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Hungry Like the Skag is an optional mission in Borderlands 2 given by ECHO Recorder in Arid Nexus - Badlands. It becomes available after Data Mining is complete.


“A bandit named Carlo was mauled by skags who killed them, then devoured the pieces of his gun. On Pandora, this sort of thing happens more frequently than you might think. You will need to kill some more skags in order to find the missing parts of Carlo’s gun.”



Kill skags to find the parts of Carlo's gun.
  • Find gun stock
  • Find gun barrel
  • Find gun sight
  • Find gun chamber
  • Collect gun parts: 0/4


When killing skags, one of them will drop an ECHO Recorder. Picking up the recorder activates the mission. Marcus then offers to assemble the gun for the Vault Hunters if all parts are found. Any skag anywhere has a chance to drop the parts.


"Given the frequency with which skags tend to drop the damned things, one has to imagine firearms taste like filet mignon to them."

Turn In: Fyrestone Bounty Board

Mission Transcript[]

Main article: Hungry Like the Skag/Transcript


  • Text on the mission items is says:
    • ECHO Recorder: An audio diary covered in slobber and stink.
    • Gun Stock: A gun stock covered in gunk.
    • Gun Barrel: A gun barrel covered in blood.
    • Gun Sight: A gun sight covered in goo.
    • Gun Chamber: A gun chamber covered in slobber.


  • The mission title "Hungry like the Skag" refers to the song Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran.
  • This mission appears to be a callback (almost a parody) of the common scavenger hunt missions in Borderlands, which all involve finding the scattered parts of weapons, which are then reassembled into a mission reward.
  • While Marcus assembles the gun for the Vault Hunters, the mission is turned in at the Bounty Board where he is absent.

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