Description[edit | edit source]
A relatively harmless grenade which flash produced momentarily activates all photoreceptor cells in the eye, making vision impossible for a few seconds until the eye restores itself to its normal, unstimulated state. An afterimage will also be visible for a considerable time, impairing the victim's ability to aim with precision. Like all Field Items they spawn in supply crates scattered around the map. They can also be bought at Firework Stations and Contraband Lockers for 30 snacks.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Default Controls: Hold to aim, release to throw
Players can use Flash Bangs to stun and turn around multitudes of enemies in a concentrated area, allowing players to sneak slowly past or to temporarily dislodge enemies from chasing them. Stalkers can also use Flash Bangs to stun and turn around the Blackout Club members during missions.
Flash Bangs can also be used as Escape Items once grabbed by a Sleeper or Lucid. The moment a teammate is grabbed by the Shape, teammates can throw a Flash Bang directly at the shape to get them to drop the grabbed teammate.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Even though the Flash Bang makes a considerable amount of noise upon use, the noise does not attract nearby enemies unless they are caught within it's blast radius.