Famine attracts a swarm of locusts, which follow it when it travels. It also has unlimited stamina like all of the Four Horses of the Apocalypse.
Famine is the fastest of the horses of the Apocalypse. This is more noticeable when traveling off-road. Caution: feeding horse pills to Famine will negate his infinite stamina. Famine is generally easy to find, since it is usually near where the player first enters Mexico.
If Famine falls in a river or large body of water he will disappear and you will no longer own him. It is unknown whether the other Apocalypse horses do this.
The third rider of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rides the black horse, Famine. Famine's role is to destroy Earth's crops by way of locusts.
WARNING: When encountering Famine for the first time near Perdido (and sometimes El Presidio), it is possible to encounter a glitch in which Famine will permanently disappear if not tamed. This has been reported to happen on many occasions. Another possibility reported that the horse could still appear, but the player may no longer receive alerts that a mythical creature has appeared in the area.
Famine's locust swarm slightly resembles the Unicorn's butterfly swarm.
After Famine dies, the locusts which surround his body will leave.
Famine's locusts do not appear in cutscenes.
Famine can be felled by a well-timed shot to the head from a Retcher.
Famine is the hardest horse of the apocalypse to find without the mythical creature warning. Due to it being dark outside of towns and him being black.
As of June 2014. When playing as Undead Marston. Famine will spawn without his locusts and steer south. This only happens when summoned via blood pack.
The message recieved after aquiring this horse was originally "This horse is the fastest of all horses."