Borderlands 2: Top Gun Side-Quest [Easter Egg]

The references never stop in Borderlands 2. After copious digging into the main story of Borderlands 2, we’ve found an entire mission dedicated to the Tom Cruise jet-fighter epic Top Gun. In the Dust you’ll be able to find a unique character offering a fun optional quest. There are multiple allusions to Top Gun here, so stick with us as we try to name them all. Check out all the details with video below.

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Top Gun Side-quest Guide

  • Start this quest by talking to Loggins in The Dust, at Ellie’s Garage. This side-quest is full of Top Gun references, let’s try to name them all.
  • Loggins is a reference to Kenny Loggins, the man that brought us “Danger Zone” in the movie Top Gun.
  • He wants revenge against his former flight squad of auto-gyro pilots. The movie Top Gun is all about Navy pilots..
  • To take revenge, you’ll need to burn down the squad’s Volleyball Court with a fire-element weapon. In the movie, there’s a famous scene in which the pilot characters play volleyball to Loggins’ “Playing With the Boys”.
  • Just to reach the court, you’ll need to ramp a huge rock to arrive in Goose’s Roost. Goose is best friends with Tom Cruise’s character in the film.

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3 Comments on Borderlands 2: Top Gun Side-Quest [Easter Egg]


On September 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The Top Gun program, and the movie based on that program in which Tom Cruise played a role,take place in the US Navy; not the Air Force.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm


You’re absolutely right. That was a bone-headed mistake, and now corrected. Thanks!