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Bloatflies are creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.

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.[1][2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

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The standard bloatfly is covered in a green and brown carapace, it is significantly larger and more tenacious than its predecessor the horse fly. 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.[3] Bloatflies can resort to scavenging in situations where prey or other sources of food are scarce.[4] It adapted to its enlarged size with a unique gland that enables it to balance and maintain speed despite its size. The gland itself may be toxic to consume.[5][2]

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

The bloatfly is a giant mutated blowfly. Bloatflies attack at long range by peppering their prey with spine-bedecked larva launched from its abdomen. They tend to attack in groups, and their ability to attack from a distance can make them significantly dangerous at low levels.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloatfly
00029469
Level
1
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
20
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
5
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (15 Damage)

Black bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Black bloatfly
001423b0
Level
9
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
40
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
10
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (20 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (20 Damage)

Festering bloatfly[edit | edit source]

One of the stronger variants, with a sickly brown coloring.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Festering bloatfly
001423b1
Level
17
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
75
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
16
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (25 Damage)

Glowing bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing bloatfly
001423b2
Level
27
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
120
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
23
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (30 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (30 Damage)

Loathsome bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Loathsome bloatfly Nuclear Winter
003f3692
Level
40
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
180
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
32
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (40 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (40 Damage)

Venomous bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Venomous bloatfly Nuclear Winter
003f3693
Level
55
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
260
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
43
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (50 Damage)

Vile bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vile bloatfly Nuclear Winter
003f3694
Level
70
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
340
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
53
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (60 Damage)

Deadly bloatfly[edit | edit source]

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Deadly bloatfly Nuclear Winter
003f3695
Level
90
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
470
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
67
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)

Scorched bloatfly[edit | edit source]

Normal Scorched bloatfly

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 (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched bloatfly
003f3695
Level
90
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
470
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
67
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched black bloatfly
003f3695
Level
90
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
470
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
67
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched festering bloatfly
003f3695
Level
90
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
470
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
67
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)
Scorched glowing bloatfly
003f3695
Level
90
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
20
Hit Points
470
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
67
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
3
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (80 Damage)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

These bloatflies appear only in Fallout 76.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Enclave field research terminal entries; Enclave field research terminal, Field Entry: "Bloatfly"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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)
  3. 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."
  4. Cassidy Caravans wreckage
  5. 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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