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From The Vault

location: Capital Wasteland
base id: 0009189c

Bloatfly concept art

A Bloatfly is a common mutated Capital Wasteland pest resembling an over-sized blow-fly. While a reasonable source of experience for greenhorn explorers — due to their weakness and the ease of avoiding their attacks — Bloatflies become little more than pests for even novice players.


A common encounter in the Wasteland, the comparatively diminutive Bloatfly is quite aggressive, often attacking animals much larger than itself with reckless abandon. Bloatflies do not attack at close range, but rather keep to a standoff distance and pepper their prey with spine bedecked larva launched from its abdomen. The supply of these larva is seemingly inexhaustible, and unless evaded or eliminated, Bloatflies will persecute an attacker with relentless single-mindedness. When attacking, Bloatflies emit a high-pitched cry. A wanderer more than a dozen feet away will likely not hear the fly's call before being attacked. Individually, they do not inflict much harm, but in swarms Bloatflies can be a serious nuisance to explorers and potentially deadly to weaker companions. Even the highest level player will continually encounter swarms of Bloatflies in the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout in locations like Sacred Bog Entrance and Trash Heap. They only drop Bloatfly Meat when killed.

Bloatflies typically live in small groups of two to four individuals, although lone Bloatflies are also common.


  • A Bloatfly's wing makes a faint clicking noise, a bit like a Mutated Ants movement, but fainter.
  • Bloatflies, when not seeing you, seem to do circles in the air then stop, making it somewhat easier for the PC to find them.
  • Many of the reasons why you do not ever notice them is that they "lie" on the ground, motionless.
  • Bloatflies tend to strafe when attacking you or another NPC, making it difficult to kill them.
Creatures in the Fallout games

This article uses material from the "Bloatfly" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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