Bighorner steak is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Bighorner steaks are an effective replacement for alcohol and Buffout as a Strength enhancing item, with no risk of addiction. Bighorner steak weighs .80, so it is 20% lighter than a bottle of alcohol (Buffout is weightless), and it also has a gradual health recovery effect, which both alcohol and Buffout lack. At higher levels of Survival (100 of Survival skill) the Strength boost increases to +3.

Survival Skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+2 Hit Point for 10s, +1 Strength for 2m-90 Starvation 
20+2 Hit Point for 10s, +1 Strength for 2m-105 Starvation 
30+3 Hit Point for 10s, +1 Strength for 2m-120 Starvation 
40+3 Hit Point for 10s, +1 Strength for 2m-135 Starvation 
50+4 Hit Point for 10s, +2 Strength for 2m-150 Starvation 
60+4 Hit Point for 10s, +2 Strength for 2m-165 Starvation 
70+4 Hit Point for 10s, +2 Strength for 2m-180 Starvation 
80+5 Hit Point for 10s, +2 Strength for 2m-195 Starvation 
90+5 Hit Point for 10s, +2 Strength for 2m-210 Starvation 
100+6 Hit Point for 10s, +3 Strength for 2m-225 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

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Bighorner steak (1)