There are 66 Challenges in Saints Row IV, as well as 2 disabled challenges. There are 26 unlockables related to Challenges.
|Complete One Other Challenge||1||Might as well have fun with everything in the simulation, and earn a great new toy to boot!|
Unlockable: Weapon - Abduct-O-Matic
|Arc Lightning Hits||10||Shocking one enemy is good. Seeing them share with each other is the real goal. How many can you arc the lightning to?||Elements|
|Enemies Mind-Controlled||10||It's watching them fight your enemies for you that really makes it wonderful.||Elements|
|Fire Element Ignitions||10||Sure you can burn your enemies the old fashioned way. But it's the personal touch that counts.||Elements|
|Freeze Shatters||100||Only one thing to ask when you shatter your frozen enemies: Why you gotta be so cold?||Elements|
|Gravity Float Kills||10||What could be more fun than killing helpless Zin as they float in midair?||Elements|
|Alien High Notoriety Time||20 Minutes||Poke aliens with a stick. Or just shoot them. Either way, keep them good and mad.||Amusing|
|Aliens Taunted||50||Expose your new alien friends to the particulars of human cultural expression.||Amusing|
|Audio Logs Collected||39||Hidden in virtual Steelport are audio logs collected from many Saints and sinners. Find and listen to them all.||Amusing|
|Aliens Super-Kicked||10||How many aliens can YOU punt?||Superpowers|
|Ground Stomp Stuns||75||These boots are made for stompin', and that's just what they'll do. Stomp a bunch of Zin with these stomping boots, won't you?||Elements|
|Health Stolen||10||It's like taking candy from a baby, really. Except that Zin life-force tastes disgusting.||Elements|
|Shrunken Enemies Squished||10||Ever enjoy the feeling of mud between your toes? Zin don't feel anything like that.||Elements|
|Distance Travelled In Alien Vehicle||762000 Meters|
|Nothing beats cruising Virtual Steelport in a sweet alien ride.||Amusing|
|Distance Travelled In Mech Suit||4 Miles||It's the only way to travel.||Amusing|
|Bounce Rifle Kills||250||Killing with bank shots is fun! Remember, only Zin kills count.||NewWeapons|
|Dubstep Gun Kills||250||Pump up the volume, drop the bass a few times, and drop some Zin while you're at it.||NewWeapons|
|Targets Abducted||150||You call the UFO down, the UFO sucks the enemies up. Where do they go? Who cares!||NewWeapons|
|Targets Blackholed||250||Black holes suck. See how many aliens you can... suck.||NewWeapons|
|Enemies Disintegrated||100||Science Factoid: Technically, the Disintegrator doesn't obliterate people. It breaks people into their component molecules ? then obliterates those molecules. Obliterate some Zin molecules.||NewWeapons|
|Inflato-Ray Kills||50||All around the simulation, the President chased the Zin goons. The President thought it was all in fun. Pop! go the Zin goons!||NewWeapons|
|Mech Suit Kills||250||Lay down some heavy-metal hurt on the aliens.||NewWeapons|
|Tentacle Bat Beatdowns||30||Killing aliens with tentacles. Now that's irony!||NewWeapons|
|Destroy Alien Vehicles||100||There's one universal constant you can always count on: things blow up.||Kills|
|Death From Above Kills||100||DFA a hundred Zin. Just remember... if you're going commando, they can see it all.||Superpowers|
