Safe and Sound is an optimal mission in Borderlands 2 assigned by Marcus. This mission becomes available only after the Rising Action mission has been completed in the game.
During the assault on the Sanctuary, Marcus’s safe is blown out of the store and lands somewhere outside the bounds of the city. He requests you to explore the Sanctuary Hole and return the contents of his safe to him. You need to Divide and head to the marker to reach the Sanctuary Hole. Here you will come across Bandits with the objective to kill 25 of them. If you don’t find them in the right numbers, then you can save and quit the game for respawning them.
While approaching the marker, you will come across bandits throwing the safe down into a hole that leads to the Caustic Cavern. You can use an elevator that will lead you to the lower portion where you can access the travel point to the new area. Caustic Caverns are home to several creatures such as the Threshers, Crystalisks, and Varkids.
As you travel through the place, you need to be careful enough not to step in the green liquid as it is corrosive. Upon reaching the waypoint, you will come across a chest situated on a blue crystal. Once you open the chest you come across some risqué pictures of Moxxi which you need to loot and bring back to Marcus.
Your objective in the Safe and Sound mission is to
- Find the safe
- Kill 25 sanctuary squatters/bandits
- Retrieve the safe
- Pickup 3 risqué pictures of Moxxi
- Deliver the pictures to Marcus or Moxxi
Strategy to be adopted
As a Vault Hunter, you need to head to the Three Horns- Divide to gain entry into the Sanctuary Hole. While heading up the flight of stairs, you will notice the safe being dropped accidentally into the Caustic Caverns.
Once you have located the safe, you will come across a giant crystalisk named Blue which is different from normal Crystalisks. It is also capable of generating juvenile exploding crystalisks that can pursue characters into remote places. Blue also has a ranged shock attack which can drain shields quickly.
Blue’s critical hit spots but grows back soon after being destroyed which restores some of its health.
While Blue is weak to melee, he is also effective at close range. The safest strategy would be to wake Blue and retreat into the cave and snipe from a distance. Once you have opened the safe carefully, both Moxxi and Marcus can also for the pictures found inside to be returned. The picture can be turned in to Marcus for a lucrative opportunity or to Moxxi for a variant of Heart Breaker. At the end of the mission, you have the option to decide whether you wish to please Marcus or reap a huge profit.
About Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 game was officially released in 2012 and sold over 12 million units in just 3 years across all platforms. Set five years after the events of Borderlands, the main antagonist of the game, Handsome Jack has taken over the Hyperion Corporation and has declared himself as the Dictator of Pandora. Moreover, he has taken all the credit for finding The Vault and has gone so far as to claim the responsibility for killing The Destroyer.
Jack has also blotted out much of the light on the planet by setting a giant orbiting H-shaped base set in front of Pandora’s stationary moon thereby creating a ‘big brother’ atmosphere throughout the planet. The new group in the game is given the task of with Jack and restoring peace to Pandora.
The game begins with the protagonists on a train to an unspecified location looking for the vault. The train ends up being a trap setup by Jack for killing everyone looking for the vault. The hunters defend themselves to reach a train car which is filled with explosives and Jack’s look-a-like. The detonation crashes the train in the Arctic Wasteland.
The game pickups when the Vault Hunters walk through the Claptrap exploring the remains. A mysterious Guardian Angel then connects to them and explains that Jack must be killed and the four original vault hunters need to be rescued.