November 15, 2011
Flashlights in Battlefield 3 will be toned down
Anyone who plays BF3 multi-player has known the cheap defeat of not another player but that players flashlight. Yea you got off the first few rounds, you should have totally won that encounter, but the flashlight says NO kill for you!!! DICE has been keeping track of complaints and feedback via battlelog and is working on an update/patch that will tone down the flashlights making them more realistic and not so overpowering.
Personally the flashlights didnt bother me so much, my biggest grief with them was being blinded in day time maps. During the day any compact flashlight that mounts on a gun, I dont care how bright, will barely be visible. Darkly lit maps sure, they simulate a dark to light scenario but day time outdoors not so much. In any case its good news to hear that the issue is being addressed. Now if they would only fix everyone’s crashing woes.