How to tame a creature in Fallout 76

Reddit user echolyx57 managed to tame a Deathclaw recently:

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I haven’t seen much on this sub about successful creature taming, but I figured I’d give it a shot today. I equipped rank 3 of Wasteland Whisperer and Animal Friend and set out to tame whatever I came across. There’s a crashed Vertibird north of Abbie’s Bunker that is a guaranteed random encounter spawn, so after a bit of server-hopping, I finally found a Deathclaw! Now he stomps around my C.A.M.P. and keeps pests away from my crops.

Here is echolyx57s guide on how to tame a creature in Fallout 76:

Charisma + Perks: My charisma is currently at 6, and I have Rank 3 of both Wasteland Whisperer and Animal Friend.

Weapons: As long as you have a ranged weapon that you would normally use for pacifying, that’s all you need.

How to Find a Tameable Creature: Creatures can only be tamed if they spawn alone as a random encounter. There are many different spots to farm random encounters, but I have been using the one north of Abbie’s Bunker. It’s a bit of a hike, but once you reach the crashed vertibird in the center of a pond, the encounter will spawn at the west end of the pond.

Taming a Creature: You can do this from a bit of a distance, but when you point at a creature that has spawned as a random encounter, you will be given the option to tame or pacify. If you decide to tame this creature, a box will pop up on screen telling you that this creature will be sent to your camp. Keep in mind that this creature has to manually run to your camp, and can be killed by strong enemies on its way, so don’t get discouraged if this doesn’t work the first time. Hop servers or do some other things in the world to take up some time as you wait for your new friend to arrive at your camp.

Creature in your Camp: These tamed creatures essentially just march around your camp. They do take up quite a bit of budget, so I would suggest that you have your camp completed before you attempt this. They will spawn into the world with your camp if you hop servers, unless they are killed by another player or glitch under your foundation and suffocate. Some creatures will never show a “friendly” health bar for some reason, namely the deathclaw, but will be friendly to the player.

echolyx also added a list of creatures that can be tamed:

Tameable and will return to C.A.M.P. successfully

  • Deathclaw x2
  • Mirelurk Hunter
  • UPDATE: Mirelurk King

Tameable but have issues returning to C.A.M.P.

  • Megasloth (died immediately at camp x2)

December 17, 2018 at 8:55 am

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I’m on PC with max Wasteland Whisperer. I have the option to Pacify but not to Tame. I just ran into the exact deathclaw you mention at the crashed vertibird north of abbie’s bunker. I was able to pacify some super mutants but there was no option to tame anything (deathclaw included). I have not seen the option at all (I’ve been using the perk for about 10 levels and haven’t seen the tame option once) – is it because I do not have animal friend? It doesn’t seem like that would be the reason – since animal friend has the same text as Wasteland Whisperer except it’s for animals instead of creatures. On creatures I should be able to see tame, no? Just wondering what I am doing wrong. I was gonna try the crashed vertibird a couple more times and see if I get the option.


I think you need to have both perks.


Thats cool i didn’t know they returned to your camp i thought it just pacified them.


Hi there,
i have been trying to tame a creature about 50 times in the mentioned area with the vertibot, with Level 200, the two mentioned perk-cards at level 3, Charisma at Level 6 and all different types of sights and i did not get the option tame (not even to pacify!) the creature 🙁 Is there any known bug or perk card conflict (?) that prevents me from taming a creature? Would be great, if someone had a clue!
Best Regards!


Hello thank you for this tutorial because I managed the first time on a level 30 king he is at home and he is fine.

January 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm

I was just able to tame a 21 snallygaster(or whatever it is). Just an FYI


Will it respawn if it gets killed by another person/player

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