How to get infinite ammo for launchers.

How to obtain The Shooting Star Legendary Item.

How to get infinite Excalibastards.

How to get Moxxi’s Probe Damage Healer.

List of all legendary weapons:

Unlocking skins and heads:

Skins and heads can be unlocked to customize the character’s appearance and these are accomplished by completing side missions and exploring the game’s world. Completing the following side missions will unlock customisation options for the player’s character.

Missions for unlockable skins:

  • Fresh air
  • Grinders
  • The don
  • Boomshakalaka
  • Lasts requests
  • Trouble with space hurps
  • Dah! combat training

Missions for unlockable heads:

  • Cleanliness uprising
  • The voyage of captain thief

Additional customisation options can be unlocked by defeating enemies and finding those scattered within the game.

How to unlock side missions:

In Borderlands:TPS! optional side missions can be unlocked by looting, exploring, earning XP, and levelling up. Below is a list of the game requirements and character levels to unlock each side mission.

Follow Your Heart
Complete Land among the Stars/Level 3

Land among the Stars
Complete Lost Legion Invasion/Level 3

Tales from Elpis
Complete Lost Legion Invasion/Level 3

Torgue–o! Torgue–o!
Complete Marooned/Level 4

Nova? No Problem!
Complete Marooned/Level 4

Last Requests
Complete Lost Legion Invasion/Level 4

Wherefore Art Thou?
Complete Systems Jammed/Level 7

The Empty Billabong
Complete Systems Jammed/Level 7

All the Little Creatures
Complete Systems Jammed/Level 9

Space Slam
Complete Boomshakalaka/Level 9

Bunch of Ice Holes
Complete a New Direction/Level 11

Home Delivery
Complete Treasures of ECHO Madre/Level 11

Rough Love
Complete Treasures of ECHO Madre/Level 11

Zapped
Complete a New Direction/Level 11

Grinders
Complete a New Direction/Level 11

To Arms!
Complete a New Direction/Level 11

Pop Racing
Complete a New Direction/Level 11

Recruitment Drive
Complete All the Little Creatures/Level 11

Boomshakalaka
Complete a New Direction/Level 12

No Such Thing as a Free Launch
Complete Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion/Level 12

The Secret Chamber
Complete Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion/Level 12

Wiping the Slate
Complete Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion/Level 13

Another Pickle
Complete Treasures of ECHO Madre/Level 15

Nothing is never an Option
Complete Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion/Level 15

Treasures of ECHO Madre
How to Unlock: Complete Intelligences of the Artificial Persuasion/Level 15

An Urgent Message
Complete Home Sweet Home/Level 18

Boarding Party
Complete Home Sweet Home/Level 18

Hot Head
Complete Home Sweet Home
Level: 18

Voice Over
Complete Home Sweet Home/Level 18

Cleanliness Uprising
Complete Science and Violence/Level 18

Kill Meg
Complete Paint Job/Level 18

Sub–Level 13
Complete Let’s Build a Robot Army (Part 2: Complete Sub Level 13)/Level 18

Paint Job
Complete an Urgent Message/Level 18

The Voyage of Captain Chef
Complete Let’s Build a Robot Army/Level 19

Fresh Air
Complete Science and Violence/Level 20

Picking up the Pieces
Complete Eye to Eye/Level 20

Lab 19
Complete Science and Violence/Level 20

Infinite Loop
Complete Science and Violence/Level 20

It Ain’t Rocket Surgery
Complete Science and Violence/Level 20

Don’t get Cocky
Complete Trouble with Space Hurps/Level 23

Eradicate!
Complete Trouble with Space Hurps/Level 23

Lock and Load
Complete To the Moon/Level 23

Quarantine: Back on Schedule
Complete Watch Your Step/Level 23

Things That Go Boom
Complete Watch Your Step/Level 23

To the Moon
Complete Science and Violence/Level 23

Quarantine: Infestation
Complete Quarantine: Back on Schedule/Level 23

Red, Then Dead
Complete Watch Your Step/Level 23

Trouble with Space Hurps
Complete In Perfect Hibernation/Level 23

These are the Bots
Complete Eye to Eye/Level 24

The Don
Complete Eye to Eye/Level 24

Don’t shoot the Messenger
Complete Eye to Eye and start The Beginning of the End/Level 26

Z8N–TP
Complete Eye to Eye and start The Beginning of the End/Level 26

The Return of Captain Chef
Complete The Voyage of Captain Chef and start The Beginning of the End/Level 27

The Bestest Story Ever Told
Complete the Beginning of the End/Level 28

Sterwin Forever
Complete Guardian Hunter/Level 29

Guardian Hunter
Complete the Beginning of the End/Level 29

In Perfect Hibernation
Complete Quarantine: Back on Schedule/Level 29

Vault Symbols locations guide:

Cult of the Vault is a challenge that allows the player to earn extra Badass points. Vault symbols must be located in order to complete the challenge and fully complete the game. Below is a video guide showing all locations for the vault symbols.

