How to find and kill the Grafton monster in Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 is home to a host of mutated creatures in its post-apocalyptic Appalachian setting. Here’s how players can find and kill the Grafton monster.
Fallout 76 takes players back to the early days after humans emerged from chests and re-inhabited West Virginia. Throughout the adventures in the Appalachian wastelands, players will encounter a variety of flora and fauna. Some of this flora and fauna should not be taken lightly because of their dangerous aggression. While some of the creatures in the Trash are easily dispatched with simple methods, others prove to be a much worse threat to players. Among these dangerous mutant enemies is the Grafton monster.
The Grafton Monster was created by West Tek in a lab at their Huntersville facility. Using the snallygaster genome and a human subject, the researchers developed the mutant, which quickly escaped its containment unit. The resulting abomination is a towering gray monster that has disproportionate chest and arms, much like Nemesis from Resident Evil 3. Grafton’s monster has a tiny head seemingly covered by the muscles of his shoulders. Although it presents a significant challenge for players, the Grafton monster can be defeated easily. Here’s how players can find and kill the Grafton monster in Fallout 76.
Fallout 76: Find and Kill the Grafton Monster
Finding Grafton’s monster is not a difficult task, given that there are two locations and a few events that will always feature a Grafton monster battle. While not all spawn locations have a Grafton monster 100% of the time, finding certain locations will give players a greater chance of encountering the giant. A Grafton monster will always appear near the Charleston Trainyard as well as the dam east of the Charleston Capitol Building. The following locations may have a Grafton monster generated, but this is not guaranteed:
- South of Hemlock Holes
- The garden between Whitespring Resort and Whitespring Golf Club
- The toxic dried lake bed
Grafton monsters can also spawn during Project Paradise, Primal Cuts, Queen of the Hunt, and The Ol ‘Weston Shuffle events. There are several types of Grafton monsters: Enraged Grafton monster, Grafton Prime monster, Parasitic Grafton monster, Choke Grafton monster, Alpha Grafton monster, and Burnt Grafton monster. Each type of monster has different stats, with the base Grafton monster being the least powerful and the Alpha Grafton monster being the most powerful. The introduction of the new Steel Reign update does not appear to have altered the locations or events involving Grafton Monsters.
Fortunately, Grafton’s monsters don’t have a lot of attacks at their disposal. Monsters are quick for their size, shooting players in an instant. Their melee attacks can stun players for a few seconds, but they’re generally not as dangerous as the monster’s ranged attacks. Grafton Monsters will drop an oil bomb at players and throw stones in the same manner as super mutant behemoths. Ranged attacks are more powerful than melee attacks for every type of monster except Prime and Alpha Grafton monsters.
The best way to take down a Grafton monster is to aim its vents! There are vents sitting on each of the Grafton monster’s shoulders that take 200% damage when hit. Players can use whatever methods and weapons they want to take down the Grafton Monster, but the most effective way to defeat it is to hit its vents until it perishes. Players can obtain mutations that can help take down the Grafton monster, although no special help is needed to defeat it. Although not the hardest monster to beat Fallout 76, Grafton Monster battles are not a walk in the park!
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Fallout 76 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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