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Borderlands 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Jarrod Garripoli
First Published: 15-01-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 06-07-2020 / 20:58 GMT

Level Rewards
1 53 XP, $10

Once you pick up your first gun you will get a new marker. Follow Claptrap for a bit and you will eventually run into some Bullymongs. All of the ones you will fight, for now, are Monglets and Brat Bullymongs, who simply try to run up to you and perform a melee attack. So, if you keep your distance, then you will be fine. Just keep an eye on your health and check loot crates if you need more. After dispatching the second set of them, go and help Claptrap out of the snow and keep going until you come to the first boss of the game!

Second Wind: Whenever you lose all of your health, you enter Fight For Your Life mode, where you basically crawl on the ground and have a meter that decreases over time. If you kill an enemy while in FFYL, then you get a Second Wind and come back to life.

Boss: Knuckle Dragger

Knuckle Dragger is a pretty basic boss, as it only really has three moves in its arsenal, all of which can be easily dodged. The boss can pick up rocks and throw them at you, but they can be easily avoided by moving constantly. The second attack involves the boss leaping into the air and trying to land on you, dealing damage on contact. The last move it can do is the same as the Bullymongs you've encountered thus far, which is a melee attack.

Knuckle Dragger can be shot in the head to gain critical damage and kill him faster.

The best way to keep healthy while fighting Knuckle Dragger is to keep moving, as there is little chance that it'll hit you if you do. Note that once its health gets to a certain point, it will jump out of the arena and sic some Bullymongs on you (Monglets and Brats), then join back in the party shortly afterwards. However, if you do enough damage, then it's possible to skip this phase, although it's still possible that the Bullymongs will spawn.

Note : Enemies have weak spots where they can be damaged far more than usual. For bullymongs (and humans) aim for their head. A flashy CRITICAL sign will show up when you hit 'em where it hurts most.

After the battle, pick up Claptrap's eye ball. Now all you have to do is find someone to fix his eye. Claptrap says that Sir Hammerlock in Liar's Berg can help, despite the desire to shove your hand into his eye socket.

Make your way towards a Hyperion barge where Claptrap will try and open the security door, but it won't open for him. The woman who appeared on your screen before returns, using phase shift to open the door for you, mentioning about being an AI and connected to just about everything on the planet. Go into the next room, where you'll find some loot crates and a big chest. Open it for some ammo and a new weapon, then talk to Claptrap to finish the mission.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing, First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    15 January 2015
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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