Bloatfly (Fallout 4)

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Bloatfly
FO4Bloatfly.jpg
A Bloatfly in the Glowing Sea
LocationCommonwealth
VariantsBlack bloatfly
Festering bloatfly
Glowing bloatfly
 
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Bloatflies are a type of creature living in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

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An impressive example of the mutations caused by the Great War, the bloatfly is an evolution of the Tabanus genera of biting horse fly. Tentatively classified as part of the Tabanidae family in the order Diptera, class Insecta, phylum Arthropoda, and kingdom Animalia, it is a major divergence from its evolutionary forebears. It is significantly larger and more tenacious, although its size inhibits its flight characteristics and agility, making it impossible to feed like pre-War horse flies did. Instead, it uses its engorged stinger and pupae gestating within its abdomen to incapacitate prey. The stinger is capable of launching mature larvae with a barbed sting at the end. These latch onto the target and deliver a neurotoxin capable of incapacitating larger prey, allowing the bloatfly and its larvae to feed. Its neurotoxin is ineffective against humans and larger targets, with localized necrosis being the only larger complication. As a result, the bloatfly is frequently prey, rather than predator, particularly among wastelanders who learned how to prepare its meat (or can stomach eating it raw).[1] Some are noted to explode upon death.[2] Bloatflies can resort to scavenging in situations where prey or other sources of food are scarce.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Bloatflies are typically encountered in groups of 2-3. For the most part, they are little more than a nuisance, though legendary and higher level bloatflies can be a little more dangerous if caught off-guard. They only have one method of attack; given their small mass, slamming would be next to useless, so they propel bloatfly larvae into their enemies, irradiating the target with every successfully landed projectile. VATS is the most reliable method of taking bloatflies down, due to their erratic movement patterns.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Bloatfly[edit | edit source]

BloatflyStandard.png

This standard bloatfly is a very low level, bumbling around and attacking anything it detects.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
EncBloatfly01Template

00029469
LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
5
DetectionIcon eye.png
3
Health pointsIcon heart.png
10
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
1
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
5
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
20
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Projectile (7 RadiationIcon radiation.png)

Black Bloatfly[edit | edit source]

BlackBloatflyStandard.png

Black bloatflies are easily recognized from their standard variants by observing their jet black carapace, as well as their increased resistances to all kinds of damage.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Black bloatfly
EncBloatfly02

001423b0
LevelIcon level.png
9
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
15
DetectionIcon eye.png
3
Health pointsIcon heart.png
50
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
20
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
30
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
20
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Projectile (7 RadiationIcon radiation.png)

Festering Bloatfly[edit | edit source]

FesteringBloatflyStandard.png

Festering bloatflies are rather hardy for mere flies; they do not deal extra damage from their other variants, but can take quite a few more hits.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Festering bloatfly
EncBloatfly03

001423b1
LevelIcon level.png
17
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
25
DetectionIcon eye.png
3
Health pointsIcon heart.png
145
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
25
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
45
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
20
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Projectile (7 RadiationIcon radiation.png)

Glowing Bloatfly[edit | edit source]

GlowingBloatflyStandard.png

These kinds of bloatflies have absorbed so much radiation that so much as being within their proximity is enough to contract radiation poisoning. They are also significantly more hardy than the standard bloatfly and can take plenty of punishment.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing bloatfly
EncBloatfly04

001423b2
LevelIcon level.png
27
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
39
DetectionIcon eye.png
3
Health pointsIcon heart.png
195
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
30
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
55
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
20
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Projectile (7 RadiationIcon radiation.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Radiation field (4 RadiationIcon radiation.png per second)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

These bloatflies appear only in Fallout 4.

References

  1. Enclave field terminals; Enclave Field Research Terminal, Field Entry: Bloatfly: "Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Diptera
    Family: Tabanidae
    Genus: Tabanus Linnaeus
    Field observation suggests that the Bloatfly is a mutation of the Tabanus horse fly with provocative advances. These evolutionary forebears possessed neither the significant body mass, nor projectile sting of the Bloatfly. Dissection has revealed that this stinger is engorged with living pupae and neurotoxins. These projectiles are capable of incapacitating large prey on which the bloatfly and it's gestating young can freely feed. These neurotoxins are only nominally effective on humans, but can cause localized necrosis at the wound site. This observation is contrary to earlier assumptions that the Bloatfly was primarily a scavenger. The Bloatfly can be dispatched easily with light weapons, but nonetheless present a threat to field operatives, especially when encountered in numbers. They are hostile and can strike before the target is aware of its presence."
  2. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "One of the Wasteland's most disgusting creatures, the Bloatfly shoots its maggots as projectiles, and often explodes upon death."
  3. Cassidy Caravans wreckage