Vault Symbol Locations Serenity’s Waste

Vault Symbol Locations Regolith Range

Vault Symbol Locations Concordia

Vault Symbol Locations Triton Flats

Vault Symbol Locations Crisis Scar

Vault Symbol Locations Outlands Spur

Vault Symbol Locations Pity’s fall

Vault Symbols Titan Industrial Facility, Titan Robot Production Plant

Vault Symbols Locations Jack’s Office and Sub level 13

Vault Symbol Locations Veins of Helios

Badass Tokens Farming:

Challenges in Borderlands:TPS! earn the player Badass points. These can be used to unlock bonuses for the player’s characters. As the character’s rank increases so does the amount of Badass points that will be earned from completing challenges. Unlockable bonuses are listed below.

  • Gun damage
  • Fire rate
  • Reduced recoil
  • Reload speed
  • Maximum health
  • Shield capacity
  • Shield recharge rate
  • Shield recharge delay
  • Critical damage bonus
  • Melee damage
  • Grenade damage
  • Elemental effect chance
  • Elemental effect damage

Grinder recipes and Moonstone Bonuses:

Grinding weapons allows the player to create new weapons and alterations of the weapons they currently have by the means of grinders. Different weapon types and and the levels of the weapons being used will have an effect of the created weapon from using the grinder recipes. Moonstones can also be used to provide bonuses for the weapons by adding them to the grinder. The moonstone bonuses are listed below.

  • Boominator: Grenade damage increases
  • Safegaurd: Shields are restored for each kill
  • Punisher: Critical damage rises
  • Harden up: Maximum shields improve
  • Fast learner: Bonus XP is gained from kills
  • Oxygenator: Oxygen is restored from damaging enemies
  • Piercing rounds: A chance to ignore enemy shields during fights
  • Serenity: The rate of o2 consumption is reduced

Grinding recipes for obtaining weapons:

Shotgun recipes:

  • One SMG, auto pistol, and one assault rifle
  • One Shield, ne Pistol, and one Shield

Assault rifle recipes:

  • Two assault rifles and one shotgun
  • Two assault rifles and one laser gun
  • One SMG, one auto pistol, and one assault rifle
  • Two assault rfiles and one pistol

Rocket launcher recipes:

  • Two sniper rifles and one grenade
  • Two assault rifles and one grenade
  • Two shotguns and one grenade
  • One auto pistol, one assault rifle, and one grenade

Sniper rifle recipes:

  • One shotgun and one sniper rifle
  • One shotgun and one assault rifle

SMG recipes:

  • One laser rifle, one assault rifle, and one pistol
  • One assault rifle, one pistol, and one shield

Pistol recipes:

  • One assault rifle, one laser, and one, sniper rifle

Treasure Chest Locations:

Treasure chest locations Serenity’s Waste 1.

Treasure chest locations Serenity’s Waste 2.

Echo Recorder Locations:

Triton Flats Badass Challenge.

Regolith Range Badass Challenges

PC errors and crashes fixes:

Below are a list of issues and fixes for the PC version of Borderlands:TPS!

  • Boss zone bug fix:
    Wipe out all enemies surrounding the gate leading on to the boss battle before entering in order to bypass the bug that surrounds this battle.
  • Linux shift authentication fix:
    Add the following command line in the launch options. SSL_CERT_DIR=”/etc/ssl/certs” %command% Then restart the game.
  • PhysX fix:
    Try re-installing the Nvidia graphic card drivers.
  • Random crashes fix:
    Install everything from the “redist” installation folders and restart the PC.
  • NPCs stuck fix:
    Restart the game by killing your character and re-spawning should solve these issues.
  • Game refuses to launch:
    Try re-installing DirectX and relaunch the game from it’s main directory folder.
  • Stuttering fix:
    Uncap the frame rate from the menu and make sure the graphic card’s drivers are up to date.
  • Black screen appears when launching the game:
    Go to Steam, right click the game and browse to properties, go to local files, and click Verify Cacahe.

