I love playing borderlands 2. I am a very average gamer, but nonetheless its kept me totally entertained since it was launched. I never ventured into UVHM, simply because I don’t have the time to farm regularly, dislike the need to use slag so much instead of the just using the weapons you find along the way, and, well, just not fast enough to play at this level.
I watched the video’s of course, admired the amazing skills that so many players have, and the depth of their understanding into the mechanics of the game. But of course its always bothered me, as to how an ordinary player can beat UVHM solo. Well, eventually I figured out what I did have was knowledge of the game flow. So finally, after 4 plus years, I attempted it.
For all those players like me, I found a formula that got me to the end game. I thought I would share how an ordinary player can beat the beat the game solo.
Start of with the siren. With phaselock and cloud kill, those enemies which rush you are easily controlled. For ordinary players, armored manics, rabbids, and badass psychos are problematic.
Secondly start at 50. Any longer, an ordinary player finds themselves hopeless outgunned against the re-gen of the enemies.
Thirdly, as soon as you get to Sanctuary open the golden chest, and then update the Moxxi fire and corrosive SMG. Keep these guns updated right through UVHM.
Fourthly, go and do the easy, strategic missions
- Do the Mercenary Day to get the loot train (especially for shields and relics). Moxxi fire SMG gets the job done on the snowman.
- Get to the treeants for the Bee
- Go the Badass crater (just after you meet Piston) to work the vending machine inside for a DPUH, Ravenger and Kerblastrer (using the second controller trick).
- Knuckledragger of course is the final easy boss to the Hornet.
Once you have worked your way through these early stages of the add on packs, keep them open, as every time you go back there, they are at your level.
The first character through of course is the hardest. I dedicated half a level to run through the plan above, and then half a level to manage the game’s missions. I beat Jack at 63.
The final piece of advise for ordinary players, is keep a mule for each level. As I passed through each level, I kept the legendaries and any else I found of interest in a level mule for the next character (and then enjoyed the game more without the need to farm so often). I beat the game (Axton then Maya) at around 58.
It goes without saying that you should listen to the game experts via you-tube, especially on set up and relics/mods. Regardless, a solo, average player me can beat UVHM solo, without the need for any party tricks, dupes or other cheats.