Big Tournament achievement in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition

Big Tournament

Complete each of the larger challenges in all 3 coliseums

Big Tournament+0.5
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperative

How to unlock the Big Tournament achievement

  • TheBongoFuryTheBongoFury622,553
    13 Apr 2019 14 Jan 2020
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    In the hub of the Underdome DLC, once you start it go to the billboard. It will have one quest called "proof yourself". You must finish all 3 of the smaller maps (Hellburbia, Angelic Ruins and the Gully) before a curtain opens with 4, 5 and 6. (Which are the same maps but harder)
    No matter with how many people you will do this, this DLC will take a LONG time to finish. Each bigger map will take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours to beat. Per map!
    Here are the facts:
    *Do this with friends. Alone this will be as dumb as fighting Terramorphous with level 1 gear at OP8 or Crawmerax with starter weapons. It can be done solo (kind of!) But more on that later.

    *Bring good gear with you. Getting killed sentences you to a penalty box (in which you can spectate for the rest of the round. If you and all your team mates are killed the entire round will be reset!)

    *Like the first 3 smaller maps, each round will have a certain enemy type.
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    *In the first set of maps, at one point you had one or two modifiers to spice up the game a bit. In these maps, more rounds have these and there can be up to four to make it all a bit harder. These range from certain types of guns doing more damage, enemies being faster or you having no shields or health gets drained slowly unless you kill enemies or there is moon gravity so you and enemies jump a bit higher.

    *BUT! There is a way of making this all a bit easier. The game levels with you. What I mean by that is that when you play the arena at level 8, all enemies will be around that level. And this is where you could make this achievement easier for you and your buddies. And yes, with this method you can also play the game solo!

    *Have at least one buddy on a very low level. You need to have to be at least level 2 to start the arena quest. (Thanks REDWINGS05 for pointing that out)
    But enemies will be at least level 12!
    (Log in with the profile you will have the lowest level, plug in another controller with the higher level and log in)
    *Finish the whopping 20 rounds one each of the three maps(4, 5 and 6!!!) , and to be sure: With that one player on a low level! It does not need to be done in one sitting of 6 straight hours, but just to be sure with the same character hosting the game.
    *After the final wave of the last map you need the achievement for finishes, the achievement pops for all players in the game.


    Good luck and patience to all trying this one. If you give thumbs down, tell me why so I can edit or add information/tips.
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    Be5tInTheWorldAnybody that wants to do these coop achievements send me a message. Be5tInTheWorld
    Posted by Be5tInTheWorld on 09 Jun 19 at 03:17
    MulticronXI’m down to do these: MulticronX
    Posted by MulticronX on 19 Jun 19 at 13:43
    Tommy FerrariI'm also open to doing these: Tommy Ferrari. Just send me a message and we'll work something out.
    Posted by Tommy Ferrari on 07 Jul 19 at 18:37
    iZ FaZyLooking for players, add : iZ FaZy
    Posted by iZ FaZy on 11 Jul 19 at 16:08
    Agent ActiveI did Hell-Burbia with an imported character and it gave me the the achievement for Hell-Burbia and Big Tournamnent. I still have to do the other 2 though
    Posted by Agent Active on 10 Aug 19 at 05:44
    KimiHeBaStTSBSAnyone wants to do these?
    Add me: KimiHeBaStTSBS
    Posted by KimiHeBaStTSBS on 27 Dec 19 at 00:16
    A1exRDIf anyone's planning to complete this over the free play weekend, I've set up three gaming sessions here:
    Co-op Gaming Session for Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - The Gully, Sunday 19
    Co-op Gaming Session for Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Hellburbia, Tuesday 21
    *Session Deleted* - The Angelic Ruins, Wednesday 22
    Posted by A1exRD on 17 Apr at 23:12
    RAREBORNgame keeps crashing on the Angelic Ruins anyone know how to stop that from happening???
    Posted by RAREBORN on 05 Jul at 18:55
    TheBongoFuryIt could be (could!) due to too much items on the screen. The Unreal 3 engine had that problem from time to time. That is one of the reasons you see the medpacks and bullets you get after a round disappear.
    The limit of items in one map is (don't nail me to the cross!) is 300 or 400.
    You could only farm Crawmerax 5 or 6 times before the game crashed.
    Posted by TheBongoFury on 05 Jul at 20:41
    RAREBORNso i got it to unlock after at least 5 times. Go off delete the game off the hard drive reinstall it and don't do the update. Go in and do the 20 rounds and then go back on xbox live update the game go back in to the underdome and wait about 5 minutes and then the achievement unlocked.
    Posted by RAREBORN on 06 Jul at 01:32
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