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FO76 Quest Old Man Winter.pngThe following is based on Fallout 76 seasonal content.
Hunt down monstrous creatures for their Prime Meat.

Event: Primal Cuts is a seasonal public event in Fallout 76, introduced in the Nuclear Winter update.

This limited-time event was first available from August 1-8, 2019. The event was then made available again from September 26 to October 3, 2019. The event returned for a third time from August 20-26, 2020, and again from September 22-28, 2020.

Quick walkthrough

Event Quest: Primal Cuts
Bang on a metal drum to attract prime creatures' attention.
Fend off the first wave of enemies.
Fend off the second wave of enemies.
Fend off the third wave of enemies.
Fend off the fourth wave of enemies and defeat the boss.
Reward: 3-5 prime meat, 20 caps, 150 XP

Detailed walkthrough

Upon arriving at the event, which takes place in all six regions of Appalachia, either simultaneously or at separate intervals, the Vault Dweller will have to bang on a drum near the center of the location to begin. They will then fight through four waves of "prime" creatures. The creatures vary based on the region and may include mongrels, radscorpions, wolves, mirelurks, etc. Wave 1 and 2 contain smaller creatures like the mongrels. Wave 3 consists of larger creatures assisted by smaller creatures. In the fourth wave, there will be a boss, which has a high chance to be a legendary creature. The boss will be supported by both small and large creatures. Once the boss is killed, the event is complete.

Quest stages

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Make noise to attract Prime BeastsGrahm has identified several hunting spots where I can gather "Prime Meat" from unusually large creatures. The first step is to bang on the drum he placed near the hunting bait.
? Prime Beasts incoming...
? Defeat Prime Beasts (Wave 1 of 4)I should stay near the hunting grounds and defeat any "Prime" creatures I encounter. I can gather "Prime Meat" from them to bring to Grahm's "meat-cook" later.
? More Prime Beasts incoming...
? Defeat Prime Beasts (Wave 2 of 4)
? More Prime Beasts incoming...
? Defeat Prime Beasts (Wave 3 of 4)
? A dangerous Prime Beast approaches...
? Defeat the final wave of Prime Beasts
? More Prime Beasts incoming...
? (Optional) Find and defeat the Super Mutant hunting party


The prime boss can be one of six creatures, with each creature showing up in a different map region. These creatures can be either a deathclaw (the Forest), Grafton monster (Toxic Valley), sheepsquatch (Ash Heap), hermit crab (Savage Divide), mirelurk queen (the Mire) or a super mutant behemoth (Cranberry Bog).


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