Ionized meat is raw meat collected from a creature that has spent some time in a nuke zone. This has caused the creature's flesh to ionize and become extremely irradiated, giving the player character an extremely high dose of rads and a high chance of disease when consumed. It can only be consumed raw as there are no recipes that use ionized meat as an ingredient. However, unlike other raw meat, it never spoils.
It has a 2.5%-25% chance to drop, depending on creature level, from almost any creature (including robots) that is killed in a blast zone in an exterior area.
- Due to the high amount of rads it gives, ionized meat is commonly used by players utilizing bloodied builds to stay irradiated.
- Using the Butcher's Bounty perk does not give any chance for additional ionized meat to drop.