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Mega sloths are cryptids found in Appalachia.

Background[edit | edit source]

Before the Great War, Isaac Garrahan owned several sloths at his family's estate. They are recorded to have escaped the enclosure on at least two occasions, and visiting the sloth cages at the Garrahan Estate shows no sign of sloth remains.[1][2]

Mega sloths are much larger than pre-War variants. Similar to those that lived before the war, mega sloths found in Appalachia have mold growing in their fur, serving as a defense mechanism in the form of a megasloth mushroom. These mushrooms provide spore cloud bursts burn the sloth's back when aggressors get too close

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

The mega sloth is a three-toed sloth mutated by radiation. Standing much taller than the average human, its body is covered with filthy and shaggy fur with clusters of mushrooms growing in the fur on its back, similar to fungus grew in the fur of pre-War sloths. They have heavily calloused patches of skin and sharp teeth.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Mega sloths can be found throughout the Mire and Cranberry Bog. They can use their claws to scratch and throw rocks, and they may even release fungal spores from the mushrooms growing on their backs. They are tough, quick-footed and can deal heavy damage to an unarmored target. Some can be found dangling from large trees, similar to gulpers.

Unlike most creatures, mega sloths are not immediately hostile; they will ignore anything that is not trying to kill them, but are combative to anyone and anything that attacks them.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Baby mega sloth[edit | edit source]

A scaled down mega sloth, encountered during the Mama's Rage random encounter.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Baby mega sloth
004ECC72
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (75 Damage)

Sluggish mega sloth[edit | edit source]

A weaker variant of the mega sloth that can be encountered at a lower level.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Sluggish mega sloth
0013BA15
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (25 Damage)

Mega sloth[edit | edit source]

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A base variant of the creature, with the attributes mentioned above.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mega sloth
00525A13
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (50 Damage)

Lumbering mega sloth[edit | edit source]

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A slightly stronger variant, most commonly encountered in more difficult zones such as the Mire.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Lumbering mega sloth
00525A14
Attack
Unarmed (87 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (62 Damage)

Hulking mega sloth[edit | edit source]

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A stronger variant of the mega sloth that can be encountered at a higher level.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Hulking mega sloth
00525A15
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (75 Damage)

Glowing mega sloth[edit | edit source]

A mega sloth that has become inundated with radiation, to the point of luminescence.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing mega sloth
Cut content

004EC104
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (75 Damage)

Lazy mega sloth[edit | edit source]

This variant is encountered during Nuclear Winter mode.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Lazy mega sloth
Nuclear Winter

005262BD
Attack
Unarmed (125 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (100 Damage)

Scorched mega sloth[edit | edit source]

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A mega sloth that has been infected with the Scorched Plague.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Scorched mega sloth
004EC105
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)

Prime mega sloth[edit | edit source]

A mega sloth cut from the limited-time Primal Cuts event quest in the Toxic Valley.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Prime mega sloth
Cut content

0054E313
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (75 Damage)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Related quests[edit | edit source]

Challenges[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Mega sloths are mentioned by name in the Pioneer Scout exam collector, despite the terminal being pre-War.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Mega sloths appear only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The mega sloth may be a reference to prehistoric giant ground sloths, some varieties of which could be the size of elephants. The first fossil evidence of these creatures was discovered in a cave in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png When a mega sloth dies, it may freeze in place and not play its death animation. Its corpse can be clipped through, and looting it will be impossible. [verified]

  • One way to fix this is by fast traveling back and forth to the location of the sloth.

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