Feral ghouls often give a loud, low-pitched screech or growl before attacking enemies. This can be helpful in dark places or areas with objects blocking the Lone Wanderer's view, especially in the metro system and the Dunwich Building. As with normal ghouls, ferals are entirely resistant to radiation. This makes a glowing one especially dangerous when encountered with regular ferals, as they constantly emit radiation that will heal the ghouls within the surrounding area.
Feral ghouls attack with no strategy. They rush foes in one massive onslaught. At first, they attack with a running over-the-head strike. When close to an enemy, they will swipe at them horizontally or diagonally.
Feral ghouls can drop rare pass cards in blue and red colors, and they have the highest chance in the game for a creature to drop them, at a 1.5% chance.
Feral ghoul reavers, introduced by the Broken Steeladd-on. Reavers' skin may, upon close inspection, appear to bubble and burn, emitting radiation and dark green smoke. If a reaver is killed by a critical hit from an energy weapon, the smoke will continue to emanate from the remains.
Sun of Atom - Non-hostile glowing one in the Holy Light Monastery.
No variants of feral ghouls will be hostile towards the Lone Wanderer should they be wearing the ghoul mask.
Feral ghouls appear in Fallout 3 and its add-onsBroken Steel and Point Lookout.
PCXbox 360 Feral ghoul reavers may become invincible for a short period of time. While they can be successfully targeted in V.A.T.S., all shots fired will miss. If this happens, shoot for the legs, make use of grenades or wear the ghoul mask. Ghouls affected by this glitch may begin shaking vigorously. Alternatively, you can open the developer console, click on the offending ghoul and type in "disable" then "enable," however, this will reset them, including their health and any effects they might have received.[verified]
PCPlaystation 3 When the feral ghoul reavers throw radioactive gore, it may explode, and they will keep throwing it.[verified]
Playstation 3Xbox 360 If a feral ghoul reaver is killed using a plasma rifle and the body disintegrates into a goo pile, then it may keep the green aura that surrounded the reaver prior to its death.[verified]
Xbox 360 In some cases, feral ghouls will be non-hostile when not wearing the ghoul mask and will not attack unless provoked.[verified]
PC Feral ghoul reavers encountered in Point Lookout may throw their flesh at you, though it does not explode. The red arrow will denote its location and when hovering over it, the name radioactive gore will appear. It is possible to pick it up, and will explode when dropped again.[verified]
PCPlaystation 3Xbox 360 Feral ghoul reavers may occasionally constantly 'spasm', making them incredibly difficult to hit without the use of V.A.T.S. This is most notable with the reavers in the train tunnel to Adams Air Force Base.[verified]