Call of Duty finally adds blindness protection in Season 2 Reloaded

Call of Duty finally adds blindness protection in Season 2 Reloaded
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Jack Marsh

Published 

15th Mar 2023 16:51

We've all been in that mix where Shipment has become a state of a total blur thanks to the sheer force of Flashbangs in Modern Warfare 2.

Combined with grenades and killstreaks, lobbies have been flashing their way to the nearest rave, where we might as well call a truce on the shooting and pop on some EDM music to boogie the night away.

We could even aim to the sky with that horrendous new doof-doof gun and get some good drum and bass in there too. But, as of the Season 2 Reloaded update, flashbangs won't be causing blindness, as a new feature is saving our eyes.

Call of Duty release 'inverted flash' setting 

After some complaints of sore eyes due to the strength of flashbangs in recent Call of Duty titles, and Modern Warfare 2 - specifically where Battle Hardened does little to help as an in-game perk - the developers have released an "inverted flash" setting.

The setting will work by changing the white flash of stuns and flashbangs to a black screen instead, making it safer for the eyes. It has quickly become a hit with players who are blinking out from behind their sunglasses.

Raven Software also confirmed that this addition will come to both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 players on all platforms.

All games should come with a blindness-safety feature

The blindness-safety feature was added to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive back in 2020, and many other titles have been quick to pick it up - even at the cost of losing some slight realism.

It should become an industry standard, especially given that it only positively impacts players' eyes, much akin to the colour blindness options.

With hope, Sledgehammer and Treyarch will follow suit by adding this into the 2023 and 2024 Call of Duty games to continue helping players' eye health.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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