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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. It is part of the Meat Week community event.

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

Every 15 minutes, three separate Primal Cuts events will simultaneously begin in any three of the six regions of Appalachia. Upon arriving at the event, the Vault Dwellers will have to bang on a drum near the center of the location to begin, where Grahm has hung up some bait meat to lure in potential predators. 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 and wolves. Wave 3 consists of larger creatures assisted by smaller creatures, such as yao guai or mirelurk kings. 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.


Easy Medium Hard
3 prime meat 4 prime meat 5 prime meat
The Forest
Toxic Valley
Ash Heap
Savage Divide
Cranberry Bog
The Mire

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog 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).


Start End
August 1, 2019 August 8, 2019
September 26, 2019 October 3, 2019
August 20, 2020 August 26, 2020
September 22, 2020 September 28, 2020
August 17, 2021 (16:00 UTC) August 23, 2021 (16:00 UTC)