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For an overview of fire ant variants in the Fallout series of games, see fire ant.
For an overview of giant ant variants in the Fallout series of games, see giant ant.
 
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Fire ants are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

It is not known exactly how fire ants came to be in the Mojave Wasteland, but they are likely mutated red imported fire ants. It is possible that their ability to breathe fire has developed in a way similar to the fire gecko's ability.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Fire ants are large insects, covered in a reddish-brown carapace. They have large mandibles used for defending themselves as well as for hunting. They also have the unusual ability of breathing fire.

Gameplay attributesEdit

These insects may pose a significant threat if encountered early in the game, especially for lower level characters. Hitting their antennae counts toward a Critical Hit and will also frenzy the ant. Fire ants use the same tactics as giant ants, swarming their foe. Fire and explosives-based weapons are generally ineffective when dealing with them, as they have a high Fire Resistance. They will sometimes ignore the player character and only attack when provoked.

VariantsEdit

Fire ant queenEdit

Giant ant queen

The fire ant queen, or giant ant queen, is the largest creature in the Mojave Wasteland. Only one ant queen appears in Fallout: New Vegas, located in the ant mound south of the Allied Technologies offices and Camp McCarran, northwest of REPCONN headquarters.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Fire ant queen
0015e908
Icon level
17
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
450
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (55 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Fire breath (8 Icon damage + 2 Icon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)

Fire ant soldierEdit

Fire ant

Fire ant soldiers, or soldier fire ants, are the larger and stronger of the two fire ant variants. This ant often accompanies the workers in foraging.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Fire ant soldier
0014f47a
0015e911
0015a88e
Icon level
12
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
4
Icon heart
100
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (40 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Fire breath (4 Icon damage + 2 Icon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)
Icon ability
Icon fire Fire resistance 85%
Soldier fire ant
0015a893
Icon level
12
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
4
Icon heart
100
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (40 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Fire breath (4 Icon damage + 2 Icon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)
Icon ability
Icon fire Fire resistance 85%

Fire ant workerEdit

Fire ant

Fire ant workers are the smaller and weaker of the two fire ant variants. They are responsible for gathering food and taking care of the young of the colony.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Fire ant worker
0014f42a
Icon level
6
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
2
Icon heart
55
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (20 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Fire breath (2 Icon damage + 2 Icon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)
Icon ability
Icon fire Fire resistance 85%
Worker fire ant
0015a892
Icon level
6
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
2
Icon heart
55
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (20 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Fire breath (2 Icon damage + 2 Icon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)
Icon ability
Icon fire Fire resistance 85%

LocationsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Fire ants appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

BugsEdit

  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Occasionally, they will make a sound that suggests they are spitting fire, but there is no fire present. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes the queen will appear in the tunnels leading to her, rather than the large open room. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The death item list for the ant queen is meant to give ant queen pheromones and a random number of ant eggs, but does not have the "Use All" flag checked; this results in the list instead giving out only one of the listed items, equating to an approximate 8% chance of receiving pheromones and less than a 20% chance of receiving any ant eggs. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 There is a misnamed fire ant in northern El Dorado Dry Lake that may spawn as a soldier fire ant, rather than a fire ant soldier. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Sometimes ants might walk right into steep world geometry and walk through. [verified]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit