The Flashbang is a non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy’s senses. It is designed to produce a blinding flash of light and loud noise without causing permanent injury.
Use: Prior to throwing, the flashbang must have its pin pull in order to arm the device by utilizing the action button (F by default). When thrown, the flashbang will detonate and cause temporary blindness (15-30 seconds) to any nearby players (to include the play who threw it) observing its explosion. The flashbang can be an effective tool that may be utilized to blind the enemy for a short amount of time in order to help facilitating the capture or killing of an adversary with reduced risked to the user. It should be noted that blinded players can still shoot and interact with objects while blinded and thus still present a danger to other survivors.
- The Flashbang is based on the M84 Stun Grenade, currently in use by the United States Armed Forces.