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Borderlands 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Jarrod Garripoli
First Published: 15-01-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 19:11 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 05-06-2020 / 18:25 GMT

Borderlands 2 Guide

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Character Customization


Skins are alternate costumes that can be equipped to any character upon either starting a brand new character or by going to a New-U Station. In actuality, all of the skins for a character are simply palette swaps of their original costume, with each character having around 90 of them. The good thing is that all of them pretty much have the same unlock conditions for them, which is what will be listed here. Note that each character can purchase a total of eight different skins as Items of the Day from vending machines. Each character also has two skins that can be acquired by getting 777 on any of the slot machines in the game.

Whenever you obtain one of these skins, it will be placed as an item in your inventory, which can be used by just clicking on it. If you already have a skin that drops, then you can simply sell it for money. It's important to note that only that specific character can unlock their skins, so if it drops while playing another character (and it will!), then you either transfer it via in-game means (Claptrap's secret stash) or simply sell it in hopes of getting it again on that particular character. Have fun collecting them all!

Challenge-Related Skins

All of the following skins are unlocked by completing certain ranks for the various challenges in the game.

  • Rank 5 of Knee-Deep in Brass
  • Rank 3 of Marauder? I Hardly Know 'Er
  • Rank 5 of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle
  • Rank 3 of Aggravated Assault
  • Rank 3 of The Killer
  • Rank 3 of Blue Sparks
  • Rank 3 of It's Not Easy Looting Green
  • Rank 3 of Super Novas
  • Rank 3 of Not Full of Monkeys
  • Rank 3 of Pull the Pin
  • Rank 3 of Load and Lock
  • Rank 5 of Eviscerated
  • Rank 3 of For the Hoard!
  • Rank 5 of Quickdraw
  • Rank 5 of This is No Time for Lazy!
  • Rank 3 of Slag-Licked
  • Rank 5 of I Just Want to Set the World on Fire
  • Rank 3 of Longshot
  • Rank 3 of Rocket and Roll
  • Rank 5 of Nothing Rhymes with Orange or JEEEEENKINSSSSSS!!!
  • Rank 5 of Badass Bingo
  • Rank 5 of Hail of Bullets
  • Rank 3 of Open Pandora's Boxes
  • Rank 3 of Fisticuffs!
  • Rank 5 of Boomerbang
  • Rank 4 of Whaddaya Buyin'?
  • Rank 3 of Shotgun!
  • Rank 3 of Boom
  • Rank 5 of Catch-a-Rocket!
  • Rank 5 of Ammo Eater

Mission-Related Skins

As you complete various missions in the game, you will sometimes get a skin as a reward from certain ones, which are as follows:

  • Capture the Flags
  • Dr. T and the Vault Hunters (Digistruct DLC)
  • I Like My Monsters Rare (Hammerlock DLC)
  • No Vacancy
  • Shielded Favors
  • The Cold Shoulder
  • The Overlooked: Medicine Man
  • To Grandmother's House We Go

Drop-Related Skins

The following list details all of the skins that can be obtained from killing specific enemies. Some of these are rare drops and might take a while if you farm them, so don't be surprised if you don't get them on your first few tries.

  • Any of the four assassins in Assassinate the Assassins
  • Son of Mothrakk
  • Dukino's Mom
  • Vermivorous the Invincible
  • Captain Flynt
  • King Mong
  • Creepers
  • Saturn
  • Random drop from any enemy
  • Chubby enemies
  • Terramorphous the Invincible
  • Any Stalker
  • Any Spiderant
  • Any Thresher

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
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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