Borderlands 2 - Stuck in Sawtooth Cauldron? - Leaving the map and using the elevator

The first time you take the journey to Sawtooth Cauldron, it's going to be a frustrating one. You discover that you cannot take the elevator to the top level of the map, and you'll most likely get stuck in the level, unable to find the exit. Getting lost is probably one of the most frustrating parts of Borderlands 2. To save you all from the headache I went through, because I know I wasn't the only one, I put together a little guide on how to get out of the god-forsaken area and use the broken elevator.

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Leaving the map

Watch my quick video on how to get out of Sawtooth Cauldron, or read on.

In order to get out, you need to travel to the north-eastern most area of the map, called Sawtooth Stills. On the western side of this area, you should see a path that begins to lead up the mountain.  Keep following this, and it should take you to the exit. Here's a map I made to show you exactly where it is:

Don't worry, I got lost for quite some time here too.

There's no direct route straight up the mountain, so you have to take the slight detour up and around it, shown by the red arrow on the map. Alternatively, you can take the elevator from the Grotto up to the Buzzard's Nest, and jump down on the eastern side to get out of Sawtooth Cauldron.  But the elevator will only be available to you if you've unlocked it first.




Bird's eye view of the route you must take.  Taken on top of the Buzzard's Nest -
simply jump down from here to the exit if you have already unlocked the elevator.


Accessing the elevator



If it's the elevator that you're looking to use, you might be disappointed that you already came all the way here. The elevator is unlocked during the main story mission, 'Toil and Trouble'. Sadly you cannot use the elevator any other way; the Buzzard's Nest and the side mission icon "!" are both out of reach until you get far enough into the main quest.  But luckily if you're far enough into Borderlands 2 to be able to access Sawtooth Cauldron, 'Toil and Trouble' should be the next main story mission you'll be on, if not, it should be the one just after.



16 comments:

  1. Thank you. My frustration level was over 9000

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  2. Bit late but thanx a million mate. Spent ages looking for that (!), as well as the exit. 10 "Cool Points" have been deposited into your account. :P

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  3. Hahaha thanks guys, glad I could help.

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  4. Thank you buddy! That's what exactly I need!

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  5. Omg thanks soooo much I had the biggest headache of my life before finding this

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  6. Omg thanks soooo much I had the biggest headache of my life before finding this

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  7. Thanks heaps, finding the exit was driving me crazy.

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  8. Whew! Thanks for posting this. I was running round and around trying to figure out how to get back.

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  9. Thank you. I was running around for an hour before finding this.

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  10. Holy fuck thank you! Spent 30min trying to leave!!

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  11. If there is one thing I HHHAAATTTEEE!!! in a video game, it's getting stuck going around in circles for hours on end until I eventually just give up. What makes it worse is that there is no way out and no way to teleport somewhere else. This level is so huge, it's stupid and the enemies just keep respawning wherever you go so there really isn't any clue on how to get out. When it comes to getting stuck to the point of abandoning a game, the first POS "Alone in the Dark" on PS1 comes to mind... I completely walked away from that one. I have WAY to much time into this BL2 though and I'm too close to the end to just walk away... which just adds to the stress level. THANK YOU. Usually, I try not to look for help online until the frustration level far exceeds the fun level to the point where it's completely ruining the game... that's where this has gone...

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  12. Dear god thank you, so simple but I could not figure it out and with enemies spawning I hardly had the time to properly explore and find the exit!

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  13. If anyone still has this issue, just exit to the title screen and reload the game. It spawns you at the fast travel and as long as you're complete the mission it will stay at the turn in part.

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  14. Good fighting level, but so bloody annoying! Thanks for the time you spent on this, mate.

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  15. Thanks for posting this. I was running round and around trying to figure out how to get back.


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