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Bloatfly (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of bloatflies in the Fallout series of games, see bloatfly.
Bloatfly
Bloatfly
locationCapital Wasteland
 
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Bloatflies are mutated insects living in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

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.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

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 attributesEdit

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.

VariantsEdit

BloatflyEdit

Bloatfly

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)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
0009189c
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
15
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
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
Larva spit (5 damageIcon damage)

LocationsEdit

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.

NotesEdit

  • 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.

AppearancesEdit

Bloatflies appear in Fallout 3.

SoundsEdit

  • Bloatfly attack

GalleryEdit

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