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For an overview of strange meat in the Fallout series of games, see strange meat.
Strange meat
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+1 Hit Point per second for 5s
+3 Radiation
-1 Strength for 120 seconds
-35 Starvation
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Strange meat is a consumable in Fallout: New Vegas.


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Widely suspected to be human flesh, no one knows exactly what it is, other than it looks and tastes strange. The presence of the item is often used in the game to indicate that those possessing it are cannibals.


It appears to be spongy bits of meat skewered onto a stick. It can restore some of your Hit Points, but also gives you a small does of radiation and a -1 penalty to Strength when consumed.

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -42 Starvation60+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -77 Starvation
20+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -49 Starvation70+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -84 Starvation
30+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -56 Starvation80+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -91 Starvation
40+1 Hit Point, -1 Strength, -63 Starvation90+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -98 Starvation
50+2 Hit Point, -2 Strength, -70 Starvation100+3 Hit Point, -3 Strength, -105 Starvation
Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.



  • Strange meat can be found in Andy Scabb's room in The Gray, inside of North Vegas square.
  • You can also find 10 inside of the refrigerator in the Gun Runners building.
  • 10 pieces can be found in Helios One in the solar collection tower, in the fridge directly to the left of the elevator leading to the observation level.
  • There are several pieces in the basement of the Ultra-Luxe.
  • You can find strange meat at Mick & Ralph's in the fridges.
  • Some can be found on top of the pipelines near the Securitron de-construction plant. Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
  • A few pieces can be found on a campfire at the High Road entrance. Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png


  • Old Ben in Freeside warns that eating strange meat causes debilitating shakes in normal, non-cannibal humans, and serves as a warning sign that they have consumed human flesh, which is very similar to the real world disease known as Kuru.

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