Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360) achievements

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360)

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There are 63 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360) achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,655 (1,370)

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Side Quest Student in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360)

Side Quest Student22 (15)

Complete 30 side missions.

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Achievement Guide for Side Quest Student

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Achievement won on 23 Oct 14
TA Score for this game: 1,461
Posted on 23 October 14 at 08:53, Edited on 24 October 14 at 05:10
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Because there is no particular order or specific optional missions that need to be done to get this achievement, many people will get this at different times during their campaign. However, if you make the intent to complete the optional missions as they become available, this guide is for you:

In order to complete 30 side missions, they first have to become available to you. (Duh, right?) The earliest that the total of 30 side missions become available is right after completing "Let's Build a Robot Army" and unlock
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The story line will then want you to go to Helios; I say not to. I recommend hanging out on Elpis and finishing this if you'd like to stay organized.

If you do the 30 missions as they become available to you, the highest mission is level 16. (However, in most cases you will be at least a few levels higher than that -- I was level 19 by the time I finished all of them.)

Here is the list of the first 30 optional missions, sorted by difficulty:
Follow Your Heart / Level 3
Tales from Elpis / Level 3
Land Among the Stars / Level 3
Nova? No Problem! / Level 4
Last Requests / Level 4
Torgue-o! Torgue-o! / Level 4
Wherefore Art Thou? / Level 7
Empty Billabong / Level 7
All the Little Creatures / Level 9
Space Slam / Level 10
Zapped 1.0 / Level 11
Zapped 2.0 / Level 11
Zapped 3.0 / Level 11
To Arms! / Level 11 *
Rough Love / Level 11
Grinders / Level 11
Pop Racing / Level 11
Bunch of Ice Holes / Level 11
Boomshakalaka / Level 11
Recruitment Drive / Level 11
Home Delivery / Level 11 **
No Such Thing as a Free Launch / Level 12 **
The Secret Chamber / Level 12 ****
Wiping the Slate / Level 13 **
Nothing is Never an Option / Level 14
Treasures of ECHO Madre / Level 14
Another Pickle / Level 14
Sub-Level 13 / Level 15 ***
Sub-level 13: Part 2 / Level 15 ***
The Voyage of Captain Chef / Level 16 *****

* Complete this mission for the "Modern Fart" achievement.
** These missions are needed for the "Rocketeer" achievement.
*** Complete these missions with 4 players to unlock the "Who You Gonna Call?" achievement.
**** Complete this mission to unlock the "Super Secret Stash" achievement.
***** This mission is needed for the "Once More With Feeling" achievement.


It's almost inevitable that you'll eventually get 30 side missions regardless of whether you want to be a completionist and pound these out early in the game or not. However, to reiterate, this guide can be used as a reference or simply to give a perspective as to when-abouts you should be expecting to get the achievement.

You can check your progress by pressing cn_back (back), selecting the waypoint diamond icon (it's on the far left), and counting the number of optional missions completed.
You can also check your progress by going to the Badass Challenges also under that menu; under the Miscellaneous category, go to challenge "Little on the Side" and it will tell you your side mission progress.

The achievement will pop after finishing your 30th optional mission. Good luck!
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