Unlock A Secret Borderlands Boss By... Calling Someone A 'D**k'

Unlock A Secret Borderlands Boss By... Calling Someone A 'Dick'

We might just have a new contender for the title of most Borderlands boss in the history of Borderlands bosses.

Spoiler alert for those who've rejected the infinite communication potential of the Internet in favour of scouring games for days, months, even years, in search of every last secret. (More power to you! I'm just impatient.)

Here's the skinny: near the beginning of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, there's a (very funny) side quest in which you fulfil a dead man's last wishes by walking up to a Scav named Nel and telling him he's a d**k. He slumps to the ground, casts his gaze at an unforgiving sky and bellows, "NOOOOOOOOOO", and everybody has a delightful time. That, as far as anybody knew, was that.

But as this video from Prestige'r MadLuigi demonstrates, Nel is also a boss-level enemy. He just takes a little... goading to bring out of his invincibility shell of passive-aggressive depression.

The short version? You need to do some wickedly specific platforming to assemble a series of letters — D and K — to hang on a building in Nel's direct view. With a little creative placement, the building, once stamped "IC 57", reads "D**K". At that point Nel loses it and the battle, which also includes a bunch of other enemies, begins.

For your troubles you get a legendary sniper called the Chikamin Skullmasher. You might recognise said pulveriser of brainmeats from Borderlands 2, which included a very similar gun.

So there you go. Vandalise a building with a crude insult, blast a very angry (and probably a little embarrassed) man to smithereens, and get a neat gun. Borderlands in a nutshell.


    In this year 2014 AD of our Lord and Savior Captain Jesus Abernathy Christ, are we really censoring the word "dick"?

      Seems like every Tom, Dick, and Harry are doing it. Dick van Dyke and Dick Clarke never approved of it either. Man, I could really go for some Spotted Dick right now. But really, the correct word is "Richard".

      Last edited 22/10/14 12:26 pm

      Aww shit, now you've sworn and fucked up this article.

      It was never meant to be this blunt. Oh fuck this get fucked you're a big pack of.. Christmas Day! Christmas Day! You never know what they're going to saaaaaaaaay!

      And here I was tinking you had to call the guy 'dork'...

      Seems that way, couldn't pixelate the screenshot though :)

    Seriously... putting spoiler warnings in the article does nothing when the article image and headline already do the spoiling.

    I'm just thankful that I'm not too worried about spoilers in this case. But if I was, the article may as well have said:
    Retroactive spoiler alert for those who’ve rejected the infinite communication potential of... oh. Sorry.

    I called him that :D. Was a good day.
    Moderation? Really?
    And editing no longer bypasses it ;_;

    Last edited 22/10/14 12:09 pm

    First word of headline of a spoilery article should always be SPOILERS in caps lock, next time, if you do a spoilery article, use this advice

    Last edited 22/10/14 1:23 pm

    Can someone tell me what the two middle letters are that have been replaced with **?

      I'm fairly certain that the usual convention in this sort of situation is to replace the letters U and C with two asterisks. Therefore, I can only conclude that the word in question is duck.


    did he really tell people to "Parkour" up a building? It's called climbing isnt it?

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