|Distance Super Sprinted||25 Miles||Run! Run like the wind!||Superpowers|
|Superpowered Beatdowns||10||Sometimes you really just want the personal touch. Personally touch some of the aliens, would you?||Superpowers|
|Super Jump Air Time||1800 Seconds||Get some serious hangtime while superleaping.||Superpowers|
|Catch a warden's thrown objects with THE AWESOME POWER OF YOUR MIND!!!||Superpowers|
|Telekinesis Kills||30||Kill some Zin with Telekinesis. It's fun and educational! Ok, it's not educational but it's definitely fun!||Superpowers|
|Throw People With Telekinesis||100||Grab an enemy. Throw an enemy. Simple, effective, and oh, so satisfying.||Superpowers|
|Vehicles Super-Kicked||10||Usually I just break my toe. How's it work for you?||Superpowers|
|Text Adventure Collected||8||Can you beat the entire game-within-the-game? Thats the game-within-the-game-within...||Amusing|
|Time Spent With Homies||120 Minutes||Spend time with homies recruited into your crew. Questioning their fashion choices is optional.||Amusing|
|Zinyak Statues Destroyed||36||It's the next-best thing to actually punching him in the face.||Amusing|
|Destroy C.I.D.S||100||C.I.D.? Kinzie says it stands for Control and Interface Device. So long as it gets blown to bits when it tries to protect the aliens.||Kills|
|Destroy Murderbots||60||Make those robot scum go crunch. Mine-thrower or Laser-Minigun -- which is your favorite flavor?||Kills|
|Destroy Portals||30||They just keep coming... at least until you blow up their portal and send them back to where-ever they came from.||Kills|
|Kill Aliens||1000||Travel to interesting places. Meet new species. And kill them.||Kills|
|Kill Wardens||30||The bigger they are, the harder they explode into data-bits when you annihilate them.||Kills|
|Complete Six Other Challenges||6||The simulation respects a Saint who knows how to do things.
|Complete 12 Other Challenges||12||Master a few more aspects of the simulation and you can dress sharp all the cheaper.|
Unlockable: Clothing Store Discount
|Complete 19 Other Challenges||19||Sometimes Wardens and Command C.I.D.s are more work than you want. Master the simulation further to end enemy responses in their tracks!|
Unlockable: Notoriety Wipe - All
|Complete 27 Other Challenges||27||Master the simulation further to make entertaining yourself with high-end wheels more affordable.|
Unlockable: Discount - Vehicles
|Complete 36 Other Challenges||36||Even more domination of virtual Steelport will give you more control over the Weapon stores. All the guns!|
Unlockable: Discount - Weapons
|Complete 46 Other Challenges||46||You're nearly there! While you finish mastering the simulation, use weapons of gold.|
Unlockable: Golden Weapon Costumes: Tyrant, Bounce Rifle, Abduct-o-matic, Disintegrator
|Complete 57 Other Challenges||57||Master enough of the simulation, and you can grant superpowers even to your AI Saints!|
Unlockable: Homie - Super Backup
|Complete All Other Challenges||65||Total mastery of all aspects of the simulation will let you take strength directly from other virtual life!||Challenges|
|Blazin' Silver Medals||9||Earn all of the Blazin' Silver Medals to gain immunity to fire.
|Blazin' Gold Medals||9||Earn all the Blazin' Gold Medals to unlock the Flame weapon skins.
