Kickstart My Heart is a story mission in Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage given by the Forge Battle Board in The Forge.



"Only one man stands between you and Piston: a teenage gladiator named Flyboy.
You've angered him, and now have access to his lair. Get in there and knock him off his pedestal."
  • Reach Flyboy's Tower
  • Reach Flyboy's Lair
  • Defeat Piston's Blimp
  • Return to Moxxi


After completing Battle: Twelve O'Clock High you need to run through the buzzard area again in order to reach Flyboy's Lair. As soon as you reach the top of the tower, take the elevator to the top platform. Upon entering the top platform, Piston will appear in his zeppelin and kill Flyboy. This means you now have to fight Piston instead of Flyboy. After the cutscene you are in a tube-like cage. Piston will fly overhead in his zeppelin and deal massive damage using his missiles. After a little while, Buzzards will join the fight, making it much harder. There is a simple trick to this fight however. If you stay inside the cage, you can shoot Piston through the opening at the roof when he flies by. This cage shields you from virtually all damage, making the fight a walk in the park as long as you stay in it.


"No more messing around - it's time to win this tournament."

Turn in: Moxxi


  • Like many other missions in Torgue's campaign, the mission name is based off a song by a classic metal band. This one, respectively 'Kickstart My Heart' by Motley Crue, off their album 'Dr. Feelgood'.
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