Giant rat meat is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Giant rat meat is the raw filleted meat of giant rats. It can often be looted from giant rat corpses.

It is one of the few meats in the Mojave Wasteland that is not used in crafting other consumables.

It should not be confused with the rat meat sold by Genaro in Freeside.

Survival Skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-42 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-49 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-56 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-63 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-70 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-77 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-84 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-91 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-98 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s, -3 Strength for 2m-105 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This is a list of fixed, non-random locations where giant rat meat can be found.


Two children can be seen chasing a giant rat around Freeside. Though they never catch the rat on their own, they will gather around and noisily devour chunks of meat from it should the player character kill it. Nevertheless, the meat can still be found in the dead rat's inventory.