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Bloatfly (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of this creature's appearances in other Fallout games, see bloatfly.
Bloatfly
Bloatfly.png
variantsBloatfly
Legendary bloatfly Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
locationCamp Forlorn Hope
Goodsprings cemetery
Wrecked Highwayman
Primm
Zion Canyon
Big MT
 
Gametitle-FNV.pngGametitle-FNV OWB.png
Gametitle-FNV.pngGametitle-FNV OWB.png

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

Characteristics[edit]

Biology[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Bloatfly[edit]

Bloatfly.png

The normal variant with all of the attributes noted below.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
0009189c
LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
10
DetectionIcon eye.png
6
Health pointsIcon heart.png
15
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (7 DamageIcon damage.png)

Legendary bloatfly[edit]

Bloatfly.png

The legendary variant found in the Big MT in the location marked Mysterious Cave. It is considerably larger than the normal bloatfly and has a pale green aura, making it easier to spot in the cave. Unlike normal bloatflies, it fires an extremely high damage plasma-like projectile from its tail and will explode like a plasma grenade when killed, leaving a goo pile instead of a corpse. 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 BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx015274
LevelIcon level.png
50
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
500
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
2000
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
20
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (450 DamageIcon damage.png)

Notes[edit]

  • Interestingly, bloatflies can also be seen as a smaller species that the player may mistake for random flies, usually lurking around rotten meat or near ransacked caravans (such as the Cassidy Caravans wreckage). If the player looks close enough the flies are simple bloatflies shrunk down. It is not known why they did not mutate to a larger size.
  • Bloatflies are among the weakest creatures in the game. Ironically, the legendary bloatfly, encountered in the Mysterious Cave, is the most powerful creature in the game.

Locations[edit]

  • 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.
  • They infest the Mysterious cave in Old World Blues, along with the legendary bloatfly.

Appearances[edit]

Bloatflies appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs[edit]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png 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.
  • Paralyzing the legendary bloatfly will cause a ragdoll effect making the limbs fly everywhere.

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