Radroach meat (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For radroach meat as it appears in the Fallout series of games, see radroach meat.
Radroach meat
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+1 Hit Point per second for 5s
+10 Radiation (+18 Radiation Cut contentIcon cut.png)
-1 Strength for 120 seconds
-25 Starvation
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...tastes like old feet.

Moira Brown, Fallout 3

Radroach meat is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


The meat is the severed abdomen of a radroach, it restores a small amount of hit points, and gives a high dose of radiation. Consuming it also gives a -1 penalty to Strength.

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -30 Starvation60+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -55 Starvation
20+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -35 Starvation70+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -60 Starvation
30+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -40 Starvation80+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -65 Starvation
40+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -45 Starvation90+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -70 Starvation
50+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -50 Starvation100+3 Hit Point, -3 Strength, -75 Starvation
Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.


Since radroaches appear less frequently Fallout: New Vegas than in Fallout 3, radroach meat is increasingly difficult to find.

  • A piece of meat can be found on the corpse of all radroaches
  • Genaro in Westside sells radroach meat.
  • Radroach meat can be found on feral ghouls occasionally.


Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Within the game files exists a unused version of radroach meat, that gives 18 rads instead of the normal 10.

Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.