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Bloatfly
Bloatfly
variantsBloatfly
Legendary bloatfly Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
locationCamp Forlorn Hope
Goodsprings cemetery
Wrecked Highwayman
Primm
Zion Canyon
Big MT
 
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV OWB
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV OWB

Bloatflies are mutated insects living in the Mojave Wasteland, Zion Canyon, and Big MT in 2281.

Characteristics

Biology

A bloatfly is a mutated blowfly with a green-brown carapace. Unlike the Capital Wasteland variety, bloatflies in the Mojave are largely docile, rather territorial and far less common. They are usually found around graveyards or pools of radiated water in groups of three to five.

Gameplay attributes

Weak by nature, their attacks have very little effect. Their main attack consists of spitting spiked larvae at the player from a distance. They are relatively easy to kill in close combat, even if the player lacks any substantial skill in Unarmed or Melee Weapons, as they have very little health. However, it can be a bit tricky to hit them with a ranged weapon without the assistance of V.A.T.S., as they tend to move rapidly in sporadic patterns.

Unlike most other inhabitants of the Mojave Wasteland, bloatflies will often leave you alone if you walk away.

Variants

Bloatfly

Bloatfly

The normal variant with all of the attributes noted above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
0009189c
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
15
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (7 damageIcon damage)

Legendary bloatfly

Bloatfly

The legendary variant found in the Big MT in the mysterious cave. It is considerably larger than the normal bloatfly and has a pale green aura, making it easier to spot in the cave. It also flies much higher, making striking it with melee weapons difficult. Unlike normal bloatflies, it fires an extremely high damage plasma-like projectile from its tail and it will explode like a plasma grenade when killed, leaving a goo pile instead of a corpse. The strength of its plasma attack is such that it can kill even high level players with just a few shots. If killed with a laser weapon critical it will leave a pile of goo and ash (both searchable) containing the same items. Like Gabe, the legendary bloatfly's immense size is suggested to be caused by a massive intake of chems, notably Buffout and Psycho.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legendary bloatfly Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx015274
LevelIcon level
50
Experience PointsIcon XP
500
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
2000
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
20
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (450 damageIcon damage)

Locations

  • Their natural habitat is generally the various tar pits, puddles, and graveyards throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
  • A large number of bloatflies can be found west of Powder Ganger Camp West.
  • You can also find two to four of them in the beginning of the game, in the Goodsprings Cemetery. However, these bloatflies will not respawn.
  • The player is likely to encounter many of them on the way to Primm from Goodsprings, as there are many tar pits scattered along the left side of the road.
  • They may spawn within the Camp Forlorn Hope graveyard next to the camp proper, but will be gunned down quickly. However, they can cause problems if attempting to talk to people outside who are near them, like Private Stone, as if the player is threatened the people in the camp will run around panicking. This can be amusing, though they cannot be talked to, thus preventing progressing with some quests. This can be solved by killing the bloatflies.
  • Several bloatflies can be found behind the Jean Sky Diving shack, usually fighting with some Powder Gangers.
  • Some can be found around the Wrecked Highwayman.
  • Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB They infest the mysterious cave, along with the legendary bloatfly.

Notes

  • The flies that lurk around rotten meat or near ransacked caravans (such as the Cassidy Caravans wreckage) use the bloatfly model albeit shrunken to the size of a regular fly.
  • Bloatflies are among the weakest creatures in the game. Ironically, the legendary bloatfly, encountered in the mysterious cave, is one of the most powerful creatures in the game.

Appearances

Bloatflies appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs

  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 After being killed by the legendary bloatfly, and reloading the autosave in the tunnel entrance, the legendary bloatfly may not have the characteristic green glow.

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