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For an overview of giant ant variants in the Fallout series of games, see giant ant.
For an overview of fire ant variants in the Fallout series of games, see fire ant.
Giant ant
Giant soldier ant
variantsGiant soldier ant
Giant worker ant
Giant ant queen
locationMojave Wasteland
 
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Giant ants are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Giant ants are large mutated arthropod insects of the Formicidae family, genus Camponotus, most likely black carpenter ants.[1] Some scientists theorize this mutation comes from the effects of extended exposure to radiation.[2]

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Giant ants are large insects protected by a yellow-brown carapace. They have large mandibles which they use to both hunt and protect themselves. The long antennae they have sprouting out of their head act like sensors, allowing them to take in more information about their immediate environment.

Gameplay attributesEdit

These creatures can be a bit of a problem in early stages of the game. Hitting their antennae will count towards a critical hit and will also frenzy them. Like their east-coast brethren, they are not particularly swift, and can easily be out-walked if the player prefers to engage them at range. Since they have no Damage Threshold, it is a good choice to use a low-damage, high DPS weapon.

VariantsEdit

Giant soldier antEdit

Giant soldier ant

The largest and strongest variant of the more common giant ant variants. This ant can be found accompanying smaller ants as they forage. Several can be found inside the Allied Technologies offices building.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant soldier ant
0001cf80
00102aad
LevelIcon level
6
Experience PointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
75
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
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (30 DamageIcon damage)
Giant soldier ant
00102aad
LevelIcon level
6
Experience PointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
150
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
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (24 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
deadIcon dead Explosion (150 DamageIcon damage)
Giant soldier ant
0015c7be
00169dd5
00169dd8
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
75
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
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (30 damageIcon damage)

Giant worker antEdit

Giant soldier ant

What they lack in individual fortitude, they make up for with relentless attacks and swarm tactics. However, a worker ant's exoskeleton isn't particularly hard compared to radscorpions. Their mandibles can cut through most leather and plastic with ease, even snapping bone on a lucky shot.

Giant worker ants can usually be found in barren stretches of desert in the Mojave such as the Ivanpah race track or Ivanpah Dry Lake. They usually walk around in groups, presumably looking for food.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant worker ant
00102aae
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
30
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
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (7 DamageIcon damage)
Giant worker ant
0001cf81
0015c7bf
LevelIcon level
4
Experience PointsIcon XP
40
PerceptionIcon eye
2
Hit pointsIcon heart
45
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (15 DamageIcon damage)

Giant ant queenEdit

Giant ant queen

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant ant queen
0015e908
LevelIcon level
17
Experience PointsIcon XP
170
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
450
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
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (55 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Fire breath (8 DamageIcon damage + 2 fireIcon fire for 5s) attacks per second (8)

Related questsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The ants at the Nellis array will explode when shot with energy weapons, due to their consumption of munitions.
  • One can observe ants walking in lines, much like worker ants in reality.
  • When near the Virgin Fork Campground, Follows-Chalk says giant ants are called "picnic-killers". He doesn't know why and says it's probably from "back when".
  • The ant queen found in Fallout: New Vegas is much less durable than her Fallout 3 counterparts.

AppearancesEdit

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Giant ants appear in Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game and were due to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. A friendly giant ant called Mr. Pinch is used as a mount by the Puppet Man in the official One Man, and a Crate of Puppets comic by Penny Arcade.

BugsEdit

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when using Explosives or Unarmed methods to attack the player won't damage the ant. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Giant ant queens are meant to carry both ant queen pheromones and a variable amount of ant eggs, but due to a missing property in their "death items" list there is only a very small percentage chance of one or the other being found. [verified]

SoundsEdit

  • Ant attack
  • Ant warning
  • Ant queen spit attack
  • Injured ant queen

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Enclave Field Research terminals - Field Entry: "Giant Ant". [1]
  2. Vault 101 terminal entries - Scouting Reports.[1]

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