Shift Codes:

Expires between October 24th-28th

Xbox 360: WKCT3-JTHW6-FK6JF-WXBJJ-CSZW9
PlayStation 3: WKCT3-JTHZ3-BS3KB-ZTCJJ-CSZ36
PC: WKCT3-JTHZ9-BJ3JB-TTBJJ-CSZCZ

Expires between October 24th-28th

Xbox 360: K5K3T-5THW6-RW6BX-KFTJ3-36RZR
PlayStation 3: K5K3T-5THZ3-JZ3CT-SBWJ3-36RXZ
PC: K5K3T-5THZ9-JT3BT-JBTJ3-36RZB

Expires on October 27th

Xbox 360: CWK33-5J3F6-55FTR-5XB3B-C5SB3
PlayStation 3: CWK33-5J3B5-96BWJ-9TC3B-C5SW9
PC: CWK33-5J3B3-33BTJ-3TB3B-C5SFX

Expires on October 27th

Xbox 360: KKK3J-T33R6-CWF3X-KFJJ3-JSFHH
PlayStation 3: KKK3J-T33J5-HXB5T-SBKJ3-JSFFC
PC: KKK3J-T33J3-BTB3T-JBJJ3-JSFBX

Expires on October 29th

Xbox 360: 5KWTJ-FB9WF-XWRTF-CFT3B-F9K35
PlayStation 3: 5KWTJ-FB9ZB-TZJWB-HBW3B-F9K3C
PC: 5KWTJ-FB9ZH-TTJTB-BBT3B-F9KWX

Expires on October 31st

Xbox 360: KW53T-S39CX-XKXT6-CR3B3-B69XT
PlayStation 3: KW53T-S39HT-TSTW3-HJ5B3-B6963
PC: KW53T-S39HZ-TJTT3-BJ3B3-B69C3

Expires on October 31st

Xbox 360: WK5BJ-3CHCR-XKR3R-W6T3T-RRC3C
PlayStation 3: WK5BJ-3CHHJ-TSJ5J-Z3W3T-RRCFB
PC: WK5BJ-3CHHS-TJJ3J-T3T3T-RRC5H

Achievements and trophies guide:

Borderland: The Pre-Sequel! contains fifty achievements in total. Below is a list of all achievements and their requirements.

Side Quest Student:  Completed 30 side missions.

Moon Mission Meister:  Completed all of the side missions.

Grind ‘n’ Bear It:  Use the grinder to create an item.

The Bigger They Are: Defeated the Invincible Empyrean Sentinel.

Mouth to Mouth: Revived 10 players with oxygen.

Air Supremacy: Killed 100 enemies with Wolf.

No, I’m Athena!:  Killed 100 enemies with Aspis.

That Helped, Right?:  Experienced all Vault Hunter Modes using Vault Hunter.EXE.

That Tasted Purple!: Had Purple-rated gear or better equipped in every slot.

Challenger: Completed level 1 of all challenges with a single character.

Space Rookie: Reached level 5.

Lunar Lieutenant:  Reached level 10.

Moon Master:  Reached level 25.

Space Lord: Reached level 50.

Lunar Looter: Looted 10 Moonstone Chests.

I Come From The Land Up Over:  Discovered all names locations in Serenity’s Waste, Triton Flats and Stanton’s Liver.

Eeridian Explorer:  Discovered all named locations in Outlands Canyon, Outlands Spur and Vorago Solitude.

Beam Me Up:  Discover all names locations aboard the Helios Space Station.

Cosmic Completionist: Discovered all named locations.

High Fashion : Unlocked 10 Customization items.

The Duelis: Won a duel.

I Shot The Meriff:  Completed the mission “A New Direction”.

Invaders Must Die:  Completed the mission “Lost Legion Invasion”.

Welcome To The Rock: Completed the mission “Marooned”.

Dejamminated: Completed the mission “Systems Jammed”.

A House Divided : Completed the mission “Eye To Eye”.

Drakensburg, Schmakensburg : Completed the mission “Intelligences Of The Artificial Persuasion”.

Who Constructs The Constructor?: Completed the mission “Let’s Build A Robot Army”.

Helios Rising: Completed the mission “Home Sweet Home”.

Brain Drain: Completed the mission “Science And Violence”.

The Guts Of Helios: Completed the mission “Watch Your Step”.

Vault Hunter Superior:  Defeated the Opha Superior.

Multi Face-eted: Defeated the Empyrean Sentinel.

Modern Fart: Completed the mission “To Arms”.

Once More With Feeling: Completed the mission “Return of Captain Chef”.

Do Shoot the Messenger: Delivered Zarpedon’s message.

Who You Gonna Call?: Completed the “Sub-Level 13″ missions with 3 other players.

Guardian Guardian: Saved the Guardians from the Scav Poachers.

Rocketeer:  Launched 4 rockets from Elpis.

Super Secret Stash:  Opened Zarpedon’s Chest.

360 No Scope – Achievement

Who Needs Air? – Achievement

Moxxis Sampler – Achievement

Pancake Parlor – Achievement

Ice To Meet You – Achievement

Executioner – Achievement

Elementalist – Achievement

Collateral Damage – Achievement

The Gun In The Stone – Achievement

Expensive Taste – Achievement

Note: This guide will updated once we have more information about the game. You can also check out the complete video walk-through of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! here.


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