|Genki's M.O.M. Silver Medals||3||Earn all of the Genki's Mind Over Murder Silver Medals to unlock the ability to catch thrown objects... with your mind.|
Unlockable: Telekinesis - Catch
|Genki's M.O.M. Gold Medals||3||Earn all of the Genki's Mind Over Murder Gold Medals to unlock the Genki weapon skins.|
Unlockable: Genki Weapon Costumes: Homer, Kardak Lasershot
|Insurance Fraud Silver Medals||4||Earn all of the Insurance Fraud Silver Medals to resist being knocked down by explosions.|
Unlockable: Explosions - No Ragdoll
|Insurance Fraud Gold Medals||4||Earn all of the Insurance Fraud Gold Medals to resist being knocked down by vehicles.|
Unlockable: Immovable Object
|On-Foot Mayhem Silver Medals||7||Earn all of the On-Foot Mayhem Silver Medals to unlock more ammo reserves.|
Unlockable: Gateway Cache Ammo
|On-Foot Mayhem Gold Medals||7||Earn all of the On-Foot Mayhem Gold Medals to unlock even more ammo reserves.|
Unlockable: Gateway Cache Ammo 2
|Super-Powered Fight Club Silver Medals||3||Earn all of the Super-Powered Fight Club Silver Medals to call the Genki Girls for support.|
Unlockable: Homie - Genki Backup
|Super-Powered Fight Club Gold Medals||3||Earn all of the Super-Powered Fight Club Gold Medals to unlock "Passive Aggressive" for your Buff power.|
Unlockable: Buff - Passive Aggressive
|Vehicular Mayhem Silver Medals||6||Earn all of the Vehicular Mayhem Silver Medals to unlock Monster Trucks.|
Unlockable: Vehicle - Monster Trucks
|Vehicular Mayhem Gold Medals||6||Earn all of the Vehicular Mayhem Gold Medals to reveal more parked Alien Vehicles in virtual Steelport.|
Unlockable: Vehicle - Saints Xor
|Platforming Rift Silver Medals||3||Earn all of the Platforming Rift Silver Medals to jump further and faster.|
Unlockable: Jump - Distance
|Platforming Rift Gold Medals||3||Earn all of the Platforming Rift Gold Medals to unlock the ability to slow your Glide for greater distance.|
Unlockable: Glide - Distance
|Speed Rift Silver Medals||3||Earn all of the Speed Rift Silver Medals to run on water.|
Unlockable: Sprint - Water Running
|Speed Rift Gold Medals||3||Earn all of the Speed Rift Gold Medals to unlock Sprint Haste and reach top speed even faster.|
Unlockable: Sprint - Haste
|Tk Rift Silver Medals||2||Earn all of the Telekinesis Rift Silver Medals to power up your Telekinesis abilities.|
Unlockable: Telekinesis - Power Up
|Tk Rift Gold Medals||2||Earn all of the Telekinesis Rift Gold Medals to unlock even greater Telekinesis Power.|
Unlockable: Telekinesis - Power Up 2
|Listened To Zinyak Radio Station||60 Minutes||Voted "Most Painful Challenge to Complete" by Saints everywhere.||Disabled|
|Damage Blocked With Shield||2500||Block their shots with your sprint-shield.||Disabled|
- All Challenges involving killing enemies with specific Super Power or weapon can be completed during Virus Injection in south-west Sunset Park because of high amount of enemies required to kill (101). After the number is around 90, cancel Diversion and restart again to complete Challenges. Another way to complete these Challenges is during Fight Club Activity in Loren Square (only with Super Powers). During 2nd round high rate of Vice Kings spawn and they can be killed easily.
- "Distance Super Sprinted" Challenge can be completed during any Speed Rift or Blazin Activities.
- "Mech Suit Kills" and "Distance Travelled in Mech Suit" Challenges can be completed during Hard instance of Mech Suit Mayhem by replaying it as many times as needed.
- "Destroy Alien Vehicles" Challenge can be completed before "Hot and Cold" to prevent Warden from spawning by using either an aircraft or a Destructor and destroying as many vehicles as needed.
- "Destroy C.I.D.s", "Destroy Murderbots" and "Destroy Portals" Challenges can be completed during "Grand Finale Part Four" by destroying as many as needed.
- "Distance Travelled in Alien Vehicle" Challenge can be completed during "The Real World". Because The Ship is faster during the mission, completing the Challenge is easier. The mission can be failed as many times as needed to complete it.
- "Time Spent with Homies" Challenge can be completed during "Zero Saints Thirty" by waiting 2 hours. It is also the first Challenge that can be completed.
- "Targets Blackholed" Challenge can be completed before unlocking the Black Hole Launcher by activating Mayhem Activity in Loren Square, then going to Sierra Point and killing as many soldiers as required for the Challenge.
- The Challenge data files refer to the Zin as Luchadores.
- "Super Jump Air Time" counts any time in the air, including jumping out of an aircraft without gliding.
- All 59 challenges were first shown on-screen on 2013-07-21 in a twitch video taken at comic-con.