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Bloatflies are creatures found in Appalachia.

Background

An example of the mutations caused by the Great War, the bloatfly is an evolution of either the Musca domestica (common housefly)[1] or Tabanus genera of biting horse fly.[2] Tentatively classified as part of the Tabanidae family in the order Diptera, class Insecta, phylum Arthropoda and kingdom Animalia by the Enclave, it is a major divergence from its evolutionary forebears.[2][3]

Characteristics

Biology

The standard bloatfly has a green and brown carapace and is significantly larger and more tenacious than its predecessors. Its size inhibits previous 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.[2] 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.[2]

Its neurotoxin is ineffective against humans and larger targets, causing only localized necrosis.[2] As a result, the bloatfly serves as prey rather than predator among wastelanders who utilize its meat for food.[2] Bloatflies can resort to scavenging in situations where prey or other sources of sustenance are scarce.[4] It adapted to its enlarged size with a unique gland that enables it to balance and maintain speed despite its size.[5] The gland itself may be toxic to consume.[6][3]

Gameplay attributes

Bloatflies attack at long range by peppering their prey with spine-bedecked larva launched from its abdomen. They tend to attack in groups, and may pose an additional threat based on their ability to attack from a distance.

Variants

Bloatfly

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The standard variant, with all of the attributes mentioned above.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
00029469
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (15 Damage)

Black bloatfly

A slightly stronger bloatfly, with an all-black coloring.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Black bloatfly
001423B0
Attack
Unarmed (20 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (20 Damage)

Festering bloatfly

One of the stronger variants, featuring a brown carapace.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Festering bloatfly
001423B1
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (25 Damage)

Glowing bloatfly

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A bloatfly that has become inundated with radiation, to the point of luminescence.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing bloatfly
001423B2
Attack
Unarmed (30 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (30 Damage)

Loathsome bloatfly

A bloatfly variant encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown.They are identical in appearance to festering bloatflies. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Loathsome bloatfly Fallout 76 removed content
003F3692
Attack
Unarmed (40 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (40 Damage)

Venomous bloatfly

A bloatfly variant encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown. They are identical in appearance to festering bloatflies. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Venomous bloatfly Fallout 76 removed content
003F3693
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (50 Damage)

Vile bloatfly

A bloatfly variant encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown. They are identical in appearance to festering bloatflies. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Vile bloatfly Fallout 76 removed content
003F3694
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (60 Damage)

Deadly bloatfly

The most powerful bloatfly variant. They are encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown. They are identical in appearance to festering bloatflies. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Deadly bloatfly Fallout 76 removed content
003F3695
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)

Scorched bloatfly

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Scorched bloatflies have been affected by the Scorched Plague. Each regular bloatfly variant has a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Scorched bloatfly
003F3695
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched black bloatfly
003F3695
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched festering bloatfly
003F3695
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched glowing bloatfly
003F3695
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)

Locations

References

  1. Insect DNA chalkboard information
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Enclave field research terminal entries; Enclave field research terminal, Field Entry: "Bloatfly"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Sole Survivor: "Sign me up."
    Duff: "You're going to go out, and find a Bloatfly Gland. You see, the oversized Bloatfly of today evolved from an earlier species of smaller fly. Radioactive adaptation has resulted in a unique gland that enables it to balance and maintain speed despite its size. So what do you say? Ready to go out and dissect one?"
    (DoctorDuff.txt)
  4. Cassidy Caravans wreckage
  5. Sole Survivor: "Sign me up."
    Duff: "You're going to go out, and find a Bloatfly Gland. You see, the oversized Bloatfly of today evolved from an earlier species of smaller fly. Radioactive adaptation has resulted in a unique gland that enables it to balance and maintain speed despite its size. So what do you say? Ready to go out and dissect one?"
    (DoctorDuff.txt)
  6. The Sole Survivor: "Get the Bloatfly Gland. Got it."
    Duff: "Remember, bring the gland back in one piece. Oh, and don't chew on it. One of the students got horribly sick because of that mistake."
    (DoctorDuff.txt)
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