Flanksteak is the leader a group of bandits calling themselves the Bloodshot gang in Borderlands 2. He never makes an appearance in person during the Borderlands 2 campaign, but makes his presence known through a series of ECHO messages and recordings early in the story.


Following the Bloodshots' ousting from Sanctuary by the Crimson Raiders, Flanksteak and his men took up residence in the Bloodshot Stronghold and surrounding areas, and proceeded to wage war on both the Crimson Raiders and a rival gang, the Children of the Firehawk.

Flanksteak himself tries to manage the Bloodshots from a position of relative safety when their situation rapidly deteriorates following the arrival of new Vault Hunters to the planet. He tries to levy a bounty from Hyperion for the capture and surrender of Roland, however this only serves to draw the full might of Hyperion down on top of the Bloodshots to claim Roland by force. Flanksteak is then killed by a loader while attempting to negotiate a price with it.

Flanksteak concept art

Concept art for Flanksteak



  • Flanksteak is never encountered in person.
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