Bloatflies are mutated insects living in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.
The resulting radioactive fallout after the
Great War mutated the tiny blowfly into the larger bloatfly menace that is potentially lethal at a substantial range.
The standard bloatfly is covered in a green and brown carapace. It prefers to attack at long range, using its own larva (each of which sports a wicked dart-like spine) launched from the abdomen. An individual fly's supply of larvae is seemingly inexhaustible, and unless evaded or eliminated, the creature will pursue a target relentlessly. Bloatflies typically live in small groups of two to four individuals, but can be encountered on their own. Despite the increased size, they have no difficulty staying airborne.
Game attributes Edit
Individually, they do not inflict much damage, but in swarms, bloatflies can be a moderate threat to low-level characters (especially weak
companions). Their carapaces are not particularly effective when trying to protect against any type of weapon, thus they are easy to kill. Due to their erratic movement and small size (relative to other denizens of the Wastes), bloatflies are a challenge to shoot without V.A.T.S.. They have a slow speed of pursuit, making it easy to escape them even with low Agility.
Bloatflies are enormous blowflies with a mean streak. In significant numbers they pose a minor threat to high-level player characters, but can prove lethal to low-level characters.
Name ( Base ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight. Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
A large group of bloatflies can be found throughout the entrance area of
Vault 92. Two other significant locations are northeast of Reclining Groves Resort Homes, where they feed off the corpses of some dead wastelanders, and between Fort Independence and Fairfax ruins, on the hillside near a collapsed overpass highway.
These creatures are found throughout the wasteland but they are most commonly found in areas nearest to where barrels of toxic material seep into the soil.
A bloatfly's wing makes a faint clicking noise, similar to a giant ant's movement, but fainter.
Bloatflies are one of the weakest creatures to come across in the wasteland, on par with radroaches for being the weakest enemies in the game.
On death, they make a high-pitched chattering noise.
The Enclave outpost near Megaton has been studying these and other creatures native to the region.
In a piece of concept art by Adam Adamowicz, the bloatfly is referred to as a "shrieking blowfly."
The Lone Wanderer can shoot and cripple a bloatfly's brain (located between their eyes), which will frenzy it. However, this will typically result in the creature's death.
Bloatflies appear in
Concept art by Adam Adamowicz
Group of bloatflies near 2 corpses northeast of Reclining Groves Resort Homes.
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