Beenox, the co-developer of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, has announced a new setting that will lessen the impact of flashbang grenades on the player’s vision. This requested but minor tweak is included within the patch launching on March 15 as part of the Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Reloaded.
Beenox, a subsidiary of Activision, is mainly known for developing PC ports and providing help to other game studios such as Raven, Treyarch, and Infinity Ward. Their most recent works include a remaster of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign and the aid given to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Raven and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. In addition, Beenox was one of the many studios that helped Infinity Ward create the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which then became Call of Duty: Warzone 2.
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Fans of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 have been voicing their grievances about the white flash of the game’s flashbang grenades for some time. The bright light can make playing in a dark room uncomfortable for the players. Good news for those fans is that Season 2 Reloaded of the two games introduces a new “Inverted Flash” setting, which can be enabled from the game’s interface menu and address the issue.
In a short video shared on Twitter, Beenox demonstrated how the Inverted Flash setting in Modern Warfare 2 works. The clip shows a player who, after activating the Inverted Flash, tosses a flashbang grenade at their feet. Normally, this would produce a white-out effect, but with the setting enabled, the screen goes black and then fades in part-way before transitioning to the white effect until the flashbang dissipates. This should help protect gamers from being blinded by the in-game weapon, provided they remember to turn the setting on.
The idea of accessibility options, such as that found in Battlefield 2042, is not new to the gaming industry, and it appears that Raven Software and Beenox have finally answered the requests of Warzone 2 players. Twitter users have been expressing their appreciation for the update, and it’s sure to be a relief for those who struggle with eye strain.